The previous week had seen low temperatures and falls of snow which resulted in half of Stemps Pond being frozen, despite rain and an increase in temperature on Saturday. There was also heavy rain forecast for the Sunday morning and this with the results from recent Stemps matches resulted in a low attendance. The rain never materialised although there was very heavy rain in Worthing- in fact the sun came out in the latter stages of the match.
As in previous matches a cormorant was flying around throughout the match although it could not land on Cart as this was frozen. The highest rated pegs that were not frozen were used for the match. Again this was a match of few bites although Colin had caught a good sized skimmer and roach in the first couple of hours with no one else having a bite. This was the situation until the last hour when Mick found where the carp were congregated in Peg 1.
In first place was Mick Greenway, fishing Peg 1, who caught 8 carp in the last hour. These weighed 21-6-0 and were caught on dead maggot fished on the long pole.
Colin Bridger was fishing Peg 10 and caught a good sized skimmer and a roach weighing 1-15-0. These were caught on the long pole using maggot.