This match was fished with the Sportsmen Club so that we could take over the whole of Sumners Ribbon Lake. The lake was very low such that some anglers could set up their seatboxes on the mud in front of the platform. The weather was very poor with heavy rain and strong winds although the wind did ease off and the sun come out in the afternoon, allowing the kit to dry out. Despite the low conditions the fish fed well with barbel, roach, crucians and skimmer bream making up the main catches.
In first place was Paul Ward who was fishing two pegs down from the bridge on the clockwise side and caught 10 barbel mainly on the feeder to weigh in 33-2-0.
Richard LeDuc fished meat and caught some quality roach, skimmers and barbel on the long pole to weigh in 30-4-0 to take second place.
Mick Greenway was fishing next to the bridge and used meat to catch 7 barbel plus crucians and tench weighing 27-15-0 in total. Mick used the pole and caught the majority of his barbel either directly in front of him on his top kit or close in by the bridge.
The Sportsman’s match was won with 36-0-0 so overall a very close match.