Bethwins Lower Pond – The match at Bethwins continued the theme for this summer with rain showers throughout the day. The two new pegs on the Lower Pond were finished off by digging out and levelling the pegs for seatboxes. A new peg had been created on the Upper Pond and this gave us room for the 8 anglers who attended the match. The anglers were unsure what to expect in this match- would the carp show in the Lower Pond as they had in one of the previous matches? would the tench show in the Upper Pond and would the perch turn up in the numbers seen in previous matches.
On the Lower Pond, although the four anglers fished at various times for the carp, none were caught. There were also a large number of tadpoles in the Lower Pond (I don’t know what the collective noun for tadpoles is- a shoal?) and this may be the reason the catches of perch were lower than normal.
Fishing on one of the new pegs John Williams spent most of the match fishing for perch and weighed in 5-7-8 to finish first.
Glen Riley, a first timer at Bethwins, fishing on one of the old pegs caught 5-0-12 of perch for second place.
In third place was Vince Herringshaw who caught 2-2-0 of perch