Bethwins Lower Pond – We had a full complement of anglers for this match with Jason Clarke filling the 8th slot. John Williams and Keith Hughes could not fish and were replaced by Dave and Alan Herbert. The weather for a change at this venue was not wet but was pleasantly warm but not overly sunny. There were still a large number of tadpoles in the lakes and again this seemed to deter the perch from feeding. This time Mick did not have problems with his trolley and managed to get from the car park to the lake intact. In another first for Bethwins two anglers caught American crayfish, which are not an indigenous species and hence were not returned to the water.
Vince Herringshaw fished red maggots on the pole and whip to catch 5-2-8 of perch to take first place. Vince fished on the second of the new pegs that were put in place last year.
In second place again with a catch of perch on the pole was Alan Herbert who weighed in 4-2-8.
Mick Greenway spent most of the match on the feeder fishing for carp but only managed 2 tench plus some perch to weigh in 2-15-0 to take third place.
Overall the Milliard Cup was won by Vince Herringshaw with 19points followed closely by Steve Simmonds with 18 points.