Match Report

Match:  Milliard 2nd Leg
Venue:  Bethwins Lower Pond
Winner:  Steve Simmonds
Runner Up:  Vince Herringshaw
Third:  Mick Greenway


Surprising the weather was fine again for a match at Bethwins. There were only 6 anglers booked in for the match and these included a new member, Tim Evans. The anglers were allocated the opposite pond to that they had fished in the first leg, with Tim taking the place of one of the other anglers on the Upper pond. The fishing was a real struggle with no carp being weighed in on the Upper Pond although Tim did catch one off of the surface using floating tactics which are not allowed at Bethwins. For a change a carp was caught on the Lower Lake and this easily won the match on this pond and also overall.

Steve Simmonds, fishing the same peg that Kitch had fished in the first leg, was in first place with a weight of 14-1-0 which included a carp of 11-3-0, with the rest made up of perch. Steve caught the carp on the long pole and had previously hooked and lost a carp, fishing in the middle of the pond using maggots. The carp he landed was also hooked on maggots but the down side was it broke the top three sections of his pole.

Vince Herringshaw, on the first peg on this pond, was in second place with 3-2-4 of perch caught on the whip, although he did lose a couple of carp.

In third place was Mick Greenway, fishing on the dam, with 2-0-12 of perch caught on the whip.

Overall Steve Simmonds and Vince Herringshaw had the same number of points (19points) with Steve taking the Milliard Cup with the heavier weight.
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Steve Simmonds with his ‘pole breaking’ carp of 11-3-0