The final leg of the Moss Cup was held on the Rother at Coultershaw on a dry day, which was also the hottest of the year so far. The river was low and looked in need of some extra water. With the high temperatures, weights were expected to be low for the six anglers who turned up. The proved not to be the case with some good sized chub, a good sized bream and some excellent bags of dace. As usual the match was a walk-off. All the top three weights were caught from the well- known swims, which have produced good weights in the past.
In first place was Mike Kitchener who was fishing the same swim where he won this match last year with a big bag of chub. This year he only caught 2 chub but this was backed up with a bag of dace and roach, including some good sized dace. He weighed in 13-5-0, all caught trotting maggots on a stick float using a rod and line.
Vince Herringshaw was in second place and fished the swim where the mill stream enters the river. This has produced some good bags in the past and is one of the favoured swims. Vince caught 1 chub and a bag of dace weighing 12 – 4 – 0. This were caught trotting maggots on a stick floats using a pole.
Keith Hughes was fishing the cattle drink swim and caught a 4 pound plus bream from behind the far bank bush. This coupled with a bag of dace and roach weighed 9 – 0 – 4
Mike Kitchener easily won the Moss Cup with a 100% record, winning all three matches in the series.