Match Report

Match:  Parfrement Cup 1st Leg
Venue:  Petworth Park
Winner:  Kevin Leighfield
27 - 10 - 0
Runner Up:  John Williams
15 - 9 - 12
Third:  Gary Collins
12 - 11 - 0


On a very still morning ten anglers turned up to fish the first leg of the Parfrement Cup. Any wind was blowing from the roadside bank which meant that it was flat calm along this bank. This fishery needs the wind blowing onto this bank for the bream to come in close to be caught on the pole line and this proved to be the case with no bream being caught on the pole line on this bank. Nine anglers were pegged along the roadside bank with one angler behind the first island. Very few bream were caught although two tench close to 5 pounds were caught.In first place fishing to the right of the concrete slab was Kevin Leighfield who used the groundbait feeder with worm or dead maggot to catch 7 bream. These bream 27-1-0 and enabled Kevin to easily win the match. Kevin was casting much further than other anglers along this bank
Kevins catch of bream

Kevins catch of bream

In second place fishing behind the island was John Williams who caught a tench, bream , skimmers and silverfish to weigh in 15-9-12. John would have had more silverfish but he had problems with pike which tended to put them down. Unusually John stayed the full length of the match, which is an unusual occurrence for him.
John with his mixed bag of fish

John with his mixed bag of fish

Gary Collins was fishing on the concrete slab next to Kevin and caught 3 bream on the feeder to weigh in 12-11-0.