The second leg of the Parfrement Cup series was held at Petworth Park, initially under calm but overcast conditions. There seemed to be a lot of fish activity but the first bream was not caught until an hour of the match had elapsed. The weather forecast was for rain later but the rain came early and most of the match was fished in drizzle with some very heavy showers. Fortunately the wind also picked up providing ideal conditions for bream fishing. All the anglers were pegged along the roadside bank. A good sign was the number of skimmers caught which hopefully bodes well for the future.
In first place was Gary Collins, who spends a lot of time pleasure fishing at Petworth Park, with 20 bream weighing 80-9-0. He fished a cage feeder with different pellets to catch the fish. He was furthest south on the bank just before the large tree. Although bags over 100lb have been reported by pleasure anglers this catch is a new match record for the venue.
Mick Greenway was fishing the third swim along the roadside bank next to the bush. He could only catch small fish on the feeder and changed over to the long pole to catch 6 bream on dead maggots or pellets. These coupled with several skimmers weighed 26-10-0 to take second place.
Vince Herringshaw was fishing next to Gary and persisted with fishing the pole rather than changing over to the feeder. He caught 4 bream and bits to weigh in 19-14-8.
Overall the Parfrement Trophy was won by Steve Simmonds (16 points) from Ray Huskisson (14 points).