Match Report

Match:  Pibworth Cup 2nd Leg
Venue:  Hurston Middle Pond
Winner:  Mike Kitchener
Runner Up:  Keith Hughes
Third:  Mick Greenway


The second leg of the Pibworth series was originally scheduled for the Tench Pond but some good mixed catches had been had from the Middle Pond so it was decided to fish the match on this pond. This time at Hurston the weather was fine and the evening was pleasantly warm. It was decided to fish at the end closest to the Tench Pond.

Mike Kitchener was fishing on the end peg which was closest to the Match Pond and cast out a feeder whilst he sorted his whip rig, which had tangled. He caught a carp almost immediately using pellet on the feeder and continued to use the feeder to take eight further carp using this method. He also caught one carp on the long pole. He continually catapulted pellets over to the far bank where he was catching the carp and this kept the carp there stopping them moving further down the lake to where the other anglers were fishing. The ten carp with a few rudd weighed 38-5-0 to easily win the match.

In second place was Keith Hughes who was fishing the end peg closest to the Tench Lake. He fished the long pole to catch 2 carp plus rudd on maggot weighing 10-8-8 in total.

Some of Ktch's winning catch
Some of Ktch’s winning catch
Keith with his carp
Keith with his carp

Fishing between Mike and Keith was Mick Greenway who did not catch a carp but caught a few rudd plus a good sized bream on the long pole to weigh in 3-12-0.

After two legs Mike Kitchener (19points) leads Mick Greenway (18 points).