There was a sharp frost on the previous night but Passies Match Lake fished well with 11 double figure weights. We were pegged along the Bunker Straight as other parts of the lake are suffering from weed – it is not only Hurston and The Granary that have the problem. The weather stayed dry and sunny and the temperature increased over the course of the match. However some of the anglers were in the shade of the trees and did not have the benefit of the sun on their backs.
In first place was Phil Tubb who was fishing the peg after the bridge. He started catching skimmers on the long pole and then switched over to fishing the feeder on the far side corner. He weighed in 57-13-0 to easily win the match.
Fishing at the other end of the Bunker Straight (one peg down from the corner) was Steve Pentecost who caught most of his fish on the feeder but did manage one carp on a single maggot on the pole. The carp weighed 24lb and with silverfish caught on the pole gave him a total weight of 30-6-0.
Fishing the second peg from the bunker was Gary Collins who used the feeder and pole to catch carp weighing 28-8-0 to take third place.
After the three legs of the Presidents Cup Phil Tubb (26 points) was the winner from Mick Greenway (21points)