Match Report

Match:  Ranson 1st Leg
Venue:  Passie Match Lake
Winner:  Paul Ward
Runner Up:  Keith Hughes
Third:  Vince Herringshaw


This match was originally scheduled for Hurston Match Lake but with this being closed this match and the second leg were moved to the Match Lake at Passies. The 11 anglers were pegged along the Bunker straight including a couple of pegs around the far corner. The day was grey with odd showers of rain and the weighing in was conducted in a heavy rain storm. Fortunately it was calm and there were none of the problems with the strong wind experienced in the last match. Overall the match was a success with over 300 pound of fish weighed in, mainly of F1s and carp. There were also some good sized perch caught along with skimmers for those who fished for them.In first place fishing the end peg closest to the car park was Paul Ward with 60-13-0 which was made up of 9 pounds of silverfish with the remainder being carp and F1s. Paul caught some carp on the feeder fished into the far corner along with F1s on the long pole on the far side.However the majority of his weight was caught in the last two hours in the near margins using meat and corn on the pole.

Second place was taken by Keith Hughes who weighed in 45-5-8.This consisted of 9 pound of silver fish caught on the long pole and the remainder F1s and carp caught on the long pole using chopped worm and caster.

Vince Herringshaw was in third place with 44-9-0 of F1s and carp mainly caught on dead red maggot using the method feeder.
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Paul Ward shows part of his winning net as darkness falls

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Ollie Kitchener (who out fished his dad on the day) displays his best perch