Match Report

Match:  Ranson Cup 1st Leg
Venue:  Hurston Match Pond
Winner:  Mike Kitchener
30 - 0 - 4
Runner Up:  Keith Hughes
19 - 15 - 8
Third:  Vince Herringshaw
16 - 4 - 4


Again it was a very mild day although there had been heavy rain on the Friday and Saturday before the match. Carp could be seen swimming round and hopes were high for some reasonable catches. This turned out to be the case with 5 double figure catches for the 8 anglers who were fishing. A new innovation set up by Kitch at the matches at Hurston, now that we have the hut for storage, is bacon rolls and a hot drink before the match – thanks this is much appreciated. During the match there was occasional drizzle which was not sufficient to get out the umbrellas.

There were very few small fish caught with the main catches being carp, bream and tench. The only person to catch any number of small fish was Ollie Kitchener who had several small perch. The eight anglers who turned up were split equally on both sides of the lake with pegs 1,5,6,7,8,10,11 and 14 being used.In first place fishing on peg 1 was Mike Kitchener (below) who caught 1 bream and 7 carp weighing 30-0-4. These were all caught on the pole either at 11 metres or in the margins using maggots as bait.
Kitch takes the 1st Leg with this bag of carp
Keith Hughes, on peg 5, was in second place and caught 1 bream and 5 carp on the long pole fishing down the main track. These weighed 19-15-8.

Keith with his second place catch
Vince Herringshaw was fishing on peg 14 and mentioned that he had never caught a tench from the Match Lake at Hurston. He duly caught one and this coupled with 4 carp gave him a weight of 16-4-4 and third place. He caught one of the carp within the first fifteen minutes. These again were caught on the long pole using maggots as bait.