The evening matches continued with another very warm dry night although there was a strong chilly wind blowing from Peg 13 across the lake. The anglers were spread evenly around the lake to try and nullify the normal advantages that Pegs 1 and 15 have. The regular matchmen were joined by newcomer, Barry Mellor who had fished the Charity match the previous Sunday, as a return to match angling. Catches were Carp, of various sizes, with only an Eel as the solitary non-carp fish caught, which was not surprising since everyone fished specifically for carp.
Mick Greenway was fishing Peg 14 and struggled for the first hour of the match without a bite, fishing the pole in the margins or on a top kit plus two line. He switched over to fishing the hybrid feeder to the island and caught a couple of small Carp. He had continued to feed pellets and hemp to the tree to his right and the margin on his left. He found the Carp had moved into the tree on his left and he fished paste on the pole to catch an Eel and seven further Carp to weigh in 40-8-0 to win the match.
On Peg 6 was Barry Meller who was steadily catching Carp fishing bomb and pellet to the island. The fish stopped feeding over by the island and Barry switched to fishing paste on the pole under the tree to his left. He weighed in 37-2-0 to take second place.
Jon Arnold fished the feeder on Peg 15 and caught several carp fishing across to the island before moving fishing to his left where there is bank of brambles, which extend out and into the water. He caught several carp from this area but also lost a lot as they moved rapidly into the brambles. However, he still weighed in 26-2-0 to take third place.
After three rounds Jon (27 points) leads Gary Collins (25 points) in the Evening Series