The atrocious weather leading up to the match and forecast for the match day led to a lot of drop outs over the two days before the match and eventually only four braved it on a very wet and windy day. There were a few bonuses, very few walkers around the lake, the strong wind was blowing into the road bank and there was plenty of space for pegging.
Keith drew 3 just to the the right of the concrete block. This time he did take his feeder rod with him and set it up as the wind was very strong. However, he could not resist setting up his pole but restricted it to a top two plus two sections and found that he could hold it comfortably. After 10 or so minutes he started getting bites and stuck with it for the whole match catching Bream and Skimmers fishing maggot or corn over groundbait. His 46lb 14oz was good for first place.
Gary drew peg 2 by the first large Oak and as he usually does he fished the feeder all day. He found that fishing a shorter line that normal was where the fish were and caught his Bream on an open end feeder with maggot. He was just behind Keith with 39lb 4oz for second place.