After a big effort to clear the weed on the day before (and many thanks to those that helped out) we were not quite sure how the Tench Pond would respond to 10 anglers. A number of anglers struggled in particular those on the road bank but round the rest of the pond there were plenty of Tench, albeit they tended to be on the small size.
Keith drew the top end of the pond and was wondering how he would do in the shallow water as previously this peg has proved a bit of a struggle. However, in this peg the weed clearing seemed to have activate the Tench and Keith caught steadily throughout the match and his 10lb 10oz was easily enough for the win.
Graham was drawn half way along the stream bank (it was rumoured that Phil had raked and practised in this swim earlier in the week) and was off to a flying start with a decent Tench almost straight away and although he did not catch a lot of fish his were of a better size than those caught by others and 7lb 8oz was good for a second place.
Phil was in the first peg on the stream bank and firstly had to come to an amicable agreement with Vince who was in the corner on the car park bank as to where they would each fish to. Phil had a few Tench, lost a good sized fish and also found some skimmers for 3lb 14oz and third place.