There were nine of us at Hurston Match Pond and remembering last time we were there nobody left their brollies or wet weather gear behind this time. The weather turned out to be not as bad as forecast although we did have one heavy burst of rain. Bearing in mind the last match when quite a few found it difficult to catch it was good to see a few Carp willing to take a bait and even better to see the silver fish putting in an appearance with a couple of decent Bream, a lot of Roach and a few perch and small tench being caught.
The stream side pegs dominated and the top three weights came from here. In first place fishing the peg just before the reeds was Mick Greenway. This peg is a bit of a challenge as there are plenty of snags for the fish to run to, however Mick was up to the task and easily won the match with 20lb 8oz.
Gary Collins was on the same peg as last time we were here, so there is an argument that he now knows how to fish it, he had 10lb 9oz for second place.
Pond Warden Keith Hughes knows how to fish all the pegs on the pond but was somewhat distracted by repeated calls for help from Grandson Cody who seems intent on hooking every bit of the island that he could reach, even so Keith’s 8lb 15oz was good for third place.