Match Report

Match:  W Sampson Cup
Venue:  Hurston Match Pond
Winner:  Vince Herringshaw
Runner Up:  Mike Kitchener
Third:  Steve Hanson


For the third week running we were fishing on the Hurston match lake and again had eight anglers fishing, including Carl Hadden who was fishing his first match with the club. There was a clear run through Hurston Lane this week with no water across the road. Overnight it had been colder but it turned out to be the hottest day of the year. Four pegs were set up on each side of the lake.

In the last few competitions, on the Match Lake, several bream had been caught and this week was no exception with 17 being caught. It was noticeable that they all came from swims that had access to the open water at the ends of the lake. The bream do not seem to have found their way down the channels either side of the island. The carp also seem to have moved around as Keith Hughes was fishing the same peg as he had fished the previous week and only caught 2 compared to the 5 the previous week. The carp were also caught in a different area of the peg and seem to have moved down towards the reed swim.

In first place, fishing the last platform on the stream side was Vince Herringshaw who caught 3 carp and 6 bream weighing 28-1-0. Vince fished the long pole in the deeper water at the end of the lake using maggot and pellet on the hook and feeding micro pellets and pinkies via a CAD pot.

Mike Kitchener, who has now become a regular at the matches, was in second place. He was fishing the second platform on the stream side and fished the long pole up towards the remains of the lily pads. He caught 5 bream, 2 carp and 1 tench weighing 18-11-0 on pellet and maggot.

In third place fishing the reed swim was Steve Hanson who caught 5 carp weighing 13-0-0.