Sunday dawns this week with no frost and barely any wind (although this changed later) and the 19 competitors lined up for the covid secure draw in a slightly more optimistic mood than last week!
Chris Tims drew peg 16 which was between the boats at the end of the road in the big basin and proceeded to catch roach, rudd and perch from start to finish of the match to put a winning weight 10lb 9oz on the scales. Further round on the 4th Jetty Pete Sutton had 4 skimmers and small fish for 7lb 1oz and 2nd place followed by Trev “the jetty” Dodson on the 3rd jetty (again) with 6lb 3oz for 3rd.
In the pairs Chris Tims and Steve Docwra came out on top with a combined weight of 11lb 14oz
Overall the yards fished better this week with only 5 blanks out of 19, 4 of which were in the Crane Basin with only Dave Edgerton bucking the trend and catching 1lb in the last hour to win his section.
The fishing is a long way from good but at least there were bites to be had in most areas. Next week it is the Christmas Match combined with the charity match in memory of Dave Agass – so bring a prize/bottle/ chocs plus it will cost you an extra £5 to fish this week……………See you there