With bright sun high pressure and a cool breeze conditions were always going to be tough, and with the way the yards are fishing, the 12 anglers who lined up for the draw must begin to doubt their own sanity!
Ian Holmes drew peg 13 on the Big Basin and snared 2 big skimmers on the feeder to go with his small fish for 4lb 1oz and a comfortable win.
2nd was Dave Dearman who drew the right hand end of the Gate basin (same as last week) and caught 90 fish to weigh 3lb. Next to Dave was Pete Sutton who had 2lb 5oz for 3rd.
All 3 anglers on the crane basin blanked and the 2 on the jetties in the big basin likewise did not get a bite. So the fishing continues to be as dire as we have ever known it at Stalham with no sign of a change! In the words of a certain Mr Harmer “roll on the Summer!”
As to the winter points Mr Dodson tightened his grip on the trophy this week with 4oz earning him yet another 16 points and extending his lead to, a surely unreachable, 65 points. Trev still has remarkably not blanked so far this winter.
Next week there will be no doubt be another episode of madness when we all turn up for 5hrs of struggling to catch…………………see you there……