Good morning to you, the Weds club match was fished at Beggars Hall, wasn't looking forward to it what with the freezing temperatures lately it was going to be rock hard. I drew peg 7, not a bad peg. I made up a light feeder in the hopes that if I was lucky enough to get a carp it wasn't going to put up much of a fight. I cast to the island in front of me at about 40ish yards on a small maggot feeder with double red maggots as hook bait thinking if carp don't want it the silvers might. As expected it was a hard day - sat there for 3 hours not a touch so as it got colder I made myself a cup of soup and was just reaching for the flask and the tip went hard round got my first carp and a goodish one to boot. Cast back to the same spot and 10 mins later it went round again this time its a foul hooked fish caught in the tail and just before the landing net it come off bugger! or words to that effect. Caught 1 small roach for my days fishing and weighed in with 8lbs 5oz for 5th place.
1st place went to Stephen Foster with 45lbs 10oz, 2nd Ray Gibson with 36lbs 9oz, 3rd John Todd with 32lbs 14oz and 4th Jeff Pearson with 16lbs well done to all on a very cold day, pic is my peg 7.