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Sunday, 17 October 2021

Home Farm

Club match

1st Fred Hunt 68lbs 1oz
2nd Mark Halverson 46lbs 12oz
3rd Gary Pickard 28lbs 3oz
4th John Todd 26lbs 11oz

Club match
Club match

Gary's day

The small lake at Home Farm was today's venue with a bit of a chill in the air to start with. It was another new venue for me - I seem to be having a run of these - and a bit of a mystery. Mention of Home Farm in Rib Valley tackle brought a mention of lots of small carp - I think the info might have been a bit old - the carp have grown!

Fred got off to a flying start and did not look back as the rest of us struggled to catch up. I started on the long pole but it soon became clear the roach I was catching on 4mms were never going to compete. It was a lake of 2 halves with the far reed lined swims having steady start from the off whilst those of us on the caravan park side had a much slower start. It was a frustrating day even having me drag out a method feeder rod midway through - it didn't work. I had a final flurry of carp late on as the odd one cruised through just within range to end up with 6 and a few roach for 28lbs - not quite the 1 or 2 pounders I was expecting.

Fred and Mark ended up a clear top 2 but it was incredibly close for the last 2 framing places. Fred is to the left in the photo getting ready for the all in - after having working up a pre-match sweat with some gardening.

1st Fred Hunt 68lbs 1oz, 2nd Mark Halverson 46lbs 12oz, 3rd Gary Pickard 28lbs 3oz and 4th John Todd 26lbs 11oz.

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