It was a full turn out for the Triple Cup between Bishop's Stortford / Abbey Cross / Saffron Walden with each side fielding 12 anglers (thanks Phil for taking one for the team as we had too many on the day). The venue for the day was Abbey Cross's Taylor's Lakes near Bishop's Stortford. It was my first visit here and they were bigger than expected from the little glimpses you see when you walk along the Stort. With lily beds dotted around most swims it also looked very fishy.
The match was definitely going to be one of 2 lakes with the Top Lake fishing a lot better than the Car Park Lake and with weights likely to be pretty close throughout all the teams were in with a shout. My home for the day was peg 45 on the Top Lake and it looked pretty good with some cover. It was a lot shallower than expected though at around 3 1/2 - 4 ft. We all had a lesson from Jeff Pearson a couple of pegs to my left as to how to fish Taylor's who had a great net of bream fishing patiently on a long pole for a winning 27lbs 4oz. My day was busy catching lots of small fish for middle table respectability with 4lbs but failing to hook into any bonus fish.
Abbey Cross made good use of their venue knowledge to win with 68 points and then it was very tight with Bishop's Stortford on 81and Saffron Walden 84. Many thanks to Abbey Cross for hosting - can't wait for next year.