The first match of the RHAC season did not get off to a flying start with the majority of members failing to reach double figures. The Canal was not the only pool affected with others at Izaak Walton Fisheries also fishing poorly. Whether it was the recent frosts after an extended mild period or something else that turned the fish off, Kev Gear managed to buck the trend, with a weight of 50lb 12oz. Kevin won the match employing his favorite method of fishing maggot and expander pellet up in the water, catching most fish in the top 12 inches. Keeping things in the family Trev Gear took 2nd place, also with a good weight on the day of 34lb 7oz.