A small turnout and another match at the venue meant a change to the Horseshoe Pool. After a period of heavy rain, warmer and more settled conditions promised better results. The horseshoe pool however was not giving up it’s fish without a fight. It was a day when the main competition would be from the trees bushes and underwater snags that proliferate the Horseshoe. Despite losing several rigs and numerous fish Kevin Gear took the win; with 35lb 5oz, coaxing bites by fishing close in to the snags.
Gale Force winds and torrential rain was the forecast, so rods over over poles won the day. Adam Harborow took 84lb of carp; the largest weighing in at 12lb to win the match. The majority of fish were taken on punched meat fished with micro pellets on a banjo feeder, with the rest on pellet waggler up in the water. Paste down the edge also took fish in other pegs, but very little was caught on the long pole.