Away Day at Peatling
In the first
"Away Day" match of 2019, twelve members fished at Peatling lake "C". On such a prolific
venue the results were a little disappointing and it just goes to show that the fishing is pretty tough wherever
you go at the moment .
Kevin Hirons took the top spot on the day with a respectable weight of 33lb 15oz. It was quite a
close battle with Mick Nash though. With Kev on peg 11 and Mick on peg 23 it was touch and go throughout. Kev just
pulled ahead in the dying moments to leave Mick in the runner-up position 3lb or so behind with 30lb 1oz.
Section 1 went to Den Porter on peg 12. Den weighing in with 18lb 6oz. Keith Macfarlane's 26lb
5oz from peg 13 was enough to take the Section 2 prize.
In the dying
embers of 2018 twelve members fished a Sweepstake match on Colver. The winner and second place coming from
adjoining pegs! The rather bizarre thing was that they were actually nine pegs apart!!!
There was a rumour circulating the matchmen that Keith had been at the cooking sherry that morning, as Den Porter,
on peg 31, had nine empty pegs on either side if him... .
One person who wasn't complaining, though, was Den!! Weighing in with 59lb 10oz Den ended the
year on a high with an easy win. Runner-up was Gavin Norton. Gavin caught well from the off on peg 21 and it
looked as if it would be a close battle with Den. But in the last couple of hours the fish dried up leaving Gav
with 41lb 11oz for second place.
It was good to see Mick Davis back on the bank again after a difficult year and he took the top
weight on the low numbered bank. His 26lb 7oz of bread caught fish earning him the Section 1 prize from peg 4.
Steve Beckhurst taking section 2 from peg 18 with 22lb 8oz.
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