Match winner Bob Lane. Bob had a clear plan in mind before the start of the match and it worked perfectly
18th March 2018
The beast from the East MKII had a devastating impact on round seventeen of the championship series with some anglers unable to get to the venue due to snow, whilst many who fished the match sat biteless and sadly blanked. Eighteen brave men faced bitingly cold conditions, a fierce easterly wind and snow flurry’s during the match – a stark contrast to the lovely early spring sunshine and 15c temperatures we had two days previously on the Friday. Royal Berkshire expert Bob Lane put his experience and knowledge of the venue to excellent use to score his second win of the series in this toughest of matches. Bob fished a small in-line maggot feeder tight to the island in a peg on the causeway bank in lake three to take 21-3-0 of F1’s, a superb catch in such difficult circumstances. Second placed angler Richard Day managed two carp, one a super fish of 14-12-0 which won the specimen on the day. Richard tempted the fish with double maggot presented close to a small tree stump in the margin to his right. Glen Briggs finished third with six F1’s for a weight of 8-12-0. Section winners were Perry Fairclough, Dave Mustoe and Keith Gibson. Glen Briggs goes to the top of the league table with Graham Fox in second spot. Mike Smith moves menacingly into fourth place and with only two matches left, all of the top league positions are still up for contention….
|Richard ‘Hit Man’ Day finished in second place and won the specimen on the day with this 14-12-0 carp||Glen Briggs took third place with these F1’s for a weight of 8-12-0 and is now top of the league table||Perry Fairclough had a decent carp down the edge early doors to finish fourth and win his section|
1 – Bob Lane – 21-3-0
2 – Richard Day – 17-6-0
3 – Glen Briggs – 8-12-0
Richard Day – Carp – 14-12-0
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