Crawley Angling Society held their latest match at the Ballast Hole near Pound Hill.
On an overcast day it was decidedly chilly compared to recent temperatures.
There was a good turnout for this match including seven-year-old Kieran Garman.
This lake holds a good head of quality roach and rudd but to win matches here carp would be almost certainly be needed.
At the draw Lenny Wells pulled peg seven at the far end of the lake out of the bag but, unfortunately, with the surface drift going in the opposite direction the fish were unlikely to be here. He tried various techniques and baits trying to find fish, method feeder, bomb and pellet waggler but to no avail.
It was four and a half hours before he caught his first fish, a carp on mixer biscuit.
After another hour he caught his second on the same method and ended the day with 14lbs 9ozs which was good enough for third place.
Leigh Holman pulled ‘the point’ swim and after trying various tactics caught seven carp. He used either floating baits or ‘pop up’ boilies fished mid depth. His fish gave him a total weight of 56lbs 9ozs and second place.
For the second match in a row ‘Biscuit’ Bruce Barnett was in top form. He was half way along the main bank and chose his favourite method, floating Chum mixer dog biscuits. He caught his first carp after only 15 minutes but had to wait another hour for his next fish.
After catching eight more for a total weight of 88lbs 3ozs he once again held top spot. Young Kieran also had an excellent day, catching 1lbs 5ozs of roach and dreams of one day becoming a top matchman.
Our next match is once again at the brilliant Fairlights fishery near East Grinstead on June 29th. If you fancy a fantastic day out then come along and join us. Details are in your membership book. Just turn up or phone either Bruce or Lenny if you need directions.