The second match at the Sedges was fished in good sunshine but with a North Westerly breeze. Chris drew Peg 39 which is an absolute flyer most times. However he was only able to hook one carp all day and spent most of the rest catching a lot of small roach for 13lb. With the carp weighing in at 5lb it meant Chris totalled 18lb. This means he will not be able to qualify for the final on August Bank Holiday. He was not downhearted however as it meant he can aim for the silvers on the next match using caster instead of maggot and he can open the shop on August Bank Holiday Monday!
Lordy picked peg 34 out of the bucket this time and initially he was a bit disappointed as last time other anglers struggled in that general area. However, he persevered and having fed about three pints of caster over the day and a lot of meat he hooked and landed thirteen carp, some bream (caught shallow) and three eels of about a pound each (and he didn't even scream like a big Jessie!). Come the weigh in and he was pleasantly surprised to find that he had come second on the day and had qualified for the final - for the first time ever!