Lordy qualified for the final after just two matches he felt pretty confident that he would at last manage to produce a good performance when it really mattered. He drew peg 35 - of which he was very satisfied - next to Vic Bush. He started with paste and within 15 minutes had been smashed twice and landed a common carp of about 6lb. During this time Vic had hooked and landed a carp in excess of 15lb!
Having given up on the paste he reverted to meat and caster but struggled to get anything going. A double worm resulted in a perch of about 2lb and a little session on the single caster resulted in about 20 small roach and skimmer bream. Two hours in and he went back to the paste. This time it was more successful as he landed 5 carp and an eel within the hour until he ran out of paste! He had maintained the caster and meat feeding and an 8mm cube of "Spam" soon got the carp going again.
He ended up with 16 carp, including a weigher of 12lb 8oz to finish with 98lb - a very enjoyable day's fishing. Bob Gullet won the day and Nick Fuidge and John Fuidge were second and third.
Next week? The Sedges Autumn league starts on the Canal Lake.