This week for a change we fished our own knock-up match at the Vale Golf.
Stu Thomson won the match breaking the tonne barrier fishing his trusted corn method to weigh in 106lb 0oz from peg 8. Andy Mitchell came 2nd drawn on peg 10 catching long on corn and hard pellets short before switching to paste close in to weigh in 98lb 0oz. Robin Ballard on peg 18 was 3rd with 84lb 0oz, all with his hard pellet attack. Mark Birbeck after a slow start caught well on paste for 81lb 0oz while Rob Butcher (50lb) and Phil Seedhouse (43lb) struggled.Away from this match Doug Smith needed to stay close to home and decided to fish the Open at Woodland View on Arles pool. Doug caught 35lb for a section win and qualified for the section winners final later in the year.