The match took place in fine weather although a fresh breeze kept the temperatures down in the early morning. On arrival club members were made very welcome with complimentry coffee and tea being provided in the lodge. The fishery comprises of 4 lakes and the club members were soon spread out across all of them. Two members managed to catch their 4 fish limit although the fishing proved to be hard with only 18 fish being caught on the day.
It was romoured that Alan Purnell had not caught a fish by lunchtime and was very relaxed and sunning himself by the lodge after lunch when Colin Rogers awoke him and dragged him all the way down to lake 4 (quite a walk with all the gear!) Shortly after arriving at lake 4 Alan perked up and was soon catching fish, reaching his limit soon afterwards.
Fishing successes were down to an assortment of flies with perhaps the only fly standing out from the crowd being the ‘blue flash damsel’.
The result of the match was:
1st Brian Martin 6lb 4oz
2nd Alan Purnell 6lb 2oz
3rd Ray Jennings 5lb 8oz
Best Fish Ray Jennings 3lb 8oz