Report: Sixteen Exeter members fished the rescheduled match at KiaOra Gold pond this Sunday in glorious sunshine. After the huge increase in temperatures over the week everyone was worried the carp would be spawning but on arrival at the lake most of the fish were simply cruising in the sun. Dave Walton made the most of carp alley, peg 33 to catch a total of 29k 700g which was enough to win and take the £65 prize. Starting on the straight lead down the gulley he managed a few carp in the first two hours with 8mm pellet. Then he fished the pole tight to the island mud bank, hooked fish steadily and managed to land most of them. Second Place went to Zac Newton from the open water peg 7, he totalled 27k 350g and won £45. Starting on the paste at 12m by the sunken cage he had two carp early before changing to a shallow rig. He caught the majority of his fish at 14.5m with 8mm pellet fished 18 inches deep. Brian Sussex won £20 for the low number ! section for his catch of 20k 550g from peg 8. He caught a couple of carp in the first few hours trying various methods before managing a good run of fish from his 6m line. Steve Hayman won the high number section from peg 21 with a catch of 23k, he had fun trying to land carp fishing up in the water close to the the floating island.
Top 5 anglers and weights: 1: Dave Walton (Exeter) Weight: 29k 700g 2: Zac Newton (Team ALS) Weight: 27k 350g 3: Steve Hayman (Exeter) Weight: 23k 4: Graham Davie (Exeter) Weight: 22k 100g 5: Brian Sussex (Exeter) Weight: 20k 550g