Match Lake (F. Richmond Trophy)
- Mike Atherton 214lb 0oz
- Mark Baker 193lb 15oz
- Rick Smith 180lb 1oz
A total of 19 anglers fished this match, on a day when astonishing weights confirmed that the fishery was in the best form that RoTAS has ever known. Mike Atherton drew peg 11 and fished the paste on three lines to secure his third win of the year. Mike’s 214lb also beat the previous match weight record set by Mark Baker 5 years ago at the same venue.
Meanwhile, Mark himself had to settle for 2nd spot with an impressive 193lb 15oz of carp caught on both long pole and the margins, taken on double corn at peg 19.
Third place went to Rick Smith with another staggering 180lb from peg 31.
All in all there were nine 100lb+ weights and a further three anglers had nets of over 90lb!! Well over 1900lb of fish were landed in total!