- Colin Elliot 38lb 8oz
- Mark Baker 35lb 13oz
- Nic Wort 31lb 7oz
A total of 18 RoTAS warriors turned out to fish the first of two matches at Makins, with the club having a return visit at the end of July. On this occasion we were pegged over two lakes, Repile and Snake on Phase 2.
Although conditions looked spot on, the fishing was a little slower than we had hoped. This was a real shame as the venue looks great, a very mature fishery with good depth and a variety of different fish species.
Colin Elliot (Captain of Team Scotland) took his first win of the season. Colin fished a feeder into the gap at peg 4 on Snake Pool, catching carp throughout most of the match. Colin’s weight was also enough to beat Nic Wort in the KO Cup!
Runner up on the day was Mark. He drew favoured peg 12 in the corner of Snake Pool, returning a weight of 35lb 13oz that consisted of a mix of 50/50 carp and skimmers.
Third place went to Nic Wort with 31lb 7oz, the highest placed angler on Reptile Pool (peg 18).
Although the venue fished hard, the match itself was one of the closest as regards weights, with little more than 10lb separating the top 7 places.
In the Knock Out Competition, successful anglers included Colin Elliot (beating Nic Wort) and Rick Smith (knocking out Shaun Townsend).