Hackett’s Lakes (Big Lake) – 1st September 2019

  1. Andy Kearsley     71lb 12oz
  2. Fred Barry           68lb 11oz
  3. Josh Derry           55lb 15oz

A total of 18 RoTAS warriors turned out to fish the popular Hackett’s Big Lake fishery.  The weather was rather chilly in contrast to the previous week, probably accounting for the fishing being tougher than we had hoped. On the day, the usual fliers (pegs 10-15) did not really perform.

Andy Kearsley took his first club win, catching both carp and skimmers from end peg 41.  ‘Irish’ Fred Barry settled for second spot from next door peg 42, catching carp on the method feeder.

Josh completed the frame, putting in a steady performance from peg 10 to take third place.

Charlotte Baker had a personal best carp with a fine fish of 14lb 10oz from peg 16, accounting for more than half of her 9th placed final weight of 25lb 10oz.

Sunday was the Knock-out Cup final, with Phil Johnson taking on Greg Wain.  As Phil was the first to get to the final it was him to draw first, resulting in Greg fishing the next peg to Phil’s right hand side.  Greg took an early lead and had Phil on the ropes for most of the match, until Phil landed one the resident big carp on his margin pole.  With Greg now knowing his lead was under pressure he just had to hope that Phil wouldn’t get anymore! Thankfully for Greg, Ricky soon called time on the match, giving Greg a narrow victory over Phil to take the KO Cup Trophy.

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