Decoy Lakes (Yew Pool) – 18th August 2019

  1. Rick Smith        171lb  5oz
  2. Colin Elliott       155lb  4oz
  3. Greg Wain        153lb 11oz

A total of 17 anglers fished this match, returning excellent weights that all exceeded 34lb. It produced the first win of the season for Rick Smith, who dominated the match from peg 20 – catching on bomb and pellet for most of the match, followed by paste in the margins for the last hour.

Colin drew peg 28 and made the most of the spare pegs either side of him. He fished a method feeder to the far bank to amass 155lb 4oz for 2nd place.

Greg Wain struggled for the first half of the match before switching to paste and slaying some margin mud pigs for 153lb 11oz from peg 7.

In the Knock-out Competition, Greg Wain defeated Richard Nickels and he will now face Phil Johnson in the final.

A new record ide was also caught – a specimen fish of exactly 4lb, landed by Mark Baker.