Well I had to settle for second overall 😊 as I could only muster half the weight I needed and got bashed up off the peg to my right by Dave Stretch Armstrong 24.14.0.
I had 12.2.0 - and struggled throughout the match trying to combat the strong wind and heavy tow. Gambled on the big skimmers coming in close to any of my Three 6 metre lines - thought the Corn and Meat might do some damage today but wasn't to be.
Dave Smith Lanes bait 3 points
In the final winter league blog I made reference to this 4 match series and how I spent most the match watching Danny catch skimmers because I had a very important 3rd round the following week. After two rounds I was sitting top of the pile on weight advantage something that I'm not use too. With 3 from 4 to count one more section win would maybe do it if my only rival didn't match my scores over the last two rounds.
Dave was before me to dip
That's it all over until November - how did I do?
Well not as good as I'd hoped when it all began last Autumn and 72 anglers set off on a quest for glory. Little did 71 anglers know that a certain Mr Phil Canning was in the mood to dominate, and boy did he dominate, leading from the first match and staying at the very top for every round. I take my hat off to this lad when I think back to a few draws that a lesser angler would have slipped up, he still managed to score well.