Numbers were down for last Wednesday’s veterans’ match at Lakeview Fishery where the serpent proved a difficult lake to get the fish interested.
Cliff Adcock located some of the bigger fish and they swung the match in his favour. He had to change his line of attack regularly, but fishing maggot and pellet he built his weight up to 42lb.
Roger Holmes was close behind with 39lb, but he only had the fish feeding late in the match, fishing pellet shallow.
Ian Donaldson thought he had caught Roger as he also found bites late on, but he came up short with 32lb.
A long spell of consistent temperatures is needed to even up the match weights with the fish tending to shoal up depending upon wind direction.
* The numbers were also down at Saturday’s match, but reef did provide good sport for most.
Pete Sisson was into the fish from the start and caught throughout, using a maggot attack across to the island.
His final weight of 85lb was well ahead of John Cooke who also fished maggot, down the track, but could only manage 69lb.
Roger Holmes was third with 44lb and Cliff Adcock fourth with 36lb.
The league is now beginning to take shape, but there is still plenty of time for challengers as the league runs until the first week of September.