With the air temperature not getting above 5 degrees all day, the 13 teams of 3 fished round 4 of the Teams of Three Winter League, in proper winter conditions. With points being at a premium for all of the teams taking part, it was going to be down to the all important draw to decide who would get amongst the points on the day.With half of the series already completed, there are three teams leading the rest of the pack but the last three rounds can prove to be the saving grace for teams playing catch up, with anything possible as mother nature dictates the sport.
It turned out to be a day of low weights as the bitterly cold conditions made the going very hard for all but a few on all lakes. This weeks most productive bait was maggot on the hook with either micro pellets or small amounts of maggots as feed. with the points being shared around this week but Preston kept up their good show in the league, remaining top of the table, with Hinders Select & Team Fin still in with a chance of making the league crown their own, with just two rounds to go.
On the day, the top team was Jason’s Finest who took advantage of a good draw to end the match with 11 points. Second on the day were Preston with 12points and the third placed team on the day were Team Moaners with a hard earned 17 points.
1 – Steve Reynolds – Harlow Angling – Peg 2 – 74lbs 05ozs
2 – Kev Beavis – Rookery Waters – Peg 33 – 63lbs 01ozs
3 – Jimmy Brooks – Preston – Peg 47 – 52lbs 10ozs
4 – Richard Bond – Hinders – Peg 23 – 52lbs 02ozs
1 – Dave Rawlings – Jason’s finest – Peg 36 – 144lbs 08ozs
2 – Kev Shelly – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 32 – 26lbs 14ozs
3 – Andy Kleen – Spotted Fin – Peg 2 – 23lbs 06ozs
4 – Mark Pollard – Hinders – Peg 21 – 20lbs 14ozs
1 – Neil Smith – SAS – Peg 11 – 58lbs 03ozs
2 – Andy Adams – Pools fodder – Peg 4 – 39lbs 02ozs
3 – Josh Pace – Preston – Peg 18 – 37lbs 10ozs
4 – Darren Ogden – Rookery Waters – Peg 2 – 33lbs 12ozs
League Places after 4 rounds
Next Saturdays Winter Qualifier will be fished on Jay & Raven Lakes, draw at the Cafe at 08.45, fish 10.00 – 3.00, all welcome