Su­per­cup 2016

Angling Times (UK) - - MATCH NEWS -

that, I think, was the key.

“You need a dif­fer­ent type of ap­proach when you get to the sharp end of a com­pe­ti­tion like this – you al­most have to be pro­fes­sional. When we tot­ted up the scored we av­er­aged four points a man, which we felt would be enough to get us into the top three.

“Your aim is to win, though, and do­ing that made all the miles we drove worth it. It’s also nice for the lads to win a semi, as we’ve never quite man­aged it be­fore in the Su­per­cup.”

Prac­tice had sorted Campbell and Match Lakes, which meant more time was de­voted to mas­ter­ing Spring and Lodge, as th­ese were go­ing to be the tricky wa­ters. On Spring, the scores were good, Andy Gale fin­ish­ing sec­ond in his sec­tion with 70lb of skim­mers.

Only on Lodge Lake was there a stum­ble as Carl Sum­n­ers scored 10 points. Else­where, James Heaps won the Match Lake, Alan Oakes and Tom Cole fin­ished third in sec­tion on Campbell and Dave Carter was fifth on Spring.

“Campbell suited our style of fish­ing – go­ing for big, old carp that were al­ways go­ing to feed late in the day,” ex­plained Steve.

“On the Match Lake, we found that fish­ing the bomb to the is­land and then meat and caster on light rigs on the pole worked for the F1s.

“On Spring, the plan was to nab a carp early and then set­tle down to catch­ing the skim­mers us­ing chopped worm and pellet be­fore try­ing again for some carp later.

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