The annual Lads and Dads match took place this year at Makins Fishery near Nuneaton. This formed part of a practice for the Angling Trust Cadet/Junior/Intermediate National taking place at the same venue in two weeks. We booked Lake 4 which is Makin’s big fish water with a large head of carp over 10lb plus huge shoals of 3lb+ bream.
The day itself saw changable conditions starting with overcast and a breif spell of rain before clear skies and warm weather. With the whole lake to ourself we spread out into 4 corners and the 4 pairs of adult and child had a section of lake to aim at.
In the end Ben Flower was top angler on the day with 50lb of mainly bream with a helping of carp but his partner Chris Finneran only managed to cature 23lb of carp with some bream meaning their total was 73lb. On the other side of the lake was the Jack and his dad who were catching fish for fish all day meaning that there weight was close together Jack had 37lb 1oz and his dad 37lb 10oz. The Hickman’s started perfectly but the fish seem to dispare in the middle part of the match however, son managed to beat dad. Mark had 11lb 2oz and son Kyle managed 16lb 8oz. Final pearing were the Sephton’s on the bottom of the lake Kev (dad) managed to hook some the monsters of the lake but failed to bank many of them he weighed an respectable total of 44lb 7oz, while son Yestyn found 16lb 1oz of Carp.