A great honour to fish the Bob Shurmer trophy and below is one of the photographs from the GAC archives of a match i won back in the 80's on the Thurlaston lake and Bob helped me to stretch the net out ,
Only 6 turned up for the match with many not turning up due to the expected poor weather. A hard frost greeted us which would prove to make the match a little tough !
All was calm and cold in the first part of the morning , it was the calm before the storm.
2 hours into the match a took a walk and Richard on peg 6 was feeling the cold
My Peg 2 office for the day
The match deteriorated after 2.5 hours as strong winds and rain started to hammer down and umbrellas started to get broken.
We all decided to end the match an hour earlier as it was quite clear proper angling was almost impossible . Most of us could not feel our fingers and the rain was soaking through our clothing. Managed winning with 4-4 from peg 2
Andy on peg claimed 2nd place with 1-10