RIVER MATCH RESULT 28/02/2016 (RIVER DERWENT MATLOCK BATH)
The River was at a decent level this weekend unlike the previous few matches. The weather was set fair and all looked good for a decent match. Matlock Bath was the destination for the match and with a small field 12 there wasn't many bad Pegs in the bag.
It was a day for big Grayling, and no one had any bigger than David Clark who had 15 Grayling for a superb winning weight of 13lb. Daves 15 Graying averaged out at about 15oz a fish, but dave had 3 fish over a 1lb and his biggest Grayling weighed 1lb8oz. Dave was fishing from the new peg on the sandbank behind the back of the Pavilion, Peg 27A.
In second place was Malcolm Bent who was fishing from Peg 28 next to David Clark. Malc had 16 Grayling for a weight of 11.8, Malcs Grayling were also of good size with a couple over the 1lb mark. Malc also had a few Trout with one Rainbow well over the 4lb mark.
Third place went to Roger Stone fishing from Peg 15, Roger weighed 8.12 with a net of 20 Grayling. Unfortunately Roger failed to find the specimen Grayling, probably down to the fact that Rogers Peg is deep slow moving water.
In fourth place was Nigel Ellis fishing from Peg 37 in the shallows, Nigel weighed 8.2 with a net of 12 Grayling.
Lots of Grayling were caught today, with most anglers weighing 5lb of fish. The shallow Pegs were the best draw and are always good this time of year when the Grayling are shoaling up getting ready to spawn.