The 2014 Four Seasons Carp Cup took place on weekend of the 14th of February on Orchard Place Farm Tunbridge Wells on Lakes 7 & 8.
Looking ahead the weather was looking uncomfortable but good fishing weather with a bout of low pressure and high southwesterly winds coming in.
The draw took place with 23 pairs attending this year’s event, which was bound to make it an excellent event for 2014.
Fishing began at 12pm on the Friday afternoon with all pairs raring to go it was a eager start. Peg 2 on lake 8 Connor & Steve started the match with a corker a nice Mirror at 27.4lb giving them an early lead, which they would not lose for the whole of the weekend on lake 8. Peg 22 on lake 7 also got of too a good start, were Paul and Keith (Keith missing for a period going to buy a new bivvy due to his blowing up) landing a quick couple of fish 12.8lb & 16.02lb.
Lake 7 began to fish well with last year’s champions James and Dan bagging 3 fish that put them into the lead over night. Also Ben & Alex had bagged there first fish of the event from peg 12 in a 14.8lb Mirror.
As the night drew in the winds got up to an unbearable speed with 2 brollys completely broken and one taking a dip to the bottom of the lake. In these manic hours fish were caught from a few pairs Connor & Steve in peg 2 bagged another 2 nice fish at 19.6lb & 21.6lb, With Jack & Louis bagging there one and only fish of the event 18lb.
Saturday Morning came around with a few pairs having to leave due in the night with the high winds and some tragic bivvy disasters. Saying this Peg 22 was at it again with Keith & Paul landing a mint Common 30lb bang on the nose.. Most of the action on the Saturday comes from lake 7 with a number of fish being caught from Pegs 2,3,22 & 23, which was making lake 7 very close for the points. Lake 8 produced a few more fish from Pegs 2,6 & 9 all coming from the deeper water between the islands.
Sunday Morning came and what a lovely morning it turned into with most of the fish been caught and the results looking set on both lakes. A few hours came and went quickly on the Sunday morning and it was time for the competitors to pack up and get to the Café for a well earned Tea/Coffee and the prize giving.
The end Results read as per below.
1st 2013 Champions James & Dan 107.4lb
2nd Steve & Connor 103.6lb
3rd Keith & Paul 97.6lb
I would like to say a massive Thank you to all the competitors for a great match, Lee and Richard for excellent marshalling and also all the sponsors for the great prizes donated for the event.