Once again the John Moore Pike Trophy was competed for in the dying days of the year. This time we fished in possibly the severest conditions yet, with the thermometer at minus 5 in the Fen Drayton lakes car park. Luckily this year’s venue, Holywell Pond was ice free allowing the match to take place. The fishing started very slowly with no action for anyone for the first hour and a half. But with a bit of early morning sun on the water seemed to awaken the fish as last year’s champ Robin hooked a decent fish.
On the scales it went thirteen pounds and on a tough day we thought it would be the decider.
Robins lead was briefly in doubt when Kev had a couple of dropped bites and one landed but at four pounds it was no threat. Robin sealed the deal with an additional four pounder to extend his lead. With the flurry of action over the Pond returned to its moody former self. So, as is becoming traditional, Robin is 2016’s champion!
2016 John Moore Pike Trophy