Craig ‘Trig’ Edmunds and his partner Pemb Wrighting had a brilliant result at the two-day event at Moorlands Farm last week. Here’s Craig’s write-up of the event. 

Over the last couple of days I fished the pairs match at Moorlands Farm with my partner Pemb Wrighting.

On the Friday I drew peg 9 on Middle, which is a lake that I had never fished before, so wasn’t sure what to expect. 

I had been told that it was mostly F1’s, with a good head of skimmers and with some carp to go at too. As it turned out, I had plenty of bites to end up with 73lb, made up of around 45lb of F1s, with the rest being small skimmers caught on worm. It was really enjoyable fishing, and I finished up second in the section. 

Pemb did brilliantly to win his section with 133lb on Island peg 2, so a really good start, and all still to play for on day 2. 

Day 2 and I drew peg 19 on Moors. Again, a lake that I had never fished before. I had a few fish on hard pellets early, before catching some skimmers and F1s on casters shallow. I then had a good run of F1s short on meat, but felt I needed some carp to frame, so spent the last hour down the edge for seven carp on meat or corn for 98lb, to win the lake. 

Pemb did what Pemb does and had a superb 166lb of F1s on peg 46 on High Meadow to win his lake. This gave us a total of 5 points which was the same as Kieran and John, but we managed to edge them by 40lb on weight to win overall. Well done to the both of them, who put in brilliant performances each day and to the other framers. 

A really enjoyable two days. It was proper thinking fishing, which I love, with you having to chop and change to keep bites coming. Thanks to Simon Jones and the Grant Albutt family for putting on a great little event with plenty of laughs especially the Friday evening watching the football. 

Moorlands was the first commercial I fished over 25 years ago as a young lad so it’s great to see it in good hands. It will definitely be one to put in the calendar for next year! 

Craig ‘Trigg’ Edmunds