Mirror-like lake surfaces look good but can make the fishing very difficult. Experienced Irish festival regular, Rod Scott, drawn end peg 1 at Church Shore on Garadice Lake knew that a positive feeder-only attack would give the best chance of a weight.
Casting past 50m, the Northwich tackle dealer kept hybrids coming steadily all day before a burst of better fish in the last half an hour sealed the lake win with 20.180kgs.
Rod and partner Michael Buchwalder have moved into 5th place going into the last day. Tomorrow one of them will be at Killadeas, where the fishing has got stronger as the week has gone on.
While Rod Scott was storming to the lake win, over on the other end peg, 14, David Herron was quietly plugging away on the feeder as well. His 17.280kgs contained a lot of small fish, but he also got amongst the better hybrids.
The Co. Tyrone rod used double red maggot on the hook and got through 2 pints of casters and 3/4kg of chopped worm. A recent convert to window feeders, he used a 20g model to pick off his fish.
Daiwa Cup front-runner Adam Wakelin drew Lough Scur peg 13, a peg that had not produced massive weights all week. He fished a sensible match for small roach, perch and hybrids on the pole to keep his nose in front with 14kgs.
Day Four Results Summary
1st: Rob Wootton & Adam Wakelin 145.030kgs
2nd: Darren Davies & Bob Nudd 105.550kgs
3rd: Steve Ringer & Phil Ringer 104.680kgs
4th: Grant Albutt & James Hawkins 102.980kgs
5th: Rod Scott & Michael Buchwalder 99.520kgs
6th: Neil Parkinson & Lee Klimczuk 88.950kg
7th: Carl Blurton & Boyden Krodniskey 87.930kgs
8th: Cameron Hughes & Nathan Hughes 87.270kgs
9th: Shane Dunne & Rory Dunne 85.080kgs
10th: Paul Keeley & Lee Addy 84.650kgs
Daiwa Cup Ranking
1st: Adam Wakelin 84.910kgs
2nd: Steve Ringer 65.720kgs
3rd: Carl Blurton 63.510kgs
4th: Grant Albutt 63.150kgs
5th: Rod Scott 61.050kgs
6th: Rob Wootton 60.120kgs
7th: Cameron Hughes 53.980kgs
8th: Cathal Hughes 53.750kgs
9th: Bob Nudd 53.350kgs
10th: Darren Davies 52.200kgs
Top Weights by County Section
Section 1: Leigh Giles 22.400kgs
Section 2: Bob Nudd 18.270kgs
Section 3: Ulrich Prehn 13.150kgs
Section 4: Dean Barlow 18.930kgs
Section 5: Rod Scott 20.180kgs
Day Four Overall
1st: Leigh Giles 22.400kgs peg 2 Lough Erne Killadeas
2nd: Rod Scott 20.990 peg 1 Garadice Church Shore
3rd: Dean Barlow 18.930kgs peg 10 Brackley Lake
For your information:
Section 1 is Killadeas and Airport on Lower Lough Erne, and Crom River and Turfhouse on Upper Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh
Section 2 is Kiltybardan Lake, Lough Scur and Haughton’s Shore on Lake Garadice, Co. Leitrim
Section 3 is Ross Lough and Horse Island in Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh
Section 4 is Brackley Lake and Bunerky Lake, Co. Cavan
Section 5 is Church Shore and Connolly’s Shore, Garadice Lake, Co Leitrim