Snake Lake (22 pegs)
Things were desperate in the cold, and scratching tactics came to the fore for many.
Former England man Stu Conroy relied on his canal fishing experience to take 49-0-0 of F1s and a few ide on maggot from peg 49, fishing light rigs across to the far bank at 12m.
Ross Wightman followed with 35-2-0 of F1s from peg 25, as he too used maggot across and down the middle into the deep water at 6m.
Result: 1 Stu Conroy, Kamasan/Sensas, 49-0-0; 2 R Wightman, Drennan NW, 35-2-0; 3 M Pleavin, Lionel’s Tackle, 24-8-0; 4 Steve Conroy, Drennan NW, 21-2-0; 5 N Rogerson, Ashton Angling Supplies, 20-2-0; 6 S Birchall, Challinor Sports, 14-2-0.