The 4th round of our Pairs League was held at Hatton Locks as a guest venue, ahead of the possibility of us taking on the stretch for the new season. Low temperatures in the weeks leading up to the match meant that catches were likely to be low and that is how it proved, with some of our established “stars” finding the going very tough, while others managed to grind out a decent number of fish. However amongst the blanks and the cold fingers there were also some terrific fish caught. A strategy that saw them spend very little time fishing the lock pounds and instead concentrating on the canal above led to a deserved victory for Carl and Leo as Team SHUK lead the way with 13 fish for a total of 251cm including bonuses. Potto chipped in with a cracking best Zed of 51cm, Felix had a chunky best perch of 36cm and Karl had the only pike of the day at 58cm all of which earned their teams an extra 5 bonus points.