Another fantastic turn out this week, which is amazing considering the awful weather. As always, the banter on the bank was good but then it’s easy to take the mick out of our lot… 😂
It was blowing a gale down the pond, making fishing the long pole impossible on most pegs.
First to catch was Sue Reid on Peg 9, quickly followed by Tony Males on Peg 1. However, it was a very slow start for most. As the match progressed it looked like the Carp had moved into the shallow end of the pond out of the cold wind because most of the anglers pegged at that end of the pond were now catching.
Ian Bradley on Peg 5 was fishing pole, catching odd Carp on 8mm hard pellets. Jim Marcer on Peg 31 was catching Carp down his margins, feeding casters with maggots on the hook. Ian Shaw was also catching well on Peg 24 – Ian was fishing meat down his margin and two plus two and kept rotating both lines.
In the final hour the wind started to calm down giving anglers a chance to present a bait properly and as a result the odd Carp was starting to be caught from other areas of the pond. Alas, it was too late to make an impact on the final weights.
1st Ian Shaw – 58lb 4oz
2nd Jim Marcer – 47lb 1oz
3rd Ian Bradly – 42lb 9oz
4th Tony Males – 28lb 9oz
Section 1 Sue Reid – 16lb 15oz
Section 2 Dave Meakin – 15lb 7oz