On the way to Canards Well for our breakfast Bela and I played our usual game of “translate the dashboard Hieroglyphics” – Temperature, Time and Radio Channel (without radio on). Today we tried from the clues pictured right.
I was surprised to find 26 booked in, obviously everyone is celebrating the end on Christmas, saying good bye to the couch. Plus it was a cost cutter.
I intended to only fish the waggler today so after going in to the draw tin and pulling peg 99 on Carey I was delighted. However, over the weekend Silvers pairs in didn’t fish that well. Nonetheless, I only set up the one rod choosing a larger than normal waggler due to the expected high winds which didn’t transpire (once again). On hindsight I should have changed to a smaller one after the first hour mark.
So it was caster over caster for the whole match. However, the feeding pattern was initially hard to work out as the Ronnie’s were all too ready to take the caster falling through the water. It was a question of feeding heavy and waiting for the fish to follow the bait down where they were far easier to catch as on the drop bites were frustratingly hard to hit, with the caster missing every time. The upshot was I kept a few Ronnie’s coming interrupted once by a 2lb bonus Skimmer for a total weight of 9lb 1oz and unfortunately one out on the Silvers coin by ounces. Nonetheless, I had a satisfying busy day.
The match was won by Don Sutherland (pictured right) with 55lb 7oz from peg 85. Don caught Carp on the straight lead with triple red maggot cast long around his swim and not feeding anything.
The Silvers was won by Gary O’Shea (pictured right coming back late from his peg) from un-fancied peg 80 with 16lb 11oz. Gary caught at 13 metres fishing red maggot or caster over GB.
- Don Sutherland 55-07-0 peg 85
- Nigel Easton 54-05-0 peg 118
- Phil Cardwell 50-04-0 peg 110
- Steve Cousins 48-15-0 peg 123
- Stu 40-01-0 peg 116
- Andy Powers 38-0-0 peg 73
- Gary O’Shea 16-15-0 peg 80
- Matt Parsons 14-11-0 peg 114
- Steve Long 9-13-0- peg 86
- Mike Nicholls 9-01-0m peg 99