Isn’t everything nice and green!! Yet again heavy showers – jacket on – jacket off - jacket on ….., until half hour to go then torrential rain and thunder - jacket staying on! The Coffin Dodgers were on Withy Pool today and for some reason there was a good turn out, probably due to the
Kingswood mob not having a match today. For the first time Colin held the draw in the Withy Pool car park.
I drew peg 47. A peg I have won both the Silvers and Carp from, so was chuffed with this peg. But not as pleased as Terry Bruton who drew peg 50 and ran to his peg, Terry was nearly set up by time I got to mine! I kept to my usual plan of fishing for the Silvers for the first half the match, then on to the Carp, but only if the Silvers dry up. I was fancying the left hand margin as I had caught some big Carp there in a previous match. However, I started on the caster and had a run of Ronnie’s, but the going was hard. I decided that 10lb would be sufficient to frame in the Silvers, so when I thought I had reached this target I went in to the Margin – nothing - not even a Ronald willing to play football with my paste. I then went out on the pellet at 7 metres and – nothing. I decided to fish paste on the same line and had a run of six Carp to 18lb 14oz, losing one through bad knot tying! I weighed 10lb 13oz of Silvers for second in the Silvers and 60lb 12oz of Carp for a total of 71lb 9oz and first overall and a pick up of £25. I did say at the weigh in that I had a twenty pounder in the net and would run home naked if it wasn’t. However, I didn’t account for it losing 1lb 2oz whilst in the keep net!!
So today it was a question of 1st – 2nd and 2nd – 1st.
1. Mike Nicholls 71-09-0 peg 47
Bob Warren 37-14-0 peg 49
3. Brian Sheppard 31-10-0 peg 74
4. Terry Bruton 31-01-0 peg 50
5. Martin Alexander 27-13-0 peg 53
Bob Feltham 24-10-0 peg 43
Bob Warren 24-08-0 peg 49
2. Mike Nicholls 10-13-0 peg 47
3. Colin Golding 8-12-0 peg 62