Anyone interested in a trip to Holland from 27th May to 5th June 2011? Party of 6 going but 2 cabins booked so room for 2 more. Good Bream fishing with Carp, Big Ide and Roach also featuring. Restaurant on site with excellent food.Contact Bob Feltham on 07789 201735.
I got a picture of a rarity today – a four wheel drive trolley (pictured right) designed and built by Martin Rayet, sponsored by Dave Tippet.
Back to Boyd Valley for the last time for a few weeks. I drew peg 7. As I fish for Silvers I don’t really mind where I drew but do like a bit of bank side cover, which peg 7 doesn’t offer. I was sandwich between the two Martins, Rayet on peg 6 and McMahon on 8. I set up my usual Ronnie rigs and as usual caught straight away with caster hook bait over loose fed caster. The fishing was much harder than previous matches but the Ronnie’s were averaging bigger. The weather conditions didn’t help as the swim occasional went flat calm making it difficult to hit the bites. I wish I had started a Skimmer line as Martin Rayet was catching a few on pellet, this would also give the Ronnie’s a rest. I did have a difficult last ¾ hour, but still managed to put 30lb of Ronnie’s on the scales. This put me 1st in the Silvers and 4th overall.
The match was won by Martin McMahon (pictured right) ith 68lb 14oz on peg 8. Martin started fishing shallow (1 foot) at 13 metres with hair rigged banded hard 8mm pellet loose feeding hard 6’s, which accounted for half his weight. The other half he caught in his LH margin fishing exactly the same but tipping the bottom. Martin feed 2 pints of 6’s throughout the match.
1. Martin McMahon 68-14-0 peg 8
2. Shaun Townsend 42-01-0 peg 2
3. Rich Lacey 31-06-0 peg 12
4. Mike Nicholls 30-0-0 peg 7
5. Leyton Palmer 26-08-0 peg 1
6. Dave Haines 25-05-0 peg 5
1. Mike Nicholls 30-0-0 peg 7
2. Shaun Townsend 24-0-0 peg 2