Thursday, 11 April 2013

Thursday 11/04/2013 - Bathampton AA - Over 55's and Disabled - Withy Pool

After picking up Bob Warren and a breakfast at Asda it was off to Withy Pool. Where we welcomed new Dodger Charlie Barnes who is pictured right holding court with three other – last of the Summer Wine Dodgers.
In to the new tight fitting purple draw bag and out comes peg 42. All through the winter this peg hasn’t produce much if anything at all, but I was looking forward to reversing this – bit too optimistic as it happens.
I initially set up the one rig – 4x16 jolly. Peg 42 is only 13 metres wide with 5 metres easily reaching the deepest part of the swim. I choose to fish here as the water is extremely clear. Starting on the dead maggot over GB resulted in immediate bites from small Ronnie’s. This lasted about an hour before the swim completely died. I decided that the only way to coin was to catch a Carp, so I set up a 4x14 Jolly to ne fished up the far bank in 4 foot of water. I kept some micro and dead maggot going in but alas nothing not even a Ronnie.
I sat it out for two hours until one hour to go and as I was on the scales packed up early. My 15 small fish weighed a mere 1lb 13oz. The problem with this peg was the fact the water was so clear with the fish not willing to come close. I now wish I had gone down Viaduct with matey Chris Rolfe.
The match was won by Bob “Medium Sliced” Price (pictured right with the Silvers winner) with two Carp weighing 23lb 3oz from peg 59. Bob caught his first Carp first put in and the second one last put in (he must have been bored in between). Bob caught of 6mm expander over soft pellet.
The Silvers was won by Bath expat Rich Coles from peg 58. Rich had one 3lb Beam and a good few decent Perch taking his weight to 14lb 5oz. Rich caught on maggot over GB. Most of the top Silvers weights were boosted by Perch.
The most exciting part of the day was breaking in to Charlie Barnes Van because he had locked his keys in the back! Just a start of things to come now he’s joined the Dodgers me thinks! On Charlie's first practice visit last week he left his rod and reel on the roof of his van and drove off breaking it to smithereens. 
Full Result:
1.      Bob Price 23-03-0 peg 59
2.      Rich Coles 14-05-0 peg 58
3.      Pete Phillips 11-03-0 peg 66
4.      Andy Shields 11-02-0 peg 69
5.      Terry Bruton 9-12-0 peg 54
6.      Kevin Collins 8-13-0 peg 73
Top Silvers:
1.      Rich Coles 14-05-0 peg 58
2.      Andy Shields 11-02-0 peg 69
3.      Terry Bruton 9-12-0 peg 54
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