Open today was a big turnout, so all on New, every other peg!,Sarah has drawn me peg 38, which if I’m honest I didn’t fancy But it’s been quite good, I’ve fished for the first 2 hours on top kit and one, with hard pellets, and apart from a look around various areas, most of the rest of the match down my right hand edge, with expander, feeding micros,I’ve managed 95-10-0,of carp and F1,s, which was good enough for the win ...85lb was 2nd, and 66lb was 3rd , a nice little pick-up again Bishops Bowl tomorrow with the Thursday match club
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With new Covid-19 guidelines coming into force on Monday limiting gatherings to no more than six people, the Angling Trust wishes to reassure match anglers and organisers that competitive fishing will still be permissible provided our best practice guidelines are followed.
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After missing the last round of Marsh AC matches due to being away with the Yam Yams, I was looking forward to catching up with a few of the lads at a venue I have done well at before, albeit I only fish it once maybe twice a year. Still Puddledock must like me. Mick was away for this match cruising the Midland Canals on a barge, with his sense of direction, I feel for the other canal users.
It takes around 70 minutes to get to Puddledock, just outside Havering, Essex from Milton Keynes so started off at 0615 to allow plenty of time for breakfast and a quick look in the on site tackle shop. Unfortunately, I never got to do either, for some reason I got talking to a total stranger and the time just passed, Marsh anglers arriving regularly, all wanting to laugh at my exploits from my trip away. Still it was all in good faith and nothing was meant.
At the draw I was given peg 22, not...
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I'm toying with the idea of getting a new barrow, a 2 wheeled one as I'm starting to struggle a bit with my knee letting me down a bit, and my current barrow only having 1 wheel, over it goes, when my knee gives way ( I'd got berserk if I broke my flask and no coffee, only joking there I use a stainless one)
I'm also thinking of doing a conversion on it to a powered one using a mobility scooter motor etc, possibly having to machine a few bits to adapt wheels etc, fabricate brackets etc,
Has any one had any experience of the NGT 2 wheeled barrow as I don't want to pay a massive amount for a barrow just incase it doesn't work how I would like it to,and they look to be the right sort of thing for me to do the conversion with.
I can get one for £96.00 off the net with free delivery, and a second hand scooter as a donor for about the same price.