The One and Only
- Oct 23, 2007
That was my memories too as a teen. Headlines if a 100lb weight was managed. Down my way that wouldve been places like gold valley and wylands, but definitely remember hearing moorlands! I can remember be so excited when i first got to fish gold valley in the old angling times sunmer league thinking i could potentially catch 100lbWhen I was a young angler back in the 90s I remember reading the Angling Times match results and being starry eyed at the 100lb+ weights coming from fisheries like Moorlands Farm, so much so I used to get my dad to drive me there. Never did quite as well as that. I even entered an evening match there as a kid and got thrashed on the next peg by the match winner. My best weight was around 160lb of small Carp caught on maggot shallow from somewhere else we went as a club to win the match. A lot of things have changed since those days.
Yep. Agree. I did a 247 on a hot sunny day and I knew about it the following day. And I was ten years younger then.My best match weight is 330lbs. That was Carp probably averaging no more than 1½lbs apiece.
Catching those sort of weights in a match is hard work, in all honesty I probably couldn't compete in that sort of scenario nowadays.