Hi all do many of you go fishing on a Monday after all the match fishing on the Sunday . i have got it in my head that going Monday is just a waste of time with all the bait which has been put in , looking forward to your answers
On the commercials we fish, We don't really have much of a choice due to the amount of matches held on them. I've found it very, very venue dependent though, Either that or it could just be a bad-day coincidences when I've gone and not done so well after a match. My general look on the matter is that I'll happily finish a venue after match day though as I don't find it makes a massive amount of difference.
I have knowingly fished the day after matches a few times and have probably done it more than I know of. I find sometimes you struggle and sometimes you don't but I have no idea if that's partly down to the natural variation of fishing or just the effect of the match. Think places will generally fish better if there hasn't been a match or any big pressure the day before (a day with a load of pleasure anglers isn't that different to a match after all) but as its not always the case it's definitely not a massive factor that ever comes close to putting me off going.
I actually fished a stretch of the Dorset stour yesterday that had a match on the day before. I had I'd guess about 7-8lb and the match was won with 9lb something so the match didn't massively harm it although I do think it would have fished better without that extra pressure.
My worst experience was on a local match lake where I regularly get over 100lb and that requires 40 - 50 carp. Owner came around with the day tickets and told me it was fishing very well and 3,500 lb came out during Sundays match. I fished 7.00am until Noon, tried every technique and bait I had with me in those 5 hours and couldn't get a bite. One of the few occasions I went home early.
I fished on a Monday after there had been matches both Saturday and Sunday. Found it hard work. However the weather had just changed from nice warm weather to rain and a big drop in temp so i cant say if the match pressure or weather affected it, or maybe it was iust me
The complex I fish has matches every day, so you’ll always be going after a match..I very often fish the Monday opens, usually on one of the pools that was fished on the Sunday, doesn’t really make any difference