fishing on a monday

stevej

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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
 

RedRidingHood

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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.
 

TrickyD

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You could go to work instead. Most commercials are used to constant pressure, it wouldn't put me off.
 

Zerkalo

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On a Bream big lake I fish it's good to fish the day after a match, bailiff tells you which pegs won and hopefully fish are still shoaled there.
 

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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.
 

stevej

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looking like I'm going to change my mind set about fishing after the matches on Sundays
 

Neil ofthe nene

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Wouldn't bother me. I may have to adjust my feeding but I would still expect to catch. No matter how much has been fed there will still be hungry fish.
 

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I try to avoid Mondays at some venues.

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.
 

davej1981

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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 😂😂
 

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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
 

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One thing abkut mondays.
Usually sunny after a bad weather weekend 😕
 
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