No pressure, good company, decent weather, good venue, caught fish, had a few laughs - what more could you ask for
There was a slight cock up with Pie & Peas which I take full responsibility for, but everyone got theirs to take home with them - a bit like a self service checkout - cook your own supper
Present wise, no one went home empty handed, as well as the match and presents, Paul22 won a year's Site support donated by a member , and dumdum has got a £10 Bobco voucher courtesy of Wise Owl
I caught steady away most of the day, off the bottom, that Dynamite Cool Water F1 groundbait did the trick and kept them there.
The first half of the day I used banded pellet which resulted in around 30 F1's from 80z to about a 1lb, however switching to double Red Maggot then produced the bigger F1's.
I was holding off using the maggots as I thought I'd get bitted out by small stuff, however it was the opposite. This fishing mallarky certainly takes some getting your head around lol
Well, that's the last time I listen to a former world champion!
Small method feeder he said... No Alan, NO!
Bomb & pellet he said... No Alan, NO!
Maggot on 5m line he said... No Alan, NO!
Small maggot feeder with double reds on a 20 hook was the way to go; shame I didn't try it before 2 o'clock. Remember that on your next YouTube video Alan... ?
Thanks for organising Dave, well done the framers and nice to meet the MD lads, look forward to next year.?
Bloody F1's Dave draws an end peg Had to give Dave a GOLDEN NUGGET Got a GOLDEN NUGGET back from Dirk Everyone caught a few fish, plenty of laughs and banter The sun shone All in all a good day was had by all.
That was fun ? who’s have thunk I’d have ended up catching shallow... well 4ft deep in a 6.5ft swim well off the deck (full write up on ‘Evolution of an angler’ my Facebook blog!) Had a laugh and enjoyed the day, plus I won with 80 odd pound so that’s a bonus from peg 56 ? although I think some had me down as favourite from the off, but BlueSteve kept me honest from the next peg on 54 and peg 60 did well and came third I think ?