If I hadn't said to Luke I was going, for two pins I wouldn't have bothered. Just my heart really wasn't in it,
Started with prep I had planned last weekend to get some rigs & hooks tied. that went out the window with family visits etc. This Saturday set up to do rigs and had to work instead. Hate turning up not as prepared as I wanted to be and coupled with a absolute duff week, I could have done with a game of rugby to get rid of my frustration (not that I would last more than 5 minutes !)
Was late leaving and by the time I set up it was half an hour into the match. had carp climbing over themselves at my feet in between the keep nets, but wouldn't take a hook bait, tried different sized / colour pellet banded and expanders as well as couple of casters but no takers. Gave up and went down the track which was only 2 ft deep and any feeding resulted in swirls of mud as the carp rooted around, it has really silted up badly.
Had Neil (Gixer13) on the next peg and he very kindly offered me some of his rigs, but I declined, didn't seem like cricket to use borrowed rigs, I am a big believer in either stand or fall on your own merits.
To be honest I just didn't enjoy it on the day, even when I was catching, had a few foul hooked too tried limiting the feed to just 2 x 6 mm pellets and no bites or more pellets / caster and bites or foul hooking.
No reflection on the match itself, all credit to Luke for organising all of the matches at Jansons just me on the day.
MAtch Fishing Rules Match Fishing Rules (for match lakes only, please see separate rules for pleasure lakes) Below is a list of our Match Lake fishery rules, please take your time to read them carefully. Keep Nets Anglers to supply their own nets (recommended minimum of 3) ALL NETS INCLUDING...
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Fish 10.30 - 3.30pm
Pools - £20 all in
Peg fee £7 In advance by Paypal to confirm your place
Capped at 22 anglers on 40 pegs to give space.
Please bring a raffle prize - all funds to the winners chosen charity
Hopefully no rain this year!
1. Jos Downing
2. Scribe - Paid
5. Whisker - Paid
8. Dave Red 5
9. Knight of the Round Pond
11. Alan Bucko