Pre Match Preparation

Dave

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How much preparation do you do prior to a match?

Tie the odd rig or two, a few hooklengths, or do you go the whole hog?

I'm sorting out a few rods and end tackle for this Friday's up and coming JJL invitation match which Maggotdrowning are fielding a team.

New line, new end tackles, no room for error or lethargy in the prep dept...

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Maesknoll

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Two rods with backwards reel fittings..... nooo, I couldn’t handle that ?

Good luck, you know what they say, fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
 

Macca81

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Slim to none for me,Have a feeder + Waggler rod set up, a few pole rigs and just go with the flow
 

Carp attack

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Think my prep starts with looking at the latest results of the fishery if its upto date and any information I can find then try formulate a plan,
Rigs checked an re-done if needed
Hooks tyed up
Elastic checked
Bait
 

ukzero1

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Very rare I fish matches these days, but if I fancy it I start preparing 4 or 5 days before. I find if I leave it till the last minute, I forget something.
 

RedRidingHood

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Not much preparation for me.

2 Identical rigs for the middle, One with a band.
2 Margin Rigs, again one banded.
1 Shallow rig for silvers.
I make sure I've got a couple of hook lengths made up.
Feeder is always set up for me.

Doneso.
 

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@Dave looking at the rod at the top of the pic, have you become a Cadence ambassador ? :)
 

banksy

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Wow Dave, I like to have my spools fully loaded, but that top one looks ready to explode!
 

davylad

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I spend a couple of hours in the garage sorting my gear and bait out, and maybe make a couple of rigs.
 

Simon R

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Might make a couple of rigs up if the water is unusual (eg deeper than normal or a snag-pit) and will check over any ready made rods to make sure the end tackle is correct. Other than that, not a lot really - about an hour on a Saturday between the social club tackle shop visit and the football kicking off.

Simon
 

Dusty

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Normally go through all my rigs and make sure I’ve got all bases covered.
Tie hooklengths
Arrange bait bag so everything is easily accessible
Boil my luncheon meat
 

Fishy Medic

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Tie a few rigs for the venue. Make some expanders up the night before. Full flask of coffee on the day is my priority. Always have a gazillion hooklengths as I don't get out much with work being busy, so I often chill out with my zt pro.. very sad I know.
 
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