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Am a subscriber to the AT so read this a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking. I think matches are one of the few things that would get me excited about fishing commercials again. That and in colder weather when chopped worm and the like might be more important but I'd still be more likely to fish ones with a good variety of silverfish. I like the not knowing what to expect aspect of fishing other venues, with commercials it can get a bit samey.
That's one of the reasons I like a carping session. I'm not an out and out carp angler, but welcome the change from my usual silvers. After all, just because I have a couple of carp rods out doesn't mean that carp are the only fish that go for the baits. It's that unexpected lump of a Bream or Tench too.
I was going to say on your Trent session, why not just stick it out for Barbel if you had a few lost? I had a couple of lovely Roach including a PB on Severn.
I have a tendency to agree. I’d love to be able to go back to having a choice to fish either a drain,canal,lake or river of a weekend but I’ve yet to see it happen. With an ageing angling population I can’t see people wanting to go back to lugging their gear along a dodgy,muddy path when they can park behind their pegs.I really don't think so try getting on a commercial on a Sunday, if you not in a match.
Same here. There always used to be a separate payout for the best silvers weight. What the article suggests,and I’d love to see happen,is that people are moving back to natural venues where Carp don’t need to be excluded. Fingers crossed,my elastics are a least 8years old?Silvers matches and silvers payouts in open matches have never gone away down here.....