Two things to talk about, firstly last Sunday saw me at partridge for the first round of the individual winter league, I've drawn a nice winter peg in the shape of 21 marsh, my plan was to dob long down to the end of the lake at 16 meters and to feed some maggots down the middle late on, I didn't want to have bait everywhere as this end on the lake is very narrow, I've started dobbing down the bank and had a run of fish but then fish have backed away down the bank out of my range, I've tried swinging the rig to them but it wasn't right! I've pick off the odd fish through the day dobbing but not a single fish over any feed! Finished the match with just under 20lb for second in the section, was fairly frustrated because I felt like having an extra section or a bomb rod would have saw me win the section!
Yesterday saw me take a trip to blundells on the rover, after picking a late ball I just fancied going having a days fishing on willow, I've never fished the lake but have been told it's got a Few silvers and skimmers In it. I've started by feeding two lines one short and one long, the short with pro natural and maggots and long with just 2mm micros. I've had two in two chucks short then never had a bite on for the rest of the day on that line, I've had to pick off odd fish after opening another long line until the last half hour when I couldn't get in quick enough for small skimmers! The lad to my right had blanked until the last 15 minutes when he's hooked a carp and Harry on the facing bank had also blanked so I was fairly happy with the my performance, I've had just sort of 10lb to be second in my section which had been won from another lake, the lads beat me with 5oz and I've chucked back a skimmer which would have pushed him close! Nightmare!
Today I've been to high Hayes farm fishery. I've drawn peg 22 on lake 2.
At the start I've started short on chopped worm and caster which resulted in nothing,I've then chucked out a method feeder and caught steadily on that all day
At the weigh in I've weighed 59lb 10oz which has got me third in the match so not a bad day
Well done to my dad on winning the match with 81lb 3oz