After nearly 25years having a break from match fishing I
decided that it was time to make a comeback,how things had changed. On my first
contest 3years ago there I was back on the banks
with my Shakespeare plastic box, my little net bag and of coarse my rod holder
all of my tackle that was well over 25years old.
Low and behold I was shocked and ashamed at my life time collection of fishing gear. Everyone had barrows stacked that high I couldn't tell who was pushing them-now I belong to that army of complete nutters who struggles to reach their pegs, but after a few puffs on the inhaler everything's fine and we're ready to go.
Although I've been fishing again for the last 3years and have had a few good results things have never been or seemed quite right, I never really felt as I was doing it how it should be done.
got a lot more technical since I last fished 25 years ago,so I thought it's
best to go back to basics and see how it should be done and find out some of
the things I've not been doing correctly.
So who's the man to give me the best advice and some coaching, got to be The ONE AND ONLY JON PORTMAN, I would like to thank Jon for the coaching session this morning on Stirchley Top.
Although I thought I could fish I learned more off Jon in 3 hrs than I have in the last 3years. Setting up rigs and feeding correctly was the aim of the day and it certainly paid off with a really good bag of silvers which were still feeding when I packed up.
Once again thanks for your time and patience Jon EXCELLENT DAYS COACHING
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