The carp make a welcome appearance on a really cold day.
Today saw 9 anglers come down to fish the last match of 2016 on a really cold day,
I think the car temperature gauge said -2 degrees.
With a walk off agreed all the anglers went to their chosen pegs it was a matter of just being patient and waiting for the bites to come.
The main story of the match was young 12 year old Samuel Worrall fishing his first match on his first ever fishing trip with his dad Martin on peg 18 and Grandad Gordon on 16. Anyway Samuel who was fishing the bomb and corn out in the middle of the lake had 4 bites and 4 big carp for 40-01 to beat dad and grandad and pick up second in the match.
There were plenty of carp hooked and lost as the fish have now got acclimatised to the cold water as John on 34 lost 5 and Jack on 30 lost 5.
In first place was me (Eddie) who had picked solid winter peg 14 for my troubles and I had a rather exciting 5 hours. After a slow 30 minutes and with no carp being caught I decided to try and catch a few silvers and to my shock first bite and I was attached to a carp on my 3 metre whip. 1 minutes later the fish surfaced and was netted in a flash all 13-08 of it.
Thinking it was a fluke I went back in and my second bite was met with solid resistence but not from a carp but a massive 4lb plus perch which gave me two attempts to net it before destroying the rig.
Anyway after that I managed to catch 4 more carp and 2 big perch also losing 9 carp for my final weight of 50-01.
|1st||Eddie T-Green||14||50-01||X4 Baits|
|3rd||John Bennett||34||25-15||Rolfslake /Drennan|
On behalf of John, Pauline , Dai and myself we would like to wish all our visiting anglers and friends a very Happy New Year.
May 2017 bring you all good health and may all your fishing dreams come true.
Thanks for reading John, Simon and Eddie.