As always I looked forward to this series as it is on what is probably my favourite venue, especially in the winter as it's a working venue, where you need to keep thinking and often changing things about, certainly during the winter, today was better as Judith was with me to draw me a flyer .
Normal 4.75 brekkie was devoured and it was time for cosmic Ken to get his blue money tin out and get the draw underway. Going into this match I was winning the silvers, so a draw in the early pegs on the lake would be nice as the silvers seem to like this end of the lake , may be the depth, the prevailing wind goes that way ,or something else, who knows. Any way Judith goes into the bucket and hands me 58, a good carp peg but not really a silver,s swim unless the f1,s turn up, but it a rare day normally if they are at this end. And it's the longest walk on the match aswell, but it's a nice lake and very peaceful, even with Steve Sewell being my closest neighbour on inform peg 62, well it did win on Saturday with russ peck having over 100lb off it.
Got to my peg and found the normal resident robin waiting, I think every swim here as at least one .
At the start i fed all lines and started on the short caster line, 20minutes in and not a bite , hmmm, so out to the longer line, I did give that 30 minutes, and the only bite was from a carp which felt like it was in the tail, and I lost it somewhere around the other side of the island., I just couldn't get a silver, so I fed a few casters against the island , then went into the pellet line off the point of the island, by now Dale housen had caught a carp opposite me on 55. I soon had one of my own though, on banded 6mm , over hard loose fed 4,s, in fact I fed hard fours over all the pellet lines and fished banded 6,s, I went back in over the same line after a bit more feed and got one quite quickly, happy days then,