No good (Did have 291lb, but went over in two nets!!)
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Peg 28 Extension
No good (think I was second in section)
101 anglers fished
This was first and only ticket for Maver Match This qualifier at Tunnel Barn Farm. Tunnel for me is a venue that I never seem to do well at, for one reason or another. The whole venue seems to have go caster mad, banded caster shallow and really shallow. Great think thing about Facebook and social media is the amount of write ups you can see that are up to date and real time, so you can learn a lot via the web.
I drew peg 28 Extension Pool which was a steady area, but been realistic and honest, I stood very little chance of qualifying from here.
I should of fished paste at 4 meters. Fish blew (fizzed) on feed pellets. Had 1 stocky F1.
Casters should of been feed at 10 meters at not at 7 meters.
Meat.... Should of had some... Meat in edges.
Top soil would of been better than peat. Didn't rotate lines quick enough
Well done to Steve Openshaw for winning the match. Good luck to you in the final.
With 18 anglers fishing the match, Andy (owner) decided put Williow in, and have three sections paying out. On in silvers and one for overall weight.
I drew peg 21, which was Williow, in the corner. This peg is defiantly going to be feast or famine peg and I would guess I should catch some lumps late hopefully. But who knows!!!!???
On arrival there was a bit of a breeze and old fish blowing, but no cruisers. Worried that this could be tough. Decided to fish paste at 14 meters with my Colmic Airon F44 pole, with my normal set up and fish maggots down the edge to my right, along the bank which is shallow, 18 inches.
The match was slow and I lost a 15lber at net range on paste, just pulled out..... Gutted. Waited ages for bites, rotated lines and tried to catch some decent stamp of fish, but failed. The lake is full of roach and in reflection I should of fish for them for 4.5 hours on casters, I reckon you could do 30lb of them!
I had 4 carp in the last 1 hour 20 mintues and two at 3.10pm straight after each other, down the edge, one 3lber and another 8lber. Then angler got off his box on the match lake, which sky lined me and I didn't get another bite for 40 mintues. Could be coincidence? Awarked as my margin is directly behind him.... I caught two more carp down the edge, late. So had three carp for 27lb 10oz and 3lber and also 7lb of bits and bobs.