My second visit to Alvechurch fisheries, learnt a few things from last week, as I made quite a few mistakes.
I was simply going to fish maggots and fishery pellet mirco pellets. I know the edges are important and need to be selective with your maggots as there is a 3 pint limit and I planned to fish maggots everywhere in the peg.
My first visit at Alvechurch Fisheries, and I drew peg 13 on Horseshoe lake, which was a flyer and the bonus peg!! Unfortunately it didn't go quite to plan, made a few mistakes and just missed out on bonus peg. Well done to Phil Evans on the win, 51lb. Weights were tight.
I had a bad day. Drew peg 32 Island Pool. Can be a good F1 area, but weathers changed and the fish were likely to follow the wind.... which they did. Had a frustrating day, had 18 F1's and 1 small carp for 43lb. However lost eight fish, all hook pulls, not all foul hooked. Should of easily won section.... "bad angling". Should of fished a tidy pole match, as the peg was worth 70lb all day long.
Anyway made my day when Liam Dennick won the match with 150lb.
Venue fished quite well. See the weights below.
I can honestly see the venue record going this year. The venue is awesome.
My third visit to Redhill Fishery and a new lake, Sophie's. Drew peg 6, which was in the corner and the same peg as Frank Donachie had last week....
There was a warm wind blowing into the corner, but there was more activity in the middle of the lake, fish topping and blowing. But was hopeful to catch down the edge and I need to make up the weight we were behind.
However, the match didn't go to plan and the fish were feeding shallow, and therefore I fished as long to my left as possible, to give Liam some room, as he was on peg 8. As it was tight when fishing long. I had 17 carp for 64lb. Caught nothing down the edge, a little disappointed, Liam managed a couple.
Colmic F66 Pole
Colmic Hollow competition elastic 2.1mm
0.1 Jon Walker pellet float
0.152 Colmic F1 Spider Line main line
0.125 Colmic Stream hooklength
18 Drennan match hook.
The new Colmic EC200 are awesome top kits, so stiff and light.