Thursday, 23 February 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
Peg 11 Boundary
Drew an alright area, so was pleased. Boundary Pool tends to be the fairest lake in my opinion. However, after a hour into the match I had one roach, was very concerned, Neil McKinnon was catching skimmers and odd F1's and Barry Duggan was doing well short. Wasnt panicking as I know it doesn't take long to do a weight, especially as these F1's are averaging 3lb.
Started to ping the pole line hoping for something to happen.... caught two F1's and things weren't improving.... The lead lines were dead, which was unreal. No bites on pop ups or bread. At 1pm I had a run of fish to 2.15 pm on the pole at 14.5 meters, nothing crazy I had 7 F1's. I was now praying that they would stay, but they didn't and the last hour was going to come good? Well it didn't, only had 2 F1's..... disappointing. Came plum last. 😣. The is the worse run of fishing I've had in years.... 2017 ain't been good.
I do feel a bit gutted, as I had a real chance of winning the league today. Maybe pushed the peg too hard, but half the match had gone and I had 2 F1's and a roach. But the plus factor is Frank and Gary Donachie become the joint winners of the league with 17 points.
Joint third was Steve Partingon, Glen Picton, Ian McCullach and Neil McKinnion. With 18 points.
Always next year
Friday, 17 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Went to Ivy House Lakes today and fished the new Kingfisher lake. Andy and Karen have done a fantastic job. The canal is 5 foot deep on average and 14 meters wide. The carp and averaging about 4 to the pound, with a few bigger ones and some skimmers.
The first 5 pegs was the favourable area, as it had more colour and they were fish topping throughout the day. As any venue this time of year you need a little bit of luck and unfortunately my luck wasn't in........ drew peg 9 and had my first blank of the year, gave up after 2 hours. My best mate Frank Donachie caught one carp on peg 10 and Allan Oram also caught one carp on peg 8.
So had a go on Willow for couple of hours for some monster carp and never had a bite.... lots of roach topping, but only fished pellets for carp. I hope my luck changes soon as 2017 has been awful fishing for me so far!!