MFS - Stafford Moor - Silvers Festival, 26th February 2013
Pines, Peg 16 is in a bay which is about 20 metres wide so another day on the pole. The advice was to fish long and after plumbing up, the peg was a uniform two and a half foot deep, not looking promising with the cold weather. So I set up three lines as follows:
13 metre line at 2 o’clock
Inside line on top 3
I was about to cup in a ball of groundbait and Steve May stopped me. “If that’s bigger than half a golf ball don’t put it in”, he warned, so I heeded his advice and put a kinder pot on the pole and dropped a nugget of sloppy groundbait in on both 13 metres lines. Baiting with a single red I went over the right hand line. The plan was to take a fish from one line, top it up with a nugget of groundbait and move onto the other line, rinse and repeat.
8lb 3oz and a section last... battered by Steve May off the next peg who had 21lb and the lake win. Well done Steve!
The wind was very chilly and was blowing right across my peg making presentation very difficult. The float was very difficult to read as the surface water colour kept on changing with the wind. I fed very negatively and was well and truly battered by Steve May off peg 14 next door.
Unfortunate for Dave Speller (Shedful) as he was pegged next to Colin and managed a world first, being the only person to get two t-shirts in two days. He was put on suicide watch that night and all sharp objects removed from the Lodge ;-)
Gammon, roast potatoes and carrots. Paul (Animal) had two dinners as per usual. Colin then produced a big gammon joint that we also tucked into, meant for sandwiches but it never lasted that long!