MFS - Stafford Moor - Silvers Festival , 28th February 2012
Second day of the MFS Silvers Festival at Stafford Moor. Again we all gathered at the tackle shop for 9am.
Team A, needed a result today as we were languishing in last position!
I drew peg 30 on Tanners at the end of the section on the far bank. The wrong end of that bank according to the locals.
- 13 metre line - groundbait, caster. dead red maggot
- 6 metre line - groundbait, caster. dead red maggot
- 8 metre line to peg 29, chopped worm
- Top two for the bush next to me - hand fed with caster
In the last hour I cupped in a ball of groundbait at 12 metres and continued to fish at 13 metres. There was plenty of activity and some bubbles, the fish were there and they were playing! I decided to put on a piece of corn and the inventible happen and the elastic was again streaming out... luckily the hook straighted and no damage was done
For the rest of the match I rotated the 13 and 6 metre and had a really good day!
27lb 12oz and 3th in section, 8th overall and my first ever brown envelope with £25! Yeah!
The Team Result
The second bit of great news was that my team, Team A managed 106lb which was good enough for the team win of the day! My second brown envelope, this time containing £35!
Andy G’s advice was spot on. I fed in accordance with the bites and the fish, when the roach came in, I fed more groundbait which brought the skimmers in. The 6 metre line was fed every 20 minutes with a one handed ball of groundbait and it kept the action going for me all day long.
Colin had taken a battering of Gary on the next peg, so it was only appropriate he should be awarded a t-shirt of his own :-)
The Lodge of Plenty Dinner Menu