MFS - Wood Lane, Iver, 17th March 2012
|Peg 1, home for the day|
Wood Lane has two lakes on-site. The Match lake is a rounded triangular shaped lake. Rick had divided the 21 anglers into three sections of 7. Each section on a different bank.
Weather for the day was overcast and slightly damp.
My draw bag luck hasn't been the best and I pulled out Peg 1, the closest to the carpark but a peg which would be difficult to fish the pellet waggler or bomb rod as pegs 3 and 33 cut off peg 1's access to the centre of the lake.
I spoke to Andy G on Thursday and he had advised that if I was to draw on the bank in the 30's that I would need some 16' deep pole rigs. As it happened I had 8' depth at 13-14.5 metres, so I setup the following:
- 13-14.5 metre pole line directly in front
- Margin Pole Line to the right under the overhanging tree
- 10' Bomb Rod - 4lb Mainline
- 13' Waggler Rod - Drennan insert puddle chucker, 4lb mainline, set to full depth
- 11' Pellet Wagger Rod with a Middy Splasher Waggler, set to 4' deep
I had the scales and weigh net, so packed up as much of my gear and went to weigh my section in.
4th in section with 12lb 8oz
Full Match Results
Peg - Angler - Weight
1 Lewy 12lb 8oz
3 Herbie 15lb 10oz
4 Proper Tidal Boy 20lb 2oz - Section 2nd
5 Flinstone DNW
6 Happydangler 7lb 10oz
7 Fred 12lb 0oz
8 Mickthebookie 49lb 12oz - Section 1st
13 Lummox 20lb 0oz
14 Rik1 DNW
15 Colbrad41 21lb 8oz - Section 2nd
16 SimonPavey 10lb 0oz
17 Jumspurs DNW
18 Scone DNW
25 Grahamspiller 33lb 4oz - Section 1st
26 Terryturnip 60lb 8oz - Section 1st
27 Squeakyroller 53lb 7oz - Section 2nd
29 Stevier 22lb 8oz
30 JWB 40lb 0oz
31 76trombones 31lb 6oz
32 mickyD 17lb 12oz
33 Nickd 36lb 10oz
The only problem with the match lake is that all anglers cast to the middle of the lake. Pegs 3 and 33 limited my ability to get the pellet waggler or bomb in the area that I would have liked to.
The carp where obviously still in the deeper water, despite many fish topping. With hindsight and more knowledge of the lake I should have targeted the skimmers from the start.
Another enjoyable day with the crew from Match Fishing Scene and hopefully I've bagged myself some Championship League points, if not at least some Numpty League points!
Thanks to Rick for the organisation.
More pictures of the crew below...
|The Motley Crew in my section - Mick the bookie is out of shot (luckily)|
|MFS's resident Carrot Cruncher - Herbie|
|Proper Tidal Boy, aka Greeny, aka Brian|
|Rick Baxter, Match Organiser, thanks Rick|
|Mick the Bookie, it was that big (before the match). |
His biggest fish was around that size too, don't bet against this man ;-)
|Action shot of yours truly as taken by Milo who was just visiting. |
The Margin swim never produced anything!