MFS - Witherington Farm, 5th May 2012
- Method feeder to the island
- Pellet Waggler rod
- 12 metre pole line
- 14 metre pole line to Peg 3
- Inside pole line
Cupping in some micro's, 4mm pellets and red maggot on the 12 metre line. I then sent the method feeder to the island hoping to bag some carp early in the match.
There were plenty of line bites, then the tip rattled round and the first skimmer was in the keepnet. It was followed by another 4 skimmers before the line died.
I topped up the 12 metre line and started to feed the margin swim with luncheon meat and sweetcorn.
The 12 metre pole line was producing skimmers on a semi-regular basis. I was using the kinder pot every two fish to top the swim up.
|Jamie and his new margin swim approach!|
Jamie went out on the pellet waggler and hooked a rather large lump, 20 minutes later he landed a large carp, albeit foul hooked... ;-)
My 12 metre line keep on producing and towards the end of the match it looked like Jamie and I would be competing for the section win.
Jamie's margin line required a new style of method, that was standing up while fishing it. A picture opportunity was too good to resist... We also thought of some new ideas for gear, namely some Preston Innovations Leg Hold up where all off box accessories could attach... the craic was brilliant and I did get a fit of the giggles midway through the match, particularly when we kept of say, "My name is Andy Finlay and today we will be fishing the margin's while standing".
My 12 metre line died off and I tried the pellet waggler to see if I could bag a carp, but I'd left my catapult in the car... d'oh!
So back onto the long pole line as the margin swim had produced nothing. I hooked two large carp, but they both tore off into the distance with my blue hydroelastic at full stretch. One fish went into Bez's swim next to me and catching his line, the hook length broke.
The second fish tore straight off to the island the the hook length came back with a curly tail, the knot had obviously given!
I managed to string together some more skimmers before the all-out.
Wig night out in Salisbury
Below are some pictures of the lads with our wigs on, just to cause a bit of embarrassment to all ;-)
|Shedful and his double wig|
|Scone, Milo, Shedders, the blond bombshells!|
|Sconey and myself, still in the first pub|
|Myself, Andy and Milo pretending to be me ;-)|
|Curry, all good nights have to end in curry!|
|Shedders would regret drinking this later!|