MFS - Stafford Moor - Open Match, 1st March 2013
17 of us decided to stay on the extra day to fish an open match were the carp now count. It was a welcome later draw at 9am as it was a late night on the final day of the silvers festival.
Last years festival the carp came to the pole line as that is where all the feed had gone in during the previous 4 days so I had the following two lines:
13 metre line at 1 o’clock which would have chopped worm on it
Today would be decided by carp and not silvers, so I decided to feed positively, so I cupped in loose groundbait and on the other line half a cup of chopped worm. These lines would be topped up every hour and would be fished after 3 hours dependent on how the bomb and/or waggler was going.
4lb odd for no-where and beaten by my two neighbours, Alan and Malcolm
The whole week had fished hard and not too many carp had shown, it was a matter of winter fishing at the max, waiting out for bites and casting around the peg to try and locate the fish. A great week as per usual, roll on 2014!
Colin claimed a major scalp today if the form of Dave Stockton, venue expert. Dave took it really well, even waving a white hankie mid way through the match after Colin had landed 3 great carp...