Maggotdrowning - Lindholme Lakes, 1st May 2013
So far my best performance in a maggotdrowing festival so I was keen to do well again today. The bar was shut last night, so we had a few drinks in the cabins but it was a pretty early night for all concerned and as such, not too many rough faces in the morning. Overnight it had been quite chilly but the weather was being good to us all with bright sunshine.
I drew out peg 27, which is on the top left hand corner of Oasis, giving me plenty of options.
As Oasis is a snake lake, it is an all out pole venue, but I set up a method feeder rod just in case. The pole lines were as follows:
- 15 metres to the bottom of the far shelf, straight ahead, 2 o’clock and 3 o’clock lines
- 16 metres on the shelf, the same lines as the 15 metres
- 8 metre track line, straight ahead and 2 o’clock
- Top 2 for the keepnet line
Plenty of time to set-up and refine rigs. On the all-in I cupped in on my track lines, one with meat and the other with 6mm and micro pellets. I threw a pinch of meat and hemp on my keepnet line and started to ping eight to ten 6mm pellets across my three 15/16 metre lines.
51lb 8oz and a section 2nd. Tony beat me with some lumps caught in the margins for 59lb.
Very pleased with my performance and felt comfortable for the first time fishing at 15 and 16 metres, it helped that the wind wasn’t gusting. Sweetcorn had given me confidence during the week and it worked well again today.
|Part of Nathan's massive catch|
|He's a lovely looking lad!|