Maggotdrowning - Lindholme Lakes, 29th April 2013
The annual fish-in with the Maggotdrowning crewe to Lindholme Lakes in Doncaster. A five day festival with the “usual suspects”. I arrived on the Sunday and had a quick practice on the Loco lake which taught me absolutely nothing to be honest. Most of the lads from last years festival where here and the abuse soon started, especially my nickname of, “Why Lee, Why”. The weather wasn’t too bad, sunny day but the wind was gusting very heavily.
9am draw, fish 11m through to 5pm, plenty of time to set-up and a decent 6 hour match. We had plenty of of room with only 24 fishing, four sections of six people on Bonsai lake. Bonzai is the jewel in Lindholme Lakes’s crown and everyone looks forward to fishing it.
Definitely a bit guilty of setting up a little bit to much gear today, but what the heck, day 1 of the festival and I’ve got to try and get a decent start on the points. The setup would soon change due to a bit of an accident, but more on that later. So I set up the following:
- Bomb Rod
- Method Rod
- 14 and 16 metre line straight ahead
- Top two and two straight ahead
- Margin Line to the left
I had around 15 minutes to spare after setting up the gear. The all-in was called and I cupped in on the 14 metre line, top two+2 line and margin swim. Letting the lines settle I went straight out on the method feeder.
A respectable 56lb 11oz and 3rd in section. Three points for the 5 day event.
The pole break was a downer, but the method line came strong and got me a good result. Given how the rest of the lads caught, the fish are responding well to meat, corn, pellet and worm. Lets see how I manage with a broken pole tomorrow on Willows.