MFS - Munkees vs Shandies, The Glebe, 7th September 2013
Today the match rules allow any method with in the Glebe rules. We would be fishing one on one and we wouldn't know who until the draw was completed.
Phrase of yesterday, "you fringe" was being used to excess mind you!
- 5 metre line straight ahead
- Left hand margin at 4 metres
- Feeder rod set up to exploit the far bank
Today however the fish would be in a different mood, or was it just my angling??? While I got off to a great start, the 5metre line bites weren't coming as quickly as yesterday and after the first hour I had 5 carp on the clicker...
After 10 more minutes I decided to change things a little and sent the feeder over to the far bank. This resulted in a three more fish. Ricky was also struggling on the 5 metre line so had gone to a longer pole line and soon launched the feeder long in search of fish.
I keep feeding the 5 metre line and changed between feeder and 5 metre line. Once the clicker had reach 13 fish (unlucky for some and seemingly unlucky for me too) I just couldn't buy a bite.
I went the next hour without any fish and with only a few hours left it was again time to start preparing the left hand margin. Shogun who was fishing against Sconey started to fish a light bomb a couple of feet out and was piling in the corn which resulted in 3 large fish, so I decided to copy his approach.
Throwing in corn short with double corn hair rigged on a very light bomb it was clear there were fish in the area as the tip was moving around with line bites... after 15 minutes the tip wrapped round and a fish rocketed off to the far side of the lake. The reel drag was screaming and the fish could be clearly seen across the lake with its back out of the water. I sunk the rod deep under the water and the fish made its way across to Ricky's peg even swirling under whee his float was, which Ricky kindly lifted out of the way... thanks. Gaining some line back the fish took another run and the main line broke...
Gutted... I suspect that I had the rod to deep in the water and the line caught on a stone which broke it. It was certainly a large fish with plenty of energy!
The final hour I decided to fish the feeder in my margin on the left, but after 15 minutes, no line bites and no indications of fish so I dropped the feeder in the right had margin which immediately produced a fish getting me off the dreaded 13 count!
Two more fish from the margin, one which broke the hooklength and the other in the net. The all-out was called. Had I done enough to beat Ricky?
Giving the Monkess victory by 25-10 over the Shandees!
So, how much bait did I use during the 3 days?
- 5 pints of 6mm pellets
- 1 pint of 8mm pellets
- 4 bags of Marukyu EFG 151
- 8 bags of sweetcorn, plus 4 other tins that Sconey kindly gave me
- 8 pints of hemp
- 1 pint of casters
- 1 pint of dead red maggots
|A happy Sconey as he had never drawn the "little girls peg" before|
|Shogun on Peg 87|
|Ricky on the phone to Colin (BNF)!|