MFS - How End Fishery, 11th May 2014
With Yasi’s and Dani’s in the bucket and most people wanted Dani’s, given how the weather was developing even I start to hope for a draw on Dani’s. So, I was very pleased when Dani’s 15 came out of the bag.
With an island chuck the method rod came out of the bag and I also set up a 5 metre and margin line on my left. Bait was simply caster, maggot, corn, micro pellets and expander pellet.
By the time we had all set-up the wind was blowing straight down the lake, today wasn’t going to be easy for those on the pole!
Potted in on the 5 metre line with a squeeze of micros and some casters and then straight over tight to the island with the method feeder. I was straight into the carp and in the first hour had 8 fish in the net while others around me weren’t catching at the same rate but I wasn’t counting my chickens too soon as there was plenty of time left!
Each hour I potted in on the 5 metre line and I was hand feeding the margin with casters. As the second hour past I was still catching despite the weather getting worse.
I was casting up and down the island line and found that I was getting fish quicker on the point of the island. Into the third hour my method line died and I was fishless for 30 minutes, casting to different areas every 10 minutes.
Time to try the 5 metre line which was a struggle with the wind. A few silvers in the net, but nothing to note.
The next 2 hours I was chopping and changing and could not string any fish together. The final 30 minutes I went back on the method and managed to snare two more carp. Ben had definitely caught me up, had I done enough?
36lb 14oz which gave me a section 3rd. I had just beaten Ben, those final two carp had done it. The best prize of all was getting Pikey’s pound… He even wrapped it for me… in a load of paste!
The hour where I wasn’t catching pushed me down the final result. The wind really made it tough, I was lucky that I had a method chuck rather than struggling with the pole. Again, How End continues to impress, a job well done Phil and Tarnya!