MFS - Stafford Moor - Silvers Festival, 6th March 2015
I topped up the line and nipped back to the lodge to use the "facilities". I was gone for around 20 minutes and arriving back at my peg my first fish was a skimmer, which was a lot more welcome than the small roach.
A few more skimmers and the roach returned. With a couple of hours left I decided to switch to worm as hook bait. The bites took longer, but the fish were of a better stamp. Of course I hooked the inevitable carp with a longer hook bait. It still amazes me how we land these large fish on the lightest of gear.
Chris Martin came for a walk around as his peg on Woodpeckers was not producing, float dipped and fish on... another carp we both thought, but it turned out to be a large skimmer that was foul hooked in the fin. Bonus!
5 tench came to the net, including a beautiful golden one. The all out was called, I certainly didn't feel as I'd won the section, but was very surprised at the result...
Link to Stafford Moors Results page
Stafford Moor's new owners, Jo and Paul
While we all missed Andy Seery, Jo and Paul have brought a breathe of fresh air to the fishery.
The weight in's were speedy and well executed, Jo and Paul are a very friendly couple who have put a lot of energy and effort into Stafford Moor and it's certainly paying off.
The lodges have been going through a refurbishment and they do look excellent!
Opening up Emily's and Sophie's as two extra lakes that we had not fished before was a great change to our normal Tanners, Woodpeckers and Pines.
Jo bringing us all cookies in the shape of a fish was excellent and very welcome!
Paul last fished in Ireland sometime ago and is looking forward to updating his gear and getting on the bank. We hope you can fish with the MFS boys Paul.
I'm looking forward to seeing them both hopefully before the 2016 Silvers festival! Keep up the great work guys and thank you.
Link to the MFS Silvers Festival, as taken by Jo and Paul