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FAL - Pairs 2 Dayer, The Glebe, 7th July 2018

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Day 2 on the pairs, after a night in the pub with the lads trying new drinks such as double vodka and strawberry slushies it was back to a day in the lovely Leicester sunshine and the Glebe Fishery.

The Draw
Yesterday saw me drawing Peg 2 on Pool 1 which I fished two weeks prior, today when I put my hand on the strips bowl, Peg 90, Pool 6 came out, guess what, yep, that was the other peg I fished two weeks prior.  Now what are the chances of that?  Same two pegs drawn from two week earlier, I
reckon its about a 1 in 1152!  Maybe I should get a lottery ticket on the way home!

Set-up
After my blow out yesterday and trying to keep things simple I decided to try the same approach as 2 weeks ago again, so feeder to the far bank, pellet waggler for the cruising fish, 5 metre pole line and left and right hand margin lines.

All-In
Determined to perform better today I was setup with plenty of time to spare and sat on my box for a good 20 minutes before the match simply observing what was going o…

FAL - Pairs 2 Dayer, The Glebe, 6th July 2018

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Two weeks after my last two day pairs event at the Glebe and I find myself with the Facebook Angling League (FAL) lads for another two day pairs event.  Hopefully I'd learnt from that match earlier and I had a match plan to keep things simple.

The Draw
Random draw for your pairs partner, FishyPhil was this weekends unlucky victim.  I would be drawing on Pool 1 for today's match.  Home for the day would be peg 2.

I drew this peg 2 weeks ago, what are the odds of that?  Well with 48 anglers, I'd hazard a guess at 1 in 48!

Set-up
A small change to the plan from the previous weeks effort.  I set-up a feeder line to target the area between the fair reeds which would double as my bomb and pellet line, together with a pellet waggler.

Pole lines at 5 metres and both my left and right hand margin.  I'd cut down the bait menu to pellets, corn and some dead reds together with a bucket full of groundbait.

All-In
The whistle went and it was straight onto the feeder line with quite a…

MFS - HillBilly Pairs, The Glebe, 23rd June 2018

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A very quite night in Bosworth and a cheeky curry with the lads.  The sunshine had definitely taken its toll on me.  A couple of pints and that was me done for the night and my lovely windowless room in the Bosworth Hotel beckoned.

The Draw
Peg 2 on Pool 1.  I've been here before last year on the Munkees vs Shandies match.  Very pleased with the draw.

Set-up
Even though I'd been on the peg before I decided not to fish the feeder across, instead I opted for a bomb rod to fish 3/4 over pinging pellets and to back it up the pellet waggler.

Pole lines as yesterday, 5 metre corn line and right hand margin line.

All-In
Given Neil's start yesterday on Pool 6 on the 5 metre line I decided to drop on that line first to try to snare an early few fish meantime pinging a couple of 8mm pellets over my pellet waggler and bomb line.

Well after 20 minutes nothing at all was happening, so it was onto the bomb and pellet line where I started to catch from the first put it.  Bites are really s…

MFS - HillBilly Pairs, The Glebe, 22nd June 2018

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Neil, owner and general great bloke from Hillbilly Floats, very kindly sponsors the aptly named HillBilly Pairs event at Roy Marlow's Glebe fishery in Peckleton.

48 anglers descend for the two day event where mystery pairs partners are picked at random to battle it out for the title.

The draw for the pairs is always full of banter.  My partner for the weekend would be Herbie, our great leader of MFS!

The Draw
Pool 6, Peg 90 with Ruddy and Neil as neighbours, it would be a battle for the golden nuggets.  Not forgetting Les H who was further down Pool 6 on the end peg.  Today could turn out quite expensive!

Set-up
Very simple today.
Feeder clipped up to the far bank which could if required be changed to bomb / pelletPellet waggler clipped up to the far bank alsoPole line at 5 metresPole line on the right hand margin  On the menu for the fish, sweetcorn, hemp, dead red maggots, 6mm and 8mm pellets together with some donated casters and micro pellets from my new best mate Neil (NS69) as…