MFS - HillBilly Pairs, The Glebe, 23rd June 2018
Peg 2 on Pool 1. I've been here before last year on the Munkees vs Shandies match. Very pleased with the draw.
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.
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 savage on this method with the rod wrapping round, most certainly, "fish on".
|Peg 1 - Mr Blobby!|
DumDum certainly took the win after a few casts that ended up in the reeds he dropped one perfectly on the edge of the fair bank and was rewarded with a fish.
I took a coupe of fish from the pellet waggler line before trying the 5 metre line.
Well, the 5 metre line simply wasn't working just like yesterday. I was foul hooking fish and just could not get them to settle. After the match I had a chat with "my new best mate" Neil who told me he was feeding by the pot full to get the fish on the deck.
The margin line I had primed with a smaller amount of groundbait and pinging a few pellets over the line throughout the match and I was getting fish however I could see that DumDum was bagging fish at an alarming rate. The whistle went and I didn't think I'd beaten Adam, the scales would reveal the results.
104lb 6oz for third in section and having to give Dum Dum a golden nugget!
Overall Team Result
1. Russel and Ruddy Roach
2. Rolly and Jason M
3. Lummox and NS69
A brilliant two days generously supported by Neil of HillBilly Floats, well done to the top teams. I don't feel too bad that I was chip shopped by Ruddy and NS69 on day one now.
I'm back to the Glebe in a few weeks time and I'm going to adopt a different method for the 5 metre line. I'll report back after those matches if it worked.