Hi all, the Weds club fished the last of the season's matches at Beggars Hall Lake. It was a bit chilly but it stayed dry with a very brisk wind. I drew sock on with peg 18 so really fancied my chances. Made up two pole lines and a feeder - it was too windy for pellet waggler. Cupped in my pole lines one at 8 meters and the margins and started off on feeder with 6mm banded pellet. That didn't produce so went on to corn, that drew a blank so on to red maggot. It was about 11:30 before my first bite - a small carp about 5lb. I cast back out to the spot where I got that from and within minutes had a second one but lost it at the landing net. This was the trend for the next 3 carp all lost at the net so bloody annoying makes you nervous when playing a fish. I decided it was time to go down the margins where I had constantly fed all morning. Had a carp within 15 minutes about 10lb, that was a fight and a half, but I won. This went on for the rest of the afternoon with 3 more carp all good lumps finished my day with 43lb 5 oz.
First Ray Gibson with a well earned 80lbs 4oz, 2nd Tony Cruci with 43lbs 14oz, 3rd Phil Whitmill with 43lbs 5oz and 4th Darren Marder with 29lbs 8oz, well done to all.
Last Thursday 19th was our presentation evening the pic is just a few of the trophy winners I got club champion for the second time.