Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Interclub (Saffron Walden) match/outing
Bishop's Stortford with 59 points to Saffron Walden's 46 points.
1st Peter Green 70lbs 3oz
2nd James Gillard 60lbs 9oz
3rd Tony Parker 48lbs 14oz
4th Roger Philips 36lbs 10oz
5th Peter Motram 23lbs 15oz
Good morning to all, I woke up in the early hours this morning to the crashing of thunder and torrents of rain just glad it was this morning and not yesterday The Weds club fished a interclub match against Saffron Walden at our home water of Beggars Hall lake. It was going to be a bit tough because all but 4 pegs were in. I drew an odd peg it is normally reserved for the disabled anglers but as we close the lake down for interclub matches I put it in and I was 2nd to last in the draw bag my luck I got it peg 23. I made up 3 pole lines one at 7 meters and two down the margins and a feeder for distance work. The wind was blowing straight in my face and made any pole line over 7 or so meters almost impossible to fish so concentrated on the feeder and margins for the pole. After an hour or so on feeder with no bites I started to think about hooklength changes to the feeder with lighter lines and smaller hooks, so I started to make up a hooklength and the feeder has bent round with a common carp of about 5lbs. This has me thinking leave the set up alone as its working and within 15 mins had a perfect jet black mirror carp of 8oz. By this time its half 12 pm so had me a sandwich and a drink then onto my margins. Started off down on my right side for a few roach and rudd this went on for a hour nearly then I bumped a decent carp. I carried on with this line until I managed to hook one; a common of 7lb then tried the other margin for another carp - a mirror of about 8lb. By this time the match was over. I weighed in with 19lbs 8 oz and just outside the money.
Bishop's Stortford won on the day with 59 points to 46 points with one more match against Saffron Walden next month on their water.
1st Peter Green with 70lbs 3oz, 2nd James Gillard with 60lbs 9oz, 3rd Tony Parker with 48lbs 14oz ,4th Roger Philips with 36lbs 10oz, 5th Peter Motram with 23lbs 15oz ,well done to all.