Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Bordeaux Pits (Saffron Walden water)
Interclub (Saffron Walden)
Saffron Walden won with 79 points to Bishop's Stortford's 59
1st Roger Phillips 8lbs 14oz
2nd James Gillard 8lbs 10oz
3rd Chris Monk 7lbs 12oz
4th Fred Hunt 6lbs 11oz
5th Barry Cornel 6lbs 6oz
Hi all, the Weds club fished an interclub against Saffron Walden on their lake this week. We were a bit short handed so we acquired a couple of their guys to fish in our team to even out the numbers they were both secondary members of Stortford club. We drew our pegs and I drew peg 26, not too bad as I drew it last year and did OK so with confidence I knew what to expect. I fished mainly for silvers and f1s, fished corn and pellets over groundbait with red maggots as a fall back. This worked well until the carp moved in - if I wasn't foul hooking them I was getting snapped up on them so left that area and went for perch down the margin hoping a f1 might show. I had a couple of perch and a few small roach then the carp showed up. Altogether 12 King carp on - lost 9 and landed 3 but in this match big carp did not count - still exciting landing 15lb fish on 4lb line with 18 and 16 hooks.
1st Roger Phillips with 8lbs 14oz, 2nd James Gillard with 8lbs 10oz, 3rd Chris Monk with 7lbs 12oz, 4th Fred Hunt with 6lbs 11oz and 5th Barry Cornel with 6lbs 6oz . A big well done to all the team , pic is Fred Hunt on peg 29.