Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Bordeaux Pits (Saffron Walden water)
Interclub (Saffron Walden)
Saffron Walden won with 82 points to Bishop's Stortford's 56 points
1st Clive Bradford 10lbs 8 oz
2nd Brian Newman 10lbs
3rd Brian Mizon 8lbs 8oz
4th Bill Beeston 7lbs 1oz
5th Phil Whitmill 6lbs 10 oz
Hi everyone, the Weds Club fished it 4th and final match against Saffron Walden on their lake Bourdeux Pits. It's a pretty lake with lots of twists and turns. It's a silvers match where king carp count for nothing, I drew peg 9 - it's a good area but very carpy so tackled up a bit heavy for roach but no choice. Made 2 lines at 10 meters and 8 meters in open water hoping the carp would stay away. Fed small amounts of corn and pellet with groundbait. I started off at 8 meters on red maggot and caught very small roach and rudd - did this for a while till it got hard to catch then on to my 10 meter line. This produced much better silvers with the odd skimmer and then the carp moved in. With a 2.8 lb hooklength didn't fancy my chances but did manage a small f1 which counted. Then I got my first carp of about 10lbs and after a lot of playing the fish I managed to land him so put it back and half hour later started to pick up the roach again then got into another carp. This time it snapped my hooklength, soon got back to catching roach but the swim had taken a beating from these carp and it was getting slower and slower. Then, with half an hour to go, got another carp played this one real slow and got him in. It was a common of the about same size and went on to catch a couple more roach before the match finished. I weighed in 6lbs 10 oz.
First Clive Bradford with 10lbs 8 oz, 2nd Brian Newman with 10lbs, 3rd Brian Mizon with 8lbs 8oz, 4th Bill Beeston with 7lbs 1oz and 5th Phil Whitmill with 6lbs 10 oz. Winning team on the day was Saffron Walden with 82 points to Bishop's Stortford's 56 points - well done to all. Pic today is Peter Green with Peter Mottram chatting before the match.