Sunday, 26 September 2021
Bordeaux Pits (Saffron Walden water)
Inter-club (Saffron Walden)
Saffron Walden won with 73 points to Bishop's Stortford's 98
1st Roger Phillips 13lbs 9oz
2nd Sam Robinson 8lbs 7oz
3rd Chris Monk 8lbs 1oz
Despite the fuel panic and Stansted Mountfichet being gridlocked with people queuing we had a good turn out.
It was my first visit to Bordeaux Pits - think Beggars Hall but a bit smaller and thinner. I had heard plenty of rumours of the big carp in here but with them counting as 2lb it could be a funny day. I drew at the top end near the island where it is pretty narrow (I could get to the far back with 13ms) and shallow (about 3ft). I had a slow start catching micro roach but at least something was in the net. After an hour or so a few small skimmers turned up and I thought I had cracked it but they soon disappeared leaving me scratching around for a final tally of 3lb 14oz and a place in the middle of the pack.
Sadly the silvers did not play ball and BS were given a lesson in how to fish Bordeaux Pits by SW.
Many thanks to SW for being great hosts. Photo is my peg for the day.