It was back to Hall Farm today after another wet but still quite mild week. Today was going to be pretty windy and peg 12, which had some shelter, was looking very inviting. Out of the bag came peg 6 - no shelter today but it has been a good peg recently so I was pretty happy with this.
I got off to a flying start with an F1 on the first cast with a little maggot feeder. The next 30 mins gave me 2 more small carp but then the silvers moved in. They were not a bad quality but it was too slow. It was hard to tell how the rest of the lake was fishing as the wind drowned out the give away noise of netting fish.
A change to the pole, fishing just over 5 sections so I could hold it relatively still in the wind, saw the silvers coming regularly. With plenty of rudd around 6oz and some chunky perch pushing 1lb they were well worth fishing for. Phil in peg 4 was getting the odd fish on the feeder as was Tony on peg 8 but it was looking slow for Mark on peg 2. The odd quieter spell marked a carp or F1 being in the swim and, thankfully, a few decided to feed. A quick try shorter have me a couple more F1s but the wind made presentation difficult.
Mark on peg 2 was now catching with Tony and Phil still putting fish in the net. The pegs further to the right were an unknown.
At the weigh in my nets went 75lb with over 10lb of silvers and a really enjoyable day with plenty of bites for November. The match was pretty tight with a couple of good fish making all the difference for places. 1st Gary Pickard 75lbs 10oz, 2nd Mark Halverson 38lbs 5oz and 3rd John Todd with 31lbs 4oz. Picture today is Mark and me (behind camera) bothering Phil before the all in.