Hi to all, the Weds Club fished Hall Farm Lake this week. It started off a dry day with the possibility of a shower so no surprises there when it tipped it down. I drew peg 16 on the high bank can't say much about the peg as its not in the matches that often. I decided on a feeder for half way across and two pole lines@ one at 7 secs; and the margins both sides very little difference in depths. Started off looking for silvers with red maggots and corn and in a very short time was pulling good roach and the odd perch then I hooked a carp on light gear and lost that. I carried on with this line until the silvers dried up then onto the feeder. I never got a touch so put it up the bank and that's where it stayed for the rest of the day. Went back on my long line but nothing so tried the margins and started catching the odd very small perch then, out the blue, a small carp of about a pound. After that things got better with another carp of 3 to 4 lb, unfortunately I missed the net and snapped off my rig so for a few moments a red mist got the better of me. Recomposed and with a new rig I tried my other margin and this proved much better and went on to weigh in 29lbs 11oz.
1st John Carter with 44lbs 9oz, 2nd Bill Beeston with 39lbs 9oz, 3rd Ray Gibson with 37lbs and 4th Peter Green with 31lbs 11oz. Overall the lake fished quite well considering the amount of cold water that's gone in the lake over the last week, well done to all. Today's photo has us busy setting up.