Sunday saw us with a change of venue to Hall Farm as MBL is very weedy at the moment. With just a few of us due to holidays and the like we decided on a rover. Out of the draw bag came 1 for me so I had first pick of the pegs. With the weather forecast being for a windy day I decided to tuck myself in a corner on peg 26.
It was a slow start for me fishing about 10 metres on the bottom with pellet. Over on peg 5 Phil had a flying start with a few fish in the net before I had a bite. And the same for Tony on peg 1. Slowly though I started to get a few fish whilst feeding the margins now and again. After an hour it was time to try the margins as the left side had coloured up. And in the margins I stayed for the rest of the day. Ringing the changes now and again from paste to hard pellet and then to corn kept fish coming but a lot seemed to just come off even after playing them for a while. I could see my fish looked a bit smaller than Phil's and Tony's so it was going to be tight as they were catching steadily too.
At the weigh in my fish went 114lbs to Phil's 100lb by default. With Tony having over 8lbs of roach/rudd to take over the front running for the silvers cup. Today's picture is the view from my peg to Phil and Tony.
1st Gary Pickard 114lbs 5oz, 2nd Phil Whitmill 100lb 2oz and 3rd Tony Cruci 47lbs 9oz.