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Sunday, 23 October 2022

Malcolm Barker Lake

Club match/outing

1st David Jones 3lbs 5oz
2nd Gary Pickard 2lbs 9oz
3rd Jeff Pearson 2lbs 7oz

Club match/outing
Club match/outing

Gary's day

Today was going to be wet, very wet with the BBC forecast mentioning thunderstorms from 10 to 7. The first rain arrived early and we had a thunderstorm backed draw. Peg 3 was mine for the day; a decent peg but awkward to fish with a short high bank behind and a tree to the left. By the time the all-in whistle went the rain had already gone through my leggings and the fingers were looking a little prune like.

As expected from the Weds match, MBL did not fish well. Bites were few and far between coming in little flurries as if the fish would not settle.

A couple of tries with worm to try and tempt a bonus fish form the lily edges went without any signs so it was mostly a day on a small waggler just beyond pole range. To the right, on peg 2, I could see Mark getting the odd fish and Jeff on peg 27 had the net out a couple of times but Dave, on favoured peg 8, was hidden by the tree so an unknown. At the scales my 20 or so fish went 2lbs 9oz for second just pulling ahead of Jeff.

1st David Jones 3lbs 5oz (and his second win of the week on MBL), 2nd Gary Pickard 2lbs 9oz and 3rd Jeff Pearson 2lbs 7oz. Today's photo has the calm after the storms when we were packing up

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