Good morning to all, the Weds Club fished the Malcolm Barker Club lake. It was going to be a hot day so hoping for a shady peg but that wasn't to be - drew peg 23 in the sun all day but there was a saving grace that there was a very stiff breeze. I have fished this peg a couple of times it can be very good got 2nd last time I fished it. Made up two lines - one at 10 meters and one by some pads in the margin. Started off feeding bit of groundbait about the size of a golf ball and a few red maggots as this was going to be my main line today and the pads as a backup. It was very quiet for the first hour then got a small perch then it slowly picked up and a few roach starting showing but not the size I hoped for. By 2 pm I got a tench about 2lb so this has boosted my hopes. Got a few more roach and perch but very small so on to my backup lily pads. Got 3 perch of a couple of oz then it died - put more bait in but it would not respond so back to my long line with an extra couple secs of pole and picked off a couple more.
I weighed in 8lbs 7oz, pic is peg 23 my home for the day, 1st Phil Whitmill with 8lbs 7oz, 2nd Tony Parker with 5lbs 15oz, 3rd Jeff Pearson with 5lbs 10oz and 4th John Carter with 4lbs 13oz