Hi all, the Weds Club fished its match at Malcolm Barker Lake. It was a trial match to see if it had improved any on the previous outing there. I was first to draw and pulled out peg 23 - I blanked off this peg 2 months ago so was just a bit apprehensive to say the least. I made two pole lines and a margin line by some lily pads I cupped out just a handful of red maggots with some micro pellets and a golf ball of groundbait. I had two rigs for my 10 metre lines - one with a 2lb hook length with an 18 fine wire hook and my second rig was a 4.6lb hooklength with a 16 bronzed hook just in case a carp wanted to play. Started off on double reds and caught from the off with small skimmers, roach and rudd. I managed to keep just enough feed going in to keep them there for the whole day with only a couple of dead spells. Then about 2 pm the obvious happened and I struck into one of the largeish carp in MBL - it took me from one weed bed to another then back again. Not surprisingly I lost it. Finished the match with 8lbs 2oz and enjoyed my day.
1st Steve Foster with 8lbs 10oz (2 tench), 2nd Phil Whitmill with 8lbs 2oz, 3rd Terry Moranda with 8lbs 1oz (2 tench and some bits) and 4th David Jones 6lbs 10oz (1 tench and roach and rudd). Pic today is Steve Foster on peg 18.