Morning to all, the Weds club fished our Backwater (river). Although it might have been to early in the year it was a trial and error job. We had 10 turn up so well supported, I drew peg 10 probably the worst peg on the river but your peg is what it is. Got to my peg and had to spend half an hour cutting back bushes and trees.
Seems to be the norm for me just lately. Made up two lines; one over by my barge about 9 meters and a bread line down the middle. Fed red maggots and a bit of hemp by the barge and bread crumb down the middle. Started off on the bread punch with very little response but stuck with it as it can sometimes take a while to work. After a hour with only 1 small roach and a chublet I decided to go over to the barge, this was not much better. I got two small perch then nothing so switched back on bread for a couple more small roach. For the rest of the match I kept switching back and forth and ended the day with 15 oz for 5th.
1st place was Terry Moranda with 4lbs, 2nd was Dave Fuller with 1lb 10oz, 3rd was Tony Cruci with 1lb 9 oz and joint 4th Fred Hunt and Tony Parker with 1lb each. The pic is John Todd part angler and part green bowls player.