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Wednesday, 13 December 2023

River Stort Backwater

Winter League

1st Bill Beeston 2lbs 6oz
2nd Phil Whitmill 2lbs 4oz
3rd Steve Foster 1lbs 8oz
4th Rob Calderon 1lbs 4oz

Winter League
Winter League

Phil's day

Morning to all. The Weds club fished it 3rd round of our winter league on the River Stort Backwater. Got to the river at 7.45 to find it was running hard after a night of heavy rain. It had plenty of colour so, although not the best conditions, I decided we would not cancel the match.

I drew peg 14. It's a good peg but today was anybody guess. I picked out my heaviest rig, a 1 grammer, and looked for a slightly slower run and that was full over to the barge. Only made 1 rig as I couldn't see any point in setting up any more. Fed red maggots and chopped worm - it was difficult to judge where to feed should have used a bait dropper but didn't. I got my first perch after 40 minutes and went on to catch a few more throughout the day mixed in with the odd roach. I weighed in 2lb 4oz and had a good day being busy most of the day.

1st with 2lbs 6oz Bill Beeston, 2nd Phil Whitmill with 2lbs 4oz , 3rd Steve Foster with 1lbs 8oz and 4th Rob Calderon with 1lbs 4oz. No blanks today. Pic is from my peg looking down river.

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