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Sunday, 6 November 2022

River Stort Backwater

Club match/outing

1st Mark Halverson 2lbs 11oz
2nd Tony Cruci 2lbs 8oz
3rd Gary Pickard 2lbs 1oz

Club match/outing
Club match/outing

Gary's day

It was another very wet match with the rain finally easing about lunchtime. After the rainy week we also faced a heavily coloured river that was pushing through. But it was still mild so a few fish should show.
It was a short walk for me to peg 2 with Tony downstream on peg 1. After seeing the river, I found a 2 gramme rig I made up a couple of years ago when we had a winter of storms. It was just about running through OK if I could dodge the leaves and bits of branch coming downstream.

A small roach after 20 mins got my hopes up but that was it for another 3 hours or so. In the meantime, Tony had picked up a big perch so it looked like the match was over!

After a walk to warm up and seeing few small fish were showing well off the bottom, David was having a bite a chuck but from very small fish, I dug out a light rig for fishing half depth and the float started going under. I had a busy last couple of hours putting 40 or so small fish in the net but it was too little too late and a lesson learned.

1st Mark Halverson 2lbs 11oz of small fish, 2nd Tony Cruci 2lbs 8oz with a perch of 1lbs 10oz and 3rd Gary Pickard 2lbs 1oz. Honourable mention to David Jones whose 90+ fish came in at 1lbs 12oz.
Photo today is Tony and his chunky perch.

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