Hi all, the Weds Club fished the Backwater for its first round of our winter league. I drew peg 2 not a good peg but not too bad - it's very deep, a full match top deep. My plan was to be bread punch and worm with the odd maggot. Well bread was out as it was much too deep so maggots down the middle track and chopped worm over by the barge it was. Got a small perch on maggot within 20 minutes then a few roach a little bigger than the usual size. The it was over to my worm line - not a twitch on worm so tried maggot over there and got broken up on a very decent perch. Stayed there for a while but nothing so back down the middle and had a couple more roach then a pike take and another hook length gone. Carried on there until the end of the match and lost another good perch ending up with 1lbs 9oz
1st Bill Beeston with 2lbs 7oz, 2nd Phil Whitmill with 1lbs 9oz, 3rd Steve Foster with 1lbs 6oz and 4th Rob Calderon with 1lbs 3oz. The cold snap had had a bad effect on the catches today. Pic is the Backwater from my peg.