Cunneries teams of three


3rd june

Cunneries S canal

Today i was back at Cunneries fishery in Eccleston for the last round of the teams of three and my Adlington angling red team was lying in fifth place with 76 points which was ten points away from the top three money positions , so that seemed out of the question but we still wanted to finish as high as possible because it was my first outing with the Daiwa Adlington squad . The weather leading up to the contest had been a bit iffy with a drop in temperature plus some strong showers and this of course had an impact on the matches taking place during the week , so bearing this in mind a figured that a low winning weight would be needed and a good draw required .

On arrival to the fishery i noticed that the wind was blowing towards the car park and the vegetation on the s canal had grown quite considerably since my last visit almost a month ago due to various other commitments , after having a chat with a few of the locals they had a similar view to me in that it would be tough going and hawk lake would be the favorite to win the match , when my other team members turned up we had a discussion on how we would attack it today and hopefully get the points required to move further up the table .

It was soon time for the draw and i managed to pull out three nice pegs they wasnt out-and-out flyers but should be able to give us good points if we fished them right , i was on peg 23 on the second leg on the s canal and i quite fancied it for a few bites even if the wind was blowing down the other end , like most of the pegs here i had some reeds along the far bank although i did have a clear patch so i could get into some shallower water and along my margin i had a reed bed on my right hand side although it looked to deep but on my left hand side i found 1.5ft a top kit away , so i decided to set up ;

3ft pellet rig for fishing in front of the far bank reeds and i used a 4×14 roob float which had an inch spread bulk starting above the four-inch 012 garbo hook length .

3ft maggot rig for fishing across if they didn’t want pellets and i used a 4×12 maggot float which had a bulk plus dropper spread along the 014 garbo main line , attached to it was a six-inch 012 garbo hook length .

mud bank and left hand margin rig , i used a 0.4 muddie float which would help keep the rig still if lots of fish came into the swim and i had the usual 014 garbo main line with a six-inch 012 garbo hook length .

i also set up a shallow rig incase the came up in the water across to the reeds and i used an 0.1 mini mag float which had a bulk above the four-inch 012 garbo hook length .

Bait for the day was ;

2 pints of red and white maggots

2 pints of soaked micros

1 pint of ground-bait

small tub of 2+4mm expanders

When the all in sounded i began across to the far bank in front of the reeds towards my right and it only took a couple of feeds before i caught my first f1 , it was very slow going but by regularly tapping in a view micros plus lifting + dropping my rig i managed to entice a few fish to take my 4mm expander and in the first hour i had managed to catch half a dozen but my swim wasnt getting any stronger , it seemed like it was going to be a catch what you can day and keep setting up new swims similar to what you would do during the winter months .I plumbed up a new line on the left hand reed beds and started again yet again i had a quick couple of f1s then the hand sized skimmers moved in which wasnt a good sign , so i moved a couple of feet away and started again this is how i spent the first two hours of the match putting a dozen f1s in the net , at this point i was well up there with the anglers within eye shot and i also began loose feeding maggots towards my left hand margin , when bites began to tail off i plumbed up to see if i could find any shallower water if they had backed off and right in between the reeds were there was a bit of a bay i managed to find just over 2ft .

My new swim produced straight away although i did have a problem with them diving into the reeds when hooked and i ended up losing a few but it was the only place that i could regularly get bites , i noticed that a couple of lads where picking up the odd fish on the mud bank so i decided to follow suit i began by putting in a large kinder pot of maggots and lowered my rig in over the top of it , i managed a couple of small skimmers before foul hooking an f1 and it wasnt really working for me so i decided to big pot in some maggots to see if things improved any .While it settled i rotated my pellet swims picking up a few fish from each to be honest i was quite enjoying it and i was catching more than i usually do before my margin lines kick off , another look on the mud line didn’t produce for me so i kept plugging away on my pellet lines putting the odd f1 in the net and with two hours of the match left it was time to try my left hand margin which i had thrown a dozen maggots every five minutes in front of the reeds, so i expected there to be a few lined up i had a big f1 almost instantly which was promising and i thought that i could be on for a framing weight but my margin just died on me which was a complete shock as it had been my banker on every match i had fished on the s canal .I decided to big pot in the shallowest water i could find which was a top kit towards my left if they wanted to be in this depth and while it settled i rotated my pellet swims across , basically that is how i spent the rest of the match because both the mud bank and margin never worked for me .

When the all out sounded i had 28 f1s on the clicker so i thought that i might be on for a good weight and had caught more than those anglers around me , when the scales arrived i was one of the first to weigh in and my net went 33lb so it seemed that pellet fish wasnt as big a stamp as worm fish on the s canal . I was second best weight on my leg of the canal but the lower numbers fished a lot better which pushed me down to sixth missing out on third by just 2lb which was my worst place in the league not how i wanted the series to end , luckily the other lads in the team had fared a lot better as they finished first + third on their lakes this left us on ten points and which was good enough for us to finish second on the day , a few of the teams towards the top of the league had suffered a poor round so we hoped that we might have a chance of moving up the table and when the results had been read out we ended up in 4th place which is good for a new squad but we missed out on third by just three points .

 

So that was the end of Daiwa Adlington first attempt at team fishing and we suffered a few ups and downs including a proper stinker of a round when we had 23 points out of a possible thirty , but when we finally got to grips with the venue we ended quite well managing two team seconds and two individual seconds , so that will call time on the team events for the time being until the winter leagues begin again in november but i have enjoyed the experience and will be looking forward to continuing my time with the squad .

Cunneries teams of three


May 6th

Cunneries S canal

Today i was back at Cunneries fishery in Eccleston for round four of the teams of three and after my last match here on Monday where i won my section i was really looking forward to it especially as we at last had our best team fishing today so hopefully a good result will help push us up the table , as usual due to my lack of sleep i was one of the first to arrive and after having a chat with a few of the lads knocking about time was passing by with still no sign of most of the team , a quick phone call and i found out they was on their way after having a bit of bait trouble in the Adlington angling tackle shop or more like our captain was too busy chatting , when they finally turned up it was nearly draw time and as i was the team draw bag i joined the queue towards the rear , when it came round to my turn in the bag of doom i strangely pulled out three decent pegs ;

17 on hawk for Rob

26 on legs 3+4 of s canal for Jordan

15 on legs 1+2 of s canal for me

As i was on the same peg again from Monday and with conditions very similar blue skies , wind blowing away from the car park although we did have a drop in temperature , so i expected the fishing to be very similar and it didn’t take me too long setting up because all my rigs were still in my box ;

4ft rig for fishing half way up both slopes and i used a 4×12 MD maggot float which had a bulk plus dropper shotting pattern spread along my 014 garbo main line attached to it was a six-inch 010 garbo hook length .

3ft rig for fishing in front of the reeds across and in the margin and i used a 4×10 MD maggot float which had a bulk plus dropper shotting pattern spread along my 014 garbo main line attached to it was a six-inch 010 garbo hook length .

shallow rig for when they came up of the deck in the margin and i used a 4×10 MD mini maggot float which had a bulk of eleven stotz above my six-inch 010 garbo hook length .

Bait for the day ;

3 pints of white maggots with a hand full of reds mixed in

1 pint of soaked micros

small tub of 4mm expanders

When the all in sounded i decided on a bit of a change today to see if i could sort my early part of the match out which is usually where i struggle and i began on my 4ft rig with pellets , i had been informed that they had pumped cold water in to the s canal all week to try to keep the weights down and freshen up the water which could knock the fish off the feed, so i decided to take it easy with the bait until i knew how the f1s would respond and after tapping in a few micros i laid my rig in so that it would fall along the far slope keeping a tight line between pole + float which would help me spot any tiny indications .

After a couple of feeds i had my first f1 in the net and i managed a few more during the next half hour but it was slow going but it was the same for everyone down my end of the s canal , after a while i began getting midered by skimmers + small stockies which can be a problem when using pellets so i plumbed up a new line a meter towards my left and started again this produced a couple more f1s . I wasnt really happy with the way things were going today using pellets so i changed my 4ft lines to maggots but this didn’t produce how i would have liked , i had fed my top three swim with maggots since the match started but this produced a few indications which i couldn’t connect with and with not a lot happening i needed to keep rotating swims to pick up the odd fish .

With half the match gone i only had 12 f1s in the net which was about the same as everyone that i could see and i also heard lots of moaning going on saying how hard it was fishing today , i had been loose feeding maggots regularly on my left hand top three margin swim tight to the bank in the shallowest water that i could find and this produced a couple of quick f1s , it seemed that pellets was the bait to be using today but i didn’t have a great deal of micros made up so i had to be a bit careful on which lines i fed it and i decided to put in a new swim at 11m towards peg 14 , this got me a couple more fish but the small stockies moved in so i swapped onto my other margin swim which produced the odd f1 and it was noticable that i would catch almost straight away when changing lines before they backed off .

With the 3ft swim working close in i decided to put in a line at the same depth across towards the far bank reeds to see if it would work as good but it only produced small skimmers so i spent the rest of the match concentrating on my two margin swims and i managed to pick up the odd f1 up to the all out , strangely today i didn’t suffer with any line bites which can be a problem on here it just goes to show the lack of feeding fish down this end of the s canal .

After packing my gear away i had a quick chat with the lads near by and they had found the going hard as well but managed to catch most of their fish on pellets in three-foot , i followed the scales down the main two legs of the s canal and when they arrived at my peg there was a 60lb weight winning with a low 50lb , then two low 40lb weights and my thirty f1s went 44lb which was good enough to win the section but more importantly finish third on my two legs of the s canal .The team captain put in a good performance to win his two legs of s canal and Rob had finished 5th on his first try on hawk pool so we ended up with nine points , which was good enough for us to finish joint first on the day with DT floats but ended up second on weight and we was all extremely pleased with how things went today especially after our disaster on the previous round , i am unfortunately going to miss the penultimate round as im contesting the two hundred pegger North vs South match at Tunnel barn that weekend so i hope the rest of the squad can keep it going .

It’s the first round of the Angling times supercup tomorrow at widows flash in Spring view so lets hope we can keep the good form and put up a decent performance .

 

Cunneries fishery


April 29th

Cunneries S canal

Today i was back at the cunneries fishery near eccleston for the third round of the teams of three league and after the previous weeks good match on the open plus some spring like weather at long last i was really looking forward to it ,as per usual i turned up at the venue pretty early because I’m struggling with my sleeping at the moment for some reason and it was the same last year as well which is a bit strange , but anyway after parking up i had a chat with a few of the lads while i awaited the rest of my adlington team and when they finally turned up we was all up beat looking for a good performance to keep us in the top half of the league table .

It soon came round to a dip in the bag of doom and as usual i was going to pull out the pegs unusually for me we had a less than average draw ;

Jordan was on peg 17 S canal

Matty was on 28 S canal

I was on 15 hawk pool which i had only fished once before catching plenty of fish and managing fifth on the lake but i had noticed that the area i had drawn really struggled there so i felt that i was up against it for improving on that performance , after settling in at my home for the next couple of hours i had an island about 12m away which had a mud bank with a few reeds over hanging the water although it was only six-inch deep tight to it and strangely for this lake i had a separate small island a couple of feet away from the main one , it looked really good as do most pegs on hawk and i decided to set up a couple of rigs to cover my options ;

Top four rig where i would loose feed casters by hand hoping that i would either get the ide shallow or i could have the barbel lined up on the deck and as it was only four-foot deep i used a 4×12 maggot float with a bulk + dropper shotting pattern , my main line was the usual 014 garbo which had a six-inch 012 garbo hook length attached .

Three foot pellet rig for fishing half way up the far slope and i used a 4×14 wire stemmed float which had an inch spread bulk starting above the short four inch 012 garbo hook length .

Worm rig at 1.5ft which i used for fishing near the small island and also along my right hand margin where i had some quiet water so i hoped a bigger stamp might settle later in the match , i used a wire stemmed joof float with an inch spread bulk above the four-inch 012 garbo hook length .

Bait for the day was going to be ;

three pints of my usual worm mix

two pints of casters

one pint of soaked micros

small tub 4mm expanders

tub of worms for the hook

When the all in sounded i shipped out to the side of the small island where i had earlier found a flat spot and then tapped in a nugget of worm mix before lowering my rig over the top of it , i didn’t have to wait too long before i began getting indications and i had ten f1s in the net during the first thirty minutes but i then started getting lots of ide in the peg although they didn’t weigh as much as the f1s , so i went onto my channel swim which i had been loose feeding a dozen casters every five minutes since the match started and i had ten ide in a fifteen minute spell before they backed off which is exactly what they did on my first match on here , i felt that as long as i was catching a couple of ide in the time it took the angler to my left to catch an f1 i decided to stay on it because it would allow me to rest my far bank swims .

I went back across on my original worm swim and picked a couple more f1s among the ide , i was keeping up with all the anglers within eye shot but they was catching all f1s which weighed more so i re plumbed up a new swim in front of the main island and started again this got me another run of f1s for about thirty minutes before things started slowing down , with half the match gone i had forty fish on my clicker but i still felt that i wasnt catching quickly enough and i made the decision to give my pellet rig a try in three foot directly in front of me , it took a couple of feeds before i began catching a few f1s and i had another good run for the next forty minutes but i then began getting liners so i re plumbed up closer to the island in 1.5ft then started again , the f1s where soon back onto the feed and i had a bite a chuck for twenty minutes when things began to slow i rested it by going onto my channel swim were i had a good run of ide plus the odd barbel , this is how i spent the remainder of my match rotating the two swims and when the all out sounded i had well over a 120 fish on my clicker although i had caught lots of ide today so i was an unsure on just what weight i had .

As my lake was going to be the last to weigh in i managed to get all my gear packed away and i then had a chat with a few other anglers on hawk  it seemed that a few lads on the more fancied pegs had struggled so i could have a chance of getting good points , when the scales finally arrived i followed them around the lake and when it came to me sixty pounds was winning then a couple of fifty pounds , my two nets went 44lb it put me a disappointing sixth on the lake and the two weights directly above me had 45lb then 47lb which i felt that if i had changed to pellets earlier i could have caught , but my reasoning behind starting with worms is the fact that you could catch different species rather than just f1s although if i was to fish it again i would stick to pellets and feed a track line with maggots for the ide so i could rotate my swims .

When i got back to the car park i met up with the other lads in the team and it seemed that we had all struggled from our poor draw as we ended up with 21 points it dropped us right down the table , we have our work cut out now to finish in the top four which was out target at the start of the competition but we have three rounds left to hopefully improve a bit .

I’m off to Hall lane tomorrow to contest the open so i can try to get to grips with bessies lake because i have not been on there in nearly two years and the summer league run by mosella starts in a few weeks .

Adlington angling center

Cunneries teams of three


April 8th

Today was the second round of the teams of three at Cunneries fishery near Eccleston and after last weekend where we managed to finish 5th on the day which wasnt a bad start as a new squad, we was all looking forward to another good showing and as we had all done the same as each other on the previous round we decided to keep the team the same , for a change the weather was forecast to be really nice with a dramatic rise in temperature , blue skies and hardly any breeze which would be good for a bit of sun bathing but not great for catching a big weight of f1s although everybody would be in the same boat so i just needed to alter my approach a bit .

After arriving at the complex there was cars everywhere as there was two club matches on hawk+kestrel and i meet up with the rest of the Adlington angling squad , everybody was in an upbeat mood looking forward to the contest ahead and it soon came round to draw time yet again i ended up towards the back of the queue although it didn’t stop me from pulling out a couple of half decent pegs ;

Hawk pool peg 19 Me

S canal legs 1+2 peg 26 Rob

S canal legs 3+4 peg 32 Matty

I had never been on Hawk pool before i knew that it would be a small fish race which isn’t something that i am comfortable doing but i had a job to do for the team , on arriving at my home for the next few hours i had an island at 12m it was mainly bare mud with a couple of reeds plus an overhanging tree which was only to be expected as it had only been open 18 months , it did look really promising and i was quite confident that was until i began plumbing up as both my near + far side margins were less than a foot deep and the deepest water i could find anywhere was a touch over three-foot down the track .

With all that in mind i decided to set up ;

Two foot worm rig it was half way up the far bank slope at about 11m and i used a 0.4 matrix series three float with an inch spread bulk above the four-inch 010 garbo hook length which had a size 16 guru maggot hook attached .

One foot worm rig which was used for fishing a foot away from both far+near margins and i used a 0.4 matrix series three float with an inch spread bulk above the four-inch 010 garbo hook length which had a size 16 guru maggot hook attached .

Top four maggot rig which i would loose feed by hand hoping to pick up some barbel on it and as it was quite still i used a light 4×10 maggie float with a small bulk plus a dropper shotting pattern , my main line was the usual 014 garbo and hook length was six-inch of 010 garbo that had a size twenty guru maggot hook attached .

Bait for the day and even though i had been told that it was an all pellet approach on this lake i decided to try a worm approach because i figured that with holding mixed species you would miss out on weight if you just targeted the f1s , although my worm mix for the day did include some micros + fish meal ground-bait which would help me attract the f1s into my swim and on my side tray i had ;

Two pints of maggots

Three pints of worm mix , soil+caster+worm+micro+ground-bait .

Small tub of worm for the hook

Small tub of 2+4mm expanders just incase things went pear-shaped .

When the all in sounded for the start of the match i began across to the far bank in two foot because even though it was warming up nicely we had a frost on the car in the morning and i felt the fish would be in the slightly deeper water , as it turned out for a change i was right because it didn’t take long before i was catching and in the first hour i managed twenty fish from the one line , i did alter a few things early on by reducing the size of the piece of worm on the hook as the fish were averaging about 8oz and because i was catching quite constantly i reduced the size of the kinder pot so i didn’t overfeed the swim .

 

Unsurprisingly my original line started to fade and i decided to put in a new swim towards my right as i wanted to leave the better left hand area of my peg for later in the match , yet again i was into fish almost straight away although they was mainly ide but on looking round i was doing better than most and as long as i kept putting fish in the net i was happy , after around thirty minutes i began foul hooking the odd f1 and i figured that they had backed off into the shallower water , i didn’t waste no time in replumbing up with my one foot worm rig in front of the little cover that i had along the far bank and i was back catching almost straight away , with half the match gone i had fifty fish on the clicker but i did lose the odd f1 which took me into the reeds and it was a balancing act trying to get my elastic right because i didn’t want to bump any fish off on the way in .

After the disturbance of losing a couple in the reeds i decided to drop onto my top four which i had fed with maggots since the match started i expected there to be a lot of barbel present and i had a bite as soon as my hook bait hit the deck but it wasnt the hoped for barbel but ide+f1s although they was there in numbers for about 15 minutes before they backed off , so i just rotated my two swims for the next hour and i was steadily putting fish in the net which was good fun even if they was a small stamp .

We was fast approaching the last hour and i expected to start catching really well from my left hand margin because it was an area of my peg that i had purposely ignored , i went six meters towards the empty peg and kinder potted in a ball of my worm mix this resulted in a couple of quick f1s plus a barbel but just as i felt that it was going to kick off , the all out sounded on the match behind me and all the disturbance with car doors slamming + people walking up and down put paid to my margin swim , i had no other option than to resort to going back across and after neglecting it for about thirty minutes the fish had disappeared so i decided to set up a new swim towards my right at 13m were the peg was a bit wider this produced a couple of f1s plus a small ghostie before the all out sounded on our match .

Overall i had really enjoyed my match today putting 95 fish in the net and i no doubt did quite a few things wrong on my first attempt at fishing the lake but it’s all a learning experience at the moment on here , when the scales arrived at my peg i was the last to weigh in my two nets went just over 50lb which put me forth on the lake just missing out on second by less than a pound , a couple of quite spells had cost me but i suppose that was the same for everybody as it’s always a close match on hawk and the lake winner had sixty pounds but did manage to catch some bonus fish which is always handy in these fish races .

I went down to see how the other Adlington lads had got on and our angler on the first two legs had done extremely well managing over a ton which put him second on the lake and match , our other lad on second two legs didn’t do that well but we knew that after the draw so he had to take one for the team today and it just shows how important it is to sit in the right areas when f1 fishing . As a team we ended up with 15 points for the second round running this put us 4th on the day one point behind second place so just four-ounce had cost us a money finishing position but thats team fishing for you , the other squad members had also improved a great deal from the first round managing to finish one point behind us in sixth place so everything seems to be coming together nicely.

We have a couple of weeks away from Cunneries so i will be heading back to Partridge lakes for the open match on Saturday before the Preston innovations pairs contest on the Monday so another busy weekend ahead , thanks for taking the time to read my blogs .

 

Cunneries fishery teams of three


April 1st

Cunneries S canal

A change of venue for me today which was more than needed after spending the last three months at Partridge lakes doing the various winter leagues and i was attending the teams of three match at the Cunneries fishery in Eccleston , it was also my first proper contest with the Daiwa Adlington squad and even at this early stage of my team fishing experience i expected to put up a good showing even though we had our team captain missing due to other commitments , apart from the charity match for the Golborne miners i had not fished here for 18 months so it might be difficult competing against the venue regulars but we was all really looking forward to it plus i had done a good deal of homework on the fishery which i hoped would point me in the right direction .

The weather during the week had been really nice almost spring like but as per usual come the weekend we had a drop in temperature , little in the way of a breeze and constant drizzle which wasnt ideal for catching a nice net full of f1s , I was the first of our team to arrive but i knew a few of the lads fishing today so i had a chat while i waited and after a bit the rest of the squad turned up , we had a little team talk before it was time for the captains to do the draw and after joining the queue around half way because there was a bit of a scrum at the door to the cabin i didn’t have to wait long for a dip in the bag of doom we ended up with ;

Old canal peg 4

S canal legs 3+4 peg 43

S canal legs 1+2 peg 13

The latter of them was my home for the day just your typical wind ward end peg nothing new there i suppose and i hoped that i could do it justice after my short walk to my peg i had plenty of options.

Positives 

Reed lined far bank

Corner of the island where there was a bit of a mud bank

Reed bed to my left although it was only a top kit away

Reed lined right hand margin which had a couple of cut outs so i could get in some shallower water .

Negatives

Only nine meters wide

Bit of a hill behind which will make shipping back a bit awkward

Left hand reed bed a bit closer than i would like

Bait for the day

A bit different from what i’m used too because it was getting warm enough for a worm approach to work and it something that i need to get my head around , especially getting the mix right and today i used an equal four parts of ;

chopped worm

micro

ringers green

water

I also had the usual f1 baits ;

micros

4+2mm expanders

2 pint maggots

My rigs for the day was;

Pellet rig in front of the far bank reeds were it was a touch over three-foot deep and i used a 4×12 roob float with an inch spread bulk starting above the four-inch 010 garbo hook length which had a size 18 guru pellet hook attached .

Maggot rig at the side of left hand reed bed where it was nearly three-foot and i used a 4×10 maggot float which had four number eleven stotz spread down the 014 garbo main line , my hook length was six-inch of 010 garbo which had a size 18 guru maggot hook attached.

Worm rig for fishing various parts of my peg in 2ft but i was going to start  in the corner of my right hand margin and i used a matrix series one float which was a bodied pattern with a thick bristle plus a glass stem , my main line was the usual 014 garbo and i stepped up the hook length to 012 garbo with a size 16 guru lwg hook .

I was ready well before the all in for a change and i didn’t want to start walking round with my peg being so narrow as i felt that it would disturb the fish so i just had to sit it out ,when the hooter finally sounded i began my match by fishing across with pellets in front of the reed bed and i needed to tap in a couple of feeds of micros before i had any sort of indication , strangely i was missing quite a few bites on this line so i decided to change to a 2mm expander and this sorted things out but it was only 4oz stockies that had settled on this swim which isn’t really what i wanted to be catching , when i trashed my rig as a fish came off on the way in i took the opportunity to drop onto my left hand maggot rig at the side of the reed bed where i had thrown in a dozen mags every five minutes since the match started and i hoped that a few f1s had settled there , i did manage to pick up a couple but it didn’t seem right because there was a lot of small silvers present and in the back of my mind i just knew that i was using the wrong bait .

A switch to my worm mix on my right hand margin had me catching f1s almost straight away and i finally managed a run of fish but after a while the bites tailed off maybe i had over fed the swim or just not given them enough time to settle ? I plumbed up another line to my right at six meters were there was a little cut out in between the reeds and after i plumbed up to find it was only a few inch deeper which was good as i could use the same rig , yet again i had fish almost instantly after i fed and i went on another good run but just like before things began to tail off , so before i took the last fish out of the swim i rested it and went back on my original worm swim for the next hour i rotated between the two putting the odd fish in the net including an f1 over three pounds .

But it was only when i went on to my left hand margin swim on my top kit that i really started bagging and went on a good run for over an hour , yet again the bites began to tail off and it must be down to not having enough feed content to keep the f1s interested  ? Which is something that i need to work on before the next round i also need to be a bit more patient before rotating swims as most anglers stayed on just one line all day and for the rest of the match i rotated my worm swims picking up the odd f1 from each but i couldn’t really get them to settle today .

When the all out sounded it called time on a rather frustrating match which was only to be expected after my lack of venue knowledge and a new bait to use today , i had managed to put 45 f1s in my net so i still managed to catch a few and i figured that i had around sixty pounds , as i was the first to weigh in i didn’t have long to wait to find out and my two nets went 70lb which is more than i thought this was good enough for 5th although i was only 8lb from finishing third on my two legs of the snake canal which was my target at the start of the match , strangely the middle of all the legs on the S canal had fished really well but this might be down to the quality of angler on those pegs .

The other lads had endured a similar match to me as they both finished fifth on their lakes and  we ended up with 15 points which was also good enough for 5th on the day so not too bad a start to the teams of three, hopefully when things settle down a bit with a steady team and we get to know the venue a bit better we should hopefully be able to push on from here , i am looking forward to the next round already especially after the weights which have come out from there in the matches during the week and hopefully i will get my first ton of the year before too long .