No breakfast at the fishery today as di is down with manflu, and with Mike not being able to even boil water there was no one there to do the cooking, it was a stop at lillypool for Jason and me, and it was busy as the mardons club was in there, and they were before us, but credit where credit is due, the two ladies behind the counter seemed to have it sorted, they had us all fed by 7.25 and it was nice and hot, so a definate plus 4.
Cosmic Ken rayner soon had the draw underway and I was fairly early in the draw, hoping for 11 or 14, but no such luck, peg 5 was to be my piece of heaven today,
so it was in all probability another silver,s day as the two beast pegs were occupied by the corner specialist russ peck on 11 and Alan oram on 14, also Adrian "the prawn"Jeffery on 16, which can also be good. Opposite on 18 was fishery owner , Mike duckett, who would be primarily carping, so I could keep an eye on him, just in case the main carp shoal decided to shift down the lake, but I never expected that to happen, so with that in mind I set up maggot dobbing rig for over to the island, but I wasn't to confident in that as it was only about 18 inches deep, a caster rig for about 12 mtrs at the bottom of the island shelf, one for maggot over micros to my right and in the island gap, (same depth), and another for the empty swim each side.
At the start after feeding all the relevant lines I gave it a go against the island , trying to snare an early one , but I wasn't confident, and after about 20 minutes of trying the rig was chucked up the bank never to be wetted again.
Also the 16 mtr lines only gave me a small perch and a couple of plippy roach, I also only had one bite from a roach on the left hand swim, and nothing from the right hand side.
So I spent the bulk of the day on two lines at 12 mtrs , 11 & 1 oclock, and I had a nice day catching plenty of roach a few nice perch up to a pound , one f1 and two skimmers for a surprising 20lb exactly, so a silver,s approach was definitely the correct choice as the lakes have been hard today, as expected Alan oram didn't make any mistakes in on 14 ending up with 68lb for an easy lake win, I was second on the lake and won the silvers on the day.
Below is Alan with part of his lake winning net, catching mostly on meat I think, he did tell me but I forgot lol.