Knew it would be tough match, so decided to fish worms and pellets on the pole line and fish pellet feeder at 22 meters.... Started on pellet feeder, with Marukyu Sweet fishmeal mirco pellets, which resulted in a F1 and had a mare on the pole. Had 2 carp out, but also lost two and some skimmers (10 for 13lb 10oz) Had 4 carp on the pellet feeder in the last 1 hour 15 mintues and again lost two. One done me on the rope on peg 22 and the other on the run. Unreal. Should of won the match. Disappointed.
Peg 4 Match
2nd on lake
Another visit to Heronbrook fishery today and drew two pegs away from last time. The locals say need to draw "ends and bends". So unfortunately no such luck, however still fancied the peg I faced with. Started on the feeder, and had no such luck.
Been pinging pellets at 14.5 meters and caught a few F1's and a couple of big carp and lost a few, didn't realise how big there are. It was a tough match. See the weights below.
Peg 5 on Horseshoe Lake wouldn't be my first choice of pegs, so decide to fish pellet feeder to begin with and ping pellets on the pole line and fish down the edge with maggots. Simple approach.
The match started and chucked a pellet feeder tight to island with fishery pellets (2mm) and lasso 6mm. Had 5 carp on this in the first hour and rumour has it, that the lake is fishing hard, so reasonably pleased with the start. Jon Walker was doing the best on peg 11 with long pole.
My second hour on the pole was slow, disppointing, and decided to put worms in, as Scott was catching well on worms next to me on peg 3 and Phil was struggling on peg 7. So decided to try and catch big skimmers, which was alright. Edges was devoid, as the edge was only a top kit long, which proved costly as a lot anglers caught well done their edges in last 40 mintues and where I've struggled to catch any carp, only a few skimmers.
Still had a nice days fishing, enjoyed it, and surprised to make the frame..... Just.
Well done to Jon Walker on winning the match with 147lb and 99lb second.
Well done to Jon Walker for winning and the bonus peg.
Haven't been to Alders Farm for ages, so was looking forward to it. Early start, set off at 6.30 and three hours later I arrived. Traffic was murder on the A40 and A34. So there was two pegs left in and both were flyer, peg 22 and peg 5. Peg 5 has to be one of my favourite pegs on Pines Lake, as I was lucky to drew it quite a few times on the winter league.... a real "Bung Hole". However drew next to Westy on the dam wall, peg 22.
A bit of a rush to kit up. Started on the pellet feeder and had one second chuck and it was quite. Loads of fish topping, blowing and moving around..... but didn't feed. Even after the match I struggled a little.... I caught best on pinging pellets and giving it some to be fair. Had around 15 ish small carp and a coupl of skimmers to just win the match. Very tight. Two 42lb 3oz and I had 44lb 11oz. One fish in it. Can't wait to get back..... hopefully the traffic won't be a killer.