A beautiful day, really hot, good for sun bathing but not fishing.
I had an enjoyable day.
Second in match
The first two hours of the match it was solid of bream and decent skimmers, smallest been 12oz biggest 3lb. I had around 40lb in two hours, it was hectic. But the wind got up, maybe coincidence, but the fish switched off, tried a few past bait, lighter rigs, changing mix, new lines result in nothing!?
Caught steady, not baggin in last hour. had my first grass carp from this lake, which was 8lb 2oz.
Peg 50 Back Deans
Second in a ten peg section (21lb won it)
It was always going to be a tough day today with every peg in, (eight yard pegging). Like alot of Fish O Mania matches you hope to get some room or a feature!! Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky. I caught in the first 40 minutes in the last 20 minutes. I had 5 small carp and lost one in neighbours swim, a carp swim 6 yards into his swim, despite saying "sorry mate, fish coming through" he struck it off. On well, another 4 hours later the same again, got tangled, but got it free, but then the fish came off anyway.... I just laughed. To add salt to the wound, 21lb won the ten peg section and I had 19lb, and third was 18lb. Our end of the lake was really tough, but there were some fish caught further up, a couple of 90lb weights. I believe 160lb odd won it, by John Havery. Congratulations to him for winning and I will see him there in the Fish O Mania final with Frank Donachie. Fingers crossed for Frank, let's hope for some luck in the final.