The Icelandic Tv series Trapped (season 2) and the Switzerland v Ukraine world 2006. Combine these two and you have the experience, atmosphere and resultant of the above said match.
Trapped is an excellent TV series set in the north of Iceland, a brilliant production of a well written police drama which has twist and turns at every corner. But when you watch it you notice (because it’s northern Iceland) the sun hardly ever shines and it’s bleak and there is always bloody rain and its gives you the impression that it sodding freezing.
Switzerland v Ukraine 2006 The two sides were playing for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals but neither could score in 120 minutes and one of them didn’t even find the net in the penalty shoot out a game so dull that paint should take offence if ever mentioned in the same sentence as this horror show. This is deemed the one of the most boring and tedious game ever staged. So you see if you combined the above two said elements you get all the characteristics of this match.
We were met at the start of the match by one of the bailiffs of the Ponds one Mr Nigel Coram who came down to make sure that all the pegs that were going to be fished were made presentable (Which indeed they were) Nice one Nigel.
There is nine of us in the league all told but we knew of one absence a certain Dave Nash who was on his way to Spain. But alas there was three no shows. Leaving five hardy souls to do battle.
The draw was done and of we ambled to our allotted pegs which were all on pond 1. Now what happen during the match is a bit difficult to write about, not because of the sheer volume of occurrences but lack of them.
So here are the results
|1st||Peg 6||Paul Smith||4lb12oz|
|2nd||Peg 3||Eric Searle||1lb 10oz|
||Peg 5||John Barker||Nothing|
||Peg 1||Pete Curnow||Zero|
||Peg 2||Alan Bland||Nil|
First place then Paul Smith who amassed a very creditable total for the adverse weather conditions which was rather Nordic of 4lb 12oz. This consisted of 2 decent size skimmers and a few roach, Paul also hooked a decent size carp which escaped when it swam under his pallet. Mr Smith fished the pole at 13 meters and fished mostly pinkie.
Runner up with just one skimmer was Eric Searle for a weight of 1lb 10oz. Eric fished 7meters out and caught his only fish on double red maggot. Also he hooked a small Rudd or Roach but it dropped of. This was his only 2 bites.
John Barker on peg 5 had 2 bites one at 12 oclock and then another 5 minutes later.
Yours truly on peg 1 had 1 bite at 11:15am and poor Alan Bland had no bites So there you have it folks To sum it up in one word Grim.
But folks there is always next time.