Before battle commenced fishing veteran Tony Richards treated all competitors to a nice piece of chocolate and cream cake, This was in celebration of the angling stalwarts birthday, now owing to the fact that each and every member of the Watchet angling club are complete and utter gentlemen no one asked Tony’s age. Or is just the case that we had all forgot to ask. Thanks for the cake mate, from everyone.
The weather was slightly chilly with more cloud than sunshine with the odd incursion of a shower. There was an intermittent breeze blowing from the motorway towards the car park at the hut end. This was also a pairs match.
First on the day was none other than the top angler of the club Rob Dodd who drew out peg 36 had a good weight of 94lb 03oz. Top rod used his beloved pole, honestly I can never ever remember him using a rod. Rob fished varying distances using maggot and sweet corn also dead red maggot. Little so and so also had the golden peg.
In second place was my pairs partner Eric Searle another top angler within the club a really good carp fisherman. Me and Eric drew out pegs 17 and 34. We decided that Eric should have the latter peg. Eric predominately uses the feeder in which he is master. Now when asked what bait he had used he replied coco nut, a bounty ( look at the last blog post and you see Eric when it comes to bait he uses code words). Some members were about drag him off into the log cabin tie him to the table and subject him to extreme torture. But Eric came clean, he used hard pellet. He had also fished the pole in the margins where he did lose a lot of foul hooked fish. Erics total weight was a very reasonable 72lb 10oz,
In 3rd place was Phil Dodd, this guy likes to keep things simple and just used the method feeder with hard pellet fishing the far bank from peg 13 his creditable haul came to 65lb 05oz,
At number 4 was good all rounder Paul Smith. Using the pole through out and starting of with maggot and ending the day with worm amassed a reasonable catch of 50lb 03oz. Paul had most of his fish in the middle but did have one carp in the edge and another across the far side. Mr Smith was on peg 10.
5th place Alan Bland on peg 15 had a weight of 30lb 04oz. From the off Alan fished the margins but struggled for bites. Using mostly corn did land some nice size carp, he had the quality but lacked the quantity.
Placed in 6th was brum supporter Dave Gatenfeld. Dave who occupied peg 8 fished the far bank in to the v shaped bay with the method using pellet. His total catch came to 26lb 02oz.
Yours truly was 7th on peg 17 now to say bites was scarce was an under statement Aland Bland who was next to me had smoked more fags during the match than I had bites. I managed to put in the net 6 carp for a tolerable weight of 24.02oz. I must admit my aim in matches is not to come last.
I just pipped ex paratrooper Bob Pascoe on peg 30 the silvers guru took a weight of 23lb 13oz included in that was the top weight of slivers 14lb 09oz, Bob told me before driving of home he mostly used pinkie.
Dave Colley was next with 20lb 09oz he was slightly disappointed but never or less was in good spirits as you can see from the photo with his only silver. Dave C fished peg 11, next time he is determined to kick ass.
Next at 10 was Bobs arch rival in the silvers world the one and only Dave Nash peg 28. His total was 13oz less than Bobs. Dave catch was thus 22lb. He had 2nd top weight in the silvers of 6lb 05oz. His bait was caster and red maggot. I know I had to buy them for him
Number 11 was birthday boy himself Tony Richards. His weight was made up of 5lb 01oz of slivers and 8lb of carp. For a total of 13 lb 01oz. Tony so called under performed because he was full of chocolate and cream cake allegedly. Peg 32 was Tony’s peg.
In the wooden spoon spot was angling veteran fishing on peg 37 Alan Jenkins, he found it tough and could only put in the net a total of 3 lb. But Alan does leave a legacy in this match by giving out a very good tip. Its this, when wanting to get water from a lake whilst fishing on a pallet use a sponge in you landing net. Great tip Alan thanks.
This was the last match in the summer and autumn series until next March. Next week is the start of the Watchet winter league kicking of at Parchay on the KSD Saturday the 26th oct
|Rob Dodd||1lb 07oz||92lb 12oz||94lb 03oz||36|
||72lb 10oz||72lb 10oz||34|
||62lb 05oz||62lb 05oz||13|
|Paul Smith||4lb 07oz||45lb 12oz||50lb 03oz||10|
|Alan Bland||1lb 06oz||29lb 08oz||30lb 14oz||15|
||26lb 07oz||26lb 07oz||8|
||24lb 02oz||24lb 02oz||17|
|Bob Pascoe||14lb 09oz||9lb 04oz||23lb 13oz||30|
|Dave Colley||0lb 5oz||20lb 05oz||20lb 09oz||11|
|Dave Nash||6lb 50z||15lb 11oz||22lb||28|
|Tony Richards||5lb 01oz||8lb||13lb 01oz||32|
|Alan Jenkins||2lb 04oz||12oz||3lb||37|
Until next time have fun.