Match Fished on Sedges Tile Lake 8th October 2022.
First on the day was young Grabham, Fishing from peg 36 Ian once again showed his fishing expertise by beating the field with a not to be sniffed at haul of 98 lb 10 oz. Ian fished a variety of methods but the main two employed were pellet feeder to the island and pellet shallow. I can’t remember this gentleman being out of the top 4 hence he has certainly made his mark on the club. A very big well done indeed to you sir.
Eric Searle achieved a good second on peg 38 with a weight of 92 lb 10 oz Eric spent most of the match on the feeder with sweetcorn. He did try his much beloved pellet but to no avail.
Third place went to Paul Smith, Paul drew out peg 40 the corner swim nearest the car park and had jolly good old day catching a creditable weight of 81 lb 12 oz. Pauls main plan of attack was using the pole at 3 plus 3 with worm and soft pellet. Paul did bag the top silvers weight of 25 lb 1oz. So it is congratulations to him.
We had a guest angler in at number 4 who used to hang around with the Watchet gang, one Dave Gartenfeld. Mr Gartenfeld resided in corner peg 31 for a net of 79 lb 9 oz. He managed to get one carp on the pellet waggler. But most of his haul came on the pole to the margins using meat, maggot and pellet.
Our NHS hero Dave Colley who slaughtered the field last time out dropped to 5th place today. From peg 26 Dave had an all Carp net of 53 lb 6oz and used pellet feeder with a 6 mm pellet. As things turned out he caught all his fish in the first 3 hours and did not have a bite after that.
Alan bland experienced the opposite effect and caught his first carp with an hour to go and ended up with a total Carp weight of 46 lb 07 oz. His total net was only 6oz more for 46 lb 13 oz. He caught all his carp on his much beloved paste. His home for the day was peg 27. He finished 6th.
Stuart Frampton pulled out of the bucket corner peg 21 next to the gate and put on the scales 44 lb 14 oz. He tactics of choice was feeder with orange and yellow wafters. Stu got 7th place.
In at number 8 was out of form Rob Dodd. (out of form at placing number 8, when I’m out of form I get DNWI). Rob on peg 23 had a balanced weight of 19 lb 2oz of silvers which got him 2nd in the silvers table and 19 lb 06 oz of carp for a grand total of 38 lb 08 oz. This was obtained on the pole with maggot and pinkie.
Phil Dodd finished in 9th position, once again he took things in his stride, sat on the feeder with maggot and took a haul of 31 lb 11 oz from peg 33.
Ending up in 10th was Ian Ricketts. Ian managed to put on the scales 21 lb 12 oz from roadside peg 22. Pole with maggot was used and apparently poor Ian suffered a lot of fouled hooked fish.
Alan Jenkins got 11th spot from corner peg 30. Alan for the majority of the time struggled but things came together for him late on. He mainly used pole and maggot and managed to catch a weighty eel of note. Mr Jenkins total came to 21 lb 2oz.
Bob Pascoe found himself in at number 12 with 20lb 9oz. Bob who was on peg 35 used pole and maggot.
Veteran silvers basher Dave Nash did indeed have an all silvers haul from peg 32 for a net of 13 lb 8 oz from peg 32. Pole and Dave’s favourite bait of caster was used.
84 years young Tony Richards was placed 14th of of roadside peg 25. Tony kept to what he knows best, that of pole and maggot. Total weight for the day for octogenarian Tony was 12 lb 04oz.
Yours truly had a right stinker of a match and ended from peg 29 in 15th place with a anaemic weight of just 4 lb 9oz. Basically the tactics employed didn’t work and the bait was the wrong ones. Enough said except to say there is always next time.
Poor Nige Coram had a shocker as well and didn’t even bother to weigh in.
Now our Spielsekretärin furher Alan Bland has been very busy indeed ringing around and booking up venues for the optional winter match series which is silvers only (proper fishing) and a mighty fine job Alan has done as well. For there is some good choice venues to fish, a few in the club are particularly pleased with Plantation lakes being on the fixture list. I myself with others from the silvers bashers in the club are looking forward to fishing the Stathe Drain and the river Tone at Athelney.
The next match will be at Parchay on the Kings Sedgemoor Drain on Saturday October 22nd (old school fishing, yea). So see you guys there.