A very cold morning greeted the 4 of us at TROSA. If Trosa was evaluated to say football , then the fishing standard would be Champions league ! :-))
We drew and peg1 was yours truly , peg 2 was Christer , peg 3 was Tom and peg 4 was Kent 'end peg ' Adell .
The first milky sunshine rays warmed us as we prepared the kit ready for the roach-fest.
My 3 pole rigs or 3 2.5 and 2.0 gram on 0.15/0.13 to 14/16's
Battle station ready looking into the town.
The match started strangely with no fish in 20 minutes and the signs were not good when i was first to take a fish , a perch , not a good sign . Then 5 minutes later Christer took 3 roach on the bounce , they are here ! Then my peg came alive as i started to take several roach on the 10m pole line . Christer kept catching but sadly Tom and Kent had no indications , surely a matter of time before the fish came their way ?
I started to take some quite large specimens and then changed to whipping with the 6m then shortly started the 5m whip , closer the better . I even started to feed close ready for the 3m whip .
Then the sun started to disappear as the clouds came in followed by wind that really dropped the temperature down and we all felt the extra cold , especially the hands ! Tom started to catch after an hour but Kent still had not caught and Christer and i must have been 7-10 kilos ahead already.
At 12:00 i took a walk (call of nature) and spoke with Kent and he still did not have a fish but as i left he caught , then did not stop. Christer started to catch heavily at 5 metres and so did Tom . My line started to slow and it was hard to get consistent fish so i stuck to the 3m whip line as i started to hibernate into my clothing as the cold started to bite . My hot coffee was a life saver and gave me new vigour to get back into the fishing but Christer was still catching well and Tom and Kent were really bagging hard .
After 4 freezing cold hours the proceedings were brought to a close and i immediately ran around the field for 10 minutes to try and get warmed up ! Jeez ! it was dam cold !
THEN THE CHRISTER ON PEG 2 , WE NEEDED 3 SEPERATE WEIGH-INS !
TOP ROD ON THE DAY WHO CAUGHT MANY ROACH FOR A WINNING WEIGHT OF 35 KILOS
PEG 1 AND MY COLD FACE SAID IT ALL , GREAT 26 KILOS BUT MY GOD IT WAS COLD !