Draw time and ………..
Todays rigs were:
SENSAS Jeff 2 0.2gr 0.9/0.7 SENSAS feeling 22 hook
SENSAS Lombadier 0.3gr 1.0/0.8 SENSAS feeling 22 hook
and A SENSAS CCX2 4x8. 0.14/16 hook
After clearing as much ice as possible the match started with the ice holes closing up again so it was a case of fish and clear the ice on occasions with the pole cup and landing net. SENSAS legend Joe Roberts to my right was soon of the mark with a quick succession of 2 perch and a roach and other either side of me also gained a few bits , where are mine ? At that point i had my first fish a perch on double bloodworm and followed that by loosing another as i played the line past the ice .
In the first hour Joe lost a big Perch through the ice and Dean Guess and Tony Marshall battled the ice flow to gain a reasonable return of small fish.
It was not till the first boat went though pushing the ice everywhere that i gained my first decent fish , a Perch of about 14oz just of the keepnet ! About an hour later i was fishing the stern of a barge close in when i hit a beast and after 20 second play trying to pull it out i lost it to the ice ! , i was livid !
About 20 minutes later i got my consolation price a brute of about 2.5 LB , thoughts of winning the section were now a reality however after only catching 3 more smallish Perch but losing another 2 small ones for the remainder of the match i was thinking i would by at least 0.5 kilos behind most , i was.
Mark Perkins , section winner 2.300 peg 97
Another great day be it a very cold one but pleasant in the direct sun light. Bring on round 4 and another chance to qualify !