Peg 81 for me
All set up and raring to go
Just the 4 rigs , 2 x Perch rigs on CCX1 4x10 to 0.14 /16's
2 x Bloodworm rigs using JEFF2 0.2gr, 0.9/0.6 22'S fine
Typical view on the Loughborough canal these days with so much new developments taking place.
A few small Perch and 2 better samples came his Peter Madleys way . He eventually took second in our section aided by 2 bonus Perch .
Joe Roberts had 12 see-through perch and roach and took an early exit when it was clear that the normally winning peg on the section was doing it again.
Nick Moss to my right in the other section keeping busy
My Day ;
I tried to go for large Stripeys knowing a few of them would put me in the frame . I tried 4 lines , 2 on the choppy , one on the joker/blood and a punch line . The latter 2 failed to produce and the choppy was the successful with several small Perch ( best about 4 oz). My friend to the left faired better with his 7 and had the 2 bonus taking him 1400gr . Our section was decimated a little with early finishers and non-attenders !! Only 3 weighed in from the section with the same old peg winning it with 3150gr (peg 74)
The weigh in to the section to my right would prove more interesting with Nick Moss on peg 82 gaining a respectable 1140gr after a blistering start in the first 2 hours. His team mate Gary Smith on peg 83 took a very nice catch of 1970gr with a very good last hour.
The next three weigh-ins were critical as Midlands angling supplies rod John Kilby was on the end peg . When i visited him at the end of the match he was so distraught as he had lost a 10oz skimmer on the whistle !!
On peg 88 was Andy Taff - 1280gr
On peg 89 was John Potter - 1240 gr
…..Last peg John Kilby on peg 90 ……..1300gr !!!
4 qualifiers existed in the section so John took the honours on default by beating 2 very good anglers to his left , it was close but richly deserved !
Again Joff delivered the goodies and he himself took a 5th on the day with an automatic qualification to the final, we ll done Joffmiester !!
One qualifier to go , i need 8 qualifiers in my section draw :)