Had a day off and decided to fish the Ashpole Spinney for the first time since the introduction of the dye. Was not sure how it would fish considering all the recent cold mornings with the promise of a cold wind and rain later .
SENSAS CCX range of course !
Direct approach with maggot and hemp and a little ground bait
View to my left from peg 4
To my right
Peg 4 ready to rock !
3rd fish ........going for the species
The slightly bigger lads started to show
A few larger Billies started to show
Tench started to get bigger
2.5lb Tench ....fish of the day
The LEGEND ! .....Brian Envis catching several Tench on the corn
Several Tench , Roach , Rudd , Roach/Rudd Hybrids , Perch . About 75 fish for approx. 13LB in 4 hours . Last hour was awful to fish as the cold wind diminished the bites ......It was bloody winter almost , brrrrrrrrrr!
A glorious sunny morning be it a cold start to the day as my instrument pack was showing 2 degrees mean't it could be a slow start for the fish to feed but i was confident that the days honoured guests could extract the best out of the water . Today's event was organised to bring together distinguished Leicestershire match anglers who regularly grace the 'shires' waters and find time to help the club promote their waters to further the population of the club.
Firs time visit to all three of our guests
Even the horses were wrapped up on this rather cold morning.
Pete had Peg 7 with John Kilby on 8 , Sam on 10 and Joe on 11
Joe on the plumb
Sam on the plumb
Sam in the mix
John on the plumb
Much banter on the bank and moving around as the cold was awful in that east wind... brrrrrrrrrrr!
TEAM WIGSTON WITH TEAM MAS
Most of the guys set up at least 3 tops using ultra light sensitive floats 0.1 to 0.2 gr to fine hook lengths on 20 and 22's fine gauge hooks.
First to show with a dog roach was the Master class a very 'Likely lad' Mr .Pete Jayes
GAC-MAS angler John also started to take a few early samples
Sam the man also into a early sample
Sam started to find the fish far side amongst the old reeds in the shallower water where the sun was warming.
The hoods were up most part of the morning as the guys shielded their heads against this cutting east wind.
Joe on peg 11 started also to gat a few samples
Chairman Bill made an appearance and also wanted to see old mate Pete
Sam left early so finished at 12:30pm as he was going to watch the FOXES v SWANS in the afternoon ……….COYB !
Sam presenting 2 of his better specimens
Typical Sam he had to get the fish of the day be it an aquarium fish !
Joe's peg proved tough
John with some nice samples
The Hemp-Master with some dogius roachius. Pete enjoyed it that much he joined the club on the day , welcome Pete !
The Lake 10 yards away proved too tempting for Joe so he had 3 carp in 10 minutes
The days pictures were taken by Midlands angling supplies ltd in aiding the promotion of the Greenhill ac waters.
COMING UP : Pete , Joe and Sam have promised to return again and complete further articles on the Carp lake at Thurlaston and the Cosby water Ashpole.