For my trouble i drew scales yet again (3rd time ) .....peg 51 was my destination , not bad and quite pleased.
To my left is Ross Winfield
To my Right is World Champion Roger Marlow
I was a bit rushed as the starting time was now 10:30 from 11:00
SENSAS GILLES 0.8GR
MAURAZIO SCHIEPATTI MARS BLEU 0.75GR
Maurizio Schiepatti 1.0 gr
2 x SENSAS 'Choppies'
Come and get it ......dinner bell soon
Strange start for all as hardly anything shown after an initial 6 balls of SENSAS LAKE /SUPER BLACK . So i went for the Perch and stuck it for a full 30 minutes but only a small Perch and a Daddy Ruffe prevailed. Did have many other movement bites but i think the claws were causing this.
Back onto the pole line fishing 9m ......started to catch small roach , chub , skimmers , biggest about 1oz !! ........Continued then got hit by the first Pike of the day so replace the hook length and back on the Perch for about 10 minutes ...... nothing . Just gone 11:45 so back onto the silvers attack and four more Pike attacks .
Got to about 2:00pm and tried the Perch line again feeding heavy into one area and a little an another , gave it 20 minutes , nothing . Back on the silvers and eventually ended up with 118 and brought the fish closer 7 metres.
S.Hurst with 4-4
Alan Wright with 4-11 and winner of the section
Simon Ryan with a Billy i wanted , 3-4
Ross lost an expected Tench . 2-13
Soaking wet as the rain gods poured down at the final whistle and i had to help scale the section with Ross.
Scores on the doors !
THIS WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH :
I caught 2 Smelt (must be really rare) and took this picture which i have sent on to the Environmental Agency to tell them this great news that another species of fish exists in the Soar ! So i sent the mail and this replied , are you ready ? :
Hello EA .....Fishing a match at Sutton Bonnington today and i caught two of these , which appear to be Smelt ! I did not smell them as they are supposed to give of a cucumber odour . I have caught them before in Sweden.
Environment Agency Hi Phil, to fish for smelt or lamprey you need authorisation from us. You can contact us on 03708 506 506 and we can email the fish movements team to request authorisation.Eileen
I have every confidence that the EA is attuned to angling thinking .............Not !