Well ! less said about the first 2 hours as neither of us gained a bite ! However Dean started to lay on and fished a rig over depth with 4 blood worms and he extracted a decent 1.75lb Perch . He took another later with a decent roach a bit later . Colin and myself were fish less at this point and i started to walk the bank looking for inspiration.
It was later in the afternoon that i took a rest and laid my pole down at 5m and i had a bite on red maggot . Tried again 15 minutes later and float down and a decent 5oz roach came out . I started then to fire consistently 7-10 maggots over the balling line and went out on my light 0.5gr SENSAS Abbieville float with shot spread but tight and 20's SENSAS 3405 hook and as the sun got lower in the sky the fish came on , be it slowly and all three of us took 10 plus good roach up to 8oz .
Conclusion of the day where we fished on pegs 62-63-64 , dont draw these pegs and the need for a cloudy day would somewhat help .
3 x top 5's with Maurizio Schiepatti 0.75gr , Abbieville 1.0g and later 0.5gr , MAS-Sam Merry special.
Office for the day
Early morning mist and cold cleared and we were soon in T-Shirts
Dean fine tuning rigs
Colin also tuning
Dean master class in getting the b+j correct
End of day - very slow start and near the end we took some good weight builder roach.
Dean with a large Perch , roach and skimmer