At the draw it was great to meet up with Lee Bennet and Carl Lynch plus Tim Kinson and the draw gave me Peg 9 which i was happy about as it was almost car to the peg .
The peg was approx. 9 metres across and it appeared to be a steady 3.5 feet deep the water had some clarity to it but overall a nice tinge of green in the water .
The days office
To my right into the basin
To my left
All set up in the shade at the moment but the sun is expected to beat down later so suntan cream was administered .
Decided to fish all different floats on 4 tops and two whips
All set up with a small mix of Green Swimstim and 3 pints of pinkies/maggots and caster
1.5 metre whip with Maurizio Schiepatti Mercury 0.3gr
Floats for halfway to three quarter were a SENSAS Jeff 2 0.2 gr and a Maurizio Schiepatti Venus 0.2 gr
Bagging rig (hopefully) is a Maurizio Schiepatti (Carbon) 0.4gr with tight string of no 10/12 STOTS
Far side was an EXNER 0.2gr Anette
4.5m whip with a 0.3gr EXNER Nelli
David Gough - 2nd on the day
Paul Middleton - 1st on the day
Charlie Gooch - 3rd on day
8-7 for me and 4 oz short of the section - should have fished close the whole match really
Also discovered the snagging ??
Most photos of the framers courtesy of Middleton/Gough photo media productions
Next match on 12th May - This time i will be all systems go with tactics.