At the draw and good friends COLMIC SOAR TACKLE were there in numbers
Our man Ron Scales
David Gough - Gary Chalk - Colin ' i love Taylor Diane' Talbot - Paul Middleton
Ron Scales - Clive Lloyd - Tom Boyce
Draw complete and back to Deans van for a team discussion and allocation of squat
Paul and i travelled down narrow lanes and eventually mades it to Section C
Paul was on peg C9 , an end peg !
View from the bridge to the other section just past the moored boat
11:00 AM and match commenced
Paul potted at 4m and far side at 11m , also potted down stream to the bridge in middle or maybe closer to far shelf.
First man at the other section was Jonathan Leivers who fished a tidy match
Paul looking at options
Dumpy Perch and gudgeon were the weigh builders
Most barges were well behaved however some of them accelerated thro the bridge and their propeller really disturbed the peg , too much . One barge for some silly reason went over to the far side possibly scraping its hull on the bottom as it excited the bridge .
Half way through and the fishing got harder
I met the owners of this barge and enjoyed several conversations - they even offered cups of tea to the anglers !
This barge was well behaved with just a trickle behind it
Weigh in time for our section and Paul has lost out buy 180 grams - that barge thro his squat peg cost dearly ! However a 3rd in section is not bad at all
Ummmmm .......... next section a long , do i see micro pellets in a clear bag ??? ...... were they not barred for today ?
It has been a fantastic experience to have a team represent MAS for the first time , must do it again . Well done to David Gough who finished 40th out of over 400 anglers . Shame the team did not have more luck on the draw , it could have been so different .