Monday, 28 October 2019


John Taylor with Jim Burton have annual event/s to raise money for PROSTRATE AWARENESS , this year with the rivers unfortunately out we fished the Shardlow canal and it proved to be very comfortable if a bit cold with overnight heavy cold rain plus gin clear in the water . We were suitably breakfast fed at the nearby SHAKESPEAR pub and the drive to parking for the match was very short along with a short walk onto the canal from two vantage points .

JOHN TAYLOR - absolute diamond

JIM BURTON - another diamond and terrific organiser

The breakfast hall in the morning was buzzing and the banter was great

Draw time and i pulled a peg 3 out the bag

to my right

to my left


2 Perch rigs , both CCX floats

Venus carbon stem 0.2gr

Virgo wire 0.2gr


Set up and ready to go but sat in the shadow

Target feature opposite is the tree/bush but only 18-24'' deep .

 The day was tough , very tough and 13 fish for 2lb-3oz over 5 hours was hard going . Adding a little fishmeal gave me 4 skimmers and 2 decent roach plus 1 decent Perch close in .

Jim Marcer top weight of the day with 7-6

Our section won by Paul Jeffery with 2-8 , did me for section by 5oz and on the day that was a big difference , well done chap.

John Harper with 2-8 to win another section

Back to the pub and a few drinks and a warm . The day was not finished as the prize draw was made with two tables full of prizes , over 150 , at least .

Guess who won that , well , we bidded  for it , Mick and i won , now we need someone to eat it .

Fabulous donation of tackle from Fishmania , Julians tackle , Midlands Angling Supplies , did i miss anybody out ?

I think all 31 in the room at least went home with 3/4 prizes each .

Fantastic day (£600-00 ) for this awareness and hopefully to be repeated soon again as in discussion with Jim Burton to possibly have another event , this time on the River soar and canal in December and lay it on with a FUR and FEATHER match ........lets see what we can do ?

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