How cruel can weather be to fishing matches when the controlling club (WIGSTON AC) put so much effort into the day . The day was cold , windy in parts but the day started right with breakfast at the Manor Restaurant and that all important draw ........in you go !
Crow Mills 24 stuck to my hand and i was pleased , very pleased with that as that was the section that performed the best last year . However later my expectations were to be extinguished !
Wigston AC doing what they do best .........organising great matches .
Breakfast and draw ........love this expectancy amongst everyone .
The queue of eager onlookers
A scene from my peg 24 on CROW MILLS , a very still scene which matched my result today , very still , very nothing !
Great for Simon Harper on my right taking the car park section with 0.5 ounces (2 roach)
To my LEFT was P. Pountney who half way through the match connected with a lump taken from the reeds opposite on peg 25 only for it to come off half way over . Confirmed as a Perch of approx 1.5lb which would have given him a chance of 3rd/4th on the day .......... was gutted for him !
Match over , very forgettable day as far as catch returns were concerned - in the warmth back in the Manor Restaurant . Mick chatting with Simon Harper who was to my right on peg 23 - I suggested to Simon he might have won his section ..........he did not believe it , but he had !
The Prizes table
Stalwart of the Wigston AC and COLMIC UK manager Adam Nurse announcing his displeasure in the days return however the organising of the Wigston AC more than makes up for it .
Phil Tirrel in the coin , again !
Results read out and Peter Jayes of Likely Lads and Toilet fluid fame had won the day , 4lb something.
This is Crow Mills return ...........Big shame but well done to Perry Hubbard and Simon Harper for the only 2 to weigh in with 13 DNW's .