Tuesday, 25 February 2020

2020 - Wigston Angling Society Colmic sponsored series - Round 3 - February 23rd

Round 3 of the COLMIC sponsored series and the Manor restaurant was buzzing and breakfasts were flying out the kitchen  ( Brekkie was awesome) . This time we were fishing the canal as the river section was not safe so the Wigston acted responsibly for a switch . Even though the weather reports were of strong winds and showers there was 30 turned up for this match.

Chris ' Yellow Peril' Close and Mick ' Link ledger Legend ' Carr talking tactics .

Monies paid and the queue formed

Stevie Kirts expectancy in his face for a winning peg !

78 !!! ..........County Arms bridge opposite the boat i was informed , not a bad area .

The match was a grueller  as the recent concerns about the form of the canal were realised as this section in last two years had produced weights in the 4-10lb region . Today it was a case of getting a bonus and three in the section took Bream which gave a 1-2-3 in the match . I took a 4th with two large Perch and no bonus Perch .

1st  - Kev Johnson WIGSTON AC 3-6
2nd - Phil Tirrell WIGSTON AC - 2-13
3rd - Steve Pratt WIGSTON AC - 2-9
4th - Phil Ackerley MAS 2-3
5th - Cliff Hodgkiss 1-10

Kek with the spoils - well deserved .

2020 - Wigston Angling Society Colmic sponsored series - Round 2 - February 9th

Round 2 of the COLMIC sponsored league excellently run by the WIGSTON AC was again on the canalised section of the river Soar . The weather predictions caused many anglers to cancel this match but 23 hardy souls said ; 'Lets give it a go' !  I drew peg 43 the furthest section into Leicester and again i was drawn next to Top Colmic angler from Soar Tackle , Chris Close.
I never took my pole at the bag as the winds and rain were biblical and to achieve proper control of the float was very difficult with the possibility of pole breakages in mind it was nervous fishing .

It looks rather calm , it was the calm before the storm !

To my right where the natural river entered  next to the canal

No catch pictures as everyone had been sodden by the most horrendous monsoon rain i have ever experienced . At one point i could not see Chris to my left such was the wall of rain coming down .

When the match was finished and the weighing in complete we ended up back at the car park where we all diverted around fallen branches - luckily none of the cars were hit !

The days winner was Pete Wootton 6-8 with Kev Wooley 2nd on 6-4 , John Brock 4-11.

COLMIC UK manager Adam Nurse dished out the coin to the winnerettes .