well to day we headed down the m42 to the riddings fishery near tamworth well most of us did john goode took the scenic route , long story and a long way round , poor old john
anyway draw made and off we trudged to our pegs. it wasn't just wet it was windy and bloody muddy as most of the old buggers fishing will tell you, most of em ended up on their arses in the mud didn't you alf, peter and jim
i drew peg two with john goode for company to my right when he decided to come off at the right junction and join us
and i had stewart and mr gordon to my left. i could only see john goode during the match so i had no idea how the others were doing. i fished at about 9 meters at dead depth using expanders on the hook over a bed of ground bait mixed with corn and red maggots which i topped up through out the day. i was catching plenty of roach, rudd ,skimmers and perch. the only carp i hit took a dislike to my landing net and slipped the hook, oh dear said i !
john when he did get going was dragging out a few skimmers as for the others ? i'd have to wait for the weigh in.the final whistle blown and off we went to peg 12 to weigh in big pete. he'd had a good day with a few small carp and even a goldfish in his net and weighed in a very respectable catch of over 13lbs well done big fella.
father and son below on weighing in duty, well done boys.
my peg for the day all set up and waiting for the off.
my neigbour for the day stewart berrow.
alfie mobbs enjoying the sunshine
big bad neil used his brain this time and brought his brolly with him
fun in the sun
ever since mr gordon became a manager at work he's fishing gone down hill, pack it in boy and become one of the little people again
here he is old sat nav john!
mark pooles net of fish had a decent tench in it but that little skimmer lept into view when i took this pic
talking of mark the boy changed tacticts today and caught em all on the float, well done sir.
mr kibble back off his hols and back in the money!
well done today great to have you back mate.
neil attempts to find a fish in colins net
once again sorry about the quality of the pics i.m not john with his high tec camera just a novice with avery wet phone
well done jim, peter and tony first 3 places on the day, oh alfie did i tell you i came 4th "AGAIN"
well done all see you at the presentaion night next month followed a week later at coppice lane for our turkey and tinsel match, well done all today.