Number of posts : 832 Age : 61 Location : birmingham Registration date : 2008-11-10
Subject: highley farm open 26/03/11 Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:44 pm
well here we go again the 2011 season started with an open match at highley farm and after a few members had , had a day down there in mid week big,big weights were expected. well as per normal the sunny weather vanished replaced by a much colder day with a strong breeze blowing towards the car park pegs. i drew well ( i don't think!) peg three on the car park side had john cummins and dave gordon to my right and gordon chester to my left. well on we battled in the awful breeze blowing straight into our faces i could see the likes of neil, my dad paul etc fishing the other side of the pool with no wind and no ripple on the water at all, jammy gits! anyway on we went and i could see that neil was catching well off the surface but apart from him most of us were strugling which was strange for this venue. dave gordon lost a good fish and and had a good old moan about it colin lost a good fish (shame ) i had four decent carp but it was hard work. any way neil manaaged to win his first ever match with 23lb of carp and also a mention for colin who was in the money finishing a creditable 3rd with 13lb 8oz. lets hope the fishing improves for our next match at the same venue in 3 weeeks time. anyway here's a few pics of the weigh in taken by john poole (thanks john) thanks to everyone who turned up and congratulations neil below john cummins weighs in his catch of 9lb plus for a creditable 5th place
my turn at the weigh in . came second with only 16lb expected a lot more, oh well!
new member gordon chester's turn to weigh in, yes gordon there's some fish in there somewhere mate
another new member john goode jnr holds his head in shame not really he did well finishing in the top half after his first match.
damn stupid time to answer the phone colin!
smile pete youv'e beaten mark
watch out john and dad there's a gnome behind you
stop laughing mark paul did his best
there's some fish in there somewhere pete, honest!
you been drinking mark ?
the club would like to welcome another new member stan, look at the smile on john's face thinking to him self is that all youv'e caught
yes it's gnome himself ! welcome to the club john goode snr