well for once we enjoyed nice weather warm, dry and no wind at all. after setting up and enjoying two of lanny's excellent bacon rolls it was time to get down to business.hopes were high after the big weights of the last match. i was pegged at the top end of the pool on the hillside. to my left although i couldn't see him behind a tree was david gordon who spent the full five hours talking to himself! i'm sure he was even having an argument with himself, daft sod
i was quite happy with my peg with lilly pads too my left and my right, got to be fish there!
sharing my peg was john goode the younger and on the other side of the pool i could see david evans, gordon chester,colin horner and paul davis who i was up against in the singles k.o.
after feeding pellets over the edge of the lilly's i decided to leave the swim alone for half an hour and snatch some bits up in the water, managed a mighty 3 rudd all day!
fishing was hard for myself dave gordon and mr goode. on the other bank colin was into a good carp and after loads of encouragement from me
he landed a carp of about 7lb. gordon lost one and said oh dear! as did mr davis
meanwhile mr evans was putting together a nice bag of silvers. as the day went on paul davis was catching well on luncheon meat with some very big looking fish.i could see his dad was also catching well to my right. i thought to myself well done smithy youv'e buggerd ya agggregate chances today
with about 20 minutes left dave gordon was into a carp and as he landed it he said well done to himself!
15 minutes left and i had about 1oz in the net. i could see a few carp swirling on the surface so out went the candle float and dog biscuites i was in big trouble. then with about ten mins left a huge swirl by my bait and at last i was into a carp, landed it about 5lb and as i landed it i could hear dave gordon saying well done keith or was it you lucky b*$*ard!
in i went again and straight away another one, i had just got my self out of jail! phew
onto the weigh in and mr kibble had caught the biggest fish to date a lovely common of 10-02-00 and weighed in a third place weight of 18lbs. it was going to be between the davis boys. first davis the younger weighed in 27lb but he was just pipped by his old man micky with 30 lb 8oz. 4th was colin horner in the money again!
the fishing was hard but it's a smashing fishery and we are booked in to return again in 2012.
some one tell stan the pools in the other direction
mr chester playing with his maggot!
good looking pair our scales boys, aint they!
a nice bag of fish caught by mr davis the younger!
mr kibble weighs in his fish while dave gordon is seen in the background still talking to him self!!!!! lol
ooooooooh my back, john struggles to pull out all them big uns!
i'm sure i caught more than that says mr goode the older!
stop sulking alfie there's always next time mate
dave gordons fan club! ( he's going to kill me!
another one sulking, cheer up maca!
big bad alfie in action!
next the chuckle brothers, my old man and david preece they could moan for england!
a smug looking paul davis knows he's knocked me out of the singles, GIT!!!!!!
it's a thumbs up from mr goode!
mr evans ready for the weigh in
smile mark you were the only one of the poole gang to catch today!
at last a picture of micky davis! only taken two years
well once again we had a great day out. thanks to john poole for the great pictures. looking forward to elmbridge!