Well molands low numbers for me and again not looking forward to this match so when I drawed peg 21 my eyes rolled into the back of my head lol......


Anyway get on with it and nothing but a section win would do so it was all out positive approach set up at 16m on a mag line which I would feed through the catty and not touch for x3 hrs a deep shallow rig a deck rig and 4ft slow fall rig

6m line feed through the hand all match

Started on the feeder and hooked one straight away f1 about 1lb... so grabbed the waggler set up at 2 1/2ft cast tight over to the rushes and bite bang another f1 about 1lb oh yes I thought continued to cast over and for 20 mins no bites then bang a bite and another one hooked but this felt bigger going all over the far bank I couldn’t control it which made me think it was foul hooked... played it gingerly for 5 mins got it within 4m so got the landing net ready and pulled up a common about 7lb ish but hooked on the pectoral fin I went to scoop it up but it was just out of reach it kicked and it was off.....🤬

So no more fish followed over and decided to drop away about 3metres from the far side on the maggot feeder casting every 3mins to try and build the line up but x1 hour later and no fish I’m getting worried all the time thinking about the 16m line and feeding all the time.

I go on it after feeding for 2.5hrs and put the deep shallow rig on bang 2lb f1 oh yes....oh no more like no more gutted so decided to put a 2nd line in at 16m fed a full pot of pinkies and micro pellets and left it for an hour...

No fish on the 16m maggot line and no fish short line.........

I now realise I can’t force anything more out of the peg and go on the negative line x3 pinkies on the hook ship out on the string out rig....bite missed it.....relaid the rig in bang f1 about 2lb no more bites no more fish and my 9lb 8oz was good enough for 10th in section only beating x3 league officially over....gutted

Ducci