todays match is on pines lake at alders farm fishery.
woke up expecting a frost and was surprised to see there wasn't one, BONUS ,
on arrival at the fishery was surprised to see ice on the net dip, only 20 mins from my house and a difference of 4 degrees, ridiculous,
with just 15 venturing out to brave the elements today everyone should at least be on reasonable pegs.
I drew 21 which is a good winter peg and westy drew next to me again on 20, gaz thorp on 18, brainy
Even though it gets a little lighter each day the weather has gone downhill this week making fishing become very draw dependant. :
At Oakfield on the Wednesday I was extremely pleased to draw peg 21 on Swallow Lake. A dozen hardly souls had ventured forth and I only booked in when I woke up and checked for any of the snow that the weathermen said would fall overnight...
But peg 21 was not the place to be. I had the wind behind me so fishing was much more comfortable than the
I felt like a change this week and a quick text to Nick Bryan got me booked into the regular Wednesday day open at Oakfield in deepest Oxfordshire.
I was hoping to draw Swallow Lake but as only 13 fished we were all up on Red Kite. Half of the match had the wind blowing into their faces and the lucky other half, including me on peg 28, had the wind off our back. It was a mild day for January, but any wind directly into you can make for an unpleasant day as I found out at the weekend!.
todays match is the open at alders farm on ash lake.
24 people booked on today but with 3 no shows it wouldn't be too bad except it was quite dense fog that wasn't far off freezing
at the draw I pulled out 24, same peg I had on Tuesday, bugger, I had trashed my rigs after the match so new rigs to set up, with no ice on the pegs today I set up one long line at 14 mtrs, and 2 by the bush where I fished Tuesday.
at the all in I put 2 balls of ground bait and
The cold intensified from last weekend and we were greeted with temperatures of minus 6°c on our arrival at Alders Farm for the Tuesday open on the 29th. I was feeling very under the weather (not booze related) and I seriously debated about me fishing the match.
The ice was very extensive covering every peg, even though Trevor Price and some willing helpers had cleared the ice on the day beforehand. On the Tuesday at 09.00 there were over 24 of us willing to become Eskimos, but eventually