The Yards all looked very similar to the way we had left them last week. same gaps, same sun, SAME WIND!! and yet again the fish, particularly the roach, did a disappearing act.
New member Dave Shearing made the trip from Diss to fish this match and after he drew peg 12 at the top of the Crane Basin facing the wind and sat biteless for the first hour, he was probably doubting his sanity. But, things picked up with a skimmer on the whip line, and then a run of 4 more good skimmers on the feeder in about 30 mins until disater struck and he lost one and they all just melted away.
However, 5 fish for 9lb 6oz was easily enough to win the match, more than doubling Mark Harmer’s 2nd place catch of 3 skimmers from the Big Basin for 4lb 8oz. Chris Tims caught 1 skimmer early and then proceeded to bump one which was the end of his bites for the day. But 1 fish for 1lb 14oz gave him 3rd place this week.
It was very tough going with bites at a premium for all. Out of a field of 21 there were 10 blanks and of the 11 who caught only 4 broke 1lb!!!
Because of the dire way the yards have been fishing over the last couple of weeks, it was decided to move 2 of the Christmas sweepstake matches to Toad Hall fishery in Norwich. So please note the changes below.
FRI 27TH DEC TOAD HALL 8.30AM DRAW FISH 10AM TO 3PM
SUN 29TH DEC – BOATYARD – 9 AM DRAW – FISH 10AM TO 3PM
TUES 31ST DEC – TOAD HALL – 8.30AM DRAW FISH 10AM TO 3PM
As always thanks must go to Colin Jonas for organising the matches and providing the Christmas Munchies after the match – enjoyed by all whether they caught or not!
Next week is a normal club match – book in by 7.45 etc ……………see you there