Dillington Pond – 20th May 2007

Bit of a disaster this week, Robin Cox, the summer league organiser had sent me the dates and the first match was supposed to be today. I knew he was holiday in Turkey but was getting back on Saturday so I assumed the match was still on. Anyway Janders and myself arrived at the Crown just before nine for the draw and the pub was shut!, despite phoning and texting Robin I had no response. We decided to pop out the pond for a few hours and would have a tenner on who caught the most fish with no perch under 4oz counting.

We sat next to each other and I just set the pole up and Janders started on the waggler, per usual we were straight into small perch and it was a case of trying to sort out the better fish. Janders got off to a good start with a decent chub around the pound and a half mark and I started to get some nice roach up in the water with hemp and caster. Among the roach I had the odd rudd and a single hybrid and my best fish was a good perch which had to be at least a pound and a half.

After five hours I ended with 49 fish (and around the same number of small perch, which didn’t count) and Janders had 19 so I took the tenner off him.

Next week is the fifth match in the Perry St spring league and I need a good result to keep pushing for a decent league placing so I will let you know.


Posted by Jamie Rich

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