Angling Trust Winter League Semi, Practice

Sunday was the last weekend practice match before the big day, it was also one of the coldest days I have ever fished, a biting North Easterly made it a real struggle to keep your concentration and catch something.
Gold has been very patchy with the recent cold weather and today was no exception, I hope it warms up before Saturday.

I drew the far end of Gold lake, probably the worst section in the match, so I wasnt expecting to go home with the £900 brown envelope, but team matches are won and lost on the bad pegs not the good ones so it was an ideal practice day.

My team captain wouldnt be too happy if I gave away my tactics, but its safe to say that in the areas where there arent many carp, bream and skimmers will be important, so I fished for them for most of the match and caught 32lb of them to win the silvers pool and my section.

The usual pegs did the business with the carp weights and 102lb won on the day, followed up by two 70lb+ weights. Most sections were won with carp and whichever team wins on saturday will need to be lucky with the drawbag.


A skimmer on the tip



and some on the pole



The pegging for Saturdays match is -

Gold A section,  1 3 5 9 11 12 14 15 17 17
Gold B section  20 22 23 25 26 28 35 37 39 41
Gold C section 42 44 45 47 48 50 51 53 54 57
Middle D section  61 64 67 69 73 75 77 79 81 83
Middle E section  85 87 88 90 91 94 94 96 99 100
Syndicate F section  101 103 105 107 108 110 112 113 114 115
Syndicate G section  116 117 118 120 121 122 123 124 125 126
Syndicate H section  127 128 130 131 133 135 136 138 140 142
Bat Lake 145 147 149 152 154 156 158 160 162 163
Bungalow  165 174 180 182 184 190 192 194 195 196



Jeb Attwood drew old peg 45 and won his section with carp



Pete Bowles came second in the match with 75lb on Middle lake, the angler on his right won the match