Newton le Willows A Asc Members Sweepstake, Havannah Flash 17/11/19

The day was very overcast and the forecasted rain happened shortly before getting to my peg. At the draw pulled Peg 18, happy with that, I have won and had 2 3rd places off this peg previously. Over the last week the water levels have been up and down and today they were pretty much at a ‘normal’ level although the colour was a consistent dark brown. Set up was going to be easy from this peg, out to 7 meters it is 1.5m deep then drops off to 2.5m out to 20m, starts to shallow up to the reeds on the far bank, but feeder or bomb have been fruitless on past matches from the twang (peg 16-21). Mixed up 70/30 Burt Baits F1 sweet Carp/Silver sensation with Burt Baits 2mm Polony, caster, pinky and big red. Fed 2 lines @ 7m and 9m. Started out at 13.5m big red on the hook and waited, and waited for not even a knock. 30 mins in switched to 9m and instantly had a 8oz skimmer. I thought this was going to be a deep joy line but it was a solitary skimmer and produced nothing for the next 30 mins. Started rotating 7m – 9m – 13.5m for the next 3 1/2 hours with not so much as a knock. 20 mins to go until all out and I had a roach at 7m, fed and played this line until all out with no more results. Not dissapointed as I really had to fish this peg, make decisions for change during the match and other than a poor weight I enjoyed the day. 12 booked on, 10 fished, those who got into Bream and skimmer were the only one’s to weigh, with first being taken on Peg 16 landing 2 Bream in last 15 minutes. But that’s winter fishing on natural venues for you. Peg 19 and 20 to my left had a ~1lb each and tipped back as well.
Bait: Burt Baits: F1 sweet Carp gb, Silver Sensation gb, 2mm polony pellet.
Big red, caster, pinky.
Set up 3 top 2’s;
1. 7m line: 3-6 elastic, 0.11 mainline to 0.06 hook length 22 wire hook. GORTINI 4×12 round body black bristle. Dead bottom.
2. 9-13.5m line: 5-8 elastic, 0.18 mainline to 0.11 hook length Guru 20 F1 maggot hook. GORTINI 4×12 round body black bristle. Dead bottom.
3. Shallow: 5-8 elastic, 0.18 mainline to 0.11 hook length Guru 20 F1 maggot hook. GORTINI 4×12 roundbody black bristle. 0.7m.

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