Partridge Lakes, Sunday Open 12/7/2020

Covey 2 Peg 47, another weekend another island peg!

This peg is well dodgy! Half the support on the right side of the platform rotted through and really tight behind, maybe 7 foot of space before the tree line. Wasn’t looking forward to a potential dip in the lake. Today is a learning day, no maggot, corn or worm just Burt Baits 6mm sweet F1 pellet on the band and feeding Burt Baits 4mm F1 pellet.

Suck it up and get on with it! Real simple today, left margin out to vacant peg 46, in front of my nets shallow and mud line across. All rigs Nu-Fish Zipp elastics.
1. #8-10 elastic, 13.5m left margin to pallet. 0.13 mainline to 0.11 hook length #16 SWL banded 6mm Burt Baits F1 sweet pellet, potting 50/50 Xpander/Sweet F1 groundbait and Burt Baits 4mm sweet F1 pellet. GORTINI 4×14 Margin float, 2 foot depth.
2. #8-10 elastic, top 2 plus 2. 0.13 mainline to 0.11 hook length #16 SWL banded Burt Baits F1 sweet pellet, hand feeding Burt Baits 4mm sweet F1 pellet. GORTINI 4×10 Dibber, 10-18″ Depth.
3. #10-12 elastic, 11.5m 2 o’clock to the reeds. 0.13 mainline to 0.11 hook length #16 SWL banded Burt Baits F1 sweet pellet, potting 50/50 Xpander/Sweet F1 groundbait and Burt Baits 4mm swet F1 pellet. GORTINI 4×14 Margin float, 2 foot depth.
At the All In I fed my margin line and mud line with a cup of 4mm F1 sweet and groundbait each. Hand fed some pellet to my net line and slapped out for my first put out, the float only just settled before dipping below the water and fish on, played it for a good while, got it to the net and ‘ping’ off it went taking my hook with it. Hand fed this line and had 3 small F1 and a tiny ide before it went quiet. Left pallet was producing nothing other than being bothered by gudgeon sucking on the pellet but not taking the hook. I had nothing off this line all day. Mud line was producing some little F1’s but nothing of any great weight early on. Switched line regularly during the match and had some right munters that made a right mess of my shallow line, ended up getting smashed off on 3 of my 4 Dibbers!

The big carp were there and they were making me look foolish with my rigs that just weren’t up to the task or bumping my pole on the rollers or trees behind for them to ping off. Lost 8 at the net or hook pulls in total. Weighed 41lb for a thanks.

This is as far back as I could stand without being in the trees, front roller far too close to my peg

I am back on Partridge tomorrow. I have a full days tuition with one of this venues masters. Never too old to learn and nice to get an education off someone who knows every peg, trick and almost every fish in Partridge Lakes. Chris Weeder Jnr.

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