Partridge Lakes Sunday Open 2/8/2020

I made sure I had a pen handy so I could write my peg number on my hand. After last visit here I didn’t want to set up on the wrong peg again! Got drawn Covey 5 again, Peg 129 on the spit/island, 5 man section. To say it was hard today is an understatement, our section win being just 68lb odd. I did however manage not to come last in section. Again this peg had no margin other than 2 foot either side of the platform the sedge taking up the rest of the bank side, but everyone in the section had the same situation. Set up 4 lines today:
1. Right margin, top2 and short No4, 10-12 elastic, 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length #14 SWL hook, GORTINI 4×14 margin float. 3 white on the hook or corn. Feeding Burt Baits X-pander groundbait from a cad pot
2. Mud line, 13.5m, 8-10 elastic, 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length #14 SWL hook, GORTINI 4×14 margin float. 3 white on the hook or corn. Feeding Burt Baits X-pander groundbait from a cad pot.
3. Shalla down the track 7-11m, 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length #14 SWL hook, GORTINI 4×10 chianti float. 3 white on the hook or banded caster using a Maver butterfly bead and band.
4. Hard pellet line, 7m, 8-10 elastic, 0.19 mainline to 0.13 hook length #18 SWL hook, GORTINI 4×12 wire stem NiTi float. Banded Burt Baits 6mm F1 sweet pellet using a Maver butterfly bead and band.
The hard pellet line was a no go as Covey 5 it seems doesn’t have a hard bottom slope like most of the other coveys. Fished it 3 times during the match for no results and knowing it was a silty bottom.
I don’t think anyone in the section had a carp all day, they were there and the Margin and Mud line had the tails popping up but they just weren’t feeding! Tried mugging a few in my swim as well and every time they just either spooked off or swam past the bait without taking any notice. Ended up most of the match on my shalla line as this was the only way I was catching. 20 F1 and a brace of Ide for 49lb 4oz a few lost at the net and a monster took off with my hook, but I wasn’t going to worry end peg 125 who took the honours.

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