In Session July 2014
Tue 08 July 14
Anglers Name Amer Jawad
Venue Chestnut Pool, Biggleswade
Match/Peg Peg 2
Daiwa Air, Daiwa White Hydrolastic, Reflo 0.11mm, 0.13mm & 0.17mm, Tubertini 808 sz16 & 175 sz5, Mick Wilkinson F1 slims on my short rigs. Size 4×12 & 4×14.
Bag’em Super Green ground bait/Luncheon meat and corn
A sell out match today so a good peg was needed. I drew peg 2, this is a peg I know very well as I have already won off it twice this summer, so with a nice short walk I starting setting up in the hope of third time lucky!
I decided on three lines, 5m and 13m in the open water in front of me and a carp line at 7m towards an overhanging tree to my left. I fed meat and corn out of a pot at 13m and fed the shorter 5m line by hand steadily throughout the day. I noticed some good size bream rolling in the pegs to my right and the anglers catching from the off on those pegs, for me a very slow start but getting use to this now… I could only catch small skimmers and no bream, these averaged about 6oz so I just fished through them and had around 150 of them on both long and short lines. I had a few quick looks down to my left hand margin but no bites there. I needed snookers! I could also see Andy Leathers who had drawn end peg 24 catching very well.
Coming into the final hour I decided to really up my feed to my left hand margin, I knew I had around 50lb of small skimmers which just wouldn’t be enough to frame so a quick look straight away once the feed settled was my plan as this can attract fish with the noise. Bingo! The float flew under with my Black Daiwa Hydro elastic poring out into the open water, a 5lb Common was netted and I couldn’t wait to get back out again. I didn’t feed again after the fish as I knew I had fed enough bait prior to catching. The float never moved so I lifted it a couple of times and it shot under, after 5 minutes the first of three 10lb Mirror carp came into the net and the whistle blew. I knew I had pulled a good result out of the hat with a late, late show.
The scales arrived and Andy Leathers had weighed in a fantastic 114lb, the next best weight was Steve Tyler with 93lb and my weight of skimmers went 60lb. The 4 carp weighed 35lb and I had done enough for second in the match.
I got out of jail today with the big fish and not usually an approach for me here but my hand was forced a bit.
Andy Leathers (Browning Hotrods)114lb peg 24
Amer Jawad (Daiwa/Bag’em) 95lb peg 2
Steve Tyler (Popletts) 93lb peg 30
Dave Whitt (Oakwood Angling) 86lb peg 4
Andy George (Oakwood Angling) 78lb peg 18
Feeding large amounts of bait in the margin certainly worked today, but timing the feeding was key. Not feeding straight away after catching a fish was important as I could have easily spooked the other fish. Always worth a quick look before feeding, this also reduces line bites.
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