Oak Pool & Laurel Pool
Our annual day out trip still went ahead, although a completely different day out from our normal transportation, breakfast, fishing, and beer affair this year due to COVID-19. Even the draw, which was held online via Zoom so that we were organised for the match ahead of us and seemed to go well.
The match was split over two pools, Oak and Laurel and on arrival at our pegs the heavens opened, and it looked likely that it was going to be raining all day. Thanks to a gusting wind the rain ceased and we were basking in sunshine after a good soaking.
The match was incident filled throughout right until the weigh in! Dan Podmore lost a top 2 of his pole which was swiped out of his grasp by an edge dwelling carp on Laurel. Quite a few of us were having foul hooked fish, as the carp moved up in the water to feed. On Oak, Terry was battling with double figure carp again! The best method of the day was right in the edge and top 2 shallow as by now the carp were in a feeding frenzy.
Guy was stalking fish, in his purpose built ‘hide’ and it was working, ending up with 7 nets in front on him.
Dan was having similar success, and they were both filling their nets throughout the entire match. Over on the Oak pool, Simon, Terry and Barry were emptying the pool.
As the weigh in progressed around the 2 pools our club record was broken twice on the Oak Pool – with Terry putting 237-0 on the scales and Simon Garbett weighing in 334-14 with the weigh in moving onto the Laurel Pool, first to weigh was Dan who was rumoured to have over 340-0 in his 7 nets, however the first net he pulled out had nothing in it other than a bloody big hole in it, which his catch had used to escape from. Unlucky or what, Dan ended up with 272-8 to beat his previous club record set last season. Ryan, was a guest on the day and weighed in 103-0. As the weigh in arrived at Guy’s peg did he have 7 nets full of fish?
Of course he did, putting 361-8 in total on the scales, recording a new club record and a hat-trick of wins. Well done everyone, a great day out once again even without the beers, hopefully things can get back to normal next year.