Sunday, 10 May 2015

The Sedges Top 2 Tournament

Round 1 Sunday 10th May 2015
Fishing with just the top two of your pole can be a hairy event, especially when the carp decide to turn up, but this is exactly what 20 intrepid anglers, with another 20 anglers on another day, did on a cloudy and windy day.
Pegs 31 to 40 on Tile Lake. The upper numbers are favoured when it comes to bagging up on the carp.

Chris drew peg 33 which is not a renowned carp peg so he decided to fish for silvers, hoping maybe that the carp would come to his constant feeding of the caster. Chris fished shallow using the same rig as the one he used at Ivy House and by the end of the day had amassed a total of 23lb to win the silvers pool.
A handsome net of silvers from peg 33

Lordy was placed in peg 36, next door to John Wintle, a customer of Fish & Field, and the usual £1 wager was put into place!
No matter how he tried, John could not find enough fish in his net. He lost his £1
 Initially Lordy also fished shallow caster but after an hour had only a few small roach in the net. He reverted to fishing near the bottom of the slope with a Drennan carp 5 0.75g float, a size 16 hook and Diawa grey hydro in his top two. It took him several hours and the benefit of listening to his other neighbour before he reverted to meat on the hook. In the last hour he netted twelve carp to weigh in with 97lb and fourth place (bridesmaid again!!)
Four of the twelve carp who turned up in the last hour

The next round is on 14th June - just before Evesham which is Chris' favourite venue. Watch this space!

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