Lordy took a trip down to The Sedges Bridgwater on Sunday 31st January to take part in Ron Starc's silver fish league. The previous Sunday he'd been at the first match and managed 5lb 11oz from peg 25 - an area that he just cannot seem to avoid at the moment. He came third in his section.
The second match promised to be different in that a strong wind was creating waves across the lake rather than from side to side. Lordy drew peg 38 and found the wind nicely in his face! He set up a deep waggler rig, a maggot feeder and the pole at 11m and started on the waggler before the wind became too fierce. This produced nothing. A short session at 11m produced two tiny roach so he opted to put the maggot feeder out beyond the pole line. His first fish on this was a very nice perch of about 2lb followed by a skimmer. His third fish was a carp of about 10lb which went straight back!
As the match progressed he alternated between waggler (loads of small roach) and maggot feeder which produced another skimmer, a carp (put back) and a decent bream of about 2lb, all on maggot. He did have a skimmer at 5m on the meat but this was the only bite on that line.
He finished the match with 6lb 7oz and surprisingly won his section. His next venture in the league is on Valentines day.