The pairs were organised so that each person from the pair would be on opposite banks.
At the draw bag I fancied and end peg and duly drew out peg 20, an out and out flier that I'd seen many a decent bag of fish caught from. happily I made my way to the peg expecting a great day. The aerators were on and fish could be seen all across the lake. After setting up breakfast was taken and then the serious business of catching a few fish began.
Below is what I wrote on the Maggotdrowning.com forum after the match, it just about sums up my day.
Got up, went fishing, caught naff all, went home, wished I'd stayed in bed. I think that just about sums it up.
Oh and I must not forget that Matt got a visit from a couple of young girls half way through the match. (I expect he thought they'd heard he was a good angler)
Mind you, I thought Bill was a bit mean,........when he started singing Gary Glitter's "Do you wanna be in my Gang".
Actually I ended the day with 15 pounds of hard earned carp, the lake had fished terribly, worse than anyone could remember the top weight being a measly 38lbs. This meant the pairs result would be close and so it proved with 2 pairs eneding withe same number of points.
Congratulations to Dave the Fish and Clive on winning the pairs match on weight.
I did at least see a few fish caught although Nick had a little trouble landing them on his knicker elastic.
All in all it was an enjoyable day in good company, lets just hope next years match fishes somewhat better.