With a good turn out of 22 anglers it was set to be a good match and the draw was soon upon us.
With an overcast morning and no wind, it meant there was no ripple... boundary normally fishes better with a bit of ripple on it so I thought this would have an effect.
I drew peg 14, which is never normally in, but we all had a little bit of room to make it fair.
Colmic Airon F66
I kept my approach dead simple.
Maggots + Micros at 14.5m, the rig consisted of a Colmic Sam float. 4x14. 0.13 spider line to an 0.08 stream hooklength to a B911 F1 hook. With a 1.2mm Colmic hollow elastic.
Maggots at 5m. 4x12 strung out rig where Id try and catch through the water and loose feed maggots over the top. Same float just a lighter size, 0.13 main line to an 0.08 hook length and again a 22 hook.
My match started off slow. I struggled to catch for the first half an hour, but then started catching a few small skimmers.
Between 12:30 and 1:00 I was flying... I probably had around 20-25 skimmers in that time and it was clear they were there and feeding confidently.
|Manor Leisure - Boundary pool|
But they soon backed off and I followed them out another half a metre.
With an hour to go I had around 35 fish. But it faded and needed to do something so I had a look on other line at 14.5m that id fed for an hour but to me left.
I stayed on this till the end catching the odd skimmer but it was really strange... the whole lake just switched off.
I managed 40 fish. Mainly skimmers for 12-4-0. which won my 11 man section and was enough for 4th overall.
I really enjoyed the match, was nice to fish for silvers for a change and just get a few bites.