At Avalon today there were seventeen of the lads trying their luck. Ron was looking after us, he had sorted the pegs, so everything was ready. I just had to collect the money, settle the bill, and sort the pools.
We were then ready for the draw, the Golden Pegs were nine and twenty five, which were drawn by Treasure and Stan the Man. I drew twenty, and was sandwiched between Horny Hedgehog and Bad Boy George! There was going to be a lot of chat over the next six hours, and not much of it complimentary.
It was ten o'clock, Horny tooted, and we got underway. My idea was to catch in as close as possible using sweetcorn over ground bait, and hope it's the larger skimmer and bream that takes the bait. I had to be patient and wait for the float to move, but it's the larger fish that I catch, and after two hours I was thinking of a sizable bag. After midday it went quiet, with just another five fish in four hours, but I still weighed 18lbs 12ozs of silvers, enough for second. Bad Boy George weighed 18lbs so was beaten by his next peg AGAIN. That clown Horny reckoned he would get a nugget off me with three carp, but as Eric would say "they are only Ninjas" so more good news.
Man with No Name won the sivers withe 23lbs 15ozs, and overall went to Tony Newell with 94lbs 4ozs, he's never out of it. Chef was second with 88lbs.
There were plenty of fish caught in very good weather. How else could a group of 'gentlemen' spend their day.
Next Sunday it's the Viaduct, and on Wednesday we're at Trinity Woodlands.