River conditions. +3ft good colour,water temp.8°c see photo.
Not a perfect river but never the less the best since October, and with no frost and mild conditions plus that crucial 8°c water temperature the lads smelled barbel.
Two winning matches on the trot now for Ash Meekcom,same setup as the last match, a beefed up barbel rod, 6oz lead,14 mm pellet, cast to the sunken tree trunks on the far bank on that well known peg in the 70s(now named the friendly pony field,) loves all bait + sandwiches.With 5 barbel in the net and with the best weighing 9-8-0 Ashe’s total weight was a commendable 31-12-0.
Second place with 20-5-0 was Iveagh Dickens fishing at the bottom of Kites meadow,the scalemen weighed in two of his best fish,a barbel at 10-3-0 + a chub of 5-5-0.
3.Geoff Jones 19-12-0 maggot feeder, 4 barbel,1 chub.
4.Keith Jones 16-4-0. 2 barbel,best 9-7-0
5.John Sidaway 15-10-0. 2 barbel,1 chub
6.Colin Jones 13-7-0.
Total species caught.
24 Barbel,13 Chub,1 Bream, 4 Dace, 2 Gudgeon
6. -. 43. (16) T.Smith 5-13-0.
46. -. 65. (46). R.Lester. 6-12-0.
71. -. 79. (71). S.Marvin. 10-14-0
87. -. 95. (92). J.Sidaway. 15-10-0.
98. -. 103 (98). Colin Jones 13-7-0.
Jason Williams peg 50.
Lads at the recently re- opened Oak Pub on the Bridgnorth Wolverhampton road, bashing out the match list and enjoying the local brew.
Pat and her son Dave doing the business behind the bar,
when the new kitchens in place,next two weeks, it’s breakfasts from 7-00 am seven days a week.
Breakfast’s Rule O.K.