Retired League 23/1/2017

Best day of the year – weather wise – sun and flat sea but quiet again with no good fish.

“Redgill” Mike who had been busy the previous day tying rigs – determined to improve on his 2nd place in December – got off to a flying start with a double shot [that almost put a bend in his rod] He walked the length of the pier to book them in with a great smile on his face and said ” got it cracked” — I never saw him again!

Chairman Mike had fished next to 2016 winner The Beer on the last trip and after secretly taking details of his winning rig had spent most of Xmas tying-up copies which did not quite work. The bad news was he blanked but the good news was that he can now sort out even the most complicated of tangles in less than 5 minutes.

006 forgot the camouflage jacket so each time he had a bite they saw him coming across from his observation point on the opposite side of the pier and each time the bite stopped.

Ivor “come to early” lived up to his reputation and was in front for the first part of day but then eased off, Gentleman Mike almost swore, Steve f with a broken deaf aid was enjoying himself in a world of his own, Colin turned up early [for him] – one hour late and John B took it all in his stride

My blood pressure was rising with not a touch until half time when I started catching – even had two double shots!


Me 193 [20] Ivor 74[19] Rich W 54[18] Mike F 39[17] John B 37[16] Colin C 23[15] Mike D 17[14] Steve F 16[13] M Tanner [5]

NEXT ONE FEBRUARY 6th [Mon] fish 10-30 to 14-45. John May.