Wintons Fish-In 26th-28th April

Wintons Fish-In 26th-28th April

April 29, 2019 Uncategorized 0

Another season opening fish-in, which is rapidly becoming a traditional event in the WCC calender has come and gone in seemingly the blink of an eye.

First of all a huge thanks goes to Wintons fishery, for once again graciously offering the use of Mallard Lake for our event. Mo, Paula, Jan, and all the staff deserve huge credit for the running of this fabulous fishery.

On to the event itself, the draw for pegs took place at 16:00, as usual some were happy and some less so !

Everyone managed to get set up, with Storm Hannah on the horizon, it was time to batten down the hatches.

The first fish of the event fell to Phil Cochrane at 43lb

Nice one Phil, who I’m sure will forgive me for saying, was less grumpy than normal. Drawing peg eleven possibly cheered him up ?

Friday night saw a visit from Dean and Chelsie Aldridge, thanks for popping down guys. Followed by the storm coming through, with strong winds, and a spot of Alan weather, Dan Tully who I was fishing with on Heron Lake, slept through it like a baby. In fairness he had already done two nights and had refitted the shower room during the day, he was tired, bless him…

Another couple of species fell to Ryan Dennison with a Koi and Rob Shickle with a Zander on a livebait. Sorry guys, we are a cat group so I’ll have to refuse posting pictures..

Saturday was social time, after breakfast rolls from a local company, delivered to our swim by James Parsons (Junior) it was time for me to give Dan a hand getting the barbecue round to a sheltered spot behind our swims.

It was a fantastic spread, thanks to Dan and his good lady Beccy. Burgers, sausage, steak, chicken, home made coleslaw and potato salad, nom, nom, nom.

Unfortunately the temptation proved too much for Rob Shickle and he sneaked off and recreated a run on Dan’s rod, apparently it was the fastest anyone had seen the two of us move. We’ll get you back Mr Shickle !

Saturday night saw some more fish with Martin Sharpe taking this at 56lb

Well done Martin, top effort in tough going.

Ryan Dennison had this one at 66lb

always a good effort to get them out of peg one, real hit and hold stuff.

Phil Cochrane, also took a kitten of 12lb, though he didn’t have his Korda arm extensions handy, so sadly no photo..

In conclusion, I would just like to say it was a real pleasure to meet friends, both old and new, on the bank. Unfortunately this time, no personal bests were beaten, but hey, that’s fishing. Great to see you all guys. Until the next time..

Tight lines



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