Following on from last weeks match it was back on the drains practising for the Winter League Final at the end of this month, this time on the other venues being used in the final. Once again, the match had a good turn out with 90 angler fishing with 30 pegs being used on each of the 3 venues. My draw for the day put me on peg 7 on the Old Nene at Benwick, the only one of the venues that I had not had much experience of, so definitely a learning day, but I was sure I would get a few bites.
After a couple of months with no fishing due to moving from Berkshire to Norfolk, I was looking forward to getting back out on the bank and with the Winter League Final less than a month away, I thought I would take advantage of the fact that the venue being used for it is less than an hour away. The match was on the Old River Nene at March and with 105 pegs, it was a sell out as it always produces fish around this time of year, due to the roach shoals packing into the town centre. So it was sure to be a good day
In the first addition of Tom’s Blog, Tom recalls his recent Angling Trust South West Winter League campaign, where his team Preston Innovations Thatchers were hoping to win the title and qualify for the final. Highlighting some of the great sport to be had on our countries rivers and canals along the way