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MFS - Rookery Waters, Pidley, 19th July 2014

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A MFS match at Rookery Waters in Pidley that is turning into an annual event.

This is the second year we have descended on the little village of Pidley.

I got to the Mad Cat Pub for our breakfast around 7:30am to be greeted by a few of the lads, most who had traveled up the day before and camped in Neilio's back garden or sourced a local hotel.  I obviously missed a good night as there were a few bleary eyes and croaky voices...

A quick breakfast in the pub and the short drive to the fishery.  Rookery Waters is going through an expansion with a new lake being dug and a tackle shop being built on-site.  Access to Magpie lake has been improved with a road available to drop off your gear.
The Draw
Orderly queue and hands in to the plastic bag with the milk carton tops for our pegs... Peg 23 came out for me... the same peg that I had drawn the previous year.  Funny enough, Ricky also drew the same peg as he fished last year.  Mark drew his favourite area with Peg number 8.

So whose c…

The Glebe, 11th July 2014 with Andy Kinder

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After enjoying great days tuition with Bob Nudd and Andy May I fancied another day with an Angling star.

Andy Kinder started to offer tuition days and having met Andy on a number of matches with the Match Fishing Scene lads I decided a day with him would be a good day out!  So a quick call to Andy and we organised a session at Roy Marlow's Glebe fishery in Leicester.

Andy's angling achievements are vast:
Andy has fished for the Barnsley blacks for 23 years,which included various winter leagues, semi finals and finals. Fished the world club champs. Fished 5 times at England junior level, won team gold with the first ever England under 19's world champs. Coached Sheffield juniors for 5 years and in that time they won the junior nationals twice and had the individual winner. Andy has been Maver sponsored for 20 years and sponsored by Marukyu since the very start of Marukyu Brand in the UK What did I want to achieve on the day?  Well I was after honing my feeder fishing skills a…