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MFS - Munkees vs Shandies, The Glebe, 11th September 2015

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The final day and the Munkees have it all to do today in order to claim victory.  The night at the Longshoot was quiz night and one team named themselves, "Munkees Nil"... that was a Shandie team.  There was plenty of cheating going on with google and shazam but hey we'll ignore that.  The highlight of the night was definitely the quiz masters version of Bruce's Play Your Cards Right.  Poor guy had to content with very loud cries of "higher", "lower" and "you get nothing for a pair in this game"!

Those leaving after the quiz were all given a warm, "Good byyyyeeee" by the lads!

Again, Pool 1 was were most wanted to draw and weights yesterday on the other pools were still down.

The Draw
I drew for Sconey and managed to bag him a peg on Pool 1.  My home for the day would be pool 4, peg 73 which saw a low weight of 30lb yesterday.  My Shandie match up was with Andy Day.  It would be a tough ask but I'd give it my best shot for …

MFS - Munkees vs Shandies, The Glebe, 10th September 2015

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Day 2 and a few sore heads after a long night at the Longshoot.  Pool 1 had fished very well yesterday with all but one angler getting a 100lb plus net.  Weights on the other pools were well down  with some top anglers catching low weights from know good pegs.

Again, Sconey had the draw all ready and today would be the 2 vs 2 round.  Paired with Sconey against the ever lovable Pikey and Hathers.

The Draw
As expected everyone wanted to draw on Pool 1.  I drew for our 4 pegs and we were all really pleased to see Pool 1 on our peg numbers.  I was very pleased to be on Peg 12, the peg next to my previous days fishing.

Set-Up
The feeder rod was still clipped up and the right distance.  I decided to also set-up a bomb rod for bomb and pellet as Chris Martin caught well on it yesterday.  Again, 5 metre line and a lovely looking margin line to my right.

All-In
Taking a learning from yesterday and Neil's (NS69) great start from the 5 metre line.  I started there and bagged a few early fish. …

MFS - Munkees vs Shandies, The Glebe, 9th September 2015

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It was with great excitement when the alarm went off at 6am that is was time for the Munkees vs Shandies at the Glebe in Peckleton.  The journey up the M1 was a pain especially the 50mph "average" tax, sorry speed scamera's.  It was great to see so many of the lads at the draw and the competitive spirit was alive and well with plenty of banter.

Calum had baked another Munkees / Shandies MFS carrot cake... top job matey!

The Draw
Sconey ran through the draw, already organised all the pegs with an 'M' on for Munkees and an 'S' on for Shandies... simples!  Today would be a 4 vs 4, section of 8 competition.

The envelope that we drew was for Pool 1 and Peg 11 would be my home.  My neighbours for the day Neil and Chris Martin so there would be plenty of banter.

Set-Up
My match plan was going to be keeping it simple revolving around the 5 metre line, margin and feeder.

The bait list was a little long but to cover the options.  Sweetcorn, hemp, dead reds, casters,…

Sea Fishing, Isle of Wight, 8th August 2015

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A good friend and work colleague Dugald Henderson has just retired from working life at Shell so we all decided to descend upon Dugald and his family at their home in the Isle of Wight.

So why is this on my fishing blog?  Well, Dugald being a great sport and agreeing to let 9 of the team including families stay at there magnificent Grade II listed property on the Isle of Wight had also organised a full weekend of activities for us which included a half day out on the water with Rob and Black Rock Charters.

Now I'm a little bit prone to sea sickness so I was filled with joy and trepidation for the chance to catch some fish of the back of a boat.  All precautions where taken including a very early alarm call to take my pills two hours before the charter.  Believe me, after a night with the Henderson's, free flowing drinks, that was a very tough call!

We all gathered in the harbour at 8am and were warmly greeted by Rob and permission was granted to board The Alaminta, but of cou…

How End Fishery - 2 Dayer, 2nd August 2015

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Sunday morning and a few soar heads after a late night up drinking with the Lewy and Dean comedy duo!  No football this year, just plenty of burgers and sausages to go with plenty of salads, pasta and crisps... oh, I forgot beer and vino too...

A few of us crashed on the couches in Pebs lounge which was appreciated.  It was definitely a race to get to sleep first as Dean's snoring was pretty much like a steam train!

No comments about my snoring, I must not snore... ;-)

The Draw
At least today I knew I'd be on Yasi's lake, so what came out of the magical draw bag?  Yasi's Peg 6, an area I've not fished before.

Set-Up
No rods for Yasi's, only the pole required and again with plenty of time to set-up I plumbed up the following lines:
Line to the far bank with around 12 inches of depthLine down the far and near shelfLine in the track, full depth and shallowMargin line on top 2 to my right I had 5 pints of casters left from yesterday after only using a pint.  Mixed so…

How End Fishery - 2 Dayer, 1st August 2015

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The annual 2 day event at Peb's place, How End Fishery.  The fishery is going from strength to strength with the fish getting bigger and more importantly, wiser.  Another event that I simply cannot miss as two days away with the lads, overnight BBQ and beers with everyone makes this weekend brilliant!

I arrived at the fishery around 8am ready for the draw to be greeted by a load of the lads.  The weather was absolutely fantastic, definitely a T-shirt and shorts day!

The Draw
Dani's, Peg 15 came out of the bag for me, a great method peg!  My partner for the weekend would be Baz, but we still had a side bet of a golden nugget across the days!

Set-Up
No rushing around today, with a very easy all in at 10:30am, fishing until 4:30pm.  I set up a couple of pole lines to fish:
Top 2 + 1 section for the near shelf13 metre line at full depth and shallow The method rod came out the bag and that was me done!  I'd bought some casters, worms, mixed maggots, sweetcorn and some pellets (mi…