Monday, 11 March 2013
Well, the Pikeathlon guys, Shane Patterson and Steve Davison arrived from Suffolk on the Fri night at the Winged Horse in Basildon to a small Essex PAC crowd. We'd never tried a meeting on a Fri night before and frankly wished we hadn't as most people couldn't make it it seemed! Still, we had a good night and it was great to welcome the boys, although Steve managed to reverse his motorhome into some concrete stairs upon arrival ! Thanks to Colin Woodcock for assisting on the day and thanks to Neil Warren for securing Club water for the Saturday. It started badly, no sooner had i set up the phone rang with some distressing family news and i was forced to rush home, leaving Colin and Neil with the boys. I managed to return at 3pm to witness Shane having an 8lber to the net, the same weight as Steve's fish earlier. Although Shane had loads of follows on his lures, they were not playing ball it seemed and the silvers had gone deep so fishing for livebaits became an impossible task. Of course i'm convinced had i been there all day we'd caught a lot of livebaits and pike !! It was great to meet the boys again, before they set off to Birmingham and black pudding and i'm proud to say we gave them their biggest fish after 5 days of trying around the UK and fishing into nasty east winds. Naturally, they were blindfolded to the venue and escorted out afterwards because as everyone knows.. "THERE'S NO PIKE IN ESSEX" ;) !! Photo above..Shane Patterson, Colin Woodcock, Sean Ellis RO, Steve Davison.
Posted by Sean Ellis at 15:19