Method feeder coulissant
Trainings the week before were perfectly clear: the bream was the target to aim but big roaches were not to be neglected.. News of the day: no goby were to be caught Sun rays welcomed all of us for the draw I’m the last to grab a number and gets, once again the upstream peg. Yes, I know: again! But it brought no good luck this year yet. And as Alex said “You still need to fish well” Luckily the weather was good because the spots are on a bank 20 meters down the embankment. Most of the competitors were feet in the water because the bank just offer too tall grass. It is now 10 and we are ready to compete. Serge’s peg is the most downstream. Spots were more widely spaced , up to 22 meters between anglers because of the ground’s obstacles and irregularity. A voice calls me, it’s the voice of Franky Degraeve, inter A who came and watch us fish and spot the location of his next match in september. He’s going to stay behind me for a while and exchange a lot of information There is a light flow, sometimes it's completely flat calm and the fishing day can’t be compared the week before. We went from 4 Oz cage feeders to 1 ½ ones. Spots are going from 25 to 60 meters far. Only some speedboats are going to disturb this calmness until a Dutch patrol boat with 3 policemen on is definitely going to calm thing down I’ll start the best way for 2 hours catching roaches and breams but it came suddenly to an end. A really big eel I manage to land (and right after release) and a tad later a huge bite are going to take me 10 minutes fight each. Unluckily, I’ll never see the second one that made a n°14 Drennan Carbon Feeder hook wide open, 30 meters downstream. Other anglers and walkers are talking about huge fish having been caught. During the last hour my left neighbour Johnny landed some fish I can’t see the size of because of thick and bushy reeds. The weighing will first take place downstream, the keep net is quite empty, 1 bream and a few pristine roaches. The more we go upstream to weigh, the higher the results. My net is the last to be weighed and displays 19,640 kilos. My followers are Johnny with 16,530 kilos and Alex and his 9,930 kilod. Complete results are readable here. That was a great day between lads. Thanks to the Tom and Co Haccourt shop for the support and Frankie for the chat. Jean-Marie, chairman.
The week before. The last weeks trainings could give us everything but hope of hardly liftable keepnets. Roach and perch were active but in small amount. Goby were stuffing themselves with any bait: worm, meat, seeds... Hooklengths were clipped dead all the day long probably by very active predators. 5th May, M day. The weather conditions were the icing on the cake: 4 degrees, heavy rains, powerful north east wind, hail and 30 minutes of sun will make this second match perfectly terrible. 8:30: time for drawing pegs We had plenty of space so that we could increase the inner distance between anglers. 10:00: start whistle First roach will head for the our treasurer keepnet meanwhile any one of us will try to tempt big mammas, but goby were in the place and obviously made the decision this was good for them. Only 1 bream was caught the week before and this was probably the only one having been farting around for a couple of weeks. All distances will be reached up to 70 meters but goby were our first, our last, our everything. Usually incoming bream clear bleaks off from the groundbait. Some pegs will get blanks and definitely, several distances tactics had to be set up. Final whistle: who won was not easy to determine. As for the first match weighing was going to be decisive. Results will be spread off between 360 grams and a shred heavier than 1 kilo. Two years ago, more than 600 kilos were caught by 6 anglers at that same place... Congratulations to Alex and his 1,290 kilo keepnet filled with tiny roach and goby. Francis ends again second thanks to goby and a very nice and pristine perch just 130 grams below Alex. I’m hardly finishing third, starving for 1,02 kilo. The good and friendly atmosphere luckily made us a bit warmer. But the question remains: where are bream and big roach spending their time? Spawning? The temperatures are too low in flow rivers as the Meuse. Cormorants? Obviously not armed to guzzle such size fish… Special congrats to Meric and Floryan for their first feeder match. Let’s turn our eyes towards the next on the banks days that surely will make us forget that disappointing second encounter. Jean-Marie. Overall scores table here. For our English friends. If you ever plan to head for a Belgium spot (pole or feeder) in the Walloon Region, this is the one https://goo.gl/maps/FikYWipnFezPwxd9A Despite our low scores, this remains a place to be fished.