Match club #2 : the Meuse, Coronmeuse, Liège.
Posté le 07 mai 2019
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.
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.