Now for those that don’t know in order to try and make the event as fair as possible the draw is done using a matrix system as per the world champs.
Anyway the drive wasn’t quite as bad as I imagined! Actually I’m lying, it was a hundred times worse!
My session at the stunning Etang la Saussaie in the Champagne region of France had proved tricky so far.
Early in the year I’d had a conversation with director Robin Morley and he was obviously excited with the new range of carp rods that were being developed, the Basia DF’s.
A few weeks ago I did a feature for Improve Your Coarse Fishing at Lakeside Pocklington and really enjoyed it, so when I was next fishing with usual angling partner Graham Drewery I suggested he jo
Despite a crispy ground frost early in the morning the sun broke through often, lifting temperatures enough to allow Gold Valley’s recent good form to continue.
I’m not a big fan of spodding, it just doesn’t suit my preferred styles of fishing but earlier in the year I was shown a little bait delivery system called a mini Spomb.
It was one of those trips when everything seemed to go right, and along with my fishing mate Graham Drewery we had 10 takes, landing carp to over twenty pounds.
Zig rig is the nickname given to an anchored floating bait, that is fished well up off the bottom.