Today would see me enter my first lure competition .This was the 2 nd qualifier held at salford quays
An urban location with plenty of water to go at.The draw took place at 8-30, my partner was jarek dabrowski,a polish angler.
we headed over to the basins first,my set up was drop shot and lures.The water was gin clear,the weather was very cold ,not great conditions at all.The fishing was going to be a difficult day,I had an idea the pike wouldn't play today with lures,so perch was my main attack and throwing lures were going to be small working up to bigger stuff .
During the morning word was goin round that nobody was catching,maybe one fish could win ,well that's what I was thinking.Myself an jarek moved about and ended up on the canal section,it looked better,I spent a lot of time around the bridges and other structures ,still nothing.
We headed up the canal and fished the bigger basin,by now I was throwing bigger lures,just hoping for a jack ,nothing.So back on the drop shot,word had gone round,one perch had come out.I was so determined now to carry on drop shotting .
we moved to an area we hadn't tried yet,time was running out,10 mins left,I was just chucking lures now,anything will do at the point,just hoping for a bite.
3pm had arrived,all out..........26 anglers took part,25 blanked.........that was solid fishing today.
1st place Steve Collett ,1 perch 13 cm.
Thank you to Jarek,good company ,enjoyed it .
A dissapointing day all round,1 fish would of got me to CHEW, never mind.......