On Saturday I fished the Earlswood bream lake open and drew peg 72, which was the end peg nearest the boat club. With the wind blowing away from the dam and in my direction I quite fancied it. The only downside was that we'd had a lot of rain in the two days previous which had obviously cooled the water down somewhat and Earlswood has never been a venue that fished well after a water temperature drop. I fished at around forty metres with a chopped worm and caster feeder with worm or red maggot on the hook. Unfortunately no big bream showed, only skimmers and my 14.10.0 total was only enough for second in the section.

Next day was better though with a section win with 21.13.0 of skimmers from peg 36. Again chopped worm feeder did the damage but this time I also introduced a full pot of British Worm Breeders "Worm Dust" which I soaked before setting off from home and then added worm and caster to. After an hour of this match I'd got seven bream but it wouldn't last and I ended with ten. Further along the bank there were some excellent weights taken with thirty-eight pounds winning and two more thirties following.

On Wednesday I competed in the KDAA Bewdley open on the Severn near home. I drew peg forty, landed six barbel and lost four on caster and hemp feeder tactics for 21.3.0. This put me third in the match. Thirty-six pounds won this one from the pipe swim.

This weekend it's another change of kit and back to the Warwickshire Avon (ARGHH! - This time we're at Stratford for a practise open in readiness for the next round of the Drennan Superleague. On Sunday I'm fishing the KDAA open so it will be a short drive to the draw for that one, five minutes to be precise!