"Here to enjoy the fishing, some Irish craic' and pick up a few tips along the way" Tengku Izzudin
Read how the first ever Asian angler all the way from Kuala Lumpur fished his way through the Lakelands and the World Pairs.
Day 5 Final Day : 'The End of the Wacky Race!' as my mate Fergal puts it.
Drawn peg 9 at Bunerky so Kev will fish Brackley. Kevin dropped me off at the gate, it was then I realised that we had to walk for miles to get to the pegs with our heavy kit! "Make small trips lad, otherwise it'll do you in. Good advice indeed and I reckon everyone made at least 3 trips to carry all our tackle to our pegs.
I clipped up for 50 turns on the tip and an 11m (plumbed and found an interesting drop off there) pole line just in case. From the starting whistle some small fish (very small) were landed, then realised I was probably fishing on a bed of zebra mussels when some came back on the hook.
Made slightly longer casts at 55 turns to a clear patch and slightly deeper water. Occasionally made casts to 45 turns where I got most of my catch. Preserved feeding with the 55 turn line but that was when things started to get horribly wrong. For close to 3 hours I think pegs 7-10 did not get any bites so we ended up chatting (and moaning). Bites started again in the last hour and Dave (former King Of Clubs champ) immediately went on a catching streak while I just stared helplessly at my motionless tip. Somehow cracked my tip too (sorry Steve!)!
“Mama said there'll be days like this”, at the weigh in I looked into my keepnet and went "c'mon there's got to be more in there!" So my last day ended with a measly 0.450kg and I wondered if I had finished last in the rankings. At least Kevin, who fared a lot better had a good laugh at my results.