Camp needed to be set up, swims sorted, bait needed to go in the swims to start attracting the fish into the area for the start of the show.
Friday saw quite a lot of activity with thousands turning up at the show, many stopping to try their hand at fishing. Unfortunately the fish didn’t feel like playing and it was very difficult to get them going until the evening when, as everyone was leaving for the day and the noise was dropping, they came on the feed!!!! Typical.
Next day was a bit more overcast and the fish were now getting on the bait that the coaches had been adding on a regular basis. Many people who came along to have a go caught Bream averaging between 5 and 7lb in weight, with one coach, Jimmy Coffey, hauling fish all day and ending up with well over 100lb of fish caught.
I had been running events in Essex so hadn’t been able to attend until the Sunday morning. I arrived at 7am having left home at 5am....on a Sunday!!!!!!!!!
It took ages to get to the lake due to other people from the show arriving and causing a bit of a hold up. At 8.15 I finally got parked up and went to meet the team and have a much needed coffee.
After introductions were made I took my much suffering partner for a walk around site to see what was there...straight into the fishing village J
After an hour of that she had had enough and we returned to the angling event where I took over the booking in.
We had a constant stream of people coming along to have a go and learn how to fish. Over 250 people tried their hand at our sport and hopefully will now take it further.
A very successful event.