Several days before this one the weather was causing a stir as with the humid and breathless heat the storms were created and with that thunder and lightening. However by the Friday it looked like the Sunday match would escape this and all be well except for a flurry of rain .
Number 4 in the series and the weather spelt a ''typical Soar day' with clear skies , hardly any rain recent and a strong down-stream wind …..yuk ! , but I still love it because it tests your resolve and gets you thinking plus it throws up unexpected large bonus fish like Tench , Carp and 5 lb Eels , eels ! Yes bloody great snake of 5 lb ! unheard of but great when it happens .
Number 5 in the series beckons and its all to play for as there are more places up for grabs for the Grand Final . I have managed to fish all 5 so far and fortunate to qualify for the Final .
Second match of the series and a new part of the river for me as I took an early dip into the bag and pulled out Peg 102 . Where is that i exclaimed ? ……football fields , 3 of them !