RESULTS SHOW HOW FAR FEEDERFISHING HAS COME
The old days of ‘chuck-and-chance’ are definitely over
WHEN I saw the result of the Feeder Masters Final, just as the World Pairs Champs, the top three have all fished the FIPS Feeder World Championship.
Feederfishing has gone a very long way since the old chuckand-chance reputation it had for a long time. It’s not happened with gimmicks either but with the rules as they are it is simply skill and technique, just as angling should be.
I’ll concede no match can be won without a decent draw – I’ve proved that down the decades – but very few matches are won by bad anglers these days, and certainly not when they are fished to international rules.
I’ve spoken to Darren Davies at length about feederfishing and Bough Beech recently and he came close to qualifying several times and was gutted when he missed out.
Top angling by Darren Cox, Steve Ringer and Michael Buchwalder in my book.
Feeder Masters winner Darren Cox in action in the final.