Kiefer’s Big Weekend

Drennan Bordon’s Simon Kiefer looks back on a truly memorable weekend he has just fished.


“What a weekend I have just had! On Saturday I drew 135 on Cambell Lake on the Maver Match This qualifier at Viaduct Fishery. Early on I fished short with meat and long dobbing for carp in the first hour and caught a carp and two tench. All the while I was priming the margins towards the next platform with loose fed 6mm pellet and for the next four hours had 40 carp!

Simon Kiefer with part of his winning bag.
Simon Kiefer with part of his winning bag.

“I fished on and off bottom with a hair-rigged 8mm pellet, using a drennan AS2 float, 0.18mm line to a size 14 Drennan Margin Carp hook. My 172lb was enough to win and qualify for the Final!

“Still on a high from the day before, I fished the Avon Valley Summer League match at Broadlands Lake. Fishing the top four of my pole shallow with caster I caught 39lb of roach to win on the day. Both of our Drennan Bordon teams also came 1st and 2nd.

“A great weekend and I now can’t wait for the final!”