Martin was gutted to say the least and he then refused to go get the breakfast from then on so that job was left to me every morning. There was a bay to martins left that went to the back of him every night there was loud crashing coming from there fish was getting up there so a rod was put in there nothing to lose i thought. At 8.30am the next morning martin was snoring away and i was sat having the 1st coffee of the day when a one toner was heard i looked at my rods nothing then i got up and checked martins nothing ??? Then it came to me the rod in the bay was away i rushed to the rod that was still running and hit into it game on it was a mental fight with it making its way to the snags several times which was heart stopping stuff in the end it seemed to get a gulp of air and was beaten a few pumps of the torrix and the mirror was in the net.
I thought right away it was bigger than the 53 we had before we got everything ready and got the big fish on the scales they went round and this time settled on 50-00 was i a happy man and Andy and Merv new it with the shouting that i was making so happy i was shaking just could not belive that after 18 years of going to france i had got a 50 on my rods i love it when it all comes together my last trip and it could not of ended any better