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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

no fish Wednesday

St georges day, 31 years today I never slayed the dragon I married her, the best decision I have made, lol, hardly ever moans about me going fishing, never really gives me grief about no DIY, feeds me and generally looks after me , couldnt be without her, so no fishing today, just a day spent with the best woman in the world, (sorry kylie)

Monday, 21 April 2014

monday open , landsend fishery

This was the usual bank holiday open , and with 17 booked in mike let us use the match lake and the left hand bank of number 3 lake, with the pegs spread out I didnt really mind where I drew, but I wasnt best pleased when I pulled peg 51 on the top lake, not the best of draws , but with fish having fins and being able to move about, you never know.
walking past the match lake , some things never change , paul elmes on 21 , tom mangnal on 1 , trig on 24, adrian clark on 19, so after giving them all a bot of abuse on the way, I wandered up to my peg,, and lo and behold I could see plenty of fish on the top mooching about, so I set about making some rigs up,  meat fig for 5 mtrs(never used). 2 pellete rigs for up and down the island shelf(never used), and a meat rig for the margins(never used), and a stalker/slapping rig  (used all day), at the start I fed all lines and began on the stalker, rig with a banded 8mm pellet, the first hiur was good with 10 fish falling ti this method, I kept feeding 6mm pellet to the island , and was more than happy to keep some fish slurping up against the grass, I kept catching odd fish for the first 4 hours , then the sun went in , and fish spotting became difficult,  so I used the same rig and kept slapping and feeding by the island,  so I caught right to the end, ending up wit approximately 45 fish with lots of them in the 6 to 9lb bracket,  I thought I may be over the net limit in one net but it turned out I was over in 2 of my net , I weighed 252.1 for first on the day(just lol), but would have had closer to 300 if I had got another net out of the bag
2nd was tom mangnall on peg 1 with 86lb
3rd clint wojtyla on peg 13 with 85lb
4th dave Westcott on 55 with 77.2
5th rod Wootten on 42 with 69.7
6th ed wynne on 11 with 65.8
silvers
martin pettiffer on peg 5 with 42lb of msinly f1, s

chilton top 6 and silvers

My phome decided to kick back into life at 11pm last night after a few hours sat on top of a warm radiator,  so I have the top 6 now
1st paul(drawdag) elmes on peg 6 with 111.15
2nd craig(the guns) edmunds on 13 with 107.14
3rd chris(tourettes) fox on 7 with 85.15
4th steve seager on 8 with 78.15
5th mike(you should have put 18 in instead of 19) with 77.12
6th tony(first the turners buwt my ass, now I been seagered off the next peg, ) rixon with 72.5
silvers
tom ''the stye'' mangnall on 11 with 26..8 of skimmers on soft pellet

Sunday, 20 April 2014

short pole series, rnd 1 chilton trinity

On woodland lake for this series of 4 matches, only pole lengths up to your number 6 allowed with no long lining allowed, 24 fishing and 6 peg sections for points, with the weather forecast I , along with everyone wanted to draw on the far bank, as that meant the wind would be off our backs and with heavy rain due later in the day, a far bank swim would be nice,  I ended up on peg 9, on the far bank, nice.
I had steve seager on 8 and jerry pocock on 10.
I kept it simple today , a .6g rig for banded pellet at 7 mtrs (the max allowed) ,also it would do for the close meat line at 4 mtrs, and a .3g rig for meat each side in the margins. At tje start I began on the pellet lime feeding 6, s, I didnt have to wait long for a bite and was soon playimg my first carp, which I was sure was hooked in the right place, but it fell off, the fish seemed to have a bit of a mumch today, but hooking them properly was the problem,  being the lake is 6 foot deep, nailing them down at a constant depth can be hard, unless they come shallow, but not today, so it was a case of losing a few and  catching a few, paul(the drawbag) elmes was doing the best as far as I could see, catching down his right hand margin, most people on our bank were catching a few, whereas the anglers opposite were really struggling,  mainly due to the gale blowing into there faces , steve on 8 was getting some nice fish on paste, he started catching so well at one stage chris fox on 7 set up a paste rig snd had a few, by the end it looked to be a 2 horse race between paul elmes and trig up on 13,
I ended up with about 13 carp and a few skimmers which went 72lb, steve seager had 80lb nearly, chris had 85 and paul had 111lb I thenk for first
 Trigger was second one fish behind with 107 and chris was 3rd, I, m not sur as to the top 6 as I took a pic of  the weigh sheet on my phone m tgen the phone decided to stop working, mike nicholls or chris fox will have the full results on there blogs,
off to landsend tomorrow I hope it doesnt rain again

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

weds landsend open

Another disappointing turnout today for a wednesday, only 8 turned up, the next eeds open is going to be a costcutter with only 16 quid pools, we will see if that bomt attract a few more, but I, m not convinced,
I had the last ticket today and ended up with peg 24 , the corner peg, although we had 16c temps forecast for today I never had the benefit of it as I was in the shade all day with the wind coming from behind, I had to sit with my fleece on all day whereas the anglers opposite were in short sleeves,
I set up meat rigs for doen the edge,  and one for 5 and 13 mtrs as it was the same depth, a pellet rig for 14 mtrs up the edge tight in against the bank in 2 feet of water, a stalker rig as there were a few about sunbathing plus they seemed to have a bit of a taste for cherry blossom, which was blowing onto the surface,
also the stalker would double up as a shallow rig against the edge,
at the start I began on meat at 13 mtrs and hooked a 10lb fish which I played for a while as it was my first fish, probably gave it to much respect as I t fell off as I was going to net it, I stayed on the 13 mtr line and had 3 carp and 2 perch in the first hour but it wasnt hectic, the surface fish were staying out of range mainly,  but occasionally ome came into range and I did get a few during the match,  but I had more fishing along the end bank, , looking around no one apart from tom thick on peg 6 was catching well , on whatever he chose to do, pellet dapping, meat at 5 mtrs and pellet over to the island, at the end tom had 34 carp and double figures of silvers so he was going to be a clear winner,  I had 21 carp and a few skimmers which normally goes 100lb so hopefully it would be enough for second.
tom came out an easy winner with 195.6
I was second with 109.8
3rd gordon Cannings on 16 with 84.4
4th ron hardiman on 11 with 72.8
5th mike west on 19 had 64.1
silvers went to the gimp on peg 21 with 24.4 which was 5 skimmers and lots of small perch
I am running an open here on monday , so if you want to fish ring me at the shop to book in or ring mike at the fishery on 07977545882

Sunday, 13 April 2014

sunday open landsend fishery

The trusty blue van has had a bit of a wobbler,  I hope its something trivial, its a bit noisy, sounds like a bearing or somethimg similar,  so its off to tha van doctors for it,
luckily judith never had a dog show today so I had the use of her van, so after loading mine and pete nottons gear into the back and it was off to lillypool cafe fo another nice brekkie, then off to the fishery, 25 had booked in for this one so moke let us use match and  number 3 lake (johns). Pete pulled 2 tickets out of the hat so I took one and opened it to reveal 46, not the best but fish got fins and do move about, but it never stopped me moaning to myself on the walk to the lake. With joe mcmahon on 41, trigger on 42 , tom mangnal on 70 and old draw bag himself paul elmes on 68, historically these 4 pegs are the best on the lake, but I wasnt to bitter, 4 good anglers on the best pegs, but every day is different.
I set up 4 rigs, 2 meat rigs , one for the margin and one for 5 mtrs and 2 pellet rigs, one for stalking as there were a few fish about cruising , and a depth rig for over against the island, at the start I began on the 5 mtr meat line and gave it 30 mins but never had a bite on it , so I went stalking and managed 10 fish doing that in the next couple of hours,  then they seemed to dissappear,  so apart from one fish on meat from the margin I had 10 more from off the island some on the deck and some on the shallow rig pushed against the island on banded 8mm pellet over loose fed 6, s, I ended the match with 21 carp and 3 f1, s for over 100lb,  trig seemed to have won the lake as he probably had 24 carp and several f1, s with a lot of his fish falling to meat fished short in the last couple of hour's,  trig ended uo weighing 137.14 , but it wasnt enough to win as the inform dan white on peg 1 had 147.1 on mainly meat fished in several parts of his peg
2nd was trig on 42
3rd was me with 117.12 on peg 46
4th gary o, shea on 15 with 113.14
5th martin mcmahon on 13 with 112.12
6th dabe roper on 19 with 90.4
silvers went to the reborn silver ace , rod Wootten on peg 22 with 34.6, of skimmers and f1.s on soft pellet

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

ivy house Wednesday open

Got to the fishery with pete notton to find only 9 people fishing, the costcutter tje day before had 17 booked in, viaduct is suffering the same quiet Wednesdays,  whereas the Thursday coscutter has got at least 25 fishing, I am going to have to think about opening Wednesdays and going fishing thursdays just to get a decent size match lol, but at least the breakfast up at ivy cooked by the more than capable karen was more than sufficient and very tasty using local produce, even the sausages seemed to have real meat in them, lol, it was good to mr shipp in attendance, bringing his son dan along and young cody who is a bitterwell lake regular for a bit of a pleasure session on the small lake, nice to see a couple of younsters showing an interest in match fishing , as the sport is really struggling for new blood, and hats off to the lads at bitterwell who are doing there best for the kids by running regular junior matches.
back to the draw and out comes peg 46, a very consistent peg which frames regularly,  I am not goimg to spend to much time talking about the match as its only a knockup,  only 2 rigs put up a hard pellet rig to fish at 5,9 and 14 mtrs with banded 6mm over loosefed 4, s and a I was goimg to put groindbait bown each side in the margins and fish corn over it, at the start I cupped in some 4, s on tje 3 pellet lines and pit a few pots of groindbait down each side, I gave the 5 mtr line 40 mins , but only had one bite and one stockie carp, so it was out to the 9mtr line where I had 12 more before that line dried up, so the rest of the match was spent at 14 mtrs and down the margins,  I had an interestimg match ending up with 30 plus stockie carp, ome 3 1/2 old common and 4 skimmers, I did lose 2 probable double figure carp, ome on tje 14 mtr line , it fell off as I was thinking about netting it, then another one which I hooked doen the edge, which felt and looked bigger, but it all came in to easily as again I came down to the topset easily , then after having a quick look at me , decided to head out into the middle of the lake and broke me, bugger again, but it never cost me as des won with 90lb off peg 33, he couldnt catch any stockies but he mabe up for it with some good fish down the edge, including a couple of the biggest f1, s I have ever seen, with one of them going nearly 8lb, not nad for a strain of fish that wasnt meant to go over 4lb, oh yes and he also won the silveds with 20lb of skimmers, I was second and a lomg way behind with 46lb, but it was enjoyable and I will probably back in a couple of weeks time , hopefully there , may be a few more in attendance,
off to landsend on sunday for an open, so give me a ring at the shop to book in on 01179517250 , or phone mike at the fishery on 07977545882