Search This Blog

Monday, 29 October 2012

Sedges, Tile Lake, 28 October (15 pegs)

The first frosts of the year on Friday night and the early part of Saturday night meant that most were prepared for a hard day's fishing but a drastic change in the weather overnight brought rain and the fish at Sedges seemed to be unaffected.
With fifteen fishing the corner pegs 21, 30 and 31 were left out as according to Jamie they hadn't been producing and everything else went into the drawbag.
I found myself on peg 25 in the middle of the roadside bank which gave me a debatable chuck to the corner of the island and an expanse of open water to fish.  So I untangled a lead rod and set up one rig at 13m for skimmers.  Will Dearlove next door had set up a shallow wag so I untangled that one as well although I wasn't expecting it to produce much.
Having been to a haloween party on Saturday night I hadn't had any time to sort out bait so it was going to be a day of using up whatever was left in the Asda "bag for life" and  last week's leftovers from the freezer which consisted of a bag of micros, some corn  and a pint of dead reds.
Luckily there was a big bag of 8mm's lurking in the bottom of the bag for life.
At the start I fed the 13m line with a pot of micros and dead reds and chucked the lead out with 4 dead reds on the hook and pinged out some 8mm's (the band broke on the first attempt at banding a pellet hence the maggots).
This produced two small carp (one of which came off due to one of the four maggots masking the hook point).
A look on the 13m line produced a few good skimmers and a weigher of 3-6 but by now Will next door was furiously thrashing at the island with the wag so I went out on that and upped the pellet barrage to keep any fish away from him!
First chuck the float shot under which I missed as it was the least thing I was expecting to happen and the second chuck produced a small carp followed by a good tench before going a bit quiet so I went back out with the lead while tyeing up a new hooklength with a band on.
This was a lot more successful so I spent the rest of the match lead-chucking with the odd chuck on the waggler which produced a couple of proper fish and a final weight of 73lbs for first on the day.
Steve Tanner finished a close second on peg 29 with an all carp weight of 69-12 caught on corn on the pole and on the method. 
Stewart Riddle managed third from corner peg 40 with 55-10 caught on soft pellet over micro / caster feed.
Top silvers went to Alan Healy with 21-13 caught on maggot and soft pellet over groundbait at 4 & 11m.  Mike Smith was second with 16-3 caught on soft pellet and maggot over micros with half that weight consisting of two "weighers".
Unfortunately we had two slapped wrists from Jamie, one of our newer members who hadn't fished Sedges before was unaware he had to use the fishery nets and Alan Healy "forgot" to weigh a bream that ended up in his silvers net.  Fortunate then that Alan lost a bream he estimated at 10lbs as I dont think Jamie would have been too happy to see that one in a keepnet!
This week's "Hero to Zero" goes to Will Dearlove who despite rather selfishly claiming the whole of the island in front of him giving himself 1½ pegs to fish, still managed to get well and truly battered.
And the Expensive Day award this week went to Mike Smith who is now the proud owner of a telescopic number 4 section!

Overall Result:
  1. Steve Burgess (25) ... 73-0
  2. Steve Tanner (29) ......... 69-12
  3. Stewart Riddle (40) ...... 55-10
  4. Paul Reed (39) .............. 37-9
  5. Alan Healy (38) ............ 36-6
  6. Mark Radford (37)  / Matt Taynton (28) .... 34-13
  7. Will Dearlove (24) ........ 31-11
  8. Bob Warren (32) ........... 28-7
  9. Chris Szakacs (35) ........ 26-6
  10. Eddie Wynne (33) ......... 23-11
  11. Mike Smith (27) ........... 19-8
  12. Adam Caswell (26) ....... 14-10
  13. Ryan Radford (23) ......... dnw
  14. Keith Ray* (24) ............. dnw
  1. Alan Healy .......... 21-13
  2. Mike Smith .......... 16-3
  3. Adam Caswell ...... 13-4
  4. Steve Burgess ....... 13-0
*golden peg

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Avalon, 21 October (13 pegs)

A bit of a tough one this time round with a couple of dnw's and even the silvers had seemed to shut up shop for the day.  But Psv stalwart Mark Radford finally proved to the doubters that he can fish more than one method with a convincing win from peg 17 with an all carp net of 70-7.
Mark started on paste at 13/14m catching a few early fish but after having problems with missed bites and foul-hookers switched to fishing the waggler shallow to the corner of the island and with the left-to-right wind working in his favour caught carp steadily up until the all-out, by which time he had the fish queuing up in front of him.
Second place went to pellet wag expert Chris Szakacs on peg 5 with 56-12 followed by another of psv's waggler masters Lionel Legge on peg 19 (again) with 49-13.
Top silvers (unsurprisingly) went to Alan Healy with a lowly 6-2 from peg 11 followed by Derek Lucas with 5-3 from peg 13 which mainly consisted of a confused tench.
This week's Hero to Zero award was an easy one as last week's winner and golden peg rapist Luke Tanner registered a big fat dnw this time round and the Expensive Day award goes to Dominic Ellaway who's Sensas power kit gave up the ghost in dramatic style to a particularly angry-double figure fish.

Overall Result:
  1. Mark Radford .... (peg 17) ...... 70-7
  2. Chris Szakacs .... (5) ..... 56-12
  3. Lionel Legge ..... (19) .... 49-13
  4. Adam Caswell .... (9) .... 36-4
  5. Colin Ellaway ..... (1) .... 35-15
  6. Alan Healy ......... (11) ... 29-11
  7. Steve Burgess ..... (16) ... 23-8
  8. Steve Tanner ....... (3) ..... 17-11
  9. Ryan Radford ..... (23) .... 15-8
  10. Derek Lucas ........ (13) ... 6-11
  11. Vic Bush ......... (16/17) ... 4-8
  12. Dominic Ellaway (21) ... dnw
  13. Luke Tanner (7) ........... dnw
  14. Stewart Riddle (12) .... early bath!

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Filling In The Gaps (Again)!!

Shiplate, 7 October, Psv vs Frys

Following our previous interclub match with Frys at Shiplate back in May which Frys dubiously claimed to have won???? it was our turn to host the rematch.
Psv had 17 fishing against Frys' 13 so each of the 3 lakes had a section of 10 with a payout of First, Second and Silvers overall plus top 2 and a silvers on each section so 12 payouts in all.
The top 10 results overall from both clubs were counted to decide the winner.
All three lakes fished well with the lower numbers on Hawthorns being especially useful and producing the top weight for Pete Sivell on peg 1 (85-2)  and 3rd for Matt Taynton on peg 3 (79-15).
Alan Healy worked his magic on the Carp lake for second place with 81-8 made up of just 5 carp including a 13-6 Grass Carp and 16-2 of silvers.
Westpool however was the most consistent section with five weights over 40lbs.
Shiplate's famous "big skimmers" showed up in all sections with Psv's Chris Szakacs weighing in five of them in his 32-0 winning silvers weight from peg 5 on the carp lake.
Bragging rights went to Psv with a convincing overall victory!

1.  Pete Sivell (Frys) ..... Hawthorns 1 .... 85-2
2. Alan Healy (psv) ..... Carp Lake 14 .... 81-8
Silvers: Chris Szakacs (psv) ... Carp Lake 5 ... 32-0

1. Matt Taynton (psv) ... peg 3 ..... 79-15
2. Stewart Riddle (psv) ... peg 11 ... 48-14
Silvers: John Gingell (frys) ... peg 5 ... 10-3

1. Mike Smith (psv) ... peg 15 ..... 65-9
2. Andy Curry (frys) ... peg 9 ..... 59-14
Silvers: John Macey (frys) ... peg 5 .... 17-4

Carp Lake:
1. Steve Preece (frys) .... peg 1 ... 59-8
2. Jason Bird (frys) .... peg 11 .... 37-4
Silvers: Eddie Wynne (psv) ... peg 6 .... 28-0

Al Healy with his 13-6 Grass Carp from the main lake


And finally .... a competition!!

Win a luxury spa weekend break for 2 at a 5* hotel on Siston Common.  All you need to do is explain in less than fifty words how you would fit 10 anglers on a 15 peg lake so that every angler has an empty peg next to him!
Answers on a postcard please to:  

Viaduct, Match Lake, 14 October

Unfortunately, due to having to cook Sunday lunch for the wife, kids and outlaws I wasn't present at this one but it was a successful day for Luke Tanner on peg 52 winning the match with 65-12 and the £100 golden peg!

  1. Luke Tanner (52) ...... 65-12
  2. Mark Radford (49) .... 40-6
  3. Alan Healy (51) ........ 39-0
  4. Derick Lucas (44) ...... 31-8
  5. Matt Taynton (45) ...... 27-4
  6. Darren North (43) ...... 23-4
  7. Pete Uzzell (39) ......... 22-14
  8. Adam Caswell (42) .... 21-11
  9. Simon Belcham (48) ... 20-2
  10. Paul Reed (50) ......... 16-3
  11. Rich Jones (47) ......... 15-8
  12. Ryan Radford (40) ..... 14-10
  13. Steve Tanner (41) ...... 14-0
  14. Steve Wynne (46) ...... 8-6

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Acorn, Paddock Lake, 30 Sept (20 pegs)

A rare treat today having managed to grab a section of Paddock (pegs 1 to 20) from the Coffin Dodgers who have booked most Sundays on here for this year and the next two years also.
So if you're planning on booking a Sunday on Paddock you might want to invest in a 2015 year-planner and get in there sharpish!
Anyway, I didn't have the pleasure of fishing this one so the details are a bit sketchy.
What I do know though is that the blustery winds made things difficult for most but Alan Healy and Eddie Wynne in pegs 7 & 8 respectively weren't affected by the wind at all and Alan went on to win easily fishing across to the far shelf with 135lbs 14oz fishing maggot on the hook and feeding the same.
Eddie Wynne wasn't very close behind with 59-9 for second which included the top silvers weight of 18-10.  Ed caught the same way as the winner but had smaller fish (I think I've heard this before .....).
Third place went to Adam Caswell, superstar of Dave Clutterbuck's Thursday evening Docks series, with 39-4 from peg 17.
Top silvers went by default to Mike Wilson with 6-6 from peg 18 and Paul Reed and Chris Gay shared the default second place both weighing 3-9 from pegs 4 & 12 respectively.
Luckily for Alan, Roy Garland was on hand to record his epic performance for the Evening Post and his TopPeg website.  That report can be found here
In Roy's after-match interview Alan is quoted as saying:

“I had no idea how the match was fishing but unknowingly, at the time when I called for a second net, I had already done enough to win.
“I knew that I was doing well but when fishing a well-stocked lake anything can happen so I got my head down and never relaxed until I heard the all-out shout.
“The fish at Acorn vary so much in size that it is difficult to keep an accurate account of what is in each net. I called for each extra net well before they had reached their 70lb limit just to be sure of not being disqualified.” 

Which makes a change from the normal bs that Alan spouts before, during and after our matches!

Overall Result
  1. Alan Healy (peg 7) ...... 135-14
  2. Eddie Wynne (8) .............. 59-9
  3. Adam Caswell (17) .......... 39-4
  4. Simon Belcham (10) ........ 36-3
  5. Rich Jones (11) ................. 31-9
  6. Chris Gay* (4) ........... 28-9 (wind assisted weight)
  7. Rich Britton (14) ............... 28-5
  8. Ryan Radford (13) ............. 28-0
  9. Keith Ray (6) ..................... 25-8
  10. Mark Radford (20) ............. 24-7 
*golden peg

  1. Eddie Wynne ........ 18-10
  2. Mike Wilson ......... 6-6
  3. Paul Reed / Chris Gay .... 3-9
  4. Rich Britton ........... 2-12

This week's "Hero to Zero" award goes to Rich Britton who, with no waggler rod in sight, proved he is without a doubt a "one-trick pony"!
The "Expensive Day" award goes to Darren North who now has just nine topkits left on his Sensas pole.
Just out of interest the Coffin Dodgers' match was won by Ian Cole with 57-11 from peg 37 and Clive Richards was 2nd with 56-1 from peg 36.
Meanwhile, Alan went on to fish the Tuesday open and won that with over 100lbs from peg 6 and I believe Ed Wynne was 2nd!
Please note there are spaces left for our match on Sunday against Frys at Shiplate where, hopefully, we will be inflicting a large dose of pain on our guests!