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Saturday, 25 June 2016

Landsend match & lake 3

Today match at the popular landsend had 22 people fish so we decided as opposed to all be cuddling each other on match lake a few would take the walk up to Lake 3, a few groans
But I think we are all happy families again.
16 on match lake and 6 on Lake 3 plus a few day ticket guys who had about 500 rods and more pegs than a clothes line.
Fancied pegs on match went to Matt Taynton on 12, Steve sewell on 13 with rich Jones,  Steve Wynne,  Chris szakacs and new member Keith bilder on 18 to 22. As for me I draw peg 42 again no sign off fish moving but I was hopefully of getting some as was Ryan opposite on 68.
as it turned out both lakes were a bit of a struggle with just odd fishing being caught, I had 23 fish however a lot smaller than usually especially as they were taken shallow fishing across to the island with only 3 fish coming from the inside margin.
Top on Lake 3 was the man on form matt Williams who edged out mark Radford fishing paste in the margins
, surprisingly he only had 15 fish but all of a good stamp for 77lb.
Match lake was a close match between Chris szakacs and Keith bilder on 21 and 22 who both caught across on pellet and then short on meat to finish with 93lb and 106lb with Keith taking the overall winner.
Even the silvers did not play ball today much to the disappointment of Mr Bradford with similar belcham taking the win with 12lb and Matt Taynton 2nd with 11lb.

Winners was Keith bilder off peg 22 with 106lb
2nd peg 21 Chris szakacs 93lb
3rd and Lake 3 winner off peg 58 matt Williams 77lb
Silvers winner site Belcham off peg 3 with 12lb

Sections lake 3 mark Radford 68lb
Lionel leggings peg 16 70lb
Darren north peg 10 with 52lb

Thanks to Adam for doing the weight in, in his all winter bib n brace, fleece and jacket always brings the laughs considering most were wearing tshirts and shorts.

Viaduct Scary Cary June 12th

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Only 11 booked in today which was a surprise as this is probably the best fishery in the uk but maybe it's the size of these carp that puts people off, defiantly not an issue for me.
We had Ryan,  Keith and one of our silvers experts on the top bank with Lee waller and Chris szakacs taking the fancied pegs backing onto lodge. As for me peg 80 again, the same as the open the week before when the fish were to far past the end of the spit however today with aerator on there was no sign of fish moving.
The match was slow for us on the Campbell bank with no one getting a take until a few hours in, the fish were coming into heavy feed but not really giving you any positive indications, feeding less or drip feeding didn't work as they just didn't want to settle with the water movement , over on pegs 94 and 96 Lee and Chris were having a fish battle, Chris down into the corner however his fish did look smaller resident fish whilst Lee was catch well fishing shallow.
As it turned out the top bank was the place to draw with a lot of fish showing and bubbling up, the guys caught on the waggle or pole fished at depth with pellet over loose fed pellets.
Winner was Ryan on peg 88 with 134lb courtesy of Keith sharing his platform with the ducks and deciding on a late catch and release programme costing him the win and a place in the winners final later in the year.

Ryan Rafford 134lb
Keith ray 122lb
Matt Williams 114lb
Lee waller 111lb
Chris szakacs 108lb
Will dearlove 83lb
Alan heavy 79lb
Mark Rafford 68lb
Mike Wilson 62lb
Ron hardie an 60lb
Adam caswell 36lb

Silvers winner was Alan heavy just pipping Ron with 16lb.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Boddington accomodation

Accommodation options for Boddington.
Glebe farm, the mill house, little paddock farm, old Manor Farm bnb, there is a travellodge at Silverstone which is a 20 minute drive. All places circa £80  for twin rooms.  I would advise to car share as the car park is limited.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Rood Ashton 23 pegs 5/6/16

Off to deepest Wiltshire today for our once a year visit to the lovely old mature lake that is Rood Ashston, 22 in attendance today which was about the max for this lake and with alittle help Adam Caswell sorted the pegging, monies and payouts were sorted by captain 'birdseye' Burgess and Steve decided on paying the top two and then splitting the lake into three sections paying the top two in each section, also at the draw was the owner who done his usual gesture of offering 50quid out of his own pocket if anyone beat the match record, he did have a wry smile on his face when he announced it and the news was met with a few chuckles including Alan Healy who asked if all our combined weights together would count towards it which was met with stony stare! also apologies for a lack of pictures in this blog as i never expected to be writing it but as Captain 'birdseye' Burgess is in the process of sorting his new trawler home out on the kennet and avon and with a lack of internet i sorta got handed the baton.

Rood is quite an unusual venue as unlike most lakes the main body of water is actually more shallow than the margins! an average depth of a foot and a half with an extra foot of depth in most margins this makes things interesting when you hook an angry carp up the arse end as not being able go down they can only bolt to the side or away which can result in some ass twitching moments holding onto expensive bits of carbon! The owner also informed us the carp had been in full spawning mode the week before that coupled with the bright hot conditions the omens didnt look good for the usual decent returns the club achieve at the venue.

As it happens theres not much to write about really as the match itself turned into a grueller for everyone, odd fish were caught around the lake but no one could string any number together with most people waiting long times between bites.

For my sins i drew peg 16 which is round the back of the second island and is probably one of the narrowest pegs on the lake, a method rod was set up plus two pole rigs one for under the trees ether side and along meat rig for out in front. the first four hours were very slow like most only taking nine small carp on the method chucked as close to the jungle of an island i could get away with, the last two hours were slightly better taking another ten with five of them being of good stamp 4-7lb in my right margin on meat. to my total surprise my weight of 63lb 9oz was enough to win on the day.

Second spot and not far behind was Brian Shanks round on 22 on the back of the lake, Brian caught in fits and starts during the day all on poled pellet rotating several swims weighing 62lb 15oz.

Third spot and section winner was Lee Waller on 17 who after having a blank first four hours and walking the bank several times came good in the last two hours catching on most put ins fishing pellet at 13 metres in front of him.

The other two sections were won by Matt Williams and Adam Caswell respectivly, Adam in particular had his usual total nightmare in peg one losing twice as many as he landed and probably should of won the match easy but at least he kept Alan in the next peg amused during the day!

So a proper hard match for all which is very unusul for the venue but at least everyone enjoyed the sunshine in lovely surrondings.


1. Chris Szakacs (16) 63-9...
2. Brian Shanks (21) 62-15
3. Lee Waller (17) 62-4
4. Darren North (19) 42-13
5. Ryan Radford (22) 36-14
6. Matt Williams (13) 36-11
7. Adam Caswell (1) 35-0
8. Rich Britton (11) 31-8
9. Derek Lucas (20) 29-2
10. Rich Jones (14) 26-1
11. Chris Gay (12) 25-8
12. Ron Hardiman (15) 23-10
13. Degsy Williams (4) 21-12
14. Colin Ellaway (6) 21-8
15. Steve Burgess (9) 20-11
16. Steve Sewell (5) 20-0
17. Pete Uzzell (8) 17-12
18. Alan Healey (3) 17-5
19. Mark Radford (10) 7-2
20. Ross Sewell (7) 5-11
and 2 dnw's

Rich Jones 1½ oz