Sunday, 22 October 2017

Bristol Avon - Chippenham and Melksham- Round 3 Upper Thames

10lb 14oz
2nd in section
6th overall

Gear Used

Colmic F66 Pole
1 gram Stream
0.145 X-5000 and 0.125 Stream
14 N600

1 gram Lux
0.10 X-5000 and 0.07 Stream
22 B957

10 perch and 1 chub

Colmic Impressive mix

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Alvechurch Fisheries- winter league 1


Sunday, 15 October 2017

Bristol Avon - Chippenham. Winter league 2

Won section
Team was 5th
48 anglers fished the match.

The last couple of matches on the river have seen me really struggled, a last and second to last in the section.  This is a little rough.

This is the second round of the Angling Trust Winter league, and we a team, Colmic Devizes, need to do well, as we third last round, which unfortunately didn't happen, as we came 5th.  So therefore we need some serious luck for the next 4 rounds.

Brilliant start.  Crying shame it didn't last.
Gear used
Colmic Airon F66 Pole
0.5 Colmic Lux
0.12 Colmic X500 line
0.07 Colmic Stream
22 Hayabusa 128
Suicide straight at Chippenham 

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Bristol Avon. Melksham

Peg 26
2lb 11oz
64 anglers fished
32 pairs
On arrival to my peg I was surprised how wide it was and good it all looked.  However, lack of flow and clear to could be a tough match and the locals said I would be up against it, as the pegs downstream tend to be a lot better.  So with this in mind, I was going to be positive.  But the first mistake I made was leaving my rods at home.... what a school boy error. 

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Alvechurch- colmic canal

Peg 9
11 fished

With the Winter League fast approaching I thought I better get myself there to practice. 

Beautiful venue Colmic Canal 

As always the weights are really tight.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Upper Thames winter league. Round 1. Radcot and Lechlade

C3 (lechlade)
7lb 13oz
5th out of 6th.  Not good
48 fished
Team was third on the day.

Was really looking forward to today's river match and our Upper Thames Winter League.  Hoped to do well again, and was handed C3, which was a good area, but be hard to beat the pegs to my right.  But fancied it none the less.  Was unsure to ball it, so "if in doubt, then go without" is my moto...

Set up 5 roach rigs, waggler rod and 2 chop rigs.  It was only about 4 foot deep and very weedy. Wish I had a rake?  Left it shed....... it's in the van now.

Set up

Colmic Airon F66 pole
Lux float
Professional 15 float rod

Basically what I learnt last week, didn't work this week.  Loose feeding was key and the heavier it was, the better it become and me relying on groundbait regularly topped up was a waste.  Chop worm didn't work.  A bit gutted, as perch do normally save me, but the "billies" didn't.   So came second to last in section, which was a real disaster for me and more importantly for the team.  As we lost the league match by 2 points.  Sorry lads.  I'm not one to blame the pegs, it was worth 15lb all day long.

I hope to put Melksham/ Chippenham correct next week.

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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Manor Farm Leisure- Windmill Pool

Peg 26
11 fished

I haven't been to Manor Farm Leisure for a while whatever reason..... I'm very spoilt on the venues in my area. 

However, really looking forward to fishing it, as I do enjoyou Middle and Windmill lakes, more pool fishing.  Also the Donachies were going, added bonus.

Drew peg 26 Windmill, which wouldn't be my first choice of pegs, but a good peg none the less, worse pegs on the lake.  So happy days.  My section was tough, the two Donachies, Ian McCulloch and Steve Partington.

All I kit up was the pole and planned to fish 4mm pellets and maggots down the edge for units, as there is quite a few of them, but peg 26 ain't the best edge peg, as you can only fish short and ideally wanna get away from you, especially as the water is quite clear and low.

Won't go into detail, as I caught long to the island on pellets.  Fished a float (Martyn Howard) until it become solid and was on the "tap" rig.  Caught all stock F1's... Nice day, but couldn't catch bonus fish down the edge, couple of fish come in, but only managed one F1 and couple perch.

Neil McKinnon caught well down the edge for the match win.  All weights are below.

Caught 99% of my F1's long to island.  F66 Airon pole was awesome in the wind.  #nobrokenpoles