Sunday, 29 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island and Boundary Pools

  • Peg 24
  • 13lb
  • 1 carp, 1 F1, 3 skimmers and 20 tiny roach
  • 26 fished
Lost my section by 1lb and lost a 4lb carp at the net............


1st MARK MALIN 65-12-0
Colmic Airon / Bait Tech Peg 14 Island
2nd CHRIS COLMAN 64-6-0
Arthurs Angling Supplies Peg 37 Island
3rd ANDY TAYLOR 45-0-0
Lodge Park Peg 31 Island
4th JASON MORRIS 44-4-0
Shipston A C Peg 27 Island
5th PAUL ALDER 31-10-0
Solihull A C Peg 8 Boundary
6th CHRIS CAMERON 31-4-0
Middy / Old Ghost Peg 8 Island

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island and Boundary Pools

  • Peg 27 Island Pool
  • 60lb 12oz
  • 1st place
  • 27 fished the match



Open match Results – Saturday 28th December -Island and Boundary Pools

1ST CHRIS TELLING 60-12-0
Cosmic Airon Peg 27 Island
2ND AIDAN MANSFIELD 49-4-0
Shakespeare Superteam Peg 37 Island
3RD RICHARD MERRY 48-12-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 12 Island
4TH ROB ELLIS 46-2-0
Smithys Peg 31 Island
5TH CHRIS NOYCE 45-8-0
Solihull Angling Peg 4 Island
6TH MICK LANE 44-8-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 36 Boundary
 
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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Thoughts of 2013


Can't believe that another year has gone by, the winter league matches have gone so quickly this year, not sure if it's a sign of me getting old.  I was very pleased that we won our league again. So looking forward to another semi final on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Marlborough and good luck to A4 lads at Coleman's Cottage .
Highlights
 
Breaking the Manor Farm Leisure 5 hour match record, with 353lb 8oz from Middle pool. 



Also lucky enough to draw an end peg on Big Franks double header, and won that match with 385lb in 4 hours!!

Lowlights
 
Didn’t qualify on Fish o Mania  (will apply for ALL 16 tickets in 2014) 
No good at Rolfs festival

1 point away from making a frame place at Manor Farm Leisure

Didn’t catch 100lb of silvers at Rolfs Lake.

Didn’t go to Alders farm this year (will be 2014!)

Came 4th in the Turner 400

To be part of the winning team of the Thames Champs (team did win this year, but I was away in whiteacres)
I didn't catch a 20lb carp on the pole.  However, I will have new Colmic Quasar Pole (see video below) to hopefully catch some big fish and some bigger match weights!

 


Winter Leagues
Winter League fishing has always been in my fishing diary since the age of 15, and I am concerned about its welfare, as is a lot of anglers that I fish with.  I am thinking about not fishing any more Angling Trust Winter leagues, and I will focus on the commercial side, with work commitments it’s difficult to get the time to fish one aspect of fishing, yet alone both, it’s demanding on time with preparation of kit and money.  Fishing some natural venues isn’t so appealing to me now as, which does pain me to say....
I have seen a massive decline in attendances, the matches haven’t got the number of anglers like they used to have.  Milton Keynes was the prime example where our first practice match was only a 30 pegger.  This was unreal, as you would expect 60+, and ten years ago it would be 100+ pegger.  So the reward of this kind of fishing for me is becoming exhausted.  I love fishing for Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths,and feel lucky to fish with them, and you know this team is good as it has held the same team members for many years, therefore a lot of us are good friends.  However, travelling a long way to fish these matches used to give me a buzz as they were 100 good anglers fishing, but fishing a 30 pegger isn't the same.   

The cost of team fishing on natural venues with natural baits is expensive!  I would take, lob worms, bloodworm, joker, casters, groundbaits, it is a financial strain compared to the cost of a sack of pellet or supermarket baits.  I remember fishing Radley in a Winter League, I had 26lb of roach, and my bait used that day was 8kg’s of groundbait, ½ kilo of joker, 4 pints of caster, 1pint of maggot.  That day was awesome and won £80, which would of just about paid for the day.  Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t fish to win money, as I work for that, but £80 per fishing match is a lot of money to me and most people as a disposable income.

Fuel costs have hit a lot of people and their business.  So peoples disposable income isn't there!

Cormorants have without doubt has had immense impact on our waters across the country.  Not only have they eaten a lot of fish but the fish have shoaled up tightly, safety in numbers, and therefore some venues have become very peggy, fish shoal up by bridges, towns, etc....

Angling Trust have taken over the winter leagues and have taken more money from teams to enter their Winter Leagues and yet seem to give a lot less back in my opinion.   The Surrey league was run without all teams paying a full enter, and therefore when it came to the end of the six rounds, they were told that their league wasn't valid.... why wait until the end of the league to address the situation? 

This years Angling Trust Final was on the Trent, which is a venue that was always going to be incredibly hard and very low weights on the cards, especially with final been so early in the season.  A lot of anglers, including myself find it hard to find out the reason why this venue was selected?   We all know that rivers tend to fish better later in the year, like September, as early season fishing on rivers tends to be all about big fish or nothing.  Maybe low percentage of anglers would be a lot of fish, and this would look good for the cameras to promote rivers, but for most it would be a struggle.   Was this a wise choice of venues to try and safe the future of team match fishing?   

The final this year is going to be on Leeds and Liverpool canal..... I hope i’m wrong, but this will be another tough venue.  We go fishing to catch fish, I like value for money, so travelling hundreds of miles to catch very little isn't going to go down well.    My lowest weight in the Oxford league this year was 4lb+ and that same match one of the sections had 7lb 15oz as it's lowest weight (roach were 30 plus to the pound) that's plenty of bites and good fishing!
Team fishing is struggling to survive for several reasons, maybe some I have covered already above, but why put the Winter League Final on a venue that has and did take a lot of negativity?  The idea of going fishing was to catch fish.  Why not put a few venues forward and let the anglers who fish the event decided where they want to go?   I know it can be difficult to choose venues and to satisfy everybody, but I don’t feel that the 2013 winter final didn’t help the leagues motivation, most winter league rounds consist of 50 anglers.  Our Oxford league is just about surviving, Upper Thames is alright, but I used to fish that with teams 12 and not 6 and they were all 100 peggers!!

Sponsorship

I have been sponsored by Vespe for a few years now, and there elastic is very good and has helped me catch some big catches and big fish.   Vespe have a nice web site, which is worth having as look at, if you haven’t already.

Colmic have supported me for just over a year and I have been lucky enough to try some good products out.    Also we have formed a new Colmic Airon Team, which is Mark Malin, Kurtis Tranter, Sam Nobbs, Frank Donachie, Myself and Karl Stephens. 

Sam Nobbs a star of the future!
 

I hope you have a great 2014 and I'll hopefully see you on the fishing bank.


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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island and Boundary pools


  • Peg 16 Island
  • 19lb 2oz
  • No good
  • 23 fished


These weights aren't 100% correct

Peg 4 = ??
Peg 6 = 16b
Peg 8 = 18lb
Peg 14 = 70lb 8oz 
Peg 16 = 19lb
Peg 18 = 24lb
Peg 20 = 32lb 8oz
Peg 24 = DNW
Peg 27 = 94lb 8oz
Peg 32 = 36lb
Peg 34 = 30lb
Peg 36 = 43lb 8oz

Open Match Results – Sunday 22nd December – Island and Boundary Pools

1ST                   STEVE RICH                           94-8-0
Cotswold Angling Centre Peg 27 Island
2ND                   NEIL MCKINNON              70-8-0
Preston Innovations Peg 14 Island
3RD                    AIDAN MANSFIELD            43-8-0
Shakespeare Superteam Peg 36 Island
4TH                   ROB ELLIS                          36-0-0
Smithys Peg 32 Island
5TH                   TONY SHEPHERD                35-12-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 33 Boundary
6TH                   JEREMY CAMBRIDGE            32-8-0
MFL Peg 20 Island

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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island Pool


  • Peg 20
  • 18lb 10oz
  • Never caught carp after 12.30. 
  • No good. 
  • Peg 16 won section with 40lb. Terry Winstone on method feeder.
  • 14 anglers fished

Open Match Results – Saturday 21st December – Island Pool

1ST                   CHRIS CAMERON                55-14-0
Old Ghost/Middy Peg 12
2ND                   NEIL MCKINNON              53-8-0
Preston Innovations Peg 6
3RD                   STEVE RICH                           51-12-0
Cotswold Angling Centre Peg 32
4TH                   AIDAN MANSFIELD            48-12-0
Shakespeare Superteam Peg 27
5TH                   TERRY WINSTONE               46-10-0
Bonehill Mill Peg 16
6TH                   ANDY GRIMES                      40-0-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 34

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island pool

  • Peg 6
  • 52lb 10oz
  • 1st place
  • 16 fished

After some friendly banter with me and Shaun Little about drawing flyers, and stating peg 6 was the peg to be, I was lucky enough to draw it, maybe a birthday present?! So I took so abuse for drawing the best peg on the lake.

After a load of rain yesterday, the lake fished really hard, by Manor Farm's standards.

I caught one F1 after 1 hour, after 2.5 hours I had 10lb. I was worried that I had messed this up badly.
The next 2.5 hours saw me catch 5 carp for 42lb and lost 2 big fish. I fished tight to the far bank with smelly meat and a little PVA bag. I should of done it sooner, but chucked the lead around the peg looking for liners and signs of fish. Which didn't really happen. Didn't get any liners even when I fished tight against the Island... fish aren't moving, but there was a few fish topping around the lake... so figure that out?!

I should of caught a lot more, I should of realised that bites were taking a long time to come, up to 50 minutes!  Sometimes it's best to chuck and ith 100lb! 
I had an enjoyable few hours, caught 5 on the bomb and bread and had 12 fish on the pole. The last couple of hours was really tough. After 1.30pm i should of gone to the pub, as i didn't catchleave it, I find this difficult as I ith 100lb! 

I had an enjoyable few hours, caught 5 on the bomb and bread and had 12 fish on the pole. The last couple of hours was really tough. After 1.30pm i should of gone to the pub, as i didn't catch.do get bored, but on certain pegs and this time of year, it is best to do this.   With 50lb to 70lb framing at the moment, then you only need few fish, as they are averaging 8lb or more sometimes!!!




Open Match Results – Thursday 19th December – Island Pool – Affordable Open

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    52-10-0
Colmic Airon Peg 6
2ND                    BARRY DUGGAN                45-0-0
Warwick Portobello Peg 8
3RD                   MARK RUSSELL                    42-0-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 25
4TH                   SHAUN LITTLE                    39-4-0
Map Marukyu Peg 35
5TH                   PETE LEWIS                                    38-4-0
Golden Oldies
 
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Winter League, Round Six - Oxford Canal


  • 5lb 6oz
  • 2nd in my section
  • Team won
  • 36 points on the day


Top 4

Richard Head 10lb 13oz
Matt Herbert 7lb 12oz
John Hassler 7lb 1oz (Isis) 
Gary Barclay 6lb 10oz

All the rest my team mates.

Top 3 teams overall

  1. Drennan Banbury Gunsmiths
  2. A4
  3. Isis

I know Coleman Cottage is one of the venues for the Semi Final and the other???
 
Rumour has it that Kennet and Avon canal at Marlborough or Bath is the other venue?!?!
 
 
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Saturday, 14 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Middle and Ash pools


  • Peg 12 Ash pool.
  • 43lb
  • no good
  • 19 fished


Open Match Result – Saturday 14th December – Middle and Ash Pools

1st TERRY WINSTONE               115-6-0
Bonehill Mill Peg 18 Ash
2nd JOHN NEWTON                  94-8-0
Smithys Tackle Peg 24 Middle
3rd NEIL McKINNON                 89-14-0
Preston Innovations Peg 3 Ash
4th STEVE PARTINGTON          76-4-0
Arthurs Angling Supplies Peg 5 Ash
5th DAVE WELLAVIZE                62-6-0
M F L Peg 15 Ash


 
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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Oxford Canal - Open

  • Peg 29
  • 2lb 11oz
  • 3rd section
  • 30 anglers fished

Paz 10lb 13oz (2nd overall)

It was tough for most...... everybody caught.
 
Top 4
 
  1. Colin Wainwright 11lb 14oz
  2. Paz 10lb 13oz
  3. Tony Hobbs 7lb 15oz
  4. Alex Clements 6lb 8oz

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Windmill Pool

  • Peg 27.
  • 40lb.
  • Won section.
  • 2nd Overall
  • 6 people fished


The wind was so bad, that it was decided to put it Windmill Lake as this lake was a little more sheltered than the others.

Top 3
  1. Paul Durnal 92lb 14oz Peg 22
  2. Myself 40lb peg 27
  3. Terry Arnold 37lb peg 24
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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Angling Trust Winter League - Avington

  • B5
  • 4lb 11oz
  • 4th in section
  • Team Won
Didn't have a feature. Fished really well, considering it was gin clear! I couldn't catch for long periods for some reason?! Fish kept spooking...  Caught 10 perch and a roach in the first hour and 20 mins. Then for 40 a had a fish a chuck at 6 meters! Then like a light switch it went, pulled my hair out, messed around with rigs for a hour, to catch 3 tiny perch. Then at 1.15 had a fish a chuck on a new joker line at 13 meters down the peg. Fish a chuck for 30 mins, then back to struggling! Strange.  I guess the water was so clear that the big shoal of roach drifted in and out.

I still feel that my team mates would of caught more than myself, but to catch 8lb 14oz to win the section.....
Canal was VERY clear..... a had lack of features.  But I was due a weaker draw.

 

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Windmill Pool

  • Peg 24
  • 101lb 12oz
  • 1st place
  • 13 fished
I had a real enjoyable day, caught mainly F1's and 7 carp for about 30lb.


Open Match Results – Saturday 30th November – Windmill Pool

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    101-12-0
Colmic Airon Peg 24
2ND                   FRANK DONACHIE             77-0-0
Colmic Airon Peg 15
3RD                   DAN VARNEY                    67-6-0
Drennan/Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 11
4TH                   TERRY WINSTONE               58-12-0
Bonehill Mill Peg 13
5TH                   JEREMY CAMBRIDGE            48-6-0
Ivy House AC Peg 29

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure

 

  • Peg 10 Island
  • 74lb 4oz
  • 2nd overall
  • Won Section
  • 20 fished
Part of Mark Malin's  winning catch

 
Kurtis was 2nd on the Lake.

Open Match Results – Sunday 24th November – Island and Boundary Pools

1ST                   MARK MALIN                       76-0-0
Colmic Airon Peg 16 Island
2ND                   CHRIS TELLING                    74-2-0
Colmic Airon Peg 10 Island
3RD                   PHIL POWELL                    70-6-0
Swindon Peg 7 Boundary
4TH                    KURTIS TRANTOR               49-6-0
Colmic Airon Peg 17 Boundary
5TH                   STEVE PARTINGTON         46-8-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 26 Island
6TH                   STEVE NURDIN                     37-14-0
Shipston AC Peg 14 Island

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Oxford Winter League - Round 4

  • F5
  • 8lb 1oz (170 roach - 1 10oz perch)
  • 3rd section (won by default)
  • Team was 2nd (Lost by a point)


    Once I got my "head down" I caught over 60 fish in a hour short lining.  My counter (Sam Nobbs) lost count, so I'm not 100%.  Fishing 6 sections and not breaking the pole down is very effective.  I am a little out of practice, as I have focused a lot of attention on carping, so took a battering from Martin Phipps and Darren Wright, who both had 10lb.  The problem was that I spent too much time trying to catch these Avington perch, and only had one 10oz perch.  The problem is that I made an commitment to try and catch these perch, then you find that if you don't, which I didn't, you will and do fall behind in the fish race.   
     
I should of fished for little fish.  Bad mistake, which cost my team mates (sorry)
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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 2
  • 68lb
  • 13 people fished



Middle Pool is incredible, as we have had some very cold snaps in the week and yet Neil McKinnon manages to catch 142lb 4oz in the middle of November.  Middle Pool is very good in the middle, don't ask me why but the year tend to sit in the middle of the lake.  Pegs 25,26,27,5,6,7,8. 

I drew Peg 2, which seems to be a good area for F1's normally with odd carp at the moment.  So decided to fish out and out pole attack for these F1 carp.   I felt that the lake was a little clear to catch down the edge, so feed in 3 foot in water, didn't catch down the edge.   No one caught down the edge.

The start of the match was good, caught small stamp of F1's 10oz to 1lb. I reckon I had about 40 F1's and 2 carp, so I had plenty of bites for an enjoyable day.

Open match results – Saturday 16th November – Middle Pool

1st NEIL McKINNON              142-4-0
Preston Peg 6
2nd STEVE RICH                       95-0-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 25
3rd CHRIS TELLING                  68-12-0
Colmic Peg 2
4th STEVE PARTINGTON         67-0-0
Arthurs Angling Supplies Peg 27
5th TONY SHEPHERD                62-6-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 29

Monday, 11 November 2013

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ron Benjamin

  • Peg 83
  • 13lb 60z
  • 57 anglers fished
  • We raised over £300 for cancer research

Dunmill is a stunning part of the Kennet and Avon Canal




As you are likely to be aware that I do love fishing canals.  I have been lucky enough to fish the Kennet and Avon canal for a long time.  In recent years Avington has become one of my favourite parts of the K&A. There is some great feature pegs, White Bridge been one of them (never drawn it in almost 10 years of fishing this part of the canal). It is an end peg, as all end pegs are good, but this is an awesome peg as there is a river Kennet comes into the canal which seems to hold these big perch by the bridge and there is skimmers in open water. 

Other great areas at Avington is below the sub station has some nice pegs, British Waters have unfortunately cut down some of the trees which did hold some big perch.  Above the sub station, in the woods,  has some feature pegs, but this tends to be a tougher area.  Above the lock holds some great feature pegs and this is the section to be (wasn't pegged for Ron Benjamin, but will be for our Angling Trust Winter League).

It saw 57 anglers fish Ron Benjamin memorial.  This is was an open prior to our Oxford Winter League, but we can't see Bloodworm and Joker were banned.  Therefore I took plenty of Lob Worms and bread.  I also had some squatts, pinkies, casters and some dens.

Gear used:

Colmic Airon F55 Pole

Small fish rigs

4x10 / 4x12 Colmic Senna
4x14 / 4x16 Colmic Lux
All to Colmic 0.105mm to 0.07/ 0.06 Colmic Stream
24 - 26 IM1's

2 and 3 Vespe elastics.

Chop Rig

Jon Walker 0.4 (red range)
0.125 X5000 line to 0.103 stream
14 Colmic N600.


Overall Top 3

  1. Chris Telling 13lb 6oz
  2. Darren Wright 11lb 14oz
  3. Bubbles 11lb 12oz


Thanks to Chris Wilson for running the match

see link

http://kintburyfishingclub.co.uk/


 
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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Boundary and Middle Pools

  • Peg 39 Boundary
  • 61lb 2oz
  • Section win
  • Lake win
Peg 39 on Boundary Pool is a good area. An end peg too, so added bonus, but with only 12 angler's on 42 peg lake, we all had plenty of room!
I drew next to Neil Richards, so a one pound side bet was on!
Caught well on the pole to start with and then had a few F1's on the Waggler.  To be honest I wish I stayed on the pole as I feel I would if caught more, but I don't think I was capable of catching enough fish to win, as I needed another 30lb. 


"Big Franks" 44lb wasn't quite enough for his section.


Just beat Neil Richards.....



Open Match Results – Thursday 7th November – Middle and Boundary Pools

1ST                   DAVE CURTIS                      87-4-0
Astwood Bank Peg 25 Middle
2ND                   BARRY DUGGAN                70-14-0
Warwick Portobello Peg 8 Middle
3RD                   CHRIS TELLING                    61-2-0
Colmic Peg 39 Boundary
4TH                   NEIL RICHARDS                 58-4-0
Colmic Peg 37 Boundary
5TH                   PHIL SMITH                            52-8-0
Astwood Bank Peg 35 Boundary
6TH                   MARK RUSSELL                    46-2-0
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Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 17 Boundary

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure -Island and Middle Pools


  • Peg 27 Middle
  • 86lb 8oz
  • 1st place
  • 20 fished


Caught mainly small F1's..... this one was one of the bigger ones!!



I was lucky with the draw bag today. The lake fished a lot harder than expected due to the cold wind. Hardly any fish topped, only saw 2 all day, compared to yesterday's free for all!!
Caught steady through the match, caught small stamp of F1's that were stocked a couple of years ago and 7 carp (had a couple 8lber's)

I thought Andy Grimes had beat me off the next peg, as he caught mainly carp, however I was lucky and just pipped him.  Congratulations on your baby girl Andy!

Open Match Results – Sunday 3rd November – Island and Middle Pools

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    86-8-0
Colmic Peg 27 Middle
2ND                   ANDY GRIMES                      80-14-0
MFL Peg 25 Middle
3RD                   MICK LANE                          69-14-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 10 Island
4TH                    SHAUN LITTLE                    59-0-0
Map Maryuku Peg 19 Island
5TH                   BILL BRYANT                    58-4-0
Swindon Tribe Peg 21 Middle
6TH                   STEVE SEABOURN               52-12-0
Wye Angling Peg 29 Middle
 
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Manor Farm leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 8
  • 61lb
  • 2nd in section
  • 5th overall
  • got battered by the wind


A frustrating match, as there were fish in front of me, but couldn't get the presentation correct. Even loose feeding 8mm's in gale force winds in my face wasn't going far enough out.
Lost one fish down the edge, this was the only fish that I lost, but that this was still enough to cost me the section and a frame place.

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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island Pool

  • Peg 4
  • 66lb
  • no good
  • 2nd in my 5 peg section
  • 8th overall
  • 25 fished

Open Match Results – Sunday 27th October – Island and Boundary Pools

1ST                   MICK LANE                          121-0-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 16 Island
2ND                   RONNIE PHAROAH             100-8-0
Mosella Peg 23 Island
3RD                   AIDAN MANSFIELD            90-6-0
Shakespeare Super Team Peg 20 Island
4TH                    MARK SHEPHERD                89-6-0
MFL Peg 18 Island
5TH                   MARK HEMMING                 87-12-0
Lodge Park Peg 17 Boundary
6TH                   ANDREW SALCOMBE            76-2-0
Permalli Peg 10 Island
 
 
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Sunday, 20 October 2013

Oakfield Fishery - Oxford Angling Trust Winter League - Round 2

  • Peg 10 Red Kite
  • 60lb 4oz
  • Section Win
  • 3rd Overall
  • Team won on the day

I was pleased with my draw and more importantly team draw looked good and Mick Denton was happy.  I had the wind in my face, which I found yesterday was very important, as the fish wanted to be in the wind. There was plenty of fish topping, maybe not as many as yesterday, but looked promising.

Gary Thorpe draw the same peg as yesterday, so he was pleased. But the ball of F1 carp seemed to be between pegs 8-7, whereas yesterday they were on pegs 1 and 2.   However, as soon as the match started they stopped topping....

My match started well, a couple of fish on the method feeder, a couple of F1 carp and a beautiful Common carp, but then for some reason a couple of hook pulls from decent carp..... Went onto the pole at 14 meters and caught straight away, this was good as most people were struggling, apart from Gary Thorpe who was bagging, didn't matter to me, as he was in A section.  There was lack of F1's on the pole line. But I was catching decent carp between 2lb to 4lb. However, the second hour, was a nightmare, as I lost a few foul hookers and got broke up!!!!  I cut down the feed, but the main reason was struggling, was the wind turned, and become a cross wind and the lake began to tow. I came shorter at 6 meters to get better presentation which resulted me a playing a large carp, which eventually got free. Found myself getting frustrated, but remained reasonably calm, and put odd runs of fish.  But to be honest I should of had 120lb and not disappointed with my 60lb.

Gear used:

Colmic Airon F55 pole
Vespe yellow bi core 2.1mm elastic
0.3 Jon Walker Pellet float
0.145 Colmic x5000 line to 0.09 Colmic stream.
18 Drennan Match Carp hook.
6mm banded coarse fishery pellet



 
Drennan's new model, Robin
Carp and Gary Thorpe seem to go "hand in hand"
Another match win.





Oakfield Fishery's Details
Contact: Adrian
Telephone: 01296 770899
Address: Kingswood Lane, Kingswood, Ayelsbury, Buckinghamshire. HP18 0SN
Sat Nav Postcode: HP18 0SN
 
 
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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Oakfield Fishery

  • Peg 25 Red Kite
  • 71lb 8oz
  • 2nd on Lake
  • 4th overall
  • 34 fished
 
 
My first visit to Oakfield Fishey, and drew flyer, and was a little slow in figure a few things out.  But our fishing match today is in preparation to tomorrow's Angling Trust Winter League Round 2.  This is the first time the Oxford league has used a commercial fishery.


Gary Thorpe - won with 93lb 8oz 8drams






Martin Phipps (our team captain)







 Red Kite
 
 
 
Oakfield Fishery's Details
Contact: Adrian
Telephone: 01296 770899
Address: Kingswood Lane, Kingswood, Ayelsbury, Buckinghamshire. HP18 0SN
Sat Nav Postcode: HP18 0SN
 
 
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Friday, 18 October 2013

Colmic Zartan Reels

MULZAR20 ZARTAN 2000  (Front Drag / 9+1 / 5:4:1)£47.00
MULZAR25 ZARTAN 2500  (Front Drag / 9+1 / 5:4:1)£48.00
MULZAR30 ZARTAN 3000  (Front Drag / 9+1 / 4:9:1)£50.00
MULZAR40 ZARTAN 4000  (Front Drag / 9+1 / 4:9:1)£53.00
 
 
 

 
 

I have used the Zartan 400 reels for a couple of months and can honestly say that they are very impressive and with £53 price tag, I'm sure they will prove to be popular.

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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

UK Colmic Stockists


Here is a list of tackle shops and outlets that supply Colmic in South West and Midlands.

 


Cotswold Angling
Tel: 01793522922




Evesham Discount Tackle

Tel: 01386 424997



Top Tackle

Tel:    01865 201020
Web: http://www.top-tackle.co.uk


Smithy Angling Centre

Tel:  0121 4535434
Web: http://www.smithysanglingcentre.co.uk/index.htm


Solhampton Fishery

Tel:   07805 873564
Web: http://www.solhamptonfishery.co.uk/

Swindon Enterprise Angling

Tel: 01793490212

 

Teme Valley Angling

Tel: 01886888766

http://www.temevalleytackle.co.uk/shop/page/25?sessid=GbKTvDeK6z5NXxqKevshxiGr8nK6NdEniWmW4LlGlZDWnh2MObH0CGlTkFCIYxzw&shop_param=

Todber Manor

Tel:   01258 820384
Web: http://www.todbermanor.co.uk/

Tunnel Barn Farm

Tel:    01926 842188
Web:  http://www.tunnelbarnfarm.co.uk/
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
I hope this helps you find UK Colmic stockists
 
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