Monday, 26 August 2013

Ridgeway Fishery

  • Peg 6 white
  • 336lb
  • 16 fished
  • 2nd
Frank won the GOLDEN peg!! Well done mate


Ridgeway fished reasonably well, as most people had 80lb plus.


After Frank Donachie's double header I am keen to get back to the venue and this was my first visit back and we had the luxury of a six hour match and I would love to see if I could break the 500lb barrier, which I honestly do believe is achievable, especially as the fish average from 6lb-8lb. The current match record is 446lb in six hours.
I have tried all kinds of grondbaits, as i'm not resricted in what I can use and I have found Bait Tech Karma groundbait for down the edge has been by far the best for me.  No gimmicks, just great bait, it is very simple to mix and if you do run out of groundbait because you caught more than expected, then you can simply mix up more and it can be used straight away without having any negative effects as a result (floating, drying out to quickly, etc).  I used Karma with dead red maggots.  Either fished worms or a bunch of maggots

Top 4

1st Frank Donachie 356lb 4oz
2nd Chris Telling 336lb 7oz
3rd Martin Iles 173lb
4th Jamie Dixie 127lb

The new stripper kits have helped me immensely to get fish out very quickly!!!  I honestly caught way over 200lb in 2 hours when the fish switched on, so you may have a limited time to get these fish out!!  As we all know, carp have a nasty habbit of feeding late in the match and therefore you may find yourself rushing to get this fish out to boost your match weight.  So anything that can help me to acheieve better results has to be a bonsus. 

Also the Colmic PK55 top kits are light and immensely strong with a large bore on the top kit, therefore think elastics like Vespe Bi Core 3.2mm can be used with confidence.  I used them with double 14 solid elastic at Rolfs lake, on peg 34, and this test your pole gear to the limited!  No breakages................ enough said!

These Colmic top kits are very good and do kit many poles, so maybe check them out!!  You won't be disappointed.  So could be worth investing some money into these great top kits for your pole. 

These Colmic PK55 top kits retail at £64.00.  There are 2.75 meters long.

 
for further details on puller kits then click on link below:
 


Thanks to Martin for running the match.
 
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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Island Pool

  • Peg 22
  • 81lb
  • Last
  • 18 fished


Very slow for the first couple of hours.... I got a right battering!!




Norman Finch, with one of Manor's Ghost Carp

Caught a few carp in the last hour, wasn't enough


Open Match Results – Sunday 25th August – Island Pool

1st                    CHRIS LEWIS                        157-12-0
Tackle Locker Chester Peg 26
2ND                   STUART DAVIES                151-0-0
Tackle Locker Chester Peg 6
3RD                   PHIL HARDWICK               136-0-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 18
4TH                    ROB MCKENZIE                131-8-0
Gloucester Angling Centre Peg 24
5TH                   DUNCAN FIELD                   124-12-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 16
6TH                   NORMAN FINCH                 119-4-0
Platt Bridge Peg 10
 
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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Boundary Pool


  • Peg 18
  • 84lb 8oz
  • 1st place
  • 18 fished


I had 3 carp, a lucky one the whistle, with 30lb skimmers and 40lb F1's 

Open Match Results – Sunday 18th August – Boundary Pool

1st                    CHRIS TELLING                    84-8-0
Colmic Peg 18
2ND                   STEVE PARTINGTON         81-12-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 24
3RD                   PHIL HARDWICK               73-12-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 34
4TH                    SHAUN STREET                  49-12-0
Smithys Tackle Peg 39
5TH                   TIM HUNT                         48-4-0
Evesham Jubilee Peg 19

 
Unreal, fished on afterwards and caught some big fish down the edge........
 
 
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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 1
  • 179lb
  • 2nd Overall
  • Won section
  • 19 fished
I was disappointed with my draw to be honest, but was surprised how many F1's were there was.  I caught a lot of stock fish that were put in a while back,  I only had 6 carp, a tench, a dog roach, a small skimmer and a lot of F1's.

Some of the F1's in Manor Farm Leisure are HUGE, and don't take long to build a weight.  I've had them up to 5lb, but there are anglers that have had them much bigger!!!  There is a lot of 2lb to 3lbers





Map meat cutters truly are worth the investment. 
Groundbait and meat can work well down the edge, I like using Bait Tech's Karma with meat.
Lidi meat is good.

 
There are some stunning Ghost carp in all the lakes, but Boundary Pool does seem to have the most.


Open Match Results – Wednesday 14th August – Middle Pool

1ST                   DAVID HOWARD               188-8-0
Leigh Angling Peg 10
2ND                   CHRIS TELLING                    179-0-0
Colmic Peg 1
3RD                   JOHN DEVINE                      159-12-0
Leigh Angling Peg 7
4TH                   SCOTT SMITH                     113-12-0
Smithys Tackle Peg 5
5th                    NIGEL SEABRIGHT               104-12-0
Cheltenham Peg 26
6TH                   COLIN HALL                                  100-12-0
MFL Peg 8
 
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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Ridgeway Fishery - Double Header


1. Frank won it, with 5 points 799lb 14oz
 
2. Myself,  with 6 points 754lb 4oz
 
3. Vince Shipp, with 6 points 557lb 6oz


Well done to Frank for winning, a stunning performance.

Just part of my 385lb (PB weight 4 hours)


Match 1

Section winners

Frank 194lb
Mick Chilley 68lb 4oz
Alan Sculley 67lb 8oz
Chris Telling 127lb

Match 2

Section Winners

Frank 290lb 4oz
Sam Nobbs 265lb 6oz
Rupert 168 11oz
John Kiddle 204lb 4oz

Match 3

Section Winners

Alan Sculley 95lb 8oz
Vince Shipp 142lb 8oz
Chris Davis 107lb
Frank 89lb

Match 4

Section Winners

Chris Telling 385lb
Sam Nobbs 218lb 8oz
Vince Shipp 163lb 4oz
Jamie Dixey 183lb



 
 
 


Match weights were awesome


 



Big Frank caught well, really well!!
 

Sam



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Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 6
  • 231lb 12oz
  • 1st place
  • 15 anglers fished
I was lucky again with the draw bag, peg 6 spot on really, anywhere in the middle of Middle Pool is normally very consistent. I caught pellet shallow and caught around 20 carp down the edge, so of the carp were a decent size.  Fished maggots and Special G Green down the edge and 6mm pellets at 16 meters.



Caught some big fish down the edge on maggots




Open Match Results – Wednesday 7th August – Middle Pool

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    231-12-0
Colmic Peg 6
2ND                   PETE BENNETT                   186-0-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 2
3RD                   LESLEY SEABRIGHT            174-12-0
Cheltenham Peg 28
4TH                   MARK PARSONS                  154-12-0
Alcester Sports Peg 26
5th                    NIGEL SEABRIGHT               138-8-0
Cheltenham Peg 24

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Boundary Pool

  • Peg 6
  • 26lb
  • Section Win
  • All skimmers bar one small F1
  • 29 fished
I was a little disappointed with drawing peg 6 as the wind was blowing hard down the another end of the lake.  However, it worth fishing for £47.00 section, so I set up my stool to hopefully achieve that.  I hoped to catch skimmers and odd F1's and some carp late.  However after two hours and not a carp in sight, only skimmers and this was a bit of a come down from Wednesday's match.

The match was a real struggle and I only caught 1 F1 (about a 1lb) and the rest skimmers from 4oz to 12oz.  So had turned a bad day into a reasonable good days fishing and a section win.  If I fished for skimmers all match, then would of framed.

Open Match Results – Sunday 4th August – Boundary Pool

1st                    STEVE PARTINGTON         65-0-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 31
2ND                   ROB STREET                                  51-12-0
Smithys Tackle Peg 34
3RD                   JOHN NEWTON                   51-0-0
Smithys Tackle Peg 18
4TH                    CHRIS CAMERON                36-0-0
Middy/Old Ghost Peg 10
5TH                   DAVID HOWARD               31-0-0
Leigh Tackle Peg 19