Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Ivy house lakes

Peg 33
95lb 7oz
2nd overall
Won Silvers
21 fished


A beautiful day, really hot, good for sun bathing but not fishing.  

I had an enjoyable day.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

Peg 6
78lb
Won match
Won silvers
20 fished 


 




 
 
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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

Peg 35
124lb
Won silvers with 104lb
Won match
9 fished


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Friday, 26 June 2015

Manor Farm Leisure

Peg 23
105lb
1st place
12 fished

I haven't been Manor Farm Leisure for ages.  I planned to go there today for while, which work and family commitments unfortunately be unable to get there.

I drew peg 23, which was disappointing as there was three pegs left in the bag and peg six was one of them!!! And didn't draw it, gutted.   Anyway, but to peg 23, I do have a love hate relationship with this peg.  I've never done well off this peg.

I felt I had to catch 150lb to do any good, especially as Chris Cameron had a whopping 260lb yesterday.  Incredible weight..  So hopefully my venue record of 350lb will get beat soon??  With a baggin in mind, I had an aggressive set up, 3 edge rigs 0.2, 0.4 and 0.5.  All 0.188 F1 Spider Line.  Awesome stuff!!!    
Shallow rigs, was 2 "tapping rigs"  one " slapping rig" and 2 strung rigs, and a pellet feeder to island.

Started on pellet feeder and caught 1 2lb skimmer.  Went onto the pole, 50 cm with "tapping rig" and had no signs and then went full depth and couldn't get a bite!!!   So went back tapping and had 2 F1's and nothing, so fished out my Colmic F44 out to 16 meters and caught steady for one hour, which in reflection must of been 40lb to 50lb as this was my best part of my match.  After that it was a case of swapping and changing to keep fish coming.



The edge was surprising as I managed to catch 1 F1, 3 carp and a couple of perch.... Strange.  Wind was in my face???!!!

Colmic top kits are so strong, I haven't broke any sections on Colmic Airon F44 pole!! (not bad for 2 years!!!!)

Latest News 

Open Match Results – Thursday 25th June – Island Pool – Affordable Open

1ST CHRIS TELLING 105-0-0
Colmic Airon Peg 23
2ND NORMAN FINCH 81-0-0
Leigh Tackle & Bait Peg 14 
3RD STEVE WILDMAN 80-14-0
RAF Peg 12
4TH ANDY BEASLEY 79-0-0
RAF Garbolino Peg 9
5TH BARRY DUGGAN 74-0-0
Baileys of Warwick Peg 16
6TH BOB YEOMANS 63-0-0
RAF Garbolino Peg 6
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Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

Peg 11 
62lb 12oz
Won silvers 
Second overall
17 fished



Drew peg 11 whivh produced on Sunday's and Andy advise me that Gary Etheridge had 50lb of skimmers on Sunday.
Gary caught at 6 meters is on sweet corn.

I stated on pellets at 6 meters and had a couple of skimmers and a big bream.   Worms at 13 meters was most productive. 

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Saturday, 20 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

Peg 20
78lb 14oz
Won silvers
Second in match
16 fished


The first two hours of the match it was solid of bream and decent skimmers, smallest been 12oz biggest 3lb.  I had around 40lb in two hours, it was hectic.  But the wind got up, maybe coincidence, but the fish switched off, tried a few past bait, lighter rigs, changing mix, new lines result in nothing!?

Caught steady, not baggin in last hour.  had my first grass carp from this lake, which was 8lb 2oz. 

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Fish O Mania - Woodlands View

Peg 50 Back Deans
19lb 2oz
Second in a ten peg section (21lb won it)

It was always going to be a tough day today with every peg in, (eight yard pegging).  Like alot of Fish O Mania matches you hope to get some room or a feature!!  Unfortunately I wasn't so lucky.  I caught in the first 40 minutes in the last 20 minutes.   I had 5 small carp and lost one in neighbours swim,  a carp swim 6 yards into his swim, despite saying "sorry mate, fish coming through" he struck it off.  On well, another 4 hours later the same again, got tangled, but got it free, but then the fish came off anyway.... I just laughed. To add salt to the wound, 21lb won the ten peg section and I had 19lb, and third was 18lb.  Our end of the lake was really tough, but there were some fish caught further up, a couple of 90lb weights.  I believe 160lb odd won it, by John Havery.    Congratulations to him for winning and I will see him there in the Fish O Mania final with Frank Donachie.  Fingers crossed for Frank, let's hope for some luck in the final.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Colmic CK - 5000

The New Colmic CK - 5000 is a pole that I got excited about, it comes with a nice rod bag, a spare power kit (hyper kit 2.95 meters long), a dolly butt and a £300 price tag?! Unbelievable value at 11.5 meters.  


Let's start with the negatives:
It doesn't come with a cupping kit.
The pole is slightly heavier than some of its rivals.
But these negatives can easily be turned around, a cupping kit can be purchased separately, it will cost you about £40 with cups.  This would be a good quality carbon!
Weight, there is a dolly butt which will counter balance your pole, this fits into the last two sections, this also will help to protect your investment.
Positives
The pole is very responsive, even at 11.5 meters, its does loose a slight bit of responsiveness, but nothing to worry about.  10 meters and less is easily manageable.
The hyper kit comes with reinforcements at the bottom of the female section, this means very hard wearing and will last.  I know, as I used my HM40 kits for almost three years every week!! Enough said....  There is reinforcement on the bottom of each section, so your sections won't go soft.
Top kits are long, and will be long enough for 90% of commercial fisheries. 2.95 meters long.  Also very little cutting back to fit the largest of bushes, therefore your pole stays at 11.5 meters!!!
The pole has a lovely smooth finish, not rough, glides through your hands easily.
Strength, well I can see why this pole can catch big specimen fish.  With weight, comes strength and longer wearing poles!
If you know me, then your know that I'm not afraid to fish really heavy and pull a bit, hopefully the pictures prove this.  I was pleased to fish with the pole at Ivy House Lakes, and I was lucky enough to catch quite a few fish on it and managed to catch I few proper angry carp.  One common carp 12lb, mirror carp of 15lb, and endless about of 4lb to 8lb carp. The pole managed with ease, even holding the pole up in the air at full length with an angry carp trying to get round the back of the island.  Many poles wouldn't cope with that, I know cause I've seen poles break over this weekend on these fish. 
I will take the pole to Rolf's Lake and South Cerney lakes for further testing.
If your on the hunt for a power pole, then I would strongly advise you to have a look!

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

49lb
3rd overall in silvers
5th overall
21 fished


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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes

Peg 27
54lb
2nd overall
3rd in silvers

My team mate won it, frank Donachie won it with 54lb!
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Monday, 1 June 2015

Ivy House Lakes - Summer festival

Day 1
107lb
2nd in section

Andy set a new record of 395lb 12oz


Day 2

Peg 19
94lb 10oz
Won match
Won silvers too


Day three

Peg 2
36lb
Won silvers
3rd in section.

My heart stopped when I drew peg 2, as this was going to be a mega tough.  Peg 2 has been good at Ivy House Lakes a few weeks ago, the place to be, but the wind off my back and no ripple down the edge, I'm in trouble.  Gary Etheridge on peg 9, Andy Llyod on peg 6 and Magoo on peg 41 I'm going to be trouble.  

And sure enough I was, I couldn't catch down the edge or at 6 meters.  All I could catch on was skimmers on my worm mix.  I had frustrating day and magoo's last minute carp cost me a point.


Day 4

Peg 43
53lb
Won silvers
Third in section


Congratulations to Mick Lane for winning with 4 points. Great result.

Special thanks to Andy and Karen for running the festival.  Next one is October.