Monday, 31 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Peg 9 Middle Pool
Pleased with the draw, wouldn't say it was a "Billy Bung Hole" (flyer) but the peg is and was capable of framing. The lake fished funny, but on average the weights were 80lb each angler apart from 3 of the ten.
I caught one skimmer and carp on banded pellet on the deck, then worryingly a few skimmers in first hour and have a tench 75cm deep on the "tap", a real bad sign. It was poor and mugged a carp, had a couple shallow and one of paste short. Fished a poor match, feed aggressivly hoping to catch well at some point on the pole, which didn't happen. Even fished 18 meters on my Colmic F44 pole, which resulted in a foul hooked carp which was lost at the net and then hooked another and played it hard as I had 55 mintues left and I thought 10 carp in last hour I could turn this fishing match around, err no, that come off and then come short on paste and hooked a propeRR carp, which pulled out?? At this point, beginning to think nothing going right.... Only seemed to have odd carp and skimmer in my peg....
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 17
Cotswold Angling Peg 13
France Peg 15
Colmic Peg 23
Sunday, 23 August 2015
5 people fished the match.
A bit disappointed with the turn out today, especially as Boundary Pool at Manor Farm Leisure has been fishing well all across the lake, so it's unknown where the match will he won from. However, I would always fancy where the wind is blowing into, as with all lakes this tends to be better.
My set up is simple..... PELLETS. As there is very little wind, no tow, some worms and casters can stay in the Colmic Cool bag. I hoped to catch shallow either "tapping" or "slapping" with a rig with 6mm coarse pellets, nothing fancy straight from the bag, no oils or dyes. It's only in winter when I use our special yellow pellets (shhh ).
Gear wise, Colmic Airon F44 pole.
Pink and Yellow hollow elastics. Pink for the bottom as you catch a lot of skimmers at times, as last Wednesdays match saw me catch 40lb of skimmers, which was a life saver.... Yellow 2.1mm hollow for shallow as the F1's average 2lb to 3lb.
I set up quite a few rigs, as normal, all on 0.152 Colmic Spider Line to stream hook lenghts. If you haven't tried Colmic F1 Spider line for your pole rigs, then you are missing out in my opinion.... Strong, no memory, supple, hard wearing and Fluro tech technology. This line has caught me more fish this year for sure.
Feeding wise, 2 pints of 4mm coarse pellets, 1 pint of mirco's and 1 pint of 6mm. Cheap days fishing, don't have to buy your pellets from Manor.
The fishing match was quite slow to begin with, what had a run of fish shallow for about 1.5 hours which saw me put roughly 65lb in the net, solid, but it faded away, and then caught steady, but last hour, which is normally best, but for me it was worse part of my match and Antony was baggin!! If we had another 5 mintues left of the match he would of beat me!!! As he was flying....
1ST CHRIS TELLING 119-0-0
Colmic Peg 8
2ND TONY GREGORJEVS 115-4-0
Angling Times Peg 38
3RD ALAN SMITH 40-12-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 34
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Monday, 17 August 2015
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Monday, 10 August 2015
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
36lb ( 6 small carp)
I've never been to Riddings before, but the match weights are impressive and Mark Malin said it can be an awesome venue if you draw right. 200lb plus match weights are on a common place on Riddings evening matches.
I drew peg 13 which looked spot on, and had a long edge to peg 14 after a lot of gardening. Edge looked spot on for my Colmic F44 at 14.5 meters. But unfortunately I couldn't catch, 2 carp in first 30 mintues and 4 carp in last 45 mintues. Feed way too much bite, as I was super positive and fell flat on my face. There was 6 plus 120lb weights.