Sunday, 28 May 2017

Alvechurch Fishery

Peg 35
1st place
6 fished

Colmic Airon F66 awesome bit of kit.....

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Manor Farm Leisure

4th overall
won section
26 fished

Knew it would be tough match, so decided to fish worms and pellets on the pole line and fish pellet feeder at 22 meters....   Started on pellet feeder, with Marukyu Sweet fishmeal mirco pellets, which resulted in a F1 and had a mare on the pole.  Had 2 carp out, but also lost two and some skimmers (10 for 13lb 10oz) Had 4 carp on the pellet feeder in the last 1 hour 15 mintues and again lost two.  One done me on the rope on peg 22 and the other on the run.  Unreal.  Should of won the match.  Disappointed.

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Thursday, 18 May 2017


Peg 4 Match
2nd on lake
5th overall.
18 fished

Another visit to Heronbrook fishery today and drew two pegs away from last time.  The locals say need to draw "ends and bends". So unfortunately no such luck, however still fancied the peg I faced with.   Started on the feeder, and had no such luck.  

Been pinging pellets at 14.5 meters and caught a few F1's and a couple of big carp and lost a few, didn't realise how big there are.  It was a tough match.  See the weights below.

Colmic Thor NX900 is awesome bit of kit

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Spring League Round 3

3lb 7oz
No good

Really tough day. Enjoyed getting a few bites but nothing of any size. Frustrating.
Some skimmers and bream were caught to my left (a few pegs down).

Thursday, 11 May 2017


Peg 5
4th overall
15 fished

Peg 5 on Horseshoe Lake wouldn't be my first choice of pegs, so decide to fish pellet feeder to begin with and ping pellets on the pole line and fish down the edge with maggots.   Simple approach.

The match started and chucked a pellet feeder tight to island with fishery pellets (2mm) and lasso 6mm.  Had 5 carp on this in the first hour and rumour has it, that the lake is fishing hard, so reasonably pleased with the start.  Jon Walker was doing the best on peg 11 with long pole.  

My second hour on the pole was slow, disppointing, and decided to put worms in, as Scott was catching well on worms next to me on peg 3 and Phil was struggling on peg 7.  So decided to try and catch big skimmers, which was alright.  Edges was devoid, as the edge was only a top kit long, which proved costly as a lot anglers caught well done their edges in last 40 mintues and where I've struggled to catch any carp, only a few skimmers.

Still had a nice days fishing, enjoyed it, and surprised to make the frame..... Just.

Well done to Jon Walker on winning the match with 147lb and 99lb second.

Well done to Jon Walker for winning and the bonus peg.

Peg 5 Horseshoe Lake

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Alders Farm Fishery

Peg 22
44lb 11oz
1st place (but only just)
12 fished

Haven't been to Alders Farm for ages, so was looking forward to it.  Early start, set off at 6.30 and three hours later I arrived. Traffic was murder on the A40 and A34.  So there was two pegs left in and both were flyer, peg 22 and peg 5.  Peg 5 has to be one of my favourite pegs on Pines Lake, as I was lucky to drew it quite a few times on the winter league.... a real "Bung Hole". However drew next to Westy on the dam wall, peg 22.

A bit of a rush to kit up.  Started on the pellet feeder and had one second chuck and it was quite.  Loads of fish topping, blowing and moving around..... but didn't feed.  Even after the match I struggled a little.... I caught best on pinging pellets and giving it some to be fair.  Had around 15 ish small carp and a coupl of skimmers to just win the match.  Very tight.  Two 42lb 3oz and I had 44lb 11oz.  One fish in it.  Can't wait to get back..... hopefully the traffic won't be a killer.

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Colmic Stinger Pole

Colmic Stinger Pole

Colmic Stinger is a stiff and response carp pole.

All the top kits (Top 2) from the F66 Pole fit this pole perfectly.

Ask your local colmic retailer for more details

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Heronbrook fisheries

Peg 2 Match Lake

Won the match

82 Anglers fished

Drew peg 2 Match lake, which looked spot on and some of the friendly locals said it will be a "F1 a chuck"..... and to be far it weren't fair off.  Lost my way a little.  Caught shallow and 16 meters down the edge, where I was way too negative.  Should of feed more bait and earlier.

Gear used

Colmic Airon F66 Pole
Yellow Hollow 2.1
Jamie 0.2 gram float
0.152 Colmic Spider LINE
0.145 Colmic Stream 16 Colmic WN501 hook

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Monday, 1 May 2017


Peg 13
64lb 2oz
No good
7th overall
15 fished

This is the first time I've fished the Colmic Canal lake at Alvechurch and what a beautiful venue it is.  Drew next to my two mates, Jon Walker and Mark Malin who both gave me a right bettering.  I couldn't catch any carp and the edge only come good in the last 10 mintues and that didn't last.... 

The venue is full of fish and has sensible depth and ledges, unlike some newly dug lakes.  They have done a good job, worth a visit.

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Lindholme - Commerical Masters

Peg 10 Bonsia
14kg 950
8th in section
No good

An early start for me, left my house at 4am to get Lindholme.  On arrival, we soon realised it was going to be really tight pegging in places with every peg in after speaking to Des Shipp and Jon Arthur.  So some luck is going to be needed?!

Drew peg 10 on Bonsia, which ain't the best of areas.  From experience of the venue, was going to get beat to my left on the early pegs and people that have a bit of room.  Which I had none.  Emma Pickering 6 yards to my left and Jake Robinson 6.5 yards to my right and a guy opposite in my gap.  Things looked bleak......  So been realistic, was fishing worms and casters for anything that could swim.  

So I kitted up Colmic Devil float (see below)

This had a bulk of number ten shot 4 inches from hook.  Simple.

Then kitted up a Colmic Professional float (see below)

This had a strung bulk.  I kitted them up all with 0.135 F1 Spider line to 0.103 Stream me 18 WN501 hook.

The match

On the all in, I shipped my Colmic F66 pole to the island 14.5 meters away with small amount of worms in my toss pot and caught an Ide straight away and then a couple of small F1's.... Looking round, it was fishing ok and I felt it would get tougher as the match went on, and sure enough it got mega tough once the "idiot" (mug) were caught. 

Tough day to be honest.  A nice event, but £65 entry for 6 yard pegging isn't really value for money?

My section below.

Full results below.  Congratulations to Lindholme for winning the event.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

K&A Spring League

3lb 2oz
17 points out of a maximum 24

Was hoping to be in A section, as this had Farmers in it, but was spilt and 8 pegs were in Wootton Rivers, so was going to be up against it as I drew Wootton Rivers, so no need for my double 12 solid elastic and 0.25 F1 Spider Line.

So, back to my peg, normal (had my flyer yesterday).

Saturday, 22 April 2017


Peg 25
1st place
18 fished.

Good turn out today, it saw 18 anglers turn up for today's open match at Horseshoe Lake.   I really fancied peg 25, as I can fish to the Island with 19 meters of my Colmic Airon F66 pole, and ping pellets down the middle.  

With my inexperience of the lake, I quickly realised I got destroyed by the carp on the lake, these fish were pretty big, so had to set up my gear from 2.1 Colmic hollow to 2.5 hollow and 0.18 line to cope with these fish.  As it turned out 14 carp went 90lb, they range from 4lb to 12lb and they fight really hard.   However no problems for the Airon F66 pole and I caught all my fish at 19 meters.   More I use it,  the more I love it.  After catching 19lb carp at Rolfs I know this pole is capable of any normal match conditions.    If you looking for a top end pole that can do anything, then would strongly recommend looking at Colmic Airon F66 pole before parting with your hard earnt cash.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Rolfs Lake - Easter Festival

My annual visit to Rolfs Lake Easter Festival.

Day 1
Peg 2
61lb 110z
4th in section.

A bit gutted, 2oz cost me a point and 1lb 15oz cost me another... Last hour never out a fish in the net. Lost 1 carp, which could be costly.

Caught all my fish down the edge, 14.5 meters, with dead maggots.

Fished 0.3 gram Colmic Sky Float.
0.188 Colmic F1 Spider Line
14 Carp match
2.5mm Colmic hollow 

Day 2
Peg 30
47lb 13oz
4th in section.
Festival over

Dunno what to say....  Malc caught at 2 meters on paste and Mick caught down his edge, and a few short and shallow.  Couldn't catch.  Paste at 2 meters has OPENED my eyes.  I got truly batter either side.

Day 3
140lb 11oz
Won section
Won match

Running late, the joy of two jobs, but was pleased to here that I had an END PEG FLYER, so some luck today.  Caught shallow at 16 meters of my Colmic Airon F66 pole, had one fish that was 18lb common, which was a test and the last 50 minutes I had 6 down the edge and another 18lber, hooked in the anal fin, and oh my god, the pole was bent double, thought it was going to go bang.... however, had to pull hard to remove it from the edge.  New F66 pole, ticks every box. Nice to end on a high note.

Gear used
edge rig

0.5 Colmic Sky
0.209 F1 Colmic Spider Line
14 carp match
3mm hollow

Shallow rig
Jon walker zero rig
0.188 F1 Spider
0.165 Stream
18 carp match
2.5mm hollow

Came 6th overall and 2oz has cost me a point and 4th overall. However, won todays match with 140lb. Fish up to 18lb. A real test for my Colmic Airon F66 pole, especially using man's gear down the edge. (3mm hollow and 0.21 spider line).

1st Michael Corsini
2nd Mark Newbold...
3rd Andrew Quarmby
4th Michael Lane
5th Kev Simpson

We done fellers.
So many thanks to John Bennett and Pauline for running a fantastic event

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Sunday, 9 April 2017

K&A Teams of Four

Peg A18
2lb 2oz
No good
9th in my section out of 25
Team blew out too 😥😥

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Alders Farm Fishery

Peg 22
1st place
10 fished

Haven't been to Alders Farm Fishery for ages, so was looking forward to it, even if it was mother day (sorry mum, taking her out Wednesday).  Set off early, as it is quite fair for me, in the new van 😏.

On arrival see Trevor and Lewis, got talking and looking forward to seeing there new tackle shop, fair play guys.  I was lucky and had the last peg in the drawing bag, which was peg 22.  The dam wall, which is an area that has been cruel.  However, today, it was surly going to be a flyer, wind blowing into me and loads to of room.  Game on?!

It was a slow start and never had a bite on the pole for twenty minutes and therefore chucked a inline feeder, which small me catch two tiny, but prefect common carp and then toning for another twenty mintues.  Worrying.... So went on the pole and after 10 long mintues, I had a furly of carp.  Which was a relief more than anything.  Ricky had been catching well on the feeder to island.  So had a lot of catching up to do.

I caught fish on and off on the pole and pellet line at 13 and 14.5 meters.  Then wait down the edge with mircos and maggots to have 6 quick carp down the edge, game on.  Caught steady for last hour and was lucky to just beat Ricky by 6lb.  All weights below.

Colmic Airon F66, really does tick ALL the boxes

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