Monday, 26 June 2017
Sunday, 18 June 2017
Fished Alvechurch charity match today. The aim was to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer. So Mark Olds (owner) kindly donated the venue for free. So all peg fees went straight to the charity.
25 anglers fished the match across Arrow Lake (8) and Colmic Canal (17). So they gave us some room, which was great. I hoped to draw Arrow as this is the only lake I ain't fished, however I drew peg 20 on canal. Which was fine, was concerned about the gap in the reeds on the far bank. As this was and did cause a few problems with carp charging through the swim....
Had a really nice day, a bit frustrating in last 40 minutes with the carp.... Had 22lb of carp on pellets, lost loads, and missed bites. The edge was unreal for about me hour I caught 25lb of Ide and 35lb of barbel on casters and worms down the edge. So my total 82lb for 2nd overall. Stephen Bellion won it with 90lb, on peg 16 canal, well done. Arrow Lake fished hard, not surprising in 28oc heat, but Gary Smith won it with over 50lb of Ide, a fantastic weight of fish.
More importantly we raised over £1600 for cancer.
Special thanks to all those that donate prizes... There was loads.
Big thank you to Mark Olds, Phil Evans and the girls for making it happen. Had a couple of burgers, despite me trying to catch a munter from House Lake on my Colmic Thor pole. Had one about 11lb
Friday, 16 June 2017
Thursday, 15 June 2017
- Peg 28
- 1st place
- 9 fished
Monday, 12 June 2017
It's always a little emotional to run my dads match, especially on his favourite lake, Wickwater 2, or Staits. The lake had been fishing quite hard as we had the carp spawning a couple weeks ago and also it was really hot and bright sunshine, so these wise big fish were going to be difficult to catch.
My approach was simple, casters at 6 meters for silvers (loads of roach in this lake) and fish a bomb at 23 meters and a pellet feeder with mircos and 8mm banded pellet on the hook against the rope. Pop ups aren't allowed on the lake.
At the all in, I chucked the feeder tight into the corner of rope/island, for a couple of liners, but if I'm honest, I think they may of been big roach, as I found out my caster line at 6 meters produced quite a few 10 oz roach. So in reflection, not sure if they were carp now..... The pellet feeder produced nothing all match. A bit gutted.
I had two catch on the bomb line, one 13lb 4oz and another 13lber which I thought was going to be 16lb to 18lb..... must of shrunk in the net. Didn't it fight!!!
The roach line was good, but couldn't keep them coming, so was a little surprised to weigh in 17lb. Which was joint best silver weight with Liam Dennick. So all in all, I won the prize for biggest fish, had joint highest weight of silvers, won section, and we raised £100 for cancer research and the South Cerney kindly donated the peg fees, so that's another £120. So £220 for Cancer Research.
Saturday, 10 June 2017
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
- Peg 20
- no good
- 21 fished
Saturday, 3 June 2017