Match 12 – Froggatts 18/08/2019

LodgePool

15 fished

Simon recorded his first match win of the season at Froggatts on Sunday. He weighed in 62-2 to get 1st place in he frame. He finished ahead of Rob who put 53-0 onto the scales and they were pegged next door to each other.
Simon Garbett took third place from the other side of the pool weighing in with 43-0 of paste caught carp.

Guy remains on top of the leader board followed by Terry who is 9 points behind. We weighed in a total of 462lb at this match.

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Match 11 – Haye Farm 11/08/2019

Curtis Pool

10 fished

Terry held off the challengers and the rain

A mixed bag of weather and fishing fortunes on Sunday at Haye Farm. Despite the sudden downpours, Terry started catching from the inside margin on big pellet. Barry started off well opposite Terry, but couldn’t sustain the pressure on him. Meanwhile further down the pool Rob was having a nightmare with lost fish and tree snags. But he persevered to beat Mel into third place.

In addition we all wish Mickey a speedy recovery.

Guy remains on top of the leader board followed by Terry who is still chasing and waiting for more slip ups. We weighed in a total of 242lb at this match.

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Match 10 – Larford 28/07/2019

Match Pool – Burr Bank

14 fished

I couldn’t belive my eyes when I arrived at my peg, as soon as I stepped onto the wooden platform to setup the number of carp that spooked into the bay was like a tidal wave. Permanent peg 66 is a bit of a kamikaze peg, an end peg more suited to a left handed angler. So I setup a pellet feeder and 3 rigs for my margin pole, when the whistle sounded the all-in the carp were still visible in front of me, so I started on the pellet feeder. The first five chucks, I landed five carp putting approximately 25-0 into the net.

Guy remains on top of the leader board followed by Terry who is still chasing and waiting for more slip ups. We weighed in a total of 485lb at this match.

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Match 9 – Monkhall 13/07/2019

Swallow Pool

13 fished

Many congratulations to Terry for posting a hat trick of wins. He continued his good form on the Swallow Pool at Monkhall, by putting 104-0 onto the scales from peg 2. Simon Harris took second place with 90-0, narrowly beating Barry who weighed in with 88-0.

Terry’s consecutive wins have catapulted him 😉 up to second place on the leader board behind Guy who remains at the top with consistent match points. We weighed in a total of 801lb at this match.

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Match 8 – Cob House 29/06/2019

Chestnut Pool

15 fished

Cob house fishery hosted our annual outing this year. After a really good breakfast in the Mayfly cafe which set us up for the day fishing on the Chestnut Pool.

We used the permanent pegs for the match, which had been selected by the fishery bailiff. With a supply of fishery feed pellets, we made our way to our pegs after picking up fishery supplied keep nets and landing nets.

The pool aerator was running throughout the match, due to the high temperature – 34 degrees poolside which could be classed as normal if you’re on holiday abroad but not when you’re match fishing in England.

The pool has a very good stamp of carp of all varieties as well as bream and tench. I know Billy got off the a great start taking two carp with his first two chucks on the pole. But I think it was Mickey that landed the first fish of the match which was a bream, and he went on to catch 44lb of bream at the weigh in. The fishing got better as the match progressed, with some very big carp being caught on pole and feeder tactics.

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Match 7 – Elmbridge 16/06/2019

Peacock Pool

13 fished

How disappointing! Either we’ve forgotten how to catch fish or the fish haven’t switched onto feeding since spawning. There were plenty of carp showing, even leaping out of the water giving away their whereabouts but could we get them to feed. Probably only Terry knows the way to get them to feed here although what he weighed in this match was only a third of the weight he put on the scales last time we fished here.

Fingers crossed for bumper bags of fish at the annual outing

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Match 6 – Vineyard 2/06/2019

Heron Pool

14 fished

Heron Pool looked perfect, it was great to see how much the pool had matured over the past couple of months, as the foliage surrounding the pool had burst into life. Unfortunately, the carp had also started spawning, the margins of the pool were alive with carp thrashing about in the reeds. We came to the conclusion that this could be a silver fish match – with the carp more likely to be uninterested in our bait offerings.

Our fishing challenge was further amplified when the bailiff visited each of us at our pegs and kindly asked that if we caught a barbel we return it to the water immediately – we decided not to weigh them in. Spawning carp and No barbel. Trev said he got the carp going up in the water for the last 2 hours of the match to win it with 54-0 and move up to second on the leader board. Barry was a close second weighing in with 40-8 and Dan framed in third with 27-8.

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Match 5 – Aston Eyre 18/05/2019

Quarry Pool

14 fished

Once again, Quarry Pool produced some great individual weights for our anglers. There was added interest in this match as it was also the doubles fixture.

Guy made it his first match win of the season, putting 90-0 on the scales, while Martin continued his run of form taking second place with 74-8 and Simon returning to take third with 65-0. Other weights to note were Bobby with 60-0, and the biggest fish 16-0 falling to Mickey Meah.

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Match 4 – Woodside 12/05/2019

Island Pool

11 fished

Island pool is the largest pool on site at approximately two acres in size. The Island pool is stocked with a good head of carp averaging 2lb-4lbs with larger specimens around mid-teens. The pool is also home to a number of other species including a big head of quality roach to nearly 2lbs, tench and chub. However, the water is famous for producing huge perch, which are targeted by specimen anglers from all over the country.

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Match 3 – Haye Farm 28/04/2019

Dexter Pool

12 fished

Dexter Pool (20 pegs) stocked with carp, roach, bream, tench and rudd. The biggest carp weigh over 25 lbs. The fishery has been established over 20 years and is very well stocked

On the back of the colder weather there was speculation that this could prove a difficult venue. Everyone was going through different methods without really catching consistently on a successful method. Pole fishing the margins On the ledge at 2+2 sections, Pellet, Cage and method feeders, Pellet wagglers, Long pole shallow and the list goes on. Mel eventually got carp feeding shallow by spraying maggots to 13 metres, including a 12-2 carp on the pole which gave a him a good scrap. Barry was also catching from his corner peg which has a good variety of options as there are pegs on this pool to his right. Rob and Guy were also chopping and changing methods to try and work out what the fish wanted and how they wanted it.

With this win, Mel denied Rob his hat trick of wins but he still remains as the early leader in the points.

Spraying maggots or pinging pellets for the cruising carp.
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