Match 2 – Monkhall 14/04/2019

Swallow Pool

16 fished

Swallow pool (20 pegs) is home to f1s from 1lb to 7lb. Carp from 6oz to 10lb, chub to 3lb, small tench and crucians, and ide. Shallow fishing and paste are great methods in the summer, while fishing pellets bread and maggots in winter. You can’t help but appreciate this excellent venue, the cleanliness and maintenance that has gone into making this one of the best fisheries around. The pool has a stone path around it, taking you to the generously sized wooden platforms, fishery supplied landing nets and keep nets are stored close to each peg.

Rob McKee continued his impressive form catching f1s from the whistle from the far side of peg 2, due to a cold gusting wind that swim could not be maintained on the pole. So ringing the changes, switched to down the track and later to the margins, with the fish feeding shallow on 4mm expanders even in the cold temperatures. On the wider side of the pool, Martin McHugh was aiming for top spot from peg 11, and looked set for a win – finding carp and f1s on the pellet feeder and 8mm hard pellet. With 2 wins out of 2 matches Rob is the early leader in the points – can anyone catch him?

Different tactics were used to bag up for 1st and 2nd place
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Match 10 – Monkhall 19/08/2017

14 fished

Swallow Pool

Due to unconfirmed problems with the Owl pool, we were kindly re-arranged onto the swallow pool which could accommodate all of us.  Allowing the usual open to fish the lark pool. Kev was on his usual peg on this pool, he can’t stop drawing peg 13 on here, a corner peg with the wind blowing in his direction, so he sat fishing with his back to the rest of us.  He didn’t stop catching right up to the final whistle and more.   Read more of this post

Match 14 – Monkhall 01/10/2016

Owl & Swallow Pools

13 Fished

 

Owl Pool

1. Guy Jones Peg 5 61-10
2. Rob McKee Peg 3 53-08
3. Carol Jones Peg 9 42-02

 

Swallow Pool

1. Kev Lees Peg 14 103-14
2. Simon Harris Peg 20 64-12
3. Barry Podmore Peg 17 58-00

It’s time to get the polish out and return all trophies back to Trev a.s.a.p.

Draw time change for Aston Eyre confirmed for 11 a.m.

Match 8 – Monkhall 16/07/2016

Hawk & Swallow Pools

16 Fished

Kev continued in his quest for points and won off peg one on the Hawk pool with 78lb 4oz to retain his position at the top of the leader board.  Over on the Swallow pool the results were even closer with just 7lb 4oz separating the first three places.  Overall the weights were comparable over both of the pools.  Prize money payouts for this match are for 1st and 2nd place on each pool.

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