Well, Happy New Year everybody. I hope you all had a great time and I wish you all the best for the upcoming year and lots of full nets not dry ones!
I will start this week’s report with the result from the first of the year’s Open contests on the Willow Pool at Dog Lane Fishery, Napton.
Top rod was Paul Knapman (Daventry AC) fishing the method feeder from peg 4 who accumulated 12 carp for 26lb 13oz.
Second best weight came from peg 14 where Steve Milo (Devon AC) weighed in 22lb 11oz 8dr of small method feeder caught carp.
Third best weight was from Peg 5 where Adey Williams (Maggot Drowners) caught 12lb 14oz of pole caught carp and skimmers.
Section Winners were: Martin Paynter (Daventry AC) peg 31 8lb 4oz 8dr of perch and skimmers; Phil Porter () peg 17 7lb 7oz of small carp and skimmers; Paul Knapman (Daventry AC) peg 4 26lb 13oz carp; Steve Milo (Devon AC) Peg 14 22lb 11oz 8dr carp.
Next Open Match is Sunday, January 13, £15 all in, optional super pool.
Draw 8.45am prompt at the Kings Head Pub at Napton.
# The only other results I have for you this week are both from Peatling Match Lakes starting with last Thursday’s open on Magna Pool where Gil Corns took the top spot thanks to a net of silvers and perch to 2lb on maggot for a total of 18lb 2oz.
Runner-up was Mick Chambers with 15lb 14oz of silvers again on the maggot.
Third place went to Rob Cash who found his usual Big Perch and a few silvers on worm and maggot for a net weighing 15lb 3oz pushing Rob Taylor into fourth place with 13lb 14oz of silvers and F1’s on maggot and pellet.
# The next match was on Sunday and this one was held on the Harrow Lake and the top two from the previous match swapped places, with Mick Chambers coming out on top this time thanks to a superb net of carp and F1’s on bread and maggot that took the scales round to 90lb 6oz.
It more than trebled the weight of runner-up Gil Corns, who had 28lb 12oz of maggot caught F1’s which relegated Rob Taylor to third place with his carp based net of 19lb.
Completing the frame was Paul Malin with 14lb 1oz of carp caught on feeder fished maggot.
# Well unfortunately that’s all I have for you this week but one question I have been asked a lot in the shop this last week is: “Where is fishing well?”
And it seems that thanks to the warmer temperatures that a lot of places are throwing up a few fish, but one place that is fishing extremely well is Stockton Reservoir (The Blue Lias) where the carp and the silvers are showing up in some impressive nets for the time of year.
Get out and enjoy it while the weather is still unseasonably warm.
Tight Lines, Simon