Anglers take pole position with the warm conditions

Makins Reptile lake saw the latest round of Bulkington WMC’s matches. With warm conditions Phil Porter had a strong second half of the match to land mainly method feeder and pole caught carp for a winning weight of 40lb 12oz. Second place went to Vic Cowley with 32lb 5oz of long pole margin caught carp, and third place going to Mark Cowley with 25lb 13oz.

The Shoulder of Mutton AC fished Widgeon pool at the Dog Lane Fishery last Sunday May 19.

The weather was perfect with the sun screen being dusted off.

Fishing from peg 9 using method feeder tactics was “Boillie” Bob Slater using 2mm pellets, soft pellet and prawn hook baits, fished down the middle of the lake, taking first place with a respectable 60lb 15oz of good size carp.

Coming home in second place from Golden peg 6 was Alan “The Chairman” Bolton who fished the pole at six metres using pellet and maggot for 26lb 9oz a good mixed bag mainly silvers.

Taking third spot from corner peg 16 was Brian Mawby for 18 lb 1oz fished the pole down the edge on red maggot and borrowed pellets to take a nice mixed bag of silvers.

Fishing from peg 12 was Darren Jones, with a mixed bag of silvers for 10lb 1oz he tried various methods, feeder, lead and pole tactics with corn and pop ups amongst hook baits.

l 14 anglers from Spring Street AC fished at Spring Pools and the big carp were showing all round the lake with good weights from most pegs.

First spot went to Mick Chambers with 88lb 8oz, all double figure carp taken on pellet.

Second was Gary Reynolds with 78lb 8oz, again all big carp on corn.

Third was Steve Oswick with 72lb 6oz, all good carp on corn.

Fourth was Paul Radden with 66lb 10oz, another catch of big carp on pellet and corn.

With most back up weights in the 30lb plus mark a total of just over 585lb was recorded. A good day all round and for Reg.

Next match is on Sunday May 26 at the Blue Lias Stockton.

Call Jim as usual on (01788) 570228.

l Daventry AC’s fourth Club Match - Bishop’s Bowl (Marshes 1&2), May 19.

Twenty anglers turned out to fish the fourth club match on Bishop Bowl’s Marshes 1 and 2 lakes - 10 anglers fished on each pool, so it in reality it was two matches at the same time. Jake King is currently the man to beat, as he took top spot for the second match on the bounce, posting a mixed bag of 23-14-0 from peg 10.

The fish fell to 6mm expander pellets over micros. Second on the day, but winner of Marshes 2 was Dave Smart who bagged 22-14-0 of tench and a mixed bag of smaller fish of paste from peg 23 to narrowly beat current club champion Rich Wills. Rich fished 6mm pellets over micros to card 21-14-0 of small carp and a tench from peg 20.

The resident tench and bream played hard to get, but there were plenty of silverfish to give all a busy day.

l The previous day Jake King had also fished the Mick Bassett Anniversary match which was held at Peatling Match Lakes and was split into two separate matches for the Silver Fish cup and the Carp Cup.

And continuing his fine vein of good form it was for the former trophy that Jake once again came to the fore and took his tally of match wins to four over the past two weekends.

He weighed in 29lb 15oz of silvers to take home the Trophy and the medal pushing Paul Jordan into second place with 20lb 1oz and Mark Skaggs into third 14lb 11oz.

The carp cup went to Glenn Ribbons with 48lb 5oz ahead of Maz with 44lb 7oz and Joe Griffin with 37lb 7oz.

l Jamesway A/C held their latest match at Banks Fishery to which only 1oz separatedfirst and second places.

The winner on the day was Terry Morris with 12lb 11oz on pole/maggot and second place went to John Brenchley with 12lb 10oz feeder/meat.

Third went to Terry Mcgee with 11lb 12oz pole/meat.

The next match is at Toft Farm on 01/06/13

l Two results now from the Rugby Disabled and Pensioners AC starting with their contest on the A Lake at Peatling Pools.

The winner of this one was Bob Smith whose caught carp on candle fished bread for a superb weight of 123lb 1oz which was more than the next three anglers combined!!

The runner up was Brian Johnson with 44lb 13oz of pellet caught carp pushing Lou O Toole into third with 38lb 8oz.

Their latest match was held on the Carp Lake at Toft Farm and Brian Johnson went one place better than the previous week with his maggot and pellet caught net of 58lb 11oz from peg 38.

Drawn on the next peg and taking the runner up position was Brian’s Brother Fred Johnson who fished meat for a carp net of 38lb 15oz from peg 37.

Completing the frame was Tony Ward with 36lb 2oz from peg 43. All taken on pellet .


Rutland Water has been in tremendous form again, with many limits being taken with fish coming from numerous areas - from the bottom of both arms right up to the main basin.

The best fish of the week fell to holidaying angler David Hagger from Middlesborough. David’s best fish was a superb overwintered specimen rainbow weighing in at 7lb 5oz. The fish fell to Dawson’s Olive fished on an intermediate line whilst David boat fished off the Peninsular last Saturday.

Anglers travel to fish Rutland Water from many areas of the British Isles and Europe,especially Belgium, Holland, France, Italy and the Czech Republic. Two frequent visitors onholiday packages have been Mr John Buynsters and Henk Oudhuis from Holland.

The pair travelled over last week and enjoyed seven days’ bank fishing and reported great action alongthe Peninsular, and Sykes Lane in particular. Their best fish weighed well over 5lb.

Henk also had the fortune to hook and then the misfortune to lose, a very large rainbow last Friday whilst fishing off Sykes Lane.

Fish are still feeding very heavily on the continued large hatches of buzzer that have occurred each day. Prospects are excellent with the continued hatches of buzzer giving great sport, settled conditions should hopefully see more fish showing on the surface, for those who like to use the dry fly.

l Grafham Water continues in fine form with 35% of the anglers catching their limits. The brisk westerly winds have favoured boat anglers who have enjoyed an amazing week with all areas on the reservoir producing good fishing at some point.

There have been two main methods for boat anglers – either floating lines with
buzzers and diawl bachs or Di5 lines with blobs or boobies.

The most consistent areas for the boat anglers this week have been mouth of Savages Creek, Valley Creek, A,Q,G,D and I buoys and Gaynes Cove.

Also towards the end of the week some good catches have started to come from the central areas of the reservoir.

Bank anglers have found the most fishable areas to be Gaynes Cove, South Dam and the Harbour.

The best rainbow of the week at Pitsford Water was a fine specimen of 5lb 8oz caught by S Ashton from Grantham.

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