Awful weather put paid to big weights

Simon Green
Simon Green
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I will start this week’s report with the results of the Avon Mill A.C’s latest contest which was held on the Silver Lake at Toft Farm Fishery.

Saturday’s awful weather put paid to any massive weights but the top three all had a reasonable net.

The winner was Graham Gamble who alternated meat and pellet on the long pole for a net of 40lb 8oz .

Runner up was Phil Bird who used the same baits for a net weighing 35lb 3oz which was too good for his son Mark who had to settle for third with his net of 26lb 10oz.

On Sunday, 14 anglers from Spring Street Fishing Club fished at Meadowlands (Lambsdown Pool) on pegs 1 to 25. Heavy rain all day made it a mixed match with plenty of skimmers, silvers and carp. First spot was Phil Ashby with 77lb 13oz, a good catch of carp all on the pellet waggler.

Second was Nathan Granger close behind with 74lb 6oz, again all carp and a decent size skimmer on pellet waggler. Third on form was Rob Taylor with 50lb exactly, with a good mix of carp and silvers on pellet.

Fourth was Robin Smith with 47lb 15oz, again a mix of carp and a good catch of skimmers and silvers.

With back up weights in the mid 30s for most and a lot of good skimmers etc. a total of 520 lb was caught

Another good turnout saw 14 anglers from the Thursday Match Club at Spring Pools last week. In first place from peg 12 was Brian Hodgetts who fished corn for a weight of 75lb 7oz made up of 24 carp and a few silvers. Second was Steve Brindley who fished the method up the channel on peg 2 to put 65lb 4oz on the scales which was enough to push his dad Terry Brindley who fished his favourite paste into third on peg 25 with 59lb 7oz .

Just a reminder that the next Saturday Open is this weekend (Saturday October 19) at Spring Pools. The draw is earlier than usual at 10am with fishing from 11am to 4pm. To book in contact John Davies on (01788) 561628, £15 all in.

Sixteen anglers from the Rugby Disabled and Pensioners AC fished the Marshes section of the Banks at Barby last Thursday.

Organiser Rob Taylor continued his fine run of form winning with 62lb 5oz of carp taken on his favourite floating bread tactics. Runner up was Terry Aspland with 37lb 14oz of carp on paste.

Completing the frame was Jim Tanser with 24lb 11oz of carp on meat and corn.

The Hospice Silverfish Final will be fished on lakes C and Marsh, Peatling Parva Lakes, on November 2. The draw will take place in the main car park at 8-8.30 am, with fishing from 10am to 4pm. Contact Nick Carter on 01788 330454 for details.

Trout Fishing.

Rutland Water: Fish week 560 (season 41,032) Returns 212 (9,403) Rod average 2.64(4.36)

October has always been renowned for producing some of Rutland Water’s finest fish and last week anglers took a number of quality browns and rainbows. Roy Rayson of Melton Mowbray, who has held a season ticket for a number of years, netted a superb personal best 9lb¼oz fish whilst boat fishing in the North Arm. This fish put up a tremendous fight over deep water.

Part time warden Mark Haycock added a 6lb 14oz brown to his ‘list’ whilst fishing in the Autumn Pairs last Saturday. Mark took this fine fish from the Main Basin whilst fishing the Rudder section of this popular match. Another notable brown (6lb 3¾oz) was taken by Rod Leggetter.

Season ticket holder Graham Baylis of Earl Shilton returned a brown estimated at 7lb whilst fishing off the bank at Sykes Lane last Friday. Graham’s fish fell to a personal favourite fly for the time of year – a black tadpole on a floating line.

Bank fishing is still surprisingly steady. However, last week Graham Baylis had 4 or 5 Rainbows, in addition to his big Brown.

Tight lines,