Monday, 4 December 2017
Stu Barnett, 34-15, peg 22
Nick Ducket, 25-04, peg 4
Pete Nurse, 22-06, peg 24 (His second home)
Silvers, Ken Raynor, 6-08, peg 1
Russ Peck, 69-12, peg 32
Steve Sewell, 31-09, peg 36
Adrian Jeffrey, 22-14, peg 40
Silvers Tony Rixon, 21-00 (all roach)
Rod Wootton, 53-00, peg 58
Lee Williams, 15-05, peg 51
Martin Rayet, 9-00, peg 68
Silvers Gary Oshea, 5-12, peg 70
Sunday, 19 November 2017
I've not done a blog for a few weeks, not because I've had a bad run, but just because I've been a bit slack. The last five matches I've framed 4 times. All third places. So I need to pick my ideas up a bit. Back to Landsend for the weekly open and the day couldn't have started worse. Five minutes from the venue and my car went into safe mode and it was a crawl for the last couple of miles. That's probably a £400 repair as it's the desiel particulate filter again. Bugger!!!!.A very nice fried breakfast was consumed and a dip into the draw bucket and peg 11 pops out. All the matches I've fished here and it's the first time I've seen it. It's been consistent lately so maybe my run of thirds would come to an end. There's a deep hole that's close to 2 feet deeper than the rest of the peg at 16 meters so that was gonna be my main target. Also along the end bank. But with a heavy covering of leaves it could be a frustrating day. A margin rig was set up as well for the platform 10. Fed all lines at the start and went to the end bank. It took 5 attempts to get the rig through the leaves but after it settled for a few second the float dipped and carp number one was netted. But that was it. No more bites there. So out to the deep hole but like everybody else at that time I sat watching a motionless float. It was bloody hard. After an hour I thought I saw a swirl through the leaves by the island so I got my shallow rig and dropped it in and carp number two hit the net. Fifteen minutes later number three. But it was another hour till my next bite and a list carp from the hole. Then my day got worse. As it it a hard peg to fish because you have to break down twice because of the brambles behind I heard a little crack. A quick check and I found an inch crack in the joint of my number 7 section. So the long pole fishing was finished for the day. So I got the bomb rod out to drop in in the hole. I did get one out and lost one but bites were very few and far between today.not much happened and everybody except Mike Ducket struggled. I managed a skimmer and one carp from close to platform ten but that was it for me. As expected Mike won it from peg one catching along the end bank with around 14 carp for 77-2. Rod Wooton was second from peg 21 with 45-5. I managed 26-9 for yet another third place. I might not be good but I'm bloody consistent lol.
Tuesday, 10 October 2017
1st Stu Barnett 121-4
2nd Dave Wride 99-1
3rdRay Bazeley 88-4
Eddie Wynne 12-4
Saturday, 7 October 2017
!st Steve Seagar 121-11from peg 11. Mainley catching along the end bank and tight in the corner. And he didn`t whinge all day. Theres a first.
2nd Mike ducket 88-8. He caught switching from tigh acroos by the reeds and close in by platform 8 from peg. he also had the top silvers wieght with 7-12.
3rd was the ever consistant Tony Rixon with 79-15 catching tigh over to the island and in his left margin from peg 19.
first in the silver by default was Mr Bean himself dave Wesson from peg 18 with two big skimmer and a few bits for 6-10
Friday, 6 October 2017
Thursday, 21 September 2017
Back at Mathern today for the second time in a week as its only 7 minute drive for me, and I was hoping to do better than Saturdays disaster. I got a bad habit of drawing the top end of the lake when to do any good you need to be at the other end or half way down the road banks. It been about two years and dozen matches since I've been at the good end so its time to change this crapy habit. Got to the draw and found out peg 22 was in. WTF!!!. Good pegs empty at the other end including Saturdays winner. We asked him to change it and take it out but he wouldn't, even though the weekend matches were abysmal that end and only one fish of of that peg Saturday. And with a very good angler on it that says something. Oh well, into the draw and yep, 22 in my hand. Should have just left and gone home. Not much to say exempt after a pull round and small carp first chuck on the bomb, that was my last bite. After 4 hours of absolutely no fish activity near me I gave up and went home. No point in sitting there. No idea what will win it but with 2 hours to go , Norm Sterry at the other end of the lake, was putting his sixth net in. Just about says it all. If that end of the lake keeps getting put in when there are great pegs left empty at the other end I won't be going back there much longer.