Heronbrook Fisheries Island Pool – May 21st

Our 6th match of the season saw us at Heronbrook Fisheries on the Island Pool.

Sun was beaming .19 degrees most of the day with a light breeze .. a glorious day for fishing …and it proved to be very productive….

11 fished and all but 1 had a good day fishing …

1st …Lee Cartwright. 125 lb .2

2nd… Adam Harborow. 124lb. 14

3rd… Jack Johnson… 83lb.8

Lee told. me he started off fishing feeder to the island but quickly put that to bed as he saw Adam catching short ..so he quickly took his top kit and fished in front of him ..catching his first fish feeding little and often ..catching on corn…… not long in to the session he turned to his right to hit the margins has he could see the fish churning the water …Lee fished corn over micros but all that did was to cause foul hookers or just kicking the bottom up ..he went on corn only and feed corn …which did the job catching all day in the margins..every now n then he’d fish in front of him ..but the margins is where he won the match by a few ounces …( not the 1st time he’s beat someone by a few ounces …I’d know ..)

And to win the match with 125 lb is a great result..

Adam fished 6 & 8 mm meat catching short whilst he fed my shallow line at 13 meters – 18″ deep was best using a long lash to keep it away from the pole – missed loads of fast biting F1s but picked up some big carp (biggest around 12lb) – he found that fishing away from my feed area either 11m or 14.5m produced the better fish – kept dropping back to his short line periodically which also came good – spent the last hour in a margin 12- 24″ deep with little success with micros as the fish just kicked up the bottom – let it settle and fished over a pile of 6mm meat and hooked an 8 pounder on the whistle..producing 124.14

Jack fished pellet shallow on the pole and corn and micros down the edge. Both producing fish ..he was catching Steady through the day

Average stamp f1s with 3 or 4 8lb carp

He fought off some good competition to finish 3rd as Neville Duke started off really well in the 1st hour fishing the next peg to him catching a good 81lb.7

And Steve Hanson who had 82lb.15

4th Steve Hanson 82lb.15

5th Neville Duke 81lb.7

6th Jamie Martin 73lb.2

7th.Simon Griffin 72lb.10

8th Aleister Crowley 70lb.15

9th Jim Coates 45lb.11

10th Phil streaker 41lb.3.

Trevor gear DNW

shout out to Jim who finally managed to get 2 nets in the water and pick up the wooden spoon ..

Massive well done to the top 3 but also well done to everyone who fished …can honestly say finishing 7th I was happy to be catching and I’m sure everyone who fished really enjoyed the day …

On to the next match in 2 weeks where we visit a new venue border Fisheries on the meridian canal..

Tight lines if you’re fishing over the bank holiday weekend ..see you all at Border Fisheries….

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Horns Pool – Slittings Mill May 14th

5th match update as we visited Slittings Mill…horns pool …for those who haven’t fished it before there are some big fish in here ..day started off misty and cool but warm weather was predicted …as soon as the sun came out the fish were splashing about all over ..topping everywhere.

Crucian was my aim for the day and I really enjoyed it catching in the margin ..

1st Adam Harborow. 73lb10oz

2nd .Jamie Martin 68lb 02oz

3rd Steve Hanson 64lb15oz

Our 3rd place angler Steve was off to a flyer hooking up within the 1st 30 seconds ..and that was closely followed by another 3 …he kept going all day ..sometimes waiting for the next fish to arrive but they did … our 2nd placed angler was off to a slow start ..he was opposite me so I could see him all day fishing short fishing long and fishing shallow …there wasn’t much happening for him early doors but as the day went on he must have done some experimenting or the fish just decided to turn up for him as he was catching all day after a quietish first hour n half..he hit the margins late on and they produced for him …

Our 1st placed angler Adam had much of the same as far as I could see ….fishing the waggler to hook a few but also losing them …

Adam was fishing short .. long ..and produced some fish ..but I think the margins are where he won the match. as I was fishing the margin to my right I could see Adam and Daz. Daz was caught early but it was Adams elastic I saw being stretched more often than others from the margins…

11 anglers fished …unfortunately 2 were DNW.

Was a good day for the rest including UK’s next top model ..Neil wain ..who brought his son along and was over the moon to see his lad catching a few fish…I thought the sun had fallen from the sky and landed on his peg but it was his big smile that shone brightly…Well done young Mr Wain…1 proud dad ….

Well done to everyone who fished …

Next week is Heronbrook…Island lake

Cya there ..

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Hanchurch Raymar – May 7th

Our 4th match of the season was on Raymar at Hanchurch Fisheries ..weather was meant to be overcast but warm ..turned out to be about 15 degrees with sun all day ….almost every peg was taken so was going to be on top of each other but the weights come out good for the time of year.

Congratulations to our top 4

Jamie Martin 85lb 10oz

Peter Escritt 77lb 4oz

Adam Harborrow 75lb 3oz

Jack Johnson 72.15

Uk’s next top model Neil Wain misses out on the top 4 spot by 3 ounces.

Well done to everyone who fished.

The new guys loved it …these new members never fished it before our match and really enjoyed it.

James Taylor couldn’t praise it enough he had a great day and is looking forward to taking his 6 Yr old son for a pleasure fish. ( or is he getting some sneaky practice in ?? Lol ). Aliester started catching late on but couldn’t quite get enough as he had quiet mid-session …Jack Johnson did enough to make the top 4 and he said he loved it ..Phil was on open water to his left but with heat, they were all topping but he still. managed a good 50-plus lb

Good going all around from everyone.

Slittings Mill next up

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