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 ..

Original Post by Simon Griffin https://www.facebook.com/StaffordshireMatchFishing

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

Original Post by Simon Griffin https://www.facebook.com/StaffordshireMatchFishing

Cudmore Panama Match 23/04/23

Our 3rd match of the season saw us back at Cudmore for the 2nd week running; this time we fished Panama. The weather conditions were hit n miss; which told on the weights caught, with many of us not catching for the 1st few hours. It really was a tough one today for us all, but well done to everyone who braved the Conditions and saw it out to the end.

Well done to all our winners

1st Lee Cartwright

2nd Darren TItley

3rd Jack Johnson

And the wooden spoon winner goes to Adam Harborow

It was a bad start for our overall winner who unfortunately snapped a section before we started. Lee fished a top kit all day in the margins and managed to pull it off and win the match. I’m sure you will all join me in saying a big well done for that effort; to actually win the match on top kit is some going, well done Lee.

Well done to everyone 👏

Original author Simon Griffin https://www.facebook.com/StaffordshireMatchFishing