Horns Pool – WS15 2UW

This weeks venue is Horns Pool which is situated behind the Horns Pub at Slitting Mill (WS15 2UW). Approximately 3 miles further on from Carneys (if you are traveling from the Stafford direction that is)

Horns Inn

The track to the left hand side of the pub, takes you down to the car park by the pool.

Hopefully the wont close the roads again and we will all be able to get there.

See you all there on Sunday

 

Horns Pool – WS15 2UW

This weeks venue is Horns Pool which is situated behind the Horns Pub at Slitting Mill (WS15 2UW). Approximately 3 miles further on from Carneys (if you are traveling from the Stafford direction that is)

Horns Inn

The track to the left hand side of the pub, takes you down to the car park by the pool.

I dropped in at the venue on Thursday (a warm sunny day) and saw countless carp basking and cruising on top.

Chatting with the bailiff he told me 112lb won Wednesdays match – mainly F1s with carp taken in the margins later on mostly caught on meat. Other methods he recommended were pellet shallow and also paste,  particularly on the deeper – siltier side of the lake, if it starts to fizz.

Hope to see you all there on Sunday

 

2017 Fishing Diary

To whet your appetite for the 2017 season here again is a list of the match venues booked; old favourites and some new ones to spice things up. We hope to see you all at Carneys on the 7th. New members are also welcome (click)

Date Venue Pool Draw
07 May 2017 Carneys Damsel 08:30
14 May 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
21 May 2017 (Possibly Willows) TBA 08:30
28 May 2017 Heronbrook New Canal 08:30
04 June 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
11 June 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
18 June 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
25 June 2017 Blake Hall Capricious 08:30
02 July 2017 Adbaston Pools st20oqh 08:30
09 July 2017 Slitting Mill Horns Pool 08:30
16 July 2017 Izaak Walton Canal Pool 08:30
23 July 2017 Willows Spring Pool 08:30
30 July 2017 Blake Hall Blake Pool 08:30
06 August 2017 Izaak Walton Top Pool 08:30
13 August 2017 Hanchurch Raymar 08:30
20 August 2017 Heronbrook Island Pool 08:30
27 August 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 08:30
03 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
10 September 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
17 September 2017 Heronbrook Meadow 09:00
24 September 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
01 October 2017 Izaak Walton Chebsey 09:00
08 October 2017 Blake Hall Hall Pool 09:00
15 October 2017 Willows Spring Pool 09:00
22 October 2017 Hanchurch Model Pool 09:00
29 October 2017 Carneys Damsel 09:00
05 November 2017 Blake Hall Blake Lake 09:00
12 November 2017 Blake Hall Silvers Match 09:00

 

2016 League Table

The 2016 League after 10 Matches

Angler Points
Derek Taylor 66
Adam Harborow 62
Steve Randle 62
Kev Gear 60
Trevor Gear 49
Nev Duke 42
Don Johnson 39
John Smallman 35
Alan duke 31
Darren Titley 25
Andy Willacy 18
Andy Harvey 12
Phil Lankester 9
Ken Bowers 6
Mick Benson 6
Andy Campbell 5
Brian farwell 3
Pete Escritt 3
John Dodd 0

Kev Gear Does The Ton At Carneys

Congratulations to Kev Gear, who won our last match at Carneys Damsel Pool in style. Weighing in at 105lb 2oz, he is the newest member of our prestigious 100 club.

Our Hall of Fame inductees are a select group, who have all caught in excess of one hundred pound of fish in a match.hall of fameIn addition to Carneys, another venue that has produced such big weights, is this Sunday’s venue.

The Willows Spring Pool, has produced some of the  largest weights recorded by the club, so there is a good chance we could see another 100 club member next week and possibly Steve Randle’s record of 153lb 11oz being threatened.

Don’t forget special rules apply to this venue – See previous post

NB Bread is now allowed as a bait option

Willows Pools Penkridge – Rules & Directions

What a Difference a Week Makes

The start of the season at Blake Hall on the 1st May and it was Blustery Cold and Wet. Fast forward to the 8th and we were basking in Full Sun and 25° Heat at Izaak Walton Fisheries on the Canal Pool.

The carp were cruising around in groups ready for spawning, so for some it was a frustrating day.

Derek Taylor and Steve Randle: with 73lb & 49lb respectively; showed however that a good weight could still had.

carneys

It’s Carneys on the Damsel pool next week; a favorite with many anglers as good weights are always on the cards given favourable conditions.

We have had one or two enquiries from potential new members who may be joining us there as guests. I am sure they will be made to feel most welcome (general abuse and banter being reserved for more established members).

Hope to see you all bright and early next Sunday

RedHorses Knock Up – Sunday 20th March

Now that the weather seems to be getting a little better, time to blow away the cobwebs and get some early season match practice.damsel_pool

The Damsel Pool at Carney’s Fishery is starting to show some good weights, so an early season knock up has been organized for Sunday 20th March.

Draw will take place at 9:00 am fish from 10:00 am.

If you are interested, give Neville Duke a shout on 07872 986875.

 

New Member Tops the “100 Club” Hall of Fame

hall of fameSteve Randle a new member for 2015, now tops the rankings of the Red Horses’ prestigious “100 club”.

Our Hall of Fame that recognizes Members who have “Done the Ton” and recorded weights of 100lb or more in a match.

Steve caught a weight of 153lb 11oz from the same peg as the previous holder Neville Duke, beating his record by 11lb 2oz.

Fishing mid water at medium range on the pole, the catch was put together with meat on the hook and loose fed corn.

Congratulations Steve,

Lets see if we can enroll another member to the top flight at our next match held a Carneys’; a venue that is more than capable of producing catches over 100lb.

New Members Laying Down A Challenge

podiumCongratulations to both Andy Willacy & John Smalman who between them have won three of our opening six matches; in addition to featuring top three at the others.

It is nice to see some of our newer members featuring strongly in the match results and laying down a challenge to the rest of us by their performance.

Our next match is at the Willows near Penkridge, directions for which can be found here.