Last Sundays match was one of the best we’ve had this season; with a good spread of weights, most being well over 40lb.
Congratulations to Neville Duke, who pipped Steve Randle by a single ounce, to the win with 94lb 4oz.
It just goes to show that sometimes restrictive rules can focus your approach to the match.
On the subject of which; we now have the definitive rules in writing for matches fished at this venue.
One of the new venues on the 2016 match calendar will be The Doughnut Pool Baden Hall.
This weekend we have booked a practice match there, for anyone who would like to come along and gain an insight into how it fishes.
Several pegs have already been reserved for members already booked on, but more can be added for others that would also like to come along.
Any anglers that have not fished with us and would like to be our guest, are very welcome.
You need only pay the peg fee (usually £10) for your first time with us; before deciding whether to join the club. (Membership is currently £16 P.A ).
You could even get your club membership paid for you – If you win the match.
Please contact either myself Adam on 07802 703087 or Neville on 07872 986875 to let us know you will be coming.
Steve 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.
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.
Perhaps a good reason why we wait until May to start our match fishing season
With the recent good weather 6 Red Horse Anglers were lured into fishing another Pre-Season knock-up match this time at Carneys Fishery near Great Haywood.
Given the conditions catches were predictably low and (for some) losses high – with two members breaking pole sections.
But with Summer just around the corner our minds can turn to thoughts of bulging keepnets and the sun on our back as we get ready for 3rd May 2015 when we start our season proper.
If you would like to come along and fish a friendly match; for the satisfaction of a net full of fish and the chance of a small brown envelope; for your first match why not be our guest.
Contact either Adam Harborow on 07802 703087 or Neville Duke on 07872 986875
Ken Bowers “Catching Some Rays” as well some nice carp
A baking hot day and no fish were moving about on Blake Hall’s capricious Pool . It was looking like the best result was going to be a sun tan. Locating the fish is often the secret of a good catch in testing conditions in extreme heat as well as cold. Surface cover was where the fish were to be found whether that be a patch of blanket weed or on the edge of wind driven flotsam. Picking the carp off up in the water on the edge of any surface cover helped build some decent weights. Derek Taylor’s 32lb 11oz pushed Neville Duke into second place and prevented him from picking up his “Hat trick”. After Neville’s “back to back” wins at Carney’s and Willows. with top weight for the season, a Hat Trick of wins – would have just been “showing off”.
Five anglers with over 40lb of fish showed that there was a good spread of fish and an opportunity to feature in the results for everyone.
Nev Duke took top spot with 65lb 2oz of carp taken on the feeder, casting to the island.
The warm and breezy conditions meant that the fish were feeding confidently, with line busting takes frustrating many of the members fishing the match.