Steve Randle broke his own record, catching the highest weight by a Red Horses Angler at the Willows, last week.
176lb 6oz of carp were caught by Steve at 9 meters fishing and feeding sweetcorn.
He fished at approximately 3/4 depth with strong rigs and elastic to tame the large fish, found at this venue.
Steve moves to the top of the “100 Club” but with form like this and 5 more matches booked on this water this season, we may soon be talking about the “200 Club”.
This weeks match is on the Raymar at Hanchurch Fisheries, a venue that normally produces lots of bites coming from heavily stocked small carp & barbel. The weather forecast is for warm and settled conditions, so it should be a good day.
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.In 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
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.
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).