Fantastic turn out this week, and as the match was on our own water some pleasure anglers joined the regulars – it’s always nice to see new faces on the matches and we welcome anyone who wants to give match fishing a try. Roughs pond always makes for a fair match with a chance of framing off any peg, this match was no exception – anyone in the top 10 could have won the match with 30min to go. However, this was the week for the golden oldies, showing they’re not too old to be written off just yet… Dave Perry and Ade Knighton were both still licking their wounds, courtesy of junior angler Ollie the previous week – both had a point to prove! First place went to Dave Perry on peg 1 – Dave fished Pellet at 12m and 16m, taking carp throughout the day. Second place went to Ian Bradley on peg 16. Ian fished hard pellets catching a mixed bag including a 4lb carp in the last minute. Third place went to Ade Knighton on peg 18 – Ade fed groundbait on his pole line and caught several Bream over it. Fourth place went to John Lowe on peg 20. John fished paste in the margin caching small Carp. Special mention this week goes to Carl Wilson fishing for the first time in 8 months and his long absence showed with him losing numerous Carp – it can only get better Carl…
1st Dave Perry – 28lb 12oz
2nd Ian Bradley – 24lb 9oz
3rd Ade Knighton – 22lb 10oz
4th John Lowe – 21lb 12oz
5th Adam Logan 20lb 2oz
Roughs Pond is closed on Sunday 28 June 2020 for a club fishing match. Pleasure fishing is allowed after 4pm.
The match this week was on the popular lake 2 at Robinswood. Peg 18 seems to frame on most matches and with the wind blowing into the peg it looked like the one to draw. Craig Radford was the lucky angler and I’ve never seen him move so quick to get to a peg – he can certainly shift for a man of his age. Craig started fishing shallow, catching his biggest fish of the day – a 13lb carp – within minutes. He quickly moved to his margins fishing corn and pellets and caught carp steadily for a cracking weight of 111lb. Second place went to Barry Dent on Peg 30 – Barry had never fished the venue before and was struggling for the first 3 hours but finally got Carp feeding on hard pellet short for 51lb. It was extremely close for 3rd place with 6 anglers having 30lb plus weights. Third place went to Danny Gaetto on Peg 6. Danny was turning the air blue with the amount of lost fish from down his margin – good job we don’t have a swear box… A special mention to junior member Ollie Flindall who caught the biggest fish of the day – an 18lb Carp. Ollie also absolutely battered Dave Perry and Match Secretary Ade Knighton off the next pegs to his left.
1st Craig Radford – 111lb
2nd Barry Dent – 51lb 5oz
3rd Danny Gaetto – 39lb 11oz
4th Adam Logan – 37lb 9oz
5th John Lowe – 36lb 15oz
Another good turn out this week. Railway is renowned for being “peggy” so a good draw is needed for a good day’s fishing. The match got off to a slow start for all competitors with plenty of Carp swimming about but not feeding. Two hours into the match, it was turning into a real struggle for most with only a few Carp being caught and a lot of fish being foul hooked. Despite this a few anglers were starting to put a weight together, including the Gaetto Brothers – Matt and Danny – who were matching each other fish for fish. With 1hr left there were only a few anglers with a chance of framing with the pond still fishing hard for most. At the final whistle it looked to be between Matt and Danny for 1st place – it turned out to be incredible close with only 2lb separating the two, with Matt winning for the second week running. Third place went to venue expert Paul Bull who just pushed his friend Kyle Sargeant into 4th place.
1st Matt Gaetto – 50lb 8oz Peg 24
2nd Danny Gaetto – 48lb 8oz Peg 21
3rd Paul Bull – 45lb peg 4
4th Kyle Sargeant – 41lb 9oz Peg 29
This was our first club match 0n the pond this year and all competitors were eagerly awaiting the draw. It was nice to see some new faces fishing, including junior member Olly Flindall who fished a great match. Last year the pegs to draw were 2, 6, 13, 14, 20, 32, 37 and 38, so plenty of good pegs to draw. The Match got off to a great start for Craig Logan on peg 11 – catching a carp first drop in fishing shallow – quickly followed by Matt Gaettto on peg 13. Matt started off fishing short on pole while priming his 16m line with 6mm pellets. He caught Carp steadily on this line both on the deck and then shallow, making no mistakes to win the match. Second place went to Craig Logan on peg 11 – Craig fished pole at 13m using pellet both on the deck and shallow and fishing feeder to the island with pin point accuracy. Third place was Craig Radford on peg 28 – Craig had been looking forward to the match for weeks and now the temperature was above 20 degrees he felt it was safe for him to go out. He was disappointed with his draw but all that mid week practice paid off and he fished a great match. Overall the pond fished well with average weights around 30lb
1st Matt Gaetto – 92lb
2nd Craig Logan – 69lb 2oz
3rd Craig Radford – 54lb 14oz
4th Barry Dent – 47lb 11oz
5th Phil Kent – 47lb 7oz
Please can all anglers fishing the match next week have the correct money and remember to keep 2m distance where possible.
The club would like to thank all competitors for complying with the new social distancing rules set out to make this match happen. It’s a thankless job, now made even more difficult with Covid-19. We would like to thank the majority of anglers who took the time to thank us on how we ran the match. Also, a big thanks needs to go Dave Harris for spending days at the waters clearing space for parking. It was great to see so many new and returning Stanton members taking part.
As this was the first match on the canal for some years it was unknown as to the best area to draw. The most fancied area was around the carpark pegs – 18, 19, 20 – as this is the most popular part of the canal. The match got off to a good start with Adam Logan at peg 9 and Matt Gaetto on peg 12, both getting early Bream. It soon became apparent there was no point fishing for bits as odd Bream and Tench started to be caught. With 3hrs of the match gone it looked like everyone was still in with a chance with several anglers now having caught Bream, with Adam and Matt out in front. The 4th hour was a struggle for most with the high temperatures but Match Secretary Ady Knighton was showing his class by putting 2 more Bream in the net. Danny Gaetto was starting to get bites despite the motor cross Grand Prix taking place right by him… As an aside, Danny would also like to say thanks Dave Harris for forgetting where he left his car keys that morning, which freed up the space for him to fish. The last hour saw Danny putting two more Bream in the net as well as losing a couple. The ever popular Craig Logan on peg 11 was cursing 4 lost fish in the lillies but managed to get a Tench and a Bream in the last hour to add to the 2lb of bits. At the final whistle it was clear that Adam had won but it was all down to the weigh in to find out the top 5.
1st Adam Lagan – 17lb 4oz
2nd Ady Knighton – 11lb 12oz +4oz casters!
3rd Craig Logan – 11lb 9oz
4th Danny Gaetto – 10lb 9oz
5th Matt Gaetto – 10lb 40z