Aldercar hasn’t fished very well on our recent visits so we were hoping for better this time as all anglers had plenty of room with a spare peg either side. Dave Perry had drawn the Golden Peg for a second time in as many weeks. Club favourite Craig Logan drew Peg 26 and was hoping to make it three wins in a row. Craig got off to a good start catching Carp on hard pellet tight to the far bank before switching to fishing paste. However, as the match progressed a couple of lost fish meant his catch rate started to slow. But as Craig’s peg was slowed down Sue Read on Peg 28 was catching well, fishing hard pellets short and her peg was getting better as the match progressed. Craig Radford loves this venue and was beside himself with excitement when he draw Peg 8. Craig fished pellet shallow for most of the match, catching carp and the odd big Ide. Sue’s son Danny was on Peg 14 – we think – as the pegging was wrong on the bank! Danny was catching really well down his margin. As always it came down to the scales to decide the winner and it was Craig Radford who came out on top, with Craig Logan having to settle for second. Well done Sue for getting one over Danny again 😉.
No photo this week as the winner is ugly…
1st Craig Radford – 71lb 2oz
2nd Craig Logan – 63lb 4oz
3rd Sue Read – 62lb
Section 1 Danny Gaetto – 57lb 9oz
Section 2 Ian Bradley – 45lb 9oz
The match this week was on our own waters, on the popular Roughs pond, which meant for another good turnout. As always there was some good banter at the draw – some directed at club favourite Craig Logan for drawing a good peg for the second week running – but mainly at Ade Knighton for his amazing tactics on the previous day’s team match, getting his team to fish for Ide when there wasn’t any in the pond!
Shaun Fogg drew the golden peg this week but unfortunately as he was on Peg 7 it looked safe for another week. Craig Logan was on Peg 13 and his brother Adan Logan was on the next peg 12 – both got off to a great start, matching each other fish for fish but as the match went on the fishing slowed for both, Tony Males had drawn Peg 1 and was fishing long catching big F1s and Carp until disaster struck when his pole came apart when shipping back and got stuck to the far bank meaning he had to go into the water to get it out. Unfortunately this killed his peg and he struggled to catch after. There was talk of getting him disqualified for wading 😂
With an hour to go “The Treble” John Lowe on Peg 14 was starting to catch on paste and looked to be putting a weight of Carp together. It was another close match with most anglers catching good weights. First to weigh in was Tony on Peg 1 and he looked have won the match, putting 29lb on the scales. The next good net of fish came from Adam Logan weighing 26lb but could his brother beat him…. With a fantastic weight of 31lb Craig not only beat his brother but had enough to win the match for the second week running.
1st Craig Logan – 31lb 10oz
2nd Tony Males – 29lb 10oz
3rd Adam Logan – 26lb 8oz
4th John Lowe – 19lb
Section 1 – Ralph Marshall – 10lb 5oz
section 2 – Ian Bradley – 18lb 1oz
This year the Interworks match was held at the Lake View fishery over three ponds. For those that don’t know, the Interworks Match dates back over 60 years and was arranged by the steel industry. Unfortunately, none of the iron works are still around but the last surviving fishing clubs still run the match. We entered two teams this year but this is a venue that we don’t normally fish so needed some tips to help us out. The teams looked for inspiration from Team manager Ade Knighton. Ade put a plan in place for the teams to fish for Ide on maggots, before trying to catch the carp later on in the match. However, it turns out that there is only Ide in one of the ponds! Needlessly to say we didn’t do very well. Well done to the Stanton B team for beating the Stanton A team.
If anyone is interested in managing the teams next year feel free to get in contact, you can’t be any worse than the one we have now… 😉