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20th September – Beechwood Kingfisher

Another good turn out this week with all anglers hopping for a great days fishing.  Due to the popularity of our matches sometimes the pegging can take some working out to give everyone a good chance of catching.  Unfortunately, due to club favourite Craig Logan not fishing this week, it was left up to others to arrange the pegging – much to the disappointment of everyone.  It’s unknown who pegged the match but I’m guessing they own a Labrador and a white stick as they seemed to miss out a number of pegs… This meant pegging was tight in places and left room for the fish to back off.  At least people now had an excuse as to why they didn’t catch 😉.

Craig Radford had the lucky Golden Peg this week, which was bad news to the rest of the competitors as Beechwood is one of Craig’s favourite venues.  We just had to hope he would forget to weigh in again!  The pond fished a lot harder than normal with only three anglers catching well; Jonathan Leivers on Peg 25, Ian Bradley on Peg 13 and Craig Radford on Peg 18.  Jonathan fished maggots at 14m and Ian fished hard pellets at 14m.  Craig got off to a great start, catching well in the first hour then his peg just died and he couldn’t get a bite for the next three hours. However,  in the final hour the fish turned up and he made the most of it to win the match and the Golden Peg – well done Craig!

1st  Craig Radford – 79lb 14oz

2nd  Ian Bradley – 72lb 11oz

3rd  Jonathan Leivers – 71lb 13oz

4th  Mick Burke – 39lb 14oz

Section 1  Ian Moon – 34lb 6oz

Section 2  Rob Agent – 19lb 4oz




13th September – Aldercar Railway

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

6th September – Roughs Pond – The Bruce Oscar Memorial Match

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

Craig L 06-09-2020

Craig Trophey

T Males

5th September – Interworks Match

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…  😉

Bruce Oscar Memorial Match – 6th September

The Bruce Oscar Memorial Match will be combined with this Sunday’s match on Roughs Pond.

If you would like to attend please ring Ade Knighton on 07835 306533

Food Menu – Home Match Days Only

Bacon, Sausage and Egg Cob  – £2.50


Cold packed lunches including crisps and a muffin – choices are:

Egg And Cress

Ham And Tomato

Cheese and Onion

Small £3.50,  Large £4.00


All orders to be placed by Thursday 7pm

Text or call Steph – 07950 218184



Match Result 30th August – Robinswood Lake 2

Twenty anglers fished the match this week so this made for good pegging, with everyone having a spare peg to one side.  Ian Shaw had drawn the Golden Peg this week and fancied his chances on Peg 5.  Our last club match at this venue was won on Peg 18 so it was definitely the peg to draw again this time.  Craig Logan was the lucky recipient and he caught from the off, fishing down his margin.  Apart from Craig, it was a slow start for most.  The Tornado had drawn end Peg 32 and caught a quick carp but couldn’t keep his good run of form going.  Ian Moon had drawn Peg 14 and was getting plenty of bites but frustratingly couldn’t get them in the net.  In the 3rd hour several anglers starting to catch down their margins, including Ian Shaw who was now catching carp to 17lb.  Ian Moon was stating to land fish, Andy Kerry was putting a run of fish together and Dave Harris was now catching but frustratingly was losing more than he landed.  The final hour saw Rob Wright on Peg 9 catch really well, fishing pellets short.  The Tornado called time and it was clear Craig had won the match but it would go down to the scales to separate the rest of the competitors.

1st  Craig Logan – 95lb 3oz

2nd  Ian Shaw – 64lb 15oz

3rd  Rob Wright – 45lb 13oz

4th  Andy Kerry – 38lb 3oz

Section 1  Tony Males – 24lb 7oz

Section 2  Ian Moon  – 35lb 8oz

C Logan

Match Result 24th August – Brailsford Horseshoe

Another good turn out this week.  The matches on Horseshoe are normally won with over 100lb and great back up weights.  All the anglers were eagerly awaiting the draw to find out what peg they had for the day but more importantly to make sure they hadn’t drawn next to The Tornado Ade Knighton after his previous week’s performance! Craig Logan was happy to draw two pegs away from him but unfortunately could still see and hear him… 😉

The match got off to a good start for Glen Homes – catching two quick carp – but everyone else seemed to be struggling.  With two hours gone it was turning out to be a real struggle with just the odd fish being caught and a lot of foul hooked fish being reported.  In the third hour Craig Radford on Peg 9 and Carl Wilson on Peg 8 were starting to put some fish together fishing shallow.  Also The Treble John Lowe on Peg 30 and The Tornado on Peg 31 were matching each other fish for fish on paste.  The Tornado was trying something new this week, playing fish standing up but the pond was still fishing incredibly hard.

The fourth hour saw Ian Bradley on Peg 20, Ian Shaw on Peg 21 and Danny Gaetto on Peg 17 all starting to catch in the margins.  Dave Perry on Peg 22 had drawn the Golden Peg this week but only seemed interested in catching crayfish, at least that what we all thought.  But then to my and everyone’s surprise it went a bit “Quentin Tarantino” 😱 – I felt sorry for the crayfish and will never look at him in the same way again….  He has now earned the nickname KILLER PERRY.

In the final hour Craig Radford and Ralph Marshall on Peg 11  looked to be the only ones catching, then with 20 mins left the fish finally turned up for club favourite Craig Logan down his margin and he made the most of it catching 5 more Carp.  There will be a collection this coming Sunday to buy a new battery for The Tornado’s watch as it seems to be running a bit fast!  Well done to Ollie for beating his Dad and good luck going back to school – it’s been nice having you attending the matches and we look forward to seeing you back in the holidays.

1st  Craig Radford – 51lb 5oz

2nd  Ian Shaw – 37lb 6oz

3rd  Danny Gaetto – 33lb 6oz

4th  Craig Logan 30lb 9oz

Section 1  Ralph Marshall – 30lb 6oz

Section 2  The Tornado – 26lb 11oz

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Match Result 16th August – Beechwood Kingfisher

Another good turn out this week with even more new faces fishing with us for the first time.  They must have heard about the friendly members, well run matches and light hearted banter – either that or they have found out that we’re pool fodder…😂  Regardless, it’s nice to see new faces fishing the matches.  The match this week was at the popular Kingfisher Pond at Beechwood, with more good pegs than bad.  There are always good weights and plenty of close battles and this was no exception with only ounces separating anglers at the end.

Junior member Ollie Flindall drew next to club favourite and all round good guy Craig Logan and he wanted revenge for the last time they fished by each other.  Craig Radford offered £10 to Ollie if he could beat Craig – easy money some might say.  Ollie got off to a great start catching three quick Carp in the first 15 minutes and putting the pressure on Craig.  Unfortunately for Craig he had Golden Oldie – AKA” The Tornado” – Ade Knighton pegged the other side of him, who was having problems playing Carp in his own peg and must have thought it would be easier playing them in Craig’s.  Apparently those WHITE CARP are hard to play!  A letter of complaint has been sent to the committee.

Meanwhile, Adam Logan on peg 12 and Ian Bradley on peg 13 were having a good battle matching each other fish for fish and only ounces between them both at the end.  There was another good battle going on at the top end of the pond between Ian Moon, Dave Perry, Lee Daft, and “The Treble” John Lowe – all four were catching well on the pole and at the end all four where admitting to 50lb plus.  First place went to Lee Daft on peg 24 – this was his first match with the club.  Lee fished meat down both his margins for most of the match catching Carp to 6lb.  Second place went to Dave Perry on peg 26 – Dave switched between fishing pellet shallow and on the deck before moving to his margins.  Third Place went to Adam Logan – Adam fished the feeder for most of the match but also caught odd Carp on the pole.  Special mention this week goes to Ollie who not only beat Craig off the next peg but also beating all the anglers around him, and was just out of the main money – well done Ollie.


1st  Lee Daft – 84lb

2nd  Dave Perry – 62lb 8oz

3rd  Adam Logan – 61lb 10oz

4th  Ian Bradley – 61lb 5oz

Section 1  The Treble – 51lb 1oz

Section 2  Ian Moon – 60lb 2oz

Match Result 2nd August – Stanton Privates Pond

This week’s highly anticipated match was on Privates Pond and with some new faces, over 20 people fishing and a extra £50 golden peg to be won everyone was looking forward to start.  Matches are normally extremely close on our waters and this match was no exception. Adam Logan fishing Peg 8 got off to a great start catching quality Roach on caster, but as the match progressed it was the golden oldies that started to make their mark on the match!  Ade Knighton fishing Peg 22 fed ground bait with casters and caught a 4lb Tench early and backed this up catching skimmers for the remainder of the match.  Dave Harris fishing peg 20 got off to a slow start but started to put a run of F1s together fishing maggot over Pellets.  Pegged next to Dave was The Treble – The Treble got off to a good start catching F1s but this slowed down as the match progressed.  It looked to be between the three but Ian Shaw had a fantastic last hour catching Carp and F1s on the drop.  At the all in nobody knew who had won with several anglers having a chance of framing.  Coming out on top was Ade Knighton with a impressive 11lb 14oz slightly over his 6lb easement – if his run continues I’m sure it won’t be long before we start having a presentation night again 😉

1st  Ade Knighton – 11lb 14oz

2nd  Ian Shaw – 10lb 15oz

3rd  John Lowe – 9lb 12oz

4th  Dave Harris – 9lb 7oz

Section  Adam Logan – 8lb

Section  Craig Logan – 9lb 5oz

A Knighton

The Treble