This week we received official confirmation that St Gobain have sold the land to Verdant Regeneration ltd. This is all we know at present as we have not yet been contacted by the new owners. As soon as we have information to share we will put it on our social media and notice boards. Please don’t listen to idle gossip. The Stanton Fishing Club is one of the oldest fishing clubs in the country with over 140 years of history, the committee are very much looking forward to the future of the club.
This was the first round of the Winter League and because of it’s popularity the match was split over Roughs Pond and the Canal. The league is being run on points, with one point for a section win down to five points for last in section.
With the temperature dropping and the cold rain the day before it looked like it was going to be hard going, and it was difficult to know which water would fish better.
By the end of the match it was apparent that the anglers on Roughs Pond definitely had the better day, with nearly all competitors having a good days fishing and in with a chance of good section points. The Canal on the other hand was really hard going, with leaves making good presentation impossible for the anglers pegged in the low number.
Roughs section 1 – won by Pete Beard on Peg 5. Pete started the match on maggots catching small roach and skimmers. He then dropped onto chopped worm and casters line, catching a bounce Tench and Bream.
Roughs Section 2 – won by Sue Reid on Peg 14. Sue carried on her great run of form framing yet again. Sue fished the pole feeding soft pellets and switching between hook baits to catch Carp and F1s.
Roughs section 3 – won by Adam Logan on Peg 21. Adam started the match fishing soft pellets catching the odd Carp and big F1s, before switching to his chopped worm line and again catching Carp. He continued to switch between the two, not only win his section but the match overall.
Canal section 1 – won by John Aldred on Peg 3. John fished pole catching odd Roach before hooking into a bonus Bream.
Canal section 2 – won by Craig Logan on Peg 17. Craig fed ground bait over two lines at the start and rotated between the two, catching small Bream and Roach for the whole match fishing.
This was the last match of the summer league and like all of our matches this year the turn out was great. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about the fishing this week! Young Olly Flindall drew next to Craig Radford this week – Craig’s probably won more matches on this venue than anyone. Club favourite Craig Logan thought he would make it more interesting by offering Olly £10 if he could beat him…
The Match got underway and like most matches now on Kingfisher, people seem to be fishing for squirrels more than fish with the amount of lines getting caught up in the over hanging trees. The pond was fishing incredibly hard with only the odd person catching.
Mick Burk had drawn Peg 4 and decided to fish the feeder and it paid off, catching Carp casting tight to the far side. John Lowe AKA The Treble drew Peg 10 and wasn’t expecting much from it but by fishing paste to the far bank he was catching slowly and putting a weight together. Sue Reid on Peg 20 was continuing her good form catching Carp on hard pellet. With two hours left Dave Meakin on Peg 13 made the decision to try fishing shallow due to the amount of line bites he was getting and it worked as he never stopped catching for the remainder of the match.
Time was called and as the scales went round the pond it was obvious it had been hard going. Olly and Craig had especially struggled with both anglers only catching one carp each, but unluckily for Olly, Craig’s carp weighed just 4oz more!
1st Dave Meakin – 58lb, 13oz
2nd Mick Burke – 45lb 9oz
3rd John Lowe – 44lb 14oz
4th Sue Reid – 30lb 12oz
5th Ian Bradley – 26lb 13oz
Section 1 Graham Gibbson – 13lb 12oz
Section 2 Ian Shaw – 18lb 5oz
The first Winter League match is Sunday 25th October. Can all competitors please comply with the following social distancing rules:
The draw will be made the day before by committee members to avoid gathering.
Once you have parked up, please go straight to Craig and Ade who will let you know which peg you are fishing from. They will be there from 8am.
Please have the correct money ready for match pools.
Please do not congregate in the car park – go straight to your Peg once you have the number.
Fishing 10am until 3pm.
If you draw Roughs Pond – this is float only.
Roughs Pond will be closed on Saturday 24th October for maintenance work. The works party plan to improve pegs and access to the pegs on the field side. Any help is welcome. Meeting in the car park at 8.30am.
Roughs Pond is also closed on Sunday 25th October for a Club fishing match, along with Canal pegs 1 to 20.
Congratulations to Ian Shaw on qualifying for the Garbolino Club Man Of the Year Final at Barston Lakes.
Ian represented the club this year along with Adam Logan at Tunnel Barn Farm fishery, and beat some of the best club anglers in the country to qualify for the final.
The final will be held on Wednesday 14th October.
Good luck Ian!
Winter if definitely on it’s way with the bad weather and cold nights and the fishing is definitely getting harder. But at least the banter is still going strong…
We mixed the pegging up a bit this week to try and give the pegs in the shallow end more room. I’m starting to think some anglers think they can see into the future because as soon as the draw is made their match is over, even before it’s begun… However, this is a strange time of year as the water temperature is dropping the fish are on the move and starting to shoal up.
Ian Shaw had drawn Peg 30 and wasn’t happy, which meant that those around him would need ear defenders to drown the moaning 😉. But as it turned out Ian was the first to catch. He had a good first couple of hours and picked up the odd Carp for the remainder of the match. I’m not sure which is louder: his moaning or the bragging when he is catching… Dave Perry on Peg 26 had a slow start but finally had some Carp show up in his margin, catching the majority of his fish in the last hour.
Club favourite Craig Logan was on Peg 9 but was having a nightmare day losing 12 Carp due to under water snags – much to the amusement of others. Keep your eyes out on eBay for some cheap tackle – he’s thinking of taking up golf.
Talking of tackle Mick Burke had treated himself to a new feeder rod and reel, and was enjoying seeing how far he could cast with it. Shame the pond is only 40m wide – people needed hard hats fishing opposite him…
On Peg 15 was Sue Reid. Peg 15 has done nothing all year but Sue was still confident of catching and she was right – catching Carp to 10lb fishing on pole at 11m. Junior member Olly Flindall was on peg 18. Olly got off to a great start catching well for the first 3hrs, fishing down both margins but the bites slowed as the match progressed. As always, it was too close to call who would frame. It turned out Sue had done enough just pipping Olly for first place. Massive well done to Sue – she has been fishing great of late and well deserved a win.
Condolences to Olly but I’m sure it want be long before he gets that first win under his belt.
1st Sue Reid – 61lb 14oz
2nd Olly Flindall – 54lb 5oz
3rd Dave Perry – 38lb 15oz
Section 1 Craig Logan 24lb 5oz
Section 2 Ian Shaw 31lb 5oz
Fantastic turn out this week considering the weather – all competitors were expecting a hard days fishing. The match got under way with Tony Males on Peg 17 getting off to a good start, catching small Roach and Skimmers. He was quickly followed by club favourite Craig Logan on Peg 4.
As the match progressed most people were catching small Silvers except for June Lowe on Peg 19. June was fishing chopped worm at 6m and catching F1s and Carp. It is was clear that June was running away with it and a bonus fish was going to be needed to frame.
In the final half hour it was incredibly close. Tony Males knew he needed a bonus fish to go with his silvers and made the decision to sit it out on chopped worm – it paid off, he caught two Tench. Ray Agent on Peg 15 also got the all important bonus fish – a bream of 3lb – in the dying minutes.
Massive well done to June on winning the match. June turns up every week with a smile on her face and always seems happy, regardless of the fishing. But she’s probably just happy to be away from her husband John Lowe “The Treble”…
1st June Lowe – 11lb 7oz
2nd Tony Males – 9lb 9oz
3rd Ray Agent – 5lb 7oz
4th Craig Logan – 5lb 3oz
Section 1 Jim Marcer – 3lb 1oz
Section 2 Danny Gaetto – 2 lb 12oz