The Match this week was on our own waters – Roughs Pond – and it was nice to see some new faces. Our Club waters are the only waters that we match fish that can be classed as a real mixed fishery and it makes for a nice change from the Carp puddles.
The match got under way and Mick Burke on Peg 8 got off to a great start catching a number of Skimmers and a couple of Carp. Adam Logan started the match fishing shallow at 16m and was catching the odd Carp and F1s. Going into the second hour Club Favourite Craig Logan on Peg 13 made a switch to fish his margin and was rewarded with a couple of Carp. Jim Mercer on Peg 3 and Dave West on Peg 15 both decided to fish for silvers and both were catching Roach and Skimmers regularly. Going into the last hour it was incredible close with nobody looking to be running away with it. Dieter Woodings on Peg 14 started to catch a few Carp and small Tench and Carl Haslam on Peg 18 caught some big Bream. Ralph Marshall on Peg 10 caught a few carp from his margin swim.
Well done to Ade Knighton on catching his first Carp in 3 weeks 😃
1st Adam Logan – 28lb 1oz
2nd Ralph Marshall – 21lb 8oz
3rd Carl Haslam – 18lb 3oz
4th Dave West – 16lb 3oz
Section 1 Craig Logan – 16lb
Section 2 Dieter Woodings – 15lb 6oz
Roughs pond closed Sunday 27th June for club fishing match – No pleasure before 4pm
Club favourite Craig Logan was hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins this week, but as soon as he was given Peg one at the draw he knew he had little chance in competing with the better pegs on the lake. Even drawing the Golden Peg couldn’t improve his mood…
It was apparent from the off that the bottom end of the pond was fishing better with most competitors catching from the start with Dieter Woodings on Peg 15 and Mick Burke on Peg 24 getting off to a great start.
As the match progressed Jim Marcer on Peg 8 was starting to catch really well from his margin and looked to be the one to beat. Ian Bradley on Peg 5 was struggling to catch in open water so was having to fish into a snaggy area to get a bite but was catching.
Going into the last hour Jim was still catching well but Ian Shaw on Peg 10 was really making a move. Ian switched to fishing paste down his margin and it paid off catching several big Carp.
1st Jim Marcer – 82lb 9oz
2nd Ian Shaw – 57lb 1oz
3rd Ian Bradley – 43lb 1oz
4th Mick Burke – 36lb 4oz
The match this week was on the popular Horseshoe Pond at Brailsford. Pegs 21 and 26 fished the best the last time we were at the venue and when Ian Bradley and Ian Shaw drew these numbers they couldn’t get to the pegs quick enough!
Craig Radford drew the Golden Peg this week and he could not have got off to a better start, catching a Carp on his very first put in quickly followed by a second fishing shallow. However, it was a lot slower for the rest on the competitors. Ade Knighton blanked on the previous match and was determined to make amends this week, but he unfortunately lost a number of fish and failed to weigh in for the second week running. Club Favorite Craig Logan was on Peg 3 and was catching steady fishing shallow, but the pond was still fishing hard with loads of fish being lost.
Coming into the last 2hrs saw more people starting to catch. Carl Wilson on Peg 9 was now catching by fishing shallow and a switch to his margin in the last hour saw him put some better stamp Carp in the net. Ian Shaw on Peg 26 was catching down his margin and Jim Marcer was also starting to catch well. As time was called Craig Radford looked to have done enough to win the match and the Bonus Golden Peg but as always it would come down to the scales to decide. When the scales arrived at his peg Craig Logan was winning with 66lb – unluckily for Radford his fish only went 52lb.
1st Craig Logan – 66lb 5oz
2nd Radford – 52lb 6oz
3rd Jim Marcer – 45lb 3oz
Section 1 Carl Wilson – 42lb 9oz
Section 2 Ian Shaw – 36lb 5oz
No fishing the Canal after 3pm due to club match – Pegs 1 to 18.
If you would like to enter contact Craig on 07793 351263
Draw 5pm, fish 6pm to 9pm
£10 entry fee
This was the first match of the Summer League, it was nice to see many returning faces and a few new ones.
As we arrived at the pond it was clear that the Carp only had one thing on their minds and it was spawning!
The match got under way with Tony Males hooking into a fish straight away from his margin but that was it, it as if the pond was void of fish. As the match progressed Craig Logan on Peg 32 was starting to put a few fish together, fishing pole to the Island.
However, it wasn’t until the last couple of hours of the match when people were starting to catch the odd Carp, Carl Wilson on Peg 14 caught a couple of quick Carp on the feeder, then a switch to pole fishing shallow saw him catch 3 more. Jim Marcer on Peg 36 was starting to catch the odd carp but it was last year’s Summer League champion Ian Bradley who was making a real charge – Ian was fishing pole to the Island and catching big Carp but it wasn’t enough to to catch Club Favourite Craig Logan who took 1st place.
Condolences to Ade Knighton, Mick Burke, Dave Perry, and John Low for blanking…. You wouldn’t think it possible to not catch a single fish at this time of year – better luck next time chaps 😂
Well done June for getting the better of your better half yet again..
1st Craig Logan – 87lb 10oz
2nd Ian Bradley – 61lb 15oz
3rd Jim Marcer – 26lb 03oz
4th Carl Wilson – 24lb 07oz
It’s the responsibility of every club member to read the rules before fishing. Recently there have been a number of members caught breaking many of the rules by our bailiffs. The rules are there for the welfare of the fish and to give fellow members a relaxing days fishing without confrontation from others. Anyone breaking the rules or fishing without a book will be asked to leave.