The match this week was on Roughs pond and due to the popularity of home matches it was full to capacity yet again. The match got off to a great start with people catching from all over the pond.
Shaun Fogg on Peg 1 was making a good start catching Carp, fishing to the net on pellets. Carl Wilson on Peg 24 had a quick look down his margin and was straight into a Carp on corn. Dieter Woodings on Peg 18 also got of to a good start catching a big Carp on his first put in. There was also loads of silver being caught and everyone seemed to be catching.
As the match progressed Carl Wilson and Shaun Fogg were still catching well and looked to be the ones in front. John Low on Peg 2 was starting to catch Carp, fishing paste and Ian Shaw on Peg 15 was catching in spells, going into the last hour. Club Favorite Craig Logan on Peg 21 had been catching Skimmers steadily but was now starting to catch Carp and F1’s and was really putting the pressure on both Carl and Shaun.
1st Craig Logan – 37lb 5oz
2nd Shaun Fogg – 34lb 6oz
3rd Carl Wilson – 32lb 13oz
4th John Low – 28lb
Section 1 Carl Haslam – 15lb 2oz
Section 2 Ian Shaw – 24lb 4oz
Section 3 Ian Bradley – 19lb 13oz
1st Jim Marcer – 94lb 90z
2nd Dieter Woodings – 94lb 9oz
3rd Ian Bradley – 56lb 4oz
Section 1 Ralph Marshall – 40lb 15oz
Section 2 Craig Logan – 33lb 15oz
All eyes were on the draw this week after the Golden Peg was drawn on Peg 15. Peg 15 is an absolute flyer and frames most weeks and whoever was going to draw it had a really good chance of winning and collecting the bonus money. So when Ian Bradley drew it he couldn’t contain his excitement and was at his peg and set up in record time. The rest of us thought the worst and knew we had it all to do to beat Ian!
The match got underway and Craig Radford on Peg 8 had a Carp first put in but that was pretty much it as the first 2 hours were incredibly slow. The 3rd hour saw people starting to catch – Carl Wilson on Peg 3 and Tyla Reynolds on Peg 5 were matching each other fish for fish. Craig Radford was starting to catch down his margin and looked to be putting a big weight together. Ian Shaw on Peg 24 was also starting to catch down his margin but was having problems with lost fish.
Going into the final hour Club Favorite Craig Logan was catching well on his short line but all eyes were on Craig Radford who was really bagging.
As for Ian Bradley, the curse of the golden peg struck again as he didn’t have a fish for the first two hours and had very little for the next three. He not only lost to the next peg but also lost two side bets with Craig Radford and Ian Shaw, who both couldn’t wait to get stuck into him.
1st Craig Radford – 133lb 13oz
2nd Craig Logan – 55lb 11oz
3rd Tyla Reynolds – 39lb 3oz
Section 1 Ian Bradley – 33lb 15oz
Section 2 Carl Wilson – 35lb 10oz
Another big attendance this week saw us using both sides of the Canal – Pegs 1 to 29.
Because the matches are always so close all eyes were on the draw to see who would get the golden peg and the lucky angler with the chance to with the extra winnings was Ian Shaw. Ian was over the moon and knew he had a big chance with his Peg 21.
The match got underway with Jim Marcer on Peg 13 catching an early Tench followed by a second soon after, which he unfortunately lost in the lilies. As the match progressed news on the bank was Ian Shaw was catching and was admitting to a nice Barble and a Carp over 6lb. Club favorite Craig Logan on Peg 11 was putting a few fish together but was cursing losing a 6lb Tench at the net. Everyone looked to be catching but in the end it would come down to who could catch the bonus fish to get them in the frame.
At the weigh in Craig Logan was winning until they got to Mick Burke on Peg 19 who was the last to weigh in. Mick nearly didn’t fish the match due to feeling unwell but he was glad he did after having a fantastic day, catching a real mixed bag and a bonus Bream to top it off – well done Mick!
1st Mick Burke 18lb 13oz
2nd Craig Logan 14lb 10oz
3rd Ian Bradley 10lb 14oz
4th Ralph Marshall 9lb 15oz
Section 1 Ade knighton 7lb 8oz
Section 2 Jim Marcer / Ray Agent 9lb 9oz
Section 3 Ian Shaw 9lb 3oz
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
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
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
What a fantastic league this has turned out to be with more than half of the competitors in with a chance of framing going into the last match. Because of the fantastic attendance over £2,400 has been paid out over the 6 matches.
I’d like to thank every competitor for making the league as enjoyable as it was – hope to see you on the next.
Round three saw us back fishing Privates pond and the Canal and yet again we faced poor fishing conditions. With heavy rain leading up to the match water levels were up a foot and very coloured.
So far in the league it doesn’t seem to matter where you draw as winning weights have been coming from all over our waters, which makes for a great match.
Adam Logan has had a fantastic start to the Winter League, having two section wins already. This week saw him on Peg 5 on Privates – this peg didn’t fish well the the last match with only 7oz coming off it. Adam was still confident of catching and fished two lines, ground bait at 12m and casters at 5m, and after a slow start he was soon catching quality Roach and skimmers to win his third section in a row.
Jim Mercer drew Peg 12 on Privates pond and having won his section on the pond last time out he was full of confidence going into the match. Jim fished pinkies over ground bait and had a lovely day, catching small Skimmers and Roach to win his section for the second week running.
Young Olly Flindall was on Peg 22 on the road side of the pond, and was eager to make amends for a bad result the previous week. After speaking to a few “in the know” he put a plan together. Olly fished ground bait and maggots at 11m and casters at 5m and it worked a treat as he won his section and beat his Dad again…
The first section on the Canal – Pegs 13 to 17 – saw five very good Canal anglers pegged together. Ade Knighton drew end Peg 12 and showed his class, experience and knowledge (squashing the rumors he’s past it) – he fished casters down the track and had a great day catching a Roach a chuck. Craig Logan was on Peg 16 and decided to target the Bream which nearly worked, catching two over 3lb and a few skimmers.
The second Section on the canal was on the Stock Pond – Pegs 23 to 27. Only one person caught from this section the previous match so expectations were low. However, as it turned out this section fished the best, with all anglers catching well. Coming out on top was Carl Wilson with an excellent 15lb, to not only win his section but also the match. Carl made the decision to fish for bonus fish, fishing soft pellets and caught 3 Carp. Well done Carl!