December 20th – Beechwood Kingfisher

This week saw us fishing the Kingfisher pond at Beechwood.  The weather forecast must have been good as Craig Radford graced us with his presence…  Luckily for the rest of us Craig is allergic to the cold and normally doesn’t fish in the winter months, giving the rest of us a chance 😉.

The pond has had winning weights from all areas throughout the year and as it’s been a few weeks since we last fished Kingfisher nobody could predict which area of the pond would fish best.  Ade Knighton on Peg 12 was giving a master class in feeder fishing, casting a feeder to pin point accuracy across to the far bank – it’s a shame this was the only area of his Peg with no fish in!  It still looked good Ade.  Mick Burke was trying not to be out done on Peg 11 but failed miserably by spending more time casting into the trees on the far bank than in the water.  This worked well for both Craig Logan and Olly Flindall as this meant the Carp moved into their Pegs and they both made the most of it.  After a slow first hour, a change to dobbing bread at 14m saw both catch Carp up to 10lb.  Tony Males on Peg 6 was also catching steadily, fishing the pole long to the island.  Sue Reid was catching yet again on peg 20.  Sue fished pole and pellets, catching Carp up to 10lb which proved too much for her son Danny off the next Peg, who decided to call it a day with 3hrs to go.

Ade, Craig and the committee would like to thank you all for your support this year.  It’s been a difficult time organizing the matches and complying with Covid rules and we appreciate everyone making the most of a bad situation.

1st  Craig Logan – 161lb 5oz

2nd  Olly Flindal – 96lb 12oz

3rd  Tony Males – 60lb 13oz

Section 1  Sue Reid – 41lb 40z

Section 2  Ian Bradley – 39lb 11oz

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