Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Acorn open cost cutter

Well as it was my birthday yesterday my wonderful Mrs said she would pay my wages for the day so I could go fishing today so I wanted to go to acorn as don’t get to go there much as it is booked by a club every Sunday !!!!! On the way weather looked nice just fingers crossed for a good draw had a chat with the old boys that I didn’t know and everyone was most welcoming. Then 2 familiar faces rocked up tom thick and matt Thomas lovely so we had a good chat and decided on a 3 way pound then ray bazeley shouted us to draw so I went in first and pulled 15 I think that’ll do not where I wanted but beggars can’t be choosers!!! Then ray started shouting no no all back re draw re draw ooh I thought I got another chance to be on the island pegs 1 to 4 oh no not me pulled out possibly the worst peg of the day it was that bad that I’m not sure if it was 26 or 27 I’m sure someone will tell me ??? So it was it a bit choppy with wind coming right to left and it was freezing decided to dob bread across for first 30 mins first put in and it buried 8oz carp not what I was after but saved the blank!!!! Then the wind really got going and I struggled to hold the pole out there 😑😑😑 so I went dobbing down my left managed 1 stray fish down there carp between 1 and 2 pound so kept at it for a while with no joy and kept trying across. But no joy. So I cad potted a few maggots and some tom thick gb at top 7 towards the pipe in open water and had a nice run of 4 little roach then bites dried up there and the sun got up so I couldn’t see my float there or anywhere to my left 😱😱😱😱🀬🀬🀬🀬 so now I had know where to fish so I got off the box and grabbed the tip rod chucked it around a bit with a small hybrid feeder for not a sniff 😒😒😒😒 every now and then the wind would die down and by the time I got back out with the dobbing rig it picked back up and was near enough un fishable 😀😀😀😀 I did foul hook one more carp on the bread and lost it at the net 🀬🀬🀬🀬😑😑😑 and that was that I knew today wasn’t gonna be easy but didn’t expect that!!! But a bad day fishing was still better than a good day at work πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ never mind and I had to give a pound to matt Thomas who had 15lb plus all on the tip he just pipped tom by a couple of pound I think I didn’t hang around 2o odd pound won the match and 7pound odd won the silvers . It was good to be out shame about the wind and was good to meet some new faces. Here’s the results 
Sunday sees me back at Sedges for rnd 3 of the silvers league fingers crossed for a good draw 🀞🀞🀞🀞 thanks for reading πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Sedges silvers rnd 2 tile again

Was dyeing to get out as not fished the last 2 weekends but by all accounts I haven’t missed much !!!
Any way weather looked ok not too cold or windy but it’s been up and down all week with a fair bit of rain earlier in the week. Anyway good bit of banter before the draw as per usual and then pushed in the que and drew peg 31 tile lake corner peg 😑😑😑😱😱😱 was not best pleased but all u can do is try your best.
For company had big Jason fern and next to him owner Jamie cook πŸ€”πŸ€” behind us mouth all mighty shane (show) pope so if nothing we would have a laugh πŸ˜‚ Jason forgot his sidetray so lent him my mosella bag to use as one and at one point his top 3 just came off so without even saying a word I slid round and nudged it back to him with 13m of pole 😊😊anyway fishing was rock hard today first two hours I put 3 small skimmers in the net on gb feeder not a sniff on the pole early!!🀬🀬🀬 the middle 2 hours I really struggled putting nothing in the net was rotating my lines and changing baits for nothing. Lost one skimmer on the pole which has cost me a point or 2 but who knows !!!! I did land 3 more skimmers biggest one with 30 mins to go which probably doubled my weight hooked 3 carp during the day landed the last one after the whistle!!! I was telling Jason it was a big tench but more like hoping πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lost a few pound coins today Bob Gullick jonny page the shane show Wayne staples but took one off matt Thomas and Sam Johnson Tx me after he saw me put my last and biggest skimmer in the net saying that’s done me and he packed up and chipped off without coughing upπŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚so I weighed in a mighty 4.10lb Jason 6lb + then Jamie 5lb plus then Jerry Day 11oz+πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚then 35 won are section with 7lb plus sorry don’t know his name πŸ€” nice bloke had a little chat!!!! So that was that nothing I can do except take it on the chin keep smiling and I still give the banter and received a load πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ was good to be out tho and hopefully that will be my dropper never mind always next week !!!! Thanks for reading hope everyone had a better day than me πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Sedges silvers series rnd 1

Not been out for 2 weekends and my last trip was a blankety blank so was gagging to get my string pulled!
Weather looked bang on for a few overcast slight ripple ssw wind. So rocked up about 830 in time for a quick brew and a bit of banter then into the bucket of dreams quite early and pulled 22 tile lake πŸ€” didn’t fancy it too much especially with the winner from last year on my left and year before on my right 😱 oh well just get my head down and try get a few !!!

Plan was gb feeder with maggot hook bait gb mag line at 13m at 11 o clock pellet line at 1 o clock 13m line and a top 6 pellet line πŸ‘Š. At the all in fed my pole lines and straight on the tip about 35 mins in not even a liner and Jamie park house to my left and bob guillick to my right went on the pole and pretty much straight away started getting bites so I followed suit. Tried the short line first with no joy then the mag line had a skimmer of about a pound thought lovely next drop bumped one 🀬 then had to wait for bites I had 3 more but they were getting smaller by the bite after cad potting too much killed my swim 😱 tried my other lines with no joy so around 130 now and I was proper struggling so tried the tip again poured a brew and bang tips gone round nice skimmer around the pound mark again lovely straight back out and just got rod on the rest and it was twitching again boom another lovely lil skimmer bob to my right was well ahead and getting consistent bites while Jamie was struggling so I carried on on the tip for a while but couldn’t get a bite so stuck on my gb mag line but couldn’t get a bite anywhere then out of knowhere float buried and elastic being stretched to the limit ‘‘twas a carp around the 10 pound mark hooked bang on clean under the pectoral fin πŸ˜‚ I did get it in the end unfortunately carps don’t count in this league never mind with not much time left straight back out and I’ve had another skimmer which looked a good two pound only for it to come off at the net 🀬 some choice words came out of my mouth so undeterred I cad potted some gb and mags in and chucked the tip out it went round on the drop only for it to fall off 😭😭then nothing last few mins back on the mag line had a tiny skimmer and that was it 🀞🀞Jamie packed up early and tipped back a pound bargain so I wasn’t gonna be last in section bob looked to have walked the section so chucked the gear in the van and back to the weigh in bob put 11+ lb on the scales I put 5.14 on Jamie park house dnw and said he was gonna take up golf πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and me and bob gave him a load πŸ˜‚ but he took it wellπŸ‘ then the weights diminished down the section giving me 2nd in section quite happy with that from there really had to give bob a well deserved pound so I followed the weigh in to see how my other side bets had faired on arrival round the other side I was greeted by my old pal mark Thorne who asked what did u have I said 5.14 his reply was I got more than that. So we preceded to his weigh and mr clapp declares mark with 5.10 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so I then gave him a load πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ don’t count your chickens pal xxx onto jonny page he was tearing his hair out with 1 pound odd and had to give me diver 😁😁 things were looking up had a nugget off matt Thomas and Wayne staples then Shane must of been black told me he had 11 pound so I told him must of been solid bet u could of walked across it😜😜 and give him a well earned nugget. So a good day was had and happy with 2nd from there best bait was double mag over tom thick gb mixed with a secret!!!! Fished a drennan as7 1g float to 0.11 mainline 0.10 bottom yellow hydro well done bob for the section rich Cole won the lake with 13 pound and Jon fuidge won brick with 29 pound πŸ‘πŸ‘ roll on the next one hopefully weather will be kind. Thanks for reading hope everyone had a great day πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Psv emerald ruby

First match of the year and first match as a Psv member. The match was supposed to be on jade but on arrival I was told it would be ruby and emerald I was a bit worried about ruby because it’s had some maintenance recently and I wasn’t sure of the fish stocks but hey ho it’s emerald bound to get a few bites !!!!
Hoping for 1 of the 4 pegs on emerald drew 11 which was far bank of ruby 😑with an island to go at 13m but no space behind had to double break 😱😱 trees above so rod out of the question. To be honest it looked quite nice no wind sunshine island lovely but the second the all in was called an absolute freezing north easterly started howling towards me from left to right.
Anway I fed some lines and started short on maggots nothing mid way across nothing island nothing open water nothing😱😱😱😱 by this time hour in I was Baltic thought need a tea so managed to under arm lil hybrid feeder about 15m to the side of the island 12mins on the stopwatch tips gone round hit it and it came off 😭😭😭  and that was that really word was everyone on ruby was struggling but Alan Healy aka des shipp was getting a bite a chuck peg 4 emerald across on the bread. 
Then Chris zacacks next door came for a chat and steve burgess they had a skimmer and a roach between them so it was not looking good by this time my lips were turning blue so had to have a walk so thought I’d go see what a bite looked like and wandered to des Healy’s peg and he didn’t disappoint losing one and landing one while I was there oh that’s what a bite looks like πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ there was a few blokes on jade watched one bloke for a minute or two and he was getting a bite a chuck but losing most of the fish shipping back like a snail and didn’t look like he was using elastic πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ bump πŸ˜‚ each to there own he was doing better than me back to my peg dobbed some bread around nothing cad potted micros sat on it nothing chucked feeder nothing sod it I can’t go on πŸ˜€πŸ€”πŸ€” packed up with an hour to go paid my nuggets to chris and steve and there’s a double or quits with big Ryan to look forward to 😑😑 welcome to the Psv club πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so blankety blank hopefully that will be my worst match of the year and I can’t remember the last time I actually caught nothing!!! Herd on leaving des Healy finished with 14 carp and some bits and bobs I’m sure someone will post on the Psv fb page never mind on to the next gotta take the rough with the smooth sorry for boring you with my poor day but I gotta post the bad ones too !!! 
Roll on summer thanks for reading πŸ‘πŸ‘ 
No pics as my phone doesn’t like the cold ☀️☀️☀️

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Weston aa silvers match summerlane

Due to flooding 2 weeks ago match was postponed until nye it was nearly flooded again so an email to Wessex water to stop pumping for as long as they could and with regular checks of the outlet by the Weston aa lads the levels were just about back to normal. Into the draw late on and I would of been happy pegs 1 to 11 and pulled peg 1 lovely not renowned as a silvers peg but didn’t mind. As my section was me 1 Copey peg 10 paul ratcliff peg11 and Gareth Lennox 18 basically all the carp flyers!! Weather looked perfect little ripple and cloudy.

This peg gives you lots of options as it commands a lot of water. My main plan if I drew a feeder peg was fish the small hybrid with a white wafter reason being I have caught lots of skimmers and big roach from the venue using this tactic in the past I did set up a more conventional gb feeder but never used it. All so had pole line 11m to my left and 11m straight out in the deep channel created by the outlet and a short maggot rig top 4 down the right edge. At the all in put some micro and mags down the left gb down the middle and threw some mags to the right chucked the feeder out purposely 10ft off the reeds so not to get carped out 12 mins passed by and the tips gone round skimmer about a pound and half bargain 2 more chucks another one mentall thought I was gonna empty it !!! Another few chucks had a bite reeeled into nothing then foul hooked a carp on the way in strange but it came off then re chucked and had another skimmer so hour and half In 3 good skimmers in the net know one else looked to be doing a lot except for Mark Thorne who was like a jack in the box on peg 6 he was up and down like a yo yo so I assumed he was struggling as only saw him have 1 skimmer but was concentrating on what I was doing really and not him because I may have got dizzy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Anyway my tip line died of really tried shorter longer and tighter to reeds but nothing was happening so had a look on the pole down the left first drop bang carp on double maggot lil squeaker 2.13 oz second drop another one almost identical!!! 3rd drop another one but lost then some tiny roach which were probably 3 to an oz 😱😱😑😑 tried the gb line down the middle didn’t have a bite over that so tried the short mag line caught 2 tiny roach and some minnows sod that so for the rest of the match sat it out on the tip for nothing only the odd liner did look on the pole lines only putting a couple more tiny roach in the net so that was that word was whole lake was struggling chris zackacs packed up early from peg 16 . So on to the weigh in started with me just hoped I had the section but new that was gonna be tough with Gareth Lennox in there and was worried about my pound side bets πŸ˜‚ so I put on 5.14 on the scales not great but hoped it was enough Wayne struggled on peg 3 with a couple of pound of bits as did Martin hale on 4 putting 3 pound on . Next was jack in the box mark Thorne πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ FairPlay he snuck 10.6 in his nets peg 8 sam Day 5.9 then Jerry Day peg 9 not a lot around a pound I think Martin cope had 1.7 Paul ratcliff had a few on 11 12 was matt Thomas he had 1 pound odd of silvers but managed to land the biggest carp of the match at 10 pound odd then it was des Phillips on 13 with 3 roach for 7 oz πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ next door 14 was ron who put 6 pound together of bits Paul Swain on 15 put 4 or 5 pound together of bits the dangerous dave Collins on 17 struggled for not a lot then Gareth on 18 put just over 5 pound on the scales meaning my 3 bream and bits had given me the section and 3rd overall lovely was happy with that so picked a few quid up in side bets also πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ so mark was 1st ron 2nd me 3rd I did have to give Mark another pound so we’ll done mate πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‘πŸ˜‚. Was another hard day roll on the summer but everyone caught fish . 
Nothing left to say but happy new year to everyone and thanks for reading my blogs that’s 1 year of blogging and my 3rd year of match fishing over I’ve had some good results this year only hoping to improve on them next year. Hope everyone had a great new year thanks for reading. Sorry for waffling on a bit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Goodiford knock up

So was invited to a small knock up at goodiford mill capped at 10 by shaun larkham I thought yeah sound ok I’ve never fished it and herd it was black with fish so thought I would give it ago. 
Then the 10 names started dropping like flies then the organiser 😱😱😱 too much drama πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚never mind I need a day out I tried to re fill it but was too short notice so any way we ended up with 7 of us spread around the whole lake I pulled 42 out of my hat next door to Chris zacks good bit of banter and a pound side bet was in order also a pound with steve Howell and diver with jonny page.
Plan was fish bomb and bread around peg. Gb and mag line 11m at 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock then maybe later small hybrid feeder with a wafter with some Manila micros yum yum!!!
First hour me and Chris were chucking around the bread to no avail and it looked like a blank was on the cards😭😭😭😱😱😱 so I potted in a small helping of my favourite gb mix at the moment for silvers which is tom thick’s intelligent and sensas black lake with some mags I had bites instantly tiny roach gudgeon I had a good Rudd and a good perch and a couple of blades stayed on this 2 and half hours also landed a small carp. Then decided to go back to van to get my vape juice so I could smoke chris out !!πŸ˜‚and the scales chatting to a few everyone was struggling and roughly had the same on passing Martin hale he just slipped a carp in his net and on the way back another one I noticed he was using gb feeder with a pink wafter which I also had on my side tray πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”while I was gone chris said he had a carp 6 or 7 pound so I was behind now get the hybrid out and get your head down I thought Chris kept plodding away on his caster line catching some better stamp roach than what I could catch and foul hooking a couple of carp (sure he was using trebles) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚anyway after some good banter with Chris my tip started going round and in the last hour put 5 or 6 small carp in the net at the weigh in I had 4 .10 of silvers and 23 of carp giving me 27,1o lovely enough for the win Chris managed 2nd with 17 pound it was a good day with a few bites. Shame the other lads couldn’t make it. It was a bit cold but no ice in the lake not a breath of wind lovely day so took the money the side bets and headed home stopping off for a lovely fish supper from papas yum yum. Hope everyone had a great xmas and have a good new year thanks for reading πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Hls xmas match emerald jade

Got to the 37 club in plenty of time for the draw and some good banter flying round nice to see some old faces. There were 33 fishing I think spread over 3 pools everyone wanted jade as it’s full of skimmers I was also hoping for jade went into the draw quite late and pulled 2 on jade lovely nice ish corner peg the best news was big mouth phil beards was other end of the complexπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and I thought I would easily take a pound off him and Shaun larkham !!!! 
I was penned in by nice pair of coffin dodgers lovely blokes didn’t know there names and I could see steve king on the point least I could keep an eye on him. 
Plan was fish expanders over micro short at top 4 and maybe top 6 corn down the edge at 13m and maggot to the aireator also 13m at the all in I fed a small cup micro top 4 and pinged some mags to the aireator with the catty and some corn down the left went in on expander at top 4 for 15 fruitless minutes all the while pinging mags at the aireator and corn down the left periodically so next step cad pot a few micros and expands at top 6 15 mins not a sniff so looked like I was gonna have to go to aireator which I didn’t want to because of lack of space behind me I had to double break down my pole on the 6 and 7 joint every time 😱😱😱 having a look round only one I could see catching was steve 🀴 on the point bagging on small skimmers with the odd better one right hope this mag line bloody works I thought to myself πŸ€” and it did stayed on this line for most of the match putting 36 skimmers in the net from 2 oz to 3lb lovely plenty of bites I did land a carp of that line aswell but as soon as steve saw me have a carp he was down his edge and into one then me being my competitive self tried to get one and me and steve had a good battle with the silvers and the carp where I should have just stuck it out for silvers but all the while we had a bit of banter as he lost a foul hooker and sneaked another in his net without me noticing but still was a good day I did have a carp on the corn down the edge but then wasted time trying to get another. So at the weigh in I’ve put 19.15 of silvers and 12.13 of carp on the scales but unfortunately steve won the battle 😩😩😩 never mind was a good day back to the 37 club for prizes which were good I won a crate of beer box of biscuit and some after eights and 2 nuggets to be fair big mouth give him his due payed up instantly meanwhile sneaky shaun larkham was trying to get out of the pound eventually after a good battle I prized it off him πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I have enjoyed my time with the hls and wish them all the best. I am not rejoining next year as have a busy year ahead and only fished with them a couple of times this year. Hope everyone had a great weekend thanks for reading FISH ON !!!!🎣🎣🎣