Sunday, 8 October 2017

Culpins calamities autumn series rnd 2 sedges brick

So it was rnd 2 of this little 17 man league and after starting well in rnd 1 was hoping for another section win. After sorting all the monies and a quick cuppa it was draw Time fancied a corner but pulled 17 pretty much middle of the lake  on arrival to the peg there was some bubbling going on at top 6 at 10 o'clock thought this would be my meat line I also had a pellet line at 2 o'clock same range. Also set up bomb for towards the rope and fished it conker style and had pellet wag for over the top. To my left I had jim Doughty and to the right πŸ₯œ steve Howell so we would have some banter at the all in I've gone in short on the meat line after 15 mins slipped the net under a good skimmer not what I was after but still 2 pound in the net . After another 15 more mins with no action I chucked the bomb out where I had been catapulting 8mm screttings second cast and it's gone round skimmer about a pound come on where's the carps !!!! Stayed on this line most of the day really had 1 carp on pellet wag and 1 on the meat line but it was a struggle not a lot was happening In are section so was quite happy just picking off odd fish steve to my right looked to be doing well on the silvers and so it proved as he won the silvers with 25 pound odd. I also foul hooked a good eel that was another 2 pound in the net but did cost me a hooklength 😑😭 dave white who was guesting today came to the scales with a good fish of 15.4 oz and said that was his 18th carp with a big grin knowing he was gonna take a pound off me πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ never mind come the end I called the all in and me clicker said 55 pound ish on to the weighing in section 1 to 6 was won by jonny page with 69 ish pounds section 8 to 13 was won by dave white who won the match with 150 pound odd and I won my section comfortably with 60 odd pound and steve howler Howell won the silvers as we are sharing monies on this series we both took home £50 so quite happy really emma drysdale won her section by default with 70 odd pound it did fish quite hard today with bright sunshine and not much wind. There was only one did not weigh ray bass oh dear !!!! But his peg was full of algae or some piss pour excuse πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and floating meat !!!!!! Think most enjoyed the day tho next one in 2 weeks sedges tile hopefully I can get another section win or hopefully more 🀞🀞sorry no pics I forgot big thanks to Jamie and Denise at the fishery for accomadating us and to ron stark doing the thank less task of the paper work points scores weights. Hope everyone had a great weekend and thanks for reading 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Culpins calamities autumn series rnd 1

Landsend was first venue of my first series running before I start just like to thank Tony rixon for guesting today for Martin hale and for picking the pegs for us as he knows the venue well and to ron starks admin skills πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ 
17 booked on and we were spread across lakes 1 and 3 
2 sections of 6 and 1 of 5 . Into the draw last and I've pulled 28 specie never fished this lake before but just had the attitude of there prestty much the same so plan was banded pellet across meat down the left to the pallet and mags over gb to right pallet and a top 6 line on the deck with pellets . At the all in I've fed all the lines and started chucking an 8mm banded around in a couple of spots after 10 mins of waving it around fish on and In The net around 7 pound lovely bit of feed and try again. But not a lot was happening so I went down the middle on expanders just some tiny roach and small skimmers. Had a look down the left on the meat and this is where the damage was done took 7 good fish from the left hand edge not fast and furious just slow and steady then it died tried the right was getting bitted out tiny perch and between 130 and 230 couldn't get a bite anywhere so I thought sh t or bust I put 5 pots full of groundbait and 6 mms down middle and persisted trying to get bites from my other areas but nothing was happening last hour now and it's started bubbling down middle so 6mm expander on the hook and finished the day off with 4 more carp lovely didn't think I'd have enough for anywhere really just a nice days fishing bit frustrating at times. I thought lake 3 would win the match but weighed are 6 pegs in and Adrian Jeffries was winning with 91 pound and I didn't think I'd have that but round to me and I've tipped the scales to 94 pound bargain section win nice start πŸ‘πŸ‘ then word came down from the other lake it's fished rock hard emma drysdale had top weight of 60 odd pound winner winner chicken dinner won the match lovely and claimed some nuggets Wayne staples mark Thorne jonny page steve Howell lee Phillips  and Tony rixon πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ only gutter was having to go halves on the winnings with πŸ₯œ steve Howell but he did pay for me dinner the other week with his winnings so swings and roundabouts πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ hope everyone enjoyed the day and it wasn't too much of a calamity only the moaning from emma drysdale about the scales but just a lil teething problem will be sorted next time  looking forward to round 2 sedges brick in 2 weeks and am looking for 2 subs 1 for Adrian Jeffries and Simon ryall if u would like to fish pls get in touch many thanks to everyone for coming and thanks for reading hope u all had a great weekend 🎣🎣🎣

Friday, 15 September 2017

Weston aa chairmans cup away day

Been looking forward to a day off work and a days fishing we hoped that Walters lake south cerney would fish better than last time as most struggledπŸ€”πŸ€”.
Anyway most of us made it to the fishery on time but unfortunately 3 got proper stuck in the jam and ended up turning round and emptied plantation!!!! So I was £2 down already 😜😜. But anyway bit of breakfast nice but not enough probably a 2 on the rixon scale πŸ‘πŸ‘ we had the middle run again and we all wanted to draw the far end after sum good banter in the car park it was draw time I went in first pulled 13 white on arrival I was quite happy as had had a gap in the islands. Plan was method over there with micros and a white bandem to start I also plumbed up top 6 and 2 edges at the all in I fed 5 satsumas via the cup and constantly chucked 4 or 5 casters over it after an hour and two lost fish on the method I went in over gb double maggot and float buried in the second hour I put about a pound of tiny roach and perch in the net probably 20 fish or so I kept at this for a bit longer still pinging caster but I changed hook bait to juicy worm head to try and gain better fish had a couple more perch then a foul hooked football shaped carp of about 4 pound went in the net bargain straight out again on the deck for now !!! Had a couple more in the mouth tho this time then started getting the shallow signs lot of bubbles the odd swirl and a lot of liners right it's time out came the shallow rig I don't mess around they will have it or they won't πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š still pinging like a machine with my left armπŸ’ͺ treble caster size 16 xs hook to 0.15 fluro to 0.17 fluro mainline and a des 🚒 inline dibber 5x 12 white hydro started of at 18 inches but this was too deep as had two foul hookers shallower up to aroun 12 inches and so it began wasn't fast and furious but little spells off two or 3 fish had to go back on the deck a couple of times but still caught there! !! Funny fish there's a lot of football mirrors in there around 4 to 7 pound and they fight like stink !!! There was white hydro flying around me peg to the far bank and all over the place πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ and still pinging the casters in trying to que them up had a bit of a mental spell with about an hour to go I dropped me bait right in front of a big common and he took it like a dream it fought like a Trojan he came to my net at least 6 times and every time I went for it he just said bye πŸ‘‹ and swam off the other way I had a bit of a moment with my reserve landing net handle it's 3m not 4m went to net the fish and virtually threw it in as I'm used to a 4 m but that ones at the doctors 😱😱😱😱 anyway I eventually netted the fish and my right arm was aching  but I carried on pinging and catching well I didn't Even go down my edges !!!! I did run out of caster with 30 mins to go so jumped off the box and pinched some off shane pope thanks had a few more and finished with another big common lovely my clicker said 92 pound I'm sure there is something wrong with it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ word was that no one had a ton so thought I was in with a shout jonny page was on the wind up said he had 60 pound 😫but jonny had 154 pound ray bass had a ton I thought I may get 3rd or second so my silvers went 2 pound net limit was 100 pound today and after being helped out with my net I thought oh dear first way was 43 pound dead second weigh was 57 dead I was a very lucky boy with exactly a ton in one net and my other net had about 48 pound so I ended up having to give the man a fiver well done mate. But never mind I won a pound of steve Howell and shane pope a fiver off matt Thomas and a pound and some good banter with Lewis jones the banter was good at the lake but when we got to the toby carvery we were in stitches we had a great laugh with all the lads a good feed and then a horrible drive home. It was a great day thanks to shane pope for organising it (shoulda gone todber) πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ here's the weigh sheet 
My second 150 pound weight this year feels good and feel like I'm getting somewhere always learning!!!
Right guys I'm running a small series as shiplate teams of 3 cancelled I got 8 spaces available 1st come first served give me a call or msg here's what it's all about  
Thanks for reading πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Entry is £30 and £20 per match it 100 per cent pay out and I'm only doing it as shiplate off  it should be a good laugh and some good fishing 

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Sedges brick short notice open

Well unfortunately the shiplate teams of 3 had been cancelled on Wednesday due to start today so I called my team mates and a few lads and then booked sedges brick lake then went out of my way to fill it which I did and then was let down by 3 at 8am this morning 😑😑😑😑 never mind!!! Weather didn't look great just hoped to have a days fishing the wind was howling down the bottom end of the lake into pegs 10 and 11. So that's where I wanted to draw but no such luck but I did draw another corner peg 20 I was quite happy with that. Basically I fished my peg all wrong as never had it before I started off ok had a couple of skimmers then foul hooked carp and to be honest I had a bit of a mare lost 7 or 8 carp they came in my edge too late and that was that really I put 46 pound odd on the scales and 6 pound of that were silvers on the plus side tho me and steve Howell(Jamie Hughes)  decided we would share if we won and FairPlay to him he kept his end of the deal he won the silvers with 22 pound so he gave me half his money and a pound πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ he was distraught and I think he's having withdrawals from shiplate πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ any way I had to give a pound to steve Sewell he just missed the money by 2 oz but was 3rd on the day and I had to give my team mate mark Thorne a pound and he won the match with 95 pound I also had to give shane pope a pound for beating me on the silvers never mind he took over doing the board for me as I nearly took 10 pound off his overall weight which wasn't much anyway πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ think most people enjoyed the day we had a good laugh and I did take a pound of lee des Phillips off the next peg again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
Any way my mrs says thanks for the fish n chips mr Howell as you paid for my family's tea tonight mate cheers. I'm gonna try and run a small series on the dates we were supposed to fish shiplate I will post around once I've confirmed venues and stuff here's the results 
Big thanks to sedges for taking us at short notice πŸ‘πŸ‘ thanks to everyone who turned up and hope everyone reading had a great weekend.
I'm off to Walters lake south cerney on Thursday for our chairmans cup hopefully have a few nice to have a day off work !!!!!!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Shiplate squircle open match

Well booked on this one with short notice didn't know what to do and a few pals were on it and I've been quite critical of people fishing this pool so I thought I better fish it before opening my mouth any more!!!!
No pics today cos it was quite wet !!! So had a couple of side bets lee (des) Phillips and tom (moley) Wheatley. £ was on πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ into the draw pulled peg 8 on the straight on arrival to the peg I was greeted with about 10 m across so I tried to plumb a few spots across this didn't go well snagged up lost whole rig and plummet πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ finally found a spot over there which I thought was clear. Did a line down the middle and left hand edge. Long story short I've gone across had a small carp about a pound then more calamities with two messed up rigs so pretty much scrapped that line I then went down the middle fishing double mag over the mighty tom thick gb I then caught steady on this line all day catching carp gold fish cruisians and roach from 4 oz to a pound had a lil run at the end of small carp and at the scales I put on 29.12 which was enough for third on the day a nice lil pick up well done Julian pinkett winning with 40 odd pound and Gordon (golly) jones on 2nd. Unlucky des and moley cheers for the nuggets πŸ˜‚that's the ones that got nicked from van the other night πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š so that was that stopped off for pappas fish n chips on way home lovely next week it shiplate teams of 3 can't wait for that team the good the bad and the ugly il leave u to decide who's who !!!  
Thanks for reading hope everyone had an awesome weekend πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Oh one more thing if your confidence is down and u need a few bites or u wanna take the kids go on the squircle at shiplate farm il be honest it's not my cuppa tea but I have enjoyed the day even in the horrendous weather !!!!!!!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sedges top kit final

Been looking forward to this one for a few weeks nice simple fishing.
Into the draw I wanted 40 as did most I think so gone in pulled 35 oh well middle of the lake have a days fishing and the weather was nice 
Plan was shallow pellet as long as I could to the left meat tight down the left soft pellet down middle and worm over gb down the right.
For company had big bob gullick on my left who I layed down the pound challenge night before!!! And Jon dursley to my right had a good bit of banter with bob throughout the day. Any way start shallow for an hour was the plan but I was getting roached out I stuck with it tho and managed a nice carp about 8 pound lovely stuck on the shallow line but nothing worthy was fourth coming so went on the deck with 6mm expander and caught steady for a couple of hours small skimmers and carp to 13.8. At this point I was a fair way ahead of my neighbour but new he would finish strong I just hoped I could keep it up but then 230 came along 2 hours left and I lost a foul hooker and everything turned into a calamity!!! Jonny page walked by with an 18 pound monster said it was his second bite and it was hard then all I could hear was mr gullicks splashing carp and I could not get a bite I snuck a couple out of my right margin then all I could get was liners and foul hookers on all the lines tried shallow and got roached out!!!! Come the end I new mr g had done me as he had 3 weighers and said he had about 90 pound turned out he had over a ton and I had a measley 57 pound which wasn't too bad on are bank but I was around 20 pound away from framing (top 4 ) so never mind jonny page didn't bother weighing in and done a flyer not coughing up £5 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and I gave a shiney one to bob well done mate bob got second and ziggy won it off the flyer well done zig never mind onwards and upwards shiplate teams of 3 in a couple of weeks can't wait !!!! I had a nice day and caught a few fish all u can ask for really just a few more needed I did learn a bit and in hindsight did too much with the little space I had to work In really think that's why last two hours were pour πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” thanks for reading hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣

Monday, 21 August 2017

Maver British pole champs hayfield lakes

So I qualified for this a couple of weeks ago and was keen as mustard!!!! But not the 3 half hour drive each way. But it's all experience and you never knowπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Bit of a disappointing turnout as there were supposed to be 72 on the match but only about 45 turned up never mind tho. So into the draw I've gone in early pulled peg 5 ment nothing to me bud did look nice 

I started short at top 6 on 6mm banded on the deck it's buried straight away I thought I'm gonna empty it 😎2nd put in foul hooked one lost it had a couple skimmers on that line but nothing else I still fed and could see some cruising fish so went long slapped an 8mm in front of one and it took it good as gold but it was a big struggle nothing I tried worked I continued slapping for while and was plagued with roach so could see signs down my two edge lines one short and one long so went on these could not hook a fish so frustrating they were there and I couldn't hit them this has only happened to me twice before acorn and trinity  I didn't know what to do and time was running out I couldn't get a bite I did foul hook and lost a couple that was it tho horn blew behind me and made me jump I was gonna tip back but the scales men where like u gotta weigh in so I put a pathetic 17 pound on the scales. Rob Wooten won my section with 76 pound. So  it was a big thanks for coming 😱😱😱😱never mind just to say what a great venue and staff. I have enjoyed the experience and learnt a bit so onwards and upwards really gonna try and hit a few more big matches next year try and chase the dream I have fished 3 qualifiers this year and enjoyed every single one of them meeting some of the top names in angling and have to say everyone I spoke to all gentleman πŸ‘πŸ‘ well done to local lad mark wynne on coming 3rd awesome result πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ worst bit was the drive home and the funniest bit was the maver match this song listen out for it when u see the final πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ sedges top kit final Monday so hopefully nurse my wounds there if not I might just tie sum bricks to me feet and jump in πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜«πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘thanks for reading and to all the whisperers your right I'm shit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚