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 !!!!🎣🎣🎣

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Final round of my series Sedges brick

Well at the draw kept quiet for a change didn’t wanna jinx anything and went last in the bucket pulled peg 6 
  was confident of a few fish and hopefully the section!!! Plan was bomb and pellet to the rope soft pellet over 4mm at 13m and 6m at the all in fed my lines sparingly then I’ve chucked the bomb out with nothing to show for it in the first hour except a few liners I tried my pole lines 10 mins or so went by and I’ve hooked a carp gently gently eased it back nice plump 8 pounder in the net πŸ‘Š stayed on that 13m line landing 2 skimmers and then losing a carp at the net 😑😑😑😑 then I was struggling again back out on the bomb as Emma drysdale had a couple in quick succession and I’ve had a wrap round lovely another plump 8 pounder ish then back out again had a big drop back picked up and squeezed another slightly smaller carp in the net after a hefty battle it was foul hooked under the pec. Then it was a struggle couldn’t really buy a bite on any of my lines 😱😱😱 Emma seemed to have creeped in front of me now and I was proper struggling last hour now and i fed a big pot of pellet on both my pole lines 30 mins before and I’ve gone in on the 13 m line had another good carp then lost a flying skimmer!!!! Couldn’t buy a bite anywhere decided to try my short line which I hadn’t had as much as a liner all day and as soon as the float settled it’s buried nice skimmer around 2 pound gone in again buried straight away then it came off 😭😭😭 and that was the end of that new I’d lost it !!! As could see Mark Thorne peg 11 and russ peck peg 12 goin fish for fish all day but looked like Mark was winning the battle. And I thought Emma was still in front. There’s my pretty motion less tip!!!! Right so packed up pretty quick and joined jonny page to start weighing he was on peg 1 and before the match he laid down a £10 bet but jonny struggled in peg 1 just foul hooking 1 fish all day cheers Jon πŸ˜‚ are section was pretty tough jim and dave struggled also then Emma weighed in 40 pound + then me 36 pound not good enough 2 nd in section my lost fish have cost me dear 😑😑😑 only hope was russ beating Mark in there section but that was not to be either Mark won the match section and league with 115 pound and russ (double decker pecker ) got the section money by default narrowly being beaten he weighed 113 pound but I must say what a battle it was watching them go fish for fish but mark in the corner peg was always gonna be favourite. Silvers went to lee Williams with 16 pound . So top 3 in the league was
1st Mark Thorne with 5pts
2nd me with 5 pts 
3rd emma drysdale with 6pts
And overall silvers winner was Ron stark with 60 odd pound of silvers over the 5 matches 
Thanks to everyone who fished and turned up every round and thanks to Jamie cook and mike Ducket for hosting our matches and thanks to Ron stark for doing all the calculations of the league .
Not gonna lie I’m gutted I’ve shit out 😑😑😑😑😱😱😱😭😭😭😭but all credit to Mark Thorne sneaking up the leader board. Looking back I messed up at landsend (worst result all year ) but hey ho on to the next one  thanks for reading I will post the final league positions tomorrow on match fishing south west πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Culpins calamities rnd 4 landsend speci and match

Short and sweet this one!!!!! Wheels fell off today ☹️
Went in full of confidence plan was just go in gently gently not a lot of bait and wait. Drew peg 34 speci really fancied the peg for a few looked good bit of wind blowing in but it was just not to be 2 hours in and I hadn’t had a bite been over the far bank down the edges and down middle couldn’t buy a bite anywhere there was fish moving by the aireator so got off me box set the bomb up and nothing on it not even a twitch. Managed to sneak 2 small roach down the middle and 2 small skimmers my overall weight was 1 pound dead 😑😑😑 last in section got bashed up by lee (des )Phillips off the next peg who won the match with 57 pound odd so he got one of his quids back off me I’m glad really cos it was getting a bit embarrassing taking his pound every week.well done lee πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Anyway for most it had fished hard Jamie Hughes or steve Howell  won his section with 5o odd pound  and lee Williams also won his section with 50 odd pound Ron stark won silvers with 11.14 beating steve Howell by 1 oz winter is definitely here I had to give Mark Thorne a pound also and lee Phillips and Jonny page and steve Howell but as me steve are sharing winnings his winnings paid for me and the Mrs  tea cheers mate papas was lovely πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so really gotta get my head Down final round 🀞🀞🀞thanks for reading hope everyone had a better weekend than me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ no pics phone died ☹️☹️

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Culpins calamities rnd 3 Sedges tile

Didn’t know what to expect with the weather so was prepped for worst!!! Wanted to draw anywhere wind of my back so 21 to 30 or I would’ve taken 40 😜. But it wasn’t to be 2nd to last in the bucket I pulled out peg 36 great howling wind in my face all day with heavy showers. At times I thought I was on the titanic!!πŸ˜‚ anyways plan was simple expanders over 4mm top 7 at 11 o clock and meat at same range at 2 o’clock and method to island. For company I had emma drysdale to my left which would be a good battle as we were joint top and I been winding her up saying I was gonna bash her up πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ other side of me was guest Ricky mills. At the all in I fed my 2 pole lines and went straight in on the pellet 10 fruitless minutes passed by little dink on the float and I’ve struck into s small skimmer not what I was after but will take anything. In the first hour put 4 of these little bliters in the net and was going knowhere fast so thought I would try the meat line nothing doing on that so out with the method with some dodgey casting some goin into Ricky’s peg and the bush on island and method breaking up in flight 😱😱😑😑 I finally got my act together and started hitting the spot but to no avail just liners and little plucks. 2 hours in now couldn’t get a bite anywhere and it started hammering down great what am I gonna do??? Couldn’t see a lot happening elsewhere so just stuck on my lines rotating them finally had a carp on my pellet swim and then a foul hooked on the meat which snapped me up 😑😑😫😫 it was gonna be one of those days in the end I managed 2 more carp and 3 more skimmers it was rock hard with the wind making presentation difficult but I’m not one to moan I soldiered on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 3 pm I felt like packing up !! 430 finally came round and I shouted all out packed up like lightning and got round to start weighing in round the other side it was like a different world warm and calm they caught shallow and on method as it turned out Simon ryall won the match with 119 pound Adrian Jeffries 2nd with 106 and Chris zacks 3rd with 102 pound Ron stark won the silvers with 8 pound. I managed to beat Emma from next door with 31 pound and I took the 1 section point as Chris zacks guest doesn’t count in the league although he picked up section money πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ so 3 rounds in 3 points very happy with that emma drysdale was not so happy I was giving her some stick as I put her fish back after weighing then she nearly pushed me in and only just saved me then made a very sharp exit it’s only a bit of banter emma πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚  roll on November the 5th round 4 landsend all to play for no pics weather was rubbish.. hope everyone had a great weekend and well done to all the people who fished and battled with Brian thanks for reading πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

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