Saturday, 16 June 2018

Larford - Golden Reel

Peg 8 match lake
46lb
No good
74 fished


My section.  Match Lake
Specimen Lake 
130lb won it on Match Lake, peg 35 ish. 


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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Mick Telling Memorial- Wickwater

Peg 16
24lb 2oz
Won section (only 4 in section)
5th overall.
20 fished the match.

Wickwater was without doubt my Dad's favourite lake!

The draw was not ideal, but it was all about winning your section to get through to my dads final.  So with my draw i was going to fish for carp early (20 mintues) and a few quick looks through the day..... and fish for carp late.  Feeding 8mm and 6mmAnimo pellets to island.  Then fish casters short and shorter.  Also have a dump line for paste.

Well, to keep it short and sweet, i caught everything on casters.  Mainly caught on deck at 7 meters.  Really disappointing not to catch shallow.... too bright i guess.

Gear used

Garbolino UK1 POLE 
0.3 Jon Walker float
0.145 to 0.10 
20 WN501

Details below 


Section Winners

Craig Curtis 19lb 01
Liam Dennick 79lb 06
Jamie Read 115lb
Me 24lb
Chris Rust 19lb 04

All you guys are finalist.  Alvechurch 15th July.

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Second place
Dan Garner 13lb
Mark Kimber 23lb 15oz
Jeremy Benson 38lb 12oz
Nathan Reeves 24lb
Frank Donachie 18lb 12oz

Special thanks to South Cerney and Dan Garner for supply the water.  Marukyu for their support.

All weights below.  Next match is the 24th June on K and A.  Everyone is welcome.

We raised £100 for cancer research so far.


Jamie Read the winner

Liam Dennick second overall.



Chris Rust, last mintue carp see's him in the final.


Nice days fishing, but lack of carp




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Saturday, 9 June 2018

Golden Reel - Heronbrook

Peg 29 Meadow
89lb
No good
64 people fished the match.



Heronbrook has been a little cruel to me so far this year, can't seem to make the right decisions and not drawing these "ends and bends".   Last year, I was lucky with the draw bag, but this year?!  Heronbrook is cracking venue, just wish it was closer and i would go every week

This is my first Golden Reel quaifier, a little disappointed with the draw, and knew i couldn't win from here, especially with 4 pegs on Island Pool and 5 pegs on Match Lake, this would be my choice of areas.  I  tired to win my 5 peg section, which i failed miserably.....


Middle two hours was void, and i do mean void, so frustrating not to catch.  Oh well..... nice to get some bites.  Caught mainly on worms.

Mikey Williams won the match on Island Pool.  249lb ish.  Caster shallow.



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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Garbolino UK 1

So, 8 weeks on, my Garbolino UK1 Pole is still in one piece and I'm so impressed with it, and this is why;

Garbolino UK1 is super stiff


It is slimmer, ligther and stiffer than my old pole.  I ain't getting any younger or any stronger, so a lighter pole is without doubt a benfit, especially as I seem to be always fishing long.

The UK1 doesn't come apart, just like my old Colmic Airon F44 pole, so at least i know i can throw it around without fear of it coming apart. 

Primarily I was concerned on the top kits for my Garbolino, as they were very slim, and worried that thick hollow elastics were going to stick to the side wall, and the top kites do bend a bit.  However, never broke one, yet, and ive pulled loads!!!  So this hasn't been an issue at all.

Also the Garbo does short kits, they are really good.  Stiff, light, strong and good value.  All top kits come with a side puller, that is flat, so don't damage top kits in storage.  Its also at 45 degrees, so your elastic doesn't dig into the side wall.


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Saturday, 2 June 2018

Alvechurch- Horseshoe lake.

Peg 9
69lb
14 fished



As your probably aware I do love Horseshoe lake at Alvechurch Fishery.

Really tough going, caught paste late, last hour.

Paste fishing.

Alvechurch doesn't seem to respond to a lot of bait, so feeding mircos I found was a lot more successful for me, which is sort of going against "the norm".  I have done a Paste Fishing feature on Ivy House Lakes, see link

Paste Fishing



Gear used

Garbolino UK1 POLE
Garbolino Fluro Power line
0.3 gram Jon Walker float



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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Manor Farm Leisure- pairs match

Peg 19 Middle Pool
27lb
2nd on lake
9 on lake



Manor Pairs

Liam Dennick partner again, hoped to do a little better than last time...  Liam draw peg 21 Windmill and weighed 65lb and came second on his lake.  He caught on meat at 5 meters.

I draw on paper the 2nd best peg in Europe....... 19 Middle Pool.  10 F1's late for 27lb and second on lake.  I've never seen Middle fish so tough.  Caught everything on pellets long and couple on paste at 5 meters.  At 1.30pm..... I thought I was going to blank.  I caught on pellets long in open water, NEVER had a bite down the edge.

Winners Chris Cameron and Steve Ford.  2 points

Phil Canning and Mick Bull 4 points 98lb ish

Magoo and Jason 4 points 94lb ish

Me and Liam 4 points 93lb


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