Friday, 27 July 2012

Paste Fishing at Solhampton


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Monday, 23 July 2012

Solhampton - Kingfisher

  • Peg 28
  • 128lb 9oz
  • 3rd
  • 11 fished

  • Burgess has got this paste fishing sorted, another match win.

    A. Crosman in action

    Karl netting another carp

    Hook bait and Feed - 6mm Solhampton's Expander Pellet

    Top 6

    1.       B. Homer                             155lb 8oz

    2.       A. Welding                          140lb 12oz          

    3.       C. Telling                              128lb 9oz            

    4.       E. Bloxham                          111lb 12oz          

    5.       K. Stephens                        109lb                    

    6.       A. Crosman                         100lb 12oz          
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    Saturday, 21 July 2012

    Alders Farm

    • Peg 3
    • 186lb 7oz
    • 17 people fished the match.
    • 2nd Overall
    • Well done to Dell who whopped my ass again off the next peg!
    Dell winning another match at Alders Farm

    Part of Steve Edwards catch.

    Jon Walker catching some munters again.............


    The biggest issue with Alders farm is the distance from my house to the venue, if it wasn’t 90 miles away I would be there every week!  The surroundings of the venue is very scenic and there are three main lakes to choice from, with a couple of pools which are also rammed full of fish.  The match lake (the pump house) has 38 pegs and the match weights are huge.  Now 300lb plus weights maybe not everybody’s cup of tea, but after a bad week at the office I do find it very appealing, as at the end of the day we go fishing to carp fish and I really do believe that you shouldn’t fail in that department. 

    The Specimen lake (pine lake) is a little bit special, I haven’t fished any matches on the lake, but have pleasured fished after a couple of matches and there are so BIG carp, Nicky Dean has had them to 28lb on the pole!  Me and my good friend Jon Walker have caught some big doubles, well Jon has had two twenties, whereas I have had 19lb, close by no cigar.  However this lake has big bream, as team mate Mick Denton has shown in the Angling press.  There is also good head of tench, rudd and loads of tiny carp with has been bread in there, shows how healthy the lakes really are. 

    The top lake (silvers) is again full of carp, maybe not as many as the match lake, but still has impressive weights.  This lake as a few islands and a couple of “jungle pegs” so be warned that you need some gear to get these fighting fit creatures out!

    If you need any advice then speak to Trevor Price, who is normally on site and is a very good angler and could not fail to help any kind of angler and will hopefully improve your day no end!  There is also a small tackle shop there with bait and bits also.

    My Match

    The most important thing is to get into a rhythm and keep putting fish into the net.  A lot of it is about catching short, 5m or even less and down the edge.  Pellets, meat, corn, maggots, caster all have their place.  As there is a lot of fish present and therefore would fish to your strengths, so it you like fishing paste, then would go down that route, especially in the summer.  The stamp of fish are 1lb to 3lb is about the average, down the edge you maybe able to line up 5lbers and this is where a big weight is on the cards.   I like to fish casters and corn, as sometimes the fish can feed funny on pellets and therefore could end up missing bites and foul hooking!  So casters and corn is a good bet for me, I know so anglers do well on maggots down the edge as well, but concerned about the volume of rudd, and therefore I would sooner fish casters and corn.
    Drawing peg 3 is a good area, and therefore was pleased to draw it, but the match didn't go as expected and it was tough by Alders farm standards and have caught well in stages down the edge which was my saving grace, but I thought that I was miles behind Dell, didn't realise it was so close.

    Top 6
    1. D. Smith                   189lb 5oz         GOT Baits
    2. C. Telling                 186lb 7oz         Colmic
    3. S. Edwards               168lb 4oz         GOT Baits
    4. C. Forsdick               150lb 3oz         Garbolino Appollo
    5. J. Walker                  131lb 3oz         Walker Floats
    6. M. Grant                   122lb 13oz       Tubertini/ Bag up Baits
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    Wednesday, 18 July 2012

    Rolfs Lake- Open

    • Peg 2
    • 113lb
    • 3rd Place
    • I think there was 15 people
    Andy beat me again off the next peg and won tonights match with 156lb

    Mick Lane on Peg 40

    Mick Lane with 7lb mirror carp

    My last fish was the biggest 16lb 8oz, which took me while to get it out, not sure what John Bennett feeds his fish but they are fighting fit!
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    Thursday, 12 July 2012

    Solhampton Fishery

    15th July Duck (sunday evening match)
    • 182lb 8oz
    • 1st place
    • Peg 6
    Was very pleased to draw peg 6 as without any question it is a very good peg and does win a lot of matches, so when I drew it I did get some stick over it (understandable). Was going to keep it very simple, pellets, corn and casters. Was going to fish 3.5 meters in front of me, on the slop and to my left hand margin which was two meters away and that was it.
    I started a little slow on the top kit and within 15 minutes fish were coming down the edge and therefore after catching two small "stockies" I decided to go down the edge which was a good move but was catching small carp down the edge and was spooking big fish as I hooked these keen hungry 2lbers and therefore got off my box and put a paste pot on and fished a big piece of paste (walnut size) and this increased my stamp of fish and only caught odd small carp.
    I had an enjoyable night and caught some nice fish. Looking forward to next Sunday’s evening match.

    Karl is the man to beat.  He was 4th tonight, which is unlike him as he had won the last three matches!

    Keeps it simple.  Top kit fishing

    There is so "lumps" in Solhampton

    Large head of Rudd in valley, 52lb of them.

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