Saturday, 30 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Windmill Pool

  • Peg 24
  • 101lb 12oz
  • 1st place
  • 13 fished
I had a real enjoyable day, caught mainly F1's and 7 carp for about 30lb.

Open Match Results – Saturday 30th November – Windmill Pool

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    101-12-0
Colmic Airon Peg 24
2ND                   FRANK DONACHIE             77-0-0
Colmic Airon Peg 15
3RD                   DAN VARNEY                    67-6-0
Drennan/Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 11
4TH                   TERRY WINSTONE               58-12-0
Bonehill Mill Peg 13
5TH                   JEREMY CAMBRIDGE            48-6-0
Ivy House AC Peg 29

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure


  • Peg 10 Island
  • 74lb 4oz
  • 2nd overall
  • Won Section
  • 20 fished
Part of Mark Malin's  winning catch

Kurtis was 2nd on the Lake.

Open Match Results – Sunday 24th November – Island and Boundary Pools

1ST                   MARK MALIN                       76-0-0
Colmic Airon Peg 16 Island
2ND                   CHRIS TELLING                    74-2-0
Colmic Airon Peg 10 Island
3RD                   PHIL POWELL                    70-6-0
Swindon Peg 7 Boundary
4TH                    KURTIS TRANTOR               49-6-0
Colmic Airon Peg 17 Boundary
5TH                   STEVE PARTINGTON         46-8-0
Arthur’s Angling Supplies Peg 26 Island
6TH                   STEVE NURDIN                     37-14-0
Shipston AC Peg 14 Island

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Oxford Winter League - Round 4

  • F5
  • 8lb 1oz (170 roach - 1 10oz perch)
  • 3rd section (won by default)
  • Team was 2nd (Lost by a point)

    Once I got my "head down" I caught over 60 fish in a hour short lining.  My counter (Sam Nobbs) lost count, so I'm not 100%.  Fishing 6 sections and not breaking the pole down is very effective.  I am a little out of practice, as I have focused a lot of attention on carping, so took a battering from Martin Phipps and Darren Wright, who both had 10lb.  The problem was that I spent too much time trying to catch these Avington perch, and only had one 10oz perch.  The problem is that I made an commitment to try and catch these perch, then you find that if you don't, which I didn't, you will and do fall behind in the fish race.   
I should of fished for little fish.  Bad mistake, which cost my team mates (sorry)
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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 2
  • 68lb
  • 13 people fished

Middle Pool is incredible, as we have had some very cold snaps in the week and yet Neil McKinnon manages to catch 142lb 4oz in the middle of November.  Middle Pool is very good in the middle, don't ask me why but the year tend to sit in the middle of the lake.  Pegs 25,26,27,5,6,7,8. 

I drew Peg 2, which seems to be a good area for F1's normally with odd carp at the moment.  So decided to fish out and out pole attack for these F1 carp.   I felt that the lake was a little clear to catch down the edge, so feed in 3 foot in water, didn't catch down the edge.   No one caught down the edge.

The start of the match was good, caught small stamp of F1's 10oz to 1lb. I reckon I had about 40 F1's and 2 carp, so I had plenty of bites for an enjoyable day.

Open match results – Saturday 16th November – Middle Pool

1st NEIL McKINNON              142-4-0
Preston Peg 6
2nd STEVE RICH                       95-0-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 25
3rd CHRIS TELLING                  68-12-0
Colmic Peg 2
4th STEVE PARTINGTON         67-0-0
Arthurs Angling Supplies Peg 27
5th TONY SHEPHERD                62-6-0
Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 29

Monday, 11 November 2013

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Ron Benjamin

  • Peg 83
  • 13lb 60z
  • 57 anglers fished
  • We raised over £300 for cancer research

Dunmill is a stunning part of the Kennet and Avon Canal

As you are likely to be aware that I do love fishing canals.  I have been lucky enough to fish the Kennet and Avon canal for a long time.  In recent years Avington has become one of my favourite parts of the K&A. There is some great feature pegs, White Bridge been one of them (never drawn it in almost 10 years of fishing this part of the canal). It is an end peg, as all end pegs are good, but this is an awesome peg as there is a river Kennet comes into the canal which seems to hold these big perch by the bridge and there is skimmers in open water. 

Other great areas at Avington is below the sub station has some nice pegs, British Waters have unfortunately cut down some of the trees which did hold some big perch.  Above the sub station, in the woods,  has some feature pegs, but this tends to be a tougher area.  Above the lock holds some great feature pegs and this is the section to be (wasn't pegged for Ron Benjamin, but will be for our Angling Trust Winter League).

It saw 57 anglers fish Ron Benjamin memorial.  This is was an open prior to our Oxford Winter League, but we can't see Bloodworm and Joker were banned.  Therefore I took plenty of Lob Worms and bread.  I also had some squatts, pinkies, casters and some dens.

Gear used:

Colmic Airon F55 Pole

Small fish rigs

4x10 / 4x12 Colmic Senna
4x14 / 4x16 Colmic Lux
All to Colmic 0.105mm to 0.07/ 0.06 Colmic Stream
24 - 26 IM1's

2 and 3 Vespe elastics.

Chop Rig

Jon Walker 0.4 (red range)
0.125 X5000 line to 0.103 stream
14 Colmic N600.

Overall Top 3

  1. Chris Telling 13lb 6oz
  2. Darren Wright 11lb 14oz
  3. Bubbles 11lb 12oz

Thanks to Chris Wilson for running the match

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Thursday, 7 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure - Boundary and Middle Pools

  • Peg 39 Boundary
  • 61lb 2oz
  • Section win
  • Lake win
Peg 39 on Boundary Pool is a good area. An end peg too, so added bonus, but with only 12 angler's on 42 peg lake, we all had plenty of room!
I drew next to Neil Richards, so a one pound side bet was on!
Caught well on the pole to start with and then had a few F1's on the Waggler.  To be honest I wish I stayed on the pole as I feel I would if caught more, but I don't think I was capable of catching enough fish to win, as I needed another 30lb. 

"Big Franks" 44lb wasn't quite enough for his section.

Just beat Neil Richards.....

Open Match Results – Thursday 7th November – Middle and Boundary Pools

1ST                   DAVE CURTIS                      87-4-0
Astwood Bank Peg 25 Middle
2ND                   BARRY DUGGAN                70-14-0
Warwick Portobello Peg 8 Middle
3RD                   CHRIS TELLING                    61-2-0
Colmic Peg 39 Boundary
4TH                   NEIL RICHARDS                 58-4-0
Colmic Peg 37 Boundary
5TH                   PHIL SMITH                            52-8-0
Astwood Bank Peg 35 Boundary
6TH                   MARK RUSSELL                    46-2-0
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Banbury Gunsmiths Peg 17 Boundary

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Manor Farm Leisure -Island and Middle Pools

  • Peg 27 Middle
  • 86lb 8oz
  • 1st place
  • 20 fished

Caught mainly small F1's..... this one was one of the bigger ones!!

I was lucky with the draw bag today. The lake fished a lot harder than expected due to the cold wind. Hardly any fish topped, only saw 2 all day, compared to yesterday's free for all!!
Caught steady through the match, caught small stamp of F1's that were stocked a couple of years ago and 7 carp (had a couple 8lber's)

I thought Andy Grimes had beat me off the next peg, as he caught mainly carp, however I was lucky and just pipped him.  Congratulations on your baby girl Andy!

Open Match Results – Sunday 3rd November – Island and Middle Pools

1ST                   CHRIS TELLING                    86-8-0
Colmic Peg 27 Middle
2ND                   ANDY GRIMES                      80-14-0
MFL Peg 25 Middle
3RD                   MICK LANE                          69-14-0
Cotswold Angling Peg 10 Island
4TH                    SHAUN LITTLE                    59-0-0
Map Maryuku Peg 19 Island
5TH                   BILL BRYANT                    58-4-0
Swindon Tribe Peg 21 Middle
6TH                   STEVE SEABOURN               52-12-0
Wye Angling Peg 29 Middle
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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Manor Farm leisure - Middle Pool

  • Peg 8
  • 61lb
  • 2nd in section
  • 5th overall
  • got battered by the wind

A frustrating match, as there were fish in front of me, but couldn't get the presentation correct. Even loose feeding 8mm's in gale force winds in my face wasn't going far enough out.
Lost one fish down the edge, this was the only fish that I lost, but that this was still enough to cost me the section and a frame place.

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