Thursday, 15 January 2015

Manor Farm leisure peg by peg analysis

The whole complex was stocked with fish recently(22/01/15), some beautiful F1's;

Windmill pool
Peg 1
This can be a fest or famine peg, and tends to be better in the warmer weather, spring to Autumn.
It is the end of the lake, so you need them to be there, as you don't tend to draw fish into your peg! 
I would suggest fishing long against the reeds and ensure you fish heavy enough to pull them out!! Personally I would fish soild elastics and a durable line, like Colmic Spider line, as this will cut through the reeds. I would suggest fishing colmic spider in 0.188 or even on 0.20!  I don't believe in fishing light in snags pits! Ensure your pole is strong!
Peg 2 and 3
No features, open water, tough draws in a match as there is so many feature pegs.  Open water is normally about 5 foot. Skimmers, F1's and odd carp.
Peg 4
Point of island. A jungle peg.   Pellets shallow long in the summer!!
Peg 6
Is in the channel of the island.  It is a bit of a snagie pit on the far bank, but is normally full of fish.  However, sometimes catch a lot skimmers at 6 meters, and 13 meters to island. Normal water levels it's 2.5 feet against the far bank, with a steep slope.  One match I had 50lb skimmers,  and 60lb of F1's which was awesome days fishing
Pegs 7 on point of island
Pegs 8 to 12 is open water, starts to get deeper. 6 to 7  foot at 13 meters and beyond
Peg 13
Is on point of island.  About 19 meters, 4 foot.
Peg 14 on island a good 16 meters to island.
Peg 15

On point of island. 17 meters to island.  4 foot against island. If you fish a 45 degree angle off the island it's a steady slope. As peg 16 is 10 foot.  I do like this peg, one of my favourites on the complex. 
Peg 16 to peg 23 is deeper part of the lake, up to 11 foot.
Peg 24 is favourite peg on the complex, it is opposite peg 15.  It is only  12 meters to the point of the island, and it's about four foot deep on normal levels.  I like to fish it at 13.5 meters infront, which 3 foot.   This is a snagie peg!   I've been lucky to drew it a couple of times.  You can catch to the left margin which is only 4 meters away, therefore put your keepnets to right, so you cause less commotion when having lots of fish in your keepnets. 
If you fish down the edge, you will have to fish heavy, I fished 0.20 Colmic Spider down the edge, which is immensly strong and durable.  I was lucky enough to catch some big fish, up to 15lb.
Peg 25 is only 11 meters to island,
Peg 26 is 18 meters to island.
Peg 27 is set back a little in a bay as is peg 28.  Open water pegs, would not be my preferred draw.  But sometimes the fish do shoal up here in the winter, therefore they can be good pegs.
Peg 29 is a good peg. Comes out of the bay, and is more on a point. A big bush/tree to your left and is a good peg out.  It's about 8 inches shallow to your right.
Peg 30 is beginning to come into shallower water.
Peg 31 is just on the point of island.
Peg 32, 33 and 34 is on island.
Island Pool
Peg 4
Is a shallower peg.  Personally I've never done well off this peg, but it can throw up match winning weights! Fish have fins and do swim around!   The cast to island is in a angle and if peg 5 is in, then it is going to be tight??!! The cast is around 45 yards (I haven't measured it, but is a fair throw)
Peg 5 on the rope. Good peg.
Peg 6.
A great peg.  Looking to catch from the second milk float, to the island.  F1's tend to be in the deeper water, especially in winter, and carp can be tight against far bank.   Don't get me wrong, it can throw up on the pole as well.  It is one of the best pegs on the complex.
Peg 8 to peg 12 is a "bowl" and at times the no chuck rule can apply in the open matches. Please check. Ask Dave Bird (owner).  These pegs can be good as you can have some room, therefore good pole pegs at times. Pegs are 5 foot deep, which is nice depth.
Peg 12/13 is on the point of the Island.  The way the pegs have been done, they are pointing in the same direction.  Be civilised and sort out who throwing where.  Remember it's only fishing!!!
Peg 14 good area still.
Peg 21 starts getting into the deep water.
Peg 24 deep water on pole, 7 foot on normal winter levels. Can be great and can be void....  I've had good and bad days on this peg. Love hate relationship.
Peg 25 is 23 ish meters wide, deep on pole line still
Peg 26 is normally a great winter peg. Full of F1's
Peg 32 is normally great winter peg, as the F1's shoal up there other pole line.
Peg 37 is shallow part of the lake.
Middle Pool
Peg 1 is on the narrower part of the lake.
Peg 7 is on left side of rope.  Sometimes I wanted to borrow the rope and tie myself to a tree in the winter 2015!
Peg 26
My favourite peg. Was lucky enough to do 353lb, which is current venue record.
Boundary Pool
Peg 1 to 5 isn't normally pegged in opens.
Peg 6 is on the rope.  This has been a good area recently ( 08/02/15).
Peg 8 and 10 every good area of the lake.  Sometimes in the winter the fish sit in the middle of the lake.
Peg 12 good corner peg, if it's an end peg, as in the opens peg 17 can be next peg.  Dave tries to spread you around when he has the room.
Pegs 15, 16, 17 

These pegs are facing up the lake, so be mindful where your casting, as it will get a little tight.

Peg 17 is the normally pegged in opens and have plenty of room.  It can be a great peg when warm wind is blowing into your bank.  Drew it a few times, would suggest priming the edge, as your may catch some great big carp.down.the edge.  Some big ghost carp in the lake, they can be big and very wise... 

Peg 18 is on the point, not normally pegged in opens.

Peg 19

Is on the point.  

Peg 20 to 28 is in the bowl.

Peg 38
My favourite peg on boundary, such a good peg.  It's centre of the lake, and great pole peg!
Ash Pool
It's up to 7 foot, maybe 8 foot if water table is high!  A great little lake. Massive head of skimmers and F1's.
Normally pegs 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20 are the most consistent pegs on the lake.  Personally I think it's out and out pole lake for 80% of the time.  Pellets and more pellets!!  Spring time, worms and casters can be deadly and there is some monster carp, 20lbers!! And they have come out in recent matches (Feb 2015)

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