I fancied a change this week so I booked myself into the regular Wednesday open at Oakfield. A quick text to Nick Byran secured my place and then I made a few rigs in the evening before hand as preparation. As I have not fished here for several weeks, I had a chat with Gary Thorpe beforehand as he had been winning lots of matches here to get the latest info. I was then all set to go fishing
The match was just pegged on Red Kite this week as there were only 14 of us and at the
Updated Yesterday at 06:41 PM by Roy Makins
This week the GOT Baits Alders Farm Winter League started and to prepare myself I fished the weekday open at the venue before round one. The match was on the Top Lake and where I had chosen to fish for my team Got Baits Red.
I was last to draw and my fellow competitors left peg 26 on the dam wall for me. This was not very kind of them, but undaunted I set my tackle up to fish the inside margins. I was nearly late to start as I had an urgent phone call from the lovely Bernadine 10 minutes
Updated 12th October 2014 at 07:47 PM by Roy Makins
For the penultimate match of the Marsh AC season we would see ourselves gracing Hartleylands Farm Reservoir in Kent. A bit of a strange match this as there are no results to go by. This is due to the water closing down during the summer months to the carp and bivvy boys. So with this in mind you do not know how it will respond.
All the usual suspects were there, Pete, Troy and Mick, having sorted out his stomach issues during the week. A busier than usual motorway system saw us arrive
After feeling a bit off colour at the start of this week I was pleased to get out into the fresh air and fish the Thursday open at Magic Lakes. The weather was fantastic for early October, warm sunny and with only a light breeze.
However the fishing was dire. I drew peg 14, a shallow peg where I originally expected to catch a few carp. On the far side of my peg and in the shallowest spot which was only about 1 foot deep my GOT Micros enticed a few carp to feed. However these fish
Updated 5th October 2014 at 06:03 PM by Roy Makins
It just goes to show how determined Mick is at clawing back the MK Nuggets I have gained from him this year, he suggested that we to go to Oakfield for one of their midweek opens. He is on holiday from work and it suited my shift pattern so I agreed. However, the day before Mick cried off claiming he was not match fit and had been sitting on the toilet for the best part of the day. So it was just me travelling the relatively short distance to Oakfield.
Oakfield has changed a lot over