New Claygate Lakes was the venue for the last match of the Marsh AC season (apart from the Xmas match) and I was lying in second position behind travelling partner and work colleague Mick. Clive who was sitting in third position was unable to make today so it was a shoot out between the two of us.
A good trip down with Troy taking his van and both Mick and I contributing to his breakfast and dinner, we made good time and pulled into Monks Lake fishery for the first of the commitments(brekkie),
We are still holding onto some mild weather and so when I drew peg 15 at Magic Lakes on Thursday 23rd I hoped to re-enact the win I had from this peg a couple of weeks ago. It was the Golden Peg too!
However this week everyone up my end of the lake sat like statues and caught very little. I had no signs of carp in my peg all day, except one stray F1 carp which found my hook in his bum and swam into my net. I could catch very small roach and perch on the maggot, plus three skimmer bream
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 19th October 2014 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