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  1. Roys weekly ramblings: 23rd to 27th July and it was hot!

    As I had an excellent time fishing the previous week I was chomping on the bit to get fishing again. My two days work at the college seemed to drag and the temperature was nudging 30oc too.
    Lake John on the top lake was my first outing and there I drew peg 27 on the back bank. There was a slight breeze blowing up to this end of the lake, but with nearly every peg in again and housing a top class field repeating a win again was a very tall order. I was fortunate enough to win of this peg several ...

    Updated Yesterday at 06:15 PM by Roy Makins

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  2. Alders Farm Ash Lake 22 07 14

    With Summer finally arriving over the last few weeks it was nice to get onto the Match lake at Alders Farm, I had spent last Saturday catching well at Arrans Lake in a club match and today promised to match it. Both have plenty of fish in them and it becomes a race to keep fish feeding in your peg for the duration. Many times I have started well but half way in the wheels come off.

    Today we had 9 anglers on the lake, which allowed plenty of room for the pleasure anglers on the far ...
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  3. Roys weekly ramblings: 16th to 20th July having a hat tick of wins.

    After last Sundays win at Greensands I was all ready for the off at Lake John on the Wednesday open this week on the top lake. Every peg was in as the hot sunshine had brought everyone out to play.
    I drew peg 35 on the left hand bank and with no empty pegs at all: I did not fancy my chances of a very big weight. But I had a plan and that was to fish top two or top two plus one half number three section towards the reeds to my left. I had venue expert Ernie the cabbie McGregor ...

    Updated 20th July 2014 at 06:23 PM by Roy Makins

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  4. Arrans Lake 19 07 14

    Unfortunately I could not make the last club match at Sumners Ponds , where Mick did well coming second to Chairman Dave Collier. However I could attend this one at Arrans Lake near Chelmsford. So the MK Nugget was up for grabs.

    I had arranged to pick up Mick at 0600 and having sorted my gear out earlier that morning, I was a little early and we were packed and on the road. Now I don't know where you live but we have an issue with pigeons sitting in the middle of the road playing ...
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  5. Alders Farm 15 07 14 Affordable Open

    Having changed shifts at work, today was the first chance I have had to wet a line since coming back from Stafford Moor. And it was on my favourite lake on the Alders Farm complex, Pines.

    Mick was going to be absent today due to family commitments, so no MK Nugget to fish for.

    I had practically smashed my Tourny Pro to bits at SM, so thought it was time to dig out my carp poles, A Daiwa G8 for fishing longer than 8m and a Garbolino Margin Manager, probably the strongest ...
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