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  1. MADDS WORLD 24th March 15

    today I am fishing the affordable open at alders farm fishery on ash lake
    there are not too many on today so trev has pegged it to give everyone plenty of space.
    at the draw I got peg 2 by the café and with the wind blowing a bit chilly its a nice bit of shelter today, trev is on hot peg 1, neil hutchins on peg 3, kerb crawler is on peg 4, tel Lancaster is on peg 5, Charlie Lancaster on peg 6 and vic nugent on 8.
    I set up to just fish 2 lines to keep it as simple as possible, ...
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  2. Roy's weekly ramblings 21st and 22nd March when the water is still cold...

    This week I had to forego my usual weekday match due to a busy calendar which extends into next week too.
    However as this week’s title infers I can prove that the water in our lakes is still very cold! Saturday 21st dawned with the spring warmth and light winds from the eclipse day beforehand gone and replaced with a very stiff and cold northerly wind. At Lake John my usual Saturday haunt I drew a good peg number 3, but with the cold wind blowing straight along my peg. And as the ...

    Updated 22nd March 2015 at 07:24 PM by Roy Makins

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  3. Roy's weekly ramblings. 11th to 15th March when winter bit back.

    After being relegated by the lovely Bernadine to cooking duties last Sunday evening I really had to pull my finger out this week! And I did by having a fantastic weeks fishing with two wins and a second despite winter returning with a freezing cold wind this weekend.
    To start on Wednesday 11th at Lake John on the top lake it was lovely, warm and sunny with a light westerly breeze blowing down it. I drew peg 38 which is on the left hand bank and this along with number 39 sticks ...
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  4. MADDS WORLD sunday 8th march

    today I am booked into the open at alders farm fishery on ash lake.
    this is the first proper open to be fished on ash since the major revamp work, so it will be very interesting to see how it copes with a full house 25 which is only 5 off the maximum pegs.
    at the draw I pulled out peg 16 which put me on the right hand side of the bush on the dam wall, the other side was in as well .
    I set up 3 lines on the pole, 13m , 3 quarters the way down the bush and tight ...
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  5. Roy's weekly ramblings: 4th to 8th March marching into Spring

    My midweek destination was Lake John in Essex on the top lake. Colin was off site working this week so Mark Paris and Paul Solen stepped in and took charge for the day.
    A cold wind was blowing into the left hand bank so I was happy to draw next to where I was last week on peg 10 in the lea of the wind. With some early spring sunshine it was pleasant sitting waiting for bites. Like last week I was virtually bite less in the first hour with no signs of action on the either the feeder ...
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