4:51pm Thursday 19th April 2012
By Frank Lythgoe
THE Disabled and Over 60s match held at Stage Lane saw Jeff Clare take the main prize money with an all skimmer catch weighing 4lbs 14ozs 12drs.
Jeff pole-fished bread at 12metres.
Match organiser John Dagnall came in second with another all skimmer catch taken on the pole with bread and caster.
Third and fourth had more fish, but strangely theirs were all roach catches.
Paul Floyd was having a lean spell at Grey Mist Mere when following a sudden 10 minute shower of hailstones the fish just switched on.
The guy on a nearby peg started the ball rolling with a 17-6-0 mirror that Paul followed with another mirror of 22-4-0 before adding a few tench to his catch.
He used pellet filled PVA bags and 8mm pellet on the hook.
Josh Turner reports catching his first Mist mirror, which weighed in at 21-9-0 plus three decent sized tench.
The tench at this fishery are now getting their heads down to some serious feeding and there are reports of some members having double figure catches with good numbers of fish over 6lbs.
Good catches of roach, rudd, and chub reported from Fosters Pools with the larger D fishery producing the best results.
Jim Swale was kept busy during his afternoon session when he fished pole and maggot for more than 50 fish to 10lbs.
He lost a decent carp at the net that had stretched his 4s elastic to the opposite bank on a number of occasions and eventually straightened his 20s hook just as the words ‘you’re mine’ entered his thoughts.
Buckley is still the place to visit if you are looking for some early season sport, and not only for carp because the roach and tench now need to compete for food against their larger rivals or go hungry.
John Dutton fished a method feeder and 6mm soft pellet for a mixed bag of small carp, tench, and quality roach to 1½lbs.
Don’t forget if you are targeting carp you must be in possession of an unhooking mat, and the same applies to tench.
Another reminder if you have not yet received your 2012 membership through the post, contact me immediately.
Keep sending catch reports to 01928 716238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HQ 52, Parker Street is open between 7pm and 9pm every Friday, for subscriptions, new memberships/ night permits or any queries.
Forthcoming events: Monday: Disabled and Over 60s match, draw at 10am at Star Inn, Statham. Call John Dagnall on 635486.
Results: Disabled and Over 60s (Bridgewater Canal): 1, Jeff Clare 4-14-12; 2, John Dagnall, 3-11-3; 3, John Sharp 2-14-10; 4, Alan Brown 2-11-10.
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