Rolfslake Open Sunday 28th December 2014

 

 

A very Cold day down the lake.

Today saw 11 hardy anglers down the lake in which was a very cold day for the anglers on pegs 22 to 28 and slightly less colder for the anglers on the motorway bank. The story of the match was after a very quick fish from John after 5 seconds of going in it was a game of being patient as the odd carp were prepared to feed even though it must of been zero degrees.

The story of the match was that there were a few carp caught around the lake with Russ on peg 34 catching 4 carp for 39-13 to come second with Toby Pope very close behind with also 4 carp but this time they weighed only 34-08 and a few others also caught the odd carp but todays winner was Steve Pope on peg 18 in the corner.

Steve caught around 7 carp for his final weight of 72-15 which was a great weight considering how cold it was and Steve caught his fish fishing long down his left hand edge at the end of the bush and by fishing on the deck he managed to catch his carp and even lost 3 carp but was well clear of second place in what ended up a tough match {well done Steve}.

11 fished

 Place  Angler  Peg  Weight
 1st  Steve Pope 18  72-15 top overall  Rolfslake
 2nd  Russ 34  34-08 top carp weight  Rolfslake
 3rd  Toby Pope  7  34-08  Rolfslake
 4th  Eddie Taylor-Green  17  18-14  Rolfslake
 5th  Stuart Yeomans  14  17-15 top silvers weight  Reading Angling Center
 6th  John Bennett  23  14-11  Rolfslake

The curse of the Pirate comes to haunt JB.

With today being the last match of 2014 for me and John in our annual series it was all down to this last match to see if John could win the series overall or if I could claw my way back to draw after being 10-5 down . On a very cold day I was greeted within 5 seconds of the match starting with John shouting at me from across the lake as he was into his first carp of the day at around 11lb so it was going to be a very long 5 hours in the cold.

The great news for me was that was John’s last carp of the match and together with a last gasp bream gave him a final weight of 14-11.

As for me it was case of being patient and with my Colmic rod making a rare appearance and nearly its last as it nearly went in such was the violent bite i had from a 9lb carp and then it was  just sorting my long pole line out which i did missing about 10 bites on corn but more importantly hooking and landing another carp of 9lb and together with a lone perch weighed 18-14 to record the important point to draw the series with John after 20 matches this year.

I would like to thank the anglers that have been interested in our battle and more importantly to John for his good natured banter and encouragement even though throughout the year  we been unwell or injured at some stage of this battle but we still kept it going so well done John.

To draw with one of the top anglers down the lake is a great feat so well done the Pirate.

 

The score ends at

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John 10

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Eddie 10

Thanks for reading John, Simon and Eddie

Rolfslake Winter league 21st December 2014.

 

The final Round and all to play for.

With a full attendance today it was going to be a close run thing to see who were going to be crowned Winter league Champions 2014 and who were going to win to race for third place as it was very close. With the day fairly cold the lake lookded lifeless except for the odd fish crashing in C section which today would see John Bennett And Steve Stayte fishing end pegs 18 and 22.

In A section Geoff Edwards would see himself drawn down on peg 40 and Pat Pritchard his main rival on peg 5 but both were upstaged by a brilliant winter catch of bream from Doug Robinson from moody peg 38 as he put 34-13 on the scales to beat Jim McCann’s carp weight of 32-07 {well done Doug}.

In B section saw the Seat Box Appreciation Society’s Kev Dolton peg 28 sitting next to his team mate Ian McCulloch on peg 26 but in C section and both struggled to catch any fish in numbers for their worst score in 6 rounds as they came last and second last in section allowing their main rivals to grow their points lead in todays match.

Star performer of the day was John Bennett on peg 18 who put a fantastic weight of winter carp on the scales and even had the luxury of losing 8 fish but that did not matter as he put 137-08 of fish on the scales to not only have top weight on the day but help his team to be crowned champions together with help from his team mates Geoff Edwards and Stuart Yeomans {very well done guys }

The Three Amigo’s Rolfslake Winter League Champions 2014

The battle for third place was eventually won by The Misfits well done guys.

After the match Pauline and John treated the guys to chicken and chips and then there was a raffle and a special visit from Santa.

Round 6

Section A

 Place  Angler  Peg  Weight  Team  Points
 1st  Doug Robinson  38  34-13  Flintstones  6
 2nd  Jim McCann  7  32-07  Luton Mafia  5
 3rd  Geoff Edwards  40  13-05  The Three Amigos  4
 4th  Pat Pritchard  5  7-09  Seat Box Appreciation Society  3
 5th  Ernie Malyon  34  5-08  Flintstones  2
 6th  Rob Woodwood  2  1-01  Aunt Sallys  1

Section B

 Place  Angler  Peg  Weight  Team  Points
 1st  Steve Palmer  10  15-10  Flintstones  6
 2nd  Stuart Yeomans  9  14-03  The Three Amigos  5
 3rd  Eddie Taylor-Green  32  14-01  Luton Mafia  4
 4th  Charlie Bishop  13  8-12  Aunt Sally’s  3
 5th  Jeff Bond  30  6-02  Misfits  2
 6th  Kev Dolton  28 4-07  Seat Box Appreciation Society  1

Section C

 Place  Angler  Peg  Weight  Team  Points
 1st  John Bennett  18  137-08  The three Amigoes  6
 2nd  Steve Stayte  22  68-07  Luton Mafia  5
 3rd  John Hague  24  60-07  Aunt Sally’s  4
 4th  Alan Bond  14  33-10  Misfits  3
 5th  Ian McCulloch  26  24-09  Seat Box Appreciation Society  2
 6th  Mick Chappell  16  24-06  Flintstones  1

Final Placings

 Place  Team  Dropped lowest points  Final Points
 1st  The Three Amigos  11  76
 2nd  Seat Box Appreciation Society  6  71
 3rd  Misfits  8  57
 4th  Luton Mafia  8  55
 4th  Flintstones  7  55
 6th  Aunt Sally’s  0  16

On Behalf of all the anglers fishing this league we would like to thank John and Pauline Bennett for their hospitality and for looking after the anglers during these 6 matches.

Thanks for reading John, Simon and Eddie.

WINTER LEAGUE ROUND 5

 PEG NO  NAME TEAM WEIGHT  PTS
 34 GEOFF BOND MISFITS 45-6-0  6
 38 NEIL HUTCHINS LUTON MAFIA   1-1-0  2
 40 KEV DOLTON SEAT BOX APP SOC   3-1-0  3
  2 STUART YEOMANS THE 3 AMIGOES  13-0-0  5
  5 CHARLIE BISHOP AUNT SALLYS  DNW  0
  7 STEVE PALMER THE FLINSTONES  9-9-0  4
  9 RUSS SPENCER AUNT SALLYS DNW  0
 10 N/D MISFITS N/D  0
 13 MICK CHAPPELL THE FLINSTONES 0-15-0  3
 28 STEVE WATERS SEAT BOX APP SOC 12-0-0  6
 30 STEVE STAYTE LUTON MAFIA  6-3-0  5
 32 JOHN BENNETT THE THREE AMIGOES  5-3-0  4
 14 GEOFF EDWARDS THE 3 AMIGOES 38-4-0  4
 16 N/D  AUNT SALLYS DNW  0
 18 DEREK HAMMOND SEAT BOX APP SOC 56-15-0  6
 22 DOUG ROBINSON THE MISFITS 53-9-0  5
 24 JIM MC CANN  LUTON MAFIA  DNW  0
 26 ERNIE MALYON  THE FLINSTONES  3-6-0  3

 

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