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Pos Name Peg Weight
2 WAYNE PARKER 30 31-0-0 ( INCLUDING AΒ 21-11-0 CARPΒ )
5 JOHN BENNETT 26 19-13-0 ( ONE CARP 9-1-0)
6 JEFF BOND 22 7-9-0

Saturday Open Match. 21st May 2011


A fine sunny day at the lake. Wind blowing from big lake down to little lake


Another open match at the lake and 13 anglers turned up to fish. Pegs in the hat today were 34,38,40,2,4,6,7,8,9,13,14,16,18. With the wind blowing hard down into the little lake I think most people wanted a peg down in the little lake.


Waiting for the draw

Weather was nice for a change

Down in the little lake. Peg 3

Pegs 7 and 8. Good pegs if you can draw them

Mr 200lb (Mark Newbold) and his mate Dean

Stragglers in the car park

Justin Watkins on Facebook

John and Paul sorting the bait out

With the draw out the way Everyone set off to their pegs to set up. The match was started by Pauline ringing the bell at 1.15pm. Down in the little lake everyone except John on peg 2 had a carp right away but to their dismay that was most of the action as everyone pretty much struggled for the rest of the match.

In the big lake it was a slow start for eveyone also. I had started on a 5 meter line in front of me and was getting indications and a lot of liners indicating the fish were not on the bottom. I looked out and the top end of the big lake was black with fish cruising around like normal so I threw the pellet waggler out to see if they would bite and to my surprise without feeding I had a fish on. With plenty of feed making a noise on the water I managed 10 fish in the first hour. Justin on peg 16 had also switched to the pellet waggler and managed to hook a carp too. My bites were taking too long to come so I left the waggler line.

I rang John and he said the little lake was not fishing well at all. Mark on peg 40 was bagging up but not with carp, he was catching 2-3lb bream on his carp rigs. Just goes to show these fish are not shy πŸ˜€

Doug on peg 13 had found the carp and was catching well. Mick on 14 and Michael on 9 had also started catching well. I had caught 1 carp from each of my bush lines (4m and 11m) but after each carp the float was motionless, crazy. I then went out with the pole at 13m and started catching shallow but the fish were a lot smaller. At 2.5 hours in to the match all my swims had dried up.

It was a different story for Justin on peg 16 though. After only one fish in the first 2.5 hours he had moved to his margin swims and was catching regularly. So now it was the other way round, I was watching him catching πŸ˜€


Justin Watkins on peg 16


One of Justins margin Munters


I had only managed 4 carp in the last part of the match from my 5 meter line whilst Justin was catching very well so Knew it was going to be tight between me and him. John on peg 2 had managed to hook in to his first carp of the match a 5.45 with only 30 minutes of the match remaining. Pauline rang the bell for the all out at 6.15pm.

Onto the weigh in and the it was soon clear how hard the little lake had fished again. Dave Whiteman on one of his many visits to peg 6 had done a good weight of 58lb but Mark on 40 had caught 4 carp and a massive bag of bream, 46lb to be precise.


Mark Newbold with one of his many bream
The rest of Mark’s fish
Dave Whiteman had also caught a nice bag of bream
The rest of Daves fish

More bream came from peg 9 and 13. Amazing amount snotties caught today. The first ton of the day came from Doug on peg 13 (who also took the peg king title, well done) but was overtaken by Justin on 16 with 150lb and for the first time ever I had guessed my weight near enough perfect, I had guessed 170lb and put 173lb on the scales πŸ˜€


Position Name Peg Weight
1 Simon Mound 18 173-4
2 Justin Watkins 16 150-0
3 Doug Richardson 13 110-0
4 Michael Corsini 9 87-12
5 Mick Hughes 14 87-0
6 Mark Newbold 40 84-8 inc 46lb of bream
7 Jack 7 60-8
8 Dave Whiteman 6 58-12
9 Dean 8 24-8
10 Paul Jay 4 24-0
11 John Bennett 2 19-4
12 Fred 38 12-0
13 Colin 34 DNW

Dont forget there is another open match on the 30th May which is also a Bank Holiday. Call John Bennett to book in please…. 07774 618688

Thanks for reading Eddie, Simon and John.

Easter Festival Monday Day 3 2011

25th April 2011

The Final day of the festival has arrived. With the lake fishing quite hard its hard to figure out who is gonna take the title this year. Derek Hammond is favourite before the draw, but it all depends what peg he draws in A section. A section had quite a struggle yesterday, maybe the fish will return to that end of the lake today.

More to follow……

Waiting for pictures etc

Final Results

A Section Peg Weight Points
1st John Hague 34 77-0 1
2nd Steve Waters 2 52-8 2
3rd Geoff Edwards 4 41-0 3
4th Frank Hardie 7 39-0 4
5th Jonny Broadbent 36 15-0 5
6th Chris Telling 40 9-0 6
7th CliveΒ  Pritchard 38 7-0 7
8th Ernie Malyon 6 DNW 8
B Section Peg Weight Points
1st Jon Walker 8 98-4 1
2nd Mick Lane 13 71-8 2
3rd Phil Powell 10 46-8 3
4th Liam Bough 9 35-8 4
5th Paul Glenfield 32 31-8 5
6th Mick Hughes 28 10-8 6
7th Paul Newbury 29 DNW 7
8th Mick Chapell 31 DNW 8
C Section Peg Weight Points
1st Geoff Warmington 18 260-0 1
2nd Colin Wedgebrow 22 230-0 2
3rd Andy Johnstone 17 116-8 3
4th Pat Pritchard 15 71-8 4
5th Dave Whiteman 23 47-0 5
6th Matt Smith 14 41-8 6
7th Derek Hammond 26 12-0 7
8th Mark Malin 25 10-8 8


Top 6 Weight Total
1st Mick Lane 247-8 8
2nd Jon Walker 270-4 9
3rd Phil Powell 202-8 9
4th Pat Pritchard 360-4 10
5th Derek Hammond 332-0 10

Well Done Mick. You can buy a new caravan for down the lake now πŸ™‚

A few pics From Chris Telling’s Camera….

Jonny Broadbent on peg 9. Pleeeeease Stop πŸ˜€


Pat Pritchard Playing a lump on peg 34

See, told you it was a lump.

Jon Walker playing a carp

Jon Walker with some of the lake inhabitants

The Elite Weigh in Team


Section Winners

Chris Telling

Derek Hammond Praying for some fish

Mark Malin on peg 25

Winter League, Final Round. New Champions….30th Jan 2011

The morning had arrived for the final round of the winter league at Rolfslake. Reigning champions Rolfs Team Gold were behind the dream team Walker Floats and needed them to have a bad draw (no chance πŸ˜€ )

There had been a frost on Saturday night and the lake had a thin layer of ice on it on some area’s, John was in the boat breaking it up. Today we are fishing from 11am to 4pm. With everyone arriving on time the draw got underway on time.

Derek Hammond (dream team) promptly drew peg 34 for A section and Mick lane drew peg 6, comments were flying already πŸ˜€ Jon Walker (dream team) was not so lucky in drawing for B section and drew peg 8, Phil Power drew peg 32 which is normally good for a good bag of silvers, Phil’s speciality. As I blanked last match I did not have the luxury of drawing, I had what was left in the bag and everyone left me peg 13. Thanks πŸ˜€

On to C section, Steve Waters (dream team) drew peg 24 which has had a few carp coming off it lately, John Bennett pulled out peg 14 which I dont think he fancied too much. Things were looking good for the dream team draw wise, no surprise there πŸ˜€

With an extra half an hour of setting up time most people were done early and wondering round the lake chatting.

Marcus and Paul having a chat

Malc on peg 30 taking some snaps

Chris Lovelock and Clive down on peg 16

Geoff over on peg 10

Marcus Burgess making a return to fish C Section πŸ˜€

At 11am Phil shouted the all in. It wasn’t long before Derek on peg 34 had a carp in the net while the rest of A section looked on in envy and the looked back at their motionless floats.

Not long after Steve on peg 24 who was fishing the bomb was playing a carp, after guiding it round the iceberg it was safely in the net and he screamed out much to Johns disgust πŸ˜€ Steve was getting a bite a chuck in fact and already had 3 carp in the net before I had my first carp. I was fishing the bomb with double corn just behind the aerator. A nice 10lber to start off with, not bad. John had managed to land 2 carp from peg 14 but could not buy another bite and had to watch Steve and Clive on peg 16 pulling carp from the bar.

Nearly there

My first carp of the year in the net

Half way through the match things were pretty much the same. Steve was still catching carp, Marcus on peg 23 was also catching carp and Clive was also Catching carp. Everyone in C section was having a nice days fishing. Neil Riddy fishing on peg 18 had 2 15lb + carp in his first 2 bites 😯

A Section were all in the same position as they were at the start, watching Derek Hammond catching fish. Having lost another carp he was now catching some big perch and silvers.

B Section, everyone was catching Silvers, Jon Walker had snared 3 big perch from peg 8, Chris Lovelock on peg 9 had also caught a carp fishing the bomb the the aerator too. I was catching plenty of silvers fishing at 13m on red maggot. Phil, Malc and Andy on the car park bank were also catching silvers.

Phil Powell

Andy looking a tad cold

In the final half of the match things were looking grim for current champions Rolfs Team Gold, John still only had 2 carp. Mick Lane had yet to catch a fish and Phil whilst catching plenty of silver fish was behind in his section as I had managed to catch 3 more carp and Chris had 2 carp.

Steve and most of C section were still catching but it was clear that no one was going to catch Steve up. The weigh in revealed it was all over for Rolfs Team Gold but it had been a close battle right up to the end.

Jon Walker with some cracking Perch

Malc with a rare hybrid from the lake πŸ˜€


A Section Peg Weight Team
Derek Hammond 34 13-0 Walker Floats
Steve Palmer 7 1-15 Heavy Weights
Frank Hardie 2 DNW Assassins
Paul Jay 40 DNW Wooden Tops
Mick Lane 6 DNW Rolfs Team Gold
Pete Arnold 4 DNW Pats Lot
Dai Thomas 37 DNW Rolfs Rejects
B Section Peg Weight Team
Simon Mound 13 50-14 Assassins
Chris Lovelock 9 27-8 Wooden Tops
Andy Quarmby 28 15-5 Pats Lot
Phil Powell 32 14-6 Rolfs Team Gold
Malc Doyle 30 9-6 Rolfs Rejects
Jon Walker 8 6-15 Walker Floats
Geoff Palmer 10 3-0 Heavy Weights
C Section Peg Weight Team
Steve Waters 24 108-14 Walker Floats
Marcus Burgess 23 63-4 Rolfs Rejects
Neil Riddy 18 59-12 Wooden Tops
Clive Pritchard 16 59-8 Assassin
Ernie Malyon 21 34-0 Heavy Weights
John Bennett 14 18-0 Rolfs Team Gold
Pat Pritchard 26 16-14 Pats Lot
1st Walker Floats 16
2nd Assassins 11
3rd Wooden Tops 11
4th Heavy Weights 10
5th Rolfs Rejects 9
6th Rolfs Team Gold 6
7th Pats Lot 6


Walker Floats 21+10+13+15+Β 18+ 16 93 1st
Rolfs Team Gold 17+14+16+11+16+ 6 80 2nd
Heavy Weights 11+16+5+18+13+ 10 73 3rd
Pats Lot 10+17+16+14+8+ 6 71 4th
Assassins 9+15+12+6+11+ 11 64 5th
Wooden Tops 9+3+13+3+9+ 11 48 6th
Rolfs Rejects 7+8+2+3+7+ 9 36 7th

A big Well done to Team Walker Floats who have fished a tidy series taking money on every match and more importantly high points to take the series.


Derek, Jon and Steve. New Champions

Steve Waters, Overall Winner today and top carp weight

Andy Quarmby. Top silvers weight today.

John Bennett getting some stick from the new champs πŸ˜€

The spring League starts next Sunday, I hope everyone catches plenty of fish and the weather improves for you all. Sorry this is late, I already wrote it out once but it disappeared after I updated a plugin on the site.

Tightlines from Simon, Eddie and John πŸ™‚

Winter League Round 2, Sun 21st Nov 2010.

Last matches Dream Team

The second round of the winter league was fished at the lake today. With Walker floats team sitting at the top of the table would they manage another clean sweep and hang on to the top spot or did the lake have other ideas for them ??

With everyone at the lake on time John got the draw under-way early to allow everyone some extra time to set up. The draw format today was whoever won A section drew first for their peg in B section and so on down to last place getting what was left in the bag.

Today there was a cold wind blowing from peg 40 towards the big lake making a nice ripple on the water. It was cloudy all day and we had a few spots of rain but nothing major.

Everyone drew their pegs and set off to set up. How the lake would fish was anyone’s guess πŸ˜€

Pat Pritchard signalled the all in with a hooter that sounded like a strangled donkey πŸ˜€

I was fishing on peg 2 which everyone kindly left in the bag for me today and hoping to have a bit more than 8oz. It was not long before I saw the first carp being caught by Liam over on peg 34, he was fishing the tip. I was next to catch, a small 4oz perch which I was chuffed with as it was half my last matches weight and meant I avoided the DNW.

Jon Walker over on 37 was struggling but Jon normally gets the carp going so I was expecting him to start catching but it never happened for him this week 😯 Poor Gary Haisman on peg 4 was much the same and had managed to hook a carp first drop on his long line but as he shipped back it came off. Geoff On peg 40 had managed to foul hook a perch whilst reeling in his feeder πŸ˜€

Phil Powell on peg 6 was fishing 16 meters on the bloodworm and joker and putting a nice net of silvers together before he had something stealing his fish….

Phil's first ever Pike which went 12lb 4oz. Well done.

The pike lead him on a merry dance around his and Malc’s pegs. Malc help out when the pike went round the back of his platform by pushing it back out in to the lake with his landing net πŸ˜€ This was not the only pike to put in an appearance today, Clive Pritchard on peg 28 also caught a 10lb 8oz pike which fell to double maggot on the bomb.

In the last 2 hours the big lake started to produce some fish, Roving reporter Marcus Burgess fishing from peg 9 was keeping me up to date with who was catching which was keeping him busy as he was not catching much unfortunately.

The lake fished hard overall but least different people caught some fish this week instead of watching other catching πŸ˜€

As for my match, I managed 5 carp this week fishing corn in to the corner on the pole and bomb rod which was a massive relief. I had to laugh when Malc came walking past me and said he was off to unhook his hook from the rope by the lilies on peg 34 after casting a little to far πŸ˜€

The results tell the rest of the story.


A Section Peg Weight Team
1st Liam Bough 34 47-12 Pats Lot
2nd Simon Mound 2 37-8 Assassins
3rd Malc Doyle 7 28-0 Rolfs Rejects
4th Phil Powell 6 26-0 Rolfs Team Gold
5th Jon Walker 37 0-4 Walker Floats
6th Geoff Palmer 40 0-1 Heavy Weights
Gary Haisman 4 DNW Wooden Tops
B Section Peg Weight Team
1st Ernie Maylon 13 50-4 Heavy Weights
2nd Clive Pritchard 28 23-12 Assassins
3rd John Bennett 8 19-8 Rolfs Team Gold
4th Pat Pritchard 32 12-6 Pats Lot
5th Steve Waters 30 10-0 Walker Floats
6th Marcus Burgess 9 2-8 Rolfs Rejects
7th Frank Hardie 10 0-4 Wooden Tops
C Section Peg Weight Team
1st Steve Palmer 21 91-0 Heavy Weights
2nd Pete Arnold 18 72-0 Pats Lot
3rd Mick Lane 24 68-8 Rolfs Team Gold
4th Derek Hammond 23 55-12 Walker Floats
5th Steve Wilson 16 39-0 Assassins
6th Paul Jay 14 29-4 Wooden Tops
7th Dai Thomas 26 22-8 Rolfs Rejects
1st Pats Lot 17
2nd Heavy Weights 16
3rd Assassins 15
4th Rolfs Team Gold 14
5th= Walker Floats 10
5th= Rolfs Rejects 8
7th Wooden Tops 3


1st Rolfs Team Gold 17+14 31=
1st Walker Floats 21+10 31=
2nd Heavy Weights 11+16 27=
2nd Pats Lot 10+17 27=
5th Assassins 9+15 24
6th Rolfs Rejects 7+8 15
7th Wooden Tops 9+3 12

Today's top team. Pats Lot. Well Done

Pete Arnold was fishing instead of Dave Whiteman.

Top Silvers Weight went to Phil Powell With 26lb including his 12lb pike.

Top carp weight went to Steve Palmer with a cracking 91lb on a hard day at the lake.

Its tight at the top of the table and with 4 matches to go its all still to play for. Everyone switches sections again next match.

Next Saturdays Open match is a normal open where carp will count and there will be a separate pool for the silver fish. Please ring John to book in.

The next Winter League match is on the 5th December. 9.30 Draw again.

Thanks for reading, Eddie and Si.

One last picture which I got off Johns Phone today and was asked to put it on the blog…

Phil Powell with a 22lb carp caught a while back, not in this match. Nice one Phil πŸ™‚

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