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Catch Report 27th April 2015


The last few weeks have seen a definite increase in both catches and angler numbers, although catches are still generally slow, as you would expect for the time of year. Water temperature are still low. The weeks reported catches are below:



With the persistent warmer weather, the lakes are beginning to pick up.

Carp lake: Josh Pearce caught a 22lb6oz mirror on a krill dumbell. Morgan Bacon caught 3 carp to 18lb12oz fishing pop-ups with solid pva bags. Ryan Taylor caught 8 carp to 26lbs on wafters. James Taylor caught 7 carp to 22lbs on balanced baits fished in a solid pva bag. Kevin Hayward caught 7 carp to 24lb2oz, and 2 tench on fake corn. Chris Hayward caught 4 carp to 18lbs on a pink pop-up. Kraig Dunn caught 3 commons to 23lb12oz on coconut creme boilies. Tom Feary caught commons of13lb, and 20lb on fake corn. Lee Pearce caught a 20lb6oz mirror and 17lb common on krill boilies. Mohamed Din caught a 21lb mirror plus 3 carp to 16lbs on a cell pop-up on a chod rig. Phil Cooke caught a 25lb mirror on cell boilies.

Booneys Lake: Mark Gentle caught 3- 20lb+ carp to 22lb12oz on homemade boilies. Dave Marriott caught 4 carp to 28lb2oz on mainline baits hybrid boilies. Andy Baker caught a 27lb8oz common on krill boilies. Alan Andrews set the new lake record with a mirror of 31lb8oz, and also caught a 24lb8oz common on cell boilies. Mark Gentle caught 8 carp to 30lb12oz on boilies. Mr Delacy caught a 17lb common on a pop-up. Matt Wren caught a 22lb12oz on element boilies. Matthew Wood caught a 19lb7oz common on a orange pop-up. Chad caught a 15lb common and 18lb mirror on a pineapple pop-up. James Hornig caught commons of 25lb2oz, 20lb15oz and 18lb10oz on cell pop-ups. Dan and Jay caught 18 carp including a 31lbs lake record common on pop-ups. 

The Match Canal: Weds 15th the over 60's fished the whole canal the result was 1st Malcolm Theakeston 101lb, 2nd Vic Jackson 77lbs, 3rd Harley Smith 44lbs. The first match in the spring series was fished on Saturday with 21 anglers taking part, the result was 1st Paul Raymond 84lb8oz, 2nd Bob Walker 69lb12oz, 3rd Bob Wiffin 59lb12oz. Mick Truslove tore the canal apart during the week catching 64 carp fishing with pellets in the margins. Queens works AC fished against How end blue in a round of the Angling Times Super cup, the result was: 1st Phil Stone 48lb11oz, 2nd Mark "SPLASHER" Wells, 3rd Peter Henegan 27lb4oz, How end blue won the match and progress to the next round.  John Patmore caught 13 carp to 12lbs, one bream and a tench on maggots. Stevenage bus AC held a match here on wednesday the result was: 1st C Price 70lb14oz, 2nd M Gibbert 53lbs, 3rd C Levy 24lb8oz. 

Becks Lake: Spencer caught 2 commons to 23lb on tutti fruiti boilies. Bryan Ledbury caught a 20lb common and 10lb bream on boilies. Daniel caught 3 carp to 16lb8oz and 2 bream to 9lb8oz on pineapple boilies. Lee Jeffries caught 4 carp to 15lbs on cell boilies. Steve Duroe caught 2 carp to 16lbs on fake pink pop-up sweet corn. Danny Bingham caught 11 carp to 17lb8oz on a snowman rig. Paul Beckett caught 9 carp to 22lbs and a 9lb bream. Graham Hallowell caught 2 carp to 16lb15oz on pop-ups. Josh Mabbitt caught 8 carp to 18lbs on yellow zigs. Alex Costa caught a 14lb mirror and 10lb common on pop-ups. Ashton caught 3 carp to 12lbs on zigs and bottom baits. Chris Hayward caught 9 carp to 17lbs on zigs. 

Winters Lake: Craig caught two 29lb commons and a 30lb common on a chod rig. Ben caught  a 26lb common on a pink pop-up. Alex Bransby caught a 30lb mirror on nutex boilies. Kevin Goude caught a 22lb12oz common and 17lb2oz mirror on a nutex boilie tipped with fake corn. Darren Brown caught commons of 23lbs and 20lb on rew baits boilies. Liam Chapman caught a 24lb2oz common on boilies. Lee Crampton caught a 20lb common sticky baits bloodworm boilies. Damon Cooper caught a 24lb common and a mirror of 22lbs on a pop-up. Chris Hayward caught a 29lb mirror on a pop-up fished with a solid bag. Dave Marriot caught a 25lb8oz common on new grange fake corn. Andy Stapleton caught 4 carp to 25lbs on secret seven boilies. Ian Pepper caught a 26lb mirror and 25lb4oz common on cell boilies. Neil Barker caught a 25lb mirror on a cell wafter. Andy Uhl caught a 21lb2oz common and 19lb8oz mirror. 

Blunham lake:  The second match in the spring open series was fished here Sunday, weight on the day were dominated by pellet wagglr caught carp the result was: 1st Del Waite 72lb, 2nd Darren Tait 56lb8oz, 3rd Paul Kyle 43lb8oz. Rylee Scott caught 5 carp to 10lbs and 3 bream. Paul Thistleton caught a 12lb common on a floater. John Bell caught 2 commons to 9lbs on pellets. An 11 lb common carp has been caught  today on a sweetcorn flavor soft hooker pellet.Neil French caught carp of 11lb and 8lbs, and a 5lb bream fishing with sweet corn and meat. 

Damsel lake: Ian Bartram caught a 19lb common on luncheon meat, and 2 mirrors to 19lb2oz on mainline baits Banoffee boilies. Glen Robson caught 3 carp to 15lbs on cell wafters. Ashley Thompson caught 2 commons to 15lb on rosehip boilies. Derek Platt caught 5 carp to 17lbs on nash TGF ACTIVE boilies. Craig Robertson caught 21 bream to 6lb8oz and 4 carp to 18lbs on the method feeder. Trevor Henshaw caught 4 carp to 17lbs onthe method feeder. Steve Lockwood caught 10  commons to 16lbs on a mainline hybrid snowman rig. Michael haynes  caught an 18lb8oz common on an urban baits nutcracker boilie. Kraig Dunn caught a 13lb1oz mirror and 15lb14oz common essential I.B. James caught 4 carp to 10lbs on a snowman rig. 

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