Summary of Recent Catches, 2nd March 2014
Damsel: Mr Doxborough caught a 12lb mirror on sweet corn. Braiden Tidmarsh caught 4 carp to 14lbs, and a 2lb trout on sweet corn. Joe Bundy caught a 10lb common from the margin on a blowback rig with essential I.B boilie. 4 carp and a trout landed in the shallows on boilie. The coarse anglers are catching plenty of trout on pellets and maggots. Ideal sport for the winter months. Several bream were landed in the week to one angler.
Blunham: Daniel Lovett landed a 8lb common and a 8lb 8oz common, both on Halibut pellets tipped with corn on a method feeder.
Becks: Bardley caught a 9lb common using cell boilies. Kev caught an 8lb 12oz bream usind cell. Daniel Fair caught 1 common and 1 mirror both mid doubles on Evolution RV1 Boilies. Trevor Francis caught 9 carp to 11lb+ using maggots.Trevor Francis caught 5 carp today upto 13lb 8oz & 4 bream upto 8lb on Red Maggots from the Beach swim. A 12lb carp was also landed on scopex boilies on 22 Feb.
Booneys: An angler caught 3 pike to 10lb using roach and lamprey. Craig Andrews caught a 16lb14oz pike on a dead bait. 4 carp landed this weekend including a 24lb 8oz and 17lb 8oz common. Several pike to 17lb were landed on Saturday 22 February on smelt. Dave Short landed a 5lb & 12lb Pike on Mackeral on 25 February. Double figure carp were being landed on Sat 22nd Feb it was a bright sunny day so ideal conditions for the zigs.
Match Canal: Vic Jackson landed 6 double figure carp on Wednesday 19 February on pole fished maggot. Sat 22 Feb saw several bream being caught on pinkies as well as roach and loads of perch all to Mr Ward. Queens works A.C.fished their last match of the season on sunday, the result was: 1st Micky Astle on peg 24 with 34lb8oz, 2nd Vic Jackson on peg 5 with 32lb7oz, and 3rd Paul Stokes with 27lb7oz from peg 20.
Carp: James gentle caught 7 carp to 12lb. Kryysztof Szybicki caught a 22lb common on a orange dumbell hookbait. Mark Gentle landed a 27lb common, 10lb common, 13lb 12oz common and a 17lb 13oz mirror all on boilies. Richard Mills caught carp of 19lb 4oz, 16lb 2oz, 12lb, 9lb 1oz, on a washed out 14mm pop-up an inch off bottom and fed with urbanbaits "the nutcracker" The majority of the action here is at night off the bottom. Zigs are the ideal tactics for the day time when its bright and sunny.
Winters: Lee Morgan landed a 22lb 8oz and a 23lb common last weekend (22nd Feb) both on dead maggots. Regular Huey landed a 26lb common during the day, bait unknown.
River: Mr Elliott caught 4 chub to 6lb 8oz and a 7lb barbel, on ledgered lob worms.