The Match Canal: Queens works AC. fished a summer league match here on Sunday the result was: 1st Steve Cooper 46lb, joint 2nd Fabio Crusco and Malcolm Theakstone both with 38lb8oz. The second match of our open series was fished on Saturday the result was: 1st John Patmore 62lb, 2nd Paul Boltryk 49lb4oz, 3rd Budge 41lb. Brian Ferrett caught 2 carp to 8lbs on luncheon meat. Don Fern caught 3 carp to 11lbs on mussels. Les Fern caught 4 carp to 8lb on mussels. The David Patmore memorial shield was fished for on Tuesday with John Patmore out fishing his family and coming away with the shield, he weighed in 198lb of carp all caught in the margins on meat, corn and expander pellets. BALIFFS TIP: Setting up a shallow pole rig and feeding little and often can be very producive when fishing on the bottom is slow. The margins fish very well in the evenings.
Becks Lake: Rick Pozzilli caught commons of 16 and 18lbs and a 6lb bream on code red boilies. Dan Field caught a 25lb12oz common on a pineapple pop-up. Ian caught a 16lb mirror on coconut creme boilies. Wayne caught a 17lb common on squid boilies. David Taylor caught a common of 24lb and a mirror of 16lb on Cell boilies. Trevor caught 3 commons to 16lbs on krill boilies. Mr Stickly caught a 15lb common on luncheon meat. Andy caught commons of 12lb and 14lb and 2 17lb commons using cell and also sweetcorn. Shaun Collins caught 2 carp to 12lb 11oz using monster crab and squid. Andre Clark caught a 12lb common on walnut cream. BALIFFS TIP: The shallow area at the A1 end of the lake around the reeds has been fishing well. Large catches can be achived without using huge quantity of bait - fishing tight to the island is a good way to fish in the warm weather.
Winters Lake: Andy Baker caught 7 carp to 24lbs on sticky bait krill boilies. Chris Hayward caught 2 carp to 15lb8oz on boilies. Dave Marriott caught 3 commons of 20lb+ on lupins. Jordan Pashley caught 3 carp to 28lb 2oz. Harry Cook caught a 14lb mirror on ceel. Justin caught a 25lb 9oz common on a northern pop-up. Shaun caught carp of 19lb, 24lb and 29lb using pop-ups. Lee caught a 20lb 8oz mirror on a pop-up. Shuan caught a 24lb 10z mirror on a pop-up. BALIFFS TIP: The fish on Winters tend to be quite nomadic and dont stay in one area for very long, casting to showing fish is very effective but with the recent weather and the tendacy of the fish to move away from angling pressure large beds of are not bringing many if any more bites than single hookbaits.
Blunham Lake: Mick Cooper caught 2 carp to 10lbs on pop-up maize. Reece caught a 10lb common on feeder fished sweet corn. Rob Lamont caught a 14lb carp on sweet corn. Paul Thistleton caught a 15lb mirror using sweetcorn. The PDC invitational fishing championships was held on Blunham this week, with plenty of fish getting caught and lots of money raised for charity. BALIFFS TIP: The margins on Blunham are very productive in the evening, keep baitng these areas through the day and fish elewhere untill later in the day when the tempreture starts to cool and the margin spots come into play.
Damsel Lake: Peter Street caught 2 mirrors of 12lbs each and a 5lb tench on sweetcorn and prawns. Stuart Raby caught 2 carp to 10lbs on boilies. Mr Emmerson caught 2 mirrors to 20lbs on banoffee boilies. Richard Saunders caught 4 commons to 17lb1oz on banoffee boilies. Terence caught a 10lb mirror on a dumbell boilie. Karl caught a 16lb common on sticky baits krill boilies. Billy Wright caught 4 carp to 18lb on a cell dumbell. Paul Thistleton caught 2 carp to 19lb5oz on spicy sausage pellets. Brian Morgan caught a 17lb common on a pineapple pop-up. BALIFFS TIP: Damsel can be a very good surface fishing lake, try soaking mixers in sunflower oil to flatten off the surface of the water and combat the ripple which can make surface fishing difficult. The margins produce a lot of carp on Damsel, so if you are struggling to locate fish look out for the large marginal features that hold carp.
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