Trev Price again showed the Pellet Maggot Combination to be a deadly method with another win returning 245lb just ahead of Colin Fosdyke on 242lb
Richard Brain on peg 3 pushed all the way but a slow middle hour cost him dearly and 236lb was only good enough for third place.
Gary Thorpe on peg 13 filled the frame with 227lb
Dell Smith & Trev Price shared the spoils both returning exactly the same weight of 340lb
Both anglers used similar tactics of Maggot and Pellet with Stinky Maggot hook bait.
A fantastic match on Alders Ash lake was won by Josh Blavins fishing stinky paste short for the first half and corn later on. This made it three in a row for Josh. Second was Richard on peg 1 fishing meat. Trev and Simon had a head to head battle on pegs 28 and 29 with Trev just piping Simon with one stinky maggot caught carp.
1st - Josh Blavins 293lb peg 5
2nd - Richard Brain 267lb peg 1
3rd - Trev Price 241lb peg 28
4th - Simon 235lb peg 29
Terry Lancaster fished a great match to just top the sunday open at Alders Pines Lake ahead of Angling Times Tony and Nick Rowe.
1st - Terry Lancaster 95lb peg 16
2nd - AT Tony 94lb 6oz peg 20
3rd - Nick Rowe 90lb 8oz peg 15
4th - Matt Grant 85lb 13oz peg 4
5th - Jonny 83lb 14oz peg 5
6th - Matt Brayfield 83lb 11oz peg 17
Richard Brain made no mistakes off of on form peg 16 on sundays open at Pines Lake with 125lb of maggot and meat caught carp at 16m. Gary Thorpe caught a fantastic 97lb on peg 12, whilst Josh and Matt had a fish to fish battle for third, with Matt coming out one fish ahead with 70lb.
1st - Richard Brain 125lb 2oz Peg 16
2nd - Gary Thorpe 97lb 13oz Peg 12
3rd - Matt Brayfield 70lb 14oz Peg 1
4th - Josh Blavins 69lb 14oz Peg 18
5th - jim 60lb 13oz Peg 10
6th - Gary Page 60lb 4oz Peg 5
Andy Tebbit drew inform peg 38 on Ash Lake and made easy work of the conditions to win this weeks Tuesday open with a very creditable 198lb
Following Andy home was Keith Ashby 172lb
ahead of Colin Spenser 165lb
1st - Andy Tebbit 198lb
2nd - Keith Ashby 172lb
3rd - Colin Spenser 165lb
4th - Nick Darke 160lb
5th - Trev Price 150lb
Gary Thorpe romped home to victory on the Sunday Open on in form peg 38 as the fish woke up in Alders Ash Lake. He fished stinky maggots over maggots and fishery pellet at 6m down the edge for the first double ton of the year. Richard Brain managed a great weight off of peg 5 with 144lb narrowly beating Steve Potter on peg 35..
1st - Gary Thorpe 220lb 7oz
2nd - Richard Brain 144lb 2oz
3rd - Steve Potter 136lb
4th - Josh Blavins 106 lb 6oz
5th - Simon Edwards 95lb 1 oz
6th - Neil wordings 72lb 5oz
Alders farm Easter Festival 2013
Despite the coldest Easter for years anglers braved the conditions to fish this year’s three day festival.
With anglers travelling from all over the country with snow and ice a problem and 12 very late cancellations a decision was needed on whether the event should even go ahead, after consulting the lads who had the longest journeys it was decided to go ahead and fish the event.
On the morning of the event Alders was blessed with temperatures as low as minus 6 and of course frozen lakes, this didn’t stop the organisers they immediately got to work to clear the ice and after two hours of hard work game on.
N Cotterell 74lb
Colin Fossdyke 58lb 14 oz.
Glen Butler 57lb
Day two again saw a minus 6 and again the team worked so hard to get the match on with lots of advice from those watching on.
N Darke 60lb 7oz
S Spinks 56lb 12oz
K Ashby 43lb 13oz
Day Three and like the previous two days we were met with yet another minus 6 and two very frozen lakes, the decision was made by some anglers that they the anglers should break their own swims (and not the organisers) whilst popular with themselves, but not with the majority of those taking part, which resulted in some deciding not to fish and going home after they drew what they perceived as no hopers, which does not help the festival as an event.
Simon Spinks 40lb 9oz
Terry Lancaster 39lb 13oz
N Darke 37lb
As a festival the weather conditions made it a level playing field and the draw became very important something that as an organiser you love as it brings in exciting elements.
Nick Darke (Got Baits) came out on top with a very creditable 19 points ahead of Simon Spinks 18 points his first visit to the venue.
N Cottrell (Cottee) came in third with 17 points again a first time visitor.
Mr Mad the ever green old man of the sport showed his England veteran credentials by coming in Fourth on a weight count back also on 17 points.
N Darke Got Baits 19 points 132lb 7oz £300
Simon Spinks Maver Westwood 18 Points 132lb 8oz £220
N Cottrell Swan Elite 17 Points 107lb 1oz £180
Mr Mad Got Baits 17 Points 93lb 15oz £140
M Dickens Chiltern Match Group 17 Points 81lb 15oz £100
Next year’s event will be staged over two days Easter Sunday/Easter Monday and with people already booking and Easter two weeks later a sell-out is on the cardsFingers crossed we won’t see these kinds of conditions again.
Charlie Lancaster won the latest affordable open on Ash Lake at Alders farm fishery.
Using an additive he scrounged from his brother England International Terry he doused his red maggot in the smelly liquid and was rewarded with a string of Carp to lead the field with a fantastic 101lb.
1st - Charlie Lancaster 101 lb
2nd - Miles Philips 89lb
3rd - Colin Spencer 85 lb
4th - Warren Downie 65lb
5th - Polish Kris 59lb
6th - Karl Williams 54lb
Mr mad showed the youngsters a clean pair of heals in the latest Sunday open on alders
The 72 year old veteran drew favoured peg 5 and caught on red atomic maggot and feeder.
Switching to the pole for the last two hours with Stinky Stuff hook baits to record a popular win.
1st - Mr Mad 72lb
2nd - Josh Blavins 67lb 15oz
3rd - Nick Wooding 61lb
4th - Colin Fosdyke 59lb 8oz
5th - Steve Potter 49lb 14oz
6th - Andy Blackwell 49lb 8oz
Another good turn out for the Tuesday affordable open, Anglers were met with high winds and driving rain which was sure to dampen the sport.
Fishing his last Tuesday match for a few months Trev Price drew in form peg 5, whilst everyone around him opted for the feeder approach Trevor decided to fish the long pole with pellet and maggot with dipped ( stinky stuff) maggot on the hook.
Using 014 line and 18 Kammasan 911 he fished single and double maggot to make it his 6th win in 8 open matches with the other two 2nd and 3rd respectively.
2nd place on the day went to new face Solski who fished the method feeder tight to the island to catch more fish than Trev but a smaller stamp.
filling the final spot was Paul Barnes who again drew 23 and fished tight to the island for the early part of the match before switching to the long pole.
Every one at Alders wishes Trev a speedy recovery and looks forward to having him back on the bank as soon as possible as long as you don’t keep winning.
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 98lb
2nd - Solski Gold Valley 78lb
3rd - Paul barnes Milton Keynes75lb
4th - Jon (DaD) Price Red Lion 70lb
5th - Terry Lancaster Got Baits 62lb
6th - Joe Roberts Sensas 60lb
This week the anglers were met with a severe overnight frost, with temperatures going as low as -5 sport was bound to be difficult, and so it proved.
With bites at a premium in the early part of the match it looked like a two horse race between Warren Downie and Mal Talbot who had both landed early big Carp.
Trevor Price decided the best plan of action was to put some bait down the edge and play a waiting game and it proved the right decision!! cupping in a pint of maggot and two tins of corn he had to wait to the last stage of the match to secure yet another win making it 5 wins out of 6, landing 4 carp and some skimmers using treble maggot on a Kamasan 911 size 16 dipped in “ Stinky Stuff” for a match winning weight of 27lb 12oz.
Keith Ghandi Ashby continued his recent good form putting together a fine net of small fish for 22lb 11oz to secure 2nd place ahead of Warren Downie who had 21.11oz to complete the frame England international Terry Lancaster had 19lb of Skimmers
Tough match but considering the conditions everyone caught something.
1st - Trevor Price Got Baits 27lb 12oz
2nd - Keith Ashby Got Baits 22lb 11oz
3rd - Warren Downie Browns Angling 21lb11oz
4th - Terry Lancaster Got Baits 19lb
5th - Mal Talbot Got Baits 18lb
6th - Paul Barnes MKAC 14.11oz
Trev price recorded his 4 th straight win.
pegged on wood lake and once again used pellet and maggot and the now famous stinky stuff
Trevor fished the waggler and maggot over fishery pellet and put 84lb on the scales
Second place Roy Makin caught carp to 5 lb in his 79 lb
Fishing pellet and maggot ahead of Ian pretty who fished soft pellet over micro for 74 lb
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 84lb
2nd - R Makins 79lb
3rd - Ian Pritty 74lb
Affordable open on ash lake saw another decent turn out and once again trev price took top spot with 222lb fishing what many describe as the stinky stuff on his maggot and pellet drawn on peg 34? Trevor caught on maggot down the edge landing fish up to 7 lb
Mal talbot fished pellet on peg 30 and landed 177lb for runner up spot 3rd went to mick Wright
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 22lb
2nd - Mal Talbot Got Baits 177lb
3rd - Mick Wright 158lb
Alders had an international feel with representatives from the Chinese bait firm old ghost fishing this latest open but it was once again in form got baits angler trev price who showed every everyone a clean pair of heels putting 277lb on the scales.
Feeding fishery pellet and maggot trev caught carp at 6 m
Then down the edge.
Richard brain was runner up with 206lb fishing pellet and maggot
Terry Lancaster finished 3rd with 189lb
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 277lb
2nd - Richard Brain Got Baits 206lb
3rd - Terry Lancaster Got Baits 189lb
4th - Mr Yi Old Ghost 182lb
Trev price returned to the match scene after a long lay off due to work commitments developing what many believe to be the most exciting bait additive to come to fishing for some years.
Drawing peg 8 on pines lake and fishing pellet and maggot trev put 226lb on the scales to take top spot.
Dell smith had a peg to peg battle with josh Blavins for second place with dell coming out on top 189 lb to 185 lb
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 226lb
2nd - Dell Smith Got Baits 189lb
3rd - Josh Blavins Got Baits 185lb
Nick Darke (GOT Baits) continued his run of form with an impressive victory off of peg 18 on Alders Pines Lake; he fished corn over fishery pellet at 5m before switching to atomic maggot down the edge for 204 lb. Second place Colin Fosdyke used the space on peg 1 to fish both edges with atomic maggot and pellet to record a great 156 lb. Dell Smith (GOT Baits) completed the frame off the much fancied peg 16 with 122lb 8oz.
Ist Nick Darke Got Baits 204 lb peg 18
2nd Colin ( The Male Model) Fosdyke 156 lb peg 1
3rd Dell Smith GOT Baits 122 lb 8oz peg 16
4th Josh Blavins GOT Baits 104 lb peg 26
5th Phil Young GOT Baits 97 lb peg 15
6th Craig Bate Vespe 81 lb peg 4
Fishery Manager Trev Price came out of semi retirement to fish the latest affordable open.
Drawing peg 8 he fished the waggler to the island with maggot on the hook and fed 6mm fishery pellet.
He caught steady on this method for the first half of the match before switching to the pole fishing maggot over 4mm pellet to return 226lb 10oz
Derek Smith finished as the bridesmaid fishing maggot over pellet close in.
1st - Trev Price Got Baits 226lb 10oz
2nd - Dell Smith Got Baits 159lb
3rd - Brian Towney 149lb
4th - Josh Blavins Got Baits139lb
5th - Richard Brain Got Baits125lb
6th - Roy Makins 120lb
Josh Blavins set a new match record for pines lake on Saturdays open.
Fishing peg one and making the most out of his end peg josh caught steadily on the corn over a bed of pellet feed.
Runner up Gary Thorpe finished a close second but couldn’t find enough big fish to mount a serious challenge.
1st - Josh Blavins Got Baits 266-12-
2nd - Gary Thorpe Got Baits 231lb
3rd - Matt Grant Tubertini 214lb
4th - Mike Madell 201-7-0
5th - Steve Grant 184-14-0
6th - Steve Tyler Poplets 178lb
The Tuesday opens at Alders are proving very popular and the match returns just keep getting better.
Josh Blavins once again took top spot fishing Corn over pellet on peg 31 to lead the field home with 266lb
being an end peg josh maximised the room to fish top 2 down both edges to take his fish.
Carl Williams from Newark drew in form peg 4 and fed pellet and maggot for a fantastic 255lb the feeling from the other lads he would have easily caught 300lb had he not been fishing his Gay elastic.
Third went to in form Nick D with 251lb.
1st - Josh Blavins 266lb peg 31
2nd - Carl Williams 255lb
3rd - Nick D 251lb
4th - Colin Spencer 200lb 10oz
5th - Mick Wright 133lb
6th - Mal Talbot 104lb
Granddad Gary Thorpe looked forward to some peace and quite at the weekend after having all his grand children for a week.
Drawing peg 3 he led the field home fishing pellet and Atomic Maggot with 307lb
Chris Telling on peg 1 left it to late to challenge but his 286lb was good enough for second.
Colin ( The Male model) Fosdyke came third with 247lb Maggot and Pellet, while Trev price starting his customary half an hour late due to work commitments managed 4th with 245lb again using the Atomic maggot and pellet approach.
1st - Gary Thorpe Got Baits 307lb
2nd - Chris Telling Drennan /Got Baits 286lb
3rd - Colin ( The Male Model) Fosdyke 247lb
4th - Trev Price Got Baits 245lb
5th - Dell ( Kerb Crawler) Smith Got Baits 202lb 2
6th - Josh Blavins 200lb
Derek Smith ( Got Baits) shocked everyone by fishing
long ( well 9m) up in the water before changing to his inside swim to record his 5th win on the trot showing he is the man in form and the man to beat.
Fishing pellet and Maggot Derek had a slow start to return 186lb in this 5 hour contest.
Trev Price again finished in the runners up spot which taking in to consideration he never starts on time shows
he is not to far off the pace.
His return of 128lb was taken fishing down the edge with the same tactics as Derek using 4 pints of Maggots and 4 bags of pellet
1st - Derek Smith 186lb
2nd - Trev Price 128lb
3rd - Andy Schuza 119lb
4th - Mal Talbot 111 lb
5th - Mick Denton 106lb
6th - Andy Blackwater 103lb
Derek Smith had a peg to peg battle with Chris Telling
and it went right to the wire with Derek coming out on top by one solitary fish.
Derek on peg 4 & Chris on peg 3 the match swayed either way all day with the Got Baits man just edging it.
1st - 1st Derek Smith ( Got Baits) 189lb
2nd - 2nd Chris Telling ( Drennan Got Baits) 186lb
3rd - 3rd Simon Edwards ( Got Baits) 168lb
4th - 4th John Walker ( Walker Floats) 131lb
5th - 5th Matt Grant ( Tubertini) 122lb
When inform Gary Thorpe drew hot peg 18 everyone at the draw new he would be hard to beat and so it proved, with Gary coming out on top with 194lb.
He didn’t have it all his own way as his business partner ( Trev Price) pushed him right to the wire with a fantastic 191lb from peg 1 which is the biggest weight off of the peg this year.
Both Gary and Trevor fished Atomic Red maggot over fishery pellet dipping the hook bait ( Maggot or pellet) in what is described as smelly stuff.
1st - Gary Thorpe 194lb
2nd - Trev Price 191lb
3rd - Tony Taylor 160 lb
4th - Colin Fosdyke 149lb
Another good turn out for the mid week affordable open.
Mal Talbot secured victory with a fine net of Bream, Mal fished soft pellet over fishery Micro and amassed 66lb of quality Bream.
Trevor Price making one of his rare appearances on the bank due to work commitments chased Mal all the way with
65lb of Carp suffering a broken rod on his first fish saw Trev improvise to land seven carp on a make shift waggler rod.
Third saw Andy Schuza land tench and small stockie carp for a fantastic 64lb going into the last hour anyone of 10 people were in the running for the match.
1st - Mal Talbot 66lb
2nd - Trev Price 65lb
3rd - Andy S 64lb
4th - Terry Lancaster 59lb
5th - Mick Denton 53lb
6th - Charlie Lancaster 52lb
Derek Smith showed that a bad back is no hindrance to fishing after deciding to take a day off work attend the latest Affordable open.
Leading the field home Dell ( Kerb Crawler) Smith amassed 226lb of Carp up to 7lb.
Followed home by Josh Blavins 211lb and new face Andy S who had a fantastic 191lb from peg 21 on the Dam wall.
Dell said he felt another bad back coming on next Tuesday so he can tackle the resident Bream on next weeks Affordable open.
1st - Dell Smith 226lb
2nd - Josh Blavins 211lb
3rd - Andy S 191lb
4th - Dan Twine 183lb
5th - Trev Price 179lb
6th - Call Mayo 159lb
Pines Open Match lake record tumbled on Sunday when Martin Green( Diawa/Got Baits) drew favoured peg 16.
Fishing short feeding Maggot and pellet Martin caught fish up to 8lb in his record weight of 254lb
Pushing the ever green Gary Thorpe in to second place Gary returned a very creditable 224lb fishing the same tactics from peg 18 completing the frame was Andrew Quarmby fishing between Gary and Martin who caught 179lb
150lb was needed to win a section not a bad 5 hour match
The latest open match at Alders saw a change of scenery up to Pines lake.
Another good turn saw the lake respond with some good weights leading the way was old Grumpy Grandad Gary Thorpe showing the youngsters a clean pair of heels.
Gary fished up at 13m on peg 7and caught from start to finish leading the way home with 194lb
Richard Brain on the next peg (8) mad the advantage of an end peg pay by fishing the edge with Atomic Maggot/ Pellet combination and put a brilliant 169lb on the scales.
Josh Blavins continued his good run this time drawing Peg 15 in the corner and with the wind blowing into the corner was many anglers favourite to take the honours but he just could not find the bigger residents but still finished with a fantastic 159lb
1st - Gary Thorpe 194lb
2nd - Richard Brain 169lb
3rd - Josh Blavins 159lb
4th - Gary Page 149lb
5th - Mick Denton 138lb
6th - Mal Talbot 120lb
Affordable open 29th may Ash Lake
Dan Twine sealed a second successive match following his success in Saturdays open.
Fishing maggot over fishery pellet Dan kept the fish coming feeding 3 pints of maggot and 4 bags of pellet for a fantastic 350lb.
Second place Derek Smith employed identical tactics to secure runner up spot.
1st - Dan Twine 350lb
2nd - Derek Smith 318lb
3rd - Josh Blavins 315lb
4th - Trev Price 184lb
Gary Thorpe drew peg 28 and went to his peg knowing it was the inform peg having won the last to matches.
Starting off at 6m Gary caught steady from the off and was soon in a commanding lead from the rest of the field.
Trevor Price on peg 30 was determined not to let Gary have it all his own way and put in 2 pints of maggots and two bags of micro from the off ( that’s someone who is confident he has it right) after two hours with Gary on 30 fish and Trev on 8 it looked like the tactic had backfired.
Then the peg came to life Trev catching 10 fish in as many minuets the battle was on between these two venue regulars, with Gary admitting Trev was catching 8 to his 1 it looked like the venue record holder was going to put this years biggest weight to date on the scales.
Then disaster struck an act of god stopped Trev catching ( more like sabotage:)) and Gary seized the chance to forge ahead.
Terry Lancaster was leading the field with 179lb until the scales arrived with Gary who promptly stormed into the lead with 240lb the talk was could Trev take second spot he was admitting to 211 lb 80z and with Trev being very accurate with his estimations
it looked like being the old one two for the got bait pair when his fished were weighed Trev had 212lb
So Gary took the honours and another win under his belt going into his fisho round next week
Good luck mate
1st - Gary Thorpe 240lb
2nd - Trevor Price 212lb 8oz
3rd - Terry Lancaster 179llb
4th - Mick Denton 160lb
5th - Mal Talbot 155lb
6th - Josh Blavins 152lb
This weeks Saturday open saw some of the big guns back on the bank and everyone hoping for a peg with a few fish.
Mal Talbot continued his fine form with yet another win
this time from peg 30 with a fantastic 185lb
2nd was venue expert Gary Thorpe who has just recovered from another bad back but he put the pain behind him ( pardon the pun )to put 167lb on the scales Josh Blavins came in 3rd with 161lb
1st - Mal Talbot 1185lb
2nd - Gary Thorpe 167lb
3rd - Josh Blavins 161lb
4th - Martin Green 160lb
This weeks match saw Josh Blavins back on peg 4 for the second time in a week and he made no mistake taking the top honours with a fantastic 168lb
followed by the ever green Mal Talbot on peg 12 with 149lb
1st - Josh Blavins 168lb
2nd - Mal Talbot 149lb
3rd - Vic Nugent 144lb
Tuersday 17th Affordable Open The first of the new regular Tuesday matches saw a very good turnout who were looking forward to some elastic stretching action. The anglers were met with heavy rain and near gale force winds, which would normally keep even the most dedicated of match man in his bed. The next 5 hours looked to be more like a test of endurance rather than a fishing match but this is Alders so all of that is forgotten once the all in sounds. Leading the way home was Trevor price who came straight from an overnight shift drawing peg 29 Trev caught at 4m fishing Maggot and pellet feeding Micro and 4mm with Maggot on the hook to take the honours with 129lb. Richard Brain pushed all the way feeding 4mm pellet with pellet on the hook landing 96lb and Third Dan twine 95lb Dan fed micro and fished corn over the top.
1st Trev Price 129lb
2nd Richard Brain 96lb
3rd Dan Twine 95lb
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1st - Trev Price 129lb
2nd - R Brain 96lb
3rd - Dan Twine 95lb
Simon Edwards ( Got baits) fished paste on peg 34 to take number one spot with 195lb showing the chasing pack a clean pair of heals.
Fishing between two lines 13m and 6m simon caught steadily throughout feeding 4m pellet with paste hook bait.
Derek ( the kerb crawler) smith fished similar tactics apart from the fact 13m is far to long for Derek to fish so he opted for down the edge with paste for second.
10 weights over 100lb
1st - S Edwards 195lb
2nd - D Smith 178lb
3rd - Josh Blavins 174lb
Saturday saw the first of many up and coming Saturday Matches.
Alders had its first double ton weights of the year.
Trev Price ( Got Baits) led the way with 219lb 12oz from peg 30 fishing at 3m all day the first two hours were slow then the carp found his Atomic covered pellet and went on a feeding spree, alternating between double maggot or a Ripper on the hook bait carp to 5lb found their way to his net
Kammasan X Strong 911 16
Ripper Hook Pellet
Barry Mason ( Ringers Baits) 211lb Peg 38
Soft hook pellet over fishery pellet
Kammasan 911 size 16
1st - Trevor Price 219lb 12oz
2nd - Barry Mason 211lb
3rd - Martin Green 194lb
4th - Gary Thorpe 189lb
5th - Anthony Angling Times 178lb
6th - Mad 138lb
Barry Mason proved just how fair Pines lake can be drawing unfavoured peg 12 he went about tackling the peg
different to everyone around him whilst they opted to fish the pole Barry fished the Method feeder against the island and played the waiting game.
He was rewarded for his patience with 82lb a brilliant weight from the area on the day
Fishing a hair rigged corn hook bait he caught fish up to 10lb
Guru in line feeder
W.B Clakre line 0.18
Kammasan 911 eyed
1st - Barry Mason 82lb
2nd - Gary Thorpe 76lb
3rd - M Wells 68lb
4th - N Darke 66lb
5th - R Brain 58lb
Gary Thorpe has finely rediscovered his drawing arm after a lean spell by his standards.
Saturday saw him on peg 1 and with a warm wind blowing into the peg Gary was very confident of a big weight and the Alders Carp duly obliged.
Gary Fished pellet over a bed of fishery micros topping up with 4mm via the catapault.
He kept things very simple and fished 1m past the wall and a line to the point of the bush to his right.
His tackle was the Garbolino Carp Match Pole
Black Hydro Elastic
W.B Clarke Match Line 0.16
Ripper Pellet on the hook.
History was made when the next positions all tied with the same weight
1st - Gary Thope 165 8 0
2nd - M Greene 164lb 8oz
3rd - R Lett 164lb 8 oz
4th - A Wayman 164lb 8oz
Sunday saw the second open on Oaks lake with a full house everyone was wondering with the still hot conditions would the bream feed.
Gary Thorpe found himself on a shoal and took the honours with 73lb followed home by Barry Mason with 58lb
and the final place went to Derek (2m) smith on the next peg with 44lb.
An honest over view the lake fished very well overall apart from the Dam wall which once again fished hard for those on it.
With more platforms going in very soon this will turn out to be a very popular lake.
The open match again attracted a sell out attendance, match organiser Trev Price decided to use both lakes which was a popular choice with the anglers.
With Ash lake being the most likely to produce the leading weights it was decided to run overall pools for each lake again the choice of everyone in attendance.
When Trev Price drew the dreaded Dam wall everyone was relived that peg had gone from the draw bag to say its unpopular is an understatement.
Knowing how it had been approached in the past Trev decided a bold attack was the order of the day putting in two bags of fishery micro from the off down both edges that was the plan of attack, and lucky for Trev it paid off with him winning the lake off of a peg that rarely wins a section.
Simon Edwards back fishing with Got Baits after a lay off looking after his new baby used the same tactics but this time used 3G and won the lake easily from the rest of the field, catching most of his fish at 2m down the edge.
Considering the weather the venue fished amazing.
1st - Simon Edwards/ Trev Price
2nd - Baz Mason/ Ian Pretty
3rd - R Brain/Adam waverly
With another 30 plus turnout both lakes were used in this match.
Barry Mason ( Ringers Baits)led the way off of Pines Lake peg 16 with 136lb of Carp.
Colin Fosdyke ( Garbolino) 116lb peg 34 Ash
Neil Huthcins 108lb peg 12 Ash
Trev Price ( Got Baits)106 peg 16 Ash
1st - Baz Mason 136lb
2nd - Colin Fosdyke 116lb
3rd - Neil Hutchins 108ld
4th - Trev Price 106lb
5th - R Brain 88lb
6th - Ian Pretty 86lb
Alders showed its tough side this weekend first the thaw
then lots of cold rain and a minus 4 to add to the mix
the surprise is anyone caught anything.
Leading the way home from peg 4 fishing the bread was
D Proud with 150lb second and chasing all the way was Richard ( Brainy) Brain who opted for the Atomic maggot feeder and only just missed out with 128lb from peg 28
in third place Martin Green peg 3 fished the pole for 78lb.
1st - D Proud 150 lb
2nd - R Brain 128lb
3rd - M Green 78lb
4th - Chris Jones 68lb
5th - Colin Fosdyke 51lb
6th - Adam ( Smiler) Waverly 48lb
With yet another sell out and more on the waiting list the match organiser was under pressure to put in pegs that some anglers had even given up on before they drew them.
Their fears were unfounded as carp showed all around the lake showing that the fishery is one of the fairest around, the top rod was once again the inform Barry Mason ( Ringer Baits) who led the way from peg 28 fishing the straight lead and bread for the best weight of the year so far a fantastic 203lb 12oz
Runner up Dr Josh Blavins ( Got Baits) with another brilliant weight 128lb 7oz who fished Atomic maggot in a feeder.
Filling the final placing is the ever green Mal Talbot 111lb 11oz ( Got Baits) Mal has returned to fishing after an illustrious career at the highest level of fishing and within the media both tv and writing.
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1st - Barry Mason 203lb 12oz
2nd - Josh Blavins 128lb 7oz
3rd - Mal Talbot 111lb 11oz
4th - Mal Talbot 111lb 11oz
5th - Adam Whyman 101lb
6th - Dave Stratfull 98lb 5oz
With so many wanting to take part in this open it was decided to put both lakes in.
First time visitor to the Venue Roger young drew the inform area and with the regulars all drawing away from the noted pegs it was going to be anybodies match.
He started fishing the pole at 11m and was soon into fish amassing a fantastic 168lb well done Roger great display.
George Kay found himself in the same section and returned 134lb fishing the wag and pole.
1st - Roger Young Peg 5 168lb
2nd - George Kay Peg 28 134lb
3rd - Roy makins Peg 2 112lb
4th - Mal Talbot Peg 9 104lb
5th - Barry mason 98lb
6th - Pete Arnold 94lb
With the hot pegs being drawn by local experts everyone thought the contest was over.
Mark Brown on peg 15 had over ideas and showed the chasing pack a clean pair of heals as he stormed to victory.
Fishing 16m to the bush with pellet and corn caught steady all day to returned a fantastic 105lb on a very difficult day.
1st - Mark Brown 103lb 8oz Peg 15
2nd - G Thorpe ( Picasso) 97lb Peg 31
3rd - Abdul Makins 94lb peg 19
4th - Tony Taylor 79lb Peg 21
5th - T Marshall 73lb
6th - Gaz Page 70lb Peg 16
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