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Match Fishing Staff  |  Jun 06, 2016  |  0 comments
After working all weekend, I had the bank holiday Monday off work, so I decided to go to my local fishery, Meadow View. The match was a special charity memorial for Dave Berry, the former fishery owner. It took place across the whole complex and with well over 40 anglers booked on, it was great to see so much support to celebrate a top bloke. After purchasing a few tickets for the after-match raffle it was a draw time.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 13, 2016  |  0 comments
Last weekend I managed to get out on open matches both days. Saturday May 7th I went to the beautiful Partridge Lakes. With more than 80 anglers booked on, it has to be one of biggest open matches in the country. I drew Peg 51 on Covey 3.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 13, 2016  |  0 comments
Last weekend I managed to get out on open matches both days. Saturday May 7th I went to the beautiful Partridge Lakes. With more than 80 anglers booked on, it has to be one of biggest open matches in the country. I drew Peg 51 on Covey 3.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 13, 2016  |  0 comments
Last Sunday, May 8th, I decided to stay local and have a go on the, in Lymm. For anyone who doesn't know this fishery, it contains mainly big, old, wise carp that can sometimes be difficult to catch. The average size is about 6lb, with the odd proper munter going over 20lb. My peg for the day was 31 on Lark, a pretty average draw because it was in the middle of the lake.
Match Fishing Staff  |  May 04, 2016  |  0 comments
Sunday, April 24th – Partridge Lakes Open Match. The last match of the week, I decided to have a go back on Partridge Lakes for the open match. With 85 anglers on it, it just goes to show how popular a venue it has become over the last few years. I drew Peg 98, so it was my first time sat on Covey 4.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments
So it was here, the first Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier of the year. I always get excited on qualifiers for these big-money matches. They can be a bit of a lottery, but if you draw a decent peg you can be in with a chance. For the last four years I have been trying to get a ticket for Partridge Lakes without any luck, but this year I managed to get on both qualifiers.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 28, 2016  |  0 comments
On Saturday it was back to one of my local venues, Blundells Fishery, for the open match. After six weeks away from the place, I knew the fishing would be slightly different from my last match on the venue. It has a rover match across all the lakes. With about 40 anglers on it you need to draw a low number to get on a decent peg.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 26, 2016  |  0 comments
Tuesday, April 19th – Partridge Lakes Open I decided to visit Partridge Lakes on the open match for a practice before the Fish ‘O’ Mania qualifier the following day. I drew Peg 107 on Covey 5, not the best of draws, with the weather nice and sunny for a change. On most of my visits to Partridge I seem to draw on Covey 5, so it’s probably a lake I know the best, having won a few quid off it. The stamp of F1s seems to be a lot smaller compared with Covey 1 to 4.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 14, 2016  |  0 comments
The Build Up Round 1 of the Supercup had soon came round and following a practice session over the Easter weekend the Stockton Heath Angling Group (S. H. A. G) team were confident in the days leading up to the match which was being held at Goose Green Fishery near Alderley Edge.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Apr 06, 2016  |  0 comments
I have had a couple of big matches over the last two weeks at a very local venue, Lakeview Fisheries. Being only five miles from my house I decided it had to be one of the Fish ‘O’ Mania tickets I would apply for. I had already been fishing the complex quite a lot during winter for Lakeview’s Middy Extreme winter series. These are matches fished every Wednesday and Saturday and the winner from each goes through to a final where £1,000 is up for grabs, plus plenty of section prizes to be won.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 24, 2016  |  0 comments
The Ultimate F1 Fishing Guide. Martin Stokes runs through his favourite Marukyu Products to help catch one of the most popular species of fish our commercial fisheries the F1 carp. F1s are one of my favourite species of fish to catch throughout the year, they have now become one of the leading stockings in commercial fisheries all over the country. Due to their size and fast growth rates they have become a real winner with both the commercial fisheries owners and modern day match anglers such as myself.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 14, 2016  |  0 comments
Our new blogger Ben Sharp reports back from Castle Ashby AT Winter League that was held on the 27th February. My name is Ben Sharp, I am 23 and I have been match fishing for over 10 years, mainly at club level and local open matches. However, over the last four years I have pushed myself further into fishing bigger matches and qualifiers, qualifying for last year’s Maver Mega Match This Final being my biggest achievement to date. About a year ago, after seeing a small advert in Match Fishing magazine from a team called Preston Innovations Black Horse entitled “Calling out for young anglers,” I contacted the captain, Dan Webb, about joining.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Mar 04, 2016  |  0 comments
The Build-Up Following on from a couple of good results in my most recent matches, I decided that I would try something a little different from the standard matches where F1 or carp are the dominant species. This would come in the form of a silvers-only match at Hampton Springs Fishery in Malpas, Chester. I had been meaning to make an appearance here before now but other matches or events had prevented me from making the trip. Instead, Helen Dagnall and Dave Brooks, who had been asking me to book on with them, just rubbed it in telling me how well it had been fishing! However, a free Sunday and I booked myself onto the match.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Feb 03, 2016  |  0 comments
When I arrived the lake we were fishing was very coloured and really cold so I knew that it was going to fish very hard. I drew an area that doesn’t really produce but the upside of it was that I had a lot of room. The weather was really bad with wind and rain but I had the wind over my back, which meant I could present my bait well, which is key in cold-water conditions. Line one had an island at around 13 metres where I would start without feeding a thing.
Match Fishing Staff  |  Jan 29, 2016  |  0 comments
A group member, Darren Tracey, who commented on a post that we put on our Facebook page asking to show us your fisheries, suggested our next outing for a review day. So we contacted Darren and arranged a date to meet up and fish with him and another group member, Barry Smith, who also asked if we could review the venue, Greens Lane Ponds. Greens Lane Ponds is a one-acre water with 27 pegs and one island. Average depth is four feet and the pond provides consistent and excellent fishing all year round, with match-size carp and plenty of silvers to go at.