Wednesday, 15 July 2015

5th July 2015 Shiplate Fishery

Shiplate Fishery is situated near Weston Super Mare and once found by Satnav is an absolute delight. It is well appointed with several canal lakes and a very impressive looking main lake. The pegs on the main lake are very spacious so match angler and carp specialist alike are well catered for.
Lordy went down there with his local club and drew peg 2 on the main lake - the only peg with an "easy" reach of one of the islands. He started at 6m fishing caster and worm and was soon catching an assortment of bream, tench, roach and perch. However, once the strong wind had died down he attempted to get across tight to the island using his Drennan Acolyte Carp pole at 14.5m on 8mm hard pellet. It took him a while to get comfortable at this distance (He's used to no more than 11.5m!) but very quickly had two or three reasonable sized carp in the net. The wind and rain returned which indicated time for lunch - a Twix and a drink of juice, but once the wind had died again he got out there again. By the end of the day he had 20 carp and weighed in with 117lb (and he actually won the match!)
Shiplate is definitely worth a visit.

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