Sunday, 22 November 2015

The Sedges Autumn League Round 6 Sunday 22nd November 2015

A sudden drop in temperature a few days before the weekend made fishing very difficult - at least the wind had died down by Sunday! Lordy, courtesy of some good draws (they say) already had four section wins and could only be beaten by Matt Taynton if he won his section with more than thirty pounds - not a particularly difficult task under normal circumstances on Tile Lake.
Draw time arrived and Lordy picked out peg 26 in the middle of the far bank. Matt drew peg 29 so he and Lordy were in the same section. Right from the start it was obvious that the fishing was going to be difficult. What had worked a few weeks ago now did no good at all and all Lordy managed on the 6m line with worm was 2 perch for 1lb 6oz. However, he also put out the feeder with dead maggot and had a carp at the beginning and a carp at the end for 10lb. He also lost a very big eel right at the death and weighed in with 11lb 6oz. This won the mini section and the bankside section and so for the first time in 47 years of angling Lordy finally managed to win a league tournament - whoopee!

Peg 26 on Tile Lake

Friday, 13 November 2015

What's new at Fish & Field


 Get your Anchor leads and plummets from Fish & Field - Arlesey bombs and square leads - all at very competitive prices

Very popular with Carp anglers, The Source 10mm Fluro pop-ups and dumbells pack is well worth a look.

Not exactly new on the scene but now available from Sonubaits after some considerable time are the Fin perfect feed pellets


Fox have come up with Exocet and Camo Soft Steel Reel line for the Carp angler. It casts well even at 16lb breaking strain.

The Sedges Autumn League Round 5 Sunday 8th November 2015

Round 5 and we were back on Brick Lake again. The weather was not as kind and a stiff breeze was pushing the water up to the northern end of the lake. Lordy drew peg 11- an end peg and was told immediately that when it came to drawing he was a veritable Picasso! The windy conditions meant that he decided to set up a small cage feeder and a 1g Drennan Carp 5 pole rig with a 14 hook to 5lb line.
He gave the feeder half an hour and unusually got absolutely no indication whatsoever. Having fed caster and worm at 5.5m he put out the pole rig with a whole worm. It was not long before he was struggling with a good sized eel which gave him all sorts of fun getting it into the landing net. It was the first of three eels during the day. He then switched to the head of a worm and very shortly hooked his first carp of the day. He also tried 6mm Dynamite pro expanders and managed another carp and a lot of "shag under" bites which he missed altogether. It was the worm head however that did the business and he caught another 6 carp, the biggest being 15lb 11oz to finish with 75lb 15oz and first place.
Apparently only Matt Taynton - a customer of Fish & Field - can catch Lordy now so the final match on 22nd November on Tile lake should be a good'un.