Monday, 16 May 2016

Fish & Field at the Sedges April 24th 2016

What started out as a single lake day out for Fish & Field customers ended up as a full blown two lake 40 peg event due to the popularity of the venue and the enthusiasm of our customers.
The weather did its bit and stayed dry but the wind coming form the North made it a bit of a chilly affair.

However, some good weights came out with Keith Bilder top scoring with 179lb 2oz from peg 10 on Brick Lake. John Clark was second overall with 101lb 5oz from peg 11 on Brick Lake and Matt Taynton was third with 97lb 10oz from peg 9 on Brick Lake ( get the feeling the fish were up that end?)

Tile Lake also managed to produce some good weights with Des Shipp amassing 84lb 14oz from peg 30, Ryan Shipp with 79lb 4oz from peg 37 and Dave Downton with 75lb 11oz from peg 22. The winner of the Silver Fish pool was Martin Pettifer with 14lb 8oz. Ryan Shipp was second with 12lb 8oz.

The next Fish & Field match day out is at Avalon Fishery on Sunday 12th June. If you wish to fish, let Chris Derrick know and book in at the shop. We have another day out pending on Sunday 3rd July at Ivy House Fishery. This one is a limited peg match (20 pegs maximum) so it will be first come, first served.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Windmill open sunday 7th Jan

Eleven booked in today so lots of room peg 25 came out of the bag which is a good draw.
I started the match fishing 13 meters feeding bits of corn and pellet and started to get bites straight away then into my first carp of about 3lb the wind got up so I lengthened my line to stop the pole blowing the float out of the water which worked great until the wind got so strong I had to abandon it.
Out went the lead and another carp hit the net then nothing no body was catching so I looked at the pole line again when the wind allowed me and had another carp as the day went on I had odd carp on the lead chucking it on my pole line and over to the island I ended up with 7 carp to win with 40.10oz second was 21.00 lb thank you once again to Terry Bolton for a well run match and a pleasant day.
Well done to Derek Higgs for catching some nice silvers and taking lordys pound!!
Windmill fishery is fishing well with lots of bites on soft pellets and maggots skimmers, roach, and tench being caught if you like the lead then straight lead small methods fished just off the island all working well..give it a go

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Lordy's at the Sedges again!

Lordy took a trip down to The Sedges Bridgwater on Sunday 31st January to take part in Ron Starc's silver fish league. The previous Sunday he'd been at the first match and managed 5lb 11oz from peg 25 - an area that he just cannot seem to avoid at the moment. He came third in his section.
The second match promised to be different in that a strong wind was creating waves across the lake rather than from side to side. Lordy drew peg 38 and found the wind nicely in his face! He set up a deep waggler rig, a maggot feeder and the pole at 11m and started on the waggler before the wind became too fierce. This produced nothing. A short session at 11m produced two tiny roach so he opted to put the maggot feeder out beyond the pole line. His first fish on this was a very nice perch of about 2lb followed by a skimmer. His third fish was a carp of about 10lb which went straight back!
As the match progressed he alternated between waggler (loads of small roach) and maggot feeder which produced another skimmer, a carp (put back) and a decent bream of about 2lb, all on maggot. He did have a skimmer at 5m on the meat but this was the only bite on that line.
He finished the match with 6lb 7oz and surprisingly won his section. His next venture in the league is on Valentines day.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Windmill sunday open Jan 31st

Made my way down to Windmill on Sunday to fish the open match 20 plus had booked in which is great for this time of year.
After talking to some old faces which was nice it was time to draw, peg one came out just on the outside of the bowl which was ok, the wind was just off my back but squally so fishing long pole was going to be hard I started at 13 meters loose feeding 6mm pellets with a catapult and had another line off to my left at 13 meters which I fed using a cup to keep things tight with pellets and corn.
The reason for feeding the main line with a catapult was to try and draw the carp away from the open water plus the other two people in the bowl 29 and 31 both chucked the lead so I felt I could draw some fish. I also had a groundbait line at 4 meters in 6 feet of water in the hope to catch some silvers.
The match commenced and wind got stronger I persisted on the pole and had no bites but kept feeding little and often with pellets then had a big skimmer. on the silver line I started to catch small skimmers and odd roach but it was the carp I was after.
The wind dropped slightly so I put the 14 meter section on and no bites then the 16 meter section and down went the float only to loose a carp long story short the carp were right off the feed and the wind made it impossible  to present the bait how I wanted to.
In the end I had three carp  on the 13 meter line when the carp showed up but to late in the match im sure I could of had more if I could of fished long for longer .....41 lb won the match on lead tactics and 11lb the silvers I may have caught on the lead but was cut off by peg 31.
Well done to Terry Bolton for a great day well see you next week...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

The Grand Appeal

A quick update to thank all who took part in the Fish and Field Christmas match and we have had the good news from the grand appeal with the amount raised which is 378.01.
The donation will help Bristol children's hospital to continue to provide world-class care for their young patients and their families and give hope to thousands of children. It will help in so many ways from providing tea and biscuits for parent groups, to providing essential music therapy and life saving medical equipment.
Thank you once again

Fish and field

Thursday, 14 January 2016

New Special feature now on the latest page(hot spots to fish this weekend)

Some good sport on offer this weekend such as local lake Brimsham park,lots of small fish being caught on maggots also carp on boilies have been taken.
Now the weather has got colder try fishing a little method feeder here with dead maggots on the hook.
If you are a amalgamation member then tockenham lake is worth a look lots of roach being caught this week and odd carp on floatfished maggots,try straight lead and corn for the bream and carp without feeding anything again its cold now and the fish will huddle up so if your on them you should catch.
Windmill fishery westerly has been fishing well for carp on the match lake on lead tactics maggots or corn the bait also the silverfish lake is worth a look lots of bites on maggots from small fish ideal for the young and older anglers alike ..................tight lines

Good Roach sport on the cards this weekend

The weather is cold and the water is clear but one or two fish will be willing to feed.
Roach can feed well if you use the right approach small hooks finer lines and less feed will get you more bites.
When I went to a local club lake last week I fed some fine white crumb using a pole cup and fished a small peace of punch on the hook and started to catch roach straight away don't worry if you don't have a pole you can throw a small ball of crumb in by hand you don't need to fish to far out as the roach will be closer than you think as long as you have a bit of depth.
Also try adding some casters to the crumb as this will attract the larger roach and skimmers, carp will often come into the cloud of bait to investigate to.
Now the weather is dry and frosty I cant wait to go out and catch some winter roach.....tight lines

Wednesday, 13 January 2016


Welcome to Fish and Field's latest page 2016
The shop has had a bit of a change around since Christmas including a brand new bait display area with lots of bait to choose from like pellets,groundbait,boilies,from all the top bait manufactures also are famous fish and field bag up mix which is ideal for carp tench and bream.
Also are new float section offers lots of wagglers,stick floats and pole floats again from the top manufactures.
Are carp area has also undergone a change with thinking anglers,atomic,solar all adding to the vast range of carp tackle....Fresh bait also available daily like maggots,casters,worms etc.all our maggots are cleaned three times on professional riddles and maize then added at no extra cost
come and see our new look store

Friday, 1 January 2016

Fish & Field Christmas Match

It was off to the Sedges for the day for Fish & Field and 40 of its customers on Sunday 20th December for the annual Christmas match. The café at Bridgwater was inundated with at least 20 of the participants (lucky we let them know!) and after a very pleasant breakfast it was down the road to the Sedges Complex. Both lakes were to be used and following a warm welcome from Jamie and Denise Cook we all drew pegs. Des Shipp drew peg 3 and we were told that the angler on that peg had blanked the day before!
Anglers on Brick Lake caught steadily, especially Chris Davis who used meat on the straight lead. Half of the anglers on Tile lake caught well to begin but it tailed off as the day wore on. Those of us on pegs 21 - 30 struggled all day!
Anyway, enough of the moaning, what about the results?
1st - Chris Davis                                 123lb 1oz
2nd - Daniel (I beat my Dad!) Shipp    79lb 12oz
3rd - Pete Watkins                                66lb 3oz
4th - Ian Townsend                              59lb 14oz   Section H winner
5th - Des Shipp                                    56lb 10oz   Silver pool 1st
6th - Ricky Mills                                 56lb 1oz   Section B winner
7th - Matthew Taynton                       45lb 3oz
8th - Jack Arpino                                44lb 13oz  Section A winner
9th - Matt Woodward                         43lb 6oz    Silver pool 2nd
10th- Vince Shipp                               36lb 10oz  Section G winner
11th - Keith Bilder                              36lb 7oz   Section F winner
12th - Kevin Lloyd                              32lb 5oz  Section D winner
13th - Stewart Riddle                          30lb 6oz   Section C winner

24th - Dean Sharp                               10lb 9oz   Section E winner
25th - Andy Lord                                  9lb 13oz  (oh dear!)

32nd - Chris Derrick                             3lb 3oz (oh dear dear dear!)

The evening followed with a very pleasant meal for all at the Squire Inn. There was a raffle after with many prizes donated by companies and individuals to raise funds for the Wallace and Gromit appeal (Bristol Children's Hospital). At the time of writing we don't have the exact amount raised. Watch this space for more information and notices in the shop.

On behalf of Fish & Field may we wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and tight-lined new year.