Martin’s Weekly Match Report – Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April 2017

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Saturday 22nd April – Fir Water

Two matches this weekend starting with the visit of Woolston Royal British Legion Club on Saturday. A sharp overnight frost had an impact on the fishing for the first hour or two, but as the sun started to warm the water, anglers started to catch fish more consistently. Winner on the day was P Ryan with a net of 45-3-0 from peg 37. This net was made up of mainly Ide fishing meat tight against the far bank at 15m. Runner up was D Smith just shy of P Ryan with a weight of 43-14-0 again made up of mainly Ide and again adopting similar tactics fishing meat tight to the far bank on peg 33. Third place went to A Plumb who drew peg 21 and fished chopped worm targeting the Ide, but also hitting the Carp and F1’s.
This was a really close match with the majority of angers in the 40s and 30s with fish showing all around the lake. Here are the top 5 weights:

1, P Ryan – Peg 37 – 45-3-0
2, D Smith – Peg 33 – 43-14-0
3, A Plumb – peg 21 – 41-11-0
4, W Willows – Peg 23 – 40-10-0
5, A Bell – Peg 10 – 40-4-0

Sunday 23rd April – Fir Water

The second match of the weekend was fished in a lot harder and colder conditions. Despite this, the water still produced a good close match for the Railway Angling Club anglers. The strong winds dictated the style of fishing meaning anglers struggled to fish across and causing a lot of fish to be lost. Top weight on the day went to Dickie Hoole who produced a 38-14-0 from peg 34. Dickie fished just corn and his net was made up of mainly small Carp and F1’s. Andy Youle was second on the day with a total weight of 32-15-0 of Ide and Skimmers. Andy drew peg 7 on the other side of the water fishing light tactics and just maggot under his feet. Third place was Dave Hupton on peg 20 with 31-15-0 of Ide. Dave managed to fish meat across as the lake was a little more sheltered at the top end from the strong winds. The general feeling was that the adverse weather hampered the fishing and many of the weights would have been a lot higher with the amount of fish that were lost. Many thanks to the lads from Railway Angling Club. Here are the top 3 weights:

1, Dickie Hoole – Peg 34 – 38-14-0
2, Andy Youle – Peg 7 – 32-15-0
3, Dave Hupton – Peg 20 – 31-15-0

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