Soldiers and LEVAS joint club match report
The weather the previous week weather had been very unsettled, and some quite heavy rain persisted for a couple of days. However the air temperatures managed to remain on the warm side. On Sunday the match day anglers fishing this event enjoyed sunny and warm conditions, with very little wind. The pegs in the corners, and some near corner pegs were left out of the draw bag to give competitors more room. Because this is a popular venue most pegs on the left and right banks were in the bag.
This very popular and well known Beechwood Park complex comprises of six lakes. The largest on the complex is the Kingfisher and holds 40 pegs, suitable for larger club matches. A large central island exists with the width to the island varying anywhere from 11 to 18 metres. This makes the Kingfisher lake open to using a variety of fishing methods. The lakes waters level was slightly down, even after the recent wet weather. The fish have probably now finished spawning and were very active in all depths of water. Most anglers experienced a good number of foul hookers, especially while pole fishing. The top of the left-hand bank (looking from the carpark) seemed to be a hotspot for fish, although plenty of other weights were recorded some did struggle for bites.
One of the recent new club members Steve Warrener fished a excellent match placing 73-4-0 of carp on the scales to take the top honours. I believe this was Steve’s best match weight to date, and his first win with LEVAS and Soldier’s clubs. Steve who had drawn on peg 19 fished the “bandjo” feeder with a banded 4mm pellet on the hook for most of the day. Steve fished his feeder close to the far bank where a area of bank had collapsed in to the water. The margin produced Steve biggest fish of around 7-0-0 late in the match.
Last weeks winner John Adamson took the second place with another excellent weight of 61-4-0 from peg 34, on normally the less productive side of the lake. The pole and paste accounted for a few stockies, a change to the method feeder and 6mm soft pellet produced some better sized fish. To try and keep fish coming John had to alternating between these two tactics.
Paul Richardson, who had a third placing last week continued his good form with another third placing from peg 20. The method feeder tactic was the successful method that helped Paul place the 52-2-0 of carp on the scale to secure the third place.
Bill Peach on peg 17 took fourth with 47-4-0, and fifth went to Les Smedley on peg 15 with 45-14-0. Steve Hoult took the final sixth place with 42-8-0 from peg 11.
Next Weeks Match
Next weeks (9th.July) match we are back at Makins on (Phase Two), using the Crater, Snake, Reptiles and Paddock.