Match report for the Soldiers and Sailors AC joint club match at Makins
The Crater, Snake and Reptile lakes on Phase Two of the popular Makins fishery was the venue for this latest joint match with LEVAS. All anglers enjoyed plenty of space with empty adjacent pegs, and more in some cases.
Warm settled weather as generally been the norm over the last few weeks, slightly cooler temperatures had been forecast for Sunday. As it turn out match day was very hot and no wind and all the carp in lakes seemed to be cruising around, and not interested in feeding till later on in the match.
All the lakes on Makins are popular with match and pleasure angler alike. More information can be found on their excellent website.
The Reptile lake proved to be where you wanted to be pegged taking the top four places, all with weights over 70lbs. Continuing his great form at the moment John Adamson is the one to beat taking the top weight of 80-2-0 from peg 9.
The mainly carp catch succumbed to the pole and paste approach in area of 9-11m of open water. John also had a few fish on a small feeder in the margin, but the pole and paste did the real damage!.
Paul Richardson also continues his good form with a excellent 77-14-0 weight form Reptile peg 13 to clench second place. Paul had only one fish down edge with bulk being caught on the method feeder fished near the island.
At the moment another inform angler Steve Hoult took the third place with 72-8-0 for Reptile peg 20. This trio of the top three angler’s seem to be very hard to beat at the moment!. Some early carp came to Steve net from the island on long pole and banded pellet. Then switching later to the margins feeding dead red maggots and double worm hookbaits proved to be far more productive.
Rob Pembridge on Reptile 16 took fourth place with another good weight of 71-2-0. After fishing the early part match on various methods for just a few fish, then a change to the pole and paste turned Rob’s match around, just missing out on third place by ounces.
The fifth place was from Snake peg 7 with Paul Marriott placing a very respectable 65-4-0 on the scales. To avoid the small roach Paul used hair rigged pepperoni long on the pole in the margin.
The Crater lake didn’t really fish well, or we didn’t fish it properly!. The top weight was ‘yours truely’ on peg 2 who just managed to edge in front of second on the lake Brian Leafe. A couple of carp came early on the long pole and banded pellet to the island, but the rest of my 46-10-0 came on double worn fished over groundbait and dead red maggots in the margin. Brian Leafe on peg 13 was very close behind with 45-4-0 catch on corn down the margin.
Next Weeks Match
Next week is a LEVAS match on their club water Grange pond at Long Eaton. To book in please contact the Dave Kent