Match results for the Soldiers and Sailors AC match on the Kingfisher
This latest Soldiers and Sailors AC club match on the Kingfisher was attended with 22 club members. The Kingfisher lake holds 40 pegs, the corners were left out of the draw bag to make sure all anglers had a decent peg.
The jet stream is still well south of Great Britain causing extremely high temperatures on the continent. The implication is we get the showers, sunshine and windy weather. Fortunately this hasn’t been very extreme in this area, and most days are reasonably pleasant.
The sunshine and clouds greeted us on Sunday, but the weather remained dry with only a light wind, and again a very pleasant day to be fishing.
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, consequently suitable for larger club matches. A large central island exists with the width to the island varying anywhere from 11 to 18 metres, as a result this makes the Kingfisher lake open to using a variety of fishing methods. The lake waters level is quite low at the moment, causing very shallow water on the far shelf and in the margins on some pegs. Most anglers experienced a good number of foul hookers, especially while pole fishing. Over one hundred pounds won this match so the low water level didn’t seem to bother the fish!.
Regular club angler Steve Hoult continues is good run of results by placing a excellent 102-6-0 on the scales from peg 11, for a easy win. The pole and shallow slapping tactic with banded pellet accounted for a good proportion of Steve weight. This was then ‘topped up’ with some decent margin caught fish using worm hookbaits over dead red maggots in the last 45 minutes of the match.
Paul Richardson clenched the second place with another good weight of 69-12-0 from peg 16. By ignoring the pole and margins Paul concentrated on the pellet feeder on the far side throughout the whole match. This paid dividends by catching a steady stream of carp to secure the second placing.
Not too far behind with a close 64-14-0 Chris Hale took the third placing from peg 32. The early part of Chris’s match only produced a few fish using various methods. The turning point was when Chris started to feed the margins quite heavy at 1 pm with dead red maggots.
The hookbait used was bunches of dead red maggots on a size 12 hook which encouraged some very positive bites. Consequently some decent carp came to the landing net.
Les Overmass took the fourth place with 53-6-0 of mostly margin caught fish from peg 12. Mick Lager weighed 51-0-0 from peg 3 for fifth. The final sixth place was John Adamson with 49-4-0 on peg 35.
Next Weeks Match
Next week is a Soldiers and Sailors AC match at Brailsford on the Mallard.