Match results for the Soldiers and Sailors AC and LEVAS match on the Kingfisher
The Kingfisher at Beechwood Park is a very popular venue, which as usual was well attended.
The mild but damp weather continues with some quite blustery thundery showers if you are unlucky to be out it. However Sunday’s match day remain mild and dry, and with hardly any wind.
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 water level is quite low at the moment causing very shallow water on the far shelf, and in the margins on some pegs. The low water levels didn’t stop the fish feeding, and some good weights were recorded on the results sheet.
Following a recent run of good results Paul Richardson took the top weight with 78-10-0 from peg 37. Paul demonstrated how to make good use of pegs on this venue, and get the best out of them!. The far bank pellet feeder took 2-3lb sized carp from the start till the middle part of the match. Feeding the margins with pellet and dead reds using worm hookbait took some early better sized margin fish. Paul then really had to alternate between margin fishing, and back to the feeder to keep fishing coming to the net. The net of fish place on the scales was roughly half feeder, and half margin caught fish. I would say Paul fished a excellent match!.
This season’s matches on this venue has been dominated by 3-4 anglers with the Winner and John Adamson amongst these four. John fished on peg 11 alternating between feeder and paste on the pole to weight a level 62-0-0. Ivan Carrier joined the battle for second place with a equal weight of carp all caught on the pellet feeder caught from peg 17.
Steve Hoult, another angler who has dominated the results lately took the fourth place with a pole and banded pellet caught 58-6-0 net of carp from peg 20. On the opposite bank peg 32, Paul Marriott struggled with a very slow start till he had worked out how to catch um!. Targeting the far bank in very shallow water with pole and bread tempted a good sample of carp. Paul had only picked the out of date bread from the petrol station that morning, priced at 14 pence !. Using his top 3-4 sections of pole, and fishing near the end of his keepnet accounted for some more decent carp. The total weight of 54-0-0 took the fifth place.
The final place was taken by Nigel Brailsford on peg 13 with 52-6-0.
Next Weeks Match
Solders and Sailors AC host the next match on Barkers Pond on the 3rd September. There is no match on the bank holiday weekend.