Match results for LEVAS Fur and Feather fished on the Kingfisher
This match on the Kingfisher had been re-scheduled after being cancelled twice in December 2017, due to the adverse weather conditions. A good turn out of 22 anglers braved the cold winter weather, which turned out not to be too severe on the day.
The day was typical of January weather with a top temperature of around 5 degree centigrade, and also very little wind. Although it was cloudy throughout the day we did’t have any rain, which has been a main feature of the weather recently.
This very popular and well known Beechwood Park complex comprises of six lakes. The largest on the complex is the Kingfisher and also holds 40 pegs, very suitable for larger club matches. A large central island exists with the width across to the island varying anywhere from 11 to 18 metres. This makes the Kingfisher lake very versatile and open to using a variety of fishing methods. The lakes water level is fairly full at the moment due to persistent recent rain fall. This has put more depth on the far shelf where on some pegs the carp had congregated on.
After a good run of match results last year it look like that is due to continue in to 2018 for the winner Dave Lewis. Attacking his peg using waggler and maggot tactics accounted for a good number of carp from the far bank throughout the duration of the match. Dave placed a level 66-0-0 on the scales for a clear win.
Les Smedley took the second place with another good weight of 53-2-0 from peg 32 which is one of the narrower pegs on the lake. The extra water on the far side shelf is where Les found the fish. The first three hours is when Les caught steady on pole and mainly maggot, with out any loose feeding. In the latter part of the match the fish seemed to move off and the adjacent angler on peg 26 started to catch more strongly.
The adjacent angler to the second place was Paul Skinner who cemented the third place with a level 50-0-0 of carp. Paul who had drawn on peg 26 took the third place fishing pole and maggot at around 13 metres.
Next peg to the winner Mick Lager took fourth with 43-2-0 from peg 12, mostly on bomb/feeder. Andy Edwards had 8 carp for 33-12-0 by dobbing bread on the far side for the fifth place, and the match organiser Dave Kent filled the final sixth place with 29-8-0 from peg 36.
It was a struggle and I only managed one carp, and lost two foul hookers. I obviously didn’t get many indications, and the one’s I had were in one area only on the far bank. I could fish the far bank which was very reachable with a pole. Anglers caught well to my left on to the far bank which held good numbers of carp. I was very careful to not feed too much and on hindsight I might have been better just to dobb bread along the far bank all day with out feeding anything. This is winter fishing for you!