Match report for LEVAS and Soldiers and Sailors AC joint club match at Hacketts
The main lake on the Hacketts fishery near Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham hosted this latest LEVAS and Soldiers and Sailors AC joint club match. A lower than expected turnout of only 19 anglers drew for their pegs. Both banks were used, pegs 10-20 on the road side, and 40-52 on the far side. These pegs ensured the widest section of the lake was used. Anglers on the far side took advantage of the fishery’s own transport to move their fishing tackle nearer to their pegs. The venue fished harder than expected with some dnw’s and low weights recorded in the areas that was expected to produce some good weights. In fact the far side pegs dominated all the top framing weights.
Hacketts lakes are at Adbolton land, Holme PierrePont near Nottingham, and comprises of two lakes. Some good sized carp are stocked in the lakes which are now over 10 years old. The main lake has also a good head of skimmer bream, which generally are around the 1-2lbs size. Weights of bream in excess of 50lbs have won the Wednesday open matches.
On matches where all fish count you really have to go for the carp to stand any chance of winning. In the winter matches the bream do feature more in the weights, with two or three bonus carp, or less, clenching it.
At the moment we are still in this prolonged heatwave with daytime temperatures continuously around the 25-26C, and above!. It’s been very sunny days with a nice breeze for at least the last month now, and still no rain forecast for the near future. Some fishery’s have had lack of water oxygenation problems in the past few weeks. Luckily the breeze has certainty helped matters but most fishery’s are still using aerators to oxygenate the water.
The far side peg 50 produce the top weight of the day for Steve Hoult with a 58-12-0 net of good sized carp. Steve fished the pellet waggler to catch occasional carp during frequent blank spells. The prevailing wind did seem to blowing towards that bank which the carp had probably followed.
Last weeks match winner Rob Pembridge produced another good weight to secure the second placing. Up in the water pellet waggler tactics enable Rob to land seven good carp for 52-8-0 from peg 48. The adjaceint reeds and bushes to the left cause a few problems when playing fish has every fish hooked seem to want to go there!. The loss of a good double figured carp at the net certainly robbed Rob of the top winning weight.
Les Smedley relied more on the pole to catch carp and a few silvers for the third placing weight. The reeded margin was where Les intended to target some silvers on maggot, after a few were caught he was soon in to a carp. Fortunately he managed to land it, the carp was around 5lb on light tackle and using white hydro!.
That gear soon went up the bank to be replaced with some proper margin carp rigs. Les proceeded to catch another three carp on maggot’s and groundbait during the rest of the match. Les’s four carp from peg 42 went 36-12-0 for the third place.
Keith White took fourth with 12 skimmers and one carp for 26-8-0 from peg 45. Peg 41 produced 23-0-0 for Mick Lager and fifth place, and the final sixth place went to Brian Leafe with 18-10-0 from peg 40.
Next Weeks Match
It’s a LEVAS club match on there own water, Grange Pond at Long Eaton.
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