Match report for LEVAS RS Kirkland Memorial trophy at Makins on Lake 2
The anglers fishing this LEVAS Annual match enjoyed a good start to the day with breakfast at Makin’s on-site cafe. As traditional with annual outing matches we then return back to cafe after the match for a Sunday roast dinner.
The recent dry spell of weather came to a abrupt halt, persistent rain and strong blustery winds had taken over. Fortunately it was still warm which made the soaking a bit more bearable.
The ever popular Makins fishery at Wolvey nr. Nuneaton Warwickshire hosted this latest LEVAS annual club match on Lake 2. Furthermore as this was the annual outing we would be fishing 6 hours.
Makins fishery on any lake seems to start with a few early fish if you are lucky, followed by a lengthy quite spell. The carp tend to start moving around more, and are more inclined to feed very late in the match. The open matches on this venue are normally fished with a later start, and finishing later, this may be encouraging a habit for the carp to feed later.
But the persistent rain and bustery winds that made fishing most uncomfortable seemed to make the fish more eager to feed from the off. Most anglers that managed to get good catches did catch steady through out the day. It fished really well, 20 anglers that fished averaged 55-8-0 per angler!.
Paul Richardson took the top honors with a excellent carp net weight of 109-4-0 from peg A20. Paul took good advantage of a draw in a good area and also one of the few areas, and pegs that offered some shelter from the ‘over your back wind and rain’.
The method feeder tactic to the far bank accounted for the bulk of Paul’s weight. A couple of larger carp among six fish caught in the margin later on also boosted his weight.
Another good weight of 86-2-0 for Malc Munn from peg B19 took the second place. Again method feeder tight to the far bank was the successful tactic with Malc catching steady though out the day.
Steve Hoult whom was pegged next to me took the third place from Peg B15. Method feeder didn’t really work very well for Steve and consequently had quite a slow start. It seemed to be the pole with 8mm pellet on the deck with 7-8 sections of pole, when the wind allowed, or the bomb over loose fed pellets. When the scalesmen arrived Steve’s 84-12-0 secured the third placing.
Fourth place was filled by ‘yours truely’ with 78-2-0 from B13, which proved to be in a good area. Most of my fish were method feeder caught in the first half of the match. The rest were a mixture of short pole/pellet and odd bomb caught fish. Paul Skinner took fifth with 72-8-0 from A1. Dave Kent and Paul Marriott filled the sixth place with a equal weight of 70-4-0.
Next Weeks Match
Beechwood Park’s Kingfisher Lake hosts next weeks Soldiers and Sailors match.
(apologies for any inaccurate weights, the match sheets were very wet!)