Match report for the Soldiers and Sailors and LEVAS match on the Lilly at Aston Park Fisheries
This joint match with the Long Eaton Victoria Angling Society was fished on the Lilly lake with quite a low turn out of 14 anglers.
The Lilly lake at www.astonparkfisheries.co.uk is part of the Aston Park Fisheries complex south of Sheffield. This lake is oblong shaped with 41 pegs and has depths generally between 5-6ft. The Lilly holds a good stocking of ide, and also a good stocking of decent sized carp around 2-6lbs. Due to our low turnout the allocated pegs were numbered 1-20.
Generally it was pegged two pegs in then miss one, giving a opportunity for a decent margin swim for all anglers.
The very hot 30C days have taken a break, and we were treated to the much needed rain. The weather forecast was for wet and windy weather, and the day started as forecast with light to medium rain showers on and off all day. Fortunately it wasn’t to cold, and we only had a light breeze.
Paul Richardson continues his blistering good run of results with another win making it three in a row!. Making good use of an end peg 20 Paul started on the caster and worm approach to target the ide. His first fish on that line turned out to be a carp!.
After catching around 20lbs of ide Paul turned his attension to the margin near the empty platform. This tactic started to produce some better sized carp that boosted his winning weight to 83-12-0 for a clear win.
To continue the same ‘one,two’ from last week Les Smedley fished another excellent match to place 74-4-0 on the scales from peg 9 to secure the second placing. I was next to Les, the same as I was last week and he gave me another ‘pasting’!.
I think Les ignored the silvers and went straight for carp by kicking off with the pellet waggler. This produced a couple of early fish, followed by the bomb/feeder to keep the fish coming. I would say the bulk of Les’s carp were caught on the pole using paste hookbait at around 8-10 metres.
As soon as Les changed to paste the bites were pretty instant and a steady succession of carp ended up in his landing net.
The third placing came from regular framer Nigel Brailsford with 71-12-0 from peg 11. The method feeder tactic caught fairly steadily for Nigel for the most part of day. Nigel managed to add some more decent carp from the margins in the latter part of the match to add to his third placing net.
Paul Marriott also took advantage of a end peg 2 to weigh 70-0-0 for the fourth place and Rob Pembridge took fifth with 65-0-0 from peg 19. Peg 8 for ‘yours truely’ managed the final sixth place with 57-6-0.
Next Weeks Match
Next week we are on Rycroft, fishing the Old and New canals