Monthly archives: June, 2014

Fluffed up! Open match at Brockamin Lower lake Sunday 1st of June

This is an unusual lake in that its inhabited by a large stamp of carp and very little in the way of silvers to go at, so it’s a carp or bust lake. The lake itself has 2 islands running down the middle of it which varies in distance from 16m to around 35/40m at its widest points. General approaches on here are method feeders and pellet wag with the odd fish falling to the pole.

I managed to draw a decent area in the form of peg 16 on the second island just on the point, however there was a major obstacle that affected all 20 anglers….a fibrous fluff from the willow trees had fallen onto the lake and was continuing to fall throughout the match. This made fishing almost impossible at times as you just could not fish a float through it, or indeed fish any running line tactics easily as it clogged up the rod rings in seconds and causes all manner of issues, from potential rod tip breaks, line snapping or being tangles and of course…lost fish. » » Read More…



Near 4 perfect days – Bank Holiday Weekend May 26th

With four good matches to fish over the Bank Holiday weekend it was a weekend I was really looking forward to. 1st match on the Saturday was a Decoy Lakes Open on the famous Beastie lake, probably my favourite lake I have ever fished. It’s a lake where every method going and every peg has won at one time or another. Peg 29 was mine for the day, a good peg with a nice method feeder chuck, an open water shallow or deck line and a nice tree to the left to fish under. » » Read More…



Dynamite Baits Oakfield spring festival 24th & 25th May

Oakfield Fisheries was to host its annual spring bank holiday 2 day festival on may 24 and 25, and as its my local watering hole i just had to give it a whirl.

At 80 quid a dip it’s not cheap but the payouts are good if you’re one of the lucky ones. There were 36 anglers competing so makes for a decent match as well. » » Read More…