Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 7th March 2010
33 anglers braved the cold conditions covering both banks of the Speci lake.

Winner on the day was Lee Davis (Tackle Box) who drew fancied peg 52 on the willow bush. Lee fished pellet to land carp to 10lbs for a winning 43-7-0 and a place in the final.

2nd on the day was Tom Hobbs (Banbury Gunsmiths) who drew peg 64 on the chalet bank landing carp to 10lbs on method feeder and corn for a total weight of 35-11-0 and a place in the May final.

3rd overall was Mark Williams (DHP) who drew peg 65 on the chalet bank. Mark  fished method feeder at distance to land 33-3-0 of carp.

4th on the day was Anthony Perkins who fished method and pellet from peg 68 to land small carp for a total of 28-4-0

Position Name Weight
1st Lee Davis (Tackle Box) 43-7-0
2nd Tom Hobbs (Banbury Gunsmiths) 35-11-0
3rd Mark Williams (DHP) 33-3-0
4th Anthony Perkins 28-4-0

Qualified
Lee Davis (Tackle Box)
Tom Hobbs (Banbury Gunsmiths)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 6th March 2010
36 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Fished on both banks of the lake in bright sunshine, flat calm conditions with a heavy early morning frost.

Winner on the day was Nicky Dean (Maver) who drew peg 10 on the shallow bank. Nicky fished 14.5m with pole and pellet to land carp and F1’s for a total of 80-13-0.

2nd on the day was young Harry Harris (Harris Match Group) who drew peg 42 by the island to land a very impressive 77-0-0 and qualify at his first attempt for the big May final. Harry fished 14.5m with pole and pellet for a mixed bag of skimmers, carp and F1’s.

3rd on the day was Andy Neal (frenzee-bait tech) who drew peg 59 on the burr bank landing F1 carp for a total weight of 56-5-0 and a place in the final. Andy also fished at 14.5m with pole and pellet.

4th on the day was Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) with 55-1-0

Position Name Weight
1st Nicky Dean (Maver) 80-13-0
2nd Harry Harris (Harris Match Group) 77-0-0
3rd Andy Neal (frenzee-bait tech) 56-5-0

Qualified
Harry Harris (Harris Match Group)
Andy Neal (frenzee-bait tech)

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Silver Fish Festival 2010
Monday, 1st March 2010
36 Anglers turned out for the March 2010 silver fish festival.

Fished over a 4 day period with every angler fishing 9 peg sections, 2 on the burr, and 2 on the chalet banks.  Each angler was scored 1 point for a section win each day with your score increasing if results went against you.

Fishing conditions of minus 4 degrees each morning with ice in the margins made for harsh fishing. Added to this bright conditions with very little breeze was always going to make life difficult.

Bream, skimmers and roach did feed to long pole and pellet and open end ground bait feeders fished at distance.

DAY ONE

Section Winner Weight
A Steve Seabourne 28-2-0
B Kieron Rich 29-15-0
C Sean Wright 34-7-0
D Andy Moors 19-10-0

DAY ONE LAKE WINNER STEVE MAYO 37-2-0

DAY TWO

Section Winner Weight
A Matt Haines 18-4-0
B Garry Skerrett 22-6-0
C Spud Murphy 26-11-0
D Ed Warren 25-5-0

DAY TWO LAKE WINNER DANNY BACHE 29-5-0

DAY THREE

Section Winner Weight
A Danny Bache 20-3-0
B Steve Mayo 13-10-0
C Joe Lowe 25-2-0
D Kieron Rich 17-4-0

DAY THREE LAKE WINNER ED WARREN 25-3-0

DAY FOUR

Section Winner Weight
A Kieron Rich 17-7-0
B Sean Wright 18-9-0
C Steve Mayo 17-0-0
D Steve Seabourne 17-9-0

DAY FOUR LAKE WINNER PAUL HOLLAND 23-0-0

At the end of the Silver Fish Festival 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th places were all tied on the same points being 9 in total.  This meant that the total overall weight would decide the points tie.

Place Name Weight Points
6th STEVE SEABOURNE (Daiwa Gordon league) 67-5-0 9
5th KIERON RICH (Daiwa) 71-6-0 9
4th GARRY SKERRETT (Maver) 74-9-0 9
3rd ED WARREN (Maver) 93-12-0 9
2nd SEAN WRIGHT (Maver) 94-4-0 9

The winner with a near perfect score of 5 points and the clear winner was STEVE MAYO (Maver).  Steve fished a near perfect 4 matches over the 4 days catching on ground bait feeder and dead red maggots at 40 yds and pole-pellet at 14-16m.  Steve landed good bream, tench, roach and skimmers to pocket a total of £750.00.  The odd carp that were caught and landed scaled as much as 20lbs but the rules of the Silver Fish Festival gave the angler just 1lb for every carp weighed.

All in all, superb festival with plenty of fish caught despite Arctic conditions. 

Had the weather been warmer, 50lb per section of silver fish would have been the target.

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 28th February 2010

Position Name Peg Method Weight
1st Mark Holden (Maver) 71 Method Feeder 45-0-0
2nd Mark Green (Maver) 72 Dead Reds / Method 39-6-0
3rd Lee Edwards (Preston) 10 Method feeder and pole 31-7-0
4th Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 8 Sweetcorn and boilie 23-1-0

Qualified
Mark Holden (Maver)
Mark Green (Maver)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 27th February 2010

Position Name Peg Method Weight
1st Nicky Dean (Maver) 42 14.5m pole and pellet 93-0-0
2nd Darren Cox (Garbolino) 36 14.5m pole and pellet 84-5-0
3rd Paul Cook (Marks Tackle) 10 13m pole and pellet 61-5-0
4th Dave Roberts (Starlets) 32 14.5m pole and pellet 58-2-0

Qualified
Nicky Dean (Maver)
Darren Cox (Garbolino)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Sunday, 21st February 2010
Overnight frost and a pile of snow cut the numbers down considerably. Furthermore, the Speci was frozen so the match was switched to the Match lake.

Winner on the day was Jay Davis (Browning) who drew peg 62 on the burr. Jay fished pellet at 14.5m to land carp and F1’s for a total 60-11-0 and a place in the May final. An added bonus for him was the in from the Golden Peg. Well done.

2nd on the day was Pete Goodman (Bagem Baits) who drew peg to the winner on peg 63. He also fished at 14.5m to land F1 carp for a total weight of 47-9-0 and a place in the final.

3rd placed Tony Shepherd  drew peg 26 on the Shallow bank. Fishing pole at 14.5m with soft pellet, Tony went on to bag 41-1-0 of F1 Carp. Fishing for Banbury Gunsmiths he was unlucky not to qualify at his first attempt.

Again, fantastic weights were recorded despite Arctic conditions

Position Name Weight
1st Jay Davis (Browning) 60-11-0
2nd Pete Goodman (Bagem Baits) 47-9-0
3rd Tony Shepherd (Banbury Gunsmiths) 41-1-0
4th Steve Seabourne 38-13-0

Qualified
Jay Davis (Browning)
Pete Goodman (Bagem Baits)

Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 20th February 2010
Bitterly cold conditions kept the numbers down for this latest Classic Qualifier. Half the lake was frozen but enough pegs were available for the match to go ahead. Despite the very cold conditions there were still some very respectable weights recorded.

Winner on the day was Phil Ashdown (Fishermen Birkenhead) who drew peg 21 on the shallow bank. Phil fished 14.5m on the pole and pellet to catch F1 carp to 3lbs for a winning 64-11-0 and a place in the final.

2nd on the day was Nicky Dean (Oxford) who drew peg 16 on and was very unlucky not to qualify for the final. Nickly fished 16m with pole and pellet to land 56-6-0 of F1 carp.

3rd placed Neil McKinnen is becoming the venue expert and is constantly in the winning frame. Neil backed by Shakespeare, drew peg 19 on the Shallow bank to record a total weight of 48-15-0. Not bad weights on a day that should have produced a field of blanks.

Position Name Weight
1st Phil Ashdown (Fishermen Birkenhead) 64-11-0
2nd Nicky Dean (Oxford) 56-6-0
3rd Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 48-15-0
4th Lee Edwards 44-8-0

Qualified
Phil Ashdown (Fishermen Birkenhead)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 14th February 2010
A good turnout of 30 anglers took to the banks of the Speci in this latest qualifier.

Winner on the day was Andy Morrison (Fishermens Friend)  who drew peg 66 on the Chalet bank landing carp to 20lbs for a winning weight of 94-2-0. Fishing at distance with method feeder, Andy fished sweetcorn baits to land a number of specimen carp and a comfortable win.

2nd on the day was Klaus Fix (Maver) who drew 62 on the Chalet bank. Klaus caught a number of small carp and lost a couple of big fish that might have pushed the winners overall weight. Fishing the distance with method feeder, Klaus finished the day with 53-12-0.

3rd on the day was Kevin Hewitt (Richworth Baits) who drew peg 14 on the burr. Again, method feeder at distance was successful method with 47-9-0 of carp finding their way to the scales. Kev also books his place in the May final.

4th on the day was Matt McDermott (Macca) who fishes for Maver Midlands. Matt fished method at distance to land 41-5-0 of carp. He lost a decent fish that cost him a qualifying spot in the May final from peg 14 on the burr.  Never mind Macca, tomorrows another day and we all have the greatest confidence in you.

Position Name Weight
1st Andy Morrison (Fishermans Friend) 94-2-0
2nd Klaus Fix (Maver) 53-12-0
3rd Kevin Hewitt (Richworth Baits) 47-9-0
4th Matt McDermott (Maver Midlands) 41-5-0

Qualified
Kevin Hewitt (Richworth Baits)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 13th February 2010
34 anglers turned out for this latest classic qualifier on the prolific Match lake.

A fall in temperature and icing in the week was always going to make life difficult. Indeed, the lake fished harder than previous matches with 40lb needed to frame.

Winner on the day was Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) who drew peg 59 on the burr bank. Wayne started very slowly with only 3 F1 carp in the bag 2 hours in the match. Switching to straight maggot feeder, Wayne started to catch regular finishing the day with 40-4-0 and a place in the final.

2nd on the day was Paul Cook (Marks Tackle) who fished a very tidy match. Paul fished 13 and 14.5m with pole and pellet to land F1 carp for a total of 38-11-0. Paul drew peg 34 near the island on the shallow bank.

3rd placed Neil Carless (Fishermans friend) drew peg 57 on the burr. Fishing pole and pellet, he went on to weigh 30-11-0 and book his place in the final.

Position Name Weight
1st Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 40-4-0
2nd Paul Cook (Marks Tackle) 38-11-0
3rd Neil Carless (Fishermans Friend) 30-11-0
4th Dave Roberts 30-10-0

Qualified
Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands)
Neil Carless (Fishermans Friend)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 7th February 2010
42 anglers braved the conditions in this latest speci qualifier. Both banks were pegged with little idea where the winner was going to come from.

Peg 66 was the winning peg drawn by Mark Barlett (Bristol) who fished method feeder at 40 yards to land carp and bream for 54-12-0 and a place in the final. Mark used dead red maggots.

2nd on the day was John Aldridge who drew close to the winner on peg 64. John fished short on method feeder and corn to land carp and bream for a total weight of 45-9-0 and a place in the final.

3rd placed John Catermole drew the burr bank peg 7. Fishing method feeder and boilie plus long range pole to 7m, John landed carp and bream for a  total weight of 45-7-0 and a place in the May final.

4th placed Snowy Ashington drew the willow bush peg 52 for a creditable 39-8-0

Position Name Weight
1st Mark Bartlett (Bristol) 54-12-0
2nd John Aldridge 45-9-0
3rd John Catermole 45-7-0
4th Snowy Ashington 39-8-0

Qualified
Mark Bartlett (Bristol)
John Aldridge
John Catermole

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 6th February 2010
45 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier so both banks were pegged.

Winner on the day was Dave Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) who drew peg 36 on the shallow bank. Dave fished 14.5m pole and pellet to land carp and skimmers or a match winning 118-2-0.

2nd on the day was England International Des Shipp (Preston) who drew the opposite burr bank peg 73. Des fished 13m on pole and pellet to land 102-12-0 and a place in the May final.

3rd on the day was Matt Smith (Browning Bagem) who drew fancied peg 54 on the burr. Matt fished at 13m with pole and pellet for a total weight of 73-7-0.

4th placed Richie Hull (Garbolino) drew peg 55 landing 67-14-0 on 16m and pellet and booking his place in the final.

All in all, great weights considering the water is still liquid ice.

Position Name Weight
1st Dave Roberts ( Kamasan Starlets) 118-2-0
2nd Des Shipp (Preston) 102-12-0
3rd Matt Smith (Browning Bagem) 73-7-0
4th Richie Hull (Garbolino) 67-14-0

Qualified
Des Shipp (Preston)
Matt Smith (Browning Bagem)
Richie Hull (Garbolino)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Sunday, 31st January 2010
Due to further freezing, the Speci lake was in no condition to host this latest qualifier. The venue was switched to the Match lake which fished remarkably well for the freezing conditions.

With 20 anglers braving the conditions the match was won by Ade Walker (Garbolino) who drew peg 62 on the Match burr. Ade fished at both 6 and 13m landing carp and skimmers on pellet. On a difficult day, Ade fished a fine match weighing in 98-3-0 for a comfortable win and a qualification placing in the May final.

2nd on the day was ever consistent Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) who drew peg 34 on the shallow  bank. Fishing 14.5m on the pole and pellet, Neil brought 65-10-0 of carp and skimmers to the scales.

3rd placed Ed Warren (Maver Midlands) was unlucky not to qualify for the final. Ed drew peg 30 on the shallow bank to land 45-2-0 of carp on pole fished pellet at 14.5m

Position Name Weight
1st Ade Walker (Garbolino) 98-3-0
2nd Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 65-10-0
3rd Ed Warren (Maver Midlands) 45-2-0

Qualified
Ade Walker (Garbolino)

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Classic Qualifier – Match / Arena Lake
Saturday, 30th January 2010
28 anglers turned up on this bitterly cold day. Ice was a problem but the match did go ahead. Conditions made for a difficult match.

1st on the day was Dave Roberts (Starlets) who drew peg 39 on the Match lake. Fishing 14.5m on the pole and pellet, Dave went on to fish a fine match landing carp and skimmers for a total weight of 102-1-0. A superb weight from sub zero conditions.

2nd on the day was Mick Varley (Maver) who drew Arena peg 36. Fishing 12.5m on pole and pellet, Mick went on to finish with 51-9-0 of carp.

3rd on the day was Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) who drew peg 37 on the Match lake. Fishing in shallow water with pole and pellet at 14.5m Rob finished the  day with 51-1-0 of carp and skimmers.

4th placed Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) drew peg 33 on the Match lake  landing carp and skimmers on pole and pellet for a creditable 46-13-0.

Position Name Weight
1st Dave Roberts (Starlets) 102-1-0
2nd Mick Varley (Maver) 51-9-0
3rd Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 51-1-0
4th Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 46-13-0

Qualified
Steve Openshaw
Jason Benning

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 24th January 2010
Open for business and Sunday hosted another Maver classic qualifier this time on the Speci lake. Freezing cold water temperature was always going to mean difficult fishing.
 

33 anglers welcomed a days fishing from the long ice up experienced over the last 4 weeks.

Winner on the day was Grant Albutt (Garbolino BaitTec) who drew peg 52 on the willow bush. Grant fished 13m pole with red maggots over ground bait to land 33-5-0 of skimmers.

2nd on the day was Les May (Garbolino) who drew peg 15 on the burr. Les opted for Method feeder fished long landing 3 carp and half a dozen skimmers for a total weight of 26-14-0 and a place in the May final.

3rd placed Dan Coley (Alans, Worcester) also made the final with 23-2-0 from peg 18.

Position Name Weight
1st Grant Albutt (Garbolino BaitTec) 33-5-0
2nd Les May (Garbolino) 26-14-0
3rd Dan Coley (Alans) 23-2-0

Qualified
Les May (Garbolino)
Dan Coley (Alans)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 23rd January 2010
At last, ice free. The first qualifier for more than 3 weeks was staged at the Larford Match lake with 30 turning up to fish.

Winner on the day was Simon Harris who drew peg 54 on the burr landing a very impressive 63-1-0 of carp and skimmers to pellet fished as 12m and booking his place in the May final.

2nd on the day and also qualifying for the final was Geraint Powell (Wales) who drew peg 28 on the grass bank landing carp and skimmers on the pole and soft pellet.  Fishing at 14.5m Geraint landed 62-8-0. A first class performance and an angler to seriously keep an eye on for the future.

3rd placed Neil McKinnen fished peg 56 on the burr to land carp and skimmers for a total weight of 61-13-0, fishing pole and soft pellet at 13m.

Considering the water has been closed for almost a month and the water temperature was little more than liquid ice, the venue confirms why the complex has just won venue of the year.

Position Name Weight
1st Simon Harris 63-1-0
2nd Geraint Powell (Wales) 62-8-0
3rd Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 61-13-0

Qualified
Simon Harris
Geraint Powell (Wales)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake

Sunday, 20th December 2009

Freezing cold conditions kept the numbers down for this latest classic qualifier. 

Winner on the day was Anthony Perkins (Cwmbran Nobblers) who took advantage of end peg 27 on the burr bank. Andy fished maggot feeder to land bream for a 16-12-0 winning bag and a place in the May final. 

2nd on the day was Mark Bartlett who also fished maggot feeder at 40 yards from peg 9. Mark landed 12-14-0 of small bream. 

3rd on the day was Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) who also fished small maggot feeder to weigh 9-7-0.

The overall winner, Anthony Perkins also drew the golden peg so picks up a further £100. 

Position Name Weight

1st Anthony Perkins (Cwmbran Nobblers) 16-12-0

2nd Mark Bartlett 12-14-0

3rd Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) 9-7-0  

Qualified

Anthony Perkins (Cwmbran Nobblers)

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 Classic Qualifier – Match Lake

Saturday, 19th December 2009

Not a lot one can say about this latest qualifier. Freezing cold conditions kept the anglers away with only 7 anglers mad enough to turn out.

Winner on the day was Coventry Rod, Mick Varley (Maver) landing just 9-0-0 of small bream and qualifying for the may final.

2nd on the day was Steve Seabourne with 6-14-0 and 3rd was Brian Clarke (Maver) with 6-9-0.

 Position Name Weight

1st Mick Varley (Maver) 9-0-0

2nd Steve Seabourne 6-14-0

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 13th December 2009
A brilliant turn out of 31 anglers on a bitterly cold day. A severe frost overnight made  for difficult presentation.

Winner on the day was Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) who drew peg 19 on the burr bank. Rob cast long with method feeder and 6mm pellet to land carp to 10lbs and a total winning weight of 72-12-0.

2nd on the  day was Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) fresh from his win on Saturday. Neil drew next to the winner (peg 18) and also fished long with method feeder. Alternating between small boilie and sweetcorn hook baits, Neil weighed 59-13-0.

3rd placed Chris Hill (Mosella) had a very slow start to the match and after 1 and a half hours was dry netting. Sticking to his guns, Chris started to catch carp on pellet at 16m fishing the day with 56-8-0 thanks to a new 20lb fish at the death.

Position Name Weight
 Simon Fry 
 Dave Schofield 
1st Rob Wiltshire (Cwmbran Nobblers) 72-12-0
2nd Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 59-12-0
3rd Chris Hill (Mosella) 56-8-0

Qualified
Simon Fry
Dave Schofield

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 12th December 2009
Bitterly cold conditions with a mixture of wind and rain again made for difficult presentation on the Match lake.  20 anglers turned out with one qualification place up for grabs.

Winner on the day was venue expert Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) who drew peg 72 on the burr bank. Neil fished pole and pellet at 14.5m with lard pellet to land 78-5-0 of carp and F1’s.

2nd placed Brian Clark (Maver Midlands) fished a small method feeder from peg 28 on the shallow bank to land 75-2-0 and qualify for the final.

3rd placed John Peralla (Maggots End) was unlucky not to win as he was sat on the golden peg weighing 72-8-0 from peg 60. John fished pole and pellet long.

Position Name Weight
1st Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 78-5-0
2nd Brian Clark (Maver Midlands) 75-2-0
3rd John Perella (Maggots End) 72-8-0

Qualified
Brian Clark (Maver Midlands)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 6th December 2009
Awful conditions yet again greeted the 37 strong turnout on Maver Larfords speci lake. 

Pegged on both banks, it was Maver Midlands rod Richard Lawson who took the winners purse with a superb 87-8-0 of carp and bream. Richard drew peg 63 on the speci chalet bank casting long with the method feeder and dead red maggots. Rich weighed fish to 15lbs in his winning catch.

2nd placed Rob Wiltshire (Greens tackle) launched a method feeder at distance to land 80-11-0 of prime carp. Rob drew peg 78 on the chalet bank.

3rd place was tied by Kevin Hewitt (peg 60) and Dave Powell peg 22 both weighing 61-2-0 of carp and bream. Both anglers caught on method feeder.

4th placed Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) drew peg 11 on the burr fishing method feeder. Wayne finished the day with 60-2-0.

Position Name Weight
1st Richard Lawson (Maver Midlands) 87-8-0
2nd Rob Wiltshire (Greens Tackle) 80-11-0
3rd Kevin Hewitt 61-2-0
3rd Dave Powell 61-2-0

Qualified
Richard Lawson (Maver Midlands)
Rob Wiltshire (Greens Tackle)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 5th December 2009
When will the wind and rain stop. Conditions again were pretty awful for this latest classic qualifier, but it still required  good weights to frame with Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) booking his place in the May final.

Rob drew peg 30 on the Match lake who fished 14.5 and 11m pole and pellet to land 105-0-0 of carp and F1’s. Rob fished 4mm pellet to depth to catch steadily all match.

2nd placed Jamie Hughes (Maver) made the most of his draw on the Arena drawing peg 30A to land 102-0-0 of carp to 10lbs again on pole and pellet fished at 16m.

3rd placed Stu Ballard (Maver) made a Maver Midlands whitewash with 69-15-0 of carp from Arena peg 15. Stu fished pellet and corn on pole fished at 16m.

Position Name Weight
1st Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 105-0-0
2nd Jamie Hughes (Maver) 102-0-0
3rd Stu Ballard (Maver) 69-15-0
4th Pete Butler 59-2-0

Qualified
Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands)
Jamie Hughes (Maver)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 29th November 2009
33 anglers braved the awful conditions. Easterly winds, driving rain and temperatures as low as 4 degrees. All that being said, it still needed a good weight to qualify for the final.

Winner on the day was Snowy Ashington who drew peg 69 on the chalet bank. Snowy fished method and boilie later switching to 13m pole and pellet to land carp to 20lbs. Snowy finished the day with 84-3-0 and a place in the final.

2nd on the day was Mark Jones (Tredegar Tackle) who drew peg 73 on  the chalet bank again landing some good carp. Mark also bagged a good weight of skimmers to boost his weight to 60-11-0. Mark fished both method feeder, and pole and pellet.

3rd on the day was Steve Ayres (Wales) who drew opg 12 on the speci burr. He fished straight lead and method for an all carp catch of 55-3-0.

4th on the day was Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) weighing an all carp catch of 46-7-0.

Position Name Weight
1st Andrew “Snowy” Ashington 84-3-0
2nd Mark Jones (Tredegar Tackle) 60-11-0
3rd Steve Ayres (Wales) 55-3-0
4th Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 46-7-0

Qualified
Andrew “Snowy” Ashington
Mark Jones (Tredegar Tackle)

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Classic Qualifier – Match / Arena Lake
Saturday, 28th November 2009
19 anglers turned out for the latest qualifier at Larfords Match and Arena lakes. Very cold conditions and driving rain made for difficult conditions but fishing was still superb.

Winner on the day was Carl Jones (Maver) who drew peg 14 on the Arena and the golden peg on the day. Making the most of his draw and also fishing for £300 in the golden peg, Carl caught on long pole and pellet to land a superb 187-4-0 made up of 50 good carp. Carl also makes it through to the May final.

Second on the day was Andy Neil (Frenzee) who also opted for long pole and pellet landing 92-2-0 from peg 20 on the Arena. Again, good carp were brought to the scales.

3rd on the day was Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) who caught steadily on method feeder before switching to long pole and pellet. Stuart weighed 84-7-0 from peg 34 on the Arena.

Position Name Weight
1st Carl Jones (Maver) 187-4-0
2nd Andy Neil (Frenzee) 92-2-0
3rd Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) 84-7-0

Qualified
Carl Jones (Maver)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 22nd November 2009
Driving rain and heavy winds destroyed any chance of presentation in this latest qualifier on the speci lake. 33 anglers braved the awful conditions.

1st on the day was Chris Hill (Mosella) from peg 28 on the speci burr with 67-10-0. Chris has a little more shelter on this peg and made the most of it fishing pole at 13m landing a good bag of skimmers (40lb+) and a couple of carp one going 18lb+ Chris caught on corn and pellet.

2nd on the day was Andy Morrison (Stevens Tackle) who drew peg 66 on the chalet bank landing an all carp  catch of 63-8-0 to pole and pellet fished at 13m.

3rd placed Andy (Spud) Murphy (Tredegar Angling) drew fancied peg 18 landing at least 30lb of skimmers plus some decent carp for 61-13-0. Andy qualifies for the final and fished 13m with pole and pellet.

4th placed Klaus Fix needed one more carp to win with a close 60-4-0 from peg 10. Klaus caught on method feeder and meat.

 Position Name Weight
1st Chris Hill (Mosella) 67-10-0
2nd Andy Morrison (Stevens Tackle) 63-8-0
3rd Spud Murphy (Tredegar Angling) 61-13-0

Qualified
Spud Murphy (Tredegar Angling)
Joe Lowe (Maver)

Qualifiers to date
Steve Pearce – SBS Willis Worms
Steve Mayo – Daiwa Dorking
Paul Hubbard – Maver
Dave Rudman – Maggots End
Craig O’Brien – Maver
Trevor Robinson – Garbolino Mosella
Steve Daley
Andy Neil
Les Thompson – Preston Innovations
Roger Young – Maggots End
Carl Jones – Maver
Klaus Fix – Trabucco
Matt Smith – Mosella Black Country
Richard Evens
Simon West – Storeys
Paul Holland
Mark Benson
Sean Walton
Jamie Jones
Phil Briscoe – Maver
Joe Lowe
Pete Bennett
Adam Slade – Mosella Black Country
Des Southern – Mosella Garbolino
Wayne Mellings – Maver Midland
Nigel Whitworth
Phil Beverage
Mick Varley
Leigh Hodgkinson
Snowy Ashington
Matt Davenport
Tony Parnell
Sean Stewart – Docklow
Stever Ringer – Shimano / Ringer Baits
Colin Woodward – Fishermans Friend
Ian Giddins
Brian Clarke
Tim Bull – Dynamite Baits
Danny Amplett – Storeys
Dan Varney – Garbolino Banbury Gunsmiths
Andrew Murphy – Tredegar Angling
Geoff Ringer
Chris Hill – Mosella
Allan Dewhurst – Fishermans Tackle Birkenhead
Will Raison – Daiwa Dorking
Gary Cross – Bristol AC
Steve Chester – Moorlands Gold
Jamie Hughes – Chester Tackle Locker
Stu Ballard – Maver Midland
Courtney Harley
Chris Bradley – T & D
Andy Bayliss-Kite
Dave Roberts
Alex Bones – Dynamite Baits
Dean Cherrington – Starlets
Andy Pollard – Mosella South West
Paul Cook – Mark’s Tackle
Chris Smith – Birkenhead Angling
Des Shipp – Preston Innovations
Mick Bull – Dynamite Baits
Lee Prophett – Dudley Bait & Tackle
Mike Dagnall – Starlets
Steve Openshaw – Fishermans Tackle Birkenhead
Darren Cox (Garbolino)
Mark Jones (Tredegar Tackle)
Tony Hobbs (Garbolino Banbury Gunsmiths)
Tommy Hillier (Daiwa Dorking)
Steve Prophett
Andy Everill ( Pickerings )
Dave Wathen
Andy Parker
John Harvey (Mossella Wizards)
Ritchie Hull (Garbolino)
Danny Hallam (Pickerings)
Adam Wakelin (Dynamite Baits)
Rob Cooksey
Nick Speed
Pemb Writing (Milo Bordon AC)
Ben Leach (Daiwa Dorking)
Chris Cameron (Mossella SW)
Steve Townsend
Grant Albutt
Steve Ford
Mark Eaves
Alan Rutherford
Craig Ebrell
Andy Oldham
Steve Stanhope
Steve Ward
Dave Schofield
Ray Lamb
Phil Ashdown
Andrew Hartley
Colin Doran (Widnes Angling Centre)
Jamie Masson (Maver)
Danny Baker
Mal Bond (Willow Park)
Danny Bache
Jason Whitehead (Maver Barnsley)
Simon Wilsmore
Carl Hopps
Andy Morrison (Stevens Tackle)
Joe Lowe (Maver)

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Classic Qualifier – Match / Arena Lake
Saturday, 21st November 2009
Awful windy and wet conditions made presentation difficult for the 23 anglers in Saturdays open.

1st on the day was Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) who drew peg 38 on the Arena landing carp to 8lbs on pole and pellet fished at just 5m.

2nd on the day was Paul Cook (Marks Tackle) who drew peg 16 on the Arena landing al all carp catch of 80-3-0 to pole and pellet at 8m and qualifying for the May final.

3rd placed Max G drew peg 14 landing 79-9-0 again on pole and pellet.

Position Name Weight
1st Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 80-7-0
2nd Paul Cook (Marks Tackle) 80-3-0
3rd Max G 79-9-0

Qualified
Paul Cook (Marks Tackle)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 15th November 2009
Improved weather conditions made for a far more comfortable days fishing for the 32 competitors.

Grant Albutt came up with a masterful display of pole and pellet fishing on peg 28, putting 101lb 7oz on the scales (62lb of the catch being skimmers) for a convincing victory

Match Fishing’s Mark Williams did enough to claim second spot and a place in the 2010 final, with 77lb 12oz from peg 64. Mark combined method feeder and long pole for a mixed carp and skimmer catch.

Third on the day was the ever consistent Steve Mayo (MAVER) from fancied peg 14 on the Burr Bank. Using long pole and a straight lead approach Steve amassed a creditable 72lb 7oz mixed bag of carp and skimmers.

The long trip from Wales proved worthwhile for Cardiff’s Steve Ayres who grabbed fourth and a place in the final with a mixed net of 69lb 5oz from peg 12.

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Grant Albutt (Garbolino) 26 101-7-0
2nd Mark Williams (Match Fishing Mag) 64 77-12-0
3rd Steve Mayo (Maver) 14 72-7-0
4th Steve Ayres 12 69-5-0

Qualified
Steve Ayres
Mark Williams (Match Fishing Mag)

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Classic Qualifier – Match / Arena Lakes
Saturday, 14th November 2009
Weather conditions could only be described as appalling for the competitors who braved the elements in the latest Classic qualifier. With the match split between the Match and Arena Lakes, a number of methods had to be employed to combat gale force winds.

With weights split fairly evenly between the two lakes, Adam Wakelin came out on top from peg 38 on the Arena. Combining Method feeder (allowed on the day due to the match being split between Match & Arena lakes) and short pole, Adam amassed a very impressive 116lb 7oz.

Second placed Matt Stockton banked 112lb 15oz from peg 58 on the Match Lake, the fish coming predominantly to pole fished pellet and corn at 4 and 10 metres.

Mick Varley (MAVER) claimed third spot on the day with an excellent 90lb 6oz from peg 15 on the Arena, using his favourite method feeder approach.

The top two on the day secured their places in May’s prestigious big money final.
 

Position Name Weight
1st Adam Waklin (Preston) 116-7-0
2nd Matt Stockton (Mossella Black Country) 112-15-0
3rd Mick Varley (Maver) 90-6-0

Qualified
Matt Stockton (Mossella Black Country)
Adam Waklin (Preston)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 8th November 2009
38 anglers turned out on a very cold Sunday to fish the qualifier on the speci lake.

1st on the day was Joff Rogers (Maggots End) who drew peg 78 on the Chalet bank landing carp to 10lbs for his winning weight of 73-2-0. Joff fished 13m with pole and pellet for his all carp catch and a place in the May final.

2nd placed Phil Briscoe (Maver) drew peg 8 on the burr bank landing an all carp catch of 62-11-0. Phil fished straight lead and hair rigged meat at 20 and 35 metres.  A lost carp at the death cost him the match but still made it to the final in May.

3rd placed Matt Morgan (Team Awa-Shima) drew peg 63 on the chalet bank landing an all carp catch of 58-3-0 to method feeder and red meat.  Matt also makes the final in May.

4th placed Dan Coley was unlucky not to qualify on the day with 57-12-0 on cage feeder and corn.

Position Name Weight
1st Joff Rogers (Maggots End) 73-2-0
2nd Phil Briscoe (Maver) 62-11-0
3rd Matt Morgan (Team Awa-Shima) 58-3-0
4th Dan Coley 57-12-0

Qualified
Joff Rogers (Maggots End)
Phil Briscoe (Maver)
Matt Morgan (Team Awa-Shima)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 7th November 2009
A very cold week plus a frost on the morning was always going to make fishing difficult for this latest qualifier.

Winner on the day was Shakespeare rod, Neil McKinnen who drew fancied peg 62 on the burr to land 72-10-0 of F1s and carp. Neil fished 13m with pole and hard pellet beating the field of 26 anglers.

2nd placed Paul Holland (Preston) drew peg 26 on the shallow bank taking advantage of an end peg near the island to land 63-4-0 of F1 and skimmers on caster.

3rd placed Lindon Pickett (Beachdale) made the most of fancied peg 68 on the burr landing 57-2-0 of carp on soft pellet fished at 11m. Lindon also made it to the final in May.
 

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 62 72-10-0
2nd Paul Holland (Preston) 26 63-4-0
3rd Lindon Pickett (Beachdale) 68 57-2-0

Qualified
Lindon Pickett (Beachdale)

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Monday, 2nd November 2009
Near perfect conditions and a very warm late October day resulted in large catches for the latest classic qualifier.

1st on the day was Mark Stevens (Sonu Baits) who drew peg 66 on the Match lake burr landing carp to 10lbs on pellet and corn for a total weight of 147-5-0.  Mark fished short at just 5m.

2nd on the day was Paul Holland (Preston) who drew fancied peg 8 on the shallow bank. Paul had a slow start but later found carp to 5lbs to finally weigh 110-14-0 on pole.

3rd placed Adam Waklin (Preston) drew peg 74 on the burr to weigh 108-4-0 of carp and bream fishing pole and pellet shallow.

Position Name Weight
1st Mark Stevens (Sonu) 147-5-0
2nd Paul Holland (Preston) 110-14-0
3rd Adam Waklin (Preston) 108-4-0
4th Steve Seabourne (Wye Angling) 100-0-0

Qualified
Mark Stevens (Sonu)
Paul Holland (Preston)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 1st November 2009
32 anglers turned up to a fierce wind and driving rain venue that quickly became a tip match.

Winner on the day was Grant Albutt who drew peg 25 on the speci burr to land fish to 21lbs. Grant fished straight lead and meat to land a superb carp and bream bag of 130-6-0.

2nd placed Neil McKinnen drew next door to the winner on peg 24 landing prime carp and bream for a total weight of 95-15-0. Neil fished method and boilie.

3rd placed Ian Giddins (Maver) made it through to the final with 87-13-0 from peg 16. Ian fished straight lead and pellet for his mixed bag of carp and bream. 

Position Name Weight
1st Grant Albutt (Garbolino) 130-6-0
2nd Neil McKinnen (Shakespeare) 95-15-0
3rd Ian Giddins (Maver) 87-13-0
4th Simon West (Storeys) 82-3-0

Qualified
Grant Albutt (Garbolino)
Ian Giddins (Maver)

Qualifiers to date
Steve Pearce (Willis Worms)
Lee Murphy (Ted Carter Southport)
Mick Bull (Guru / Shimano)
Neil Cotton (Waynes Tackle)
Roger Young (Maggots End)
Warren Jennings (Storeys)
Dave Roberts (Kamasan Starlets)
Chris Hill (Mosella / Maver)
Paul Hubbard (Maver)
Steve Mayo (Maver)
Richard Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon League)
Tim Bull (Dynamite Baits)
Klaus Fix (Maver)
Grant Albutt (Garbolino)
Ian Giddins (Maver)

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Gunmakers AC
Sunday, 4th October 2009
Arena Lake – 20 pegs

“Superb. Many thanks”

Position Name Weight
1st D Oliver 94-14-0
2nd B Wakelin 80-10-0
3rd S Potts 75-10-0
4th K Flavell 58-11-0

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Potteries As
Sunday, 4th October 2009
Match Lake – 20 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st Phil Briscoe 168-14-0
2nd Jamie Burt 59-12-0
3rd Chris Newton 58-2-0
4th Ray Lightfoot 52-7-0

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Rexel
Sunday, 4th October 2009
Specimen Lake – 20 pegs

“Superb match, big fish”

Position Name Weight
1st John Harris 95-12-0
2nd Andy Simmons 82-13-0
3rd Paul Bailey 64-11-0
4th Bob McCavlay 60-9-0

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Swan A.C
Sunday, 27th September 2009
Specimen Lake – 40 pegs

“Great day out. Thanks”

Position Name Weight
1st I Dunn 84-2-0
2nd G Gollins 79-9-0
3rd P Gregory 74-5-0
4th M Stockton 73-13-0

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Hazelwell A.C
Saturday, 26th September 2009
Arena Lake – 25 pegs

“Great Lakes”

Position Name Weight
1st Trevor Fawkner 91-2-0
2nd Phil Southgate 62-4-0
3rd James Eastope 41-14-0
4th Eddy Swann 37-14-0

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Old Bear A.C
Sunday, 20th September 2009
Specimen lake – 20 pegs

“Very good lake although on the day it fished very hard”

Position Name Weight
1st D Kruckow 42-9-0
2nd G Lee 38-1-0
3rd J Wyatt 31-5-0

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Oscott Social
Saturday, 19th September 2009
Arena Lake – 30 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st J. Whateley 145-0-0
2nd K. Poller 111-0-0
3rd C. Hayes 87-0-0
4th A. Whateley 85-0-0

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Cancer Research Charity Match
Saturday, 19th September 2009
Match Lake – 60 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st Rob Cooksey ( Maver Midlands) 153-5-0
2nd T. Homer (Lifestyle) 79-3-0
3rd R Lamb (Maver Midlands) 75-8-0
4th Macka (Maver Midlands) 73-12-0
5th Shunta (Stevens) 73-9-0

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Kestrel A.C
Sunday, 13th September 2009
Arena Lake – 7 pegs

“Fantastic day, worth the journey. Thanks again”

Position Name Weight
1st Martin Lonie 78-8-0
2nd Jason Lonie 32-6-0
3rd Keith Price 25-0-0
4th Tony Rake 22-7-0

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Darlaston A.C
Sunday, 13th September 2009
Match Lake

Position Name Weight
1st B Delaney 102-13-0
2nd B Shaw 82-12-0
3rd G Taylor 81-0-0
4th M Davis 67-4-0

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Brewood RBL
Sunday, 13th September 2009
Arena Lake – 20 pegs

“Another great day. Thanks”

Position Name Weight
1st P. Warner 97-7-0
2nd C. Newman 79-11-0
3rd D. Porter 73-11-0
4th F. Taylor 64-12-0

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Sneyd Match Group
Saturday, 12th September 2009
Specimen Lake – 20 pegs

“Great match again (as always)”

Position Name Weight
1st Paul Davis 75-12-0
2nd Pete Butler 65-4-0
3rd Dave Walters 41-8-0
4th Dave Going 41-5-0

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Rainsford and Lynes A.C
Saturday, 12th September 2009
Match Lake – 15 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st Derrick Adams 60-9-0
2nd Robert Moon 39-7-0
4th Alan Hulbert 19-8-0

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Permali A.C
Saturday, 12th September 2009
Specimen Lake – 15 pegs

“Very fair match plenty of weights 40lb+. Very sunny, no wind. Carp a bit moody”

Position Name Weight
1st J Wellington 111-11-0
2nd A Scalcombe 67-10-0
3rd A Taylor 65-13-0
4th D Lewis 54-12-0

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G.K.N Autostructures A.C
Saturday, 12th September 2009
Match Lake – 15 pegs

“Excellent Venue, Fantastic Fishing”

Position Name Weight
1st Ray Lane 94-5-0
2nd Tim Probert 67-13-0
3rd Colin Barnes 56-5-0
4th Billy Harding 47-11-0

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Wechells Park A.C
Sunday, 6th September 2009
Match Lake – 29 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st A. Davies 33-10-0
2nd Shay 28-10-0
3rd S. Plows 27-14-0
4th T. Garratt 27-12-0

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Larford Summer Festival 2009
Monday, 3rd August 2009
51 anglers fished the 2009 festival with all 3 lakes used for the daily sections. A massive 22,251lb of fish were brought to the scales with weights of more than 150lbs needed daily to win a 10 peg section.

Classic fishing was gifted to the field firmly establishing Larford as one of, if not the best match venue in the country.

Day One – Monday
Lake Section Name Weight  
Match Lake A Rob Cooksey 84.120kgs Lake Winner
Match Lake B Carl Jones 75.260kgs  
Speci Lake C Ian Giddins 60.230kgs Lake Winner
Speci Lake D Andrew Morley 59.460kgs  
Arena Lake E Pete Morley 86.800kgs Lake Winner

Day Two – Tuesday
Lake Section Name Weight  
Match Lake A Tony Dawson 77.460kgs  
Match Lake B Rob Cooksey 101.080kgs Lake Winner
Speci Lake C Matt Haines 57.910kgs  
Speci Lake D Danny Bache 65.380kgs Lake Winner
Arena Lake E John Holdsworth 78.500kgs Lake Winner

Day Three – Wednesday
Lake Section Name Weight  
Match Lake A Matt Haines 89.800kgs Lake Winner
Match Lake B Tony Dawson 82.880kgs  
Speci Lake C Harry Billing 36.420kgs  
Speci Lake D Phil Briscoe 53.780kgs Lake Winner
Arena Lake E John Forster 71.840kgs Lake Winner

Day Four – Thursday
Lake Section Name Weight  
Match Lake A John Forster 79.560kgs  
Match Lake B Steve Mayo 83.820kgs Lake Winner
Speci Lake C Pete Morley 33.120kgs  
Speci Lake D Chris Telling 46.360kgs Lake Winner
Arena Lake E Curtis Tranter 77.480kgs Lake Winner

Day Five – Friday
Lake Section Name Weight  
Match Lake A Stu Ballard 69.300kgs Lake Winner
Match Lake B Matt Haines 59.560kgs  
Speci Lake C Nicky Dean 53.920kgs Lake Winner
Speci Lake D Dave Schofield 51.900kgs  
Arena Lake E Carl Jones 65.860kgs Lake Winner

All in all, a brilliant festival with Bream and Carp making up the weights on all 3 lakes.

Average weight per man per day over 5 days = 88.5lbs per man per day.

Tactics on the match lake in general were pellet fished shallow on the pole at 14.5m. Pole at 3 to 5m with pellet, paste, corn and meat, pellet waggler shallow and pole fished tight in the margins for large carp.

Speci lake tactics were pellet waggler shallow with 8mm banded pellet, paste at 4m, meat at 6m with odd fish to the method and feeder lines.

Arena lake was mainly tight in the margins with pellet, corn and meat.

Some fish were caught with worm and paste also played a part.

Casters fed heavily in the margins with single caster hook bait also accounted for large weights of carp.

Overall Festival Winners
Position Name Points Cumulative Weight
1st Matt Haines (Maver Midlands) 9pts 309.110kgs
2nd Ian Giddins (Maver) 10pts 284.770kgs
3rd Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 12pts 322.000kgs
4th Carl Jones (Maver) 12pts 263.180kgs
5th John Forster 14pts 298.280kgs

Matt Haines collected over £1500 in prize money, a trophy and £500 of tackle donated by Maver. Matt also wins personal sponsorship from Maver.

Ian Giddins (last year’s winner) collected over £1000 plus £200 of tackle from Maver.

Rob Cooksey collected £950 plus tackle donated by Maver valued at £150.

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Wordsley Lions A.C
Sunday, 28th June 2009
Match lake (Burr) – 20 pegs

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Graham Cuft 66 92-3-0
2nd Dave Horton 63 85-0-0
3rd Paul Hartland 74 55-0-0
4th Jack Wakefield 69 49-15-0

……………………………………………………………………………………………………Matchmaster UK A.C
Sunday, 28th June 2009
Arena Lake (Burr) – 16 pegs

Winner caught on corn down margin.
Runner up caught at 3m on pellet.

“A great venue well organised. Everyone very helpful on how to fish each lake.”

Position Name Weight
1st Carl Fairfax 42-14-0
2nd Keith Holland 41-13-0
3rd Derek Thistlewaite 39-9-0
4th Andy Shoopack 37-12-0

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Swan A.C
Sunday, 28th June 2009
Match Lake (Grass)  – 40 pegs

“Great Day Out”

Position Name Weight
1st P Gregory 130-2-0
2nd P Davis 108-2-0
3rd M Stockton 106-14-0
4th I Hodson 94-7-0

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Sneyd Match Group
Saturday, 27th June 2009
Match Lake – 20 pegs

“Only one word. AWESOME”

Position Name Weight
1st Dave Walters 162-8-0
2nd Paul Davis 129-13-0
3rd Cotty 116-9-0
4th Pete Butler 108-6-0

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Cromwell
Saturday, 27th June 2009
Specimen Lake – 40 peg

Biggest Fish – 19lb 13oz

“Fantastic day, well looked after.
Good banter whilst weighing in.
Great food.”

Position Name Weight
1st Neil Carless 105-15-0
2nd Terry James 57-10-0
3rd Tony Taylor 52-14-0
4th Neil Wilson 42-12-0

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Beechdale A.C
Friday, 26th June 2009
Specimen Lake (Chalet) – 24 pegs

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Carl Astbury Snr 63 7-15-0
2nd Linden Pickett 79 64-9-0
3rd Steve Arnold 67 59-11-0
4th Mick Cope 88 50-1-0

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Frechville A.C.
Friday, 26th June 2009
Match Lake – 16 pegs

“Well stocked fishing on all bait. Winner fished pellet up in water, second pellet down margins. “

Position Name Weight
1st Andy Shoopack 92-12-0
2nd Terry Oxley 89-3-0
3rd Dave Thistlewaite 73-0-0
4th Phill Dobson 64-0-0

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Standish Sharks
Thursday, 25th June 2009
Arena Lake – 16 pegs

“Excellent 3 days. Friendly helpful staff. Shame about the weather – too hot!!!

See you next year”

Position Name Weight
1st G Ainscough 93-7-0
2nd S Rothwell 74-9-0
3rd T Richardson 48-6-0
4th D Cheetham 46-2-0

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Birmingham City Council (Urban Design)
Thursday, 25th June 2009
Match Lake – 42 pegs

“Very good venue. Good food. Excellent fishing – will come again next year”

Position Name Weight
1st Peter Lewis 80-12-0
2nd Phil Edmunds 74-0-0
3rd Bob Manders 64-1-0
4th Steve Collet 61-7-0

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Maggot Drowning
Saturday, 20th June 2009
Match Lake – All pegs

Position Name Weight
1st Andy Ford 116-7-0
2nd Mark Collinson 98-13-0
3rd Tony Roberts 96-15-0
4th Malc Doyle 89-12-0

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Harris Brush AC
Saturday, 20th June 2009
Specimen Lake

“Great Day”

Position Name Weight
1st B Perry 75-3-0
2nd B McCaulay 66-13-0
3rd A Perry 58-5-0
4th C Rice 56-3-0

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Skylark A.C
Sunday, 14th June 2009
Arena Lake – 25 pegs

“A very good match. Thanks to Phil Briscoe and team!”

Position Name Weight
1st Tommy Charters 101-9-0
2nd Lee Warren 77-4-0
3rd Colin Bardsley 69-2-0
4th Paul Williams 58-5-0

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Circle A.C
Sunday, 14th June 2009
Specimen Lake – 20 pegs

“Excellent day fishing, we needed the transport to get across because of health and age. Some complained about £2.00 for transport”

Position Name Weight
1st Roger Britton 60-4-0
2nd Geoff Lewis 47-10-0
3rd Tony Taylor 35-4-0
4th Dennis Sutton 25-10-0

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Park Inn A.C
Sunday, 14th June 2009
Specimen Lake – 15  pegs

“Excellent Fishery. Many different methods to fish”

Position Name Weight
1st Stu Cambell 83-12-0
2nd Carl Carter 45-0-0
3rd Kev Hayes 44-2-0
4th Steve Cougt 43-6-0

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S.H.A.G
Sunday, 14th June 2009
Match Lake

“Brilliant Match”

Position Name Weight
1st M. Stockton 179-6-0
2nd Ben Stanford 118-4-0
3rd P. Gregory 103-6-0
4th G. Gollins 95-11-0

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Perry Hill Angling
Sunday, 14th June 2009
Match Lake – 18 pegs

“Very good day”

Position Name Weight
1st Jason Millward 76-6-0
2nd Steve Bant 60-15-0
3rd Lenny Mupper 59-8-0
4th Steve Hughes 53-2-0

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Sealine A.C
Saturday, 13th June 2009
Arena Lake – 24 pegs

“Winner caught all fish on paste. Good time had by all”

Position Name Weight
1st Karl Burgess 94-5-0
2nd Don Parkinson 73-13-0
3rd Gordon Tandy 63-10-0
4th Nick Snow 44-12-0

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Harris A.C
Saturday, 13th June 2009
 Match Lake – 20 pegs

“Nice match – Look forward to our next visit”

Position Name Weight
1st Chris Rice 122-0-0
2nd Alan Perry 99-15-0
3rd J Harris 94-1-0
4th B Perry 89-7-0

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Saturday Open – Specimen Lake
Saturday, 13th June 2009
 Saturdays open hosted 23 anglers who found the speci lake flat calm with hot bright sunshine.

Winner on the day was Richie Lawson who caught early on the pellet waggler and later switching to down the side with pole and corn. Richie landed a superb 129-10-0 to win comfortably.

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Richie Lawson (Maver Midlands) 67 129-10-0
2nd Brian Clarke (Maver Midlands) 79 89-3-0
3rd Kevin Murphy 82 69-12-0

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Halfway A.C
Saturday, 30th May 2009
Match Lake – 20 pegs

“Be back A.S.A.P. Great Fishing”

Position Name Weight
1st Mark Shaw 59-10-0
2nd John Browning 53-7-0
3rd Andy French 45-10-0
4th Mick Stokes 40-12-0

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WOOD END A.C.
Sunday, 24th May 2009
Arena Lake – 24 pegs

“Some pegs were flooded and some anglers had to fish up the bank. All in all, very good days fishing”

Position Name Weight
1st Dave Evans 81-2-0
2nd Dan Hughes 71-12-0
3rd John Cunningham 63-6-0
4th Simon Dickens 53-6-0

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Redstone A.C
Saturday, 23rd May 2009
Match Lake – 18 pegs

Position Name Weight
1st C. Jeavons 92-9-0
2nd A. Jeavons 81-3-0
3rd K. Tranteil 60-5-0
4th G. Darlow 38-11-8

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ICME
Saturday, 16th May 2009
 Match Lake and Specimen Lake (pegs 1 – 36) – 90 pegs

Team – First – Canlin ‘B’ – 121lbs -15oz

Team – Second – Richards Anojerome – 120lbs – 9oz

Team – Third – Westley Brothers ‘A’ – 112lbs – 7oz

“Better weights than equivalent match last year. Staff as helpful as ever”

Match Lake
Position Name Peg Weight
1st Martin Thackery 9 45-14-0
2nd John Rowe 56 45-11-0
3rd Jack Tasker 29 43-4-0
4th Chris Wright 64 42-1-0

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22 A.C
Saturday, 16th May 2009
Specimen Lake – 30 pegs

“Great fishing in crap weather”

Position Name Weight
1st A Clifford 87-4-0
2nd G Maxwell 66-4-0
3rd D Jenkins 62-10-0
4th J Beveridge 53-4-0

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Fish O Mania Qualifier – 2009
Saturday, 9th May 2009
Individuals

        Weight  
Match Peg No Lake Name Lake Peg No Competitors Name Lbs Ozs Drm Position
79 SPECIMEN 13 DAVE SWAIN 150 5 0 1
4 MATCH LAKE 9 PHIL RINGER 122 5 0 2
67 ARENA 38 MATT MORGAN 109 6 0 3
75 SPECIMEN 7 DES SHIPP 107 6 0 4
6 MATCH LAKE 12 PEMB WRIGHTING 98 14 0 5

 Sections

          Weight
Sections Match Peg No Lake Name Lake Peg No Competitors Name Lbs Ozs Drm
1 4 MATCH LAKE 9 PHIL RINGER 122 5 0
2 20 MATCH LAKE 36 KIERON RICH 98 3 0
3 29 MATCH LAKE 54 MARK GREEN 81 4 0
4 36 MATCH LAKE 62 STEVE RINGER 85 12 0
5 46 MATCH LAKE 72 DAN BACHE 83 1 0
6 56 ARENA 13 SHANE TROWER 82 7 0
7 67 ARENA 38 MATT MORGAN 109 6 0
8 79 SPECIMEN 13 DAVE SWAIN 150 5 0
9 83 SPECIMEN 19 MARK MURDOCH 76 11 0
10 94 SPECIMEN 35 IAIN SULLIVAN 46 7 0
11 106 SPECIMEN 58 NEIL MACHIN 78 3 0
12 119 SPECIMEN 73 STUART BALLARD 87 10 0
13 121 SPECIMEN 76 CHRIS BRADLEY 54 2 0

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Maver Classic Final 2009
Sunday, 3rd May 2009

108 anglers made it through to the prestigious Maver Classic two day final on all three lakes of the Larford Lakes complex.

DAY ONE
Day one was an open draw with each finalist having to fish both the Specimen and the Match/Arena lakes over the two day final. Massive weights were recorded with the top weight coming from the Arena on day one.

First on day one was Chris Cameron (Mosella) who drew Arena peg 21 landing a staggering 83.220kg (184lbs). Chris fished at just 5m with soft hook pellet to land fish to 15lbs for a perfect score of 1 point and winner overall from the lake.

Second place on day one from the Match and Arena lake was Simon Willsmore (Daiwa Dorking/Milo) who drew Arena peg 32, landing fish to 15lbs for a total weight of 72.940kg (160lbs) and another perfect 1 point section score.

Third placed Des Shipp (Preston) drew Match lake peg 45 to land 65.120kg (143lbs) on pole and pellet. Des took a number of F1 carp shallow then caught bigger carp late in the match down the edge to secure a perfect 1 point section win.

Over on the Specimen lake, loads of big carp were being hooked with a number of anglers also losing out to the Larford specimens. Both pellet waggler and close pole tactics scored well on the day.

First position overall went to Roger Young (Maggots End) who landed some superb carp to 18lbs on the pellet waggler from burr bank peg 14. Roger went on to land 50.500kg (111lbs) of monster carp to secure his perfect section score.

Second placed Dean Cherrington (Kamasan Starlets) drew peg 23 to land 43.980kg on pole and meat, and a section points score of 2.

Third placed Neil Carless drew a couple of pegs away from Cherrington and was just 820g light from securing the second spot. Neil again landed specimen carp to 15lbs for a total weight of 43.160kg (97lbs) to win his section.

Overall Day One
Match/Arena Lake
1st Chris Cameron (Mosella) 83.220kg 1pt
2nd Simon Willsmore (Daiwa Dorking/Milo) 72.940kg 1 pt
3rd Des Shipp (Preston) 65.120kg 1pt
4th Ian Giddins (Maver) 64.640kg 1pt

Specimen Lake
1st Roger Young (Maggots End) 50.500kg 1pt
2nd Dean Cherrington (Kamasan Starlets) 43.980kg 2pts
3rd Neil Carless 43.160kg 1pt
4th Richie Hull (Garbolino) 33.340kg 1pt

DAY TWO
A much colder day with strong winds meant all the lakes fished a little harder, but still loads of 100lb bags were recorded.

Winner on the Match and Arena was Michael Sanders (Daiwa Dorking) who drew Arena peg 16 landing some real lumps to 15lbs on the method feeder. Michael weighed in a superb 65.840kg (145lbs) to secure a lake win and a perfect section score.

Second placed Steve Openshaw (Liverpool) needed a couple more fish to have won the lake weighing 60.680kg (134lbs). Steve caught close in on pole and meat landing fish to double figures from Match lake peg 20. Clearly Steve didn’t know what was happening on the Arena and was unlucky not to have won the lake, he did enough however to secure a perfect section score.

Third placed Pemb Wrighting (Maver) fished a near perfect match landing F1 carp shallow to pellet. Pemb also caught a few lumps down the side late in the match to weigh 57.540kg (127lbs) to finish second in his section.

Fourth placed Joe Lowe (Maver) drew peg 60 on the Match lake to weigh 55.320kg of F1 carp short on pellet with a few big fish down the side late in the match to secure a perfect points score in his section to go along with his second place from day one.

A brilliant lake winning performance from Maver Midlands man Ray Lamb over on Specimen peg 13 saw him land some monstrous carp to 18lbs on meat fished at just 5 metres. Rays overall winning weight was 61.020kg (135lbs) and a perfect section score.

Second place went to Ben Leach (Maver) who secured a perfect section score with 43.940kg (96lbs) from peg 14. Ben caught big carp at just 5 metres on pole and meat, but fell just short of the lake winner from the next peg.

Third placed Des Shipp (Preston) drew Specimen peg 10 to land an impressive 35.800kg (79lbs) of carp to pole fished short with pellet and meat. Des however, dropped a vital point, finishing second in his section and with a total of 3 points overall.

Fourth placed Jason Benning picked up 2 section points from peg 17 weighing in 32.260kg (71lbs) of big carp on pole and meat.

Overall Day Two
Match/Arena Lake
1st Michael Sanders (Daiwa Dorking) 65.840kg 1pt
2nd Steve Openshaw (Liverpool) 60.680kg 1pt
3rd Pemb Wrighting (Maver) 57.540kg 2pts
4th Joe Lowe (Maver) 55.320kg 1pt

Specimen Lake
1st Ray Lamb (Maver) 61.020kg 1pt
2nd Ben Leach (Maver) 43.940kg 1pt
3rd Des Shipp (Preston) 35.800kg 2pts
4th Jason Benning 32.260kg 2pts

OVERALL
Plugging away quietly to record the only perfect score of 2 section wins and title of Maver Classic Winner 2009 went to the ever reliable Tommy Hiller (Daiwa Dorking). Tommy fished the perfect final, drawing peg 72 on the Match lake on day one, recording a weight of 50.680kg (112lbs) fishing pole and pellet to land carp to 5lbs.

Day two saw Tommy draw peg 71 on the Specimen Chalet bank, fishing to perfection to land 32.180kg (71lbs) of carp and bream to short pole tactics and pellet waggler. A brilliant display of angling over the two days, well done to Tommy, the trophy and title couldn’t have gone to a nicer guy.

Tommy collected £3160 and a Maver Competition 481 worth £2000.

An extremely tight finish to the final saw an incredible six anglers record an overall score of 3 section points meaning the final four main frame placings would be decided by weight. Thanks to his lake winning performance on day one, second place overall went to Chris Cameron (Mosella) who recorded a total weight of 102.540kg. Chris picked up £2200 plus a Maver Invincible pole worth £499.99.

Third place went to Des Shipp (Preston) who weighed a total of 100.920kg to narrowly miss out on second spot. Des collected £1160 plus a Maver Margin pole worth £199.99.

Fourth place with an overall weight of 97.620kg was Roger Young (Maggots End), who was incredibly unlucky not to win the Classic overall, missing out on a second section win on day two by just 460g. Roger picked up total winnings of £900.

Fifth place was local angler Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) with a total overall weight of 76.100kg collecting £580.

OVERALL STANDING
1st Tommy Hiller (Daiwa Dorking) 2pts >82.860kg
2nd Chris Cameron (Mosella) 3pts 102.540kg
3rd Des Shipp (Preston) 3pts 100.920kg
4th Roger Young (Maggots End) 3pts 97.620kg
5th Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 3pts 76.100kg
6th Joe Lowe (Maver) 3pts 75.660kg
7th Danny Bache (Mal Storeys) 3pts 67.540kg

Changeable weather conditions and fish beginning to spawn made the fishing challenging for the high class field of anglers, however massive weights were recorded both days, and a total weight of 13,145lbs was weighed in over the two day event, meaning an average of 62lb per man per day!!

Total prize fund for the event was £15,500

Special thanks to Maver UK who donated £2000 cash and £4300 of tackle prizes.

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 2nd May 2009
25 anglers turned up hoping to grab the last remaining qualifier places. Weights were superb with over 100lb needed to qualify.

Winner on the day was Mark Stevens (Willis Worms) who drew peg 24 on the shallow bank. Mark fished pole & pellet and meat & pellet down the side to land 144-3-0 of F1 carp and larger commons and mirrors down the side.

2nd placed Andy Jackson (Tunnel Barn) made it to the final with 138-1-0 of F1 carp on bread fished shallow from peg 66.

3rd placed Matt McDermott (Maver Midlands)  made it through to the final right at the death with 118-1-0 from peg 60 on the burr bank. Macca fished pole and pellet short.

4th placed Steve Pearce (Willis Worms) landed 113-4-0 on worm close in from peg 58.

Position Name Weight
1st Mark Stevens (Willis Worms) 144-3-0
2nd Andy Jackson (Tunnel Barn) 138-1-0
3rd Matt McDermott (Maver Midlands) 118-1-0
4th Steve Pearce (Willis Worms) 113-4-0

Qualified
Andy Jackson (Tunnel Barn)
Matt McDermott (Maver Midlands)

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Harris Summer League
Saturday, 2nd May 2009
Arena Lake

“A great day by all”

Position Name Weight
1st Jedda 145-5-0
2nd Brian Perry 138-12-0
3rd Ross 138-0-0
4th Chris Ballard 129-12-0

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 26th April 2009
52 anglers turned up for the latest qualifier. 95 anglers are now through to the final with one remaining qualifier left.

Winner on the day was Des Ship (Preston) who drew peg 1 on the burr bank. Des has a slow start but found fish down the edge during the last 2 hours of the match. Des finished up with 134-1-0 of carp on worm and corn to 15lbs.

2nd placed Andy Murphy had a brilliant weekend. Qualifiers for the previous day for the Maver Pairs final and landing 124-15-0 of carp at 6m to pole and meat in this Sunday qualifier.

3rd placed Ben Leach (Maver) drew peg 14 and fished 6m with meat to land an impressive 123-0-0 with fish to 18lbs.

4th placed Dave Roberts drew peg 76 on the chalet bank finding carp to 15lbs on short pole tactics. Dave fished meat and corn to weigh 111-2-0.

Position Name Weight
1st Des Ship 134-1-0
2nd Andy Murphy 124-15-0
3rd Ben Leach 123-0-0
4th Dave Roberts 111-2-0

Qualified
Andy Parker
Andy Benwell
Paul Glenfield

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 19th April 2009
With the wind deciding to change direction and blow in three different directions during the match, it was hardly surprising that the top weights were spread out around the lake.

Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) made the most of peg 45 below the Willow tree to put an impressive 84lbs 15oz on the scales and secure victory. Pellet waggler put early carp in the net followed by carp to 14lb on a 5m pole line.

Team mate Rob Cooksey amassed 73lb 12oz from peg 25 on the Burr Bank to finish second. Pellet on the deck at 14.5m produced the goods for the Maver Midlands angler.

Third place went to Tredegar Angling Centre’s Andy Murphy on peg 3. Employing very similar tactics to Rob Cooksey, Andy put 57lb 14oz of carp and bream on the scales to secure himself a place in the classic final.

Position Name Weight
1st Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) 84-15-0
2nd Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 73-12-0
3rd Andy Murphy (Tredegar AC) 57-14-0

Qualified
Andy Murphy (Tredegar AC)

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Golden Cross A.C
Sunday, 19th April 2009
Match Lake – 10 pegs

“It’s always a pleasure to fish Larford, not just for the great fishing but also for the pleasant and helpful staff. All the club members look forward to our match here. Cheers G.C.A.C “

Position Name Weight
1st Pete Kennett 58-14-0
2nd Graham Head 55-2-0
3rd Wayne Briscoe 23-10-0
4th Andy Breakwell 18-14-0

Junior
Position Name Weight
1st Craig Bird 5-0-0

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 18th April 2009
A bright but breezy day greeted the 33 strong field. With the resident carp recently following the wind, the final result was surprising, as first and second came from the opposite end of the lake to where the wind was blowing.

Peg 6 directly in front of the café on the grass bank, produced 146lbs 15oz of carp for pellet expert, Chris Cameron (Mosella SW). Chris caught at 7m and in the edge on pole and pellet.

Ian Giddins (Maver) was pegged almost directly opposite on peg 74 and employed similar tactics to Chris for 132lb 6oz and second in the frame.

Another familiar name, Carl Jones (Maver) eventually made the most of fancied peg 56 on the Burr Bank, including carp to 12lbs in his total weight of 116lbs 13oz. Again, pole and pellet on the deck at 8m and down the edge late on did the damage.

Peg 12 on the grass bank produced 110lbs for Maver Midlands Rob Cooksey who fished pellet on the deck at 14.5m and 5m to take the final main frame placing.

With nearly 89lbs being needed for a section win, the prolific Match Lake again produced the goods!

Position Name Weight
1st Chris Cameron (Mosella SW) 146-15-0
2nd Ian Giddins (Maver) 132-6-0
3rd Carl Jones (Maver) 116-13-0
4th Rob Cooksey (Maver Midlands) 110-0-0

Qualified
Gary Baugh (Wirral)

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Monday, 13th April 2009
With the wind strength increasing significantly and a change in direction from the day before, weights were more evenly spread around the Specimen Lake.

Ben Leach (Maver) opted for a predominantly pole approach on peg 6, which resulted in fish being taken from 13m, 6m and an edge line. With a number of 15lb plus fish successfully landed on his Maver Elite 77 pole, Ben put 104lb 4oz on the scales, which secured victory on the day.

On the very next peg (8 on the day) Roger Young (Maggots End) adopted a pellet waggler approach which saw him secure second with 96lb 8oz.

Fresh from his qualification the previous day, Will Raison (Daiwa) combined the approaches of 1st and 2nd place to weigh and impressive 86lb 9oz from peg 22 on the Burr Bank, enough for third place.

Position Name Weight
1st Ben Leach (Maver) 104-4-0
2nd Roger Young (Maggots End) 96-8-0
3rd Will Raison (Daiwa) 86-9-0

Qualified
Dean Cherrington

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 12th April 2009
With the entry list resembling a whose who of match fishing, the draw was always going to be of the utmost importance.

To say Ray Lamb was not pleased with his draw would be an understatement, however, five hours and 122lb 13oz later, his opinion had changed somewhat!

Ray (Maver Midlands) produced a superb display of pellet waggler fishing at 35metres to claim top-spot.

Three pegs away on 47, Matt Haines (Marks Tackle) fished similar tactics for 98lb 11oz, enough for second on the day.

Next peg on the day (45) produced third place for Rich Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon), again fishing pellet waggler. 

Position Name Weight
1st Ray Lamb (Maver Midlands) 122-13-0
2nd Matt Haines (Marks Tackle) 98-11-0
3rd Richard Hoskins (Daiwa Gordon) 83-7-0

Qualified
Will Raison
John Aldridge

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Classic Qualifier – Match Lake
Saturday, 11th April 2009
With the Final looming ever closer, numbers of anglers hunting those remaining Final berths, are increasing.

43 anglers fished in near perfect conditions, resulting in impressive weights being taken from all around the Match Lake.

Paul Newell (Redditch) made the most of an end peg draw on peg 75 to amass 155lb 5oz of pole caught carp. Bread and corn on the hook did the damage at 11m and down the edge late on.

Second place went to the ever consistent Des Shipp (Preston Innovations) who pole fished pellet at 11m for his 144lb 10oz from peg 33.

Maver Midlands Team Captain, Wayne Mellings, showed his team mates how it should be done, by fishing a combination of pellet feeder, long pole and short pole on peg 21 for 129lb 10oz to finish third.

Eight 100lb plus weights were recorded on the day, with a minimum of 84lb needed to win a section.

Position Name Weight
1st Paul Newell (Redditch) 155-5-0
2nd Des Shipp (Preston) 144-10-0
3rd Wayne Mellings (Maver Midlands) 129-10-0
4th Joe Lowe (Maver) 126-3-0

Qualified
Paul Newell (Redditch)
Nick Dean

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 5th April 2009
An overnight frost and bright conditions plus a strong S breeze pushed the fish to the damn end of the speci. Weights in the 30’s were not good as all the fished followed the wind in numbers.

Winner of the 52 entry qualifier was Chris Hill (Mosella) who drew golden peg 80 to win with 107-4-0 of carp to pole and pellet fished at 14m. Not only did he win the match, he also picked up £650 from the golden peg pool plus a further £200+ from the pools on the day. Chris collected over £850 for his performance.

2nd placed Tom Hillier (Daiwa Dorking) repeated a near perfect performance securing two second placings in one weekend. Tommy drew peg 81 next to the winner to weigh 85-4-0 of carp and skimmers to meat on the pole fished at 13m. Tom also landed a few carp on the pellet waggler.

3rd placed Des Ship (Preston) put 79-14-0 on the scales from peg 72 using pole and pellet fished at 14m.

4th placed Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend) made it to the final with 76-10-0 of carp and bream from peg 79 fishing pole and pellet at just 6m.

Position Name Peg Weight
1st Chris Hill (Mosella) 80 107-4-0
2nd Tom Hillier (Daiwa Dorking) 81 85-4-0
3rd Des Ship (Preston) 72 79-14-0
4th Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend) 79 76-10-0

Qualified
Tim Guise (Fishermans Friend)
Danny Baker

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Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake
Sunday, 29th March 2009
A hard frost, bright conditions and a flat calm lake. Conditions that were so different to the day before. 42 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier which sums up the popularity for this event.

1st on the day was Andy Neal (Fox-BaitTec) who drew peg 79 on the chalet bank. Andy fished 13m  with pole and pellet to land 30lb of bream and 30lb of carp for a total weight of 64-3-0.

2nd placed Steve Seabourne (Gloucester) drew next peg 78 and fished the same tactics to land 54-7-0 of  bream on 6mm pellets.

3rd placed Ray Lamb (Maver Midlands) drew athe opposite bank peg 10. Fishing longer at 14.5m, Ray went into land 48-3-0 of bream and carp on 6mm pellets.

4th placed Lee Hodgkinson drew peg 29 on the burr and was rewarded with a place in the final with his 48-3-0 all bream catch.

Position Name Weight
1st Andy Neal 64-3-0
2nd Steve Seabourne 54-7-0
3rd Ray Lamb 49-8-0
4th Lee Hodgkinson 48-3-0

Qualified
Lee Hodgkinson
Mark Jones

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Maver/Angling Times Pairs Qualifier – Saturday 10th May 

Red hot conditions and fish in full spawning mode presented difficult conditions for the sell out 50 pairs at Larford Lakes on Saturday. All lakes were pegged with two separate matches being the fairest way to split the favoured Match lake from the Speci. 

The ‘Match lake’ was won by Paul Holland (GOT Baits) from peg 41 on the Arena, with a new lake record of 106.740 kilos. (235lbs) Paul fished short and shallow with pellet landing carp to 15lbs. 

Second placed Lee Edwards (Preston) also drew the Arena, landing 76.880kg (170lbs) from peg 38. He also fished short and shallow on pellet.  

Third placed Paul Oglesbee (Boston) made the most of peg 19 on the Arena to land 70.160kg (155lbs) 

Fourth placed Simon Fry (Garbolino) fished a superb match on the Match lake catching 66.560kh of F1 carp and bigger commons shallow at 13m. Simon’s 146lbs section win putting both him and Klaus Fix through to the final.  

The Specimen lake was alive with spawning fish making big catches very difficult. 

Winner on the day was Mick Evans who landed a superb 89.300kg (196lbs) from peg 82. Mick fished tight down the side to land carp to 18lbs on worm.  

Second placed M Flannagan (Chester Tackle Locker) drew peg 4 on the burr bank to land 38.560kg (85lbs) of mainly bream plus a few specimen carp, alternating between the big splasher waggler shallow and the long pole.  

Third placed Paul Hubbard (Maver) drew peg 66, landing a couple of big carp on the method then reverting to long pole shallow and down the side to end up with 32.240kg (71lbs)  

Qualifying Pairs for the Final 

1st Paul Holland and Paul Hillier 3 points combined weight 119.740kg

2nd Klaus Fix and Simon Fry 3 points combined weight 88.700kg


MAVER CLASSIC FINAL 2008 

107 anglers competed in the 2008 Maver Classic final, held at the prolific Larford lakes on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May. 

Changeable weather and atmospheric conditions made the fishing difficult (by normal Larford standards) with many fish preparing to spawn. This did not, however, stop some monstrous weights being recorded over the two day event. A total weight of 11,425lbs was recorded, which equates to over 106lbs per man. With a line-up that read like a ‘who’s who’ of UK match fishing, the final result was always going to be close, as was born out with three anglers recording perfect two point scores. 

Sunday started with heavy rain as the anglers made their draw and began the match. The sport on both the Match and Arena lakes was prolific and the average weight on the Arena was over 130lbs per man. Maver Barnsley Blacks star Andy Oldham recording the top weight with a massive 195lbs 6oz, just short of the lake record. On the match lake Pemb Wrighting put 191lbs 7oz on the scales from peg 40 opposite the island to win his section. Both men catching shallow on the pole consistently throughout the day. 

Over on the Specimen lake it was Steve Ringer leading the way. Drawn on end peg 4 on the Burr bank, Steve utilised his space to catch in the margins, recording 121lbs 3oz to comfortably win his section and the lake. Will Raison, drawn on fancied peg 80, fished the splasher waggler and groundbait to put 99lbs 12oz onto the scales for a section win.  

Monday’s weather was much better, but the flat calm conditions posed their own problems. With Will Raison drawn on peg 40 of the Match lake, and fellow England star Des Shipp drawn on peg 20 of the same lake, they quickly became the favourites to win the event.  

With the difficult conditions it was hard to gauge who was actually going to win, as both Des and Will appeared to be struggling in their sections. Over on the Speci lake day one section winners Pemb Wrighting and Darren Cox had been drawn in the same section, and it was Darren who was leading for the majority of the match, until the last hour and a half where Pemb caught 8 carp down the edge to take the section and ultimately the whole event with a superb 131lbs 11oz giving him a perfect 2 point score and a massive 323lbs 2oz overall weight. 

In very tight fought sections on the Match lake Will Raison narrowly beat Mark Eaves on the next peg by less than 4lbs to take B section with 116lbs 15oz giving him another perfect 2 point score and an overall weight of 216lbs 8oz, putting him second in the final standings.  

In A section Richie Hull put in a late charge, catching a better stamp of fish in the margins on meat, but it was Des Shipp who took the section with 107lbs 12oz, giving him a perfect 2 point score, and an overall weight of 187lbs 11oz putting him in third position overall. 

Three anglers were also tied on 3 points meaning the remaining two main frame positions would also be decided on weight.  

Fourth place went to Darren Cox, whose combined weight of 198lbs 13oz was enough to put Jamie Masson into fifth place with a combined weight of 187lbs 13oz. Meaning it was Steve Ringer who narrowly missed out on the main prize money with a total weight of 182lbs 14oz. 

Day 1 Results 

Match/Arena Lake Winner

Andy Oldham (Maver Barnsley Blacks) Arena peg 36  195lbs 6oz 

Match and Arena Lake Section Winners

Match A – Danny Hallam (Pickerings) peg 12  118lbs 14oz

Match B – Pemb Wrighting (Milo Bordon) peg 40  191lbs 7oz

Match C – Nick Speed  peg 56  88lbs 10oz

Match D – Darren Cox (Garbolino) peg 77  135lbs 2oz

Arena E – Andrew Murphy (Shimano Wales) peg 32  188lbs 3oz (by default) 

Specimen Lake Winner

Steve Ringer (Shimano) peg 4  121lbs 3oz 

Specimen Lake Section Winners

Speci A – Dave Roberts peg 16  85lbs 4oz (by default)

Speci B – Craig Ebrell (Garbolino) peg 32  61lbs 15oz

Speci C – Des Shipp (Preston) peg 58  79lbs 15oz

Speci D – Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) peg 67  88lbs 8oz

Speci E – Will Raison (Daiwa) pg 80  99lbs 12oz 

Day 2 Results   

Match/Arena Lake Winner

Jamie Masson (Maver) Arena peg 21  145lbs 13oz 

Match and Arena Lake Section Winners

Match A – Des Shipp (Preston) peg 20  107lbs 12oz

Match B – Will Raison (Daiwa) peg 40  116lbs 12oz

Match C – Ben Leach (Daiwa) peg 56  103lbs 5oz

Match D – Mark Warne (Maver Veals) peg 69  40lbs 14oz

Arena E – Les Thompson (Preston) peg 36  144lbs 7oz (by default) 

Specimen Lake Winner

Pemb Wrighting (Milo Bordon) peg 44  131lbs 11oz 

Specimen Lake Section Winners

Speci A – Ed Warren (Maver Midlands) peg 19  65lbs 11oz

Speci B – Dave Rudman peg 31  76lbs 11oz

Speci C – Darren Cox (Garbolino) peg 47  63lbs 11oz (by default)

Speci D – Paul Hubbard (Maver Midlands) peg 61  56lbs 8oz

Speci E – Simon Willsmore (Milo) peg 78  33lbs 12oz  

From left to right Will Raison, Pemb Wrighting, Des Shipp

Overall Results 

1st Pemb Wrighting (Milo Bordon) 2 points  323lbs 2oz – winning £3000 plus trophy and a Competition 401 pole

2nd Will Raison (Daiwa) 2 points  216lbs 8oz – winning £2000 plus trophy and a Competition 271 pole

3rd Des Shipp (Preston) 2 points  187lbs 11oz – winning £1000 plus trophy and a Competition Margin pole

4th Darren Cox (Garbolino) 3 points 198lbs 13oz – winning £750 plus trophy

5th Jamie Masson (Maver) 3 points 187lbs 13oz – winning £500 plus trophy


Mver Angling Times Pairs Qualifier 

The pairs qualifiers kicked off at Larford lakes on Saturday 26th Apil. 35 pairs had entered but only 30 pairs showed up on the day. This turned out to be their loss as the venue fished its socks off. 59 of the 60 anglers weighed in, recording a staggering 2,270.960kg (4996lbs) an average of 86lb per man.

 A superb performance by the deadly duo of Steve Mayo and Des Shipp saw them recording a perfect 2 point score. Des Shipp won the match lake with a massive 121.060kg (266.5lb) of F1 carp fishing shallow on pole and pellet. His partner, Steve Mayo winning his section with 31.240kg of carp and bream from the Speci lake on pole and meat at 6m. 

The other qualifying pair being local lads, Danny Bache and Ian Giddins. Danny and Ian tied for second on 4 points with two other pairs, their superior weight taking them through to the final.

 Match Lake Winners

1st Des Shipp (Preston) 121.060kg

2nd Wayne Bond (Wales) 92.760kg

3rd John Harvey 92.220kg

4th Ray Lamb (Mosella Black Country) 89.820kg

Specimen Lake Winners

1st Paul Boothby (Maver) 74.480kg

2nd Ian Giddins (Maver) 67.560kg

3rd Rob Cooksey (Mosella Black Country) 63.300kg

4th Paul Hubbard (Maver) 61.740kg 

All of the top weights from the speci lake were taken on the big splasher waggler with carp to 20lbs. Paul Boothby (Maver) fishing 35 – 40 yards with his big splasher taking a superb 74.480kg (164lbs) of carp to 15lb to win the lake comfortably. 

Pairs Overall

1st Des Shipp & Steve Mayo 2 points 152.300kg

2nd Ian Giddins & Danny Bache 4 points 134.580kg

3rd Jamie Parkhouse & Dave Campbell 4 points 74.640kg

4th Chris Harrison & Jason Shirley 4 points 68.040kg 

Maver Classic Qualifier – Speci Lake 

The very last of the qualifiers were fished on Sunday with a sell out 43 anglers battling it out for the final two qualifying places. 

Rob Cooksey drew fancied peg 80 on the chalet bank and made his draw count, landing 171lbs 6oz of carp to 16lbs on the splasher waggler.  

Second placed Ray Lamb, peg 82, took over 130lbs of carp in the last hour of the match to weigh an impressive 144lbs 7oz. 

Third placed Jamie Masson drew peg 77, fishing 13m shallow with pellet to land 99lbs 3oz of skimmers and big carp.

 Fourth placed Andy Oldham landed 77lbs 8oz of bream and carp on the pole at 13m from peg 81.  

1st Rob Cooksey (Mosella Black Country) peg 80  171lbs 6oz

2nd Ray Lamb (Mosella Black Country) peg 82  144lbs 7oz

3rd Jamie Masson (Maver Barnsley Blacks) peg 77  99lbs 3oz

4th Andy Oldham (Maver Barnsley Blacks) peg 82  77lbs 8oz 

Qualifiers: Carl Hopps and Simon Wilsmore 


Saturday 19th April – Match Lake Classic Qualifier 

A wind swept match lake presented the competing 47 anglers with problems for decent presentation. 

First on the day was Klaus Fix (Ultra) from peg 60, who opted for method feeder tactics to land 53lbs 7oz.  

Second placed Mal Bond (Willow Park) drew peg 29 to land 46lbs 1oz on the feeder with banded pellet. 

Third placed Des Shipp (Preston) landed 45lbs 1oz of F1 carp from fancied peg 41.  

1st Klaus Fix (Ultra) peg 60  53lbs 7oz  method feeder

2nd Mal Bond (Willow Park) peg 29  46lbs 1oz  feeder with banded pellet

3rd Des Shipp (Preston) peg 41  45lbs 1oz  pole and pellet

4th Alan Rutherford peg 67  44lbs 5oz 

Qualifiers on the day were Mal Bond and Danny Bache 

Sunday 20th April – Speci Lake Classic Qualifier 

There seems to be no let up with the cold winds that are lashing the specimen lake at present. Conditions made presentation very difficult for the 37anglers competing for the final remaining places in the Maver Larford Classic. 

First on the day was Steve Chester (Moorlands Gold) who fished a tidy pole match, fishing at 13 – 14.5m with pole and pellet for a mixed catch of bream and carp for 57lbs 15oz from peg 12. 

Second placed Jason Whitehead (Maver Barnsley) first visit to the venue was rewarded with a qualifying place in the final. Jason fished pole and pellet for 51lbs 14oz from peg 21. 

Third placed Adam Slade drew fancied peg 14 to land 45lbs 6oz of bream and carp. 

1st Steve Chester (Moorlands Gold) peg 12  57lbs 15oz  pole and pellet

2nd Jason Whitehead (Maver Barnsley) peg 21  51lbs 14oz  pole and pellet

3rd Adam Slade (Trabucco Midland VDE) peg 14  45lbs 6oz 

Qualifier on the day was Jason Whitehead


Saturday 12th April – Maver Classic Qualifier – Match Lake (52 fished) 

1st Colin Doran (Widnes Angling Centre) peg 20  82lbs 12oz  Pellet in the margins

2nd Steve Stanhope (Stalybridge Angling) peg 45 77lbs 3oz  pellet in the margins

Jt 3rd Andy Bennett (Stalybridge Angling) peg 71  76lbs 10oz Pellet shallow

Jt 3rd Mike Rogerson peg 29  76lbs 10oz pellet at 13m 

Qualifiers on the day: Andrew Hartley,Phil Ashdown and Colin Doran.

Sunday 13th April – Maver Classic Qualifier – Specimen Lake 

1st Jamie Masson (Maver) peg 29  74lbs 12oz pellet at 14.5m, all skimmers

2nd Richie Hull (Garbolino) peg 21  66lbs 13oz pellet at 14.5m, all skimmers

3rd Danny Baker peg 32  59lbs 8oz  pellet at 14.5m, all skimmers

4th Andrew Murphy peg 20  56lbs 0oz 

Qualifiers on the day: Jamie Masson and Danny Baker.


Saturday 5th April – Match Lake Classic Qualifier

 1st Chris Cameron (Mossella SW) peg 32  124lbs 1oz  pole and pellet shallow & feeder

2nd Alan Dewhurst (Fishermans Tackle Birkenhead) peg 63  93lbs 13oz  pole and pellet shallow

3rd Andy Baylis-Kite (Maver Midlands) peg 73  90lbs 1oz   pole, pellet and paste

4th Jamie Hughes (Chester Tackle Locker) peg 72  89lbs 14oz  pole and pellet

Qualifiers: Steve Stanhope and Steve Ward

Sunday 6th April – Speci Lake Classic Qualifier

1st Andy Oldham (Maver Barnsley Blacks) peg 84  101lbs 1oz  pole and pellet

2nd Andy Murphy (Tredegar Angling) peg 79  79lbs 13oz   pole and pellet

3rd Colin Woodward (Fishermans Friend) peg 65  69lbs 14oz  method feeder and dead reds

4th Klaus Fix (Trabucco) peg 76  68lbs 6oz   method feeder and dead reds

Qualifiers: Dave Schofield and Ray Lamb


Saturday 22nd March – Match Lake Qualifier
Strong winds and freezing conditions along with heavy snow showers made for extremely difficult presentation on the the wind swept match lake. 40 anglers participated, with pole and pellet still being the most effective method.

Winner on the day was Ben Leach (Daiwa Dorking) from peg 59 with 53lbs 3oz of F1 Carp. In second place was Chris Cameron (Mossella SW) with 51lbs 9oz and in third place was Jamie Hughes (Chester Tackle Locker) with 48lbs 8oz.

Qualifiers on the day were Ben Leach and Chris Cameron.

Sunday 23rd March – Speci Lake Qualifier
Richie Hull (Garbolino) continued his run of good form by winning the Sunday qualifier with a superb 85lbs 3oz of pole fished Bream and Carp. Richie drew unfancied peg 82 on the chalet bank catching on pole and pellet at 13m. Second placed on the day was Andrew Murphy (Wales) on peg 80, with 63lbs 14oz. Third place went to Mick Bull on peg 20 with 60lbs 4oz.

Qualifiers on the day were Steve Townsend and Grant Albutt.

Monday 24th March – Match Lake Qualifier
29 angler braved the freezing conditions and hard cross winds on the Match lake. Winner on the day was Dean Cherrington with a pole fished catch of 67lbs 12oz of F1 Carp. Dean fished 13m with pellet and corn from peg 54. Second was Grant Albutt with 61lbs 7oz from peg 18, and third was Steve Ford with 46lbs 7oz from peg 22.

Qualifier on the day was Steve Ford.

Saturday 29th March – Match Lake Qualifier
Over 40 anglers fished the Saturday qualifier, many of them trying hard to fill the remaining qualifying places. First on the day was Craig Ebrell (Mossella Garbolino) who drew peg 42 near the island. Fishing pole and pellet in very windy conditions, Craig landed an F1 catch of 63lbs 10oz. Second placed Brian Perry (Harris Match Group) drew peg 38 in the channel and fished short to land 60lbs 7oz. Third placed Alan Rutherford (Mossella Garbolino) secured his place in the final by netting 56lbs 7oz from wind swept peg 60. Mark Eaves took fourth place and qualified for the final with 52lbs 13oz from peg 67.

Qualifiers on the day were Craig Ebrell, Alan Rutherford and Mark Eaves.

Sunday 30th March – Arena Lake Qualifier
Due to heavy club and league bookings, the Match and Speci lakes were full, leaving only the Arena for the Sunday qualifier. 30 anglers fishing in bright and breezy conditions. Heavy rain on Saturday through to Sunday morning put the fish in a difficult mood.  First on the day was Andy Oldham (Maver Barnsley Blacks) who’s long journey was rewarded by a place in the final. Andy landed 76lbs 0oz from peg 18 with Carp to 6lbs on pole and pellet. Second placed Miles Day landed 70lbs 11oz from peg 20. Third placed Ed Warren netted 55lbs 14oz from peg 36.

Qualifier on the day was Andy Oldham.


 Larford Midweek
Andy Neal, Maggots End 73-8-0, peg 27; Roger Young, Maggots End, 70-7-0, peg 11; Mark Jones, Tredegar Angling, 69-14-0, peg 33; Joff Rogers, Maggots End, 68-1-8, peg 31; Callum Dicks, Dorking Sensas, 66-14-8, peg 15

The next midweek open will be on wed 2nd April. Contact Roger Young of Maggots End to book in on 01865 396070 or 07950 713967


Saturday 15th March – Match Lake Classic Qualifier

Better calmer conditions welcomed the 29 anglers fishing the Maver Classic qualifier on the Match lake. 

Pole and pellet was the method on the day with all of the top 4 fishing this method. 

1st on the day was Andy Pollard (Mossella SW) from peg 54 with a catch of 121lbs 2oz. 

2nd placed Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) drawn on peg 55,  took a few F1 carp on the method before changing to 13m pole and pellet for a bumper catch of 108lbs 9oz 

3rd placed Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) netted 103lbs 12oz of F1’s and the odd better carp to 5lbs from peg 28. 

Qualifiers on the day were Rob Cooksey and Adam Waklin. 

1st Andy Pollard (Mossella SW) peg 54  121lbs 2oz

2nd Stu Ballard (Maver Midlands) peg 55  108lbs 9oz

3rd Paul Holland (Daiwa Dorking) peg 28  103lbs 12oz

4th Adam Waklin (Preston Dynamite Baits) peg 34  93lbs 12oz 

Sunday 16th March – Speci Lake Classic Qualifier 

Awful blustery conditions destroyed any chance of presentation on the pole with only the bravest of anglers fishing this method. Those that did fish the pole were rewarded with tench and bream.  

1st on the day, Pemb Writing (Milo Bordon AC) who drew peg 11 to land 40lbs 15oz of bream and small carp fishing 13m with pole and pellet. 

2nd placed Richie Hull (Garbolino) fished similar tactics to land 36lbs 1oz of skimmers and bream.  

3rd placed Colino Woodward fished his favourite method feeder attack to land 31lbs 14oz with carp to 12lbs from peg 14.  

Qualifiers on the day were Pemb Writing and Nick Speed.


Tuesday 4th – Thursday 6th March – Silver Fish Festival Speci Lake 

30 angler battled away against difficult windy conditions, but despite the strong cross winds serious bags of bream, skimmers, tench and roach were landed. 

Fished over three days with anglers having to fish 3 different sections over the festival. Andy Moors produced a faultless series to finish with a perfect 3 point score, plus 2 individual lake overall wins. 

Drawing peg 10 of the burr bank on day 1, Andy fished 13m with pole and pellet to land a superb 48lbs 10oz of Bream. On day 2 he drew on the chalet bank, fishing 13m on the pole again, weighing in 53lbs 0oz of skimmers and bream. Day 3, he landed a superb 54lbs 6oz of bream. Pole at 13m with corn and pellet the winning method again. 

Second placed Gary Skerritt also fished a superb festival with a perfect 3 point score, but had to settle for second place by weight decision. Gary produced outstanding angling by fishing pole at 13m and 8m to land bream, tench and skimmers to pole fished pellet and corn. Gary also put the biggest individual one day weight on the scales at 71lbs 14oz. 

A brilliant festival enjoyed by all with huge bags of silver fish caught by all the field. 

Overall results 

1st Andy Moors (Garbolino) 3 points  156lbs 1oz

2nd Gary Skerritt (Pickerings) 3 points  146lbs 12oz

3rd Steve Mayo (Maver) 7 points  150lbs 3oz

4th Phil Barwell 8points  127lbs 6oz 8drms

5th Rob Dyer 9 points  124lbs 9oz

6th Ed Warren 9 points  121lbs 9oz

7th Jeff Moors 9 points  100lbs 8oz

8th Brian Clarke 10 points  101lbs 2oz

9th Paul Boothby 11 points  108lbs 0oz

10th Danny Hallam 11points  103lbs 11oz 

Saturday 8th March – Match Lake Qualifier 

Over 40 anglers battled against strong cross winds making pole presentation difficult. Winner on the day was Andy Pollard (Mossella SW) with 72lbs 10oz of F1 carp and skimmer bream, from peg 55. Fishing at 11.5m and 13m Andy potted in 4mm feed pellets with a 6mm soft hook to win by a clear 3lbs. 

2nd placed Carl Jones (Maver) drew fancied peg 36 catching at 13m and 9m with pole and pellet to land 69lbs 0oz. 

3rd placed Andy Bayliss-Kite (Maver Midlands) fished shorter from the burr bank to land 63lbs 12oz of F1 carp and skimmers.

1st Andy Pollard (Mossella SW) peg 55  72lbs 10oz pole & pellet

2nd Carl Jones (Maver) peg 36  69lbs 0oz  pole & pellet

3rd Andy Bayliss-Kite (Maver Midlands) peg 58  63lbs 12oz  pole & pellet

4th John Harvey (Mossella Wizards) peg 12  62lbs 4oz  pole & pellet 

Qualifiers for the Classic Final: John Harvey & Andy Parker 

Sunday 9th March – Speci Lake Qualifier 

Strong winds once again made presentation difficult for the 40 anglers fishing the Sunday Classis qualifier. The Bream however were in fine form with weights of 40lbs about the average. Winner on the day was Ritchie Hull (Garbolino) with a superb 81lbs 14oz of bream to 4lbs. Ritchie’s 13m pole attack with pellet and corn hook baits was a clear 11lbs clear of second placed Neil McKinnon (Shakespeare) who fished similar tactics to land 69lbs 11oz of bream and small carp. Danny Hallam (Pickerings) followed up from the three day silver fish festival to weigh 64lbs 13oz of bream and carp to pole and pellet.  

Qualifiers on the day Ritchie Hull and Danny Hallam now join the other qualifiers in the 100 peg final in May. 

1st Ritchie Hull (Garbolino) peg 29  81lbs 14oz  13m pellet

2nd Neil McKinnon (Shakespeare) peg 1  69lbs 11oz 13m pole and pellet

3rd Danny Hallam (Pickerings) peg 57  64lbs 13oz  13m pole and pellet


Larford Match Lake, Shallow Bank
1 Nicky Dean, Maggots End, 66-13-0, peg 15; 2 Lee Werrett, Fox Match, 60-14-0, peg 31; 3 Andy Pollard, Mosella SW, 55-2-0, peg 25
Mainly pole and pellet (Andy caught on Method with pellets)
The next wed open is the 19th march, draw time is now 10am with fishing from 11:30 4:30. Depending on numbers, Arena lake may be used.
Contact Roger Young of Maggots End, 01865 396070 or 07950713967


Larford Midweek Open, Bank and Burr.
The venue was under an inch of ice on tuesday and a big thankyou must go to the fishery staff for clearing it all tuesday afternoon in readyness
It was another fantastic day’s sport with the top five all taking over 55lb to the scales and with Ian Didcote making it a hat trick of wins. Can he be stopped?
Those in the frame caught on long pole and pellet apart from Dave Scofield, who used maggot feeder.
The next wed open is on the 5th march. Contact Roger Young of Maggots End to book your place on 01865 396070 or 0795 0713967.
 
Result:
Ian Didcote (Garbolino, VDE, Dorking) 68-0-8, peg 65; Lee werrett (Fox Match) 66-8-8, peg 67; Pete Bailey (Bag Up Angling) 63-15-0, peg 69; Andy Neal (Maggots End) 63-8-8, peg 29; Dave Scofield (Maggots End) 55-14-0, peg 59.


Five ton up at Larford

The welcome warmer weather has seen things really pick up at Larford lakes and in a great midweek match on shallow bank on the Match Lake the top five all weighed in over 100lb and finished within 16lb of each other.

Top spot went to class act Ian Didcote with 116-6-0 from peg 19, with Joff Rodgers in second from peg 23 with 107-4-0 and Callum Dicks in third from peg 35 with 104-3-0. Lee Werrett and Andy Neal also topped the ton and the lowest weight recorded in the whole match was 47lb.
The next midweek open match is on February 20th. Bookings are being taken by Roger Young of maggots end in oxford, to book call 01865 396070 or 07950713967. The fishery is also available for club bookings call 01299 829373.

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