Here’s the results of this week’s match held on Stuarts Lake:

1st     Barry Hall (Fosters)    33lb 5oz

2nd     Dave Gill (Tipton) 28lb 2oz

3rd     Jeff Jarvis (Cannock) 20lb 8oz

Other Catches:

Sam Vale and Pete Mander from Birmingham spent a few days on Erics Lakes last week, with excellent results.  Sam had his best catfish to date at 41lb using live bait, while Sam had a total of 17 carp using boilies, the biggest weighing in at 22lb.

Steve Benbow (Birmingham) also did well on Erics.  In a 24 hour session Steve landed two cats (41lb & 45lb) using meat.

Andy Powell (Leominster) fished Masters and landed a 20lb cat and a 14lb sturgeon using pellets.

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Masters Peg 13 is lucky for Paul:

Paul MacCrea from Kingswinford enjoyed an active 24 hours on Peg 13, Masters Lake on 2nd/3rd July, landing 4 carp (biggest 19lb 4oz) and 3 cats, including the illusive 31lb albino (picture attached) using pop-ups.  Paul usually fishes Erics, pegs 7 or 8 with excellent results, but fancied a change and he wasn’t disappointed, especially as he caught two of his cats within 10 minutes. 

Other Catches this week:

James Jordon (Stourbridge) landed a 16lb Mirror on Masters using boilies

Paul Riley (Bilston) had a 36lb cat and 2 Mirror Carp on Masters using meat.

Match Results:

Here’s the results of this week’s match held on Stuarts Lake:

1st     Barry Hall (Fosters)    32lb 1oz

2nd    Ivan Norman (Shatterford)  28lb 11oz

3rd     Dave Gill (Tipton)   26lb 1oz

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The results of yesterday’s match held on Stuarts Lake:
 
1st    Jeff Jarvis  – 32lb 3oz
2nd   Martin Knight –  26lb 8oz
3rd   Malcolm Jarvis – 25lb 3oz

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Results of match held on Stuarts Lake:
 
1st.  Ian Bourgoine (West Brom)  46lb 9oz
2nd. Mick Slater (Darlaston) 38lb 4oz
3rd. Ivan Norman (Shatterford) 36lb 9oz
 
Other Recent Catches:
 
6.6.09 Andy Morgan (Coventry) 17lb Carp & 16lb 8oz carp – Erics using pellets
14.6.09 Alan Smith (Heanor) 3 carp 16lb, 14lb 22lb on Masters using pellets
15.6.09 Stuart Humphries (Stourbridge) 43 Carp – several low 20’s – 4 between 16lb & 18lb rest mostly doubles.
18.6.09 David Collett (B’ham) 2 Mirror 1lb 5oz & 19lb 5oz – Erics using pellets & dog biscuits
18.6.09 Curtis Brittain (B’ham) 1 grass carp 13lb 5oz
19.6.09 Wayne Clarke (W’ton) 3 carp – 19lb 6oz & 10lb 2oz common + 16lb 2oz linear – Erics on boilies.
20.6.09 Paul Riley (???) 20lb Grass and 20lb 4oz Mirror – Masters using Pellet
21.6.09 James Lear (Rowley Regis) 17lb 8oz grass carp – Erics using bolies.
 
Also:
16th – 19th June: 3 newcomers to Shatterford achieved the following on their first visit to the site:
 
Andrew Powell (Leominster) 22lb & 20lb 2oz Mirror + 21lb 12oz Grass Carp – Masters using pellets/maize
Graham Evans (Leominster) 20lb carp – Masters using luncheon meat
Russell Morris (Leominster) 18lb 10z Sturgeon

Andy Powell

Graham Evans

Russ Morris

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Results of the afternoon match held on Stuarts Lake on Sunday 7th June 2004:
 
1st    Pete Jones (Fosters)    64lb 4oz
2nd    Dave Gill (Tipton)         46lb 4oz
3rd     Mick Slater (Darlaston) 40lb 0oz
 
Luke Tonkin from Stourbridge had his first attempt at the cats in Stuarts this weekend (5.6.09) and broke the current record by landing 35.5lb cat at 7.30am using meat. Luke and his mates were amazed with his achievement, as his first fish of the session was a mere half-pound tench.
 

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The penultimate Spring League match was held on Stuarts Lake this Sunday, results as follows: 

1st.    Pete Jones (Fosters) 44lb 4oz

2nd.   Barry Hall (Mavers) 39lb 14oz

3rd.    Dave Gill (Wednesbury) 35lb
4th     Ian Borgoine (Black Heath) 34lb 3oz 

The Final Spring League Match takes place on Stuarts Lake next Sunday, 17th May 2009. 

The other lakes have also produced some good results this past week: 

Paul Biggs and two friends made the long journey from Larne, Northern Ireland to spend a week at Shatterford in an attempt to catch some decent sized carp.  Needless to say, they weren’t disappointed!  Having spent a few days on each lake, all three anglers achieved many high doubles up to 19lb and a 24lb cat using meat and boilies.

On 27th April, Dave Fishwick (St Helens) had a day session on Stella and landed a 15lb carp on bread.

On 29th April, Ian Jennings (Hereford) had 2 carp up to 16lb plus several large bream and lost a large cat on Erics using meat and pellets.

On 1st May, Paul MacRae (Kingswinford) had 13 carp – all doubles – including 2 x 18lb Mirror on Erics using pops ups. 

On 2nd May, Andy Butcher (Halesowen) had 25lb 4oz cat from Masters using trout.

On 2nd May, the Allman Party from Essington also spent a few hours on Stella and told us “we caught so many we lost count.  One was a personal best, but no idea of the weight – just know it was a big one.”

On 4th May, Colin Miles (Caerphilly) had 24lb Cat, 10lb Sturgeon, 15lb Common and 11.75lb Mirror  on Masters using Boilies and Luncheon Meat.  (Colin still holds the Carp record for Shatterford – a 40lb 12oz achieved last October).

On 4th May, Dave Wilkinson (Oldbury) had several carp up to 16lb 2oz on Stuarts using boilies (see pictures attached).

On 7th May, Paul Middleton (Walsall) landed a 19lb 5oz Common on Stuarts using boilies.

On 10th May 2009, Paul Farr (Hereford) and 19lb common + 3lb trout on Masters using boilies, while Chris & Joe Evans (Hereford) had a 21lb cat and 22lb Grass Carp on Masters using meat.

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It’s been very active (and productive) on Erics, Masters and Stuarts this week – see below:

Spring League Match Results – Stuarts Lake (Sunday 19.4.09):

1st. Pete Jones (Fosters) 30lb 4oz

2nd. Ivan Norman (Shatterford) 29lb 3oz

3rd.  Ian Bougoine (Oldbury) 26lb 8oz

Next match scheduled for Sunday, 26th April 2009 on Stuarts Lake, penultimate match on Sunday 10th May and Final on Sunday 17th May.  I will keep you posted as usual.

Other Action:

16.4.09 – Leighton Powell from Cornwall kicked off with this year’s record catfish (40lb 12oz) on Erics peg 15, using trout (picture attached).

15.4.09 – Daven Percival (Halesowen) achieved the current Stuarts record with a 34lb 8oz Cat caught on Meat.  18.4.09 – Daven also landed a 23lb Cat on Masters using meat.

18.4.09 – Josh Lear (aged 11 yrs from Rowley Regis) landed a 3lb 4oz Crucian on Stuarts using meat.

18.4.09 – Lewis Parker (aged 10 yrs from Rowley Regis) landed a 9lb common on Stuarts using meat.
19.4.09 – A Haycock (Tipton) had 5 carp up to 17lb on Erics using Chilli Boilies

19.4.09 – S Lake (Tividale) and 2 carp up to 13lb 8oz on Erics also using boilies.

 Last but not least, our regular party of anglers from Scotland spent the past week on Erics and Masters, leaving on Friday 17th April, having achieved some wonderful results:

George Howie (Erics) had an 8lb 8oz Eel (picture to follow), a 17lb 14oz cat and 5 Mirror Carp, biggest 14lb 6oz

Iain McIlwraith (Erics) had one common carp 12lb 8oz and 3 Mirror, including a personal best of 19lb.

Paul Howie (Erics) had 5 common up to 15lb 8oz, 4 Mirror up to 17lb 6oz and 3 Grass Carp up to 19lb 5oz

Ali Sweddon (Erics) had and 8lb Mirror and two 1lb Crucians.

Jason Tumath (Masters) who incidentally almost blanked last year, had two cats, 16lb and 12lb 4oz, 3 Mirror – biggest 17lb and 7 common – biggest 14lb.

Colin McCallum (Masters) landed the 32lb Albino Cat using pellets, along with 13 Mirror up to 20lb 4oz and 13 Common up to 19lb 8oz (who said 13 was an unlucky number?). 

Needless to say, they are all looking forward to a return trip in September.

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 Results of the Spring League Match held on Stuarts Lakes on 22nd March 2009:

1st    Martin Knight (West Bromwich)  20lb 9oz

2nd    Cliff Armstrong (West Bromwich) 19lb 3oz

3rd     Barry Hall (Walsall)  18lb 3oz

The carp have also been active this weekend:

Layton Woodall (Wolaston) had a 21lb carp on Masters using boilies

Dean Marsden (Quarry Bank) had 3 carp, the biggest a 17lb on Erics using boilies

 As Easter approaches, specimen anglers are advised to reserve their pegs early, to avoid disappointment.

Wyre Dell has recently been restocked with rainbows averaging 2lb and continues to fish extremely well:

Mr V White (Rowley Regis) hadn’t fished here for over 8 years, but was delighted with his half-day session, having landed 6 rainbows using Montana Nymphs on a Catch & Release basis.

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Results of the latest friendly open match, held on Stuarts on Sunday, 8th March 2009:

1st     Mick Slater (Darlaston) 26lb 8oz (His catch included a 3lb 10oz crucian)

2nd    Andy Varden (Wednesbury) 24lb 4oz

3rd     Ivan Norman (Shatterford)  22lb 10oz

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Shatterford Lakes Open

March 1st, Stuarts: A Varden, Wednesbury, 30-12-0; M Slater, Darlaston, 27-12-0; M Knight, West Bromwich, 25-4-0.

Feb 22nd, Eric’s Lake: Mick Slater, Darlaston, 33-8-0; Martin Night, West Bromwich, 27-0-0; Barry Hall, Fosters, 19-12-0.

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