Match Report – IOW Open

Was great to see a turnout of 23 for the open, the best we’ve had for a while and bodes well for the future – the good weather I’m sure helped as well :)

Thanks due to our new match secretary Chris langdon for another well run match.

For this report I must apologise I don’t have a great deal of info, pegged up at the top on peg 28 I couldn’t see much of what was going on so don’t have much more than the results to report I’m afraid.

Winner was the ever consistant Colin Horn, definitely one of our top anglers and given a half decent peg is a danger in any match he enters. Colin won from peg 10 with a total of 50lb 8oz of mostly carp.

In second place was Sean Strand on peg 29 with 41lb 0oz – Sean stayed on the feeder to the island for the majority of the match picking up carp at regular intervals as well as a couple in the margin during the course of the day.

In third place was Rob Bennetts on hot peg 12, primarily a carp angler Robs’ short foray into match fishing has been very successful taking a top 4 finish in both matches he fished. Rob claims to be heading back for the carp now but I suspect the next match at Gunvile may lure him out for one further try ;)

Fourth was yours truly on peg 28, I tried desperately not to have yet another kingfisher match on the feeder and spent much of the day split between the pellet waggler and the pole taking a few carp on each but the feeder is definitely still the daddy on Kingfisher right now and a took a few fish on the feeder as well for a total of 33lb 9oz.

The lake fished ok with decent weights spread around the lake but still didn’t fish to it’s full potential on the day, maybe because of the heat, maybe due to the volume of anglers but still disappointing give the stocks now in the lake and the slvers never relly showed.

I will apologise at this point for the lack of league tables – I was hoping to get a fully automated system up and running but until now didn’t have access to put it on the main site, this is fixed as is now pointing to my own server once again and hopefully by the end of this week I’ll have everything up there !

Full results :

1st – Colin Horn – 50lb 8oz
2nd – Sean Strand – 41lb 0oz
3rd – Rob Bennetts – 34lb 7oz
4th – Lee Davison – 33lb 9oz
5th – Chris Langdon – 29lb 15oz
6th – Malcolm Wood – 22lb 14oz
7th – Bill Skeldon – 19lb 3oz
8th – Vic Canning – 18lb 13oz
9th – Geoff White – 13lb 1oz
10th – Brian Stean – 11lb 13oz
11th – Brian Manser – 10lb 10oz
12th – Mick Light – 9lb 0oz
13th – Darryl Palmer – 5lb 9oz
14th – Liam Silverthorne – 4lb 8oz
15th – Mick Whaton – 2lb 9oz

DNW – Brad Hyde, Adrian Nicholas, George Cook, Ryan Chessell, Ian Jones, Jeff Arnold, Paul Yearsley, Pete Bennett

IOW Open Info

This Sundays match is the Isle of Wight Open at Merstone (draw 8.45) – entry fee is £10 paying out 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and two sections by default.

Two keepnets will be required : 1 for carp, 1 for silvers and small carp under a pound.

Please note, if anyone has spare keepnets please bring them along, looks like we may have a few new faces fishing who may need to borrow nets.


Match Report – Kingfisher 6th July 2014

Everyone was looking forward to the first match of the season on Kingfisher, especially with reports that it was “fishing it’s head off” with huge catches reported from pleasure sessions and midweek matches. A decent turnout of 19 anglers attended including a couple of welcome new faces – with another 7 or 8 regular matchmen missing for various reasons it bodes well for future matches where hopefully we may be getting back to the 25+ turnouts of old.

Unfortunately although the match was won with one of the largest weights ever taken from Kingfisher in a match it was patchy to say the least with many struggling for bites, amazing really considering the amount of fish we now know to be in there.

Taking a clear win with 87lb 9oz was Bill Skeldon on peg 12, I was pegged next up from Bill and his quote to me when surveying his swim before the match was “any muppet should catch a few from here” – and whilst that’s true and any muppet certainly would have caught some from there Bill is no muppet and proceeded to put on  flawless display of feeder fishing dropping the feeder at the back of the bay every time and taking fish on a regular basis. His 87lb weight doesn’t really reflect how well he did as he lost another estimated 15 – 20 fish during the day due to a large snag in the swim, had he landed them all he would easily smashed the current Kingfisher 5 hour match record of 96lb with an estimated 120+ lb. Well fished Bill.

Second place was your truly (Lee Davison) with a weight of 47lb 9oz from the other bay on peg 14. I was into my first fish on the first cast and they came steadily throughout the day, never spectacular just steady – I also picked up a few fish on paste and pole but I was disappointed on the pole line and was expecting it to fih much better than it did.

Two swims up on peg 16 (I’m sure you’re spotting the pattern here !) Geoff White took third place with 29lb 15oz again I believe taken on the feeder, another solid performance from Geoff.

I don’t normally note the fourth place finisher in our matches but this week it was notable as it was a new face in the shape of Rob Bennett who I believe was fishing his first match with the club. Rob managed 25lb 4oz of mainly carp, I believe again taken on the feeder. I hope you enjoyed the match Rob, look forward to seeing you again.

Unfortunately weights dropped off pretty quickly after this with only Ian Jones in fifth topping 20lbs – full results are below.

I’ll also apologise at this point that we don’t yet have the various league tables online, I’m very limited in what I can do with the current website setup but am working on something which should be up in the next couple of weeks which shows the full results and permissions, please bear with me it’s on the way !

1st – Bill Skeldon – 87lb 9oz
2nd – Lee Davison – 47lb 9oz
3rd – Geoff White – 29lb 15oz
4th – Rob Bennett – 25lb 4oz
5th – Ian Jones – 20lb 10oz
6th – Paul Bennett – 18lb 1oz
7th – Shaun Strand – 17lb 5oz
8th – Malcolm Wood – 13lb 13oz
9th – Chris Langdon – 12lb 0oz
10th – Graham Kemp – 9lb 12oz
11th – Adrian Nicholas – 9lb 2oz
12th – John Millington – 6lb 12oz
13th – Ian De Gruchy – 5lb 3oz
14th – Paul Yearsley – 4lb 8oz
15th – Jeff Arnold – 3lb 11oz
16th – Mick Wharton – 1lb 4oz

Mark Wheldon, Darryl Palmer, Rob Ribbens DNW

Next match is back on Kingfisher for the IOW Open on 20th July – this is a £10 pools with 100% payout.