10th Points 26th July 2020 Oaktree

Winners on top pond

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22 anglers turned out to fish the latest club match held at Oaktree yesterday. The match was spread over both top and bottom lakes with 11 anglers on each. Despite mild weather with odd showers and a brisk SW breeze, the fishing, as expected following recent heavy rain, proved hard for most with the carp coming in short bursts at best.

   Top Pond

   Winner of top pond, from peg 20 half way up the far bank, was Dom Garnett with 15.350kg. Dom caught a total of 10 carp plus 4 good skimmers, some of which were caught on long pole and hair rigged 8mm pellet. Remainder of his bag were caught down the edge with dead maggot as hookbait. Well done Dom !

   Just one fish behind in 2nd place, on middle of the dam at peg 22, was Les Lloyd with 13.875kg. Les predominantly fished the meat down the margin and caught 5 lumps plus a few bits. Les varied his hookbait from 8mm to 14mm. Nice one Les !

   Close behind In 3rd spot from peg 14 up at the top of the left hand bank was Mike Edwards with 13.150kg. Mike 

caught a total of 8 carp and used almost every method possible including a feeder to the island where he had 2 or 3 carp on corn. Some were caught on the maggot down the edge with a few more coming on long pole. Well done Mike, also heard you found time to go for a dip when things were quiet ! I'm sure Ian will be envious when he finds out !

   4th spot went to Ben Hathaway on peg 21 with 12.900kg. Ben managed 6 carp in total fishing both short pole and in the margin. Main bait was paste. Well done Ben !

   Bottom Pond 

   Winner on bottom pond, from peg 10 on the car park side, was Eric Priest with 11 carp plus 6 skimmers and a some rudd/roach for 19.325kg. Eric fished 9/10m pole for half the match and caught only silvers but then switched to fishing his margin swim and caught the bulk of his catch during the 4th hour using the meat.

   Close behind in 2nd place, from peg 8 also on the car park side, was Elliot Fay with 18.150kg. Elliot fished a 13m pole and caught 16 smaller carp throughout the match using 4mm pellet on a size 18 kaizen hook over 4mm feed pellet. Well done Elliot !

   3rd spot went to Steve Manley, from peg 4 half way along the opposite side, with 9.875kg. Steve caught 5 carp fishing corn and soft pellet over micro pellet on 11m pole. Nice one Steve !

   In 4th place, from peg 11 on the grass bank, was Mike Blake with 8.650kg. Mike caught 4 carp which all came close in down the margin. 2 were caught on 8mm pellet with the others coming on maggot. Mike also had several skimmers on long pole. Well done Mike !

   Thanks to Mike, Anthony, Eric but mainly to Match Secrectary, Steve, for running the match in a covid secure manner. Next club match is in 4 weeks time on 23rd August at Tamar !

   Tightlines !

Winners on bottom pond

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Mike and Anthony rescuing a tethered fish