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Wednesday, 5 June 2024

Club Match / Outing

Hunters Hall (Abbey Cross water)

Bishop's Stortford won with 56 points to Abbey Cross' 49 points

1st Phil Whitmill 22lbs 8oz
2nd Rob Calderón 17lbs 15oz
3rd Steve Foster 16lbs 1oz
4th Martin Adams 15lbs 15oz

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Phil's day

Good morning to all. The Weds team fished its monthly match against Abbey Cross on their lake at Hunter's Hall. It's been a while since we fished this lake due to flooded banks so we were at a bit at a loss as to how it would fish. We did a draw by arrival so first in first pick I drew 2nd from last peg 1. It's a bit of a fish trap as it's a half circle of lily pads but if you can get the tench feeding it can be very promising. Used 7 secs of pole that has taken me to 1 sec short of the pads. I fed 1 line with 6mm hard pellet and corn, couldn't use a feeder and there were no margins to speak of so it was all mapped out for me. Started off on corn and started to pick up some useful rudd and roach but with heavy elastics bumping most off so changed to a lighter elastic which did the trick. At 11:30 am I picked up my first tench and obviously it run me through the pads but with elastic pulling I got him in the net. Lesson noted I changed back to heavy elastics and managed 4 more tench and lost 5 so I was pleased with that.

1st place was Phil Whitmill with 22lbs 8oz, 2nd Rob Calderón with 17lbs 15oz, 3rd Steve Foster with 16lbs 1oz and 4th Martin Adams with 15lbs 15oz. Bishop's Stortford won with 56 points to Abbey Cross 49 points . The pic is my catch for those that haven't seen a tench for a while.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Club match/outing

Beggars Hall

1st Rob Calderón 85lbs 5oz
2nd Phil Whitmill 36lbs 3oz
3rd Bill Beeston 32lbs 13oz
4th John Carter 29lbs 6oz

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Phil's day

Morning to all, the Weds club fished its club lake at Beggers Hall. Not too bad weather wise at least it wasn't raining. I drew peg 17 last out of the bag and one of the better pegs. I made 2 lines for the pole and a feeder for over to the island. I fed 6mm hard pellets and a ball of groundbait in my margin and at 10 meters for my pole line and worked the island with the feeder. The feeder only produced 1 carp with no line bites so I decided to go on my pole line with 4mm soft pellet. Caught steady with rudd and roach but it was not what I was after so on to 6mm hard pellet. This produced nothing so back to the soft pellet. By 1 pm I got a decent bream and a good tench and some odd rudd but not what I was after so out comes the maggots. I put a whole pot full in along with some more hard pellet and left this for half an hour and went on the feeder. Still nothing so into the margins again for some more silvers with 4 reds on and got a carp for 7lb then stayed with this and got 4 more carp, I weighed in 36lbs 3oz

1st Rob Calderón with a very good weight of 85lbs 5oz, 2nd Phil Whitmill with 36lbs 3oz, 3rd Bill Beeston with 32lbs 13oz and 4th John Carter with 29lbs 6oz. Thanks to Rob with his help weighing everybody in, pic is my peg 17

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Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Summer League

Hall Farm Large Lake

1stRob Calderón 90lbs 5oz
2nd Phil Whitmill 85lbs 9oz
3rd Bill Beeston 83lbs 14oz
4th John Carter 62lbs 3oz

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Phil's day

Hi to all, the Weds club fished its club lake Hall Farm. It was a very wet day with 18 hours of rain behind us so didn't know how the fishing was going to be. I drew peg 24 a very good peg for no real reason its not much different from most pegs. I made up 3 rigs for margins and a 10 meter line then the feeder for good measure. I baited up both margins with a groundbait and 6mm hard pellet with a bit of corn for good measure. Started off on the feeder rod and within 15 minutes it's wrapped round for my first carp this went on for another 5 carp before it died but this was only 1 hour into the match so onto the pole tried out in front at 10 meters and not a bite. So in to the margins. I was getting bites but I think they were rudd this was on pellets so I upped the size of pellet but still got mucked about so I tried 10mm punch bread. This got me 4 very small rudd not what I am after so back to the feeder - nothing so after a short while back to the margins. I put a big bit of breadflake on and just waited. Within 10 minutes got my first margin carp about 6lb then nothing again so onto my other margin the same there I alternated between the two areas for the rest of the day for a weight of 85lbs 9oz.

First was Rob Calderón with 90lbs 5oz, 2nd Phil Whitmill with 85lbs 9oz, 3rd Bill Beeston with 83lbs 14oz , 4th John Carter with 62lbs 3oz. Well done to all for putting up with such a wet day. A big thanks goes to Rob Calderón for doing all the hard stuff with the weighing in. Pic is my peg 24,

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Wednesday, 15 May 2024

Club match/outing

Beggars Hall

1st Richard Beeston 92lbs 9oz
2nd Jeff Pearson 37lbs 7oz
3rd Peter Green 33lbs 8oz
4th Steve Foster 25lbs 14oz

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Phil's day

Hi to all, the Weds club fished its club lake at Beggar's Hall this week. The conditions were good with a threat of rain that never came. I drew peg 5 it's a moderately good peg on the day. I made up three pole lines both margins and a 10 meter line but placed most of my hope on the feeder but, as I found out, this wasn't the case. I spent too much time on the feeder with no inductions at all so, just after lunch and with nothing in the net, I decided to go for silvers. To my right nothing, out in front at 10 meters nothing but on my left caught rudd, roach and perch then a carp moved in as I hoped. I had done all the hard work getting it out the bushes and from under a tree then lost it in open water nevermind. Finally, I did catch a carp from there to weigh in 8lbs 15 oz

First was Richard Beeston with 92lbs 9 oz, 2nd Jeff Pearson with 37lbs 7oz , 3rd Peter Green with 33lbs 8oz and 4th Steve Foster with 25lbs 14oz. Thanks go to John Carter and Rob Calderón for doing the weighing in for me.

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Wednesday, 8 May 2024

Club match/outing

Hall Farm Large Lake

1st Peter Green 67lbs 3oz
2nd Bill Beeston 66lbs 1oz
3rd Rob Calderón 60lbs 7oz
4th Jeff Pearson 58lbs 1oz

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Phil's day

Hi all on this sunny day the Weds club fished its match on Hall Farm. The weather was a bit misty but a promising day weatherwise lay ahead. I drew peg 26 last out the bag - it's not been on any kind of form since Christmas but it will come back to form soon and I got high hopes on the day. I made up two margins and a 10 meter line but to my right was where I was putting all my faith and, of course, the feeder for long cast. I baited up my various lines for the pole and left these to work while I spent the first hour on the feeder. This produced two carp with little else so onto my pole - tried my long line with no luck so on to my right margin. This got me a carp within 10 minutes then the rest of the day there were bouts of action that got me to 52lbs of carp and a broken pole section - it was one of those days

1st place was Peter Green with 67lbs 3oz, 2nd Bill Beeston with 66lbs 1oz, 3rd Rob Calderón with 60lbs 7oz and 4th Jeff Pearson with 58lbs 1oz. The lake in general fished quite well with a lot more anglers with very reasonable weights. No pics today just a score sheet.

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Wednesday, 1 May 2024

Interclub (Abbey Cross)

Beggars Hall

Bishop's Stortford won with 75 points to Abbey Cross' 60 points

1st Peter Green 135lbs 1oz
2nd Fred Hunt 55lbs 14oz
3rd Rob Calderón 40lbs 14oz
4th Martin Adams 37lbs 5oz
5th John Carter 34lbs 6oz

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Phil's day

Hi all what a smashing day it was yesterday - the peg I was in was in full view of the sun with no wind chill. The Weds club fished its monthly match against Abbey Cross at Beggars Hall. I drew peg 23 not one that is usually put in on matches but, with so many worse pegs recently, I thought I would give it a try out.

I started out making up three lines for the pole and, of course, the feeder. Started off cupping red maggots at ten meters with a bit of micro pellets then to my left down the margin pretty much the same but more of it and 5 meters to my right a cup full of pellet and sweetcorn. I decided to go straight on the feeder as this was going to be my best hope. I gave it more time then I should have - itwas nearly midday so went onto the pole lines. Still nothing it's a venue that comes to life in late afternoon so not too worried yet. The pole line on my left was a bit of a disaster as there was weed and the bottom was all over the place so soon abandoned that line. So on to my 10 meter line and I had a small F1 about a pound or so and that was that.

By now it's half 2 and with a hour and a half to go so decided to try what looked to be a nothing line on my left - I had been there about 10 minutes and got a couple roach so at least I am getting bite when the next roach bite turned out to be a mirror carp of around 18 lbs. This went on for the rest of the match catching two more carp and loosing 3 more from the same line. I weighed in with 33lbs 13oz a very good result from this peg.

1st Peter Green with 135lbs 1oz, 2nd Fred Hunt with 55lbs 14oz, 3rd Rob Calderón with 40lbs 14oz, 4th Martin Adams with 37lbs 5oz and 5th John Carter with 34lbs 6oz. Bishop's Stortford wins with 75 points to Abbey Cross 60 points well done to our team. Pic is my peg 23

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