enda i take it you have been in contact with lewis about the lake
And when you going to come over abd practice as they are running evening matches on there on thursdays starting next week i think i can go over and have a look if you want as i live down the road from the lake
I`m heading over on the 5th of August, which is the Monday, I heard about the evening matches, we are not allowed a full days practice on the Thursday, in fact we are only allowed Wednesday, half of Thursday and Friday. We are not allowed enter the evening match either but you can bet we will all be there watching it. I know we are heading over a litle bit early but we will use the time wisely to walk the venue and possibly go some where else to set up our rods and play with some groundbaits. Do any of you know of another venue similar close by to Furzton, we are staying in a Hotel beside the lake.
enda there is a lake juat down the road called Caldecotte lake its large and exposed just like furzton lake the only diffrence is hasent got the carp in it that furzton has the only downfall is i heard that the black plague had been on there but last time i was there lots of roach an skimmers mate the only other place i can think of is bradwell lake but it is next to a rubbish tip and parking is a nightmare i would say willen lake but its full of weed gin clear and fishing really bad anythiong else you want to know mate just ask and let me know when your having your first practice session and i will come down and say hello mate
Yes I saw that feature and was really impressed with it, we actually had a get together this weekend gone and we talked a littel about having a look at a suitable place to go to on the Tuesday and that was the first place most of us thought of. What is Tear Drops like, is that a similar water to Furzton as well ??
Another quick question for you both, groundbait, what would you use ??? And Does anyone fish the slider/waggeler on Furzton ???
Hi guys, just a quick message to thank you both for the info.
I really enjoyed my trip across to Milton Keynes, what a cracking venue Furzton is, stuffed with fish of all sizes. Thanks again gfor your help it was very helpful.
The team finished 4th which we were all happy about, if the match was a 3 hour one instead of 4 then we would have finished alot higher.
We were fourth on day one and I think 3rd on day 2, 3 more points would have got us 3rd and we finished way ahead of 5th and 6th places.
I had a tough match on the Saturday coming in 5th in section, I was very disappointed in that result as I know I made a big boo boo by not topping up a lot sooner than I did. The second day I was on A setion which was close to the foot bridge and had a wonderful match and winning the section by a couple of kilos. That section was the big fish section all week in practice with most teams getting some lumps out, I fished for them and got two in the shape of two tench of over 5lbs and over 3lbs plus, lost a tench and with 2 minutes to go lost a carp that was very big, I also had larger roach than the rest of the section by fishing with small red worms on the hook.
I do know that the ladies World Champs are going to be held next year as the NFA said that it was now it`s no.1 choice.
Thanks again for the info.
You should have stopped and said hello, would have been nice to put a face to the name, I was the big guy in the bunch. You could have even had a go yourself on my kit, we had one guy who came down and had a go on most of our poles as he was in the market for a new one, most of the guys have Maver poles with the exception of myself and one of other guys who is in my club team who have Triana poles, he was most impressed with the Triana Potenzas we were using. I found all of the "locals" that I did chat very friendly as some of them have been over here fishing and were recalling their trips here to me.
What suprised me most was that not many turned up on the match days to have a look at what were 3 of the best teams in the World fishing a speed match on bloodworm and joker. People think that the guys are not approachable and stay away but all of the guys are extremely friendly especially the French and Belgians and most speak reasonable english. I once took apart Eric Lubins box at the europeans a few years back and this year I had a few chats with Diego Da Silva and he was very informative mind you he sat behind me on one of the practice days when I was catching a fish a chuck and gave me the thumbs up to say well done which made my day.