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timmy

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hello to all @ maggotdrowning, i need some of your expert advice on a couple of matters:

1) I want to get involved in match fishing, i was thinking of entering a match at wqoodland lakes, carlton miniott n yorks or @ the oaks @ sessay n yorks. any ideas of how to go about it? (worried about being out of my league, just bought grimreaper 13m and dont know if i can reach features)

2) want to buy a seatbox, have read your reviews and was thinking of a danson angling 5 drawer, just a little worried about it holding my weight, i'm about 18st? anyone know if it will?

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Hi Timmy and welcome on board [:)]

A quick introduction to Match Fishing ?

The best place to start is on the Club circuit rather than the opens. If you jump straight in on the opens especially at venues that hold them regularly, you'll find that you are up against alot of anglers who have cardinal knowledge of that fishery and you will quickly become disillusioned and more than likely just find that you are funding the pools/entry monies.
Find a club that fishes waters that you want, on a regular basis and join them or tag along as a visitor (if they'll have you as some won't) until you get to knw the ropes.
I have seen many lads who catch regularly whilst pleasuring, jump into the open scene and after a while and a lot of money end up leaving it.

If you do want to go straight there tho' grab one of the weekly comics and check the matches in the back pages as the regular opens are listed.

Can't comment on that seat box as mine's a Little Gem and I'm only little lol [:eek:)]

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Got to agree with Dave,

I know the venues you are talking about and allthough they are good venues, a lot of the guys that fish the opens are there every Saturday, Sunday and even Wednesdays.

These people specialise on certain venues and fish them exclusively and therefore know every peg, how well the place is fishing, the 'hot' bait that is getting the results that particular week etc.

If you buy the Angling Times and regularly look at the match results from these venues you will notice the same names framing each week, these are the guys mentioned above.

Not been up there for a while but I know in Summer Cat Meat out of a tin was doing most of the damage!

I know at woodlands, depending on which lake you fish, there are a lot of islands, some of which can be reached with 13m. On the pegs that require longer than 13m you won't be able to compete with other anglers who can reach the islands and fish up the shelf, certainly in summer when all the carp seem to be caught tight up in shallow water.

Are you a member of any clubs? If so, have a look at their winter/summer match programmes and have a crack at those matches, that way you will get a good introduction to match fishing and not get thrown in the deep end and be 'pools fodder' for the more experienced match angler.

Not heard of the box you mentioned but I do know that 'Brilo' make some of the sturdiest boxes on the market, I'm no light weight and I've had my Brilo for about 8 yrs and it gets some abuse, only thing I have replaced is the strap.

Hope all that helps [;)]

Lee Saville - Colmic Ossett
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Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Division 1 National Team Champions.
 

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All Reet Timmy
I'm the same as Lee I have a Brilo Seat Box and i'm just a smidgen Over 18st no problem with the Seat box. As for a club (matches) keep an eye out on the Club pages on this Site you may find a Clud near to you http://www.maggotdrowning.com/forums/threads/3226 if you want a match join in the West Yorkshire match shortly.

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Chopper

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Stu, Anybody,

going off topic........

How do I include a picture with my signature, had a mess about in my profile but only managed to get a pic in there????

Cheers in advance.

Lee Saville - Colmic Ossett
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Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Division 1 National Team Champions.
 

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Timmy,
I've had my Danson 6 draw for 2 years now and had no problems.
I only weigh about 14 stone though.[:D]
They use genuine octoplus legs and brackets.

Peter.

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Hi Lee,

To include a picture in your signature go to the top right of the forum and you will see a link called 'MyPhoto' - click this and follow the instructions. The code that is returned can then be pasted into your Signature Box within your Profile.
You will need to be logged in to use it.

Please keep the picture below 15k bytes though to help posts load quickly for slow browsers [:)]





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Why not go along to a couple of the matches and watch. If possible chat with a couple of the anglers. At least then you may get an insight in to the standard required.
As the others say join a local club and fish there matches to start off.

chill out go fishing

 

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Hello

Have to agree with the lads about the brilo boxes, I have one for over 10 years in which time i have gone from about 8 stone to 13+ and it is still sturdy, its taken a battering and i have had to fix a couple of minor things (strap and a hinge) but it still holds.

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gingert76

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matchbox for me! love em to bits and i weight 18st so i know it is strong enough!
 

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Hi, i agree about the brilo boxes, one of the venues i fish in the summer has large weed beds which require you to stand on top of your box when playing big fish to draw them over the weed bed. Although i'm only 9 stone, my brilo feels rock solid when i'm stood up on it


HEY DUDE............
 

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quote:Originally posted by LEE SAVILLE

Got to agree with Dave,
Not been up there for a while but I know in Summer Cat Meat out of a tin was doing most of the damage!
I thought all meat but luncheon meat was now banned at Woodland. Please correct me if I'm wrong just don't want lads taking bait up there they can't use.

As for the seatbox question Im' a 17 1/2 stone rugby player and my Little Gem has never let me down.
 

Big Brian

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I have the 5 drawer Danson box..... it holds my average weight (20 stone at least)

Men and Fish are both in trouble when they open their mouths!!!
 

mike s

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Catmeat IS banned at Woodlands, Thirsk. Some of the lakes don't have islands, in which case fish JUST over the drop-off(usually around 9m.)
Baits at this time of year-I'd go for chopped worm & caster or sweetcorn.

"Wot, no Fish!"
 

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Be confident in your tackle,bait and most of all yor ability.Any one can win a match(it only takes one fish).You never stop learning,and those who have stopped never win.I agree with most comments made and at the end of the day,everthing takes time and with this comes experience.My personal favourite with the boxes are the six drawer Boss and a new one called a Fishing Island.Good luck..Andy(Staffs Angling)
 

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hi Timmy .......
Sorry to go off this subject ..... YOU Have MAIL re the Willows Match FEB 9th ..... I need a reply asap please

thanks
Bob
 
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