Maggotdrowning take on the Best

Added to Calendar: 14/09/18

Dave

Red Leader
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 8, 2001
Messages
65,080
Unfortunately, it fished very hard for all of us, by all I mean everyone on the complex :)

The individual wining weight was 186lb on Ash, with many not breaking into the 100lb mark.

The Joseph James Law team winners were Preston Innovations

Maggotdrowners came 12th overall narrowly being beaten the JJL team :oops:


The day itself was an amazing experience with a large number of the top anglers in the country fishing for their respective teams.
Andrew Settle of JJL and his team, along with the Alders Farm Fishery staff and volunteer stewards put on a brilliant day.

It's the first time out of three invitations I've managed to go and even then it was a close call right up to a couple of days beforehand.
The weather stayed good although a bit of a breeze would have helped I think.

My day started with setting off from Leeds at 4:00am after a frantic search looking for my house keys :) to pick Peter up at 4:30am and then a brief stop over at the Northampton services for a bit of refreshment - McD's Sausage and Egg :D

We arrived at the fishery in good time and met up with many names, some of whom were familiar, some known by name only, and the Maggotdrowning team gathered together for one last team talk ;)
Breakfast was provided at the onsite cafe and the introductions were made, opening speeches, team photos, and then the draw. Each team captain was to draw from five buckets, two for Ash lake, two for Pines and one for Oaks.

I was duly given peg 30 on Ash which had a bit of a reputation as being somewhat of a flyer.
Keith had peg 26 also on Ash, I'm not sure if it wouldn't have been a bad idea to swap pegs in hindsight though.
Clive and Trev were on Pines, and Mark was on Oaks, none of whom had favoured pegs.

My peg fished awkwardly to be honest, I either was inundated with foul hookers, or could see the fish feeding in the very shallow margins but even with Peter's expert advice "FEED!" "FEED!" :D I still struggled to get them on the hook.
I managed to put 74lb on the scales which gave me a joint 10 points with Gary Thorpe.

Keith managed to put 60lb (ish) on the scales, Clive had a mare with 33lb (?), same with Trev, and Mark - well lets say we had to remove all sharp objects from his vacinity and take away his shoe laces.

After the match there was the buffet, presentations and speeches, and as previously mentioned Preston Innovations came away with the silverware.

There will be a host of photos up later so please check back (y)
 
Last edited:

gingert76

Facts, Stats & Evidence!
Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 3, 2002
Messages
3,814
top dangling boys, always next year!!!!! glad everyone enjoyed it!
 

Dave

Red Leader
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 8, 2001
Messages
65,080
Andrew Settle

13 hrs ·

Thanks to everyone who came to the JJL Fishing day at Alders Farm. Team really struggled with a tough draw. I caught 53lb from Peg 14 ash which I was happy with but well down the section.
Well done to Preston Innovations Blackhorse team who won with a great score of 16. Iv booked for next year - 13th September 2019 - same venue !




https://www.facebook.com/#






More posts
 

Dave

Red Leader
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 8, 2001
Messages
65,080
Trevor Price shared a post.







When you invite one of the best match anglers in the word to your venue it’s obvious your going to get a few surprises.
Garbolino superstar Darren Cox with this near 38lb of pristine Perch.

There were over 290 Perch in that net
 

Soprano

Account Closed
Joined
Apr 5, 2017
Messages
1,063
You tried your best lads.

Not been funny but you think someone with the experience of Darren Cox would no better than to put a net full of fish onto a gravel bank. Some of the venues I fish he would not be going back. Not a good advert for fishing or Garbolino
 
D

Deleted member 21081

Guest
That’s a cracking net of perch but have to agree with Soprano, Darren should know better!
 

Peter

'Mugger'
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
21,117
A few shots of the team.......
Dave was a study in concentration......

DSCF0518.JPG

as he battled to sort things out and put a few in the net...........

DSCF0521.JPG

Keith was faced with what looks like a lovely peg but as it was so shallow it proved to be a struggle on the day..........

DSCF0522.JPG

Mark struggled with a difficult draw on the Speci lake (Oaks) but finally managed to slide the net under a carp that would prove to be the biggest fish caught on the day, a carp of 16lbs 2ozs ..........
DSCF0541.JPG

DSCF0542.JPG

After a decent start Clive's swim just died on him despite his best efforts to revive it :( ..........

DSCF0536.JPG

DSCF0537.JPG

While Trev made the most of things on a very quiet peg up on Pines ...........

DSCF0539.JPG

I'll add a fuller report later when I've got a bit more time on my hands. ;)
 

Trogg

the bouncer
Staff member
Site Supporter
Joined
Aug 11, 2001
Messages
28,106
I need a volunteer to tell @Trogg that they'll be no chocolate hobnobs for a while and we'll be buying Smart Price tea bags :D

I'm happy so long as we have coffee, as for the hobnobs... did i forget to tell you i've figured out the combinations on all 12 of the padlocks on your pie store??
 

sly

bit better gear,still no idea
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 18, 2011
Messages
8,732
congrats to all the mders that took part
 
Top