Stowe Pool - Lichfield

Goughybagsup1

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Well gentlemen I can confirm that the rumours were correct Stowe Pool is indeed the venue used for today's virtual fishing match and what a performance from all involved. Leader table as below!

1st - Dave Hinton - 19lb
2nd - Andy Wheeler - 18lb
3rd - Trevor B - 13lb
3rd - Jamie Tarplee - 13lb
4th - Paul Chapman - 12lb
5th - Robbo - 11lb
6th - Martin Seal - 10lb

Well done to all who framed !!
 

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Well gentlemen I can confirm that the rumours were correct Stowe Pool is indeed the venue used for today's virtual fishing match and what a performance from all involved. Leader table as below!

1st - Dave Hinton - 19lb
2nd - Andy Wheeler - 18lb
3rd - Trevor B - 13lb
3rd - Jamie Tarplee - 13lb
4th - Paul Chapman - 12lb
5th - Robbo - 11lb
6th - Martin Seal - 10lb

Well done to all who framed !!
What about a Maggots team against the Stowe Masiff
 

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Well with the lockdown rules slowly being relaxed I've been able to get back out on Stowe pool just a couple of times. First visit resulted in just 1 bream 3rd chuck from the boathouse pegs and the second was with Mr Tarplee and that session resulted in 3 bream, a few roach and a few perch for me and just a few perch for Jamie.
The place is slowly starting to wake up and I'm hopeful that those shoals of roach and skimmers could get there heads down on some bait soon enough.
Theres a tinge of colour starting to appear in the water from the annual algae bloom on the tiles so hopefully this will continue with the plant life being few and far between on Stowe the algae bloom is really important for the underwater life and to put that nice brown green tinge in the water.
Off down there again this morning to predominantly to fish the slider and test it a new supera rod I've bought. I've also bought some new Exner sliders from Midland Angling Supplies Phil Ackerly and what a gem they are. I intend to do a few reviews on some of the mas product range when the fishing picks up a bit and gives me chance to put them through their paces. Hopefully that shouldnt be too long now. So I'll leave you wall with a few photos of the recent bream stamp on Stowe. They are coming on nicely with carpers banging in pellets on spods on a daily basis.
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Well with the weather taking a turn this last few days the pressure dropping fast I cant help feeling I'm missing some super sport on Stowe this week! If down there Sunday to see if theres some fish feeding I would imagine the roach are having a munch now with this low pressure.
Much needed rain and low pressure should set us up nicely for sunday !!
 

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Well the first round of the poundlander league was heart break hotel for me, probably the most frustrating weedy and windy canal I've ever fished and with 3lb winning the match I'm totally ok that I finished up with a DNW and chucked back about a pound of fish. It's all stops out from here as we only have 5 matches and can drop just 1 this year due to the lockdown. So 4 results are required and matches remaining are Stowe next month, the river trent, rugely road pools, and coppice lane.
So all that said I'm off to Stowe tomorrow to get my head down and figure a few things out about our home venue in 2020 it seems the fishing has changed somewhat from last year where the winning weights were all feeder and waggler caught roach I feel the bream at 3lb plus have now come into play. The question is will they continue to feed and how will the winner need to catch them. For me it's either the tip or the wag either way there will be a good mix of people fishing both methods.
Cant wait !
Peace out !
 

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Just found this in a book in my archives.... tbh I thought it was a lot longer than 9 years since my last outing on Stowie 🤔🤔🤔 IMG_20200827_114954.jpg
 

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Perhaps there's someone from the anti fishing brigade at work here, deliberately trying to be obstructive and introducing prohibitive prices to deter anglers 🤔🤔🤔
 

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Well its been somewhat of a long time since I posted about our beloved stowe pool , I have to say I lost my love for the place this year through no fault of the venue itself really, more to do with the poor management of the place, the clueless Council and some silly covid restrictions that make no sense at all.
Fishing has been restricted to 1 Bank because the footpath is supposedly closer one side than the other which just doesn't seem to be true at all to be honest.
Despite all this I have paid a couple of visits of late to try and rekindle some love for the place again.

First visit prior to lockdown saw 3 of us gang go head to head on a little knock up off the end of the pool by the sluce gate very hard day to be fair but the last hour a few perch turned up for all of us and made it all enjoyable. Great banter as always great company !!
I managed a win with just 5 or 6 perch for 4lb 6oz, close behind was the legend that is Gutsy (the north's answer to des ship).
And in rock bottom last as always the legend that is martin seal not that we mentioned it to him too many times afterwards.

The latest visit was a lovely one with the legend that is JAMIE Taplee (Brownhills' answer to Dennis white) and despite my grave warnings not to fish the boathouse end jamie as always decided we go against my sound advice and we fished opposite the boathouse !! Unfortunately it was exactly as id imagined and there were virtually no fish in the area at all ! As expected. In the end boredom forced me to feed 40 bait up feeders and half a sensas bucket on a 13m line - the result 2 big angry perch for 3lb ish . But up against jamies very near blank of just one stripey fish it was enough to beat him so thats all that really mattered.

For anyone thinking about stowe at this time of year be warned its not for the faint hearted the bream will not feed no matter where you sit or how clever you are. It will break you ! You've been warned !! How can anyone resist with a write up like that !!

The poundland heros will be giving stowe a special Christmas comeback this year fishing for a tin of busicits old style on our annual fur n feather 27th December!! Im planning it to be a special day covid permitting and restrictions allowing obviously. But whatever the weather stowe does still hold a special place in my heart and I cannot tell you why 🤣🤣🤣

A few pics of the 2 recently visits coming up 👌 and from the last 2 you can see why someone would fall in love with a place like stowe !! Hit every bite because on stowe you really never know which one will be your last 👍👍👍

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^^@Goughybagsup1 ........Good to read all is well with the Stowe folk and enjoyed your write up above....Lovely photos.....Regards to you all....Be safe...:)(y)
 
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