Wednesday Open Match 23rd September 2015, Top Lake

So the last week we sore the Drennan KO stars commandeer the regular Wednesday open match but this week is back to normal and this year formidable force Mark (Slippery) Parris is back on top…

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Mark Parris, Lake John-Hollow Angling, peg 30, 75-8-0


The wind was blowing into the Mark’s peg so this is always going to give an edge to the production of the peg but as the seasons change fast its now bait selection that is crucial, in recent weeks the method has been worm and ground bait on the longer pole but old slippery has stuck to his guns and fed micro pellet and fished a grain of corn over the top, a simple but effective method, two put back carp for 10lb and 55lb of silver fish and smaller carp on the 10m line…

  • Gary McClair, Hollow Angling, peg 13, 50-0-0
  • Ian Cornelius, Lake John Fishery, peg 28, 44-8-0
  • Darren Woodwood, Lake John Fishery, peg 26, 41-8-0
  • Bill Everitt, Redbridge Lakes, peg 8, 33-4-0
  • Mick Scanlan, Oakwood Angling, peg 33, 30-12-0

19 Fished

Saturday 19h September 2015, Bottom Lake

Roy’s turn again this week for the pole position and beats the Redbridge wonder Granty and stops two golden pegs in the process….

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Roy Stanley, Lake John Fishery, peg 4, 141-8-0


This has been the week of the carp feeding better than anything else , Mr Stanley has caught well down the inner margins on pellet and while resting this line he fished a line tight to the far bank and bagged up on carp there, the peg was solid man, lucky old Roy

  • Paul Grant, Redbridge Lakes, peg 9, 111-4-0
  • Paul Whitford, Lake John Fishery, peg 6, 102-0-0
  • Paul Hyde, Browning-Wickford, peg 14, 97-12-0, golden peg
  • Paul Dunn, Lake John Fishery, peg 2, 91-8-0
  • Bobby Linger, Lake John Fishery, peg 7, 70-0-0, jnt
  • Roy Makins, GOT Baits, peg 20, 70-0-0, jnt

17 fished

Wednesday Open Match 16th September 2015, Top Lake

The week the open match was postponed as we hosted the Drennan semi final on what was to be the wettest day of the year, and with some of the top names on the bank it was anyones match…

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Tom Scholey, Pole Fishing magazine, peg 14, 114-0-0


As the whistle blew the clouds opened and the rain fell and it did not let off all match this has been a great event until now so how would the semi final hold up under these conditions well it was surprisingly well and it was Tom’s day as an early carp on the long pole led into a second within an hour of the first this was a dream start from a great peg on the day, the worm and ground bait has been the trend over the past few weeks and Tom followed suit, skimmers and even tench where in the final catch, great lads the lot of ya, and another close match where one fish could have sent anyone threw to the final at Docklow Pools, go team Tom go…

  • Matt Derry, Sensas, peg 9, 109-0-0
  • yrone Hull, Drennan-Borden, peg 13, 90-4-0
  • Peter Goodman, Bag em match baits, peg 30, 88-8-0
  • Lee Edwards, ABC Baits-Garbolino, peg 39, 88-0-0
  • Simon Wilsmore, Drennan-D+A Tackle, peg 32, 86-0-0
  • Andy North, Garbolino-Orsett, peg 11, 85-12-0
  • Kian Wardle, Garbolino, peg 33, 85-0-0
  • Danny Grimsey, Maver-Image, peg 26, 84-0-0
  • Darren Davis, Drennan, peg 36, Drennan, 84-0-0
  • Andy Oldham, Frenzee-Bait Tech, peg 28, 78-0-0
  • Jason Cunningham, Shakespere-Super team, peg 34, 74-0-0
  • Dan Varney, Drennan, peg 38, 70-12-0
  • Matt Parkin, Marix-Dynamite-Garbolino, peg 10, 64-0-0
  • Jason Le Bosquet, Garbolino-Bait tech, peg 16, DNW

15 Fished


Wednesday Open Match 9th September 2015, Top Lake

The Yorkshire tourist Andy Oldham has yet another 3 hour journey down to the smoke to give the southern fairies another fishing lesson….

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Andy Oldham, Frenzee-Bait Tech, peg 37, 188-0-0

Well the Drennan knockout semi final is next Wednesday and with a win last week on his maiden voyage Andy has more than doubled his weight from last week with the knowledge he has picked up along the way, Andy along with Mat Godfrey and Tom Scholey done a feature for Pole Fishing Magazine last Friday and followed that into Saturday for a practice session, so today’s result really does prove that if you put the work in you get the rewards, its no secret that the worm and ground bait is probably the strongest approach at present, but the Frenzee-Bait Tech man has been a busy boy when it comes to getting the feeding right, plenty of bait and exploring the peg produced this astonishing 188lb of silvers, and with five carp also hooked but not landed imagine what he could achieve if he lived 3 hours closer, in great form for next week Andy, i recon he has deffo got mushy peas it ta ground bait…

  • Danny Grimsey, Maver-Image Angling, peg 11, 83-4-0
  • Mark Warr, Lake John Fishery, peg 13, 78-0-0
  • Gary McClair, Hollow Angling, peg 9, 69-0-0
  • Billy Everitt, Redbridge Lakes, peg 36, 62-0-0
  • Dennis Lipscombe, Oakwood Angling, peg 33, 54-0-0

17 Fished

Wednesday Open Match 2nd September 2015, Top Lake


Andy Oldham gives the local lads a fishing lesson on his first visit to the venue…

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Andy Oldham, Frenzee-Bait Tech, peg 10, 90-8-0


With the Drennan Knockout semi round the corner, Andy set off on a 2.5 hour journey from home to suss the place out for the big day which is only two weeks away, so this wasn’t a bad start as he drew a fair peg and with the worm and ground bait idea set firmly in his mind he took the percentage angle on the match and caught everything in the peg at 8m and walks away todays champion by the narrowest margin of 1lb, the nets was rammed full of silver fish, not a carp in site, a great result for the new boy on the block, great result today well done Andy

  • Darren Bates, Lake John Fishery, peg 26, 89-8-0
  • Dennis Lipscombe, Oakwood Angling, peg 85-0-0
  • Mark Parris, Lake John-Hollow Angling, peg 38, 81-0-0
  • Bob Davis, Browning, peg 3, 66-4-0
  • Paul Solen, Lake John-Hollow Angling, peg 36, 63-4-0

    15 Fished