Sunday 5th March 2017, Lake John – Drennan – winter League final round 6

Bill Everitt smashes it out of the park with 81lb on the penultimate final round.

THATS IT, for another year, yet another great series a big thanks to the catering staff all series Karen, KIRSTY, Jessica, Rebecca, Joanne and Philly x, thanks to all the lads that once again took part in this fantastic event ( your words not mine), a big thanks to everyone at Drennan ( a special thanks to Jonny Arthur, Gary Barclay, Dan Varney and Dean Barlow for collecting the prizes for me)

Bill Everitt, Redbridge-Lake John, peg 18, 81-8-0
Chris Vandervliet, Drennan-Bait Tech, peg 16, 58-8-0
Geoff Penny, Hollow Angling, peg 7, 53-4-0

The top three pairs were
Chris Vandervliet-Geoff Penny 214pts
Bill Everitt-Rob Dean 209pts
Ken Farrell-Martin Amos 193pts
Once again great series and a personal thank you to everyone that took part this year and that includes my old mate Chris Vandervliet for all his help over the series.

John Davis – Keith Needham
Gary Eales – Simon Willsmore
Mick Scanlan – Joe Lonergan

28 Fished


Sunday 26th February 2017, Lake John – Drennan – winter League round 5

Shocking weather in the morning and it was looking like it was in for the day but luckily the rain subsided and we only had the strong winds to deal with.

Graham Baker, Robbo’s, peg 10, 44-12-0

It was my partner this week that showed them the way home with a respectable weight today considering the weather, ice cold wind and rain to start and when the rain blew through the wind just got stronger as storm DORIS was gaining momentum, 6mm pellet on the short pole for Grahamskimmers and bream were dinning on the short 6mm pole line

Paul Solen, Hollow Angling, peg 39, 38-8-0
Bill Everitt, Redbridge-Lake John, peg 41, 35-0-0 jnt
Martin Amos, Lake John Fishery, peg 33, 35-0-0 jnt
Paul Grant, Redbridge-Lake John, peg 35, 30-12-0
Chris Vandervliet, Drennan-Bait Tech, peg 3, 30-4-0
Colin Bartlett, Drennan-Lake John, peg 18, 28-0-0

John Davis – Keith Needham
Gary Eales – Gary McClair

28 Fished

Wednesday Open February 22nd 2017, Top Lake

In for a Penny in for 76lb and a match win as Geoff does the biz and continues his run of form

Geoff Penny, Hollow angling, peg 32, 76-8-0

Storm Doris seems to be showing its self so the long poles were shortened to 6m and with a bit of extra line laid on presentation was just about bearable, Geoff maintains this great run of form presenting 6mm expander pellets on 3 lines and caught on all three, big hook bait big fish was the plan and the plan worked, a windy but successful match for Mr Penny

  • Martin Amos, Lake John Fishery, peg 33, 72-8-0
  • John Eldred, Lake John Fishery, peg 13, 49-8-0
  • Simon George, peg7, 49-4-0
  • Darren Bates, Lake John Fishery, peg 8, 49-0-0
  • Bill Everitt, Lake John-Redbridge, peg 11, 40-0-0 jnt
  • Ken Farrell, Lake John Fishery, peg 14, 40-0-0 jnt golden peg

16 Fished

Saturday 18th February 2017, Bottom Lake

Roy Stanley this week lead the rest with a respectable 54b of mixed fish

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Roy Stanley, Lake John Fishery, peg 3, 54-12-0

Not many matches being held on the bottom lake recently due to the bad weather so it was nice to see a few anglers enjoying a bit of better weather and a few fish, Roy fished three line rotated maggots and pellet, two lines across to the far bank and a margin line to his left giving him a fairly comfortable victory this week, back up weight were not to shabby to be fair, thinking of running a league in the next few weeks….. let me know if your up for it!

  • Trevor Stanley, Lake John Fishery, peg 14, 43-8-0
  • Craig Lucking, Lake John Fishery, peg 21, 38-12-0, golden peg
  • Kevin O’Brien, Lake John Fishery, peg 24, 35-8-0
  • Cal Randall, Lake John Fishery, peg 33-0-0
  • Paul Dunn, Lake John Fishery, peg 10, 29-0-0

12 fished

Wednesday Open February 15th 2017, Top Lake

Bill Everitt smashes a ton of silvers in mid Febuary…… unheard of, unbelievable

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Bill Everitt, Lake John-Redbridge, peg 39, 102-4-0


A week earlier we had bitter cold easterly winds and fish were sparse and then this week we get a little bit of sun it feels like spring and the silver fish go on the munch, Bill had a red letter day catching all day long on the short 6m line hooking and feeding 6mm expander pellet, he caught that many fish i even made a short film (have a look on FB), a lovely man and a great days sport, this is one person looking forward to the 4th round of the Drennan WL this coming Sunday

  • Geoff Penny, Hollow Angling, peg 8 54-0-0
  • John Eldre, Lake John Fishery, peg 14, 48-8-0
  • Ken Farrell, Lake John Fishery, peg 7, 44-0-0 jnt
  • John Pentaligan, Oakwood Angling, peg 12, 44-0-0 jnt
  • Martin Amos, Lake John Fishery, peg 9, 42-0-0

17 Fished

Sunday 19th February 2017, Lake John – Drennan – winter League round 4

Mid week open produced 100lb so expectations were high and It was that man Amos that headed the field today where some people even struggled to get a bite, so the winter is far from over it would seem…

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Martin Amos, Lake John Fishery, peg 4, 37-0-0


With Bill Everitt winning the Wednesday open match this week on the pellet from peg 39 which is located at the front of the lake, Martin was optimistic with his draw on the front bank, and it was a 9m pellet line that produced most of the fish, feeding 4mm and 6mm pellets and a 6mm on the hook this was a very positive approach but it wasn’t like this for everyone and some people even struggled for a bite which shocked some people having seen the results this week, maximum points for “Old Amos”…

  • Bill Everitt, Lake John-Redbridge, peg 7, 32-0-0
  • Gary Miller, Maver-Bait Tech, peg 31, 29-8-0
  • Tony Cassidy, Oakwood-Lake John, peg 37, 29-4-0
  • Dave Snowdon, Oakwood Angling, peg 32, 29-0-0
  • Colin Horwood, Harrow Herons, peg 26, 27-0-0

Dave Snowdon – Simon Willsmore
Gary Eales – Keith Needham
Colin Fuller – Andy Gregory

28 Fished

Open this link; Lake John league points

Sunday 5th February 2017, Lake John – Drennan – winter League round 3

We have had two weeks of shocking weather since the last round and then a lift in temperature on the lead up to this round so the hopes were high and a few fish should be caught

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Chris Vandervliet, Drennan-Bait Tech, peg 41, peg 29-8-0, 28pts


Chris drew a peg that you would of least wanted to fish today this peg only goes in when its a full house and as the whistle blew Chris fished the peg like it was any other good peg and with a generous amount a feed to start to entice a few fish into the peg and it was the shorter 6m line that came up trumps along with the odd margin fish catching on maggot and caster over ground bait, so all in all a good league round for him and his partner Geoff Penny.

Darren Bates, Lake John, peg 14, 26-4-0, 25pts
Paul Hyde, Browning-Wickford, peg 18, 24-12-0, 24pts
Ken Farrell, Lake John, peg 12, 18-0-0, 23pts
Geoff Penny, Hollow Angling, peg 10, 22-8-0, 22pts
Joe Lonergan, Harrow Herons, peg 32, 20-8-0, 21pts

Open the link below for league positions and points

Lake John league points 

Sunday 15th January 2017, Lake John – Drennan – winter League round 2

80% ice over knocked the weights back, we forget sometimes how hard it can be to catch a few fish in the winter, Farrell takes the win today but only just

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Ken Farrell, Lake John Fishery, peg 33, 16-12-0, 28pts


Its fished just about as hard as i can ever remember but Farrell left the waggler in the bag and opted to fish the pole basically because that was all he could do due to huge ice coverage, a steady five hour plod through his extensive angling knowledge kept him ahead of the of the field today in this second round of the Drennan winter league, maggot to the hook over a bed of ground bait caught everything that was feeding in the peg, well done Ken

Geoff Penny, Hollow Angling, peg 8, 16-8-0, 27pts
Chris Vandervliet, Drennan-Bait Tech, peg 2, 13-12-0, 26pts
Rob Dean, Hollow Angling, peg 35, 12-8-0, 25pts jnt
Simon Willsmore, Spotted Fin, peg 41, 25pts jnt
Trevor Stanley, Lake John Fishery, peg 38, 10-0-0, 23pts

Joe Lonergan, 9-0-0, 22pts
Bob Jarvis, 9-0-0, 22pts
Andy Gregory, 9-0-0, 22pts
Tony Cassidy, 8-0-0, 19pts
Tony Mayers, 7-10-0, 18pts
Paul Hyde, 7-4-0, 17pts
Paul Grant, 7-4-0, 17pts
Geoff Lockwood, 6-8-0, 15pts
Gary McClair, 6-2-0, 14pts
Bill Everitt, 6-0-0, 13pts
Gary Miller, 5-12-0, 12pts
Scott Clark, 5-12-0, 12pts
Dicky Carr, 5-8-0, 10pts standing in for Graham Baker
Colin Horwood, 5-0-0, 9pts
Keith Needham, 4-8-0, 8pts
Darren Bates, 4-8-0, 8pts
Paul Solen, 3-0-0, 6pts
Gary Hodges, 2-12-0, 5pts
Ben Coss, 2-8-0, 4pts
Martin Amos, 1-12-0, 3pts
Darren Clark, 1-8-0, 2pts
Colin Bartlett, 0-4-0, 1pt

Pairs and there places
Bill Everitt 27pts,13pts – Rob Dean 26pts,25pts Total 91pts
Simon Willsmore 23pts25pts – Geoff Lockwood 16pts,15pts Total 79pts
Chris Vandervliet 20pts,26pts – Geoff Penny 4pts,27pts Total 77pts
Paul Grant 24pts,17pts – Trevor Stanley 12pts,23pts Total 76pts
Andy Gregory 25pts,22pts – Joe Lonergan 4pts,22pts Total 73pts
Martin Amos 22pts,3pts – Ken Farrell 15pts,28pts Total 68pts
Gary McClair 21pts,14pts – Keith Needham 17pts,8pts Total 60pts
Paul Solen 28pts,6pts – Tony Mayers 6pts,18pts Total 58pts
Gary Miller 19pts,12pts – Scott Clark 14pts,12pts Total 57pts
Bob Jarvis 7pts,22pts – Darren Bates 18pts,8pts Total 55pts
Tony Cassidy 13pts,19pts – Ben Coss 2pts,4pts Total 38pts
Colin Horwood 9pts,9pts – Gary Hodges 10pts,5pts Total 33pts
Paul Hyde 8pts,17pts – Darren Clark 1pt,2pts Total 28pts
Colin Bartlett 5pts,1pt – Graham Baker 11pts,10pts Total 27pts

Saturday 12th November 2016, Bottom Lake

The wet, wet, wet didn’t stop the fish, fish, fish for Mr Makins

Roy Makins, GOT Baits, peg 3, 74-0-0

The weather man said it would start raining at 7am and it did and only eased for the weigh in, Roy fished a 4mm expanded pellet most of the way across to the far bank and land 27 carp not a silver fish in sight, this is the second week that the silver fish haven’t showed, Roy wasn’t complaining

  • Paul Dunn, Lake John Fishery, peg 8, 64-8-0
  • Martin Amos, Lake John Fishery, peg 22, 41-0-0
  • Dennis Lipscombe, Oakwood Angling, peg 21, 35-0-0
  • Gary McClair, Hollow Angling, peg 19, 27-12-0
  • Paul Hyde, Browning-Wickford, peg 14, 26-0-0

14 fished

Wednesday Open Match 10th November 2016, Top Lake

Steve Crawley makes this his first Lake John victory and scopes the golden peg as well

Steve Crawley, Redbridge Lakes, peg 14, 54-12-0 golden peg

Steve has been a regular at the lake for a while now and has honed his skills on the top lake but without achieving the top honours well today that all changed and lets face it if your going to win you might as well wait until your on a golden peg, pellet attack for Steve on two lines 12m was the long line and a 6m line both produced a steady run of fish without too many quiet spells, a great result from one of the nicest anglers on the bank

  • Mick Scanlan, Oakwood Angling, peg 38, 48-0-0
  • Paul Solen, Lake John Fishery, peg 11, 38-12-0
  • Trevor Stanley, Lake John Fishery, peg 34, 28-8-0
  • Alan Spooner, Lake John Fishery, peg 8, 28-0-0
  • Dennis Lipscombe, Oakwood Angling, peg 36, 19-4-0

16 Fished