Sunday 3rd April 2016, Bottom Lake spring league.

Lake John has a new King, old King Col is this years champion taking Big Ricky’s title from last year, long live the King…..


King Col April 2016 The spring league finalists
Colin Bartlett, Lake John-Drennan, peg 9, 67-8-0

There is a new King John and its yours truly officially now known as OLD KING COL, the banter was flying and the ex King ( Ricky Martinelli )is now a peasant again, i must admit the draw was kind but the job still had to get done, and with the far bank reed margin looking inviting it was a shallow 6mm expander that tempted a few fish early, and it was my first time using the GORILLA elastic which i have renamed it steering wheel elastic because when you hook them carp you just steer them around all the snags straight into your landing net, PUKKA stuff, a few skimmers short and left hand margin was all it took to be crowned the new King of the Spring league.

  • Ricky martinelli, Roman Urn (De-Throned), peg 5, 57-8-0
  • Gary Neale, Edmonton + Tottenham, peg, 47-0-0
  • Paul Dunn, Lake John Fishery, peg 16, 42-0-0
  • Peter Jordan, Oakwood Angling, peg 19, 39-4-0
  • Frank Haskett, Kingfishers, peg 10, 35-8-0 jnt
  • Mick Neale, Roman Urn, peg 6, 35-8-0, jnt

12 fished

Sunday 27th March 2016, Bottom Lake spring league.

This was the last week to qualify for the Lake John spring league final which is to be held next week on the bottom lake… Colin Kavanah has himself a day carp fishing lands 44b and goes straight through to the final next week….

Colin Kavanah qualifies 2016
Colin Kavanah, Roman Urn, peg 9, 44-8-0, Q

There was some worried anglers today as only three spaces remain for next weeks final and nine people today had a lot of work to do, the banter was rife at the breakfast table and the nerves started to show at the draw, great bunch of lads and this week Colin fished one line tight to the far bank with corn to the hook and sat it out for the carp, the wind blew as storm Katie started to unravel with rain and hail at one point but eventually the carp got on the feed and the scale where exercised, well done to the last three qualifiers this week.

  • Peter Jordan, Oakwood Angling, peg 11, 30-12-0, Q
  • Steve Goring, Roman Urn, peg 5, 28-10-0, Q
  • Kevin Hodges, Roman Urn, peg 19, 23-0-0
  • Keith Cross, Edmonton+Tottenham, peg 7, 22-0-0
  • Bob Swayne, Magic lakes, peg 14, 20-0-0

16 fished

Sunday 20th March 2016, Bottom Lake spring league.

King John finally qualifies for the final in two weeks time, BIG Ricky Martinelli……job done, qualified at last…

Big Ricky Martinelli 2016
Ricky Martinelli, Roman Urn, peg 1, 40-12-0, Q

He didn’t look happy when the draw was done and it would be fair to say there was a strong smell of drains as this hasn’t been a great area of late and King John has had a bit of stick all week after a disaster in this very peg last week weighing in only 5lb, he’s bum bum was twitching i can tell ya, however on the day the peg was solid and King John is back and in the final, skimmers down the track and carp long down the left hand margin, pellet to the hook and micro pellet feed

  • Paul Dunn, Lake John Fishery, peg 9, 33-0-0, Q
  • Frank Haskett, Oakwood Angling, peg 5, 26-4-0, Q
  • Alan Jones, Roman Urn, peg 12, 18-8-0, jnt
  • Steve Goring, Oakwood Angling, peg 19, 18-8-0, jnt
  • Mick Neal, Roman Urn, peg 17, 17-0-0

15 fished

Sunday 13th March 2016, Bottom Lake spring league.

4 qualifying matches and then a final, top 4 from each round qualify, Keith Cross secures his place in the final in two weeks time with an impressive 40lb

Keith Cross 13.3.2016
Keith Cross, Edmonton and Tottenham, peg 14, 40-8-0, Q

Keith got the job done this week with a tidy win and with only two more qualifying rounds left its putting a few of the regular faces under pressure to qualify for the all banter final in three weeks time, Keith adopted the micro kinder pot approach and kept rotating his lines keeping the match tidy and under control at all times, good effort mate, Big Ricky (last years winner and self named KING JOHN) must be trembling as he failed to qualify this week, lol

  • Gary Neale, Edmonton and Tottenham, peg 5, 37-0-0, Q
  • Mick Neal, Roman Urn, peg 8, 29-14-0
  • Danny Fells, Roman Urn, peg 3, 23-0-0, Q
  • Gripper, Roman Urn, peg 12, 18-12-0
  • Kevin Hodges, Roman Urn, peg 7, 17-0-0

16 fished

Sunday 6th March 2016, Bottom Lake spring league.

4 qualifying matches and then a final, top 4 from each round qualify for the final

Formerly J+B Tackle winter league, this event is now in its 12th year and we have hosted it for 8 years and so it was an honour to be invited again this year…

Colin Bartlett spring league 2016
Colin Bartlett, Lake John-Drennan, peg 19, 33-12-0, Q

Got the invite and went to the peg with an idea it was going to be a bit tuff, so a bit of micro pellet and dead maggot was definitely going to get me a bit but how wrong was I, so a 4mm expander pellet to the hook tight to the far bank and a micro pot also filled with 4mm expander pellet almost every put in seemed to keep a few fish lined up, this victory on mothers day gives me a chance to remember my dear old Mum who passed January two years ago, I think she was over looking the draw this morning, thanks mother xx

  • Micky Neal, Roman Urn, peg 14, 23-8-0, Q
  • Mick Parrini, Roman Urn, peg 12, 22-12-0, Q
  • Peter Jordan, Oakwood Angling, peg 6, 12-8-0,
  • Kevin Hodges, Oakwood Angling, peg 5, 10-4-0
  • Yorkie, Lake John Fishery, peg 7, 10-2-016 fished