IT’S been a busy week for members and despite the weather we have seen a number of specimen fish on the banks.
Micklewright’s Flash has continued to produce surprises with local angler Cliff Taylor taking a number of fish on the quiver tip and float rod close to the margins.
Cliff’s best on a short evening session was a 12-2-0 ghost carp that fought well above its weight on light tackle.
Also head bailiff Andy Latham was delighted to land a common carp at 16-2-0 again on match tackle over the weekend.
Father and son duo Graeme and Adam Roberts continued their tench campaign with a new personal best tench for Adam at 5-0-0, falling to sweet corn on the method feeder.
That was as well as with a Jack Pike of 4-6-0 which surprisingly fell to the same bait.
The carp are continuing to provide good sport and regular stalwart Mike Quinn managed to coax 2 unusual specimens out of Serpentine pool on a short overnighter mid-week, the first a 10-0-0 common fell to his usual bait but had a half tail fin and his second, a hard fighting leather of 18-0-0, had an old battle scar on one side that would make it easily identifiable in the future. Mike’s work colleague Ashley Davidson accompanied him for the trip but is yet to land a Serpentine carp despite using the same tactics as Mike who believes it is only a matter of time before Ash has a result on the bank.
Mike Whewell had his first visit to Belmont Pool in torrential weather and was delighted to take a mirror carp at 10-0-0 for his efforts.
His next trip saw him take first ghost carp out of Serpentine Pool, the fish tipped the scales at 12-6-0 but Mike said it fought like an upper double.
Also at Serpentine, Gareth Byrne broke the magical 20lbs barrier with a magnificent looking mirror carp weighing 21-5-0.
Gareth used luncheon meat, as bait a foot from the near margin.
William Tabern had his fourth trip to Lymmvale and managed two commons at 17-0-0 and 12-0-0, a pristine looking mirror at 14-0-0 and three tench to 5-0-0.
Keeping William company at Lymmvale was one of the resident swans.
Plans are under way for the start of the club’s river season and the lists for the barbel fish-in events are filling up fast.
The July and September events are aimed are giving river novices their first experience of a river Severn barbel, which have averaged 7-0-0 in the past with the occasional double gracing the banks.
The dates are July 21 and September 8 and when they are full a reserve list will be brought in to play so it’s not too late to get your name down for each, more details can be found here.
Last Sunday saw the third round of the Juniors’ Spring Series at Woodside Pool, with coaching for novices running in parallel with a three-hour match.
If you would like to attend the events or even just try angling for the first time then contact the junior section organiser Chris Finneran on 07525 360804, junior memberships cost £10 for the year and is available on the website.
Results: Junior Spring Series, third round (Woodside Pool):
1, Kyle Hickman, 4-11-0
2, Alex Warham, 3-15-0
3, Jack Hood, 3-14-0
4, Conor Lidley, 3-11-0
5, Peter Keogh 1-0-0
Well done to all our Juniors who continue to fish well as the season really starts to kick in!!
Sunday also saw the second senior match at Whitley Pool, with first place going to Collin Hall with a good performance 13-11-0.