Sunday 15th September saw round four of the Lymm AC Juniors Autumn Series taking place on New Pool. The weather forecast was pretty grim with torrential rain and gale-force winds. This week it was bread week and all the competitors were restricted to using bread plus one other hook bait, many settled for sweetcorn which seemed to bring out the carp.
First to tempt a carp was Sarah Taylor who on very light elastic managed to steer a carp into her landing net, after a twenty minute batter both Sarah, the fish and dad Paul were exhausted!! Alex Warham was next to land a carp but only after losing one minutes before at the net. One person sticking to the bread bait for this week was Jack Ross who was feeding small pots of liquidized bread and fishing small bread discs called punch over the top, although he was getting lots of bites this was not resulting in fish. Ricky Teale of Matrix Tackle attended the session to meet the youngsters and offer some expert coaching, working through their tackle and refining their approach although it proved tricky getting the fish to switch onto the feed.
Ricky Teale showing how to get the best presentation of bait to Jack and Phil Ross
Further round the lake newcomer David Smith was fishing at 13m towards the island in a howling wind to tempt two carp on sweetcorn. It was a lucky turn of fate that saw his main rig tangle and went over toward the island with a margin rig which almost instantly resulted in the two biggest fish of his catch. Kyle Hickman was pegged next to David and was also lucky to hook and land a carp on sweetcorn, this time Kyle’s approach was set out for the bigger residents of the lake but unfortunately only one fish decided to take his bait.
Kyle getting ready to land his carp
Callum McCormack was on peg 1 and catching lots of small roach when his swim erupted after hooking a carp, only to lose it seconds later after the cunning fish found a snag to hide behind.
Sunday was the final session of the Lymm AC Junior Academy sessions, a four-week introduction course to fishing. The Coach led sessions go through all the basics to a point that each child is able to fish independently. Freddie Didd caught the best fish of the day during the academy catching an early carp on sweetcorn.
Freddie’s carp taken on sweetcorn
Big thanks to coaches Eric Hazzard, Jim Smith & John Coppock
Autumn 2013 Academy – left: Coach Eric Hazzard and right Coach Chris Finneran. Kids (left to right) William & Luke, Sam, Joshua, Freddie and Jake. Missing – Brad
Kyle Hickman with his net of 4lb 7oz including a 3lb carp
Callum Mccormack net of roach including a large roach. 1lb 10oz of punch caught fish.
Newcomer David Smith with two carp and silvers for 8lb 13oz taking his first win with Lymm AC Juniors
Elliott Mavers with his net of 5lb 13oz of skimmers caught on sweetcorn over liquidized bread
Sarah Taylor catch of two carp and silvers for 7lb 11oz taken on corn over Liquidized bread.
Thanks to Ricky Teale of Matrix
From all at Lymm AC Juniors thanks to Ricky Teale for spending the day with us and his donation of prizes for the match.
Big thanks to Ricky Teale of Matrix Tackle. (Back Right to Left Ricky Teale, David Smith, Kyle Hickman, Elliott Mavers, Chris Finneran. Front Left: Callum McCormack, Jack Ross, Sarah Taylor and Alex Warham)
Alex Warham taking 5th Place
Callum McCormack taking 6th place
Our winner for the day David Smith taking a hat of Matrix tackle and a brand new Fish Matrix Ultron 13ft Float rod worth over £100.
Elliott Mavers collecting his prize for 3rd
Jack Ross collecting his prize for 7th
Kyle Hickman finishing 4th
Sarah Taylor finishing second on the day.
Each match is part of a series towards a series winner prize at the end of the season.