Club match points after 3 matches
Club Match – The Marshes 1&2, Bishops Bowl – 20th July 2014
‘Darren does it again’
For the second joint club match between NNAC and Towcester & District Angling Association (T&DAA), the winner as in the first match was Darren Pannell and with a virtually identical weight of 47lb.
On a warm and humid day, 24 anglers from NNAC and T&DAA occupied the 26 available pegs on both lakes, with two pegs being left out on Marshes 1 so that there were 12 anglers on each lake.
It was slow going in the first hour or so for most with bites being hard to come by. However as the feed began to go in and the match progressed the catch rate increased with a variety of fish being caught by all including carp, crucians, tench, roach, skimmer bream and even some small barbel and chub.
The carp were mainly of a small stamp in the 1lb – 2lb bracket but fought like fish four or five times their size when hooked and would shoot off like a torpedo. Andy Law and Gerald Green both lost sections of their poles during the match as the lively carp shot into the reeds, snaring the end tackle amongst the roots and when pulling back to retrieve the poles off came the sections! Both pole sections were recovered, Gerald going in after his and Shaun the owner donning his chest waders to retrieve Andys.
All three top weights in the match came from Marshes 2. As mentioned first was Darren Pannell on peg 21 weighed in 47lb of mainly small carp with a few silvers, John Balhatchet was second on peg 19 had a similar catch but for 40lb 2oz as did Simon Cordingley on peg 26 with 38lb 4oz who came third.
There was also a section prize for each lake for the best catch outside the top 3 and on Marshes 1 it went to Dave Gibbins with 36lb 12oz and on Marshes 2 Dave Smart took the honours with 26lb 10oz.
The next joint match between the two clubs takes place at Stockton Reservoir on September 14th.
1st – Darren Pannell - 47lb 0oz
2nd – John Balhatchet - 40lb 2oz
3rd – Simon Cordingley – 38lb 4oz
Club Match – White Bishop Lake, Bishops Bowl – 29th June 2014
‘Darren takes top spot on the day’
This was the first in a number of matches this season fished jointly between NNAC and Towcester & District Angling Association (T&DAA)
On a sunny and warm day with a light breeze, 10 anglers from NNAC and 10 anglers from T&DAA lined the banks of White Bishop Lake, the venue having been moved from The Cliffs due to access problems.
Generally the match fished hard for most but top rod on the day was Darren Pannell (T&DAA) on peg 9 who caught mainly carp to around the 10lb mark using 6mm pellet in conjunction with the pellet waggler for 47lb 6oz
Joint second with 34lb 6oz and sitting next to each other on pegs 12 and 13 were Les Ramsden (NNAC) and Mick Goodridge (T&DAA). Les had carp and bream on the method feeder and Mick had mainly carp on the pole.
Mick may have had a few more fish had he not had some tackle trauma when his bait tray fell into the lake but fortunately he managed to retrieve all of the soaked items and if that wasn’t bad enough he also had his pole pulled into the lake but was lucky enough that the fish attached to his end tackle swam into a corner where Mick was able to walk round get his pole back!
1st – Darren Pannell - 47lb 6oz
2nd – Les Ramsden - 34lb 6oz
2nd –Mick Goodridge – 34lb 6oz
Club Match – Toft Farm Fishery, Silver Lake – 1st June 2014
‘Dave takes top spot on a disappointing day at Toft’
The first club match of the new season was fished by 18 anglers on a sunny and warm day which made a pleasant change from the wet and dismal week which had proceeded the match.
The club matched fished on this venue last season had produced some excellent weights so expectations of a good net of fish for all were high second time around.
Unfortunately on the day it fished very poorly with several anglers struggling for bites. Whether it was a combination of the cold wet week leading up to the match combined with the fish either about to or just finished spawning its hard to say but the weights were well down on last year with several anglers not weighing in at all.
At one end of the match length pegged next to each other in the early 30s were Dave Gibbins, Gerald Green and Bob Eales who all managed to find some fish on various methods and baits and these were the top three in that order until the scales got to Simon Cordingley on peg 10 who had also found several small carp and F1s mainly fishing to the far side reeds and he edged out Gerald Green into second place which meant Bob Eales just missed out on a top three finish with 17lb 2oz.
The club have another match on this venue later on in the summer, lets hope the fish have got their heads down by then!
1st – Dave Gibbins - 23lb 12oz
2nd –Simon Cordingley - 22lb 6oz
3rd – Gerald Green – 17lb 12oz
Final points for club matches after 15 rounds
Another incident has been reported of persons stating they are a club bailiff and attempting to get money from anglers. All current Northamptonneneac bailiffs and officers have been issued with their new badges for the 2014/2015 season. If approached please ask to see this badge which has a photo and an identity no. for that bailiff or officer. if in any doubt please ring Mick on 07833967186 for confirmation. This number will also be found on the Neneac signs on our waters. If you are approached by what you think is a bogus bailiff any information you can remember and pass on to us would be greatly appreciated.
Northamptonneneac receives Clubmark accreditation
Ron Collins collects award on behalf of NNAC
If you have any news or catches to report please ring Mick on 07833967186 or Email at email@example.com
Canal latest news
For those interested the following is an excerpt from a copy letter received by our club secretary Neil from the Canal and River trust in answer to queries from himself about the presence of Zander in the canal system. It does at least lay out the legal position as per the law.
North of the tunnel has seen some fair bags around the 5lb mark but also we registered some blanks.
With just over a month to go the rivers all look in exceptional condition and one or two people have been out scouring around for their opening day spot.
Please note all club waters on the Great Ouse are only fishable by full club card holders only (no day tickets).
12th May 2014
Carp up to middle tens reported from Meadow lakes with biggest currently weighing in at 17lb. The silver fish have been very active with a fish a chuck coming to single maggot.
Sharman road also producing roach and perch from the deeper sections.
If you notice a blue tinge to the waters don’t be alarmed they have been dye treated in an effort to reduce weed growth this colouring becomes more apparent after a good blow.