Roach catch reported from Swan Valley
Stuart Eggleton reported this catch of quality Roach caught in a couple of hours from Swan Valley lake on Sunday 28th September with some Roach taken from the hook by a large Pike in the swim
Club match points after 8 matches
Club Match – Stockton Reservoir – 14th September 2014
‘Lance runs through the field to take the honours’
This was the first of two joint matches between anglers from Northampton Nene AC and Towcester DAA to be fished on this venue, the next match being in mid October.
Twenty Seven anglers lined two banks around the reservoir on a bright and sunny day.
The carp in this water are of a larger stamp than most venues and not many are needed to build a substantial weight.
Lance Chubb only required nine fish for his winning weight, a few coming on the straight lead to start with the rest being caught on the pellet waggler.
Two pegs down from Lance, Gerald Green landed a similar number of fish on the method feeder for his second place weight and a few pegs along from Gerald, Brian Beard also caught his fish on the method feeder for third place.
Two section payments were also made, those going to Kevin Nightingale who just missed out on third place with 54lb 8oz, and Paul Ramsden who weighed in 45lb.
1st – Lance Chubb - 83lb 12oz
2nd –Gerald Green - 73lb 8oz
3rd – Brian Beard – 58lb 14oz
Club Match – White Bishop Lake, Bishops Bowl – 24th August 2014
‘Gerald finds the right method’
It was a warm day with sunny spells and a light breeze and the eleven anglers were pegged on the far bank of the lake, pegs 14 – 26.
On the day the lake fished very well with most anglers weighing in over 20lbs.
However, it was Gerald Green, peg 16, who caught carp up to 8lb and some skimmer bream around the 2lb mark on the method feeder to record a winning weight of 70lb 2oz.
Close on Geralds heels and in second place and who probably needed one more decent carp was Dave Gibbins, peg 14, who fished the straight lead to catch carp up to 10lb and just fall short of first place with a weight of 67lb 14oz.
Bob Eales completed the frame with a net of carp and skimmers caught close in to the reeds on the pole weighing 41lb 14oz
Most anglers who fished for carp close to the reeds lost fish as they shot into rushes and snagged the line. Chris Howard opted to fish for roach and caught 177 fish mostly on hemp, along with a couple of skimmers and a tench for 29lb 6oz
1st – Gerald Green - 70lb 2oz
2nd – Dave Gibbins - 67lb 14oz
3rd – Bob Eales – 41lb 14oz
Club Match – Toft Farm Fishery, Silver Lake – 17th August 2014
‘Keep it in the family, Paul and Les take top spots’
After a disappointing match on this venue in early June, club members were hoping for better things to come second time around. There was a slight improvement in the top weights compared to the first match but generally for the time of year the venue fished poorly.
The fifteen anglers had to contend with a twenty minute spell of driving rain and strong winds whilst setting up. Fortunately the rain stopped but the blustery winds continued throughout the match.
Dick Shellard and Andy Kimpton both found out to their cost how strong the wind was at times. Dick lost several sections of his pole as the wind lifted them off of his rest and blew them straight into the water where they sank before he could retrieve them. Andy cracked two of his sections battling with the elements.
Bites were hard to come by for most throughout the match and due to the strong wind the long pole to the far side reeds was not possible so most anglers had to settle for fishing down the track or the margins.
It was in the margins that Paul Ramsden, peg 8, had a profitable last hour landing several decent carp to boost his weight to 32lb 10oz and first place. Pauls dad Les was on peg 11 and caught several carp and some silvers for 28lb 14oz and second place. Completing the frame and on the end peg was Tosh Saunders who had put a decent run of small carp together but just fell short of second place finishing with 28lb 6oz.
Just outside the frame were John Balhatchet and Simon Cordingley who finished with 27lb and 26lb respectively.
1st – Paul Ramsden - 32lb 10oz
2nd –Les Ramsden - 28lb 14oz
3rd – Tosh Saunders – 28lb 6oz
Pictures from an Environment Agency netting at Turvey
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.