Sorry Foggy but its the only photo I have of you and the gimp is photo bombing you......trying to bask in the glory of your match win

Thursday, 18 May 2017

13th May 2017 - Cunneries Kestrel (replaced YewTree)


Whilst its not fished as well this time, the weather not being as kind, its produced the 3rd different match winner in three matches this year with Brian Fogg added a few proper lumps to an otherwise stockie based net to run out the winner with 52.12lb.

Brian was closely followed by Dougie Walsh who did well with the stockies but missed out on the lumps and fell just short with 48.08lb. Rick Keeley completed the frame albeit a little way back on 40.02lb but it was great to see every angler breaking double figures so bites to be had for all concerned.

Well done to Rick for a hasty rearranged venue after Yew Tree let us down at very short notice.

1st - Brian Fogg - 52.12lb
2nd - Dougie Walsh - 48.08lb
3rd - Rick Keeley - 40.02lb

Sunday, 23 April 2017

22nd April 2017 - Cunneries - Kestrel

Well the place still looks like a building site with unfinished pegs, half done paths and just the beginnings of a car park but the lake itself is clearly well stocked and interesting with an island chuck for most and will have paths all round, its own car park, features on the island and is being turfed as well.

Everyone has had loads of space with at least 1 spare peg and in many cases a spare either side although all the local info suggested its not a margin water as too barren yet and would be 10m into 6 ft and off feeder fish and that's how it proved to be. A couple of early better fish (3-5lb) on the feeder for a few was soon replaced with a stockie fish race with carp, F1's and barbel between 4-12oz for most with an odd 1lb fish thrown in.

Steve Gilmour fished a superb match and stayed focussed on the 10m line but swapped from pellet to corn back to dyed pellet over nuggets of groundbait over the course of the match and had, I reckon 120+ fish, but 4 proper carp in the last hour or so including an 8-10lber made the difference and he's weighed 73.12 for what in the end was an emphatic win as 20lb clear is probably 40 fish. Well fished Steve you fished a really neat and tidy match and me and Dennis either side were left trailing....albeit you made Dennis pack up early, he kept shaking his head and tutting all match!

Ian Lloyd managed to snare half a dozen proper carp from the windward end peg to add to less stockies than most of the main pack, but his decision to go for these better fish paid off as be took second with an impressive 61.08. Ian Simpson was best of the rest with 103 stockies and a solitary 3lb carp for 56.08 that took him ahead of Kieren 48lb, Jason 47lb and Billy 46lb so a really close pack and its obvious getting a few better fish in future matches here will be required to win it until the stockies put a bit more weight on.

I did enjoy the banter between Trevor and Dougie before the all in about who could chuck where and they had an empty peg between them as well!.......I did have a quiet chuckle as they banged on about it giving abuse and looking to people to take sides for at least 30mins before the draw even asking for a referee to decide and then, as suspected it turned into a pole match!!!......I love club fishing with WBAC! Maybe the venue management need to add island markers if they are going to put all the pegs in.


1st - Steve Gilmour - 73.12
2nd - Ian Lloyd - 61.08
3rd - Ian Simpson - 56.08

8th April 2017 - Hampton Long / Meadow

From what I can gather Long was a struggle and Meadow actually threw up the winning weights in what was generally a low weight affair for Hampton.


1st - Ian Lloyd - 63.04
2nd - Trevor Allpress - 33.08
3rd - Mike White - 30.00

Saturday, 18 March 2017

11th March 2017 - WL11 Hampton


1st Ian Lloyd - 52.5lb
2nd Trevor Allpress - 43.2lb
3rd Jason Davies 41.1lb

4th March 2017 WL10 - Hampton


=1st - Dougie Walsh - 28lb
=1st - Ted Neild - 28lb
3rd - Jason Davies - 23.8lb

Sunday, 19 February 2017

18th Feb 2017 WL9 Hampton Willow

The weather was at last spring like for most of the day although Willow and the fish didn't quite live up to the recent form although there were still some good weights recorded.

Billy Gore drew the in form p26 across the bridge and to the left and made no mistakes catching slowly at first on the tip to the bridge before pulling away from the field in the middle period on the pole and eventually decided to play catch and release for the last half hour with 6 decent fish lost to give the rest of us a chance. To be fair we needed much more than the last half hour as Billy had amassed 80.12lb for an easy win.

The minor placings were looking a close affair until Ian Lloyd started to get one a bung in the last hour off p9 again by the bridge and recorded a respectable 49.02lb result that was probably 9lb for the first 4 hours and 40lb in the last hour. Keith Williamson had been ticking away down on p33 fishing to the sunken weedbed and clocked up 40.08lb that just beat Steve Brew who had 36.04lb off p5.

The Winter League is starting to get interesting as more angles have fished the required 6 matches and its now about dropping points for many. Ian Lloyd improved his points score but Billy closed the gap this week and there are just 3 rounds to go.


1st - Billy Gore - 80.12lb
2nd - Ian Lloyd - 49.02lb
3rd - Keith Williamson - 40.08lb

Sunday, 12 February 2017

11th Feb 2017 - WL8 Hampton

After much debate it turns out this was a WL fixture after all so Billy Gore will be well pleased having drawn a right dolly in Long Island p10 with the baltic wind off his back he made no mistakes and recorded a brilliant 48lb winning weight fishing up to 19m on the pole......very impressive performance!

Second and third was a close call with Ian Simpson and Dougie Walsh taking the honours but both were all but blanking with an hour to go but 4 carp, a tench and a few silvers for Ian recorded 30lb with Dougie snaring 5 carp in the same period for 26.5lb. You have to feel for a cold and frustrated Ian Lloyd who went from hero to zero having led the section at hour 1,2,3,4 and was still in the race with 30mins to go but just couldn't buy a bite in the second half of the match.

Lowest weight was 10.5lb which on a bitterly cold day was good as a few fish decided to have a munch late on.

1st - Billy Gore - 48.4lb
2nd - Ian Simpson - 30.0lb
3rd - Dougie Walsh - 26.8lb