A few years ago there was some doubt as to whether or not Float Farm Fishery would stand the test of time against well-established fisheries in the same area.
But it’s fair to say the venue has now ‘arrived’ as numerous impressive weights have been recorded.
Last Saturday Stan Dow continued his fine run of form at the fishery, taking first place on Two Islands with 97lb 9oz of carp taken from peg 26. Stan caught on the feeder to start with, but it was his short pole line tactic which enabled him to get ahead of the chasing pack in the final hour of the match.
Leading the chase was Andy Adams who was on peg 10 and caught on the pole with pellet finishing justshort with 97lb 1oz. Kevin Peacock came in third on 87lb
On the same day Whittlesey AA had a match at the fishery on the Horseshoe Pool and again the leading weights look very good indeed.
Out in front with a level 96lb was Jeff Tuttlebee, who caught on a pellet waggler for most of the match although he did come into the margins late on to take a few better samples.
Andy Bull came second fishing a small Method feeder to the island and then caught on the pole with worm for 49lb 8oz followed by Frank Bevilacqua who had a level 47lb.
The following day saw Webb’s AC on the same pool and in their match it was Alan Forrest out in front with 67lb 14oz.
He caught on a small feeder to the island on hair-rigged meat. Ray Gregory came in second with 53lb 9oz followed by Mick Linnell on 46lb 6oz.
At times it’s been tough going for the regulars at Haddon
Lodge Fishery, but it’s yet another water starting to see
some light at the end of the tunnel.
On Sunday young Lucio Melillo took the top spot with a very respectable 43lb 15oz net of carp. The youngster fished pellet shallow over to the far side.
His dad, Lucio senior, came in second. He caught on a small feeder for 31lb 14oz.
DEEPING ST JAMES
Deeping St James fished Cedar Pool at Decoy Lakes for the first round of the Wade Cup, which is fished over three matches and the winner is the angler with the biggest combined weight.
The opening day winner was Ray Torrington on peg 13, not unlucky for him and one of the hot pegs.
Ray started off on the short pole fishing pellet, then switched to the feeder with sweetcorn and then finally finished up in the margins fishing cat meat for a total weight of 165lb.
Second was a new angler to the match scene Colin Fisher on peg 20 with 129lb 13oz, and third was Kevin Crompton on peg 14 with 127lb 4oz.