Qualifiers to Date
Tunnel Barn Farm Qualifier Saturday 29th July 2017
Fishing was excellent with 21 weights over 100lbs and a big 200lbs needed to win.
Winner fishing a superb match was F1 expert Andy Bennett (Guru / Tricast / ABC) who drew peg 5 on the New pool.
Fishing pellet down his edges, Andy fed micros and presented a 4mm expander to catch mainly F1’s with 10 bonus carp also on the same line.
Andy finished the day with a massive 258-07-00 to win comfortably. He now fills the final qualification placing placing, completing the field of twenty four finalists.
Second place was travelling partner, Paul Holland (Guru) who drew peg 7 on the High Pool weighing 167-11-00. Paul fished at 6m for most of the match feeding pellet and catching on 4 & 6mm expanders.
3rd placed Jamie’s Hughes (MAP / Bagem) was again in the frame and indeed unlucky not to make the Grand Final with 162-00-00 from peg 1 on the Top Pool.
Jamie fished 14m pole to the island with banded pellet to depth and also down his edges with pellet to land F1’s and carp.
4th on the day was Kerry Kirkwood (Matrix) with 156-15-00 from peg 15 on High Pool.
Kerry Fished casters shallow fished at 6m
5th placed Jack Danby (Matchman Supplies) drew peg 22 on High Pool weighing 156-12-00 all to pellet shallow fished at 6m
6th on the day was Connor Barlow weighing 155-03-00 from peg 5 on High Pool.
Connor caught on pellet at 6m weighing a quality bag of F1’s
So concludes the qualifiers.
Our thanks are extended to Mike and all his staff for hosting a superb qualifier.
The Glebe Qualifier Wednesday 19th July 2017
73 anglers fished the latest Golden Reel Qualifier in cool and breezy conditions.
Winner was Luke Bamford from peg 2 on Pool 1. Luke came second back in May but has now secured himself a spot in the August final.
Luke caught paste long and paste down his edges with a winning weight of 207-03-00
2nd was Alex Hulme (Maver Gold Dynamite) from peg 115 on Pool 8 weighing 202-06-00 fishing paste short.
3rd on the day was Simon Fry (Garbolino) from peg 85 on Pool 5. Simon caught on the pole fishing 6mm pellets down his edges and weighed in 180-09-00
4th placed was Matt Higgins (Bag’em Baits) from peg 76 on Pool 5, Matt had a weight of 166-10-00
5th was Rob Wootton (Dynamite) from peg 14 on Pool 1, Rob has caught on feeder across and pellet, he weighed in 160-04-00
6th on the day was Dan White (Garbolino / Spotted Finn). Dan weighed in 167-07-00 from peg 78 on Pool 5 catching on feeder and pellet short.
Our thanks to Roy and staff at The Glebe for hosting the qualifier.
Our final qualifier is at Tunnel Barn Saturday 29th July.
Heronbrook fishery Qualifier Saturday 15th July 2017
72 anglers fished the latest Golden Reel Qualifier at Heronbrook fishery with mild weather and drizzly rain on the morning.
Winner on the day was ‘Preston’ backed Andy Power who recorded a weight of 216-00-00 on Bridge Pool from peg 24 and getting his place in the August Grand Final.
Andy caught up and down on pellets across to the island.
2nd on the day was Dave Childs (Lichfield) who recorded a weight of 191-06-00 on Canal Pool from peg 10.
Dave caught on caster shallow.
3rd on the day was Peter Goodwin (Browning) who recorded a weight of 175-12-00 on Meadow Pool from peg 10.
Peter was catching on caster, shallow, short and across.
4th on the day was Pemb Wrighting (Guru) on Meadow Pool from peg 15 again catching on caster shallow and pellets across to the island to record a weight of 169-00-00
5th on the day was Sam Slockett (Heronbrook) on Meadow Pool from peg 29. Sam fished caster shallow to weigh 168-02-00
6th on the day Andy Bennett (Guru) weighed 167-02-00 fishing caster shallow to the island on bridge pool from peg 28.
Our thanks to Heronbrook and all the staff for hosting the qualifier.
Next qualifier is at The Glebe Wednesday 19th July and our last qualifier at Tunnel Barn on Saturday 29th July
Larford Lakes Qualifier Saturday 8th July 2017
Very hot conditions with bright sunshine and very little breeze greeted the 62 strong field of anglers looking to qualify for the August 19th Grand Final.
The Specimen Lake was black with fish all swimming shallow and the Match Lake was also the same.
Fish on the Specimen were difficult to catch but the Match Lake fished well.
Winner on the day was Stuart Fotheringham (Marukyu) who travelled from Roundhay in Leeds.
Stuart drew peg 50 on the Match Lake starting his attack with bomb & pellet plus a few fish on method feeder.
With two hours to go Stuart was not in the running, but a golden last two hours down his edge with meat and dead reds fished over ground bait produced 18 quality carp for a total of 154-09-00 and his rightful place in the Grand Final.
Stuart is no stranger to big money finals having qualified for Fish-O-Mania last year.
2nd on the day was Paul Turner (Burt Baits) who pushed hard for a final placing landing 153-08-00 from peg 26 on the Match Lake.
Paul fell just 1lb 1oz short and caught all his fish to a straight bomb & pellet attack.
3rd placed Simon Fry (Garbolino) again came close to making the big money final weighing 142-13-00.
Simon’s attack was long pole with casters shallow plus 8 edge fish to dead reds over groundbait.
4th on the day was Phil Canning (Frenzee / Bag’em) who drew peg 42 on the Match Lake weighing 136-01-00 to long pole fished shallow with hard pellets and later down his edge with meat.
5th placed Brian Clark (Vespe) drew fancied peg 28 on the Match Lake, landing 127-11-00 to pole & pellet fished long plus a few fish short and down his edge.
6th on the day was Ian Wood (Larford) who drew peg 2 on the Match Lake weighing 110-05-00 to method & pole down his edge.
So in all, the top 6 all came from the Match Lake with a number of 100lb bags also recorded on the day.
Just three (3) qualifiers remain.
Next Saturday 15th July Heron Brook
Wednesday 19th July the Glebe
Saturday 29th July Tunnel Barn
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The Glebe Qualifier Saturday 1st July 2017
A near sellout of 95 anglers turned out for the 20th qualifier of the Golden Reel Competition.
Conditions were not ideal with a low pressure moving in, temperatures rose to a high of 22C with little or no breeze.
Winner on the day and booking his place in the August 19th Grand Final was Paul Taylor who drew peg 112 on pool 8
Paul decided to take on a paste attack and after two hours on into the match had little to show for his efforts. Constantly feeding his paste line, his swim suddenly kicked into form producing around 80lbs of quality carp.
Later switching to his edge with worm over groundbait Paul netted another 60-70lbs of edge fish to finish the day with 141-07-00
2nd on the day was Lee Hodgkinson (Marukyu) who drew peg 85 on pool 5. Lee fished long pole down his edges pinging pellets to land 137-01-00
One more carp would have seen him into the final and a crack at the £50,000 prize.
3rd placed Adam Richards (Browning) drew peg 85 on pool 5 landing 131-06-00.
Adam fished long pole & pellet to depth down his edges constantly pinging pellets.
4th on the day was Ben Lockwood who drew peg 101 on pool 7 weighing in 122-12-00 to feeder across, plus 10 carp shallow on the pole.
5th on the day was Pemb Wrighting (Guru Bag’em) who drew peg 76 on pool 5.
Pemb fished all day on the long pole fishing shallow with caster to weigh 114-10-0.
6th placed Marc Rodger (Marukyu / Mossella UK) drew peg 1 on Pool 1 weighing 106-11-00
Marc fished long pole shallow with hard pellets.
We thank our hosts at The Glebe for yet another superb match. Our thanks to Roy Marlow and all his fishery staff.
Next qualifier – Larford Lakes 8th July
Just 4 qualifiers left to make the Grand Final.
Larford Lakes Qualifier Wednesday 28th June 2017
50 anglers turned out for this latest Golden Reel Qualifier. Conditions on the day were overcast and damp with a temperature high of just 14C
Needless to say, the temperature drop effected the fishing and the carp packed into pockets.
Winner on the day was Shaun McCarthy (Mossella) who drew peg 64 on the Specimen Lake.
Shaun fished bomb & pellet and the long pole shallow with pellets. Shaun weighed a tremendous 199-07-00 of quality carp to qualify for the August 2017 final.
2nd on the day was Dale Jackson (Miracle Baits) who drew peg 68 on the Specimen Lake.
Fishing bomb & pellet, Dale finished the match with 157-02-00 of carp & bream.
3rd placed Chris Senter (Burt Baits) drew peg 48 on the Match Lake and opted to fish long pole shallow with banded pellet landing 135-02-00
4th on the day was Prezmek Solski who’s already qualified for the final chose to use the day as practice.
Prezmek drew peg 19 on the Specimen Lake and fished method at distance with waffters and pellets to land 127-15-00
5th placed Neil Colcombe (Marukyu) drew peg 54 on the Match Lake and fished long pole to depth with banded hard pellet. Later switching to his edges with dead reds over ground bait landing 123-10-00
6th overall was Garry Donachie (Colmic) who drew peg 37 on the Match Lake. Garry caught most of his fish down the edge with pellet & corn to weigh 104-07-00
Congratulations to Larford and all the staff for hosting an excellent qualifier.
Next qualifier – Saturday 1st July 2017 at The Glebe
Partridge Lakes Qualifier Saturday 23rd June 2017
68 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Conditions were breezy but overcast and the temperature had dropped from highs of 32C to just below 18C.
Most of the field opted to fish shallow with casters as the water temperatures were still high.
Winner on the day was Mitch Rawlinson (Fishing Republic) who drew peg 156 on covey 6.
Mitch fished a brilliant match, fishing casters shallow and pellet short landing a fine bag of carp and F1’s, finishing the day with 187-05-00 and a place in the August Grand Final.
2nd placed Jamie Hughes (MAP) was again very close to making three major finals, weighing 136-00-00 from peg 100 on covey 4
Jamie fished hard 6mm pellet at 13m and later down his edges again using banded pellet.
3rd on the day was Steve Openshaw (Mossella UK) who drew peg 27 on covey 2.
Steve fished caster shallow at around 8m feeding heavily to land 134-04-00 of carp and F1’s.
4th on the day was Andy Power (Preston) who drew peg 21 on covey 1, fishing shallow with casters Andy landed 128-00-00 of carp & F1’s.
5th overall was Dave Brown SNR who drew peg 8 on covey 4.
Again, Dave opted to fish casters shallow landing 121-12-00
6th placed Mike Hayes (Castle Construction) drew peg 103 on covey 5, fishing pellet down his edge and caster shallow to weigh 121-04-00
A brilliant qualifier hosted by Partridge Lakes. Our thanks to all the fishery staff for a great day.
Next qualifier at Larford Lakes Wednesday 28th June 2017, draw 9am.
Larford Lakes Qualifier Saturday 17th June 2017
Temperatures resembling conditions similar to Cyprus or Egypt greeted the 82 strong field. Temperatures rose to a high of 32C so needless to say fishing was difficult with most of the fish swimming shallow and little interest in feeding.
The resident stock of carp were also showing signs of a second spawning.
All that being said, fish were caught ‘mugging’ or with baits fished shallow and it was Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons, Maruku) who progressed to the August Grand Final.
Andy drew peg 64 on the Match Lake and fished pole shallow then later switched to his edge to land carp and F1’s weighing a superb 177-03-00.
Second on the day was Dave Roberts (Tricast / Bait Tec) who drew peg 46 on the Specimen Lake.
Dave caught well on pellet waggler finding quality carp to 8mm pellet.
Later switching to his edges and short with meat Dave landed some large carp to finish the day with 145-13-00.
3rd placed Andy Cristie drew peg 2 on the Match Lake and fished shallow with the pole and later down his edges with meat to weigh 119-07-00.
4th placed Neil Colcombe (Larford) drew peg 14 on the Match Lake weighing 91-10-00 to bomb & pellet and down his edge with dead reads over ground bait.
5th overall was Mark Stainsby (Barnsley Bait) who drew peg 30 on the Specimen Lake.
Mark caught early on the pellet waggler and later switched to his edges and short with meat weighing 90-12-00
6th on the day was Graham Dack (Maver) who drew peg 16 on the Match Lake. Graham fished pole shallow and down his edges to weigh 84-15-00
Our thanks to Larford Lakes for hosting this qualifier and a big thankyou to all the lake staff.
Next qualifier – Partridge Lakes – Friday 23rd June
Lindholme Qualifier Saturday 10th June 2017
Another superb qualifier at the premier northern Lindholme Fisheries. 44 contestants turned out on this windy damp day but were all rewarded with some excellent sport.
Winner on the day was Andy Lumb who intended to fish a club match which he thought was booked the same day as the Golden Reel qualifier only to find out they were a month early for the club booking. So not to waste his day, Andy booked onto the qualifier and was rewarded with a place in the grand final.
Andy put in a brilliant display fishing at 11m with paste to land carp and F1’s and weighing 159-07-00 from peg 70 on the Bonsai Lake.
2nd on the day was Preston’s Lee Kerry finishing the day with 149-14-00 from peg 31 on Bonsai.
Lee fished short with worm and later down his edges with dead reds over ground bait.
Lee must be disappointed as he keeps making the top 3 frame but not quite enough to make the final.
With eight qualifiers remaining, I’m sure he will be rewarded with a grand final placing on his current form.
3rd placed Jimmy Brooks (Middy) drew peg 6 on Bonsai and fished shallow at 6m & 13m with caster. Later switching to his edges with corn over ground bait to finish the day with 129-04-00
4th overall was Paul Wright (Halkon Hunt / Dynamite) who drew peg 75 on Bonsai. Paul fished method with dead reds landing 126-15-00
5th on the day was Steve Barraclough (Browning) from peg 63 on Bonsai with 121-13-00. Steve fished casters short and later down his edge.
6th place went to Alex Dockerty with 120-11-00 from peg 28 on Bonsai. The Garbolino / Dynamite sponsored angler caught quality F1’s and carp short.
So well done to all the contestants and a very big thankyou to all the staff at Lindholme.
Brilliant sport enjoyed by all
Next qualifier – Larford Lakes Saturday 17th June
Barston Lakes Qualifier Saturday 27th May 2017
A field of 63 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Conditions were not so good with a strong breeze and a mix of sunshine with some heavy showers. The fish on the lake had just finished spawning so weights were looking to be difficult.
Winner on the day was Fran O’rielly (Frenzee /Bag’em) who drew peg 58.
Fran started his match fishing the pellet waggler and finding 5 or 6 early fish. Later switching to the method and casting just beyond the pellet waggler line, fish kept coming and Fran went through to the final with 111-12-00
Second on the day was Matt Snowdon who drew peg 24. Fishing the method feeder and bomb & pellet. Matt found carp, F1’s and a few bream to weigh 84-14-00
3rd on the day was Steve Openshaw (Mossella UK) who drew peg 61.
Steve was unlucky not make the final as he lost a number of good carp due to a snag in his swim.
Steve caught on pellet feeder to weigh 69-04-00.
4th placed Glen Picton (Garbolino) drew peg 121 and fished the teabag & pellet plus a few fish short on bomb and pellet to weigh 68-08-00.
5th placed Richard Ahern (Frenzee) drew peg 105 landing 61-05-00 to bomb & pellet.
6th overall was Jason Morris who drew peg 3 landing 57-04-00 to bomb & pellet.
Difficult conditions on the day but still a great match.
Our thanks to Barston Lakes and all the staff for hosting the qualifier.
The Glebe Fishery Qualifier Wednesday 24th May 2017
The latest qualifier at the Glebe was attended by 68 anglers. Conditions were superb with a gentle breeze and highs of 25C.
Fish were everywhere and the majority of the field opted for to fish pole shallow with pellet or pellet waggler.
Winner on the day was Alex Murray who drew peg 109 on Lake 7.
Alex caught for the majority of the match on pole shallow and later switched to conventional pellet waggler to bag carp in numbers.
As the match progressed, Alex switched to his edges to finish the day with a massive 299-15-00 and booking his place in the prestigious Grand Final.
2nd on the day was Luke Bamford who drew peg 101 on Lake 7.
Luke had a superb match fishing shallow with pellet at 16m and later catching down his edge on paste. At the scales, Luke knew he had close to 300lbs but fell short of the winning weight by just 1lb 1oz weighing a massive 298-14-00.
One more carp would have seen him through to the final.
3rd placed Jamie Hughes (MAP) thought he had done enough to make the final but had to settle for 3rd with a weight of 227-12-00
Jamie drew peg 90 on pool 6 catching all day on caster shallow at 13m
4th placed Lee Kerry (Preston) landed 221-09-00 from peg 75 on pool 6.
Lee fished pole at 13 &14.5m with pellet shallow landing over 70 carp in total.
5th on the day was Simon Fry (Garbolino) who drew peg 46 on pool 3 landing 200-09-00 to pole shallow and pellets.
6th in the frame was Kieron Rich (Middy / Burt Baits) who drew peg 10 on pool 1. It was a slow start for Kieron but he found carp in numbers feeding at 13m with pole & pellet shallow to finish the day with 196-13-00
Our congratulations are extended to Roy Marlow and his brilliant Glebe Fishery.
In all 45 weights of 100lbs+ were recorded along with a further 5 weights of over 200lbs.
This certainly confirms The Glebe as probably the best fishery in the country.
A big thankyou to Roy and his team.
Decoy Lakes Qualifier Wednesday 17th May 2017
58 contestants turned out for what can only be described as atrocious conditions with driving rain from start to finish.
Despite the awful conditions, superb weights were recorded and 20 weights over 100lbs were recorded and 2 weights over 200lbs. Remarkable!!!.
Winner on the day was Ray King (Crests Gamakatsu/ Barford Tackle) who drew peg 15 on the yew. Ray fished pellet shallow all day at 14m landing 225-12-00 of carp and booking his place in the August final.
Close on his heels was Wayne shepherd who drew peg 22 on oak landing 213-04-00. Wayne fished method early later switching to his edges fishing 6mm pellet and feeding micro’s to land quality carp for most of the match.
3rd on the day was Adam Major ( Wensum Valley Angling / Matrix) who drew peg 26 on oak. Adam fished worm down his edge and fed micro’s to land 169-09-00
4th Adam Richards ( Browning ) peg 1 oak, 164-09-00
5th Garry Bell ( Lakelands ) peg 11 oak 160-00-00
6th, Jake Dye, peg 15 oak with 156-02-00.
Our thanks to Decoy Lakes for their hospitality.
Next qualifier Wednesday 24th May The Glebe.
Lindholme Fishery Qualifier Saturday 13th May 2017
58 anglers present for the latest Golden Reel Qualifier at Lindholme Lakes. Conditions on the day were far from perfect. There being a stiff breeze, heavy showers and a temperature of just 14C
On certain lakes, the F1’s also wanted to spawn
All that being said, Lindholme still delivered brilliant sport with three weights over 100lbs and multiple 90lbs+ weights
Winner on the day and progressing to the August Grand Final was Nick Speed (Shimano / Dynamite Baits) who drew peg 50 on the Willows Lake.
Nick caught early on the method feeder with both maggot and pellet hook baits landing quality F1’s
Later switching to the jigger float fishing shallow with casters Nick went on to land 115-11-00
2nd placed Nick Smith drew peg 23 on the Willows landing 105-06-00 to caster fished shallow. Another10lbs would have seen him through to the final.
3rd on the day was Dale Shepherd (Maver / Bag’em) who drew peg 14 on the Willows landing a fine bag of F1’s for a total weight of 100-10-00. Dale caught using pellets fished to depth at 5m & 13m
4th placed Andy Bailey (Daiwa Dons) drew peg 28 on the Bonsie Lake landing 97-04-00 to pellet short and casters down his edge.
5th on the day was Ryan Lidgard who drew peg 13 on Bonsie Lake. Ryan fished caster shallow at 14.5m and dead reds over groundbait down his edges to weigh 93-03-00
6th placed Paul Christie (Garbolino Lindholme) drew peg 2 on Bonsie Lake landing 92-01-00 to long pole with maggots and down his edges.
A superb fishery and brilliant staff.
We thank Lindholme for hosting a brilliant qualifier. Our thanks to Aaron, Bev & Neil for their hospitality
Next qualifier Wednesday 17th May Decoy Lakes.
Viaduct Fishery Qualifier Wednesday 6th May 2017
76 anglers tuned out for this latest Golden Reel Qualifier.
Conditions were bright sunshine but a stiff breeze making presentation difficult for a number of anglers.
All that being said, fishing was superb and there was 15 weights recorded all over 100lbs.
Winner on the day and making his way to the August Grand final was Simon Richardson who drew peg 135 on Campbell Lake.
Simon fished long pole down his edges to catch quality carp on meat. Later switching to his 5 & 9 lines with meat to record a winning weight of 182-14-00
Simon fishes for ‘Dot em down & Fatty’s from Cannock so is fairly local to Larford and is certain to be dangerous in the final.
2nd on the day was Scott Puddy (Frenzee / Maruku) who drew peg 130 on the Campbell Lake. Scott caught on meat short and meat down his edge recording a weight of 160-04-00
3rd placed Mark Wynne (Colmic Maruku) drew peg 130 on Campbell Lake and fished bomb and pellet and meat short to land 143-15-00
4th on the day was Peter Upperton (Guru Bag’em) who drew well and fancied peg 114 on Campbell Lake. It didn’t fish to form and Pete must have been disappointed weighing 139-08-00 to long pole and meat.
5th placed Steve Shaw (Mossella) drew peg 78 on Cary Lake weighing 136-11-00 to long pole and bomb & pellet.
6th on the day was Danny Baker (Tredegar AC) who drew peg 119 on Campbell Lake. Danny fished meat short and long pole with meat down his edges to finish the day with 127-07-00.
So in all, an excellent match hosted at a superb fishery we thank all the staff at Viaduct for hosting a brilliant match.
Next qualifier on Saturday 13th May 2017 at Lindhome Lakes
Partridge Lakes Fishery Qualifier Wednesday 26th April 2017
The first mid-week qualifier was staged at the very impressive Partridge Lakes Fishery on Wednesday.
The field of 71 anglers faced bright sunshine but extremely cold conditions. There was an overnight frost and daytime temperatures of 6C that put the fish back to winter mode.
All that being said, catches were still impressive and the F1 carp still responded on most pegs.
Winner of the day and making his way to the August final was Nick Smith from Rotherham.
Nick drew peg 10 on the Covey lake 1, fishing casters on the hook and feeding the same all day produced a fine catch of F1 carp. Nick weighed in 145-11-00 to progress to the final comfortably.
2nd placed Harry Billing (Garbolino) drew peg 8 on the Spey lake, Harry fished 11m across tight to the far bank reeds with worm and later down his edges to weigh 95-00-00 of F1’s.
3rd placed Phil Davey (Stoke-on-Trent AS) drew Spey Peg 2 catching F1’s down the middle with maggots plus a few fish down his edge on meat and pellet to weigh 90-09-00.
4th on the day was Gareth Gibbons who drew peg 131 on Covey Lake 5. Gareth fished most of the day with maggot shallow to weigh 90-01-00.
5th placed Lee Thornton (Middy) drew peg 99 on Covey lake 4 weighing in 86-12-00 to maggot fished down the middle.
6th on the day was Ian Fellow (Weston Pools) who drew peg 83 on the Covey 4 lake.
Fishing pellet down the middle, Ian landed F1’s plus a few down his edge on corn & pellet to weigh 86-03-00
One has to say that Partridge Lakes is a jewel in the crown. Superb fishery and staff. The setup and landscaping of the complex is the best I’ve ever seen.
We thank Partridge Lakes Fishery for a superb day.
The next qualifier is Viaduct Fishery Saturday 6th May 2017
The Glebe Golden Reel Qualifier Sunday 23rd April 2017
A sell out 100 pegs for the latest golden reel qualifier at the superb Glebe fishery
Conditions were bright sunshine but a very cold north breeze making it feel more like January than April.
That being said, over 20 of the field weighed in over 100 lbs and it was Jamie Wild (Colmic) who won the day with a superb 172-00-00 from peg 106 on pool 7.
Jamie, who is no stranger to big event finals fished a brilliant feeder match fishing tight across with maggots and wafters to catch quality carp all day.
Jamie now progresses to the grand final at Bag’em Larford Lakes in August and certain to be a threat to the field.
2nd on the day was Glebe local angler Rob Henrick (HC Floats) who drew peg 1 on pool 1
Rob fished caster long all day on the pole catching quality carp to weigh 166-00-00.
On another day his weight would have been enough to see him through to the final finishing just 6lbs short of the winning weight.
3rd placed Matt Higgings (Bag’em) drew peg 78 on pool 5 weighing in 141-00-00
Matt fished the feeder tight to the far bank pinging pellets to keep fish coming all day.
4th placed Dave Brown drew peg 108 peg pool 7 weighing 138-07-00. Dave also fished feeder tight across.
5th placed Luke Bamford weighed 134-00-00 from peg 25 on pool 1.
Luke fished the pole long with a shallow rig & pellet.
6th overall was Andy Leathers who weighed in 125-08-00 from peg 98 on pool 7.
Andy fished most of his match on the feeder and later caught down his margins with pellet.
We thank the Glebe for a superb qualifier and further congratulate Jamie Wild on reaching the Grand Final in August.
The next qualifier is Viaduct Fishery Saturday 6th May 2017
Heronbrook Fishery Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 22nd April 2017
67 anglers participated in this recent Golden Reel Qualifier. Conditions were difficult with strong north wind making presentation difficult for some.
Other areas were flat calm with bright sunshine, which again was not favourable.
All that being said, the fishing was first class and big weights were still required to qualify.
Winner on the day and progressing to the August Grand Final was Craig Goldstraw (Middy Bag’em) who drew peg 26 on the Match Lake
Craig had the wind directly into his face, it was an area he knew and fancied.
Fishing with pellet, Craig caught short and down his edges weighing in a superb bag of F1 carp totalling 155-14-00
Close behind and securing a second spot was Stef Brown (Smiths Bait & Tackle)
Stef drew peg 26 on the Meadow Pool catching a mix of carp and F1’s on meat mainly down his edges. One more decent carp would have seen him into the final weighing in at 151-04-00
3rd placed Barry Bush (Birkenhead) drew peg 44 on Meadow Pool weighing in 122-00-00.
Barry caught fish shallow at 16m plus some F1’s and carp on meat at 8-10m
4th on the day was Matt Dawes (Preston) weighing in 115-14-00 from peg 24 on Meadow to meat & pellet.
5th overall was John Chapman (Maver Gold / Dynamite) who drew peg 9 on the Meadow Pool.
John fished pellet on the pole to weigh 112-00-00
6th placed Jamie Hughes (Map) drew peg 15 on the Meadow Pool and fishing long pole & down his edges with pellet to weigh 111-10-00
A superb match with plenty of good back up weights recorded.
Our thanks to Heronbook Fishery and all their staff for hosting an excellent qualifier
Westwood Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 15th April 2017
Winner today and making his way to the Golden Reel Grand Final in August was Toby Pepper (Bag’em) who drew peg 16 on Falcon Lake.
Toby fished short pole with pellet over micro pellet feed catching a superb bag of F1’s to weigh 196-14-00
2nd on the day was Andy Bennett (Guru /ABC) who weighed 193-02-00 on maggot shallow and pellet down the edge.
Andy drew peg 47 on Falcon Lake
3rd placed Adam Richards (Browning) drew peg 19 on Falcon Lake weighing 181-02-00. Adam caught on pellet down his edges
4th on the day was Paul Holland ( Guru / ABC baits) who drew peg 30 on Skylark.
Paul weighed in 167-00-00 fishing down his edge with pellet over micro’s
5th placed Joe Golding drew peg 44 on Falcon weighing 166-14-00 of F1’s
Joe caught all his fish to expander pellets over micro’s and all down his edge.
6th on the day was Robert Walton (Matrix) who drew peg 22 on Falcon Lake. Rob fished pellet down his edges to weigh 143-12-00
So all in all, superb weights were recorded at Westwood Lakes.
Well done to all competitors and a big well done to Grand Finalist Toby Pepper.
Our thanks to Westwood Lakes for hosting a superb qualifier
The next qualifier is Saturday 22nd April at Heronbrook Fishery
Larford Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier Sunday 9th April 2017
88 anglers turned out for the 6th Golden Reel Qualifier and weights for the event were outstanding.
Winner on the day and making his way to the first ever Golden Reel final was local angler Paul Cook (Frenzee)
Paul fished a superb match weighing in a massive 200-03-00. Paul caught 60+lbs of carp shallow and later switched to his edges with meat to blitz the match from peg 17 on the Arena Lake.
2nd on the day was Dale Haywood who drew peg 21 on the Arena Lake.
Dale weighed 156-09-00 of carp fishing shallow with maggots & corn down his margins landing fish up to 15lbs.
3rd placed Zoli Lari (Ipswich) drew peg 23 on the Arena Lake landing 154-03-00 to the pole fished down his margins with meat over groundbait.
4th on the day was Phil Canning (Frenzee) who drew peg 14 on the Arena Lake. Phil weighed 151-10-00. Phil caught all his fish down the edges with dead reds over ground bait.
5th placed Warren Jennings (Bag’em) drew peg 64 on the Match Lake weighing 140-10-00 on meat & pellet shallow and later down his edges.
6th on the day was Matt Higgins (Bag’em) who drew peg 2 on the Match Lake weighing 129-11-00 to pellet short and dead reds over ground bait down his edges.
Well done to all the competitors.
The next qualifier is Sunday 15th April at Westwood Lakes
Monk Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 1st April 2017
The 5th Golden Reel Qualifier took place today, Saturday 1st April 2017
50 angler turned out to an on form Monk Lakes with plenty of impressive weights recorded.
Winner on the day and progressing to the August Grand final was Przemek Solski who drew peg 67 weighing a very impressive 168-10-00 of quality carp.
Przemek caught with long pole and pellets and also found some bigger fish on corn.
Well done my friend, keep the Polish flag flying. A really nice guy who finds himself in the final and now fishing for £50,000
2nd placed Chris Vandervleit (Drennan / Bait tec) also bagged an impressive weight of carp recording 155-02-00 from peg 125. Chris fished at 10m with meat and later found some edge carp with dead reds over groundbait.
3rd on the day was Toby Pepper (Bag’em Baits) who drew peg 49. Toby caught at 6m with pellet landing carp to 8lbs landing 143-10-00.
Colin Carr was 4th overall from peg 86. Colin’s approach was short pole with corn & pellets, landing 130-04-00.
5th on the day was Ross Bibbey who drew peg 23, Ross fished long pole with pellets and later caught down his edges on dead reds over groundbait recording 128-12-00
6th over all was Brian Bathie who drew peg 45 fishing long pole & pellet, weighing 127-08-00 of quality carp.
Condtions on the day were good with a gentle breeze and sunshine.
We thank our hosts, Monk Lakes for a tremendous qualifier. Our thanks to all the fishery staff.
The next qualifier is Sunday 9th April at Larford Lakes
Viaduct Fishery Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 25th March 2017
Winner on the day and making his way to the August grand final was Stewart Lister (Cresta / Gamakatsu)
Stuart drew peg 110 on the Campbell Lake weighing a superb 163-08-00 of carp to straight lead & pellet and later fishing down his edge with pellet landing around 100lbs of fish from his margins.
2nd on the day was Paul Greenwood landing 151-09-00 to bomb & meat from peg 127 on Campbells. Paul was unlucky not to make the final fishing a superb 5 hour match.
3rd placed Scott Puddy (Frenzee / Marukyu) drew peg 128 on Campbells weighing 134-07-00 to bomb & pellet and meat down the margins.
4th on the day was Fran O’Reilly (Frenzee/ Bag’em) who drew 115 on the Campbells weighing 131-01-00 to bomb & Pellet.
5th overall was Micky Williams (Preston) who drew 129 on Campbells. Micky fished Bomb & Pellet and meat short to weight 125-07-00
6th placed Phil Canning (Frenzee / Bag’em) drew 87 on carey landing 122-10-00 to long pole & meat also alternately with Bomb & Pellet.
Viaduct fished brilliantly with over 10 weights breaking the magical 100lbs+
Our thanks to Viaduct for hosting a superb 85 peg qualifier and to all the anglers for their continued support.
Next qualifier, Monk Lakes Saturday 1st April
Bag'em Larford Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 18th March 2017
99 anglers turned out for the popular Bag’em Larford Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier.
Conditions were difficult with a big temperature drop and a strong cold S/W wind.
Making his way to the August Grand Final was Paul (Tommy) Hiller.
Paul drew peg 64 on the Match Lake starting short short at 6m with bonded hard 8mm pellets. Later switching to his edges, Paul found quality carp on 8mm meat & 6mm hard pellet to weigh 108-02-00
2nd over all was Chris Senter who drew peg 60 on the Match Lake.
Chris found most of his fish down his edges fishing over groundbait with corn & dead reds.
Chris was unlucky not to make the final weighing 104-01-00, just 4lbs short of the winners weight.
3rd on the day was Sean Stenton who drew peg 56 on the Match Lake.
Sean caught most his fish down his edge, fishing groundbait with dead reds weighing 101-15-00
4th on the day was Jack O’Sullivan (Oakengates AC) who drew peg 54 on the Match Lake weighing 99-00-00
Jack fished down the edge over groundbait fishing dead reds on the hook.
5th overall was Glen Butler ( Angling Direct / SSP Baits) who drew peg 58 on the Match Lake. Glen fished corn down his edge to weigh 78-15-00.
6th Overall was Martin Harrell (Bag’em Larford) who drew peg 21 on the Arena Lake. Martin caught on the Method and short with corn to weigh 78-07-00
Next qualifier, Viaduct fishery Saturday 25th March
Colemans Cottage Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 11th March 2017
Saturday 11th March presented the second Golden Reel qualifier at the superb Colemans Cottage fishery in Essex.
78 anglers enjoyed mild but dull conditions and the fishery responded by giving up some tremendous weights.
Making his way to the first ever Golden Reel Grand Final was James Taylor.
James drew peg 26 on the Wood Lake, fishing long pole and pellet accounting for a net of quality carp and winning weight of 102-00-00.
Close on his heels was Garry Bell (Lakeland Fishery) who drew peg 18 on the Stepfield Pool.
Garry fished short at just 6m and down his edge fishing corn to weigh 98-00-00 just 4lbs short of a place in the final.
3rd placed A. Bishop drew peg 31 on the Wood Pool weighing 96-04-00 to long pole & pellet and later catching down his edge.
4th on the day was Jason Collins (Preston) who drew peg 36 on the Pathfield Lake.
Jason fished long pole and down his edges to record 85-08-00
5th placed Andrew Dearing drew peg 12 on the Stepfield Lake catching all day from his margins recording a weight of 76-12-00
6th placed Nick Howell ( Daiwa) drew peg 14 on Pathfield Lake weighing 75-12-00
Well done to all the competitors and a big thank you to Colemans Cottage.
Next qualifier, Larford Lakes Saturday 18th March
Decoy Lakes Golden Reel Qualifier Saturday 4th March 2017
Fine conditions but a very strong wind lashed the venue but despite difficult conditions, tremendous weights were recorded.
The first ever qualifier for this new event was angling superstar Jon Whincup (Frenzee) who drew peg 20 on the Oak Lake
John fished long pole with pellet landing quality carp & barbel landing 137-15-00 securing his place in the £50,000 August final.
2nd placed Rich Bond drew peg 9 on the Yew Lake. Fishing long pole &
pellet. Richard landed both carp & barbel. Also catching on method and bomb & pellet, narrowly missing out for a place in the final with 131-01-00
3rd on the day was Ben Brighton who drew peg 21 on Oak Lake weighing 120-14-00 to long pole & pellet.
4th placed Dale Shepherd drew the Yew Lake weighing 106-06-00 to long pole & pellet and Method feeder.
5th placed Martin Freeman drew peg 4 on Ceder Lake weighing 100-09-00 to long pole & Method .
6th placed Adam Playford recording a weight of 100-08-00 from the Yew Lake all on long pole & pellet and Method feeder.
Our thanks to Decoy Lakes for their hospitality.
See you all at Colemans Cottage for the second qualifier on Saturday 11th March.