Qualifiers to Date

Golden Rod Feeder Larford Lakes Saturday 2nd March 2019

The final qualifier of the Golden Rod Feeder championships saw a full 60 angler turn out with reserves hoping to grab a last chance to qualify for the prestigious March Grand Final. The final match fished well with both the Specimen and Match Lakes producing plenty of carp, bream and F1’s. Overall winner on the day was Danny Bache (Bag’em) who drew peg 2 on the Specimen Lake. Danny fished the perfect match and focused on carp fishing the hybrid feeder with micro pellet and washed out waffters at distance. Danny landed 12 carp for a total weight of 119-07-00 ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Barston Lakes Saturday 23rd February 2019

A full 60 peg sell out again for the last but one of the Golden Rod Feeder Qualifiers. Conditions for the match looked favourable with just a gentle breeze and highs of around 14C.That being said, Barston is a shallow lake and water temperatures were still very cold. The resident carp refused to feed and the bream were also difficult to catch. Winner on the day was Stephen Taylor from peg 16. Steve fished a cage feeder finding some decent skimmers to weigh in 28-15-00 to dead reds and worm. Second on the day was Kevin Hall from peg 14 ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Southfield Lakes Saturday 16th February 2019

A 60 peg sell out yet again. Conditions were good with highs of around 10C and a gentle breeze. Water temperatures however were very low, making bites difficult from the resident bream and roach. Overall winner today was Alan Taylor (Team Dons Wickersley) who fished the open end feeder with pinkie hook bait landing 9-04-00 of roach and skimmers. Alan progresses to the March Grand Final. Second overall was Dave Walker with 8-15-00 of roach and skimmers. Dave fished the open ender, fishing maggot and pinkie hook baits. Third on the day was Danny Wilson (Leigh Tackle and Bait) Who ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Tamar Lakes Saturday 16th February 2019

A sell out qualifier at the popular Tamar Lakes gave 60 anglers the chance to qualify for the March Grand Final. Conditions were favourable with temperatures of around 10C with little or no breeze. That being said, water temperatures were very low and the roach and bream shoals were reluctant to feed. Overall winner was Paul Greenwood (MS Angling) with 13-00-00 of roach and skimmers and a few lake bream. Paul caught on the feeder, fished at 20m and later finding a few good bream at 40m. Paul caught on maggot and pinkies to clinch his place in the March ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Larford Lakes Saturday 9th February 2019

Again, a 60 peg sell-out but as always, some anglers didn’t show despite the favourable conditions. Temperature on the day was 10C with a light breeze. Winner on the day was Mark O’Neill (Larford) who drew peg 3 on the Specimen Lake. Mark chose to fish the method at distance with waffter hook baits, landing carp and bream to weigh 69-13-00 to clinch a place in the March Grand Final. Second placed Matt Godfrey (Guru) also progresses to the Grand Final with a weight of 52-12-00 of carp and bream from peg 27 on the Specimen Lake. Matt fished the ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Barston Lakes Saturday 26th January 2019

A full 60 peg sell out turned out at the popular Barston Lakes. Conditions on the day gentle breeze with highs of around 6C. Winner today was retailer, Martin Taylor (H.T. Angling) who drew peg 17. Martin approach was the method feeder and waffters fished at distance which rewarded him with carp and F1’s for a weight of 59-13-00 and a place in the March final. 2nd overall was Ivan Winch from peg 16. Clearly an area where a few fish were held up and the method fished long with waffters produced 54-08-00 of carp just 5lbs behind the winner ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Decoy Lakes Saturday 19th January 2019

60 peg ticket sell out although, due to freezing conditions, 10 anglers failed to show. The match went ahead even though the weather forecast tipped sub-zero temperatures. Fortunately, the temperatures remained above freezing so the ice breakers stayed in the cars. Winner today with a fine weight of 92-01-00 was Marcus Frost who drew peg 21 on Oak Lake. Marcus fished the method feeder with waffters and pellet, landing quality carp to book his place in the March Grand Final. Second on the day was Paul Cook (Frenzee) who drew peg 23 on the Elm Lake. Paul fished the method ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Larford Lakes Saturday 12th January 2019

60 peg sell-out for this latest qualifier, conditions for the match were difficult with highs of just 4C, no breeze and very low water temperatures. Needless to say bites were difficult to come by. Most of the field found the first two hours the most productive with odd carp to double figures and a few quality bream to both the method and open end feeder. Winner today was Martin Eddis (Larford) who drew peg 80 on the Specimen Lake. Martin fished the Method at distance with small waffter hook baits, landing carp to 15lbs plus a few skimmers to weigh ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Barston Lakes Saturday 5th January 2019

Again another full house of 60 anglers competing for a place in the March 2019 Grand Final. Conditions on the day were not favourable with near flat calm conditions and highs of just 3C. Needless to say, bites were hard to come by with the resident carp and bream reluctant to feed. Winner on the day and progressing to the final was Paddy McMahon (Pip Pellets) who drew 124. Paddy fished the hybrid feeder at distance with washed out waffter hook baits, landing 4 carp and a few skimmers to weigh in 28-08-00. Second placed Nick Roberts drew peg 112 ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Larford Lakes Saturday 29th December 2018

This additional qualifier supported by 33 anglers made up for the shortfall of anglers from the previous Gold Valley qualifier. Conditions on the day were a mild 11C, overcast with a north-westerly breeze. The lakes were clear, as a substantial amount of rain had started to restore levels towards winter normal. Surprisingly, the resident bream failed to show in any numbers and quality carp became the main target. Winner today and progressing to the March Grand final was Mavers’ Dave Burley. Dave drew peg 82 and fished a small hybrid feeder fished at around 40 yds with mini boilie hook ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Larford Lakes Saturday 22nd December 2018

Another 60 peg sellout. Conditions today were wet but fairly warm with highs of around 10C. It was debatable, today as to where it would be won as all week, both lakes were wind and rain lashed with levels starting to creep back to normal winter levels. Winner today with a comfortable overall win was Steve Seabourne who drew peg 30 on the Match Lake. Steve fished a small hybrid feeder close to the weed bed, fishing corn and waffters on the hook, landing 131-03-00 of carp and F1’s to progress to the March 2019 Grand Final. Second overall was ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Decoy Lakes Saturday 15th December 2018

A qualifier for what can only be said as for the brave. Conditions today were awful with highs of just 3C, a gale force wind and driving icy rain. 50 anglers braved these almost impossible conditions and it was Maver / Dynamite Baits rod Simon Skelton who won the day with an impressive 141-02-00. Simon drew peg 22 on Oak and fished a small cage feeder loaded with micro pellet and double corn hook bait to land quality carp for a comfortable win and a place in the March Grand Final. In second place was Jon Arthur (Matrix) who drew ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Southfield Reservoir Saturday 8th December 2018

A full 60 peg sell out fished at the popular Southfield Reservoir. Conditions were favourable with overcast conditions, a little rain and highs of around 12C. Winner today and progressing to the grand final was Lee Addy (Drennan North West) who drew peg 36. Lee caught on the open end feeder, fished at around 50m with worm hook bait and feeding dead reds and a pinch of chopped worms through the feeder landing bream and skimmers to weigh a level 17-00-00. 2nd overall was Kevin Hall from peg 21 who also fished the traditional cage feeder fished at 50m with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Barston Lakes Saturday 1st December 2018

A sellout 60 pegs yet again proving the popularity and support of this prestigious event. Conditions today were fairly mild and overcast with highs of around 14C. Winner today was Lee Kerry (Preston / Sonu Baits) who drew peg 19. Lee fished long with the method feeder and waffters landing carp, bream and F1’s to weigh 81-00-00 and secure his place in the March 2019 final. 2nd overall was Paddy McMahon who drew peg 16. He also fished long with the method and waffters pushing Lee Kerry right to the wire with 80-02-00 just 14oz short of a win and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Southfield Saturday 24th November 2018

A full house of 60 anglers booked onto the popular Southfield venue. Conditions today were cool with highs of just 6C and a stiff breeze. On many of the pegs, the fish totally shut up shop and other sections were decided by very low weights. That being said, a superb weight of 30-04-00 of bream was recorded by overall match winner, Mark Turner (Halkon Hunt) who drew peg 17. Mark makes his way to his second Golden Rod final by catching some quality bream on the worm hook bait to the open end feeder cast to 50m. Second on the ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Carr Mill Sunday 18th November 2018

Golden rod feeder 18th Nov A sell out 60 pegger for this latest qualifier. Conditions were cold with a heavy overnight frost. It was always going to be difficult putting a weight together with such a drop in seasonal temperatures and needless to say the conditions did effect the weights. Winner on the day was John Turnock (St Hellen’s Tackle & Bait) who drew peg 153. John fished the method at distance alternating between boilies, pellet and dead reds. This produced a run of skimmers and bream putting a level 12lbs on the scales. 2nd overall was Jim Evans (DH ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Lindholme Lakes Saturday 10th November 2018

Heavy overnight rain, temperatures of just 9C and a strong wind made for difficult conditions for this latest Golden Rod Feeder qualifier. 52 anglers were booked onto this match with Bonsai, Laurels and Loco Lakes in play. Winner today was Ben Fisk (Matrix Dynamite) who drew peg 5 on Loco. Ben fished the pellet feeder casting under arm to both left and right of his peg catching F1’s and a single decent carp. Fishing a 6mm Dynamite hard pellet as hook bait, Ben went on to land 99-05-00. 2nd on the day was Alex Dockerty (Drennan) from peg 19 on ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Carr Mill Sunday 4th November 2018

A sellout 60 pegs for this Sunday's Golden Rod Qualifier. Conditions were cool with a stiff breeze. Winner and progressing to the March Grand Final was Richard Pennington who drew peg 90. Richard fished the method feeder with ground bait and fished pellet and dead reds to catch bream and skimmers to weigh 19-08-00. Second placed Charlie Simpson has already qualified so used his ticket to fish for the pools on the day. Charlie drew peg 91 and fished the hybrid feeder at distance using waffter hook baits catching bream and skimmers to weigh 19-02-00. Third in the frame was ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Gold Valley Lakes | Saturday 27th October 2018

Gold valley, Saturday 27th October A poor turn out for the third qualifier of the Golden Rod campaign with just 33 anglers supporting this southern qualifier. As the numbers were so low, only 2 qualifiers went through to the March 2018 Grand Final. Winner on the day was Nick Howell (Daiwa) who drew peg 130. Nick fished the hybrid feeder long to the rope landing 11 carp & F1’s for a total weight of 99-12-00. Nick fished dead reds and waffters. Second overall was Adam Lee (Bag’em) from peg 124. Adam fished the method wrapped in ground bait and cage ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Boddington Reservoir | Saturday 20th October 2018

A full 60 peg sell out for the second qualifier of the series. Conditions were favourable with a gentle breeze and highs of around 16C. Winner, and making his way to the Grand Final in March was Martin Harrell who drew peg 97. Martin fished at distance with a hybrid feeder and ringers waffters landing 146-00-00 of carp 2nd on the day was Chris Pavlou with 126-08-00 from peg 100. Chris also fished at distance with the hybrid feeder and waffters netting some quality carp. 3rd to the frame was Wayne Robinson who drew peg 85. Again, the hybrid feeder ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Patshull Park | Saturday 29th September 2018

Conditions were favourable with a gentle breeze and highs of around 16C Winner on the day was John Vernon (Elton Tackle) who drew peg 56. John fished at around 20m with the open end feeder with worm landing 33-03-00 of roach and skimmers. 2nd on the day was Kevin Hall (Matrix N/W) who drew peg 53. Kevin caught at 40m with the open end feeder feeding worm & caster and fishing dead reds as hook bait to land 25-15-00 3d to the frame was Richard Lawson (Total Angling) from peg 45. Rich caught short on the open ender landing 25-03-00 ...
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