Qualifiers to Date

Golden Rod Feeder | Larford Lakes | Saturday 10th March 2018

Conditions today were near perfect with just a gentle breeze and highs of 12C Needless to say the 60 peg sellout final round fished well with some massive weights recorded. Winner on the day was Phil Canning (Frenzee) who drew peg 82 on the Specimen Lake.Phil fished the method short with waffters landing carp to 18 lbs running away with the match overall weighing 217-04-00. 2nd placed Tony Meissner (Marukyu) drew peg 78 on the Specimen Lake and fished the method short with waffters landing 141-09-00 of quality carp. 3rd on the day was Golden Reel Champion Stu Fotheringham (Daiwa) ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Southfield | Saturday 24th February 2018

The 19th Golden Rod qualifer was fished today at Southfield reservoir. Again, it was a complete sell out. Conditions were not favourable with a freezing easterly wind and hard frost overnight. It was only the wind that kept the lake free from ice and fishing was always going to be difficult. Needless to say, very few fish were caught. Winner overall was Trevor Renwick with 5lbs 15oz. Trevor caught just two bream. Trevor fished a cage feeder at 60m with a little piece of worm tipped with a couple of pinkies from peg 46. 2nd on the day was Matt ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Barston Lakes | Saturday 17th February 2018

A full 60 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Conditions were cold & wet for the first half of the match and pegging had to be changed due to ice in certain areas. The field was impressive with a number of England feeder internationals participating. Winner on the day by a country mile was Steve Ringer (Guru / Daiwa) who drew peg 12. Clearly, this was an area where people wanted to draw and true to form, it produced the winning weight. Steve fished the method long with orange waffters and started the match well, landing a 14lb carp ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Ferry Meadows | Saturday 10th February 2018

A 60 peg sellout but due to conditions and poor fishing on the venue, a number of anglers failed to show. Conditions on the day were awful with driving rain all day and freezing temperatures. Needless to say, the weights were awful with only one angler catching a fish. The overall winner was Lee Jones (Bag'em) who drew peg 44. Lee had one single bite on the feeder landing a single roach for just 3oz. That was enough to take him through to the final in March. The remainder of the field had to draw for zone winners places and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Larford Lakes | Saturday 3rd February 2018

Again another 60 peg sellout for the 16th Golden Rod qualifier at Larford Lakes. Conditions today were difficult with rain all day and flat calm lakes. Water tempartures were only 5-6C and the air temperature was only 2-3C. Needless to say, bites were difficult to come by. Winner on the day was Ray Lamb (Colmic Bagem Larford) who drew peg 64 on the Specimen Lake. Ray fished the method feeder at 50m with pink waffters catching carp and bream to weigh 46-15-00. 2nd on the day was Paul Cook (Frenzee) who drew peg 62 on the Specimen Lake. Paul fished ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Barston Lakes | Saturday 27th January 2018

The 15th Golden Rod qualifer took place today with again a full 60 sell-out field.The 15th Golden Rod qualifer took place today with again a full 60 sell-out field. Conditions today were far from pleasant with a stiff NW wind and cool temperatures with driving rain for most of the competition. The good news was the resident bream and skimmers fed well all around the complex but bonus carp still became the target to decide the overall result. Winner on the day was Paul Wright (Dynamite / H&H) who drew peg 19. Paul fished the hybrid feeder with waffters at ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Ferry Meadows | Saturday 20th January 2018

Again all tickets were sold out but conditions prevented 10 anglers showing up. The field of 50 faced very cold conditions and the massive Ferry Meadows proved difficult to say the least. From a field of 50 anglers, only 3 fish were caught. Winner on the day was Joe Wheeldon who drew peg 40. Joe fished a cage feeder long with worm & maggot catching one single bream for 6-13-00. 2nd on the day was Jason Farmer (Tricast) who drew peg 57. Jason fished the cage feeder with worm & maggots landing a single bream for 5-02-00. 3rd placed Mihail ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Colmic / Bag’em Larford Lakes | Saturday 13th January 2018

The 13th Golden Rod qualifier took place today with another 60 peg sellout. Conditions were very difficult with freezing water temperatures and a cold north breeze. Needless to say, getting bites proved difficult. Winner on the day was Steve Seaborn (Daiwa) who drew peg 30 on the Match Lake. Steve fished the Method short with waffters to catch carp and F1's weighing 45-02-00. 2nd on the day was Perry Stone (Cresta) who drew peg 48 on the Match Lake weighing in 27-14-00.Perry caught on the pellet feeder catching F1's and carp. 3rd placed Ian Giddins (Bag'em) drew peg 18 on ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Barston Lakes | Saturday 6th January 2018

The 12th qualifier of this popular feeder series took place today at Barston Lakes and again, 60 pegs were taken. Conditions over night were not favourable and temperatures dropped to below 0C. The whole of the lake was capped with ice but thanks to the Barston staff, the ice was cleared with the help of the fishery boat. Winner on the day was Jamie Harrison (Matrix /BaitTec) who drew peg 90. Jamie found a good double figure carp on his first cast on method & waffters giving him an early bonus and a fish of around 15 lbs. Jamie then ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Larford Lakes | Saturday 23rd December 2017

Again a sell out 60 peg qualifier. Conditions were mild with no breeze. That being said, water tempratures were still very low so bites were difficult. Winner on the day overall was Matt Pillay (MAP) who drew peg 13 on the Arena Lake. Matt fished the hybrid feeder with waffters weighing in 81-04-00 of carp. 2nd on the day was Phil Briscoe (Colmic / Bag'em Larford) who drew peg 18 on the Arena Lake. Phil caught on a mini cage feeder with popped up bread to weigh 75-00-00 of carp. The bad news for Phil was that he went over ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Carr Mill | Sunday 17th December 2017

Cold temperatures and a coloured Carr Mill kept a few of the anglers away and 49 tickets that were sold for the 10th qualifier of the series. Winner on the day was Allan Harrison (St Helens AA) who drew peg 110. Allan fished the method feeder at distance and just one bite was enough to win the match. A carp of 11-08-00 was enough to scoop the pool and place him in the March Grand Final. 2nd on the day was Jim Evans (DH Angling) who caught 10-04-00 of skimmers from peg 76. Jim fished a ground bait feeder with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Colmic / Bag’em Larford Lakes | Saturday 9th December 2017

Qualifier number 9 took place on Saturday at a very cold Colmic / Bag'em Larford Lakes. Almost all the competitors turned out dispite the awful conditions. Roads blocked with heavy snow and ice but competitors still travelled from as far as Plymouth and Leeds to hopefully book their places in the March Grand Final. Winner today was Rob Wooton (Dynamite) who drew peg 48 on the Match Lake. Rob fished the pellet feeder to catch carp and F1's to weigh an impressive 82-03-00 and book his place in the final. 2nd on the day was England International Dean Barlow (Drennan) ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Barston Lakes | Saturday 2nd December 2017

A sellout 60 pegs braved out the subzero temperatures. Bites were always going to be difficult to come by but many of the field chose to brave it out and fish for carp long on the method and boilies. Very few carp were caught and it was skimmers that made up most of the section weights. That being said the winner Rob Upex (Chiltern Baits) drew peg 124 and fished the method & waffters landing 1 carp and 4 F1's to weigh 21-10-00 winning overall and placing himself in the March Final. 2nd on the day was Simon Wilmore (Rive) ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Carr Mill | Sunday 26th November 2017

A sellout 60 pegs took place at Carr Mill today with sub zero tempratures making fishing hard for all competitors. The overall winner was Andy Burrows (Champion Feeds & St Helens AC) who drew peg 79. Andy caught at 20m on cage feeder & worm to weigh a level 20lbs of bream & roach. 2nd on the day was Mike Flanagan who drew peg 106 weighing 12-04-00 of carp & bream to worm & maggot on the cage feeder. 3rd placed Les Heyes (St Helens Tackle) drew peg 116 weighing 10-08-00 to cage feeder with worm. 4th on the day ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Southfield | Saturday 18th November 2017

The 6th Golden Rod qualifier took place at southfield. Conditions were difficult with a hard frost and falling temperatures making for a hard all round match, all that being said, a full 60 entry turned out yet again Winner overall was Paul Holmes from peg 14 weighing 26-02-00 of bream. Paul caught on groundbait feeder at 55m with dead reds. 2nd on the day was Brett Clarke Brett fished the groundbait feeder at 65m feeding chopped worm & worm on the hook to weigh 21-09-00 from peg 63 3rd placed Jason Farmer drew peg 15 fishing the ground bait feeder ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Southfield | Saturday 11th November 2017

The 5th Golden Rod Feeder championship took place today at the popular Southfield Reservoir. A sellout 60 pegs were taken up by a very tallented field of anglers including a number of England Feeder International anglers. The overall winner today was Lee Hall who drew peg 48. Fishing a cage feeder with chopped worm & dead reds, Lee fished at around 55-60m landing some quality bream to worm hook bait to weigh 27lbs 5oz. 2nd on the day was Sam Crag who drew peg 14, again fishing a cage feeder with chopped worm and dead reds on the hook. Fishing ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Carr Mill | Sunday 5th November 2017

A sell out field battled the artic conditons hoping to qualify for the big March 2018 final. Winner on the day was Richard Pennington (Garswood AC) who drew peg 90. Richard fished the method at 60m with dead reds to land a level 10lb of skimmers & roach. 2nd on the day was Lee Addy (Drennan NW) who drew peg 79 and also fished the method at distance to weigh 09-01-00. Lee also caught skimmers & roach. 3rd placed Kevin Hall (Champion Feed) drew peg 72 and fished method at 60m catching skimmers to dead reds. Kevin weighed 8-09-00. 4th ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Larford Lakes | Saturday 28th October 2017

A full sellout 60 anglers supported the third qualifier of the Golden Rod Feeder Championships. Conditions were difficult with a hard early morning frost and bright & breezy conditions all day Progressing to the final was Martin Edis who drew peg 28 on the Match Lake wighing 108-09-00. Martin caught on method feeder fishing pellet and wafters. 2nd overall on the day was Darren Cox (Garbolino) who drew peg 17 on the Specimen Lake. Darren fished long range on method catching on wafters and meat to weigh 76-03-00 and a place in the final. 3rd on the day was Andy ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Patshull Park | Saturday 21st October 2017

A near sell out of 58 anglers faced awful conditions in this latest Golden Rod Feeder championship qualifier. Gale force winds lashed the lake so pegging had to be changed for safety reasons. All that being said, those that found a little shelter caught fish and it was Richard Hoskins who won overall with the catch of small skimmers for 15lbs 10-0 Richard fished at 40 yards with a cage feeder and dead reds winning by only 1oz over the second place angler. So in second overall position it was Simon Harris who weighed in 15 lbs 9 oz. Simon ...
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Golden Rod Feeder | Patshull Park | 30th September 2017

The first Golden Rod Feeder Qualifier took place at Patshull Park. Conditions were wet and windy and the fishing proved difficult on the day. Winner overall was Graham Hallows who drew peg 46 on the hotel bank The Sensas rod fished worm & caster through a ground bait feeder at 40m and later switched to his short line catching roach and skimmers to weigh 29lbs. Graham progresses to the March Grand Final 2nd on the day was Gareth Lambert who drew peg 55 (Boats) landing 23-12-00 of skimmers & roach Gareth caught on open end feeder with chopped worm and ...
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