New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Over 55’s & Disabled Match 22.6.2017

OVER 55S AND DISABLED SILVERS ONLY MATCH RESULT HELD ON

BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 22nd JUNE 2017

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has taken place on Bridge Pool. After some seriously hot weather in the days leading up to the match a much cooler day greeted anglers this week with a stiff breeze blowing across the lake which was going to make presentation on the pole very tricky. Coming out on top this week again was Steve Dawson. Steve drew peg 8 on the road side and after a very slow start to the match gradually built his swim using maggot over micro pellet to produce a good weight of 28lb.08oz.

 FULL RESULT BELOW

place

name weight peg
1st Steve Dawson 28lb. 08oz 8
2nd Paul Barnfield 23lb. 00oz 15
3rd Rich Coles 19lb. 09oz 16
4th John Fry 17lb. 08oz 11
5th Kevin Dicks 17lb. 04oz

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New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Over 55’s & Disabled Silvers Match 8.6.2017

OVER 55S AND DISABLED SILVERS ONLY MATCH RESULT

HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 8TH JUNE 2017

 The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A wet and windy start greeted all competitors this week but with rain clearing in the afternoon but still with a brisk wind blowing all anglers caught some of the bigger bream which made for a very close match. Coming out on top this week was Paul Barnfield with a weight of 26lb 14oz from peg 10. Paul’s winning method was dead maggot over micro pellet using the pole.

FULL RESULT BELOW

place name weight peg
1st Paul Barnfield 26lb.14oz 10
2nd John Fry 21lb.00oz 7
3rd Dave Wride 20lb.00oz 32
4th Harry Muir 18lb.13oz 11
5th Pete Greenslade 18lb.08oz 24

 

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Over 55’s & Disabled Match 25.5.2017

OVER 55’s AND DISABLED SILVERS ONLY MATCH RESULT HELD

ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 25th MAY 2017

The latest round of the over 55s and disabled match series has been held on Bridge Pool. An absolutely beautiful day greeted all competitors which could have made for a very difficult match. Steve Dawson who won the last match was the winner again and unbelievably he drew the same peg and won with the exact same weight. (what are the odds of that). Steve drew peg 29 and had a very slow start fishing soft pellet on the deck with little success. After a couple of hours Steve started loose feeding maggots at 13 metres and started to catch small roach and perch up in the water and gradually the bigger skimmers started to feed and Steve caught steadily for the rest of the match finishing with a weight of 32lb.00oz.

Full result below

place name weight peg
1st Steve Dawson 32lb.00oz 29
2nd Hugh Evans 28lb.02oz 28
3rd Kevin Dicks 22lb.15oz 3
4th Chris Rolfe 22lb.12oz 14
5th John Fry 18lb.12oz 11

 

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Over 55’s & Disabled Match 11.5.2017

The latest round of the over 55s and disabled match has been held on Bridge Pool. Conditions were against the anglers today with bright sunshine and light winds making it difficult to get the fish feeding. The runaway winner this week was Steve Dawson fishing from peg 29 with a fantastic weight of 32lb. Steve caught skimmers to 1.5lb in the first half of the match on 6mm expander pellet over pre soaked 2mm pellet. After a few hours Steve’s bites started to tail off so he changed to fishing maggot up in the water to continue building his winning weight. Full result below

place name weight peg
1st Steve Dawson 32lb.00oz 29
2nd Paul Barnfield 12lb.12oz 26
3rd Alan Jones 12lb.06oz 19
4th Chris Rolfe 11lb.10oz 15
5th John Smith 11lb.09oz 3

 

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT 30.3.17

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT HELD ON

WITHY POOL THURSDAY 30TH MARCH 2017

The first round of the over 55 and disabled match series 2017 has taken place on Withy Pool. The weather conditions were perfect today which made for a good competition. The winner of the first match of the series with a fantastic weight of 151lb 15oz was John Smith from peg 58. John caught 21 carp up to 15lb on pellet and meat tight to the island. Second was Chris Rolfe with 58lb 01oz from peg 59 and third was Pete Greenslade with 52lb 15oz from peg 57.

FULL RESULT BELOW

place name weight peg
1st John Smith 151lb-15oz 58
2nd Chris Rolfe 58lb-01oz 59
3rd Pete Greenslade 52lb-15oz 57

SILVERS RESULT

place name weight peg
1st Mike Nicholls 13lb-05oz 72
2nd Dave Gillard 9lb-04oz 54
3rd Hugh Evans 8lb-10oz 53

 

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

SILVER SERIES FINAL MATCH 16.3.2017

ROUND SIX OF THE BATHAMPTON AA  SILVER SERIES

HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 16TH MARCH 2017

Well at last decent conditions for the final match with everything to play for between the top 5.

The match itself was won by Steve Dawson with 26lb 8oz off peg 15. Steve started the match catching roach and chub on caster but bites tailed off after a couple of hours. Steve then changed tacticts and fed a pot of maggots which produced quality skimmers on and off for the the remainder of the match although it did slow down in the last hour.

2nd –  Dave Wilmott with 24lb 6oz peg29

3rd – Dave Wride with 23lb 13oz peg 6

joint 4th and 5th 23lb 12oz was Tony Rixon and John Fuidge off pegs 8 and 28 respectively.

The series winner was Callum Dicks with 9 points, joint second with 10 points each was Mike Nicholls and Steve Dawson but Mike takes second place on weight (76lb 12oz to 73lb 13oz),  so Steve finished 3rd, Tony Rixon 4th with 11 points and Dave Wride 5th with 12 points. Really close and the final result wasn’t decided until the last match.

See below for full results over the six match series

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Silver Series round 5 2.3.2017

ROUND FIVE OF THE BATHAMPTON AA SILVER SERIES HELD

ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 2ND MARCH 2017

The penultimate round of the silver series held on Bridge Pool at the Dave Crookes fishery Hunstrete has taken place. The weather yet again was against anglers this week with strong winds blowing for the whole match which made presentation of baits for those using the pole very difficult. Paul Barnfield came out on top this week with a fantastic weight of 16lb 01oz. Paul caught skimmers up to 1lb using feeder and waggler tactics, most of Paul’s fish came on maggot over small balls of ground bait. Second was Steve Dawson with a weight of 13lb 06oz and third was Rich Coles with a weight of 10lb 09oz. With only one match left in the six match series Mike Nicholls leads the way with 7 points. Callum Dicks is in second place with 8 points and Steve Dawson and Tony Rixon are joint third with 9 points. It’s all to play for in the final match of the series.

FULL RESULT OF MATCH 5 BELOW

PLACE NAME WEIGHT
1st Paul Barnfield 16lb-01oz
2nd Steve Dawson 13lb-06oz
3rd Rich Coles 10lb-09oz
4th Mike Nichols 9lb-10oz
5th Steve Tanner 8lb-12oz
New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Silver Series round 4 16.2.17

ROUND FOUR OF THE BATHAMPTON AA SILVER SERIES HELD ON

BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY 2017

 The latest round of the silver series has been held on Bridge Pool. The weather was much better than in previous weeks with a dry and bright day. The water temperatures are still very low which made it difficult for some anglers to get bites as the fish are still not very active. Over the past couple of weeks there seems to be a pattern of fish feeding for 1-2 hours then they go off the feed and bites become hard to come by. Coming out on top this week was John Fuidge with a fantastic weight of 22lb 07oz of mainly skimmers. John caught most of his fish on maggot over ground bait and micro pellet. Second place went to Steve Dawson with 18lb 00oz. And third was Dave Wride with 15lb 15oz.  

Place Name Weight  
1st John Fuidge 22lb.07oz  
2nd Steve Dawson 18lb.00oz  
3rd Dave Wride 15lb.15oz  
4th Tony Rixon 14lb.00oz  
5th Des Shipp 13lb.05oz  
6th Chris Rolfe 12lb.14oz  

 

New Stock Bridge Pool 2

Silver Series Match 2.2.17

ROUND 3 OF THE SILVER SERIES HELD ON BRIDGE POOL AT THE

DAVE CROOKES FISHERY HUNSTRETE THURSDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2017

The latest round of the silver series has been held on Bridge Pool. An extremely windy and dry day greeted competitors this week which would make for a difficult match for all. The water was coloured but due to the wind competitors found it very difficult to present baits as they would like. Mike Nicholls finished top of the pile this week with a fantastic weight of 28lb 4oz. Mike drew peg 19 which was sheltered from the wind with relatively calm water in front of him he went on to catch tench up to 4lb perch to 1lb skimmers to 2lb and roach to 1lb. Mike caught most of his fish on maggot over ground bait and caster. Second was Steve Tanner with 11lb 7oz from peg 8 and third was Steve Dawson with 10lb 12 0z from peg 26.

 FULL RESULT BELOW

place name weight peg
1st Mike Nicholls 28lb 4oz 19
2nd Steve Tanner 11lb 7oz 8
3rd Steve Dawson 10lb 12oz 26
4th Tony Rixon 10lb 10oz 5
5th John Smith 10lb 2oz 15

BAA Box Brook

Please find below a roundup of 2016 season:

Catch data (2015 in brackets) :-

Returns received : 24 (20) from a possible 38 (42)
Number of fish recorded : 337 (471)
Brown Trout 241 (317) : Grayling 96 (154) : Rainbow Trout 0 (0)

Shockerwick (16th Oct – 31st Dec) : Grayling – Nil reported (15)

Largest fish: a brown trout of 1.5lb : two grayling, one approx 2 to 3lb and one of 42cm (photo attached).
Fish were caught on a wide range of artificials from midges, olives, mayfly, nymph patterns, shrimp etc. etc.

April fishing proved very productive for one member – other returns show he probably had the brook to himself, catching 29 trout from 0.5lb to 1.5lb and a grayling approx. 1.5 lb all taking a g/hd ptn. Members choosing not to fish until at least May missed some good early season sport.

The trout season is a short one – best to get fishing early on before bankside growth gets going; access to the brook will be clearer; fish a heavy nymph deep if water levels are high with fast flows.

May and June saw more anglers out and the most fish caught – mayfly patterns being the favoured choice and most successful. Frustratingly though, as every season, the trout became very picky at times and flogging away with the dry could be less productive than fishing with a nymph or emergent mayfly, or a change to a small dry olive or caddis.

Low summer flows made for hard fishing and many stayed away from the brook. Daytime fishing found the fish absent altogether from their usual lies in the fast runs, now running slow and shallow. Those who fished into the evening caught well on small caddis, small olives and emergent patterns.

Most anglers did not fish late season, but opportunities were missed with trout still feeding well and grayling coming into their prime and ready to take a weighted nymph sub-surface.

The team of volunteers led by Nick Maggs (nickmaggs@hotmail.com) carried out essential clearance and improvement work during the year but much more could be achieved if more members gave up a little of their time to assist. This activity is good exercise and a chat with fellow brook fishers brings useful tips on the fishing.

The ‘riverfly monitoring’ small team kept up monthly sampling at Shockerwick and Box during 2016. This vital sampling and identification work picks up early onset of deteriorating water quality. Results for 2016 showed no deterioration.

In summary – Catch totals were down on previous seasons, possibly because members for one reason or another fished less often. Also an otter seen at Shockerwick may have spooked the fish if it stayed for a while. However, with all fish reportedly in good condition the indications are the fishery is in good health.

Given fair conditions members have much to look forward to this coming season, but must however remain ever vigilant of threats to the well being of the brook and its wildlife.

M/ship and permit renewals as my e-mail of 1st January.

Tight lines,

Adrian Wallace