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Monday, 27 January 2020

2020 - Wigston Angling Society Colmic sponsored series - Round 1 - January 26th

After a great breakfast at the Manor Restaurant , Glen Parva the draw was made and some 40 anglers were in for this one , the first of a 6 match series . The river was chosen as an alternative to the Canal which is normally fished however recent results have seen poor returns . The WAS have contacted the authorities for advice on this matter but it appears there are many canals in similar situations - as the year progresses expect a return to form .



The days top rod was COLMIC WIGSTON AC Tom Pringle with a tremendous catch of 33lb , 10 or 11 Bream ?



Peg 10 was mine and after a 150 yards walk i was 3 pegs past the Middleton street bridge .



Bob Ashford was to my right on peg 9 . On peg 8 was Mr.Hodghill who had the misfortune of an elderly gentleman break his no4 section trying to step over the pole. He was asked politely to wait until he shipped out but that fell on deaf ears - minus one no4 section , not the best of starts, the guy thought it was made our metal was his comment !!!



To my left was Wayne Nixon on peg 11


Will it , won't it ?


Opposite was tree feature in the water , looked dangerous for a creature , will it ?



SENSAS Luis 0.75gr for Perch


Another Perch rig line using a SENSAS CCX3 0.75gr


Far shelf MAS-CL 0.4gr


Main attack line for Punch / caster was a MAS-JO2 0.6gr






The day sped by when you dont catch or even get a bite - i must have tried everything and added further rigs . Got first fish in start of last hour and adde 2 more , all Perch , just ounces . Put back and enjoyed watching Bob to my right land 2 exceptional Bream .



Peg 7 was The 'Kirts'  3-15


Peg 6 Mick Carr with 4-14



Colmic front man Adam Nurse with 5-14 on peg 5


Storming catch from Brian Hoyle on peg 4 with 15-1 of Big Perch , two of them were 2-7 , there was 9 large stripey's altogether.


Simon Harper on peg 3 next to the bridge with a good weight of 6-7 and another brown envelope


Peg 2 for Chris Close (he knows this area well ) with a hard earned 4-4



Back at the Manor and COLMIC UK Manager Adam Nurse gave us the results





Top man and the biggest winning envelope



Results sheets




Sunday, 5 January 2020

2019 - MAS day out at HACKETTS small pool

Dave Allen organised a match over in Robin Hood land right next to Holm Pierpoint at a private water called Hacketts Pools , we fished the smaller one of the two pools .
When arriving after a great breakfast at the cafe on Daleside Road it was clear the rains over the last few months had taken its toll on the fields with many still holding a saturation of water . The movement from the cars to the pegs was short yet ultra slippy , but we made it as nobody decided a trolley option due to the ground condition .






Me on Peg 1 , Mick Peg 2 , Steve on Peg 3 and Dave on Peg 4 . Fished 09:30- 14:30



Dave and Mick discussing tactics


Steve ready for the of







End of the 5 hours and it was a bite a drop all day

Dave with 11.5lb
Steve with 12.5lb
Mick with 8lb
me with 14.5lb

Incredible water with so many species , today we had : roach , rudd , dace , gudgeon , skimmer , Perch , Ruffe .















We had a wind all day from the left so 11/13m fishing was tough . Eventually i went from 11m to top 3 and top 4 fishing in about 3 feet of water . Talking with Dave we could have another match on there later in the spring next time on the larger pool . In the summer they have weights on waggler up to 100lb in Summer of Roach and bream/skimmers ! This has to be on the list !





Sunday, 29 December 2019

2019 - Wigston AC Mick Holohan memorial match 29th December

The Mick Holohan memorial match is a must do in the match calendar as its always the last match of the year plus its for a great cause and the great bloke it states .
The match was switched to the canalised section at Aylestone as the South Wigston canal had current poor form but that hopefully should be short lived.

The meeting place for this days great event is the Manor Restaurant for a hearty breakfast and massive chat with all the expectant piscatorials .





Tom Pringle , Chris Marks and Joe Oakes the Wigston table












The draw and my hand stuck to PEG1 ..........end peg , surely a winner !?!?!?!




To my right was the confluence of the natural Soar with the canal in the background



To my left was COLMIC SOAR TACKLE rod Chris Close






The match:

Well i could have not tried any harder as i left no option unturned as i tried repeatedly to extract a bonus or two or more fish out of my peg. I tried laying on , holding back at 3/4 across over bait dropper deads and worm , feeder far side , feeder near side, running and holding back. All for 1-2 which was a pitiful return for a hard days concentration .

Good friend Chris Close was so unlucky to drop a Bream and catch a Pike on worm . Past the bridge on pegs 3 and 4 the fishing faired better , much better , in fact a different world better , in fact the days 1st and 2nd places out of a field of some 46 anglers !



John Borkway on peg 3 had an outstanding catch of fish for 9-5 for 2nd place individual including this stripey of 3-7 !!!




His overall catch included further stripeys and roach




COLMIC WIGSTON AC Tom Pringle was the days top man on peg 4 with 11-1 including 4 stripeys and a skimmer and back up of roach



Paul Taylor with a 3rd place with 7-1




Back to the Manor Restaurant and beer and hard luck stories .











Paul Taylor ...........never away from the coin ......3rd on the day with 7-1


Top dog Tom Pringle ...........did he buy a round !?





Great day for the BROWNING BENNETTS quartet ........anybody seen Paul Greensmith ?




Scores on the boards



Well , simply a marvellous day organised by COLMIC UK manager Adam Nurse and his team. The weights were spectacular in parts and below average in others but that is fishing as there are no guarantees .