18th Feb 2009
Sea Anglers can expect a few more fish during the day with plaice starting to show from Eastney, Hayling and Stokes Bay with fish to 3lbs being landed the past week. Ragworm and limpet are a good bait cocktail while crab and razor fish will also work. Along with plaice there will also be bass and a few flounders landed as anglers look forward to the spring. Night tides are producing whiting, pout, rockling and bass as the match reports show but as soon as we get a good SouthWesterly blow then there should be more fish landed as the water colours and some food such as shellfish and crabs gets washed ashore.
Gosport and District AC Championships, Gilkicker
Andy Shepley won the latest Gosport club match with three pout, two rockling and a whiting for a weight of 650gms while his 280gm whiting took the heaviest fish pool putting a few bob in his pocket. Runner up Colin Morris landed 2 whiting and 2 pout for 450gms and Dave Ellis landed a brace of whiting weighing 360gms for third spot.
Results: 1 st Andy Shepley 650gms, 2 nd Colin Morris 450gms, 3 rd Dave Ellis 360gms, 4 th Clive Jones 220gms, 5 th John Richardson Snr. 180gms, 6 th Ian Gaye 140gms.
Allan’s Marine Super League, Eastney
The first round of the 6 month Super League saw 30 anglers along Eastney beach landing bass, whiting, pout, dabs and flounder with 22 anglers recording 80 fish between them. Winner on the night was John Brown who landed 8 fish for a weight of 2lbs 8.5ozs with Steve Carter runner up with 7 fish weighing 1lb 14.25ozs and Kim Andrews landed 5 fish weighing 1lb 7ozs for third spot.
Results: 1 st John Brown 2-8-8, 2 nd Steve Carter 1-14-4, 3 rd Kim Andrews 1-7-0, 4 th Martin Mogridge 1-5-8, 5 th Mark Barnett 1-3-8, 6 th Nick Pateman 1-1-0.
The next match is at Stokes Bay on Tuesday February 24 th with the usual fishing times of 8.00pm till 12.00 midnight. The match is fished as an open with prizes for the heaviest bag and the heaviest fish caught, give Kim Andrews a call on 02392470514 for details.
Drayton AC Midweek League, Eastney
The local Drayton Angling Club hold regular midweek and weekend matches and the latest midweeker at Eastney saw Steve Carter pick up the winnings with a weight of 2lbs 1oz with Mark Barnett runner up with 1lb 3.5ozs and Nick Pateman just behind with 1lb 3ozs. There are still a few whiting, rockling and small bass being caught at night to keep the rod tips nodding with rag and lug the best baits so if you fancy a go at beach fishing with the local club give Jim Griffiths a call on 02392787210.
MBK Junior Matches 2009
MBK Leisures is a father and daughter run coarse fishery with four sites in Greatham, Liss, Rake and Wishanger. Each year they run junior open fishing matches for children 16 years and under and their aim is to teach them a sport, hobby and get them in the fresh air making new friends along the way, getting them off the streets and out of trouble. The matches start in April and run through to October. Last year and this year have been extremely successful, with over 90 children booking in, averaging 20 to 30 kids at each match. As well as the results being in the News and other local papers the local radio station Delta FM gives them a slot on Saturday afternoons to announce the winners and their winning weights as does Keith Arthur on Talk Sport every Sunday morning. The kids also got on Sky Sports last year on a fishing programme called Tight Lines and again this year on our local ITV channel Meridian. All of the helpers give their time and venues freely including teaching and coaching novices and the less experienced and all of the kids go home with a prize at the end of each match. The better they do the better the prize! If you would like to see previous results visit the website www.mbkleisures.co.uk under results (juniors), there are photos of the proud kids with their catches on the gallery and you can also see the video clip from Sky Sports and Meridian TV.
Allan’s Marine Super League, Pagham
Usually a venue worth the drive from Portsmouth and Southampton but whether it was the Northerly bitter winds with sleet or just that the fish didn’t know that they were supposed to be there nobody knows but it was a slow match. Ian Hills from Havant only needed 2 fish to win this round against 25 other anglers he landed a dogfish of 1lb 8ozs along with a small whiting he recorded 1lb 13 ½ ozs and picked up the winners spoils and the heaviest fish pool. Luckily the league is fished to weight to measure rules with all the fish returned alive so we managed to get a result and in runner up spot was Andy Gunn with 2 fish for 6 ½ ozs and Gavin Martin in third spot with 4 ½ ozs. Leading the league with 13 points is Andy Gunn from Southampton with Mark Barnett from Portsmouth runner up with 20 points. With the conditions causing the fishing to be so patchy this could all change with the next match at Eastney on 17 th April. As usual all the matches are run as opens, give Allan’s Marine a call on 023 92671833 to book a peg. As usual all the league results can be viewed at www.allansmarine.co.uk.
Mark Samson Bass
Marc Samson from North End in Portsmouth can thank a Good Samaritan for this great brace of bass from the Tipner Shore after breaking his spade while digging his bait. Marc thought he’d dig some lug and rag from Tipner and fish the flooding tide but calamity struck when he broke the handle of his spade but luckily another angler was also digging and gave Marc a handful of worms which were put to good use with these silver torpedoes that tipped the scales at 5lbs 2ozs and 2lbs 13ozs.
Hambrook Fishery 4 th Fly Fishing Open
Fished as a friendly competition for a few mates turned into a full bloodied match with 22 anglers casting their flies for a brace of fish with the heaviest weight winning. Roy Collery from Birdham took a great brace of rainbows tipping the scales at 11lbs exactly and taking the winners trophy with “new boy” Terry Watson from Stamshaw, who has only been fluff chucking for a few months, runner up with 9 ½ lbs and 11 year old James Ellis from Gosport in third spot with 6 ½ lbs. Hambrook comprise of 2 lakes, one trout and the other for carp fishermen, give water manager Kevin a call on for dayticket details.
Eastney Beach Report
Hayling Island Angling instructer and local sea fishing reporter Adrian Farley and some freinds from the Total Sea Fishing Web Forum had a blinder of a day at Eastney and Southsea Beach, fishing for the Plaice that arrive at this time of year.
With good tides and calm Sea conditions the setting was perfect for a bumper day, top rod on the day went to local angler Lee Wilton from Leigh Park with a bag containing four fish the biggest weighing in at 3lb that came with another of 2lb on the same rig.
Next on the board was the knockup organiser Adrian Farley with a fine speciman spotty of 3lb-13oz that came at distance on a wishbone rig baited with ragworm and crab cocktail.
Not to be out done on the day it was Surrey angler Paul Rivers turn to land a personal best flattie of 3lb-7oz. All fish were weighed, photographed and then released alive, and it must be said that these conservation minded fishermen must be congratulated for the fact that they are fishing for the sport and not just for their own ego's.
Allan’s Marine Beach Festival
The Allan’s Marine 2007 Beach Open is being held on March 4 th along Southsea and Eastney beaches with the draw and presentation at Southsea Caravan Park and anyone wanting to fish should phone and book a peg now. There is a maximum of 200 pegs and £1000 first prize for the heaviest bag along with section prizes and optional heaviest fish pools, to book a peg give Allan’s Marine a call on 023 92671833.
NFSA Wessex Division Junior Fish of the Month Awards
The Wessex Division of the National Federation of Anglers has just announced the winners of their latest junior fish of the month awards, which are supported by Hansfords of Fareham. Thirteen-year-old Samantha Bailey who is a member of Poole based Albion SFC came out on top with a 2-10 flounder caught from the shores of Poole harbour while 15-year-old Ollie Hopkins from New Milton came second with a 1-13 flounder caught from the shore at Lymington. In third position was 15-year-old Steven Humm who is a member of the Lymington club with a 9-9 cod caught off the Needles.
All clubs within the region should note that the Wessex Division NFSA AGM will be held on March 23 at the St Leonard’s Hotel near Ringwood starting at 7.30pm, all club are requested to send at least two delegates, NFSA Individual members may also attend.
Bournemouth & District SAA Open, 66 pegs.
Quality shone through in this years Bournemouth & District beach open with England internationals picking up first and second places and another taking the heaviest round fish pools. The match is fished to measure and release rules and Chris Clark from Lymington landed six fish, a mixture of pout, rockling and flounders, which measured 132cms for a comfortable win and pocketed the £250 first prize. In runner up spot was Darren Phillips, a Pompey exile who now lives in Andover, with fish measuring 115cms. The match held along Branksome beach saw plenty of flounders landed and Pete Christopher from Poole landed the longest flounder measuring 42cms with Chris Ellis runner up with a fish measuring 39cms. England International Ian Golds from Havant showed his bass catching forte with the only bass landed measuring 52cms pocketing nearly £70 for his troubles. Thanks to Simon Barber at Wessex Angling in Poole for sponsoring the event.
Results: 1 st Chris Clark 132cms, 2 nd Darren Phillips 115cms, 3 rd Chris Ellis 100cms, Alan McGuinness 81cms.
England beach international Ian Golds from Havant showed his bass catching prowess with this silver bullet that won him £66 in the Bournemouth Open.
Ian Golds Bass
Allan’s Marine Super League
Weston Shore 30/1/07
The sea angling at this time of the year on the South coast venues is always going to be scratching with the demise of the flounder and just 1 fish can make a big difference, infact in may lead to a win. Luckily there were a few fish to be caught along Weston Shore in Southampton in the 1st Super League match of 2007 and Steve Death from Southampton landed 5 fish for a weight of 3lbs ¾ ozs. Death caught flounders bass and pout and he also managed the heaviest fish, a flounder weighing 1lb 8ozs. The fish caught are measured, witnessed by the angler on the next peg, and then released and then a conversion chart is used to get a final weight. This allows all of the fish, apart from those kept for the table, to be let free to fight another day. Runner up was Dave Edwards with 3 fish for 2lbs 3ozs and Darren Crammer in third spot with 1lb 10ozs. The league has a points system now that is calculated on 1 point for the winner, 2 points for 2nd etc with those blanking getting 5 points added and 10 points for those league members not showing and the best 5 out of 6 matches to count. The next match is at Hayling Island, book in at Eastoke Corner, fishing from 8.00pm till 12.00 midnight and all the matches are fished as open’s as well as a league, give Allan’s Marine a call to book a peg on 023 92671833.
Results: 1st Steve Death 3-0-12, 2nd Dave Edwards 2-3-0, 3rd Darren Crammer 1-10-0, 4th Dave Ware 1-4-0, 5th Steve Carter 1-2-0, 6th Mike Delaney 1-0-0.
The weather may have been atrocious for boat anglers of late but those that have managed to get outside of the sheltered harbours have been rewarded with good cod, whiting and congers more than ready to feed. Lee Rossie from Copnor had a great day aboard Rob Hickin’s Sea Juicer in a lull in the weather landing this cracking 21lb cod in 50 foot of water by the Nab Tower. The fish had been lost a short while earlier as it still had a baited trace hanging from its mouth but Rossie made no mistake after the fish grabbed his penneled 4/0 squid baits.
Lee Rossie Cod 21lb
MBK Winter League, St. Pat’s and Coloured Ponds, 44 pegs
After the lakes were frozen over on Thursday most anglers were expecting it to be rock hard fishing but some were sat on a shoal of carp and Steve Hale (Mannings B) landed an incredible 84lbs 14ozs of carp on the bomb rod and pole. Hale was drawn on a corner peg of Pond 2 and started on the bomb with corn on the hook but after loosing fish to a snaggy lilly bed he switched to the pole and took fish to 9lbs feeding pellet and fishing corn. Pete Lemmon (MBK Allsorts) was pegged opposite and after a hectic start sport slowed down but he still managed 46lbs 4ozs of carp. Just to show how tight the fish will shoal in this weather Pete Addington (Shreks) landed 43lbs 4ozs of carp from St. Patrick’s on the bomb and the runner up only managed 7lbs, the luck is at the draw.
Results: 1 st Steve Hale (Mannings) 84-14-0, 2 nd Pete Lemmon (Allsorts) 46-4-0, 3 rd Pete Addington (Shreks) 43-4-0, 4 th Nigel Cornwell (Allsorts) 31-3-0.
Teams: 1 st Muppets 32pts, 2 nd Allan’s marine 30pts, 3 rd Jt Allsorts/Shrek both 29pts.
League: 1 st Allan’s Marine 65pts, 2 nd Muppets 62pts, 3 rd Waterlooville A 60pts, 4 th Shreks 598pts
River Avon, Royalty Report
The good sport of last week continued up until it turned cold when the sport shuddered to a chilly halt. Until then the high, warm water had encouraged to barbel to continue to feed heartily. The largest barbel reported was taken by Ron Smith who landed a 15lb 3oz barbel from the Boat House Pool on luncheon meat. He described the event as an 'absolutely incredible fight & a magnificent fish'. Another angler who enjoyed great sport in the high water was local Richard Trim who had barbel weighing 7lb 6oz, 11lb 15oz and 12lb 6oz - the two doubles in successive casts into the slack above the Railway on rolling meat. Since the season started there have been over 250 doubles (fish weighing over 10lbs) reported so it has been a great season for those prepared to give the rivers a try and also those prepared to experiment. Daytickets and detailed reports from Nigel on 01202485169.
Carron Row Fishery, Titchfield
Portsmouth and District AS took over this 5 lake complex this year so any reports on catches are gratefully received so that the fishery officers can get an idea of the stocking levels. The have been plenty of rudd, roach, tench and carp caught so far and with a history of a 28 lb’er being landed the signs are good for the spring when all the fish will feed in earnest. Club members can fish any of the lakes on their membership ticket and daytickets are available from tackle shops. This water is another important string to the Portsmouth’s club bow and with full membership for a full year at under £100 for over 20 waters containing 40lb carp, 20lb pike, perch to 4lbs along with tench and bream to double figures it’s worth a call to the membership secretary, Dave Coombs, on 02392792461 for details.
Richard Bailey Common Carp 26lb
It only needs a slight change in the temperature to bring the carp on the feed and Richard Bailey from Portsmouth netted this 26lb common on paste bait in conjunction with a pva bag in the margins on his trip to Lakeside Lakes at Eastleigh.
MBK Pumpstation Open
The Pumpstation Lake at Greatham is full of silver fish that will feed through the worst of the weather but Pete Dove had a good day’s carp fishing landing fish to 6lbs for a net weighing 52lbs 9ozs on pellet and maggot and a comfortable win. Runner Up Brian Stevens landed 26lbs 15ozss of carp and bream on maggot and caster and as the weather gets colder this would be a winning weight. Daytickets are available from tackle shops, and there are numerous matches throughout the winter, give Kenny Wright a call for details on 07885754365 for details.
Results: 1 st Pete Dove 52-9-0, 2 nd Brian Stevens 267-15--0. 3 rd Paul Williams 18-12-
Picture of Nigel Cornwell
At this time of the year perch and pike will carry on feeding when a lot of other fish just don’t want to know. Nigel Cornwell took this brace of stripeys in his latest match at MBK St. Patrick’s Lane.
Back Arun Open, Arundel
The latest round on this snake lake nestled alongside the A27 at Arundel saw 17 anglers pitting themselves against the strong South Westerly winds making a match where those that could hold their pole and present the bait would score. Mick Prankhurst (Pulborough) drew end peg 25 and made no mistake fishing liquidised corn and loose maggot with corn and maggot on the hook taking carp to 4lbs in a net weighing 33lbs 9ozs winning the match. Runner up was John Cowie (Waterlooville AC) with 26lbs 8ozs from sheltered peg 22 also fishing corn and maggot. There are open matches every Sunday throughout the year, give Malcolm a call on 01903 721546 to book a peg.
Results: 1 st Mick Prankhurst (Pulborough) 33-9-0, 2 nd John Cowie (Waterlooville AC) 26-8-0, 3 rd Brian Sweeney (Passies) 24-1-0, 4 th Pip Prankhurst (Pulboroufgh) 22-11-0.
MBK Winter League, St. Patrick’s and Coloured Ponds, 44 fished.
Fished with 1 section at St. Patrick’s and 3 at the Coloured ponds Nobby Hall (Allan’s Marine) gave everyone a bashing with 65lbs 5ozs of carp from a corner peg on Pond 3. Hall fished the straight lead with corn or dog meat on the hook landing 13 fish with the biggest touching 10lbs. Runner Up on the Coloured Ponds was Colin Marshall (Waterlooville AC) who had 25lbs 11ozs of carp from Pond 4 while Allan Watson (Allan’s Marine) just won the St. Patrick’s section with 23lbs 6ozs.
Results: 1 st Nobby Hall (Allan’s Marine) 65-5-0, 2 nd Colin Marshall (Waterlooville AC) 25-11-0, 3 rd Danny West (Woolmer) 23-9-0, 4 th Allan Watson (Allan’s Marine) 23-6-0.
Teams: 1 st Waterlooville A 36 points, 2 nd Allan’s Marine 35 points, Jt 3rd MBK Muppets /Team Shrek both 30 points.