News 2016 Archive
Thirteen members held a sweepstake match on Colver
lake last Sunday (11/12/16). It was a good practice, for most, before the final match of the Chairmans League next
There wasn't a great deal in it at the end with everyone at the top
finishing within a few pounds of each other. Keith Macfarlane came out as top rod with a weight of 28lb 4oz from
peg 15. Just a couple of pound behind was Mark Akiens, on peg 22, who put 26lb on the scales to take second
place. Third placed Chris Crane was again just a pound and a bit further back with 24lb 6oz from peg
Phil Dayman took Section 1 with 12lb 4oz from peg 5 with Steve Beckhurst
weighing in with 19lb 4oz from peg 37 to win Section 2.
Spectacles found at Kilworth
pair of Spectacles has been found at Kilworth Sticks. They were handed to Head Bailiff, Gino Flaviani, last
Monday (5/12/16). If they are yours you can contact any of the committee members and they will put you in
touch with Gino.
Colver Sweepstake Match
Fifteen members held a sweepstake match on Colver
lake last Sunday (27/11/16). It was very tough for most with bites at a premium.
one not to suffer too much was winner Jason Farmery, drawn on peg 7, with peg 4 not drawn it gave Jay plenty of
room to play with. His 27lb 4oz net of Carp and Skimmers was easily enough to take the first
Sansby took the runner-up place with a decent weight on the day of 16lb 1oz of, mainly, the newly stocked Carp.
Phil on peg 43 caught all of his fish on the Pole in the deeper water. Mick Farmery completed the top three with
a 11lb 12oz mixed bag from peg 11.
Macfarlane took Section 1 with 4lb from peg 1 with Chris Crane netting 11lb 2oz to win Section 2 from peg
Gino Nets Good Chub
Bailiff, Gino Flaviani, netted this good 2lb 14oz Chub during a session at Kilworth on Wednesday 23rd
November 2016. Thanks to Peter Hyatt for providing the photo.
reassure members, however, Gino does actually have more than half a head!!
Colver Sweepstake Match
Thirteen members held a sweepstake match on Colver
lake last Sunday (13/11/16). It was actually quite a nice late autumn day with clear sky's and plenty of
stock of Carp made up most of the catches with once again the southern end of the lake being the place to be.
Den Porter took top spot with 32 carp for a winning weight of 47lb 8oz from peg 12, all caught fishing with
pellet on the Pole.
was Keith Macfarlane on peg 7. Keith had a similar catch to Den's, decent sized stockies caught on pellet with
the Pole. Third place was next peg along from the other two, Dave Kimber, who fished maggot for a mixed bag of
Carp and Silver fish for 28lb 8oz from peg 16.
Chris Crane took Section 1 with 19lb
12oz from peg 1 with Section 2 going to Chris Shore on peg 22 with 27lb 8oz.
Colin Woodcock had quite a pleasant surprise whilst
fishing on Brian's Pool at Kilworth Sticks a few weeks ago...
Here is a photo of the
Common Carp I caught from Brian's Pool at Kilworth
was caught on September 28th, and weighed 16lb exactly. It was caught on the pole using 8lb line.
Unfortunately there was no one else on the lake to verify the catch.
thought the members might be interested in this, as I'm told they are unsure of what fish are in the
Meadow Lane, Syston
Because of a great deal of rumours and speculation
I have been asked to let members know that Meadow Lane Lake at Syston has been put up for sale and, in fact, an
offer has been accepted.
will be discussed at the Half Yearly Meeting at Birstall Social Club on Nov 30th 7.45pm. So if you
want to know any more please come along to the meeting.
Away day at Parkers
Fourteen members went to
Parkers Fishery, near to Wolvey, last Sunday (30/10/16) for an away day match. It was a venue that most
hadn't fished before and on seeing the lake for the first time it looked pretty inviting. There was a promise of
plenty of Skimmers and Silver fish with a few Carp to add!! Sadly it didn't turn out quite like that.....does it
Maybe because there was quite a big Silvers only match, the previous day, where there were a good
number of Silvers caught. But the Silver fish hardly showed at all and it was those who made the early switch to
fish for the Carp who came out best.
Lee Nash came out on top with 36lb of mainly Carp, some on the feeder and some on the Pole from
peg 2. Second place went to Phil Dayman who netted 9 carp, all on the feeder, with double maggot the successful
bait. Phil put 31lb 4oz on the scales. Third was Steve Beckhurst, just behind Phil, who took 29lb 12oz from peg
8. Again Pole and Feeder tactics were employed to equal measure with pellet the bait.
Section 1 went to Phil Sansby with 24lb 6oz from peg 3. Geoff Harper taking Section 2 with 24lb
4oz from peg 7, and Malc Spring, on peg 11, took Section 3 with 17lb 10oz.
Away day at Lakeside
Ten members fished
an away day at Lakeside Fishery (16/10/16) close to Wolvey. After a wet start the day became quite
sunny and pleasant.
Paul Edwards was top rod on
the day, fishing on the tip with groundbait feeder Paul netted a couple of decent Bream, a good Crucian of
around 2-3lb and plenty of small Skimmers in the 2-4oz bracket. He ended up putting 19lb 8oz on the
scales for a convicting win.
Second spot went to Steve Beckhurst who Pole fished for an all silver fish net of 2-4oz Skimmers
mixed in with the odd Roach, amassing 95 fish for his 11lb 12oz weight from peg 2.
Keith Macfarlane came in third with 10lb 12oz from peg 1. Keith alternated between Pole and
Feeder and also caught a sizeable Crucian.
Malc Spring took Section 1 with 9lb 8oz from peg 5, with Phil Sansby netting 9lb 12oz to win
Section 2 from peg 7.
Pike Match Venue Change
weed and Otter problems at Meadow lane, Syston the first Pike Match of the season (16/10/16) has switched
to Jurrasic lake.
Members please note that
Jurrasic will be closed to all other anglers on this day, Sunday 16th October, whilst the Pike League Match is
All other lakes are open as
We apologize to all other
members for any inconvenience caused.
Away day at Lakeside
Thirteen members had an away
day ay Lakeside Fishery close to Wolvey. Paul Cooke won the day with a good weight of 28lb. After spending
an hour before the match complaining about his peg and about five hours during the match complaining about
his peg....., he put his net full of, Feeder caught, fish on the scales to win by a good
Vinnie Logie took the
runner-up spot with 16lb 14oz all caught on the Pole from peg 4. It was a close peg to peg battle with Dave
Kimber, on peg 5, who also caught on the Pole. Dave just falling short but taking third place with 14lb
Phil Dayman won Section 1
with 11lb 15oz from peg 7, with Kevin Hirons, on peg 9, taking Section 2 with 10lb 10oz.
Annual Fur and Feather
The Annual Fur and Feather match will take place on Sunday 25th September, the match will be held
on Colver lake. If you would like to fish in this match you must pre-book with Keith Macfarlane. If you
turn up without having booked in you will not be able to fish the match.
There is a fee for this event
with tickets at £5.00 each (£3.00 for concessionary).The last Draw for pegs will be at 8.30am with fishing
between 9.30am and 3.30pm. All entrants will receive a prize!
Keith's phone number is in
your membership book.
to be an ongoing problem at our venues....some members do not seem to be able to get the hang of how to close
them correctly!!! The tumblers MUST be rotated to a different
combination AFTER closing the lock (the lock will not snap
shut unless the opening combination is showing). Five times this week alone the Gate lock at Frisby
has been left open with the opening combination still showing.
you think that you have locked the gate, just check by trying to pull it open before you
Sadly in these times security
is very important and if the gates are not securely locked you are putting your own and other peoples
property at risk.
"Knock-up" On Colver
(26/8/16) Wednesday evening "Knock up" on Colver was won by Keith Macfarlane with 38lb 8oz
from peg 27. Mick Farmery, drawn on peg 14, came in second with 29lb 6oz. Third place went to Chris
Crane with 28lb 12oz, from peg 23.
"Knock-up" On Colver
latest Wednesday evening "Knock up" on Colver was won by Chris Crane with 47lb 8oz from peg 3. Mick
Farmery, drawn on peg 43, came in second with 32lb. Third placed of the twelve taking part was Barry Crane with
Keys found at Frisby
A pair of
keys have been handed in after they were found at Frisby Complex today (12/8/16). They look a bit like car keys,
one has a purplish and the other black. If you think that they might be yours contact Terry Branston. Terry's
number can be found in your membership book.
Keys have now been re-united with their owner....Thank you
"Knock-up" On Colver
evenings still quite light seven of the usual "Evening League anglers" held a knock-up match
on Colver Lake last Wednesday.
Chris Crane came out on top, fishing on peg 16 Chris netted 64lb 8oz for first place. Opposite on
peg 25 Keith Macfarlane took the runner-up spot with another good catch, 47lb 6oz. Just 4oz behind was Tony
Smith who also had a good evening netting 47lb 2oz for third place.
De-Weeding Lake Closures
Due to the
weed control at Frisby, Water Officer, Terry Branston has asked me to publish the following
Due to De-weeding Operations, it has been necessary to
close the following Lakes on particular days, due to insurance restrictions imposed due to the heavy machines used
by the Contractors.
Friday August 26th
Jurassic and Smiggies.
30th Jurassic, Sanctuary and Smiggies.
31st Jurassic, Sanctuary and Smiggies.
We apologise for
any inconvenience caused, but it is a necessity to help combat the weed problem.
have to report that "The Glebe Fishery" has had to temporarily close due to previously unexplained fish
deaths on the lakes. It has now been confirmed that these deaths have been caused by K.H.V. (Koi
Herpes Virus). This is a very serious virus affecting only Carp and there is no known cure.
It is suspected that the virus
entered the Glebe Fishery on an Anglers infected keep net or landing net. As we have members that could well
also be members of Mallory Park Fisheries we are asking anyone who has fished at any of the Mallory Park
lakes, especially in the last three weeks, to disinfect their Nets and Stink Bags thoughly before using
them on any other waters.
It is a good idea to always
make sure all of your nets and stink bags are thoughly dried after every fishing trip preferably in sunlight as
this kills off and bugs etc before another fishery is visited.
This is a highly contagious
disease and it could cause a drastic effect on fisheries if not contained.
We wish Roy Marlow and all at
Mallory Park Fisheries all the best with this current problem and we hope it gets sorted soon and that you are
all back to fishing on your lakes in the very near future.
Pellets on club
Due to a
printing error the rule regarding the use of pellets on club waters has not been entered into this years
Could we please remind all
members that the use of high oil pellets, such as Halibut oil pellets and Trout pellets, are not allowed
on club waters. Only low oil pellets such as coarse fishing pellets are permitted.
Lost Rod and
member Dave Hinton unfortunately had his rod and reel dragged into Sanctuary by, presumably, a big
Carp whilst his attention was diverted last Tuesday (14/6/16).
If these items surface and are
found please could you let us know on the website or contact any member of the committee (all phone numbers are
in your membership books), and we will see that Dave gets his kit returned.
This also serves as a warning
to be aware at all times. There are some sizable fish in our lakes and leaving a baited hook in the water whilst
doing something else can prove to be very expensive!
Last Sunday (5/6/16) saw the final work party take place. Work was completed on Colver, Jasons
and Sanctuary. Thanks again to all those who helped out. The island on Colver was strimmed to cut back some of
the overgrowth. The pegs on Sanctuary that were badly sloping have been leveled up and some of the sunken snags
were pulled out of Jasons.
There was a sweepstake match
on Colver for the participants, with nine taking part. Malc Spring won the day, on what was a real
scorcher, with a weight of 72lb 8oz from peg 34. Most of Malc's fish falling to meat bait fished over a
bed of sweetcorn in the nearside edge. Opposite, on peg 3, Keith Macfarlane took the runner-up prize with 65lb
4oz. Keith elected to fish his favourite dead maggot method to tempt his quarry. Mark Akiens took Section 1 with
30lb 14oz from peg 5, with Phil Sansby weighing in with 45lb 14oz to take Section 2.
2nd Frisby Work
work party saw a few more taking part than of late, and many thanks to all of them! . It did help to a bit more completed, but there is still more to do to
finish the task hence the change of venue for this Sundays (5/6/16) work party (as below)
There was the usual work
party sweepstake match after the jobs were done Jasons was the chosen lake for the twelve starters. Simon Pepper
took top spot with just three fish for 27lb!! from peg 1. Phil Sansby was a bit disappointed with his draw of
peg 19 but it turned out well with Phil netting 20lb 8oz of Silvers and Carp to take the runner-up position.
Third place went to Phil Dayman, on peg 7, just short of second place with 19lb 4oz.
Section 1 went to Keith
Macfarlane with 16lb 12oz from peg 2. Chris Shore, despite breaking his Pole.....again!! took Section 2 with
16lb 8oz from peg 10.
Venue change for Work
Sunday (5/6/16) the scheduled Work Party for Rothley has been changed so that work at Frisby
Complex can, hopefully, be completed. This is due to the lack of numbers turning up to help out.
As this change has been made with short notice members will not be stopped from fishing. However
the work will be taking place on Colver, Jasons, Sanctuary and Jurassic lakes. We will try to work around anyone
who is fishing but be aware that there is likely to be some unavoidable disturbance.
If you want to avoid any possible disruption to your fishing it may be best to avoid the lakes
mentioned above until the work has been completed. Or, of coarse you can come and help out for a couple of hours
before you start fishing.
The committee apologises for any inconvenience caused but this work is essential for the upkeep
of our waters.
The work at Kilworth was mostly finishing off jobs from the last work party. The
decent weather helped . Work was completed on Buffalo's and Lizzies and the whole venue looks a
picture now. Many thanks to all those who helped out.
There was a sweepstake match held on Lizzies lake with eight taking part. The man in form Malc
Spring won his second sweepstake match in a row with 31lb 2oz from peg 14. Alan Smith made what is now a rare
appearance in the matches, and it paid off with a runner-up winning catch of 29lb 12oz from peg 25. Paul
"Cookie" Cooke finishing just over a pound behind Alan with 28lb 4oz, to take third place.
1st Frisby Work
The work party at Frisby complex last Sunday (15/5/16) was concentrated on Smiggies
lake and BJ's lake. Sadly the attendance was disappointing compared with the numbers turning up to help last
year. It really does make a difference to how much we can get done with a few more helping hands. Thanks, as
usual, to all those who did help out. There was a good deal completed, even with the low numbers, so everyone
must have worked very hard .
There was a sweepstake match, held on Colver, after the work was completed. Eight took part
and it tuned out to be a good afternoons fishing. Malc Spring came out on top with a fine catch of 76lb 14oz
from peg 12. Malc catching well in the margins using pellet. It was a close battle with Keith Macfarlane who was
just 3lb, or so, short with 73lb from peg 23. Keith, though, found the far bank to the most productive area
feeding and fishing with dead maggot. Third was Jason Farmery on peg 14 with 60lb 8oz, again pellet was the
effective bait. With weights of 55lb, 40lb, and three more in the 30's everyone had a few fish.
members fished a sweepstake match on Colver after this years AGM, last Sunday.
Jason Farmery took the top
spot with an excellent catch of 76lb 2oz from peg 3. The runner-up place going to Match Secretary, Keith
Macfarlane with another notable weight of 66lb 8oz from peg 34. With his trusty assistant Paul "Cookie" Cooke
coming in third from peg 37 with 38lb 8oz.
Sunday (17/4/16) saw eleven members fish a sweepstake match on Colver. With the weather set fair the hopes were
high for a few fish.
It turned out to be a battle between two opposite pegs for the win. With Cookie on peg 31 and Den
Porter on 14. There were plenty of fish swimming on the top basking in the warm sun, and both opted for a
shallow approach targeting the surface fish. It was Cookie who came out on top, mainly due to catching bigger
fish. He finished with a good weight on the day of 63lb 5oz. Den who netted over thirty Carp had to settle for
the runner up spot with 56lb 12oz
Steve Beckhurst took third spot on the day from peg 3. After a good start netting five carp in
the first hour, the fish stated to become a bit more wary. Switching between Long Pole and the margins kept the
odd fish coming to the net resulting in a total of 30lb 6oz at the weigh in.
Section 1 went to Dave Kimber with 20lb 12oz from peg 16. Keith Macfarlane taking Section 2 from
peg 23 with 27lb 4oz.
One of our
members has lost a set of keys at Frisby Complex about ten or so days ago. He thinks that they were lost around
Jasons or Colver area. If you happen to find them please contact me at
Or if you contact any member
of the Committee (all phone numbers are in your membership book) we will return the keys to their
should be aware that any new locks on our gates have the combination number on the TOP line, not the middle line
The new locks are gold in
colour. There is a new lock at Kilworth Sticks but the old locks are still in use at other venue's so please
check where the number alignment should be if you are struggling to open the gate.
The combination numbers have
not been changed and will remain the same until they are changed on 8th June. By which time all members should
be in possession of their new 2016/17 book.
remember that your Fishing Rod License should have been renewed by now if you want to go
Our Bailiffs have been
instructed to check for Rod Licenses as well as for Broome Permits, so please make sure that you have both with
you when fishing on Broome Waters.
If you can not produce your
Rod License for a Broome Bailiff you will be asked to leave the water. If you can not produce your Rod License
for an EA Bailiff you are risking a very hefty fine.
Sunday Sweepstake on
members who fished a sweepstake match on Jasons lake last Sunday found it pretty tough going. Probably
understandable with the up and down moods of the recent weather...
Spring on peg 21 took the honours on the day, he netted one carp and a few decent Silvers to put 12lb 9oz on the
scales for his winning weight. There was a tie for second/third prize with Den Porter and Jason Farmery
both weighing in with 10lb 4oz. Den took one Carp and a few small Roach from peg 20, and Jason had a nice
net of all Skimmer Bream from peg 1.
Away Day at
just five members who turned up to fish an away day sweepstake match at Mill-on-the-soar, Narborough.
A shame really as it fished quite well on what was a cloudy but mild winters day.
Den Porter was top rod with a
weight of 41lb 12oz from peg 25. Just 6lb or so behind was Malc Spring who netted 35lb 4oz from peg 6. Vinnie
Logie came in third with 30lb from peg 4.
Keith Macfarlane had 23lb 8oz
from peg 21 winning a pound £ off of Phil Sansby who DNW off next peg 23.....
Sunday Sweepstake on
It was a
great day for Dave Kimber fishing on peg 2, Sanctuary in a sweepstake attended by eleven members last
Sunday (7/2/16). Dave had a good Bream of around the 3lb mark and a net full of Skimmers for 35lb 8oz.
It was enough to take the first prize by a country mile!! .
Sadly it was not quite so good
for everyone else....Paul Cooke took the runner-up prize with just one fish, a Carp weighing in at 6lb 4oz from
peg 12, and 3lb 8oz was enough for third place for Jason Farmery on peg 5. Jason netted a decent Silver, a
couple of Skimmers and a Roach.
The Section winning weights
were even more disapointing.....Kev Hirons taking Section 1, from peg 7 with just 8oz. And with no one, other
than Cookie, catching anything at all in Section 2 Malc Spring took the prize in a draw out!! Well done
Malc you always were full of spawn!!.....
Sunday Sweepstake on
members fished a sweepstake match on Colver last Sunday (17/1/16). It was a good day with the sun shining, for
most of the day, and a good breeze blowing... well it was a breeze compared to the recent
Everyone on the 21-46 bank
seemed to catch a fish almost with the first put in, but it was a bit of a flash in the pan as there was not a
lot to follow for most!
Most of the fish were in the
middle of the lake on the 1-18 bank. In the end it was a dad and lad double . Jason Farmery winning with 40lb 12oz from peg 11. All of Jasons fish falling to
soft pellet fished on Long Pole just short of the far bank.
Dad, Mick, took the
runner up prize with another good weight of 30lb 14oz from the next peg 8. Mick also caught on pellet using
the Long Pole, but Mick found most of his fish tight to the far bank.
Third place went to Steve
Beckhurst, next to Mick on peg 5. Steve had five Carp and about 3lb of Roach for his 15lb. All of his fish
caught on bread just off the far bank using Long Pole.
Dave Kimber took Section 1 from his favourite peg, peg 1.... Dave weighing in with 7lb 8oz. Top weight on the high numbers bank was Malc
Spring who netted a 9lb 4oz bag of all Skimmers to take Section 2.
Boilies on Club
response to a members question regarding the use of "Boilies" on club waters.
I refer all members to club
30. Boilies, Tiger Nuts, Peanuts and Boilie type baits are banned on all club waters. The
only exception is Jurassic Lake, Frisby where the use of Boilies is allowed. Please note
Tiger Nuts and Peanuts are NOT allowed on Jurassic Lake. This rule must be strictly observed in the
interests of harmony with other anglers.
As this discussion has been
raised many times in the past, it was decided, many years ago, that anything that looks like a "Boilie" will be
classed as a "Boilie".
So if you have to ask yourself
the question "Might this be classed as a "Boilie" " then the answer will be Yes it will.
Away Day at
In a spare
weekend (10/1/16) between official match's the regulars went on an away day to Mill-on-the-Soar, near
Narborough. The water was very coloured and it looked like a tough day may be in store.
Vinnie Logie won the day with
a good weight on a hard day of 22lb from peg 26. Vinnie had a mixed net of fish all caught on the Pole. 13lb
10oz was enough for Den Porter to claim the runner up spot from peg 34. Den spent most of the day fishing the
pellet feeder and had two early Carp, and a decent Skimmer later on, for his second placed weight. Third place
went to Phil Sansby with 9lb 4oz from peg 29.
Malc Spring took Section 1
with 7lb 7oz from peg 8, and Keith Macfarlane weighed in with 5lb 12oz to take Section 2.