Monday, 8 August 2016

MATLOCK ANGLING CLUB AWAY MATCH LONGFORD FISHERY 7TH AUGUST

MATLOCK ANGLING CLUB AWAY MATCH LONGFORD FISHERY 7TH AUGUST

On a warm sunny day 18 matlock angling club members fished at longford fishery in the second away match out of 3 to be held this year. With no knowledge of the fishery no one knew what to expect apart from lots of bites and lots of Carp.

It soon became clear that it wouldn't be a Carp fest!There lots of bites to be had from small roach, rudd and golden rudd but the Carp were a little allusive! What ever bait was used the float was never still.

Malcolm Bent won the match, Struggling for the first couple of hours like everyone, Malc noticed a lot of Carp cruising on the surface, So a quick switch to floating pellet fished at 16 metre saw malc land 8 Carp for a weight of 34-11.
Winner Malcolm Bent
Second place was taken by Mark Wain who weighed 21-14, Mark caught a few chub and Carp. Struggling early on Mark decided to feed Hemp to feed off the smaller fish and it soon reaped the benefits catching Chub to 2lb. 
Second place Mark Wain





Third place went to Asa cooper who had a mixed net for a weight of  18-14. Asa caught a few late Carp to boost his weight.

Asa Cooper with pond to himself, but still not happy with the draw!

Section winners were David Greatorex 17lb and Mark Gregory 15-15

































Sunday, 3 July 2016

ALDERCAR FISHERY AWAY MATCH RESULT 3/7/2016

ALDERCAR FISHERY AWAY MATCH RESULT 3/7/2016

16 Members of Matlock Angling Club fished a away match for the first time for a number of years. This match at Aldercar is one of 3 which the club is offering to pay the pegging Fee for this year in a view to get more people fishing club matches home and away.

With the weather set fine and sunny for once everyone expected some big weights on the Acorn Pond, with Carp and Ide making up most of the weights. Chopped Worm/Castor and Pellets would be the main attack, fishing up in the water.

In joint first place was Nigel Ellis & Dave Clark with a weight of 40-7. Nigel caught mainly Ide on the pole but backed his weight up with 5 Carp. Dave's weight was mainly made up of Carp, 31lb of Carp to be precise. Dave was left slightly disappointed after losing up to 10 Carp.

Dave's net of Carp

Nigel's net of Ide

In third place was Asa Cooper who fed 3 pints of Castors to catch big Ide late on, he also backed his Ide up with 4 Carp.
Pete Hunt weighs 25 lb of Skimmers
Mark Wain on the scales

The two section winners were Mark Wain and James Slack. 
James Slack struggling with his weight of Carp! Get to the Gym!

Sunday, 19 June 2016

FINAL LEAGUE MATCH RESULT 19/6/2016 CAWDOR POND

Asa Cooper wins the League for second consecutive year
FINAL LEAGUE MATCH RESULT 19/6/2016 CAWDOR POND

The final league match took place today at Cawdor pond. Going into the final match there was only two anglers who could win the league, It was Steve Allcock who went into todays match with a 1 point advantage over Asa Cooper. Steve knowing that if he could just beat Asa or match his result he would take top spot. 

The draw would have a big influence in which way the final league standings would go and it was Asa Cooper who had the luck drawing hot Peg 20, but Steve also drew well on Peg1 in the same section has Asa. The little pond was also expected to fish well and Lee Ward and Malcolm Bent drew well on Pegs 22/23.

The match turned out to be a out and out Carp match and it was Asa Cooper who came out the winner with a superb weight of 34-15. Asa landed 5 Carp for 22lb, but also backed it up with a fine net of silver fish. Not only did Asa win the match he also claimed the golden Peg money, won the match, won the league for a second consecutive year. Although Asa and Steve both finished on 27 points it was Asa that took the honours on combined weight countback.
Lee Ward returns his Carp
Lots of Carp

Steve Allcock knows hes not done enough to beat Asa


Second place went to Lee Ward fishing from Peg 23 on the little pond. Lee attacked from the start fishing the method feeder to the island to land six Carp for 30-13. Coming in third fishing from his favourite Peg 22 was Malc weighing       15-15, Malc left it late to land 3 Carp from  close in under the trees,



The final top 4 placings in the league were


1st         Asa Cooper                   27points

2nd        Steve Allcock               27 points
3rd        Malc Bent                    23 points
4th        Dave Clark                   21 points

                                              Winner Asa Cooper, 2nd Steve Allcock, 3rd Malc Bent














Monday, 13 June 2016

LEAGUE MATCH 5 TANSLEY POND SUNDAY 5TH JUNE

LEAGUE MATCH 5 TANSLEY POND SUNDAY 5TH JUNE

Match 5 saw a return to Tansley pond and after the first league match no one was to excited about it! But on a nice sunny warm day there was a few more fish caught and few more bites to be had. 

5-1 of Roach & Perch
Asa Cooper won the match  with a net of small fish mainly roach and perch. Asa fished several lines to catch over 100 fish to weigh 5-1 and just edge out Mark Gregory by 1 ounce who weighed 5-0 from Peg 14. Mark caught well early on and had a few bonus Roach and Skimmers until bites dried up, but it was still enough to take second place.
Asa Cooper try's to convince he's only got 3lb

LEAGUE MATCH 4 CAWDOR POND SUNDAY 29TH MAY

LEAGUE MATCH 4 CAWDOR POND SUNDAY 29TH MAY

Match was back on Cawdor pond, with a improvement weather wise everybody expecting to catch some fish. Sadly it turned out to be a big fish match and the Roach and Skimmers didn't show in any numbers. 

Mark wain was happy with his draw on Peg 15 and did exactly what he said he was going to do and won the match with a fine net of Carp. Mark weighed 22-14 consisting of 5 Carp and few Skimmers. Mark attacked from the start and fed heavy expecting to catch big fish and he did.
Mark Wain attacks with confidence

Pete Hunt came a close second from Peg 1. Pete also caught Carp and skimmers on the pellet on both pole and feeder.

Third place was taken by Paul Ashley from Peg 17 who weighed 19lb with a nice net of Carp.


LEAGUE MATCH 3 EREWASH CANAL SUNDAY 15TH MAY

LEAGUE MATCH 3 EREWASH CANAL SUNDAY 15TH MAY

Match 3 was fished on the canal at Langley Mill, sadly it was a poor turnout and numbers were low. The weather was set fair but the water was very clear and the canal was not expected to fish to well. But Paul Allcock didn't let the tough conditions bother him and he produced a nice net of fish to take top spot with a weight of 4-11 from Peg 39. Paul caught mainly Perch with a chopped worm approach but also caught some nice silver fish to back his bonus Perch up.

In second place was Mark Gregory who weighed 3-11 from Peg 22, Mark mainly caught Perch on the worm and had 2 Perch over the 1LB+ mark. 

In third place was John Barfoot who weighed 3-7 from Peg 41, John had mixed net of Roach, skimmers and Perch.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Memories of Phil Parsons 18/9/1931 - 24/5/2016 Member of Matlock Angling Club for 30+ years

Memories of Phil Parsons 18/9/1931 - 24/5/2016

We have received sad news that a long time member Phil Parsons passed away on the 24th May 2016. Phil aged 85 suffered from Parkinsons disease but through it all he carried on fishing until he could not physically manage any more. An active member at Matlock and a ever present on the matches up until 2004, Phils enthusiasm for fishing was infectious, rain, snow, hail and frost made no difference to Phil he would still turn out to fish!
Phil Parsons 18/9/1931 -24/5/2016

Angling is a art form and Phil was one who mastered it better than most. Just to mention a few people who have benefitted from Phil's experience John Marsh, Brian Marsh, Ron Trevis, Herbert Colls, Frank Smith, Ken Wood, Steve England, Geoff Brown, Ricky Wild and Asa Cooper.

I have dug out 3 match results from the archives to share with everyone

OPEN MATCH RIVER DERWENT 14 FEBUARY 1999 52 PEG OPEN MATCH

1st Phil Parson                9-1        PEG82       2CHUB + Grayling
2nd David Taylor           8-13       PEG57
3rd Asa Cooper              8-1         PEG 77
4th John Spencer           7-6         PEG59

CAWDOR POND MATCH 28 MARCH 1999

1st   Phil Parson             8-4           PEG 1
2nd Mat Taylor              4-5           PEG 5
3rd Asa Cooper              3-14         PEG 2
4th Lee Richmond          3-7           PEG 7

OPEN MATCH RIVER DERWENT 13 JANUARY 2000 40 PEG OPEN MATCH

1st       Phil Parson        6-10               PEG 70
2nd     J Hollingworth  5-14                PEG 5 
3rd     Andy Fantom     5-2                  PEG 74
4th      Asa Cooper        4-11                PEG 45

The club sends condolences to Sylvia, Rob, June, Julie and family.