Match-Aid Crew

  • By Grant Jump
  • 11 Feb, 2017

Say hello to a new member, Ambassador Joe Farrell

As I wait for my membership to the Northern branch of the Two Flask Club to come through, today of all days was one were 'two flasks' certainly would have been handy on a rock hard Carr Mill Dam. Having suffered the indignity of a blank on my last visit to the dam without a single bite, I was i'll admit a little apprehensive of pulling out something at the draw that I really didn't want today. Finally I was happy pulling out 148 on the wall were I'd took a few fish a couple   of weeks ago for 5th with 10lb odd. With our visiting black plague cruising all over and real chilly breeze cutting through us, we all we new from the off if was going to be a tough one with the flask's as always, at the ready. Opting for 50m Line and a throw away to my left at 40, my mix with caster, a bit of worm and a few dead red's was introduced with four feeder full's from the off. Noticing Ste Ward two to my right into a good fish but losing it gave us some hope of some nibbles but we soon settled to accept it was going to be tough after all. On the hour I took my first fish on maggot following that with two more in the next. Losing a fish after a few turns always plays havoc with ones head on days like this, especially a good one, but hey ho there's no point crying over it and worst it could have been a spilt flask! With no one believed to be catching on the sunnies with only one fish reported by two o'clock, I hadn't heard much on the wall and I was hopeful of doing ok with 7 skimmers with an hour to go. Jamie Cook next to me kept me on my toes putting 4 in the net and was always in it as well. With one more small skimmer in the last hour I new it was not to be as the walkers then informed us that Mark Tallon was catching bream in the trees to 2lb.
Now typically in 'Joe's world', getting much too familiar this feeling, I was asking myself again 'was I even going to even get a section? As the scales arrived with just 8 fish for 7lb, my weight was second on the wall to Mark Tallon's 11.10.0 on 158. Speaking to Paul McCarthy at two o'clock who had been biteless on the sunnies peg 89, a call on the all out confirmed he'd actually taken two small bream and five skimmers in the last 90 minutes weighing in 9.12.0. Overall if was an enjoyable day in great company. Jamie jogging on the spot to keep warm and usual the usual banter along a few bites Kept the mind off work anyway and as a bonus Jamie's 4.10.0 got in the frame in four with my 7lb getting in at third place. Macca took the creditable second with his 9.12.0 and winning Again was mark Tallons 11.10.0. Well done to him! Rivington tomorrow and I've still not got my second flask do I'm hoping I don't need it!

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By Grant Jump 08 Jun, 2017
Been to Sayces today for the evening match drawn peg 11 on school bank which isn't the best to be honest, I started my match shallow catching a few roach and Rudd before going on the bottom short where i had been feeding bait-tech 2mm Carp and course pellets and some casters I've switched between my two lines to put 13lb something for a match win
By Grant Jump 14 May, 2017
Today I've fished the open at quarry pool Aston eyre with 17 in attendance I drew out peg 7. I've started off on the bomb with 8mm banded pellet out in front and caught 2 carp in first 30 mins, decided to chuck to bomb to one of the empty pegs to my left where I had been feeding 8mm pellets and caught another 4 carp and then decided to have a go on the pole 8.5mtr out in front which got me another 2 carp. I've then spent the rest of the day rotating between the margin line, 8 .5mtr line and the bomb to the empty peg to my left picking off fish on all lines, only had 2 fish on the waggler and lost 8 carp on the pole.
I've finished up 109lb 14oz for 4th place with 134lb winning the match.
I've been close to 100lb in the past but this was my first 100lb+ weight in a match, chuffed with that.

By Grant Jump 14 May, 2017
Back to Aston today open was on stable and lanta I've drawn 9 on stable started the match off at 14 meters pinging 6mms catching 2 quick carp then had to wait for bites on this line so gone short on maggots catching ide and skimmers but wasn't really getting anywhere so gone back long pinging and caught carp and skimmers steady ended the match with 50lb and 2nd in the match
By Grant Jump 14 May, 2017
Clear waters today drawn peg 27 didn't know what to do started off short on maggots catching the odd roach and skimmer but wasn't really getting anywhere with that line so chucked the bomb and pellet out nothing on that so went down the edge catching 6 carp and 2 ide ended the match with 31lb 2oz managed to win the section and a pound off Ian Ward
By Grant Jump 14 May, 2017
Lodge farm today drawn peg 31 started the match off short on 2+2 on 8mm pellet caught 9 carp in the first hour then went to 14 meters shalla catching steady but having to play with the depth then went down the edge the last 50 minutes catching another 6 carp ended the match with 154lb and 3rd in the match well done to pellet wag master Mark Bexton
By Grant Jump 07 May, 2017
Fished Woodstock today. Drew peg 4. The lake had been fishing hard. I fished the feeder with bait-tech 2mm and a hard 6mm on the hook. Had a few stockies. Then I went long 9n the pole with 4mm bait-tech expanda. I had some skimmers and a 3lb eel. Had 20lb for second with 21lb winning.
By Grant Jump 07 May, 2017
Had a good fishing weekend starting off with maintaining my local lake with the GMAA work group cutting grass and general maintenance. Not just for the Angler' s that fish these lakes but for the wildlife that live there as well. After maintaining the lake me and dad rushed home to grab the rods and have a short 3 hour session on the carp lake fishing the method and pellet waggler with Bait-Tec 2mm pellet and 6mm on the hook. Fished hard but did manage a 12lb 8oz mirror. Toda y fished the Glaston Manor AA match on the bridge water and Taunton canal I drew a nice peg with lots of good features and had high hopes. I started off putting in a lot of bait tec pro natural dark ground bait and chop worm on the far bank. 5 meters out I used mainly maggot and caster. Started on the far bank and I caught two nice perch about a pound each. Couldn't get anymore quality fish so for the rest of the match I caught tiny rudd, roach and skimmers ending up with of 6lb 11oz. I think I finished around middle of the match and hopefully got a couple of points.
By Grant Jump 07 May, 2017
Norwood today drawn peg 9 fished pellets on all my lines couldn't get a bite all match had around a pound until 1 o'clock then I borrowed a rod and managed to catch 6 carp chucking across for 29lb and no where roll on the evening match in the week
By Grant Jump 06 May, 2017


Today I've been to high Hayes farm fishery. I've drawn peg 22 on lake 2.

At the start I've started short on chopped worm and caster which resulted in nothing,I've then chucked out a method feeder and caught steadily on that all day

At the weigh in I've weighed 59lb 10oz which has got me third in the match so not a bad day
Well done to my dad on winning the match with 81lb 3oz


By Grant Jump 03 May, 2017
Last day down at decoy drawn peg 28 on oak kept things simple started off on a top kit catching 9 carp then going to 6 meters catching another 10 carp before going down the edge catching steady for the rest of the match ended up with 166lb 8oz won the match and won the individual event aswell as winning the pairs with Stephen Walker
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