Match-Aid Crew

  • By Grant Jump
  • 04 Apr, 2017

A practice day for Steve Allen at Shatterford

Quick update on a practice day at Shatterford on Friday the 31st with James, ahead
of the under 20's England trails. firstly we had never been to the place so it
seemed a good idea to have a look around, check where to park etc and find out if
trolleys etc would be needed, must say glad we went. full credit to Grant who runs
it as the place is fantastic, once we got to the lake the Trail would be held on
which was Erics. we was shocked to see no one else down there, we grabbed pegs 11
and 13 and to help i tried to fish different baits to James to see what worked
best. we both plumbed up at 13 mtrs to find it was around top 5 deep "lovely" here
is the best part. we both for the fist time used and mixed up 15lts of Bait-Tech
Special G dark mixed in with one bag of Pro Natural. at the start we both hand
balled 10-12 balls at 13m then cupped over the top with a few balls filled with
chopped worm and castors, now normally i would expect to wait a while for a bite
after this but to my suprise we both started to catch quality roach within
minutes, shortly after we started catching skimmers, we both thought this is going
to be a great day for the trail, then it got better, the large Bream had moved in
and we both started netting 3lb 4lb 5 lb bream. now i am smiling. as soon as the
bites dropped off it was a case of topping up with a few more balls and the bites
were back. after 4 and bit hours we both felt there was a plan for his trail on
the Saturday. when it came to lifting the nets at the end we both hit a problem.
we both had caught a stupid weight of large bream and i took 2 of us to lift them
out. i think i counted 25 bream along with all the bits. so god knows what the
final weight was, so a great day had. a great trail by James on the Saturday, were
he again had around 50-60lb of bream and roach, shame he wasn't selected but
that's life, AND from now on i will be using Bait-Tech as i feel confident it did
the business both on Friday and Saturday for James

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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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