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  • By Grant Jump
  • 15 Apr, 2017

Joe's day at Southfield

A nice clear run over the m62 saw me at Southfield today for the first of three matches over this weekend. Traveling over with Paul Mc who visited it for the first time, when he saw it he was just as keen as me hoping to be getting our hands on some lovely slabs. With conditions right as we saw it, with a good blow and slightly overcast, I don't think there could be fairer match with all 45 of us in a straight line down the one bank here today. Drawing 52 didn't mean much to me anyway except being quickly parked up behind it meant it was just a short hop up the bank onto it, although a bit of room to my right was a notably welcomed bonus with the peg 53 being placed to close and is actually now left out. Deciding to play 'bream',I put in ten big feeders of caster, dead reds and worm today, on two lines chosen given the wind at 55m and 30. After the first hour I recorded my first sign of life with a short pull in the way of liner at 55 then I received Macca's call informing me he'd already had two big slabs of over 4lb each on peg 46 to my left. Head down and topping up both swims again I got my first two fish on 90 mins before 'disaster', one on, then off! A 100 miles and I loose a proper one, I was gutted but hey ho no point squealing so I topped up again instead. Getting another skimmer soon gave me some hope then another saw me feeling better before getting a call from home about me eating all the hot crossed buns! Kids eh they couldn't even understand how bad it is to lose a bream just to put thing into perspective. Bad dad or what! Going through the motions I soon realised they wanted more in the game today and in all I've gone though nearly a kilo of worm, 3/4 of shell, 1/2 of deads leaving the shelf nearly bare towards the end of the match. With not a single knock on the 30m line I'm anguished that may be one line may have been better in this one today but who knows! Taking the scales to 25.2 I was happy given the board info for thirty odd pegs but sadly it was not enough. Well done to Andy Renton on winning it today with in form Paul Wright taking second and Andy Gregg third. Me, well fourth best weight overall got me the section money which was nice but 'wowwee' only bridesmaid again. Thanks to Andy and Mick for another great match, well in lads! Mighty Blues tomorrow then the dam Sunday and Monday for a two dayer, oh its a hard life and I do hope she's got more hot x buns in!

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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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