Team Maver Match-Aid

  • By Grant Jump
  • 20 Apr, 2017

Ben Stormed Whiteacres

This week I've been down to Whiteacres to fish the intermediate 3 day festival, this is the first time I've been to Whiteacres so i didn't know how the week was going to go, but i knew it would be good whatever happened.

Day one

The first day where were on jenny's lake. I drew peg 8, this peg has no island to cast to so i only had open water to go at. I started off shallow on 6mm bait tech pellets and hooked into a carp straight away, shortly followed by another small carp. I then went on the deck underneath where i was pinging pellets, this saw me catch a few more f1's before i started foul hooking fish.

With this method fading away I cast out the waggler where I had been feeding pellets from the off. Another 3 f1's in the net but nothing more. Looking around i saw a few people start to catch the odd fish shallow so i had another look on the pole and had a good run of fish for the next hour. It then slowed up slightly so i had to rest it for 10 mins before going on it again. I stuck at this until the end of the match and ended up with a total weight of 80lbs which was good enough the win the match.

Day 2

The second day we were on canal, i drew peg 19 and started off the match on the deck at 13m, this saw me put 10 f1's in the net in the first hour with the other people i could see only catching 1 or 2, my peg then switched off and for the next 3 hours i caught odd f1's on numerous lines but couldn't string a good run of fish together.

In the last hour it picked up again slightly and i put a few more fish in the net to end up with a total weight of 43lbs which was good enough for 2nd on a tough day. I felt i made a few mistakes and could have caught more if I'd approached the peg differently, but with not knowing the lake i wasn't to disappointed.

Day three

The final day saw us on acorn. I drew peg 11 and started off on the feeder to the far bank with bait tech 2mm pellets in the feeder. I had a slow start to the match only catching 3 small f1's in the first hour and 20 minutes, with the others all catching odd fish on the feeder. I then decided to have a look down the edge where i had been feeding ground bait with bait tech scopex corn and few maggots mixed in. I caught a big f1 instantly followed by 7 more in the next hour. I then hooked into a couple of carp before it slowed up.

I then fed my edge lines again and decided to have a quick look shallow​ before going on them. This resulted in a f1 and then an unexpected carp of around 13lbs. I then went back down the edge and caught another 4 carp and a few more f1's to end up with a total of 67lbs 14oz. This was good enough for second again with the winning weight only 14oz more.

I've fished Maver UFO series 7 floats in 0.2g and 0.3g all week which have done an awesome job and never let me down.

This left me with a total of 13 points which was good enough to win the festival. Well done to all the other competitors who fished and to Drennan for sponsoring the festival. I had a great weeks fishing and learned loads, and back on Bradshaw hall fisheries on Sunday

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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