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Kylie - Especially For You
Despite the recent Spring
Warm-Up match at Frogmore not being well attended, 16 year-old Matt Young played
safe and fished on Tony's Lake until the match was over. Matt is a regular at
Frogmore, often fishing both Saturday's and Sunday's on his favourite Peg 4.
The match result itself was close
with low weights topped by just 14lb of skimmers to Roger Smith. This is often
the case as the bigger fish somehow know a match is on. After helping with the
weigh-in Matt set up on peg 5 (peg 4 was occupied) and within minutes of
lowering his pole-fished corn hook bait to the island reeds he was attached to
something very big and heavy.
Matt's elastic took the strain and
after a long and steady battle he finally had 'Kylie' in the net and recorded as
Matt went on to hook and land
several more carp over the next hour easily beating the winning match weight.
Regular VAC readers will recall that
your wonderful (and modest) Webmaster landed this beautiful Koi back in February
when he won a match with just three carp for 28lb after breaking the ice. This
fish was a bit of a surprise as we thought we had only one big Koi, namely
Keith, in Frogmore - caught regularly at around 9lb 8oz until he (or she) died
late in 2007. It seemed only right that the 'new' Koi should have a name and
Kylie it was (something about I should be so lucky). By the way, Frogmore
received some additional stocks recently and plenty of bites and quality fish
should now be the order of the day (except perhaps in matches)
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plus associated venues for little more than £1 per week. If you are not a member
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|Aylesbury Arm -
Lower Dixon's Gap - Wilstone
This Tring AA controlled
stretch is a branch off the GUC with moderate boat traffic. A short
pound, itís full of far bank features and has centre track depths to
4ft. prolific for carp to 30lb, and good chub to 5lb 6oz. Other species
include tench to 7lb, bream to 5lb, perch to 3lb and roach to 1lb 4oz.
See last month (via the Archive link) for more detail.
Now available to VAC Members
Still time to book
your place on a working party. Don't leave it until the last minute, otherwise
you may miss out. The list of officers at the various fisheries, is below . . .
SMALLFORD: Alan Moss 07961 842
RIVERSIDE ROAD: Graham
Kenchington 07921 977244
FROGMORE: Alan Chinnock 07970
MARFORD FARM: Laurie Seymour
LEASEY BRIDGE: Lee Chittenden
TURNFORD: Andy Munday 07831
RIVER OUSE: Colin Downs 07796
MOOR MILL: Paul Hill 07826
TROY LAKE: Barry Killinger 07966
Associate Venues -
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and after three paid visits to the venue, gain a fourth visit
free of charge.
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tickets for VAC members
Young Hannah Parker showed the boys
how to catch on a difficult weekend at Moor Mill. The 6-08 bream was the only
fish landed amongst a dozen or so rods. Spicy Shrimp and Prawn Boilie the magic
Now here's a proper carp. Tom Carey
had this 36-08 sparsely scaled mirror (aka Cut-Tail) plus four 20's from a 'VAC
water' south of Bedford.
Our man in Spain, Maurice Matthews,
reports from the Costa Del Sol that the small carp are feeding well on sweetcorn.
Plenty of small carp on the many reservoir venues.
Almost all carp this month. Here's
Terry Field with the biggest fish reported in 2008 so far from Smallford. 27.08
on the scales, about time a 30 came out.
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