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Saturday, 30 August 2014

Whooped Yet Again

Pleasure Session Number 2
Seckley 28/08/2014
Dad and I revisited Seckley yesterday for our second pleasure session and to do battle in our own little competitive father versus son challenge, and to put it bluntly he whooped my ass good and proper,
For me I Settled on peg S2, Dad got into peg S1, my plan of action was to start off on the Pellet feeder see how things go, then maybe later have a bash on the float for an hour or so. The day stared really well or so I thought, by my 3rd cast and I was into a decent Barbel taken on ambush 6mm pellet lassoed to Pro Gold 5.4lb hook length on a Mustad specialist 14 hook. Other than foul hooking a chub and losing it close to the net which only returned two large scales on the hook, the next hour was bite less.
I then decided to give the float a go for the last couple of hours, I’d been consistently feeding a few bronze maggots every few minutes throughout the session and was hoping to get into some nice roach which are present pretty much all along the stretch.
Other than the one roach they didn't put in an appearance for me but dad was catching really well by the sound of things you know how it goes now “I’m into another one son” how you doing (enough said). What does bode well for the future is the amount of small fish I was taking on the float, every single trot down I was getting very small fish mostly chubblets and probably in hindsight I could have fed them off if only I’d have bought more maggots with me. 
Packing up a bit earlier than dad gave me the opportunity to see some proper sport as he called it. I sat behind him for the last half-hour and witnessed him catch two very nice quality roach and finally slip a near double figured Barbel into his waiting landing net. I had been totally annihilated by the better angler on the day, he does love rubbing it in a bit, but that’s what makes fishing so much fun.
Dad’s day started with a chub of about 3lb roughly 50 minutes after starting and he continued to catch steadily throughout the day. Feeder fishing with Ambush 3 and 4mm feeder pellets and a 6mm Ambush pellet hook bait he had a great day taking well over 40lb of Chub, Roach and Barbel 
The old man said I take these sessions to seriously and need to enjoy myself more,
 I’ll beat you next time Fred Scuttle or at least I’ll try to. Until then 
Good evening viewers and tight lines

Friday, 1 August 2014

John Carter Open Match

Attention All Anglers This Sunday
''John Carter Memorial Open Match"
August 17th 2014

Draw At The
Great Western Pub

Sunday, 27 July 2014

2014 Bewdley Angling Festival Winner Phil Baker (Willow Creek AC) & The Runners Up

      L/R is 2nd Place Dave Roberts Festival Winner Phil Baker (Well Done Phil ) 3rd Place Lyndon  Asbury
Willow Creek Dominate The 2014 Bewdley Angling Festival

Willow Creek members that fished the recent Bewdley Angling Festival had a good week and enjoyed plenty of success providing the individual winner on each of the three days and overall winner in Phil Baker.

It began on Day 1 with Phil ‘Jacko' Jackson winning the match on peg 53 with 3 barbel caught on feeder fished pellets for 15lb 12oz. Adam Vaughan took 5th place from the' sand hole' peg 66 with perch caught on worms and a single barbel on meat for 12lb 13oz. One ounce behind in 6th place was Pete Edwards with a mixed bag of chub, perch dace and roach for 12lb 12oz off peg 29.

Day 2 saw Phil Baker win the match and take overall festival lead from the ‘Frenchman's' peg 70 with 28lb 6oz of barbel, perch and dace. Pete Edwards took 5th spot on the second day and moved up to third overall going into the final day with 3 barbel for 14lb 5oz off peg 75.

The final day was won by Tony Quarterman with 3 barbel on ledgered meat from the ‘Feeder Gobbler' peg 26 for 22lb 0oz. Tony's catch included the biggest barbel of the week at 8lb 6oz and could have been significantly larger but for 7 barbel that were lost in the unforgiving rocks that the peg is famed for.  Adam Vaughan took 2nd on the day and cemented his place in the overall prize list with 3 barbel for 13lb 8oz from peg 11.

After 3 days of fishing Phil Baker was a very popular and worthy Festival Winner. He topped a list of 60 anglers taking the £1300 first prize with 42lb 12oz.

Willow Creek anglers took 4 of the top 6 places

1st Phil Baker   (Willow Creek)   42lb 12oz   £1300
2nd Dave Roberts   (Sussex)   34lb 8oz   £900
3rd Lyndon Astbury   (Rowley Regis)   31lb 15oz   £700
4th Adam Vaughan   (Willow Creek)   30lb 10oz   £400
5th Pete Edwards     (Willow Creek)   29lb 11oz   £300
6th Tony Quarterman   (Willow Creek)   27lb 2oz   £200

Biggest Barbel - Tony Quarterman   (Willow Creek)   8lb 6oz £200

Well done to Festival Winner Phil Baker and all the guys who fished and represented the club so well.

Phil Baker - 2014 Bewdley Festival Winner

Day 1 saw Phil on peg 32 at Hawksbatch. He started the match on the waggler with maggots taking small dace and several perch. A switch to ledgered worms and then maggot feeder later in the match saw him continue to take a steady stream of perch and place 10lb of fish on the scales. He narrowly missed out on a section win but left himself well placed going into the second day just 5lbs behind the leader.

A good draw at ‘Frenchman's' peg 70 on Day 2 gave him an encouraging start to the day. He started on feeder fished pellets taking two barbel in the first two hours of the match. A switch to waggler fished maggots saw him boost his catch with dace. A further switch to ledgered worms saw him rewarded with several big perch. A return to the pellet feeder for the last hour resulted in two more barbel. At the weigh in, the 4 barbel and around 8lb of smaller fish pulled the scales round to a match winning weight of 28lb 6oz.

Taking a 10lb lead into the final day, Phil pulled out peg 104 at the bottom end of Winterdyne. He fished maggots at long range using feeder and waggler tactics to catch perch and dace to boost his total weight by 4lb 6oz and keep him clear of the chasing field

A three day total of 42lb 12oz containing around 22lbs of perch and silvers saw him deservedly crowned Bewdley Angling Festival winner 2014 and receive the biggest cheer of the night at the Bewdley Football Club.

Knock Up Match

Nine Of The Willow Creek Guys And Some Of The Visiting Bewdley Festival Entrants Held A Small Knock Up Match At Top Barn Fisheries On One Of The Rest Days. Adam Vaughan Backed Up His Good Run In The Bewdley Festival With A Win On Method Feeder Fish Corn From The Middle Of The Long Bank Under The Trees.

Nine Of The Willow Creek Guys And Some Of The Visiting Bewdley Festival Entrants Held A Small Knock Up Match At Top Barn Fisheries On One Of The Rest Days. Adam Vaughan Backed Up His Good Run In The Bewdley Festival With A Win On Method Feeder Fishing Corn From The Middle Of The Long Bank Under The Trees.
Every Method Worked On The Day As Can Be Seen From The Results Summary Below. Lowest Weight Recorded Was Over 53LB.

Results Were As Follows:-

1st Adam Vaughan with 127lb 11oz Method Feeder Corn

2nd Pete Edwards with 107lb 9oz Pole and Paste

3rd Geoff Brierley with 103lb 1oz Method Feeder Meat

4th John ‘Silver Surfer’ Knight with 89lb 8oz Pole and Pellet

5th Steve ‘Geordie’ Hindmoor with 88lb 11oz Popped up Bread