Angling: Carp numbers are on the up

PUBLISHED: 18:00 12 May 2011




Jason Collins caught top weight at Horeshoe Lake.

Stillwater report: Wagtail Lake at Tylers has been producing some good tench this week with fish up to 6lbs 8ozs.

There has been plenty of carp as well, with numbers creeping into double figures on Wagtail. There are good quality fish, particularly around pegs one and 38.

Ash and Willow Lakes are fishing consistently well. Horseshoe Lake is producing from the margins and the islands. Most baits on the lakes are catching fish.

Match results: The Saturday open on Horseshoe Lake was a 28-pegger. Jason Collins caught top weight on peg 54 with 101lbs 12ozs, he had 20 carp to 12lbs with meat in the margins.

Second on peg 17 was D Bugg with 75lbs 12ozs, third on peg 32 was Steve James with 64lbs 15ozs, fourth on peg 56 was I Colman with 63lbs 4ozs, fifth on peg 42 was Mark Hoye 60lbs 10ozs, sixth on peg 15 was Rav Pisano 55lbs 4ozs, seventh on peg 48 was R Harold 53lbs 14oz and eighth on peg 44 was D Davies 50lbs 2ozs.

Brunswick Brothers AS this week fished Tylers Ash Lake and 18 fished with a total weight of 2167lbs 140zs. The weights would have been higher except for the atrocious wind conditions.

Top weight

Top weight went to Ernie McGregor, 267lbs 9ozs paste in the margin, second was Dennis Merrit with 217lbs 6ozs pellet long pole, third was Robert King with 183lbs 4ozs pellet long pole, fourth was Dave Farman with 152lbs, fifth was Dave Franklin with 143lbs 10ozs.

George Cole was sixth with 135lbs 7ozs, seventh was Billy Bulmer with 126lbs, eighth was R Cartwright with 121lbs 14ozs, ninth was Paul Cannon with 111lbs 9ozs, 10th was Terry Taylor with 92lbs 13ozs, 11th was T Ansell with 74lbs 10ozs and 12th was Barry Judge with 45lbs 6ozs.

Guest anglers were S Blower with 144lbs 14ozs, D Lewingdon with 144lbs 2ozs and K Blower with 76lbs 4ozs.

Bank Holiday Monday open on Willow Lake saw top weight on peg 22 to Rob Wright 260lbs 8ozs, second on peg 20 was Graham Dack 251lbs, third on peg 21 was Jason Collins 183lbs, fourth on peg nine was Rav Pisano 179lbs 14ozs, fifth on peg 12 was J Stepton 172lbs, sixth on peg 24 was J Weedon 148lbs, seventh on peg 11 was Mark Hoy 136lbs and eighth on peg three was J Coster 134lbs.

Match diary: For information on the Saturday opens at Tylers Common, ring Bobby Wager on 07970 258737. For the Thursday/Sunday matches on A12 Cuton, ring Scott on 07946 84703.

Coarse, sea and fly anglers can report their catches and match results on lakes, canals, beach and boat. Ring Keith Leverett on 01621 869728 or 07836 327843 or e-mail:

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