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WhistlingPete
22-07-2009, 19:59
3 of us are booked in for our first time at the Match Lake - can anyone give us any genuine tips and hints etc.? and what about swim choice? If we're lucky enough to get a choice.
Thanks

Chris63
28-07-2009, 09:44
Generally swim choice is by a gentlemanly walk off. Depending how many are on the lake will depend on swim competition.

I'm coming down with a crew of 6 including 3 kids so will be looking for three or four swims in very close proximity to each other - will certainly restrict our swim choice.

In previous years, no one particular area of the lake has produced more than others. I think with the number of anglers on the lake the fish get well spread out.

If in a group like me, just ensure you get the end swim of your group and socialising occurs in the middle one - they won't catch but it may improve your odds!!!!!!

Chris63
28-07-2009, 09:45
Who is marshalling Match this year Allan?

Blanked_again
28-07-2009, 10:34
We have fished the Match Lake on the last 2 Stoney Bash's and have found like Chris said the fish are caught from all areas of the lake, also there is usually plenty of room so you have quite a good choice of swim and the option to move if you wish.
See you there.
Chris and Matt

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 11:36
Who is marshalling Match this year Allan?

Well volunteered Chris :thumbs:

martin07
28-07-2009, 11:40
one end has a lot of weed growning so if you have to fish that end you'd better have a plan ready. also the cats are taking lots of bait. if you dont want to be snapped of you will need suitable hook link. better you are ready for them. you will need a long unhooking mat for a 40 - 50 lbs cat

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 11:56
If anyone on the Match Lake is considering targetting the cats, please read the rules regarding Catfishing on CEMEX waters.

CATFISHING 1) Minimum line breaking strain of 15lb. 2) No wire traces. Kryston Quicksilver or similar isrecommended. 3) No treble or double hooks to be used on any water holdingcatfish. (Boat Pool, Jones Pit, Yateley Match Lake or YateleySplit Lake). 4) Large, padded unhooking mats must be used. 5) Adequate-sized landing nets must be used.

Which means, a minimum of 50" net.

And a 5ft long weigh-sling.

Un-hooking mat has to be 6ft x 2ft (two mats can be placed end to end).

Considering as Martin says above, the cats are really munching at the moment, even if you are not fishing for them, please take the biggest nets/slings/mats possible, as they can and regularly do pick up carp baits.

upperoilcan
28-07-2009, 11:59
No need to target them at all,as they will pick up anything.......Tuitti Fruitties being a favourite......:eek: :D

Either popped up or critically balanced,their not fussy.........

WhistlingPete
28-07-2009, 12:54
Thank you all for the comments. Really looking forward to fishing such a famous venue and I hope it is a gentlemanly walk off with not too many of us on there. I don't intend targetting the cats but it seems you can't avoid them and any bend in the rod would be good after the last few sessions I have had on our club waters.
No problem with two unhooking mats, but I only have 42" landing nets and standard slings but if I'm not setting out for the cats I assume I won't be in trouble if I get one?
A friend in Germany has a formula for calculating the weight of cats based on their length as they rarely weigh them. I'll try and find out what it is as he tells me it's accurate. Anyone else heard of it?

Stoney
28-07-2009, 13:35
Who is marshalling Match this year Allan?

A certain Mr Andrew Paice

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 18:04
Would you like me to do the Split this year, or is there someone already doing the honours??

Stoney
28-07-2009, 18:44
Thats great Mike, you have the Pumphouse & Horseshoe too.

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 18:59
Cool, no worries me dear :thumbs:

Southern_carper
28-07-2009, 19:16
:lol:

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 19:41
:lol:

What you laughing at Pops........I'll be fine as long as I dont use that chippy again :eek: :eek:

Southern_carper
28-07-2009, 19:44
:lol:

I will have bring extra buckets for you hehehehehe

You in charge nearly spat me tea then :lol:

MikeLyddon053698
28-07-2009, 20:00
Cheeky git, after all the ghillying I did for you over the weekend, hows that for thanks lol :cry: :cry:

Southern_carper
28-07-2009, 21:27
gizza cuddle :lol:

mr_penetrator
29-07-2009, 05:52
Would you like me to do the Splits this year?

Mike, you're so supple :D

DeanOr
29-07-2009, 10:28
gizza cuddle :lol:

You going Clint, what lake are you on?

WhistlingPete
30-07-2009, 15:17
Is it a 2 or 3 rod limit on the Match Lake for Stoney's bash?

Southern_carper
30-07-2009, 19:53
You going Clint, what lake are you on?

Hi Dean, yes im going m8 but not fishing just helpping out where im wanted m8, will pop round to see ya for a yawn and a beer m8 :thumbs: where you plopppin

DeanOr
30-07-2009, 21:20
Will be on sandy mate. Looking forward to it.

WhistlingPete
31-07-2009, 07:48
This is (length in cms minus 100) divided by 2 = weight in kilos. My german buddy says it's pretty accurate as they are all the same shape, and it saves a lot of effort for the angler and the fish!!!

MikeLyddon053698
31-07-2009, 10:30
That would be accurate if they were all the same shape, but I have had high 20's that were longer than low 40's.

Only real way of getting the weight of a fish is on a set of accurate scales.

Also, that weight/length ratio is seriously out. Just working out two fish I had a couple of years ago, one was 33lb and one was 40lb. Both were 5ft 2" long (155cm).
Going on that scale, they would have both weighed 27.5kg.....or in old money, just over 60lb.

WhistlingPete
31-07-2009, 12:11
Damn, shafted by a kraut. Thanks Mike, I'll stick to scales and only use that formula on anything too heavy to lift (I should be so lucky)!!

Dave_M
04-08-2009, 13:24
Gents please be aware the match lake is very weedy this year, to the top in alot of places , so thats 8 ft of thick weed . Fish too far out and you will be lucky to land anything . the margins are still doing the biz tho. most dont have any problem fishing in the weed and the fish love it.

a quick tip is to treat it like snag fishing dont give an inch . keep steady pressure and if you get weeded up put the rod back in the rest with a tight line and tightish clutch and the fish should free itself.

hope this is helpful and good luck to all attending

MikeLyddon053698
04-08-2009, 13:33
Likewise there are a few places on the Split that are also very weedy. Please take heed of Dave's advice above if you have a fish get stuck.

Jim
04-08-2009, 14:23
Please note...

Marshalls on all lakes will be checking landing nets and mats to see if they are wet or dry prior to fishing for the Yateley 2009. All nets and mats MUST be dried out prior to entering the venue...

Please see the statement below from Mick Barnes...

With the confirmation of the disease Koi Herpes Virus being present at Farnham Angling Societies Badshot Lea Big Pond, all anglers are reminded that Nets and Unhooking mats should be dried in the sun before being used on CEMEX Angling waters without exception.
We do not want to run the risk however slight of introducing this disease to any water.
Your help in this matter is appreciated.

APW24
05-08-2009, 07:38
Hi could any one tell me the rod limit for the stoney bash on match lake? I presume its two? thanks

DeanOr
05-08-2009, 07:47
Right I went fishing last night. It rained......

No sun and my stuff is wet.

Suggestions. I live in a flat

mr_penetrator
05-08-2009, 07:48
Go fishing again, gonna be dry tomorrow

DeanOr
05-08-2009, 07:49
Yeah but I catch fish Mr P

:)

darren67
05-08-2009, 08:12
I also live in a flat and take my stuff to work to dry out.:thumbs:

MikeLyddon053698
05-08-2009, 11:24
Right I went fishing last night. It rained......

No sun and my stuff is wet.

Suggestions. I live in a flat

So you're telling me Serena doesnt own a hairdryer??

Dont look for problems Oram, look for solutions :thumbs:

DeanOr
05-08-2009, 11:29
I was just thinking Hairdryer lol

Dont worry it will be dry

MikeLyddon053698
05-08-2009, 11:31
Stick it through a 30 degree wash, then bung it in the tumbler on a low heat, job done.

Southern_carper
05-08-2009, 12:04
I was just thinking Hairdryer lol

Dont worry it will be dry

Blow it ..............:lol: your good at that :lol:

Jim
05-08-2009, 20:47
Hi could any one tell me the rod limit for the stoney bash on match lake? I presume its two? thanks

You presumed correctly, it is a two rod limit.

my mums a marlow man.
07-08-2009, 16:14
No need to target them at all,as they will pick up anything.......Tuitti Fruitties being a favourite......:eek: :D

Either popped up or critically balanced,their not fussy.........

You told me red smarties were the go'er on the match lake.

upperoilcan
08-08-2009, 06:14
You told me red smarties were the go'er on the match lake.

Sssssssshhhhhhhhhhh !

WhistlingPete
14-08-2009, 15:28
Thanks for the advice - I had a 38lb cat on Friday night (compromise bait - fishy boilie!!) :clap: but lost a carp on saturday night when a knot came apart :cry: :dissapoint: . All my fault but a nice lake, looking forward to next year.

Mavrick
03-09-2009, 09:30
From some of the chat on here it almost seems that the Match lake that I thought was a syndicate water sounds like a day ticket water. By people saying booked in is concerning. Can anyone enlighten me?????

alanW
03-09-2009, 10:00
From some of the chat on here it almost seems that the Match lake that I thought was a syndicate water sounds like a day ticket water. By people saying booked in is concerning. Can anyone enlighten me?????
it is a syndicate water.
all the chat is about the stoney weekend charity bash.