View Full Version : RMC Sandhurst info required

06-01-2003, 20:04
Any info on Sandhurst would be appreciated, myself & partner Lee ( captor of todays brace of 30s) will be fishing the BCAC qualifier there in April.

06-01-2003, 20:13
nerys or takedown would be the best poeple to ask both ****hot on the place

06-01-2003, 20:13
its all in the day ticket section!check through the archieves too.nerys has loads of info on there about it!

06-01-2003, 21:55
Hi M8,
Nerys is your girl - her and her boyfriend Dave fish it every week from Friday - Sunday, so they know it better than most. I'll give you a starter though:

Entering the lake via the main car park gate you enter the Sandhurst lake on the Easterly bank. As you stand by the immediate bank you look the length of the lake. At about 12-13 acres the lake has an average depth of 4-6 foot at this end of the lake. The 4/5swims in on this bank give you access to numerous gravel areas between 5 & 130 yrds range and favoured marginal spots including the 'No Fishing' bank - Tyson has given himself up twice to residents of the 'Car Park' swim, once from approx 30yrds directly out in front and once off the 'No Fishing' bank.

Turning right you have a short walk before the turning left and up the Northern no fishing bank. You then reach the Pipes swim - a favoured haunt and the scene of more than 1 or 2 captures. The next 3 swims before the island are all productive at various times with the last before the island giving up a 24.5lb'er this last wekend from the channel running between the main bank and the island.

Next up are the 2 island swims - favoured by some shunned by others but the scene of various captures since being opened as swims last year - the big casters will be able to reach the infamous plateau from the left hand swim - as they can from the a number of places including the the Pipes, Second Pipes, and the Car Park if you can REALLY chuck. again to this point you are averaging 4 - 6 foot in depth.

Immediately after the island is what's generally referred to as the Baillifs - consisting of 3/4 actual swims - absolutely brill social swim!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Leave the Baillifs and continue on your anticlockwise journey and you round onto the westerly bank. There are four swims at this end lake and was the area where Viv gained his fishduring last years qualifying event. The depth of the lake at this end is deeper with an average of 6 - 8 foot and the odd hole or 2 where depths of up to 11 foot can be found.

A short walk further and you reach the second carpark and site for the Sandhurst [email protected]

Nerys knows this bank infinitely better than me so I'm going to leave this one for her http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Bait wise a bit of NRG goes in but most of the recent fish have been had on yellow baits! One of the regulars and most consistent catchers reguarly catches on artificial maize used in conjunction with a method mix.

Worth a trip down b4 the event one weekend to tap up the 'locals' - amazing how large quantities of lager and cider will help!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

07-01-2003, 08:52

You competition fishing - well i never !!!
Would love to tell you everything but planning on being there myself all being well.

Tell them nothing folks !!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif LOL


07-01-2003, 09:13
Who's your partner in crime this year then Viv?

Come on tell all! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

07-01-2003, 09:58

The BACC Carnival gonna be back in town huh!!! Oh boy.....

Last years placed swims were 19, 26/27 (islands) and 31(Pipes) I think, with 4 (car park) and 11 (palace - Chilly) in 4th and 5th.... from memory there was a 100lb+ of fish from each of the top three swims.... there or there abouts anyway...

Viv, I guess you'll need a new tea boy eh honey!!!

Like Paul says, get yourself down for a session at the weekends, when one, two or most of the bailiff crew can normally be found drifting about on site... hard to say at this stage what April will bring... depends on how cold the frost gets and how much weed dies, or doesn't die that is!!

Its not been fishing terribly consistantly at the moment, there are fish coming out though.... at all sorts of times too.. Funky had a nice 24.12 mirror the weekend, at 4am in the margins, and one was lost Saturday 6am.... and that was it for this weekend.... but there have been daylight takes too..

baitwise... well....have moved right of the boillie approach recently... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Looking lovely over there this morning in the snow as the sun came over the trees..... light north/east winds... slight ripple on the water... loving it!!!!!

07-01-2003, 11:36
Nothing to add to the previous posters but, its full of fish so fill your boots http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

07-01-2003, 12:04
Yep - full of fish that don't seem to like taking baits!!! LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

07-01-2003, 12:07
Best thing about this venue, Dave......anything goes!! Single baits did me well as did the method. All kinds of baits too, from various particles, pellets & boilies including homemade ones.
Don't be scared of the weed.....use your experience of fishing in it...it's where they live!

07-01-2003, 13:45
Lets not foget though, like all lakes, the fish don't like the pressure and the lines!
One of the better qualifiers though.

07-01-2003, 14:54
Very true.....for 'naive' fish...they don't like them lines!! Like all Yaetely fish...they seem to start life with angler avoidance qualifications!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

07-01-2003, 15:06
Yep was certainly interesting last year down there...

don't know how well it did compared to the other lakes in the qualifiers, but for sandy it fished its nuts off!!!!!

I seem to remember that there were around 64 lines in the water that weekend, which on an 11 acre, essentially squarish lake is a hell of a lot.... especially seeing as I don't think the lake had ever seen it quite that busy! What all the Marshalls, Sky-daisies, and everyone else down there, the disturbance was just incredible.... it was SOOOO nice once everyone had gone again, sunday night we were the last down there I think.... the silence was deafening! (& heavenly)

but I think with so much pressure from all sides, and with the big chuck brigade hounding the centre and plateau, there must have literally been nowhere the fish couldn't have been got at from, maybe thats why so many came out, nowhere left to hide! They were certainly still on the feed that weekend.

When you look at the results and the swims that they came from, you can pretty much see that the whole lake was covered...

Pipes (31) and 19 which were 1st and 2nd are at opposite ends of the lake, and 3rd and 4th, 26/27 (island) and 11 (palace) are also opposite each other, but if 31 and 19 are at 12O'clock and 6O'clock say, then the palace and islands are at 3O'clock and 9O'clock respectivly, so they were coming out all over!

What dates is it this year guys?

07-01-2003, 15:31
Who's the partner - not that i wouldnt be confident of a RMC victory if it is you Ian !!! LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Go get 'em Tiger - [rooooooaaaaarrrrr!]


07-01-2003, 15:49
Cooorrrrrrrr - utterely scathing (and i like it!)

Who will it be........Plums? (he might be contentious but half the original ideas on rigs i have seen lately originate from his squishy little brain!!)

Who else could it be - someone close to RMC - how about HPDB?? He'd be good if uyou could ensnare him!!! (just need dodgy photo's!!! - LOL )....


07-01-2003, 16:11
Many thanks to all for the info especially Nerys, Lee Pettit ( of Monks Pool IOW fame) my partner & I will be up for a scan/ practice prior to the 11th April looking forward to meeting some of you. I will put the kettle on.

07-01-2003, 21:33
lol http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-01-2003, 09:01
My partner for this year is .......... No not quite yet !!! Onething though is that he can catch more carp than my partner last year !!!!

Who knows Sandhurst qualifier and then shearsy wins the World carp Classic !!!! LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif


08-01-2003, 09:16
Thats no commendation - even my Jordan can do that!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif LOL

08-01-2003, 12:53

You must be the only person that feels that he was let down by his partner's prowess & performance...... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Good luck on the 'home ground'!!
I'm guessing on Lewis's prediction too.............

08-01-2003, 13:44
I must admit Viv, I was completely gob smacked at your choice of partner for last year, It was no surprise at all that you had to catch every single one of your qualification carp yourself, as the partner in question fished it solid for about 4 months prior to the qualifier and caught around 3 fish in that time, truely amazing.

Any way.... do do do de dooo do do do de dooo de dooo dooo da da da de daa daaaa......Steptoe and Son, CLASSIC http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I can here it now, 'Arold....'Arold, have you caught another one 'Arold. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

08-01-2003, 16:21
LOL !!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

08-01-2003, 19:54
LMFAO http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

09-01-2003, 10:12

Will the new HB be taking over the duties then?

How you been doin this year Mr Takedown Sir? Better or worse - LOL

09-01-2003, 10:19
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No HE will not - Viv doesn't need a bigger handicap than he had last year http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif LOL (read into that what you like http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif )

09-01-2003, 10:24

LOL - Just checkin !!!

10-01-2003, 10:01
Shall see you all down there, just booked in!!!!
C'MON http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

10-01-2003, 12:05
missed the carptalk with all the info in - to save me another call to rob hughes does anyone know what the top prize is this year...