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13-02-2004, 10:21
could somebody tell me when thorpe lea is going to be open to the public? will it be 15th march in time for the spring?

i gather its a runs water... somewhere ideal to take the mrs for a few fish!


13-02-2004, 10:39
I think it's official opening is June (after the BCAC's.
And yes, you could say it's a runs water!!!
Ian Russell and Steve Broad spent 6hrs there yesterday and lost count after there 60th carp - upto 15lb in weight!

13-02-2004, 10:49
That's a take every 6 minutes, blimey.

Not gonna be a water for gettin any kip then? LOL.

Sounds like a good place for next winter to me.

13-02-2004, 11:16
Sorry to [censored] on RMC's parade but isn't that just a bit rediculous or is it what carp fishing is coming to?

Sorry - not my cup of tea, prefer to work just a little bit for my fish...

People WILL catch their PB's from there no doubt but what is the point?

13-02-2004, 11:19
Not my cup of tea either, but once in a while it would be fun.
Many people probably love waters like this, so RMC are responding to market forces.

13-02-2004, 11:28
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RMC are responding to market forces

[/ QUOTE ] Agree with you Miller but surely that level of action must be overstocking. Appreciate it will get less easy (refuse to use the word 'harder') once the fish get caught a few times but it really is a sad state of affairs if this is what people want from their carp fishing.

Is it an Ego boost or something to be able to go into work on a monday telling all their mates that they caught hundreds of carp in a weekend?

13-02-2004, 11:30
I can't understand what the problem is. It's bloody good fun - WHAT angling should all be about. No it won't suit everyone - but I thought you progress your angling (or at least you should try too) and what better water to try new methods, baits, rigs etc and what better place to get a bend in the rod on a winters day for a few hours.
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Never mind you can't please everyone.
PS: Matt - i bet you'll want a ticket in 3 or 4 years time when they'll all be 20+ scaley stunners!

13-02-2004, 11:36
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PS: Matt - i bet you'll want a ticket in 3 or 4 years time when they'll all be 20+ scaley stunners!

[/ QUOTE ] Read my post Cash, and dont hold your breath. Like I said I prefer to work a bit for my fish and I would not want my PB to come from a lake like this.

Where is the sense of achievement in catching from this sort of water?

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but I thought you progress your angling

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How is this progression?

13-02-2004, 11:40
This is the ideal place to test a new bait, test a new rig, tweek an old rig to hook better etc....
Its the place to get a bend in your rod - as cashy said - its fun!
Mat_c - do you not enjoy catching fish?

13-02-2004, 11:41
I ain't gonna argue with you Matt, like I said you can't please everyone.
Keep an open mind - nothing wrong with visiting a water like this once and a while for a bite. Does that make me a bad angler because I choose to do this every now and then rather than bang my head week after week in the pursuit of one lone fish - I think not.
I'm going next week for a few hours with my 4yr old daughter to catch a load and to have fun with her - where's the problem here?
YES you do learn things on waters like this - maybe you should open your mind a bit more - you don't have to try and look *cool* all the time you know. It's all about having fun.

13-02-2004, 11:41
I understand where you're coming from. But as Cash says it's a great water for someone new to the sport. Somewhere for them to learn the ropes, so to speak.

Its not my idea of Carping, but for a one off trip it'd be great fun.
Perhaps those people that enjoy these waters think those of us that struggle for bites on harder venues are the ones that are sad.
It takes all sorts.

13-02-2004, 11:43
that word
seems to be popping up a bit!

Nice one RMC - The fun runs water is created http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

13-02-2004, 11:49
shooting fish in a barrel springs to mind.......
just cast anywhere and catch loads o carp, sounds boring to me.
I guess thats what the instant carp angler wants now though....instant fish http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Not for me either......whatever the size


13-02-2004, 11:50
We all had to learn somewhere

13-02-2004, 11:53
Changing the argument a bit here. Miller you said on your earlier post that RMC were responding to market forces in developing a lake like this suggesting that the majority of carp anglers want a lake where they will get dozens of runs every day without working particularly hard.

What I said is that I think it's a sorry state of affairs if this is what people want from their carp fishing.

Nothing against fishing runs waters for fun, and I do fish runs waters to get a bend in the rod.

Also agree that you can learn with new baits, rigs, etc, I wasn't arguing that point. What I am saying is that if this is the sort of water people want to fish all of the time then that is not really my definition of carp fishing.

For example you get a youngster, new to carp fishing (or fishing in general), he fishes here and knocks out loads of fish including a few twenties. Where does he go from there? What does he learn about catching carp (apart from I suppose fish handling) How can he progress. How many will move on to the average carp waters and because they cannot catch dozens of fish in a night simply give up the sport?

13-02-2004, 11:56
each to their own. where the moneys at. like matt c though not my bag and brings a shudder down the spine.

13-02-2004, 11:59
What i said was my own impression, i'm certainly not a spokesman for RMC policy.

What i do believe is that the average carper wants to catch fish each and every time he goes fishing. He isn't concerned with catching 30's, 40's and 50's.....he just wants to catch carp of any size.
As much as i admire the hardcore carpers out there, i think nationally they are in a minority.

Carp puddles are extremely popular things.

13-02-2004, 12:06

You'll probably find this lakes is actually in thorpe park, the new main attraction......sounds like it's gonna be one hell of a circus http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

13-02-2004, 12:25
this new water is goign to be a money spinner, and well done RMC for spending the £££ on creating such a water http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif the end of the day its where the future angler is going to come from, someone who doesnt go out after the lunkers, blank for 6 months and sell his gear http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

its there for peopel to hone there skills, learn new skills, and most all learn to catch fish !! which in the end of the day is what its all about, yes you will get ya 'Big Cheese' who thinks they can walk onto a water for the first time and catch a mahoooosive fish, but the fact of the matter is people want to catch the 'larger than average' fish. The dedication will soon follow.

Being a modest angler myself http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif, i can honeslty say that if i didnt start carp fishing on smaller higher stocked waters then i wouldnt be where i am now (wheres that chesh??), i wouldnt know what i know now(what do you know Chesh??) and best of all i wouldnt now how to apply my trade and skills on the bigger fish waters in an attempt to catch the fish of my dreams http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

After 9 years of carp fishing i am now going onto my first big fish water, my first lake probably over 10acres in size, if i didnt know what i know after fishing the smaller heavier stocked waters, would you be confident in approaching such a water?? nah dont think so !! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif willit stop me going onto runs waters?? dont be daft, if i lived closer i would be mad not to have a dabble every now anad again, and who wouldnt ??

RMC are doing the right thing, like it or not !!

13-02-2004, 12:34
Yeah Dave, complete with the entrance turnstile, hot dog stalls and clowns juggling skittles...

But hey, each to their own. If you are able to learn anything by fishing places like this then good luck to you...

This lake is guaranteed to be busy so from that point of view RMC have done the right thing for their business.

Well done RMC!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

13-02-2004, 12:38
agree with one thing there......it's gonna be a money spinner

13-02-2004, 13:23
Sounds like a nice water to get the float rod out!!

13-02-2004, 13:30
Exactly Mike, you dont have to sat in ya bivvy waiting for the tell tale shriek of a buzzer http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

you can float fish the margins, feeder fish on the 'tip' as the matchmen say http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif its a water that allows you to fish other methods and still catch carp http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif and other species http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

13-02-2004, 19:44
Well Im looking forward to it.... Im gonna have to sit it out on Horton this year and to go and get a bend in the rod every now and then will be welcome!

13-02-2004, 20:59
That entrance turnstyle is simply to deter the pikey's http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

This is hard for me to say LOL, but I think Miller has it exactly right, and nobody will force anyone to fish there that doesn't want to http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm quite sure my kids are going to enjoy being on there soon ... just what they need.

16-02-2004, 21:46
I'll take that as a compliment then http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

16-02-2004, 22:00
Indeedly mate http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

17-02-2004, 16:10
Cash and others - it is not ALL about fun...

I'll take fish welfare over fun any day of the week...

I know RMC wouldn't step outside of stocking level recommendations etc... but I can't get away from unease with the Drayton-esque hauling mentality and how it looks to the non-angling and potentially anti public out there.

Then again I suppose the toffs have been doing it with pheasants/partridges etc... for years..... Breed and overstock, then hunt them...

17-02-2004, 18:22
Think you'll find its quite a big puddle of water with no other species present as far as I know

I also think you're overreacting. The water hasn't opened yet, and as you haven't clapped eyes on the place, its environment or the stock how can you possibly have such an opinion?


It is exactly the kind of water that will breed the next generations of avid anglers who, once smitten with the sport, can decide which dicsipline they would like to move on to ... so don't knock it til you've tried it Mr Mac ... the next generations of happy anglers are more than capable of taking on the next generations of antis ... I know ... I live with 3 of them


You're screaming wolf here mate

17-02-2004, 18:31
I think I understand what Mr Mac is trying to say. As far as I'm concerned if there is an issue with fish welfare it would have to be that easy waters like this will attract less experienced anglers and the care that these fish will receive on the bank could potentially be damaging.

It will take careful management to ensure that the undesirables are either educated or kept away. Also if the fish are that easy to catch how long before you start seeing deformed and torn mouths...

17-02-2004, 18:44
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will attract less experienced anglers and the care that these fish will receive on the bank could potentially be damaging

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Then I trust you two will be down there regularly to pass on the benefit of your experience ... or are you not *that* interested???


17-02-2004, 18:59

sounds like you're being offered a chance to bailiff there mate http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

17-02-2004, 19:21
Oh no ... I meant out the goodness of their hearts ;P

18-02-2004, 08:48
I can see to a certain extent what your saying there Matt, but where would you rather the less experienced anglers to go to obtain their experience? The Yateley Match lake, Sandhurst, Frimley, Linear, Linch Hill? Where is the perfect learning water if it isn't Thorpe Lea?
Frimley's a perfect water to fine tune things - loads of fish in all the pits. 250 odd in 15 acres in pit 3, 300+ in pit 4, god knows how many in 1 &amp; 2. So you could say that Frimley is also a learning curve water.
And then you have Horton at the next level and then the likes of the Car Park and Big Burghfield etc.
Angling is a learning curve, you need somewhere to start and somewhere to progress too.

18-02-2004, 09:28
personally would rather have the next generation of anglers bred through natural type fisheries, as it gives them respect for all species large and small, respect for the environment, teaches them basic watercraft etc. etc. If they aint enough of anglers at heart to enjoy more traditional angling, float fishing for tench and crucians by some pads with a bit of corn, gudgeon bashing etc. then i can't see em being keen enough as an adult to be the future guardians of the sport.
we musn't escape the fact that the real motivation for such waters is profit, and i don't have a problem with that. to labour under the misapprehension that it is somehow an altruistic venture to safeguard the future of the sport is pretty naive.

18-02-2004, 09:38
Never said that at all ... that is merely a 'beside'


Would be nice to see more hand-me-down knowledge on the bankside ... any bankside ... than the people who hate being pestered by kids who are trying to learn because their parents aren't into fishing

but that's another thread entirely http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

As you say, the motivation is commercial, so the posters here must accept that at the end of the day, these carp are nothing more than livestock ... same as at the CP, North ... you name it

and it really would be niave to think anything else http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

18-02-2004, 09:47
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these carp are nothing more than livestock

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I prefer mythical leviathans of the depths, or as Flynn says water foxes. It's overstocked puddles that have given the carp a livestock tag.

Not the lakes I grew up on, where there were no more than a handfull of carp and the mere site of one as a young boy was enough to fire my passion and imagination.

18-02-2004, 10:29
I really think it's horses for courses.

I don't mind waiting for a quality fish if the surroundings are picturesque. I don't want to be trying new things at a hard water. If If I'm getting plenty of runs the it can be a hole in the ground and I can try new techniques, rigs bait etc ( as said by others ).

Youngsters don't have the attention span of adults and so get bored easily, having a runs water where they learn and don't get bored is a good thing for angling.

Just think at least you can practice your self photography while you are there. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Some people need to stop being Carp fishing snobs. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif

18-02-2004, 10:37
The name may change, but the genre remains the same

the bottom line is that Bazil, Mary's mate, Arfur et al ... are/were cattle, owned by the ranch to do with as they see fit

18-02-2004, 10:44
There has got to be something about 'cowboys' in there somewhere http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

18-02-2004, 12:09
They are still wild creatures in some venues.. Able too roam where the like, free from the pressures of modern day carp life.

Long may that continue....

18-02-2004, 15:22
Each to their own of course but dont knock the guys that will fish there it just smacks of carp fishing elitism.
My own thoughts are that it will be an ideal place to take my young daughter now and again and have a pleasant days fishing.Also lets not forget that RMC have had a similar water albeit smaller in size and stock levels for a number of years ie Burghfield Match Lake.I dont hear anyone knocking that,or even the Blue Pool which started life billed as the ultimate runs/doubles water i seem to recall.Indeed it seems to have aquired quite a decicated following even amongst hardcore carpers.

18-02-2004, 15:50
Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking the place. Each to their own. Just the thought of carp being a comodity and domesticated like cattle. Leaves me a tad cold.

I much prefer to think of them as wild animals. And will concentrate on lakes where the fish have a bloody good chance to get away with it.

But I will not have a go at people fishing such waters. And it's certainly nowhere near the stocking levels of some other waters. Bet they are loving their new home.

25-03-2004, 21:25
sorry for butting in but has anyone got a map with directions?
as i have to fish it in the bcac instead of sandy now cheers

31-03-2004, 09:26
http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif Where is the Lake?

31-03-2004, 10:06

14-04-2004, 10:22
What skills is anyone going to pick up fishing a water like this ? Fish location , reading a swim , watercraft , bait application , stalking ??? None of the above !
All you will learn is how to land a fish which has been caught too often , will probably be in poor condition due to the overstocked , overstressed conditions and how to ruck with the other noddies fishing the place who are overcasting your swim and generally being a pain in the "asre" . A lot of these fish came from Drayton and they were not the best conditioned fish in the first place , do mouth grow back then ?
I know beginners/kids need somewhere to start but if they start off catching a 20lb fish on any easy water most will never want to go onto a water where they have to fish properly . This kind of water is more like "pick your own carp" than a genuine angling challenge .
PS No I won't need directions to anywhere near Thorpe !

14-04-2004, 13:03
When is it open?

14-04-2004, 13:40
You thinking what i am thinking Matt-- REMATCH can't have them monkeys doing us on the boxed in South Lake..

14-04-2004, 13:47
You know that!

14-04-2004, 14:24
I would be very interested in a rematch in around a months time if that would be possible. What are the proposed day ticket costs for the lake?

14-04-2004, 14:26
Ian i wish i had suggested that to you a month or so ago still it was a good crack but the hoardes put paid to any world record catches.. I will try and gather my depleted South sources (Woody69 and BreamKing) to see if we can muster a final effort to make you proud and to show to the forum that South is best

A day ticket charge cant see any problem in that http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

14-04-2004, 14:34
Bring it one. Are you sure you southern boys wouldn't want somewhere a bit more challenging?

How about Burghfield match lake http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Make sure the rematch is before June when the syndicates open though. Oh and let's move any banter to the non fishing board http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

14-04-2004, 14:39
If we could get agreement from Ian that this would be ok, along with the day ticket costs, I would definately want to have a go around mid-may if that was allowed

14-04-2004, 14:49
Ditto to above start a new thread but May is good to go

14-04-2004, 15:26
I'm still in sunny Saudi Arabia at the moment, but May should be good for me too http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Just waitin on the monkeys then... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Do we have an idea of cost for ticket? I assume not much more than South/Sandy etc??

14-04-2004, 15:55
You are right Ian , this is what I expect from RMC and that is why I stopped fishing "bait company associated lakes in Oxfordshire" because it was becoming too much about making money to the detriment of the anglers , fish and environment . I was surprised that you took fish from Drayton which were fairly battered to say the least and have the Atractolytocestus huronensis parasite . Can this be transfered on nets,mats etc ?
People have the right to do almost what they like , fill any puddle with a few carp and call it a day ticket water but is it angling and is it in keeping with the RMC ethos ? My concern is that long term you will find an overall increase in demand for this type of instant fishing for instant fisherman , will this put pressure on other less prolific venues to follow suit ? I watched the match scene in the 90's deteriorate from being serious highly proficient anglers with great technical skill and watercraft to "method men" catching carp from overstocked puddles (margin poles should be banned by the way , what a dispicable way to fish!) How many up and coming young fisherman will be able to fish rivers in 5 years time ?
I know there are commercial considerations to take into account but this kind of "lowest common denominator , dumbed down" fishing is not good press and will eventually be targetted by the anti-angling lobby . If the next Rod Hutchinson , Dave Lane and Ian Chillcott grow up on puddles we will not have such pioneers to help the rest of use mortals catch a fish which not that long ago was considered almost uncatchable . Let's try to lower the expectations of the average Joe Carper to more naturally realistic levels and the promote the value of challange of carping and that quality not quantity truly counts .
RMC do a fantastic job of giving a lot of anglers access to brilliant waters , please keep it that way and don't bow to the pressure of the £££'s .

14-04-2004, 20:34
Well said Keith!

15-04-2004, 12:18
It would appear like a runs water @ the moment; but give it a couple of seasons &amp; i bet it will not be as easy.

Al the results from the lake you read on this site &amp; in the press recently have all been by anglers doing trial fishing i.e a few blokes with the whole lake to themselves.

GIve the fish a bit of time when there under constant pressure &amp; they will learn about them little round balls..LOL

15-04-2004, 17:52
well said keith - but I'm afraid your a few years to late... These waters are now the norm and have been the 'training ground' for most anglers under the age of 20, - so if the rmc wish to make some well run 'puddles' available - then good on them. I've been match fishing for 20 years - and the 'good anglers' adapt to these puddles - but still kick 'rse on the rivers and canals. As you say they wont appeal to everyone, but I still reckon it will probably be the most visited venue on rmcs books.... Willow, Gold, Drayton, Clattercote, etc,etc,etc there's loads of them, there packed and there here to stay!

15-04-2004, 18:11
Personally, I can't wait to give this water a go.

All in the name of fun. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

16-04-2004, 10:44
"It would appear like a runs water @ the moment; but give it a couple of seasons &amp; i bet it will not be as easy.

Al the results from the lake you read on this site &amp; in the press recently have all been by anglers doing trial fishing i.e a few blokes with the whole lake to themselves.

GIve the fish a bit of time when there under constant pressure &amp; they will learn about them little round balls..LOL

Longman "

they are used to the pressure from drayton folks ! have a bit more space now though!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

16-04-2004, 11:25
VIV you no what fish are like when there moved to a new home
They go silly for awhile - look @ what happend @ Horton when the fox pool fish first went in !!!

I no what your saying, but the results of the favoured few , will not be the same as the general public in a few years will they ?

17-04-2004, 17:20
I imagine most people on this forum like a challange when it comes to fishing, however there are time when one wants a bend in the rod without to much hassle. So T.L. fits the bill and if you don't like it, don't go. Not everybody wants to become 'pioneers' like Lane, Hutchy most people just want to go for a days fishing and chill out.
However it might become Numpty Central and thats what spoils fisheries.

20-04-2004, 16:21
A favoured few eh Longy - they weren't bad anglers either which runs true in many things fishy - a good angler will usually catch more than an average one!!! Certain people always won matches at Drayton and there were 5 times the amount of fish in there than TL

only time will tell how catches go on TL

22-04-2004, 12:05
Ok, I know I am opening myself up to ridicule here, but I shall post it anyway.

Dont forget they are only fish, and even though they are newly stocked and lots of them, get a bad day, and they can still kick you in the teeth.

I fished it about a month or so ago, and managed to catch the grand total of nothing.
No bites, no liners, didn't even see a fish move.
I tried everything I could, moved swim three times, but on that particular day, the fish just weren't having it.
Never assume that you know everything about fish, the are wild animals and can sometimes be totally unpredictable.

Just because it is a 'runs' water, doesnt guarantee that you will get runs every time you fish it.

23-04-2004, 01:05
Good post mike!i really dont know why people are knocking a venue like this,plz shut up,i come from a place where a double is a massive fish-id die to fish a venue like thorpe!

p.s I dont have to be the next dave lane or rod hutchinson to go and have a days sport!

03-05-2004, 18:52
Well, suppose I better say my bit on Thorpe Lea 2 then...! I took my mate and his dad on there as his dad needed a bit confidence building. It is not my type of fishing but was very enjoyable none the less. As people say these fish will learn, as I felt they still thought they were in Drayton. As there is no night fishing on there, we had very few runs during the day. Though as soon as it got dark, it kicked of big style. They came right into the margins, possibly expecting match anglers grounbait to be there. My only concern was the fish looked a little thin, but thats why they needed moving and they had only been in there short term.
Lets hope there is enough food in there for them till it opens and that people give them enough feed, otherwise hope you have enough pellet to feed them RMC people.
Great idea for pleasure anglers, not every one wants big difficult carp. Some people fish for fun not for there egos, as I say I had a go and that will be it. At least I tried it before I put it down, OH! thats right I did not put it down. Just also remember those fish had to go some where rather than dogfood......!

08-05-2004, 10:56
Just heard that its fishing its nuts off in the BCAC

1st place team have already had over 630lb of fish between them since yeaterday lunchtime and still have another night to go http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Not everyones cup of tea i know but thats phenominal fishing!!

08-05-2004, 16:10
Over 100 fish now and 800lb+ for 1st place - and still a day to go! Every 48hr match record is going to be smashed to pieces. Come on Jimbo and Neil who are currently leading!

Rob http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

09-05-2004, 10:05
This was expected, a very well done to all thats lasted the endurance test!!
Looks like another record breaker - Gardner Thorpe Lea.

10-05-2004, 14:31
looks like a record breaker

well it blew the british 48 hour match record right out the water.

winners had over 1500 pound :shocked:

11-05-2004, 16:51
Just spoke to Rob Hughes

Amazing to think that a fish was caught every 3.5 minutes across the lake.

Winning weight 1512lbs I seem to remember

812 fish caught ( 35% of stock!!!)

Not sure whether they will get any marshalls if they have it on there again!!!!!

11-05-2004, 19:39
Blooming Hell, 35% of fish stocked caught in that period of time is unbelivable, its amazing. A fish every 3.5 Mins. If you want to have some kip during the night you better reel them lines in, although you will possible have the carp crawling up the banks for the bait in you r bucket. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

12-05-2004, 07:23
Thats why days only to start with - fishing is supposed to be enjoyable - not punishment!!!!!

12-05-2004, 18:23
The winners (jimbo and Neil) had 173 fish, Neil alone used 29kg dry weight of method mix! That equates to an incredible number of casts!

I'm fishing an eliminator there on the 25-27 June, better take a trailer along for the bait!

Rob http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

12-05-2004, 22:32
I was a marshal at the event.Hectic action for most teams but those on the motorway bank had it rough the top three teams were all along this bank and between them they landed well over 400 fish.So as you can imagine there was little time for rest.Quite possibly the most prolific venue this country has even seen

13-05-2004, 12:55
WOuld love to get some of the match lads on here for a session, would be interesting I think. Keep an eye on Rolfs lake for the UK match record. Gary Thorpe put 459 lbs on the scales in a 3 1/2 match there. 26 lbers are being caught in matches! Last week 177lb was 17 fish some of which were 4 lbers

13-05-2004, 14:21
The one on the fish?!? http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

13-05-2004, 14:43
Any prices for the first person to blank on there. I reckon I might be a contender.

13-05-2004, 14:52
Cash has already won that prize (with gold star merit badge for night time too) ...LOL (sorry Cashie!!!)

13-05-2004, 15:00
Never did a night geeza, 6hrs is longest time i ever spent on there, in bitterly cold easterlies back in Feb. I hasten to add that blanking with me was cooperman and Paul. Even on the easy venues, when the eliments are against you there ain't alot you can do except go home!

13-05-2004, 15:03
LOL.... as easy as the Thorpe Lea carp!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

But why tell me you didnt night - it means you dont get the gold merit badge now!! LOL http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Your a star.......... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

13-05-2004, 15:12
XXXXXXXX http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
No need to do nights to blank! lol lol
Have you had any from Pit 3 yet Lewy, Nasty had 7 last night to 27lb+

13-05-2004, 15:17
The Gold Star was claimed by Mike Lyddon.......... http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif

13-05-2004, 15:23
Zero - but the star is Lee lee who is catching consistantly daytime - any old numty can catch em at night there http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Good old nasty McChevin....LOL

13-05-2004, 15:29
Now now ladies. Although we all enjoy a good Cashy baiting session, please use the PM system http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

13-05-2004, 15:30
Sorrrryyyyyyyyyy Mr Singleton! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

i am bad........... [Lewis hits himslef with club hammer!]

13-05-2004, 16:25
Just as I was going to say I managed 23 in 3.5 hours the day after cashy blanked Singy!!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

No cashy isn't the only one to have blanked there! Can think of three other s that have!

13-05-2004, 16:26
does anyone know the venue record and what else swims in this pond

13-05-2004, 16:28
Poor Cashy http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Did anyone see the mail yesterday?

Mentioned that Drayton has done a 40 http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

13-05-2004, 16:34
Cheers Vivian!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
How was the Battlecarp semi against someone who hadn't seen the water before - homeboy&gt; http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif (Evil Cashy)

14-05-2004, 16:39
Ouchhhh - that hurt cashy http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Oh well better to reach the semi's than not have!! Fair dues to shoes - he fished his socks off. Again lost fish cost me dearly but hey should have used gardener hooks and they wouldn't of fallen off!!!! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Mind you 8 hours fishing at TL doesn't make me an expert!!!!! but I can hold my own! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Venue record stand at 17.5lbs caught in the BCAC . Rumoured to have some tench, perch and silvers in there but don't think they stand a chance of getting caught!!!!!

14-05-2004, 19:13
You know I didn't mean it vivi, you did exceptionally well to get to the semi's, and to lose because of a few losses - if you'd have banked 'em I'm told the match would've been yours. http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Best I sort you out some decent hooks then!!!

21-05-2004, 20:21
is it still due to open on the june 1st?


23-05-2004, 18:59
It certainly is. Viv has been working his butt off trying to get it all in order for the off. It's looking really nice down there.

24-05-2004, 11:59
Shhhh, dont tell everyone.
I was testing the new 'no-hook-rig'......worked a treat if you ask me http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif