Revels Fishery – Open – 26th March 2024

I haven’t been to Revels for ages so was really looking forward to this one, especially as the weather was actually going to be half decent! After meeting Parker ‘The Pole’ for breakfast we got to the fishery in good time. The match was on Main and Trendles again and I was hoping to avoid the latter as it holds lots of little carp.

Jason and Dean got the draw underway and quite a few of the pegs on Main went early and I just had a horrible feeling that I knew where I was headed today. PTP was called out and he got 14 on Main which is one of the carpy pegs round the island, then it was my turn and Dean pulled out 33 on Trendles – great! To be fair it was probably overdue as I’ve only been up there once in all the matches I’ve fished.

It looked nice and for a change the weather was lovely, plumbing up it was pretty much the same depth all over so a couple of rigs would do for 10 metres, across to the island and in the margins to my left. I had lots of maggots, some corn plus some Bait-Tech Special G F1 Dark groundbait.

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No wind and even the sun put in an appearance!

On the whistle I fed all of my lines with some gb and maggots before starting at 10 metres, first put in, the dipped before sliding under and little tench of 2oz got me up and running. I was hoping I’d be able to feed maggots and catch some silvers in between the carp as there are some decent chub and tench in Trendles. My next fish was another bar of soap before I had a small crucian/F1 type thing of 3-4oz.

It was a bite a chuck, mainly from more little carp variants from 2-8oz and most people were catching similar although Roy Worth on 25 had a nice tinca pushing 3lb and Terry Lenny on 38 was catching some bigger carp.

I was going nowhere fast and even getting the odd miniscule gudgeon on maggot, Rich Butler on my right was getting a better stamp of carp so I’ve had a look by the island with corn on the hook and had a little run of 1-2lb carp. Swapping between the three lines, I’ve caught odd fish all day without really bagging to finish with 65 fish.

The scales arrived to weigh us in first and Roy had 18lb 10oz, Big Al weighed 23lb 12oz (which included 5lb of silvers), Andy Miller had 28lb and then my magnificent silvers net of tench, roach, rudd, perch and gudgeon went 15oz! before my bag of carp all sorts added 29lb 6oz. Rich had 32lb 8oz and then Terry won the lake with 49lb 5oz which also included 6lb 6oz of chub and tench.

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I weighed 30lb 5oz*

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Rich Butler had 32lb 8oz*

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Terry Lenny had the top weight on Trendles with 49lb 5oz*

Down on Main, Steve Sudworth won the match with 63lb 14oz from peg 7, Ady Hayes was second with 52lb 10oz and then the top three silvers all came from there. Paul Wyatt continued his great run of form with 10lb 7oz from peg 6 and then John Bass and Parker ‘The Pole’ both did well from carpy draws to finish second and third respectively with 6lb 14oz and 6lb 10oz. Thanks to Revels for the photos*

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Steve Sudworth won on the day with 63lb 14oz*

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Ady Hayes was second with 52lb 10oz from peg 9*

1 – Steve Sudworth (Revels) – 63lb 14oz
2 – Adrian Hayes (Revels) – 52lb 10oz
3 – Terry Lenny (Revels) – 49lb 5oz

1 – Paul Wyatt (Revels) – 10lb 7oz
2 – John Bass (Revels) – 6lb 14oz
3 – Steve Parker (Revels) – 6lb 10oz

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Paul Wyatt had the top silvers weight with 10lb 7oz*

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John Bass weighed 6lb 14oz for second in the silvers*

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Parker ‘The Pole’ did well on peg 14 for third in the silvers with 6lb 10oz*

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