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Turner and Green go head to head

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 18, 2014

  • WINNING SMILE ... Lee Turner (left) won the Mount Pleasant AC match at Curborough, while above, Billy Ramsell had to take to the water to retrieve a part of his new pole, much to the amusement of his fellow anglers

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MOUNT Pleasant Angling Club fished the Swan Lake at Curborough.

In what turned out to be a very good match, two anglers dominated from the off.

Not for the first time this season, Lee Turner and Kev Green went fish-for-fish from the start and with an hour to go nobody could call the winner.

However, Turner's better stamp kept coming until he had a match-winning weight of 61lbs 8oz to Green's 46lbs 12oz.

Third place went to the consistent Andy Boultbee with 28lbs 8oz.

A mention must go to Billy Ramsell who, fishing with his new pole for the first time, had to wade in above waist height to retrieve his number four section, much to the amusement of his fellow anglers!

The trout fishing has pretty much come to a close at SEIGHFORD LAKES, despite there still being a lot of fish in both of the pools.

The lakes will be kept open to anyone who wants to still come and have a go at a discounted price of £10. On this ticket you can kill two fish.

Fish have still come out over the past week, with regular angler Chris Ector (Stoke) landing 14 fish in total last week on a variety of flies but mostly small dries and small nymphs.

John Whytte (Roughly) had an enjoyable session on Saturday, landing five fish as even in the very challenging conditions the fish have been feeding. Weed work will commence on the lakes at the start of September and fresh fish will be stocked as soon as the temperatures start too cool.

Work is being done around the lakes and the lodge, new benches are being made and painted, the lodge is being painted and new guttering and peg work will continue.

The coarse fishing is on fire at the moment, with all pools producing some fantastic catches. Thomas Smith (Stafford) and Lee Smith (Stone) could not go wrong on the 50-peg lake, landing fish all day long. Corn over pellet were the winning baits. They landed eight tench all over the 5lb mark, carp to 14lb and 37 bream in total, the biggest being an estimated 4lbs.

The Horse Shoe Pool was almost emptied on Thursday with Gary Smallman (Stafford) being on it. He landed 76 carp from down his margin using 6mm cubes of luncheon meat. Gary landed carp to 6lb from just under his feet having what he described as "one of the best day's fishing I have ever had".

John Brayne (Stafford) landed a gorgeous-looking mirror carp out of the Old Pool, using his trustworthy 'Code Red' 15mm boilies. The fish weighed in at 16lb 10oz, and was caught off peg 21 on a short afternoon session.

He carried on to fish the night and was rewarded with a further five fish, including a 14lbs 9oz common carp.

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