Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Boldings report    15-8-17.


Matt Edgerton [Oakengates Ang Cent] had an outstanding week at Boldings Pool, with two first places and a second to his credit.

Monday saw Matt in action on the Willows Pool, bagging ghost carp to 7lbs and barbel to 4lbs at peg 8. Pellet, fished at 5 metres and down the side accounted for the fish, which gave a total of 121-0-0 for a narrow victory.     

Stephan Davies [Shrewsbury] pressed his case all the way to the finish, and was less than a pound behind with 120-7-0 at Willows peg 16. Steph also caught on pellet, which he fished shallow, and in the side, for carp to 6lbs and barbel to 4lbs. Eric Bancroft        [Rod & Gun] booked in 103-2-0 at peg 13 to finish third, while 77-11-0 from peg 5 handed fourth to Ralph Johnson [P I Boldings].


          In the Wednesday open on the Beech Pool Dave Brown [Maver] strolled to victory, leaving the rest of the field trailing in his wake. He was on peg 32 and presented pellet down the side, alternated with maggot at 5 metres, which put carp to 8lbs and bream to 2lbs in the net for a total of 121-14-0, more than three times the next weight.

          Nearest challenger Graham Palmer [[PI Bold] was a long way back on 37-10-0 at peg 16, having caught on pellet and corn, close in and at 6 metres. Mick Jameson [PI Bold] was just behind at peg 20 where he weighed 36-13-0, which left Matt Stobbs [Oak Ang Cent] to pick up fourth with his 33-13-0 at peg 9.


          Matt Edgerton was back at the top of the list on Thursday, this time on the Sycamore Pool, where pellet worked again. Matt worked the bait at 6 metres and into the corner at peg 50, where carp to 7lbs combined with barbel and bream to 3lbs to give a 107-12-0 winner.

          At peg 21 Paul Evans [PI Bold] fished caster, down the shelf to pick off carp to 8lbs on his way to a runner up 96-4-0. Dave Brown added a third to his win of the previous day, his 90-7-0 coming from peg 39. Up in the corner at peg 27, Colin Reynolds [Bilston Ang Cent] took fourth with a level 71-0-0.


          Colin Reynolds made a triumphal return to the Sycamore on Saturday, exchanging his fourth place for a first after he drew point peg 13. Pellet, presented close in to each side of the point put Colin in contact with carp to 7lbs and bream to 3lbs, which he used to build a 145-13-0 top weight.

          Matt Edgerton tagged a second place onto his double top with a pellet based 103-13-0 of carp to 6lbs and bream to 3lbs at peg 34. Andy Kyte [Middle Severn Angling] filled third with the top catch from the Larch Pool, 63-14-0 from peg 8, and Graham Palmer made the frame again with 56-0-0 from Sycamore 8.

          The Sunday honours were shared between the Beech and the Larch pools, with the winner coming from the Beech in the form of Shane Rogers [Oak Ang Cent]. Drawn on peg 26, Shane offered pellet and maggot, close in to each side of the peg to net carp to 7lbs and bream to 2lbs as he put together 103-12-0.

          Colin Reynolds made his third trip to the prize table by recoding the top weight on the Larch, 91-7-0, which gave him second overall. Back on the Beech, Kel Emlyn [Oak Ang Cent] scaled 90-4-0 for third at peg 7, which was followed by 85-2-0 from Gareth Emlyn [Oak Ang Cent] at Larch 19.