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Title: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: kevin1 on November 04, 2013, 04:56:11 PM
15th Feb           2014                 Toft Newton                                 Steve Naylor        Confirmed
 1st  March       2014                  Walton Hall                                  Ric Dunnett          Confirmed
15th March       2014                  Lockwood Beck                             Steve Naylor         Confirmed
29th March       2014                  Elinor                                          Steve Naylor         Confirmed
12th April         2014                  Wimbleball                                    Kevin Primmer        Confirmed
26th April          2014                 Colwick Park                                 Steve Frakes        Confirmed
10th May          2014                  Thornton                                     Andre Russell        Confirmed
24th May          2014                  Blagdon                                       Kevin Primmer       Confirmed
  7th June         2014                  Drift                                            Dave Williams       Confirmed
21st June          2014                  Barnsfold                                     Martin Mayers      Confirmed
  5th July          2014                  Blackdyke                                    Darren Lee           Confirmed
19th July          2014                  Sweethope                                   Tony Barclay        Confirmed
 2nd August      2014                  Eyebrook                                      Andre Russell
16th August      2014                  Ringstead                                     Andre Russell       Confirmed
 6th September 2014                  Thrybergh                                     Dave Minogue
13th September 2014                 Thornton - S Parton Memorial            Andre Russell       Confirmed
20th September 2014                 Ladybower                                     Phil Pickard          Confirmed
11th October     2014                 Kennick  AGM and Back End Trophy    Kevin Primmer       Confirmed


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: buzzerman on November 05, 2013, 09:32:56 AM
Hi Kevin I thought we had Colwick Park for April as well.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: stevieN on November 05, 2013, 01:03:56 PM
Colwick Added

Steve N


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: andre on November 10, 2013, 09:35:22 AM
I am looking at September 13th for the STEVE PARTON MEMORIAL at Thornton.

Andre.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: Ric the Red on December 02, 2013, 05:04:03 PM
Hello chaps,

Went in to Fly Only today a tackle shop in Huddersfield (Monday 2nd December) and asked about tubing at Walton Hall trout fishery and spoke to Vicky and she thinks that they would probably willing to have a comp/meeting and would close the water to boats for the day to allow tubes a free range, with a lack of waters for the northern lads I thought I would post this and see what you think if there is an interest I would be happy to have a word and see what I could sort out.

Ric.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: stevieN on December 07, 2013, 10:24:28 AM
Ric, can you find out when Walton Hall opens...

Suggestion of mine would be to move the Toft Newton Comp to Feb 15th and slot Walton Hall in on March 1st

Any thoughts ??

Steve N


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: fishicist on December 09, 2013, 08:50:07 PM
There is a thread already open (fishery reports) on Walton Hall fishery providing links to both the fishery and flyonly (they also have the new shop in Harrogate). When I spoke with Vicky I got the impression the fishery was open all year as part of the hotels leisure facilities.

Re Lockwood Beck below is from Goron Byers report for the week including March 15th of this year.
[i]Well last week was bad but this week was even worse with 4in of snow on Wednesday and 50% of the lake frozen on Thursday no anglers on Monday Tuesday or Wednesday.
[/i] ;D

Ps Steve and Kevin I sent you both pms before the AGM re Sweethope.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: davec on January 02, 2014, 08:07:07 PM
Would it be possible to speed up the venues confirmed asap for Lockwood Beck and Elinor so Brian and I can book into the Travelodges and Colwick,Sweethope and Ringstead when possible for the same reason. No pressure but these bookings are non refundable and it would break my heart to lose this money :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: brian on January 03, 2014, 12:43:22 PM
I notice that ringstead is in august again will it not be as last year very weedy.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: John Keeley on January 06, 2014, 12:39:24 PM
Walton Hall - I think we would be hard pushed to get more than 5 tubes on !!??

JK

ps HAPPY NEW YEAR to all !


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: stevieN on January 09, 2014, 11:05:11 AM
Just to update you all on Lockwood.

I have spoken with Gordon Byers, Fishery owner. For those of you who know Lockwood, there is a small concrete bridge going over the spillway, between the car park and the lodge. This is being replaced by Northumbrian water during February. The plant used will take up most of the car park.
With this in mind, I cannot confirm the Lockwood Comp at this time. Gordon will have no parking and no access until this is finished, hopefully in time for our March 15th Comp. Gordon will keep me updated and i will give you regular updates

Steve N


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: davec on January 09, 2014, 02:23:55 PM
thanks for the update Steve lets hope it works out well for us a great fishery. Withe reference to John Kealey's comment I am a bit bemused that he said there is only room for 5 tubes. Its a 25 acre lake with 7 boats which if we have a comp there they might be willing to stop boats to give us free reign on the water how much room does he need? 


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: bracken on January 09, 2014, 07:46:42 PM
If my memory is correct, I believe Bushyleaze fishery at Lechlade is 22 acres and we have fished full competitions on there many times. Indeed, Tim Small ideally wanted 30 float tubers on it in order to close it for us to have sole access. I think we managed 27 once. However, it is largely because of this high number of required float tubers that we no longer fish full competitions on this water, but instead use it for casual meets and days out.

If Walton hall is the 25 acres that Dave states it is, and it is all accessible to float tubers, then there should be no problem for a competition. Hopefully the water is not shallow or weeded in large areas where a tube cannot get to - such as on the delightful Caistron fishery.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: stevieN on January 10, 2014, 08:13:33 AM
Walton hall is 25 acres.  when have a comp, the owners will give us exclusive use (no boats) and there is no bank fishing so  we should be okay for room.
Being an early season comp. there will be no weed problems.

Down to Ric Dunnett to organise now....over to you Ric

Steve N


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: Darrenvsl on January 13, 2014, 02:15:12 PM
Hi All

I recently meet up with Stuart from Eyebrook fishery at xmas. He mentioned to me that Eyebrook would be interested in holding a competion day! Do give me a
call and I would be happy to follow up.

..Darren

p.s please confirm Blackdyke 5th July, The fishery is all back to normal and fishing its head off at the moment.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: fishicist on January 15, 2014, 06:38:12 PM
Confirming Sweethope on the 19th of July 2014.
I have negotiated fishing prior and post meeting if required.
For those wishing to enjoy the balmy Northumbrian summer I have made all necessary arrangements. For full details please pm me or contact via fishicist13@yahoo.co.uk



Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: John Keeley on January 17, 2014, 02:09:58 PM
RE Walton Hall - I must have had my binoculars the wrong way around !!
Either that or the level was down a foot - very shallow !
No further comment  :-X


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: Ric the Red on January 18, 2014, 11:39:09 AM
Hello all
The owners from fly only are on a break at the moment and are due back on the 21st I will keep you all posted on the outcome.
Ric


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: buzzerman on January 21, 2014, 12:12:35 PM
Collwick Park confirmed for the 26/4/14 6 fish ticket not sure price for this year yet should be around £23 there will be no float tube launch fee to pay for BFTA members confirmed by the fishery manager.

Directions:-
Post code for the cafe at Colwick is NG2 4DG not far from the venue small breakfast (starter for DaveC) £4 large breakfast £5.

Directions for cafe from the road leading from the city centre is the roundabout just prior to the Virgin Media centre located on the right hand side of the roundabout you can see it from the road Daleside Cafe. For the fishery head past the Virgin media centre and carry straight on - the first sign for Colwick country park is NOT the entrance for fishing, carry on when you see the Toby Carvery at the second set of traffic lights after this turn right onto Mile End road, then take a right turn onto River Lane (small track) follow this round and you will see the ticket office where the barriers are.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: Ric the Red on January 22, 2014, 06:54:51 PM
Hello Gents,
I have spoken to Walton Hall and they are pleased to give us exclusive use for a comp on the 1st March. Please post if you are going to attend. It would be good if we can get another fishery in the north as a regular venue. Me and the little fellow will give it a go closer the date and check the local breakfast places for Mr C and I will post a report on the food.
Ric.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: phil p on February 02, 2014, 05:01:48 PM
Evening tuber's the comp at ladybower is now booked. i will put the ticket on later as im trying to get a six fish ticket and kill first 3.  thanks for your time on this. ive asked for the fishing area to be made bigger as well.

phil

An up date,6 fish, launch, bacon egg sarnie and drink before, burger tea/coffee after £30 how is that.All fish optional using barbless hooks.

There is tubing on lady bower on every third Saturday of each month.There is a tubing day on the 15th, 29th of march. water is very high and well stocked ill be going on the 29th to check the fishing out. Phil

another note: you may or may not now. But Joe public can not go on ladybower in a tube without them first being a (B F T A) member.
Its a B F T A water only ;D


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: buzzerman on February 03, 2014, 12:16:12 PM
That sounds excellent Phil hope the sarnies are big enough for Mr C!!


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: davec on February 03, 2014, 07:24:58 PM
Steve there was a roadside cafe wagon in a lay-bye just before the turning into the reservoir road last time I went. if so the sarnie will be a nice top up. as for the burger I am sure there is enough room in my tube for emergency rations if I throw some of my fly boxes out.


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: John Keeley on February 10, 2014, 03:01:42 PM
RE ladybower

I have sent my spare priest to an engineer to reduce the size of the head & shorten the handle by 3 inches in preparation for the competition !! ;D


Title: Re: Proposed Competitions 2014
Post by: davec on February 10, 2014, 04:43:28 PM
I had the a similar problem John but it wasn't my priest  :D


Title: Ringstead August 16th
Post by: andre on June 02, 2014, 03:33:52 PM
Ringstead is confirmed for August 16th.

Fished it last Saturday, bagged up just after lunch. Nice fish, 5 for 11lb. Stocking policy has been reviewed for this season with stocking now taking place fortnightly. Some bigger fish are being put in but fish over 10lb have to be returned.

The overall depth of Ringstead means that this is predominantly a floating line water. I went out with a floater only and took fish on a very small damsel and green buzzers.

The weed is being cut on a regular basis, some areas (near the lodge) have weed virtually up to the surface, this should be being cut this week. The Addington Road bank was clear, the deep corner is clear.

John the baliff is working hard to get Ringstead back on the trout fishing map and it would be nice if we can show him a bit of support for this one. sign up if you intend to come along.

£27.00 for 5 fish (includes launch fee)

Andre.