New lake record
9 OCTOBER 2015
Middy's Jim Thirkill has set a new match record at Forest Lane Fisheries with 215lb 4oz.

"I drew peg 26, known as 'bridge peg', which had no form but I always fancy it as there are always fish there, you just need to pull very hard to stop them from snagging you in the bridge! I set up a line at 14 metres and another long to the island at 18 metres, where I would ping some pellets in hope of catching some late on...

"I started on the bottom with pellets and had 2 skimmers after 10 minutes - things weren't looking good. On the third chuck I had a big liner and a carp spooked from the peg. I had a look shallow and hooked one straight away, about 4lb. I shipped out again, tapped some maggots in, lowered my rig in and my double 6-8 Hi-Viz elastic came streaming out. It was clear there were a lot of fish in my peg!

"By changing depths and an occasional look on the deck I had near enough a bite with every chuck. I've ended up with 215lb 4oz, that has won the match (with second being 99lb) and also broken the day match record."



















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"I drew peg 26, known as 'bridge peg', which had no form but I always fancy it as there are always fish there, you just need to pull very hard to stop them from snagging you in the bridge! I set up a line at 14 metres and another long to the island at 18 metres, where I would ping some pellets in hope of catching some late on...

"I started on the bottom with pellets and had 2 skimmers after 10 minutes - things weren't looking good. On the third chuck I had a big liner and a carp spooked from the peg. I had a look shallow and hooked one straight away, about 4lb. I shipped out again, tapped some maggots in, lowered my rig in and my double 6-8 Hi-Viz elastic came streaming out. It was clear there were a lot of fish in my peg!

"By changing depths and an occasional look on the deck I had near enough a bite with every chuck. I've ended up with 215lb 4oz, that has won the match (with second being 99lb) and also broken the day match record."



















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