I also had 3 or 4 skimmers and even a perch succumbed to the 4mm expander! I decided to go back out to the far bank with Rig 3 and sit it out for the carp. I quickly joined the Alders lake sessay queue before it was out of the door and then went for a stroll around the lake with butty in hand!
Bait for today was very simple, micro pellets for feeding to the island, 4mm expanders for the hook, and two pints of maggots for fishing shallow. My result was cast deep into the shadows though; Rob amassed 50 carp for over lb in two hours! This was to be used on the deck tight up against the island in about 3ft of water Rig 4 - the same as rig 3 but half depth once again in case they came up.
Looking around the lake I could only really see to my left as there was a tree and bushes on my right. This time I double kinder potted in the hope that the Ide would shove off and let the carp move in.
I was continually firing maggots out to the Ide line but went back out to the far side. Alders is a 41 peg rectangular lake with an island running the full length.
I set up plenty of rigs for hopefully every eventuality, Rig 1 Alders lake sessay 0. I fished the rest of the match in this swim, and with it being at 15m I was shattered by the end of the match!
The all in was sounded and I quickly fired three pouch fuls of maggots to m out for my Ide rig, I then went out with Rig 3 over to the far side with a 4mm expander and a kinder pot of dampened micros.
Although it was only about 1lb it was more than welcome. We had to pack up at ten past nine as the gates get locked at half past, talk about cutting it short! I managed to put a good run of fish together over the lat four hours and finished with around 20 carp all the same size as the first with one bonus mirror of maybe 8lb.
When I arrived at my peg it looked quite good, I must admit, on first glance I thought I might just be able to reach the island so that would be a welcome bonus! Whilst walking round there were a few fish topping and a few reeds nudging on the island but mostly in the wide pegs.
I went back out with an expander and another pot of micros, this time the float shot under straight away and carp number one was in the net! By half seven I was on my way up the A1 and I arrived there at about 8am.
When the scales came round disappointment struck, the pegs at the start of my section had all done very well; in fact the whole of my section pretty much out fished the rest of the lake. Up until the start of the third hour I had managed another Ide and a small roach.
However if I got a wide peg I could have still got some more from the onsite tackle shop. So for once I felt extremely prepared and was hoping for a good days fishing, I was about due one! To cut a long story short, I had a very good couple of hours in my book, catching 18 carp before it got dark for about 40lb.
I could see Nigel on peg 22 catching a few carp and Terry on peg 20 had had a few also. The other side had struggled and one section was won with about 18lb. I plumped for peg 50 and Rob went on 51, we both only set up one rig for the island to fish expander over micros.
Rig 2 - 4x10 Preston Chianti on 0. The first 8 or 9 pegs can all be reached easily with the pole at probably just over 13m where as the rest of the lake varies between m to the island.
My float settled and after a few seconds shot under, I struck and to my dismay it was an Ide of about 4oz, this was quickly followed by another.
So I woke up at half six and had the obligatory half an hour snooze whilst watching the news, then at 7am all I had to do was load up the car and make my flask. First things first, level Alders lake sessay box and then straight out with the pole to see if I could reach the island There was also a DNW and the bloke next to me had about 15lb I think.
With the first hour gone and only 2 small Ide in the net t was time to target them properly; I swung Rig 1 out with double maggot and watched the float, motionless once again. The elastic for this was Middy Pink Hollow. After speaking to a few people, the main attack would be to fish to the island with pole if possible and pick up a few carp, before coming shorter and fishing shallow for the abundant Ide population.
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To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Alders Match and pleasure fishing on 41 pegs.
The Alders lake was opened in to cater for the ever growing match scene. The lake has a central island some 13 - 18 metres away and averages 5 feet deep. May 19, · The Oaks, Sessay - Alders Lake 18th May After the disappointment of my last two matches I thought I'd have a break last weekend, recharge the batteries and re-tie some rigs.
The match today was to be on Alders, up at the Oaks, Sessay, North Yorkshire. Alders is a 41 peg rectangular lake with an island running the full length.Download