My name is Liam Dennick.
I am 19 years old with a passion for angling.
Plumbing and heating apprentice and a keen match angler.
I am proud to have two individual sponsors. Colmic and Marukyu.
I enjoy fishing commercials and natural venues but lately I have been focusing on commercials.
Qualified for both days of the Evesham Angling festival.
Won many open matches.
Best match weight: 222-0-0. At Manor Farm Leisure
Sunday 5th February - Manor Farm leisure
I drew peg 7 on Ash pool.
22 anglers fishing.
I set up two pellet lines both at 14.5m where I would fish pellets.
The rigs were: A colmic big float in .5g, 0.135 F1 spider mainline and an 0.10 hooklength with a Colmic size 16 WN501 for fishing expander pellets to my right. I cad potted pellets on this line.
A Jon Walker diamond in .3g, same mainline and same hooklength to a size 20 B911 hook where id fish a lasso'd pellet and ping pellets on this line.
I had a really nice day with plenty of bites. Seemed to only catch skimmers and the odd F1 early part of the match then caught a few f1s and carp later on.
I ended the match with 4 carp, 5 f1s and 24lb of skimmers to weigh 54-0-0 which won my lake and was 6th overall.
Was really enjoyable catching those skimmers! Wish id of gone for them earlier!
5-2-2017 lower park
I haven't fished this venue for over 2 years but really liked it when I was last there. As I remembered from last time all the lakes had a lot of stock fish in so I had already planned my approach.
36 anglers fishing.
I drew peg 11 on Lowland which meant nothing to me. Getting to my peg and not seeing any movement at all (no fish blowing/topping on the whole lake) I thought it could be really hard!
I decided to attack it like so:
13m to my right. With maggots and micro pellets. The rig was a F1 maggot chianti float in 4x14. 0.13 f1 spider mainline to an 0.09 stream hooklength, to a size 20 Colmic WN501 hook.
13m to my left. Where id feed 4mm pellets and fish an expander or hard pellet. The rig was a Colmic big float. In 0.5g. 0.13 mainline again to a 0.09 stream hooklength, to a size 16 WN501.
Top 6 straight in front. Exaclty the same rig as above just a slightly lighter float in 0.3g.
An edge line to the next pallet in 3ft of water. The rig was a Colmic Mike float, 0.152 F1 spider mainline to an 0.12 stream hooklength.
I kicked off on the maggot line to weigh it up and see how it was going to fish. An few moments passed and my float dinked and 3ft of Colmic 1.5mm hollow soon fired out, this resulted in a small angry, plump F1 which was just the start I needed. Before I knew it, another 9 f1s soon followed and I was flying.
After these 10 fish this line was starting to fade, so a quick look on my pellet line a was soon back catching again. Pellets seemed to be much better so decided to change my other line to a pellet line so they were both the same and got in a nice rythmn of catching 5 or 10 fish then changing lines. I caught best by hooking a fish and then rattling in 10 4mm pellets ready for the next fish.
I found the 1.5mm hollow elastic was best as I didn’t need to use the puller bung which would of slowed me down. The bites were really negative, tiny little indications on the float or just the float simply doing something unnatural.
With about an hour to go I had 65 fish on the clicker, I couldn’t catch short for some reason and I had been feeding a little bit of bait down the edge. Time for a look! I caught 2 f1s straight away down here, same size as I was catching in open water. The next fish was a little carp and then not a bite so for the last 40 minutes I decided to stay on my open water lines.
The hooter sounded and the match was over, a look down at my clicker and 78 was displayed! It really didn’t feel like I had caught that many… but I had!
The scales came round and my 75 small f1s and 3 carp weighed 62-8-0. Which to my surprise won the match!
I had a really enjoyable day catching those stockies and that’s the most stockies ive ever caught so also learnt loads of things!
Sunday 28th January
Decided to go to Alders Farm.
I really do like this venue but have never had much luck there.
Especially on pines where the open was go be held today.
In the winter league last year I went on peg 1 twice and peg 28 once. There both right in corner and very feast of famine and just seem to be famine when I draw there!
Couldnt believe it when I drew peg 1!
Set up 2 lines.
Maggot and mircors at 14.5m
Maggot and micros to my left in 3ft of water.
Caught 2 early skimmers then had to sit and wait for bites. Its difficult becuase the fish have to be there as you haven't really got anywhere to draw fish from on there.
I ended ended up with 4 carp and 2 skimmers for 19-0-0 which was no good. 6th overall.
Lost a decent carp to after taking my time with it which has probably cost me 5th or 4th but thats fishing.
Im hoping to get to alders farm more this year as It is a long way away but its a brilliant venue!
Saturday 28th January: Round 5 of the Manor Farm Individual winter league today.
I struggled the first 3 rounds only beating a few on the lake so not really in contention for the league.. unless a miracle happens.
Last round I was lucky enough to draw on some fish and win the lake/match with 90-0-0.
Onto today I thought there would be some real tough draws.
Peg 8 on Boundary pool stuck to my hand, this pegs had a bit of form lately so thought it could be ok.
Set up 2 pole lines,,,,Both at 14.5m.,,,,,Where id fish maggots and groundbait on one and pellets on the other.
Started on bread didnt even have a liner which was worrying.
I had a look on my pellet line but that didn't produce any bites either after giving it a good 20 minutes.
To catch something I had a look on my groundbait line and caught some stamp roach on this for the next half an hour.
Looking round the lake the odd F1 and carp was being caught so I thought catching silvers was pointless.
After not getting anymore signs on the pole on my pellet line I felt my time was best spent on the bomb.
I had to be really patient waiting for bites.
A little boilie was best, my longest cast was 45 minutes and reeling it in after that time is hard!
I ended up with 4 carp and 2 F1s which went 40lb plus my 5lb of silvers left me on 45-0-0.
This was only enough for second on the lake and 3rd overall in the match.
Those silvers are really worth catching, I think if I went properly for them, on a hard day there well worth catching.
Manor farm 21-1-2017
. Been a struggle! Drew peg 13 on windmill. Broke the ice.
Caught some roach on maggots for 5-8-0 and 6lb won my section!
Hillview open 22-1-2017 . Peg 9 on Moorhen.
Broke the Ice and got very cold! Didnt catch a lot either! I weighed 6lb of small skimmers. Which was no good! Onto the next one! Good or bad day I always do a write up!
15/1/2017 was the 4th round of the individual winter league at manor farm.
I drew peg 3 on middle and fancied it to catch F1s. I fished pellets on the pole on two separate lines. And bomb and bread.
Caught a few early on the bread then went onto the pole and began catching.
Middle part of the match I rested my pole lines and fished the bread for 40 minutes and then caught quite well later on on the pole.
I had 21 F1s and 4 carp and weighed in 90-0-0 which was enough to win the lake/match overall.
With the table changing after today's results it's all to play for, with a few difficult draws last few rounds I was struggling but this 1 point has pushed me right up the table and its now all to play for!
Roll on next week
Harsecombe fishery - Field lake.
I really like this lake. The fish are stunning and fight really hard showing there really healthy.
Also its full of silvers. So if your struggling to catch carp you can alway go for silvers.
I drew peg 10 which is a peg I drew about a year ago on here.
I came 2nd in that match so decided to fish it similiar.
2 pellet line.
And line down the edge to the roots at 14.5m where I had about 4ft of water.
I started of really well.
2 carp and some small skimmers in the first 15 minutes.
This soon died and I had a quick look down the edge and had an instant respone. A very hard fighting little barbel.
The lake as a whole was fishing quite well. The anglers in the little bowl around me were catching as well.
Going into the last hour I felt like I was doing ok but myself and all the anglers around me had stopped catching and the 2 anglers up the other end of the lake were sacking! I think they moved up there in numbers and they both couldnt get in quick enough!
I knew they were going to be first and second overall and I was hoping Id be 3rd...
I weighed 51-0-0 which was 3rd overall.
2nd had 72lb and the winner had 82lb.
I feel I would of struggled to have that but I enjoyed the day and I do really enjoy this lake.