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Fishing round up:

Packington somers trout and coarse fishery

Packington somers trout and coarse fishery

LAST week there were 78 rods who caught 181 fish for an average of 2.32.

It was a slightly harder week with the fish pushing out from the bank and boat anglers therefore enjoyed the better success.

The best fish of the week was a 6lb 14oz rainbow caught by P Dudley of Birmingham who tempted it on a Cats Whisker fished on an intermediate line and it also accounted for four other fish. Wayne Johns of Tamworth had a five fish limit and put back his quota of six fish and these were all taken on a Montana Nymph fished deep from a boat.

On the members’ water Great Pool Aaron Lacey of Nuneaton had five fish and put four back with his best over 5lb, these all fell to a Damsel Nymph.

On Park Meadow Gary Cooper of Sutton Coldfield had a 6lb rainbow the best of a five fish bag and these all came to a black Lure. Top patterns are Cats Whisker, black Tadpole, Viva, Fritz Lures, Damsel Nymph and Bloodworm varieties. The best areas have been the sandbank, wires bank and out from the middle willows towards the high bank on Cocks Close.

On the Great Pool the shallow water to the left of the boat jetty is best. Contact the fishery on 01676 522754


Fishing and match report – week ending 7/2/10:

Saturday Open (Gearys):

1 Dave Duggan (Sensas, Dams and Locks) 23-10 peg 6 skimmers, crucians and tench on pole and pellet

2 Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 18-10

3 Dave Elliot (Moorlands Gold) 16 - 0

4 Joe Roberts (Kamasan Starlets) 14 -13

Packington Vets (Molands):

1 Charlie Watson 26-2 peg 37 F1 and carp on pole and pellet

2 Colin Preece 20-10

3 Johnny Butler 17-7

4 Brian James 15-0

Starlets Vets Winter League (Little Gearys and Willow):

1 Billy Hawkes (Little Gearys) 26-0 peg 14 F1s on pole and pellet

2 Alan Dolby 19-6

3 John Downing 17-9

4 Brian Reid 16-14

Sensas Packington Winter League – round 6 - (Molands):

1 Ron Savage (Lanes Bait) 34-3 peg 39 F1s on feeder and pellet

2 Alan Dolby (Lanes Bait) 25-12

3 Wayne Colloff (Fast Feeders) 25-6

4 Craig O’Brien (Maver) 24-10

League positions:

1 Derek Hartshorn (Swann Baits) 11pts

2 Steve White (Kobra Feeders) 12pts

3 Ron Savage (Lanes Baits) 13pts

Molands: The new F1s have been showing well on a few pegs with 35–37 and 46–54 the main areas. The best approach has been pole fished pellet at 10–13 metres feeding micro and fishing a 4mm expander or red maggot on the hook.

Pleasure anglers have caught over 40lb with the fish averaging around the 8oz mark. Around the pool skimmers, roach and the odd carp or tench have been showing on the pole.

Gearys: Improving with plenty of skimmers and roach showing to long pole with pellet, caster or maggot in nets to over 20lb. A few carp have been caught with pegs 17 and 18 or 31–33 the best pegs for fish to 7lb on a small method with dead red maggot on the hook.

Little Gearys: The top pool this week with pleasure nets to over 40lb reported. Pole fished expander pellet has been the top tactic but plenty of fish are coming to the feeder too. F1s and carp to 4lb, skimmers and crucians have provided the main action with pegs 7–13 and 23–27 best.

Gratuities: The milder weather saw an upturn in sport on Gratuities with tench to 4lb showing well along with small carp and crucians. The best tactic has been to fish a small ground bait feeder with red maggot, corn or hard pellet on the hook.

The pole also saw some decent catches with expander pellet fished over micros working well.

Willow: A bit more difficult this week with double figures a good bag at the moment. The water has gone a little clear and the fish are tending to back off so lighter tactics have been the best approach. Caster, pinkies and red maggot are all producing roach and small skimmers from most pegs.

Matches: Saturday, Feb 13 - Winter League - Round 7 - Gearys and Little Gearys.

Sunday, Feb 14 - Open - Molands - draw 9am, fish 10am to 3pm.

Season tickets are now on sale at £140 for a full ticket and £115 for a concessionary ticket. The office is open from 7.30am until

1.30pm. Contact the fishery on 01676 523833 (



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