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Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Match, Woodside & Island Pools

Updated: Jul 22, 2022

Twelve (12) anglers attended what has now become the annual Midlands Air Ambulance charity event here at Woodside sponsored by Worcester Angling Centre. Numbers were a little lower than anticipated largely due to many anglers opting not to fish on what was forecast to be the hottest weekend of the year so far with temperatures expected to be north of thirty (30) degrees. Despite the extreme weather, however, both pools fished a lot better than expected with Island pool in particular fishing well.


Winner on Woodside pool on the day was Andy Allard, who drew peg 14 on the dam wall. Andy's winning weight was taken mostly from down his edge on pellet, which accounted for 66-10-00 of carp and big roach.

Second place was taken by Graham Nelson, who drew peg 9 close to the island. Graham started his match on the pellet waggler to find a few early fish before opting to concentrate on both his short and edge lines, again with pellet. Graham finished the day with 44-04-00.

Finishing close behind in third place, and sneaking into the main frame finish was Chris Harris from peg 3 on the point of the island. Opting for an unconventional approach, Chris ignored the island and fished the method feeder down his edge with banded maggot to offer 43-14-00 to the scales.

1st A. Allard, Peg 14, 66-10-00, Pellet in the margins

2nd G. Nelson, Peg 9, 44-04-00, Pellet waggler, pellet short & pellet in the margins

3rd C. Harris, Peg 3, 43-14-00, Method feeder

Andy Allard with part of his 66-10-00 winning catch from Woodside pool


Winner on the Island pool was Dave Peters, who drew peg 15 close to the point of the island. Starting his match fishing banded 6mm pellet over to the island, Dave was able to find small carp in numbers before switching to his edge late on, again offering 6mm banded pellet, to find some better stamp fish. Dave ended the match with 102-08-00.

Finishing close behind in second place was Neil McMillan, who drew peg 11 opposite the other island. Again, Neil started his match by targeting the island fishing banded 6mm pellet up in the water at 13m before switching to his short and edge lines with paste to record 97-00-00.

Third place was awarded to Paul Kruckow, who drew peg 3 close to the dam wall. Paul caught steadily for most of the match starting on banded 4mm pellet up in the water before coming down his edge with corn over groundbait to weigh in a final 87-00-00.

1st D. Peters, Peg 15, 102-08-00, Pole & pellet shallow & pellet in the margins

2nd N. McMillan, Peg 11, 97-00-00, Pole & pellet shallow & paste short and in the margins

3rd P. Kruckow, Peg 3, 87-00-00, Pole & pellet shallow and corn over groundbait in the margins

Island pool winner Dave Peters with his 102-08-00 effort

A raffle was held after the match to help raise additional funds with the final total resting at over £200 Well done to Gary Hickton for running an excellent event and to everyone who took part.


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