Old Mill

Eliminator - 30/06/2017

The new lake is now finished and stocked ready for our qualifier. We know the lake is roughly square and will be pegged down 2 sides. All the pegs will have an equal opportunity of catching.

This new lake has been named Oak Lake. There will be equal pegging for everyone.

As with Chris Marlers other lakes we are expecting this new one to be just as good. It has been fished quite a bit and is producing lots of fish.

Old Mill Lakes is set in a rural location overlooking the Lincolnshire Wolds with stunning views.

The facilities on this site are second to none. There are large toilets and showers. Electric for charging. Fresh drinking water. A large on site cafe and a bait shop. The site is secure with locked gates and no one is allowed to just wander around.

  • Size of Lake 4 acres
  • Type of Lake Day Ticket
  • Ticket Cost £25 for 24 hours
  • Fish Stock Good mix of old and new
  • Biggest Fish Not sure yet
  • Features islands, margins
  • Telephone 01673 828265
  • Visit Venue Website
Old Mill Lakes 2017

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

Oak Lake Pegging Map


Oak Lake is the new addition to the Old Mill complex and we are the first competition to give it a try. Willow and Birch are already established big fish waters. We have used Birch for qualifiers and a Midlands Carp Cup final previously with good results. Under the management of owner Chris Marler I have no doubt Oak will progress to be Lincolnshire premier runs/carp match water.

Post Match Report

We agreed that as Oak Lake was an unknown quantity we would count all carp landed irrespective of size. It was interesting to see the different approaches being used by the mostly experienced pairs fishing this event. By the end of Friday 3 pairs had caught, Chris Donovan and partner Jason Monk had come out second in the draw and gone for peg 1. They decided to fish with method feeders and small baits to target the  stockies. This seemed like a good choice at this stage as they had weighed 8 fish for over 50lb. Next was Shaun Atkinson and Gaz Elliott in peg  9 with 2 fish for over 20lb. Next door in peg 8 Ste Alford and Dean Crust were on almost 14lb. Saturday saw the lake settle down and a few more fish started to grace the bank. The guys in peg 1 were adding fish on a regular basis and had an impressive 149lb by the time my head hit the pillow on Saturday night. In addition to peg 1, eight other pegs had caught and it was looking like a very competitive contest in the making.

By first light Sunday Chris and Jason had what looked like an unassailable lead, but who knows what could happen with any of the pairs more than capable of bagging a few decent fish to turn the scoreboard on it’s head. With about four hours remaining Shaun and Gaz were in second place on 73lb+, followed by Jamie Lisewski and David Halpin, peg 4, on over 54lb having caught the biggest fish of the match at 19lb 9oz. Next were peg 3 Steve Blow and Scott Dowse on 50lb 5oz. In 5th place and starting to bag a few were Scotland internationals Kevin McConnell and Alister Kirkhope on 43lb, followed by the rest of the field not to far behind. In a late surge fish were starting to be landed from both sides of the lake. Peg 9 landed their 6th fish to cement their runners up slot but Kevin and Alister in peg 10 were the biggest movers bringing another three fish to the scales and moving up into third. Steve and Scott landed one last fish but still dropped down to fourth. Unfortunately this meant Jamie and David were pushed down to fifth and out of the qualifying places. Mean while back in peg 1 Jason landed one last fish for the winners just prior to the final hooter. Nine out of the ten pairs competing caught. There were 69 fish landed during the match for a combined weight of 516lb 6oz. We had 12 doubles out up to 19lb 9oz and the average was 7.5lb per fish.

Congratulations to the top four pairs and good luck in the Northern final at Poolbridge Farms Q Lake on the 18th, 19th and 20th August.

Alister Kirkhope - Kevin McConnell

Alister Kirkhope – Kevin McConnell

David Halpin - Jamie Lisewski

David Halpin – Jamie Lisewski

Jason Monk - Chris Donovan with brace

Jason Monk – Chris Donovan with brace

Shaun Atkinson 15lb 11oz - Gary Elliott

Shaun Atkinson 15lb 11oz – Gary Elliott

Scott Dowse - Steve Blow

Scott Dowse – Steve Blow

Mark Ward - Danny Irvin 14lb 8oz

Mark Ward – Danny Irvin 14lb 8oz

Jamie Lisewski 19lb 9oz

Jamie Lisewski 19lb 9oz

L-R 2nd Gary Elliott-Shaun Atkinson 3rd Alister Kirkhope-Kevin McConnell 4th Scott Dowse-Steve Blow. Front 1st Chris Donovan- Jason Monk

L-R 2nd Gary Elliott-Shaun Atkinson 3rd Alister Kirkhope-Kevin McConnell 4th Scott Dowse-Steve Blow. Front 1st Chris Donovan- Jason Monk