Q5 Berners Hall The Res

Eliminator - 26/04/2019

The Res has 24 designated swims on 24 acres of water. The depth of water does vary throughout the year but generally, the deepest points are approx. 14-16 feet with a clay-based bottom. The carp get caught on all tactics, bottom baits, pop-ups, Zigs and surface at short, medium and long-ranges all depending on conditions, swims, weed beds and the time of year.

The lake has been carefully stocked with over 600 hand-selected carp & 14 catfish from some of the UK’s best-known fish dealers, some of which we have been growing on in our stock lakes since 2006.  This has ensured there is a good cross-section of all strains of carp including the original fisher pond mirrors, clean commons, heavily scaled mirrors, fully plated and linears. The carp range from brand new virginal doubles to a very large head of beautiful 20’s & as we write this we estimate there are 35+ different 30lb carp present. The current lake record Mirror is a fish known as ‘Rambo’ weighing in at 44lb 9oz and the lake record Common is ‘Buster’ at 40lb.  With both good numbers and sizes of fish present, this water offers a realistic chance of an all round great session.

There are on-site toilets.

Entrance gate is kept locked at all times.

Berners Hall Farm , Ongar , Essex  CM5 0TB

  • Size of Lake 24 Acre
  • Type of Lake Pre-book
  • Ticket Cost £20 day / £30 for 24 hours
  • Biggest Fish 44lb+
  • Telephone 01245 231746
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Berners Hall The Res 2019

Competitor List

Rank Pairs Weight Fish
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Pre Match Report

Post Match Report

Following the midday start on Friday the lead changed three times in the first 12 hours. Last out in the draw were Billy Flowers and Jamie Londors, but they were the first to catch with a 19 and half pounder less than an hour and a half into the match. Steve Blow and Jack Funnell had a brace for 38lb+ to take the lead. By nightfall Will OFlynn and partner Mark Johnson had commons of 34lb 5oz and 28lb 14oz to take them straight to the top.

The following morning Steve and Jack added three more to regain the lead. Father and son, Chesley and Luke Boughen also registered a nice brace to get them off the mark. Fish were starting to move on this new wind. Next to catch were Billy and Jamie with a 20lber, then Steve and Jack had a 16lb+ to put them on over 100lb. Ches and Luke had a second brace of 40lb+ which took them into 2nd place.

Saturday afternoon saw Will and Mark catch their third fish. They were now on over 85lb. Almost exactly the same time, Billy and Jamie had another fish but they were still 22lb behind third place. In an amazing 12 hours Steve and Jack in peg 3 put 14 fish on the scales with 2 of them going over 30lb. At this point they were just a pound shy of the 400. Peg 6 had their first fish, a nice 20lb+ mirror to get them up and running.

Sunday only produced fish in pegs 3 and 4. Steve and Jack had 2 fish, 1 being the best of the weekend, a common of 37lb 8oz. The father and son team in peg 4 added another 87lb to their tally, which took them over the 200lb mark. The top 2 pairs had approx 660lb between them and there were 5 fish over 30lb caught in the event. As this was the fifth qualifier of the pairs event, we now have half of the competitors for our August bank holiday Barston final.

First and second out of the draw bag finished in fifth and sixth positions were as the top three pairs drew 4th, 5th and 3rd respectively, which just goes to show that the draw is not always a defining factor.

Levi Letchford 20lb 4oz – Darren Pearse

Jamie Londors 23lb 9oz – Billy Flowers

Will O’Flynn 34lb 5oz – Mark Johnson

Luke Boughen – Chesley Boughen 33lb 13oz

L-R 2nd Chesley Boughen-Luke Boughen, 1st Steve Blow-Jack Funnell, 3rd Will O’Flynn-Mark Johnson