Barston Q3

Eliminator - 29/04/2016

Barston is one of those incredibly prolific carp / match venues that, in the right conditions and on the right day, can produce massive weights. Indeed it is one of only 4 venues in the country to be in the 1000lb club during an official competition; the others being the famous Drayton Reservoir, Thorpe Lea, and Elphicks North Lake. For this qualifier we split the lake into 3 sections of 10 anglers with the top three weights in each section proceeding to the final.
2014 Midlands Qualifier saw Steve Blow and Rob Burgess nearly break the carp match record on here. They were 60lb odd short. Wonder if anyone can do it this year.
Anglers are allowed to use the golf clubhouse which means we have some of the best catering facilities located at a fishery in the country. There is a bar open from 7am, food available at all times to eat in or takeaway, and toilets and showers available. Please bear in mind other users of the clubhouse and we respectfully ask you to remove any outerwear which may have been in contact with fish before going into the clubhouse. Also if any weddings on please keep out of he function room.
As you will all know now this final will be scored by the Best 5 fish caught for each pair in the 48 hours. This cuts out any peginess on the lake and gives everyone a fair chance.

  • Size of Lake 25 acres
  • Type of Lake Day ticket
  • Ticket Cost £8.50 Night fishing members only
  • Fish Stock Huge stock of growing fish
  • Biggest Fish 35lb+
  • Features Margins, islands, silt
  • Telephone 01675 444890
  • Visit Venue Website
Barston Lake 2018

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

This year we have a full house of 30 pairs on this famous West Midlands venue. It is always popular amongst carp match anglers as the chance of huge weights is a possibility. This event is a Midlands triple qualifier with the lake being split in to three sections of ten. Qualification will be achieved by finishing in the top 3 of each section. The facilities at Barston are second to none, which is why this venue is an ever present on our carp match calendar. The event will commence at 9am Friday and run through till 9am Sunday. We will be doing 3 hourly weigh ins between 6am and 12am with regular updates and photos being posted in Facebook and our website. So if you want to know whats happening during the weekend you know where to look.

MCC 2016 Qualifier Pegging Map Section C pegging

Post Match Report

Only 4 pairs caught in this section, and the three that caught more than one fish all qualified. The first weigh in after three hours produced fish for Steve Blow and Rob Burgess in C1, Tony Reynolds and Dan Faulkner in C3 and Jamie Londors and Bobby Marvin in C4. By Friday night C3 had two small fish, putting them on just over 14lb in third place. Second were the guys in C1 with their only fish and in first place was C4 with one fish for 16lb.

Saturday was very slow but by the end of the day peg C4 were in first place on 42lb+. Paul Butler and Kevin Durling in peg C5 banked three fish during the day putting them second on 40lb 2oz. Next came C1 and C3 who hadnt managed to bring any more fish to the scales. Sunday morning saw Jamie and Bobby land another two fish bringing their total to 66lb 9oz for 5 fish. Next was Paul and Kevin with their three fish for 40lb 2oz. The last and most important fish was caught by Tony Reynolds putting him onto 26lb 11oz for three fish and edging out the guys in C1 to take the third qualifying spot. This was a great achievement considering Tony having to fish on his own all weekend due to partner Dan Faulkner having other commitments. Dan however will be available to fish in the final.

To say the weather was dire during the weekend is an understatement and this year it is a month later than last. That is what makes match fishing so interesting as you can never predict the outcome even basing it on previous history.

1st place C section Bobby Marvin-Jamie Londors

1st place C section Bobby Marvin-Jamie Londors

2nd place C section Paul Butler-Kevin Durling

2nd place C section Paul Butler-Kevin Durling

3rd place C section Tony Reynolds

3rd place C section Tony Reynolds

Jamie Londors-Bobby Marvin 16lb M

Jamie Londors-Bobby Marvin 16lb M

Kevin Durling-Paul Butler 19lb 14oz

Kevin Durling-Paul Butler 19lb 14oz

Tony Reynolds 12lb 9oz

Tony Reynolds 12lb 9oz