Wetlands Carp Fishery

Final - 16/09/2016

Last year we held the Midlands Carp Cup Final on this lake. Unknown to us at the time but proved itself to be very good. Plenty of fish were caught and some very pretty fish as well. We decided it was time to ring the changes for the Ladies British Carp Cup singles event and give them a different lake to fish and this one is ideal.

Owned by Fosters of Birmingham this is a syndicate lake. The venue address is Ramada Hotel, Penns Lane, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1LH Enquiries for any information regarding the lake can be acquired by email enquiries@fostersofbirmingham.co.uk quoting syndicate. or ring Darren Reynolds Bailiff on 07973 0708.

A long lake of 8 Acres, all fishing is done from one side of the lake. There are plenty of good looking fish in here. Take a look on Fosters Penns Hall facebook page and see some of the beautiful fish in here.

There is plenty of fish up in the twentys. As the Ramada Hotel is practically on its banks they allow use of the car park and this is under CCTV Surveillance. Access is allowed to the hotel leisure facilities on site (toilets and showers). All anglers must however take clean footwear to wear in these facilities as this is the only condition of using them.

  • Size of Lake 8 Acres
  • Type of Lake Syndicate
  • Fish Stock Approx 200 fish
  • Biggest Fish 29lb +
  • Features Far side and margins
  • Telephone 0121 344 3333 Fosters
  • Visit Venue Website
Penns Hall Fishery Ladies Singles 2017

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Pre Match Report

Wetlands Ladies Pegging map

 

We find ourselves back at this unique fishery in North Nottinghamshire for the second year. This time however all the pegs are taken and we have a full house with some very talented anglers competing to become the 2016 Ladies British Carp Cup Champion. Not only do we have the first second and third placed anglers from last year’s event we also have a host of Ladies from the newly formed England Team. It looks like a closely fought encounter is on the cards. Above is the pegging map showing the anglers in their selected positions. Who will become the 2016 champion?

 

Post Match Report

The 9am Friday morning draw was carried out amidst a torrential downpour which saw all the competitors and match officials crowded into the BCC HQ gazebo. Following the draw everyone beat a hasty retreat to their selected pegs where they had to set up in the continuing wet conditions. As usual we started proceedings at 12 noon with the air horn. I wondered what might be in store this year. By the time the rain stopped in the late afternoon we had not had one single report of a fish being landed, it was looking like a very slow start. With the recent weather conditions being what they were it was hardly surprising. The water level in the lake was down by approximately 18 inches and we had heard that the fishing had recently been hard.

Out of the blue we got a call from Emily Blake’s runner, Josh, to let us know there was a fish on the bank in peg 10. Emily was the runner up in last year’s contest, fishing from the same peg. This time round she came out first in the draw and had no hesitation in picking it again. It was beginning to look like she made a good decision. The first fish was just into double figures. It was followed by another mirror of 13lb 8oz, little more than an hour later.

We went into Friday night with Emily on 2 fish for 23lb 9oz and the other nine ladies all following and waiting for their first run. Before daylight Amanda Curtis (BCC marshal and last year’s 3rd place) banked a 20lb 14oz pb mirror, putting her only 2lb 11oz behind in second. Before breakfast England international Samantha Hoskins was seen playing a fish and by the time we got there she had it in the net. It was promptly weighed and it took the needle on the Reubens round to 14lb 7oz. We now had a top three, but with well over half the match still remaining it was anybody’s guess what the outcome would be.

Saturday followed Friday’s pattern with no action until early evening, when Emily had another two fish. The first one was her new pb and weighed in at 26lb 15oz. Congratulations Emily, we love seeing new pb’s at the BCC. The second was a lovely looking scaley, just an ounce under 12lb, leaving her well in front on 62lb 7oz.

We had four fish on Sunday morning and all of them before 7am. Debbie Taylor having two for 29lb 5oz. This took her into the runner up spot and pushed Amanda down into third. Was this a case of de ja vous. The other fish were both common’s, the first of which fell to the rod of reigning champion Elaine Taylor. The second to Lydia Jeffrey, who also fished last year’s event. Apart from these we had some lost fish but no more were landed. This gave us chance to dry our slings in the now warm sun which aids in the fight to prevent the spread of the deadly KHV.

After catching first, Emily never relinquished her lead. Debbie came from zero to hero on the last morning and Amanda had to settle for third place again. Which considering the strength of the field was a very good result.

Congratulations to the top three and all the other competitors. Keep a look out on BT Sport in November when you may see yourselves on TV.

Emily Blake 26lb 15oz

Emily Blake 26lb 15oz new pb.

Debbie Taylor 19lb 14oz

Debbie Taylor 19lb 14oz

Amanda Curtis 20lb 14oz new pb

Amanda Curtis 20lb 14oz new pb

Elaine Taylor 17lb

Elaine Taylor 17lb

Samantha Hoskins 14lb 7oz

Samantha Hoskins 14lb 7oz

Lydia Jeffrey 11lb 6oz

Lydia Jeffrey 11lb 6oz

L-R Kellie Margerrison-Ellen Beedham-Lydia Jeffrey-Amanda Curtis-Paula Marriott-Emily Blake-Debbie Taylor-Elaine Taylor-Sam Hoskins-Jane Henthorn

L-R Kellie Margerrison-Ellen Beedham-Lydia Jeffrey-Amanda Curtis-Paula Marriott-Emily Blake-Debbie Taylor-Elaine Taylor-Sam Hoskins-Jane Henthorn