Barston Q1

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 A pegging

Post Match Report

For this match we have a 7am draw, no baiting up or marking until the all in hooter at 9am. We then proceed with 3 hourly weigh ins throughout the day. At the first weigh in 12 noon, Callum Gutteridge and Karl Palmer in hot peg A10 brought a staggering 18 fish to the scales producing a total of 217lb 14oz. At this point it looked like they would be able to challenge the lake carp match record. There were only two other pairs who weighed fish and they only had 1 each.

At the second weigh in A10 added another 48lb+ but now Nick Singleton and Danny Clarke next door in A9 came onto the scoreboard with 4 fish for 51lb 15oz. Again there were only another couple of fish to one other peg, showing just how tightly shoaled the fish were. By early evening Friday A10 were on 391lb 15oz and A9 133lb. Apart from these pegs it was just an odd fish here and there and we still had quite a few dry nets in the section. By Saturday evening due to the worsening weather conditions we had to lengthen the time between weigh ins as the expected catch rates for this normally prolific section were just not reached. We had a really heavy frost Saturday night  but some pegs started to catch a bit more frequently due to the fish starting to spread out a little more. With only three hours of the match remaining on Sunday morning A10 were leading, A9 were in second but now Richie Collins and Kevin Locke in A2 were on 20 fish for 196lb. These lads had a few fish Saturday and a burst through the night putting them firmly in third. Other pegs started to catch fish including Adrian Smith and Mark Faulkner A1, Kev Taylor and Matt Brown in A3, Andrew Bradshaw and Ryan Shand A4, Steve Meyer and Luke Oakley A8 but nothing like enough to trouble the top three. There wasnt alot more caught prior to the end of the match, we had three blank pegs.

Run away winners in peg A10 were Callum Gutteridge and Karl Palmer, who had 69 fish for 701lb 10oz but could not get anywhere near the lake record due to the adverse weather conditions. In peg A9 next door were Nick Singleton and Danny Clarke, who finished up on 22 fish for 261lb 15oz. It was peg A2 on the opposite side of the lake who claimed third spot with 21 fish for 204lb 10oz caught by anglers Richard Collins and Kevin Locke.

The fish did seem to be tightly shoaled in certain areas of the lake and almost devoid in others. The weather didnt help. But all in all I can honestly say this is the strangest match I can ever remember at this venue. Last year we held the event a month earlier and it was a completely different affair with way more fish in every section.

1st place A section Callum Gutteridge-Karl Palmer

1st place A section Callum Gutteridge-Karl Palmer

2nd place A section Nik Singleton-Danny Clarke

2nd place A section Nik Singleton-Danny Clarke

3rd place A section Richie Collins-Kevin Locke

3rd place A section Richie Collins-Kevin Locke

Callum Gutteridge 16lb 12oz C-Karl Palmer 16lb 15oz M

Callum Gutteridge 16lb 12oz C-Karl Palmer 16lb 15oz M

Nik Singleton 15lb 11oz C-Danny Clarke 18lb M

Nik Singleton 15lb 11oz C-Danny Clarke 18lb M

Richie Collins 12lb 10oz M-Kevin Locke 10lb C (1)

Richie Collins 12lb 10oz M-Kevin Locke 10lb C