Pool Bridge Q Lake

Eliminator - 28/07/2017

Pool Bridge Farm near York is a well established fishery, campsite and cafe. Boasting five serene and picturesque lakes they offer the complete all year round fishing experience. There is the on-site Stables café as well as ladies, gents and toilet facilities to help ensure that your fishing trip is as enjoyable as possible. We offer ample free car parking adjacent to the lakes and have disabled toilet facilities and pegs.

Showers are provided for those of you that are night fishing on our club lake, The Q Lake, a specimen carp fishing lake built in 2008 for the experienced and dedicated carp angler. The lake has a very unique design, where you cross a bridge and fish from a central Island to 13 allocated swims. The design of the lake ensures that we optimise the amount of water per peg. The design ensures exceptionally large fishing swims – 8 acres of water for 13 anglers – and ensures no fishing conflict. It also makes the pegs very even so we do not have a Peggy lake – anywhere the wind blows….

The gates to the complex are opened at 7:30am and are closed at 9:00pm or dusk, whichever is the earlier.

  • Type of Lake Membership
  • Ticket Cost One off £40
  • Fish Stock Mirrors, Commons and Grassies
  • Biggest Fish 35lb+
  • Features Far Bank
  • Telephone 01904 633340
  • Visit Venue Website
Poolbridge Farm Q Lake Eliminator 2017

Competitor List

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Pre Match Report

Q Lake pegging map 13 peg

 

Q Lake is unique in the sense that everyone fishes from the island outwards into the moat shaped lake. It is permanently divided into 13 pegs with defined boundary markers which can clearly be seen on the far bank even in the dark. The water holds fish up to 30lb + and also some grass carp which count in our competitions. It lends itself perfectly for hosting matches and is very fair and easy to manage. That’s one reason why we are holding our Northern Final there this year for the second time in four years.

Post Match Report

We have finally arrived at our last qualifier of the year. Q Lake normally produces the goods in matches. On this occasion however it was no was nowhere near as prolific as normal. With 13 permanent pegs and only seven pairs fishing they all had plenty of water to go at. As the anglers were ready and chomping at the bit, we decided we would start the match earlier and so it was all in at 11am instead of the usual noon start.

Even though Friday had one more fishing hour than usual it still only produced two fish up to midnight. Saturday faired no better, producing three fish for the day. At least we now had four individual pairs registering fish, meaning we had a result and wouldn’t require the dreaded cast off.

Sunday improved no end and by the 11am hooter we had as many fish on the scales as the previous two days put together. Pegs 13 and 2 were in first and second places with 3 fish apiece. Dave Knight and Jamie Craine had a brace early Sunday morning to consolidate their runners up spot. They also had me out in the boat at 6am to help with a weeded fish but unfortunately on this occasion I was unable to help.

Darren Wilcox and Jason Trought, previous two times Northern Champions, also had me out in the boat near the end but again they did not manage to land the fish as it cut them off in a fourth weed bed after previously being released three times. This however did not affect them winning the match. Christian Hughes and partner Daniel Holliday, peg 6, landed a nice 21lb 14oz common to put them in third place. This was the biggest fish of the weekend. While Lee Marshall fishing alone in peg 11 as partner Martin Howe was too ill to compete, took the last place in the final with a fine surface caught mirror weighing 18lb 9oz. This event was more a tale of fish lost than fish landed as pretty much every pair suffered from losses. The draw was also negated as he first three pairs out didn’t podium. The qualifiers all came out late once again proving that the draw is not always as important as we like to think. We now had our last four pairs to make up the twelve fishing the Northern Final at this same venue in three weeks time.

Paul Jones - Wayne Finlay 12lb 4oz

Paul Jones – Wayne Finlay 12lb 4oz

Mike Herrington 13lb 3oz - Scott Irwin

Mike Herrington 13lb 3oz – Scott Irwin

Lee Marshall 18lb 9oz - Martin Howe (2)

Lee Marshall 18lb 9oz – Martin Howe

Christian Hughes 21lb 14oz - Daniel Holliday

Christian Hughes 21lb 14oz – Daniel Holliday

Dave Knight 9lb - Jamie Craine 11lb

Dave Knight 9lb – Jamie Craine 11lb

Jason Trought 14lb 7oz - Darren Wilcox

Jason Trought 14lb 7oz – Darren Wilcox

L-R 2nd Jamie Craine-Dave Knight. 1st Jason Trought-Darren Wilcox. 3rd Daniel Holliday-Christian Hughes. 4th Lee Marshall-Martin Howe (not present)

L-R 2nd Jamie Craine-Dave Knight. 1st Jason Trought-Darren Wilcox. 3rd Daniel Holliday-Christian Hughes. 4th Lee Marshall-Martin Howe (not present)