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2021 / 2022 Qualifiers

Golden Rod Feeder, Last remaining qualifier, Larford Lakes, Saturday 5th March 2022

The long road to the final concluded at Larford Lakes. The Match and Specimen Lakes hosted the sell out 60 peg qualifier. Conditions were favourable with a stiff breeze, highs of 10C and sunny. Winner today and progressing to the ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 20, Barston Lakes, Saturday 26th February 2022

Again a total 60 peg sell out for the latest qualifier. Conditions today being highs of around 10C with strong winds and mainly overcast and a heavy early morning frost. Winner today and progressing to the March Final was Lee ...
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Golden Rod Championship Qualifier No19, Hallcroft Fishery, Saturday 19th February 2022

(Re scheduled from Saturday 22nd January 2022) A full 60 peg entrée for the re-scheduled Hallcroft qualifier. Conditions on the day were highs of just 6C with heavy rain and strong winds. Winner today and progressing to the March Grand ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Qualifier No18 Larford Lakes Saturday 12th February 2022

A full turnout of 60 anglers on a dark and dismal day. Gale force winds lashed the lakes, but fortunately the rain held off. Temperatures on the day were a very cool 7C and overcast all day with an early ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 17, Moorlands Farm, Sunday 6th February 2022

All 60 pegs sold out for the popular Moorlands farm qualifier. High Meadow, Moors, Bank Pool & Meadow were all divided into 20 peg zones. Conditions today were not ideal with a stiff cold wind lashing all the lakes and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 16 Boddington Reservoir Saturday 5th February 2022

A full 60 peg sell out for this latest qualifier. Conditions on the day were very cold and harsh winds with highs of just 6C. It was never going to be easy with water temperatures little more than 3-4C, along ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 15 Barston Lakes, Saturday 29th January 2022

A full sell out of 60 pegs at Barston. Conditions on the day was not ideal with extreme winds, gusting to around 60mph and temperatures of around 9C. Previous week to the qualifier had seen the lakes completely frozen so ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No14 Larford Lakes Saturday 15th January 2022

A full sixty anglers were booked on for this latest qualifier. Conditions on the day were grim with heavy overnight frosts over the previous three days and day of the qualifier. Fishery staff had to break the ice on the ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No13, Boddington Reservoir, Saturday 8th January 2022

A full sell out of 60 anglers braved harsh conditions. Heavy overnight frosts with highs only reaching 6C during the day seriously effecting the fishing. Winner today was Danny Wilson who chose to fish the method feeder fishing long with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 12, Lindhome Lakes, Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Again a well supported qualifier with a full house of 60 anglers booked on for the latest qualifier. Conditions today were heavy overnight rain and highs of around 13C, a stiff breeze and over cast skies. Winner today and progressing ...
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Golden Rod Qualifier No 11, Larford Lakes, Saturday 18th December 2021

A full 60 peg sell out for this latest qualifier. Conditions were 6C with overcast skies and no breeze. Earlier in the week temperatures increased to an un-seasonable 14C and fish were evidently feeding the margins almost like summer conditions ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifer No 10, Lindholme Lakes, Saturday 5th December 2021

A full ticket sell out for this latest qualifier. Conditions on the day were grim, with highs of around 5C, heavy rain and a very cold wind. With conditions like this, bites were always going to be hard to come ...
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Golden Rod Qualifier No 9 Larford Lakes Sunday 28th November 2021

Match & Specimen Lakes 50 anglers braved the artic conditions. Parts on the Match Lake froze as the anglers were setting up. The sub zero conditions warmed slightly during the qualifier to highs of just 5C. Despite the sub zero ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No8 Decoy Lakes, Saturday 20th November 2021

Another full sell out at the popular Decoy Lakes complex. Conditions today were not ideal to say the least. Temperature, a very cold 6-8C, stiff breeze and mainly overcast. Winner today with an excellent 130-11-0 was polish rod Robert Twardowski ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No7 Saturday 13th November 2021

A full ticket sell out for this latest qualifier. Conditions today were a mild 14C with overcast skies and a gentle breeze. Fishing zones today were a full 20 on the Match Lake, 30 pegs on the Specimen Lake and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 6 Decoy Lakes Saturday 6th November 2021

A full sell out for this latest qualifier. Temperatures today were just 12C with a cold wind and overcast. Winner today and progressing to the March Grand Final was Simon Skelton from peg 13 on the Yew Lake. Simon fished ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 5 Lindholme Lakes Sunday 31st October 2021

A full turnout of 60 anglers all facing horrific conditions with gale force winds, heavy driving rain and highs of just 8C. Despite these awful conditions weights were excellent and very close across all the lakes. Winner on the day ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No4 Hallcroft Saturday 30th October 2021

A full sell out at the brilliant Hallcroft fishery. Conditions today were difficult with a mix of heavy rain, highs of just 10C and a stiff breeze. Winner today and progressing to the March 2022 final was Craig Tidswell with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No3 Larford Lakes Saturday 23rd October 2021

A full sell out today of 60 pegs on both the Match & Specimen Lakes. Conditions were cool with 12C and a strong breeze with cloud cover. Winner overall today was Paul Cook who drew peg 23 on the Specimen ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No2 Moorlands Farm, Saturday 9th October 2021

A near sell out of 54 anglers at todays qualifier. An impressive Moorlands farm hosting the second qualifier in the series. I have to say that the work Grant & Nicola have done to the venue is very impressive and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Round 1 Larford Lakes Saturday 2nd October 2021

Golden Rod Feeder Championship Round 1 Larford Lakes Saturday 2nd October 2021 Lakes Match & Specimen, 60 Anglers. The first round of the ever popular feeder championship kicked off to an absolute flyer here at Larford Lakes. Conditions couldn’t have ...
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2020 / 2021 Qualifiers

Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No9, Boddington, Saturday 19th December 2020

A full turn out of 60 anglers faced a cold day with windy and wet conditions. Winner today was Steve Ringer with 51lbs of carp all caught on waffter hook bait fished at distance. Steve yet again makes the March ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 8, Meadowlands, Sunday 13th December 2020

A full house for this latest qualifier with 60 tickets sold. Conditions on the day were awful with substantial cold rain, heavy north winds, and highs of just 3C, rising to little more than 6C. Winner on the day with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 7, Lindholme Lakes, Sunday 6th December 2020

All 60 tickets were sold but conditions prevented 6 anglers travelling to the qualifier. Conditions were similar to the Saturday qualifier with highs of just 3C rising to little over 6C all day. Very heavy rainfall had also fallen for ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 6, Decoy Lakes, Saturday 5th December 2020

59 anglers booked onto this latest qualifier. Conditions today were difficult. Highs of just 2C on arrival and only rising to around 5C during the competition. Heavy rain for a number of days prior to the qualifier which also included ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No5 Barston Lakes, Sunday 25th October

Another complete sell out hosting 60 anglers at the popular Barston Lakes complex. Conditions on the day presented highs of just 12C with light showers and generally overcast. Winner over the day and progressing to the March final was Michael ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 4 Lindholme Lakes, Sunday 18th October 2020

A full entry of 60 anglers booked tickets for this latest qualifier with just 3 no shows on the day. Conditions were not so good with highs of just 12C, a cold breeze and overcast. Winner today on a difficult ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championships Qualifier No3 Larford Lakes, Sunday 11th October 2020.

A full turn out of 60 anglers fished both the Specimen and Match Lakes. Conditions today, a cool 12C with a NE breeze and a combination of bright sunshine and part cloud. Winner overall on the day was Steve Rocke ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No2, Barston Lakes, Saturday 26th September 2020

A full house of 60 anglers turned out for this latest qualifier. Conditions were a very cool 10C with a stiff breeze and generally bright with little cloud cover. Winner today was Adam Wakelin (Daiwa) from fancied peg 124. As ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No1 Larford Lakes, Sunday 20th September 2020

Match & Specimen Lakes 20 match qualifiers started this Sunday, with 3 qualifiers making their way to the March 2021 final. The first qualifier was a total sell out of 60 anglers. All competitors fishing feeder tactics only so only ...
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2019 / 2020 Qualifiers

Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 22 (Final Round) Larford Lakes Sunday 8th March 2020.

A full 60 anglers were booked on to the last qualifier of the campaign. Recent floods had caused problems enough for the Larford complex in particular to the Specimen Lake. So on the day, the Match Lake hosted one zone ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Meadowlands Qualifier No21 Saturday 29th February 2020

A near sell out of 57 pegs but 13 no shows due to the extreme weather conditions and possibly down to the change of venue as Larford was suffering from adverse flooding. Conditions at Meadowlands was pretty awful with another ...
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Golden Rod Qualifier No 20 Barston Lakes Saturday 22nd February 2020

A full 60 peg sell out for this latest qualifier conditions were not good with a very stiff wind blowing into the river bank pegs and highs of just 8C. Winner today was Graham West (Browns Angling / Preston Sonu) ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 19 Larford Lakes 16th February 2020

Storm Dennis has devastated our lakes at Larford. Arriving on the Sunday morning of the match, the river severn had burst it’s banks and put in an extra 10’ of water destroying the stages and leaving the specimen lake totally ...
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Golden Rod Qualifier No 18 Lindholme Lakes 15th February 2020

A full 60 turnout at a wind swept and rainy Lindholme. Conditions  were more than difficult for the field with storm Dennis lashing the lakes for the full five hour duration of the match. Needless to say, weights were difficult ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No17 Tamar Lakes 8th February 2020

47 anglers were booked on for this latest qualifier. Disappointing numbers will mean Tamar will not host another qualifier for the 2020/21 campaign. Disappointing to say the least, but if venues are not supported changes have to be made. Winner ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 16 Barston Lakes 1st February 2020

Full 60 attendance for this popular venue. Conditions today were again difficult with a very strong westerly wind driving into the river bank pegs. Temperatures rose to just 8C but no rain thankfully. Winner today and making his way to ...
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Golden Rod Championship Qualifier No 15 Larford Lakes 25th January 2020

Match & Specimen Lakes. A full 60 turnout for this latest qualifier. Conditions for the match was cold with highs of just 6C. In the main, it was overcast and very wet underfoot. Water levels had receded but still way ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 14 Decoy Lakes Saturday 18th January 2020

59 tickets were purchased for this latest qualifier but remarkably, six anglers failed to show on the day. Possibly due to foggy conditions on route and temperatures of minus 2C increasing to just 4c during the day. Winner today was ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 13 Barston Lakes Saturday 11th January 2020

A full attendance of 60 anglers faced a bitterly cold day with heavy north winds blowing directly into the river bank pegs. Presentation was difficult and conditions reduced the catches all round the complex. Winner today was England international, Lee ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 12  Southfield Reservoir Saturday 4th January 2020

50 anglers booked on for this latest qualifier, conditions today were diffiecult with a bitterly cold breeze blowing into the east bank. Winner on the day was Simon Fry  (Garbolino) who fished at distance with a ground bait feeder and ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 11 Southfield Reservoir 21st December 2019

A near sell out of 56 anglers faced a difficult and moody Southfield Reservoir. Conditions on the day were not ideal with highs of just 6C and heavy rain all week, reducing water temperatures substantially. Most, if not all the ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 10 Lindholme Lakes Saturday 14th December 2019

This sellout field of 60 anglers faced difficult conditions with heavy rain the week prior to this event and very heavy over night rain. Furthermore, on the morning of the qualifier, temperatures were recorded at just 2C, rising to a ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Qualifier No 9 Barston Lakes Saturday 7th December 2019

A complete sell out with all 60 anglers attending this popular venue. Conditions today were good with highs of around 12C and a gentle breeze blowing into the river bank pegs. For most of the day, everyone enjoyed sunshine with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championships Carr Mill Qualifier No 8 Sunday 1st December 2019

A total of 45 anglers were booked on for this Sunday qualifier. Conditions today were bright but a number of severe overnight frosts, and earlier mid-week heavy rain slowed down the form of the reservoir considerably. Winner today was Matt ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No7 Barston Lake Saturday 23rd November 2019

Yet again, a complete sell out of 60 anglers turned out to a very wet and cold Barston Lakes. Heavy rain all week added colour and water temperatures had been reduced substantially. Air temperature today was little more than 6c ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 6, Southfield Reservoir, Saturday 16th November 2019

A full house of 60 booked on for this latest qualifier after a week of intense rain and serious flooding in the area. Today started with further rain and overcast but clearing later in the day. Temperatures were cold with ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No5 Decoy Lakes Saturday 9th November 2019

Again, another complete sell out with 60 anglers locking horns in the hope of making a Grand Final placing. The first heavy frost, plummeting temperatures to minus 4C over night. Also heavy overnight rain and day temperatures hardly reaching 5C ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No4 Boddington Reservoir Saturday 2nd November 2019

Again, a complete sellout of 60 pegs for the 4th qualifier of the campaign. Conditions today were far from ideal with driving rain and highs of around 13C. The reservoir was full to capacity so most of the field opted ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship No 3 Boddington Reservoir Saturday 26th October 2019

Again a full turnout of 60 anglers faced horrific conditions at the popular Boddingtons Reservoir. Heavy driving rain all day with a stiff breeze and highs of just 12C. The heavy rain however, didn’t stop the resident carp from feeding  ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No2 Larford Lakes Saturday 19th October 2019

Specimen & Match Lakes. A full house of 60 anglers turned out for the second qualifier of the series. Conditions today were far from ideal as the lakes had been subjected to heavy rain for more than a month. Water ...
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Golden Rod Feeder Championship Qualifier No 1 Patshull Park Saturday 28th September 2019

A full house of 60 anglers booked onto the opening qualifier for Golden Rod Feeder Qualifiers. Conditions today at Patshull Park were favourable with a breeze and mainly over cast with highs of around 16C. Winner today was Tony Randall ...
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