Over 60's match 7th October 2020

The 6th Over 60s Match of 2020/2021 was held on Dobsons on the 7th of October.

16 anglers turned out on a bright breezy day, and expectations of a good day were high as fish were seen topping all along the lake. Hopes were soon dashed though, as it quickly became apparent that its residents were not going to surrender easily!

Wilf (Corner peg) Squires snaffled an early Carp, Steve (Northern Git) Myers had a 4lb Tench on the two hour mark and the rest struggled for the odd bite.

And then? well not much really, except Alf McGarry lost two carp, Wilf snared another carp and Northern Git never had another bite after the Tench.

All caught fish, but three didn’t bother to weigh in. The top three were:

1st    Wilf (Corner Peg) Squires              15lb 10oz  (Two Carp)

2nd    Steve (Northern Git) Myers          4lb 11oz (One Tench plus roach and perch.   

3rd    Dave (Wing Commander) Smith    2lb 8oz. (Perch and Roach.

NAA vs Reading Fishing Club match 29th September 2020

The NAA hosted our annual match against RFC on the Avington stretch of our canal on Tuesday 29th Sept. Seventeen anglers turned out, seven from RFC, ten from NAA. Although NAA were the clear winners on points, the weights were very close, with the average weight being 3½lbs. Weights were made up of mainly small roach with the odd skimmer bream and perch. The big perch didn’t show!

Top Individual weights.

 B (Pools) Pallett                           NAA    6lb 4oz

 W (Corner Peg) Squires                NAA    6lb 4oz

 G Callaghan                                 RFC     5lb 14

 S (Northern Git) Myers                 NAA    5lb

The return leg of the NAA vs RFC match will be held on the Child Beale stretch of the Thames on Tues 13th Oct. Any NAA member interested in fishing it must book-in with the NAA Match Sec (phone no. is in the NAA Permit) by Sunday 11th Oct.

 Note; Many thanks to John Cox and Richard Wiggins for cutting out the swims and car park. Without their help the match could not have gone ahead.

Over 60's match 23rd September 2020

The fifth Over 60s Match of 2020/2021 was held on Bellwood on the 23rd of September. Ten anglers turned out in what can only be described as ‘variable’ weather, which included some very heavy rain showers. Apart from a 6lb carp, catches were made up of small roach and skimmers, strangely few perch were caught. The top three were:

1st     Tony Mortlock             10lb 10oz

2nd     Chris Evans                9lb    1oz

3rd     Henry Sadler              5lb    10oz

NAA Memorial match 27th Sept 2020

The annual NAA Memorial match was held on Willows, Sunday 27th Sept.

 A cold and blustery morning greeted the 12 anglers who turned out for the match, which is held to honour members who are no longer with us, has two trophies on offer, the Keith Scrivener (For the match winner) and the Norman Unwin (For the biggest fish). This year they were both taken by one angler, Wilf (Corner Peg) Squires. Wilf had three Carp for 24lb 8oz, the largest 8lb 2oz. The top three weightw were:

Ist        Wilf Squires             24lb 8oz (including the largest fish)

2nd       Alan Symes              14lb 9oz    One carp, plus roach, skimmers and perch.     

3rd       Steve Myers             11lb 12oz     Roach and perch.  

Over 70's match 16th September 2020

Seven turned up to fish the fourth match of the Over 70s five match series. Bill Dixon and Roy Spiers again targeted the Carp and again both blanked. The rest targeted the silvers and all caught some small Roach and Perch, with Steve Myers just pipping Henry Sadler for first place. With One match to go Steve Myers has a 5 point lead, but with 10 points for a win, both Henry Sadler or Keith Hallis are still in the running.

 The top three weights were:

 1st     S Myers      5lb 10oz

 2nd     H Sadler     5lb 6oz

 3rd     K Hodges   3lb 2oz