The final match of the Over 60s series was on Enborne Canal downstream, with the title still undecided. Henry Sadler had a reasonable day catching quite a few fish but a boat turned round in his swim and ripped the bottom of his net out so he did not weigh in!! Les Durnford drew the peg that won the Help for Heroes match and the other two matches since then. He caught a good net of perch and roach. Dave Smith found some skimmers and roach and perch for a very pleasant days fishing. This final match saw Steve Thame and Brian Cripps both finish at the top of the table on 53 points but Steve Thame retains the title with more match wins. The full result was:

Les Durnford 10-3-0

Dave Smith 5-1-0

Dave Keen 4-5-0

The annual Memorial match took place on Willows on 22 Oct.  The field of 14 anglers was a good turn out in memory of the people we have lost over the years, awarding the Keith Scrivener Trophy and the Norman Unwin Trophy. In an unplanned twist Willows lake had received a treatment of Siltex 4 days before the match. Even though we were assured that it would not affect the fish we were not sure before the draw and we could not switch the venue. Jake Heaver continued his hot streak on the venue by fooling the fish on a method feeder with bright 6mm boilies. He had 7 Carp the biggest one weighing 14-14-0. Paul Smyth caught 3 Carp for his 27lbs and Ade Ager caught 3 Carp for his 10lb. However, Ade was pipped by Dave Keen who caught 2 Carp for his 10lb, size does matter! At the weigh in they recorded:

Jake Heaver 55-9-0 Peg 30

Paul Smyth 27-10-0 peg 39

Dave Keen 10-14-0 peg 32

The penultimate Over 60s match of this year was held at Avington on Wed 11 Oct. A warm windy day on E section of the Canal, but the fish were biting and the usual skimmers, roach and perch all played their part. With the leaders now dropping points from previous results, Brian Cripps can only score 4 more points, and Steve Thame can score 8 and either could win the series. With 6 points available Dave Smith could finish equal first but that must be an outside bet. The match result was:

Henry Sadler 4-8-0

Brian Pallett 4-6-0

Les Durnford 4-3-8

The Club Championship match took place on Speen Moors on 15 Oct. The big weirpool was the peg most people fancied and the winner drew it. 2 Chub, some nice Perch and Roach made for a good days fishing. Ade Ager was at the top of Parliament draught and was having a very good 2 hours then an Otter popped its head out of his swim! It went quiet after that! Dave Chandler was at the bottom of the green bank fishing into the bridge and again had a mixed bag for a good third place which makes him the most consistent angler so far. Matt Tarrant was in the small field on the main river and also had an otter eyeballing him!! The result was:

Dave Smith 10-5-0

Ade Ager 8-0-8

Dave Chandler 7-7-8

Brian Pallett 5-0-0

The Over 60's match took place on Enborne Canal downstream on 4 Oct. This match was fished in the bottom end of Enborne Canal and the anglers had to put up with people traffic. But this is where the fish are and Mervyn drew the same peg that won the Help for Heroes match. The Perch were still there and the match winner helped himself.   Henry Sadler made use of the end peg with a good mixed bag that kept him busy all day. With 2 more matches to go the title of Over 60's champion is up for grabs. The result was:

Mervyn Burrows 9-12-0

Henry Sadler 7-9-0

Dave Smith 3-3-0