Over 60's match 17th November 2021

With Guyers Lock under repair and boat travel curtailed, the Enborne canal was looking clear and moody. Thirteen anglers prepared for battle, all looking for a decent draw. The sun was bright and the wind cool as battle commenced. Bites were hard to get and slowly fish were put in the nets. The weight of the day was 5lbs 10oz by Alf McGarry from Peg 16, just reward for an angler increasing his weights match-match. In second place with 4lbs 9oz from Peg 4, Golden Arm, the consistent Dave Smith, end peg again. Following in third place from Peg 18 Steve Thame with 3lbs 11oz and fourth place was Brian Pallett from Peg 17 with 3lbs 10oz. Tight lines to all. Henry Sadler.

Over 60's match 3rd November 2021

On a frosty morning 13 anglers faced a moody canal. All pegs were placed at the western end of the reach due to several boats being moored. Bites were slow for most of the day but suddenly fish appeared in the last hour, for some. Top weight was Keith Payne (AKA The Man From Atlantis) with 4lbs 8oz, mainly roach, followed by Brian Pallett with 3lbs 5oz, again roach, and third Dave Smith (AKA Golden Arm) on end Peg 1 with 2lbs 2oz. Top three league placings are 1st Dave Smith 61 points, 2nd Tim Wirth 45 points and 3rd Les Durnford with 40 points. Tony Franklin also fished his first over 60s match, finishing fourth. Tight lines, Henry Sadler.

Over 70's match 6th October 2021

The final match for the over 70s league took place on Dobsons. With several anglers in a position to win the league, all 10 anglers were ready for action. On a bright, cool but windy morning battle commenced. The day was won by Dave Smith fishing against the island on peg 7, catching 2 carp, 1 bream and a few bits and pieces to total 20lbs 2oz. Second was Richard Wiggins on peg 14 weighing 4lbs, a mixed bag of perch and roach. Third was Brian Pallett on peg 36 with 3lbs 14oz, again roach, perch and a skimmer. The final league was: 1st Richard Wiggins with 36 points, 2nd Brian Pallett 32 points, 3rd Henry Sadler 30 points and 4th Mervyn Burrows on 26 points. A first over 70s match for Steve Thame after his recent birthday. Looking forward to the next season already and who knows, we may get a few more new faces. Tight lines, Henry.

Over 60's match 27th October 2021

On a blustery but mild 27th October, 12 over 60s prepared for battle at Enborne Up. The draw was made and anglers made their way to the draw pegs. Match secretary struggled to his peg as he had forgotten the handle for his fishing box! Rescue was on hand as a handle was provided by Steve Thame. With a strong down wind and boat traffic steady all day, conditions were tricky. The weight on the day was 12lbs 8oz by Steve Thame from peg 17, followed by Dave Smith, peg 12 with 10lbs 7oz and third Steve Myers with 8lbs 6oz on peg 16. Perch were the main catch followed by roach. A total weight of 65lbs 3oz, giving an average per angler 5lbs 7ozs. Next match at Avington. See you there. Tight lines, Henry Sadler.

Over 60's match 29th September 2021

Twelve anglers contested this round of the over 60s on a cool, bright, but windy day on Bellwood. Numbers were drawn and the anglers proceeded to the pegs selected. The A4 side was in brilliant sunshine, rest of the lake in cold shade. Fish were mainly being caught on maggot or pinkie. The day proceeded without the promised rain. At the weigh-in, Steve Thame came out top with 8lb 10oz followed by Henry Sadler on 5lb 12oz and Richard Wiggins with 5lb 9oz. Dave Smith's lead has now been reduced to 8 points with Tim Wirth in second place. Looking forward to the next round. Tight lines, Henry Sadler.