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.
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.