Over 60's match - Willows - 15.3.23


Seven anglers attended the final match of the season on a moody Willows, a change of venue from the planned Avington as its car park was too boggy.
With a cold and frosty start followed by a cold wind, the day was not easy fishing. Dave Smith was the winner on the day catching three Carp and one Tench, weighing a total 24lbs 11oz, fishing Peg 32. Second was William Bowsher on Peg 31 with two Carp for 13lbs 12oz, followed by Mervyn Burrows from Peg 50 with one Bream for 5lbs 12oz. For the rest of the anglers it was a story of lost fish and zero bites.
Congratulations to William Bowsher in winning the Over 60s Trophy, richly deserved for consistency in each match.
As this is my last report I thank all participating anglers for their support over the last two seasons. Should you feel you can do this job, Newbury AA needs you to keep the matches running.
The AGM is looming and the new season will soon be upon us. Get involved, support the club and matches, and keep this long established club strong.

Henry Sadler.

Result of the final Over 60's match on Willows. 

1st D Smith 24-6-0  - 2nd W Bowsher   3rd - M Burrows.  H Sadler, S Pallett, A McGarry and L Durnford DNW. 

New Years Day Match - 1.1.23

Eight anglers contested the New Year Shield, six anglers being club officials. The weather was mild, dry and with a slight wind. Peg 1 was drawn by Henry Sadler and Peg 2 Les Durnford. Lower Enbourne was very coloured but Upper Enbourne very clear. Richard faithful was the winner with 11lbs 7oz from Peg 16, second Steve Myers with 8lbs 7oz from the first pallet on Lower Enbourne. A total of 50lbs of fish being caught during the match. Our president Steve Pallet finished 6th with 4lbs 7oz. Tight Lines, Henry Sadler.

Over 60's Match - Enborne - 22.2.23

Just five quality anglers contested the latest over 60s match. On a damp morning, swims were drawn and battle commenced. The first hour very little was caught but improved as time passed. Steve Pallett fishing Peg 16 was the winner with 7lbs 13oz of Perch and Roach. Second Mervyn Burrows with 6lbs 9os from Peg 17, and third Henry Sadler on Peg 11 with 5lbs 8oz. With one match to fish, Bill Bowsher is looking to win the championship but a battle is on for the next four places. Henry Sadler.

Christmas Match - 4.12.22

The Xmas match was won by Brian Pallett who had 5-1-0 against Dave Smith's 4-14-0.   Merv Burrows was 3rd with 3-8-0.   The hampers were won By Brian Pallett from the River, Henry Sadler won the Canal with about 1lb and Richard Wiggins won the Lake with 1 Perch for 2oz.