Over 60's match 5th August 2020

The third Over 60s Match of 2020/2021 was held on Willows on the 5th August.

A warm, pleasant but blustery day greeted the nine anglers who turned out for the match. Again the carp didn’t come out to play, with only three being caught, but It was good to see the silvers showing, with some pegs producing decent mixed bags of Roach, Perch and small Crucians, meaning a close race for 2nd place on the day. Looking to the future, Willows is looking as though it might be a great winter ‘Silvers Only’ match venue! The results were:

1st     Wilf Squires                  27lb 4oz     Two Carp

2nd     John Bartram               9lb 13oz     Roach, Perch and Crucians.

3rd     Henry Sadler                9lb 10oz     Roach, Perch and Crucians. 

Over 60's match 22nd July 2020

The second Over 60s Match of the 2020/2021 season was held on Alders on the 22nd July.

As the Alders match is ‘Silver Fish’ only event, any carp would not count. Again, a hot day of bright sunshine (seemingly) affected the results. Ten fished, three blanked and only 3lb was required for the win.

1st       Steve Myers             3lb 3oz 8g     One Tench, 3 Perch

2nd       Chris Evans               1lb 3oz 8g     Small roach

3rd       Henry Sadler            1lb 2oz 8g     5 Perch

Over 60's match 1st July 2020

12 members turned out for the first Over 60s match of the 2020/2021 series on Dobsons. Conditions were variable, with occasional strong winds and heavy showers. For some reason (maybe the dark brown/green colour of the water) the fishing was hard, especially with regard to the roach. Only a handful of roach were caught. Here are the results;

1 Steve Myers 11lb 12oz. Two bream and perch.

2 Chris Evans 8lb 10oz. One carp and perch.

3 Dave Smith 3lb 2oz. Perch plus a couple of roach.

4 Alf McGary 3lb 1oz of perch.

Over 70's match 15th July 2020

The second Over 70s match of the 2020/2021 season took place on Bell Wood. Conditions were overcast, with a breeze giving a nice ripple across the lake, it looked good for a few fish. Well, a ‘few fish’ was all that was caught!

Eight members fished, three blanked. Again the Roach and Carp were conspicuous by their absence. Wondering if the increased angling pressure that all of our lakes have seen since the resumption of fishing is having an effect?

1st, Steve Myers 10lb 5oz. Two Bream, One Perch, One Bleak.

 2nd Richard Wiggins 5lb 1oz. One Bream, one Roach, one Bleak.

 3rd Keith Hallis 2lb 13oz. One Carp.

Over 70's match 24th June 2020

The first Over 70s match of the 2020/2021 season was held on Willows. In sweltering conditions, bright sunshine and after three days of high atmospheric pressure, it was sure to be hard, and it was. Seven fished, three took an early bath, four weighed in. Steve Myers took the win with 10lb 9oz, comprising one Carp of 8lb and 2lb 9oz of Roach.

The carp was hooked with one minute of the match remaining, and his shout of ‘Fish On’ was greeted with a rather ripe riposte from Henry, who was in the lead at the time. Second place was Henry Sadler with 3lb 4oz of Roach. Third, Kim Hodges with 2lb 4oz of Roach.