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.
The Club Championship entourage descended on the Enborne Canal on 18 Nov to find that the canal was 18 inches down due to a leaking lock and the water was a horrible colour, there had been a mild frost the night before and the wind was out of the east. But theydidn't think it would be this hard! Les Durnford caught a big perch and a little perch and the rest caught a few "eyes". It looks like Les is creeping up on the rails with 2 matches to go, and must be a contender for the series based on the earlier scores. Full result:
Les Durnford 2-2-0
Jake Heaver 0-12-0
Dave Chandler 0-8-0
Read more: Club Championship 18th November 2018