The Christmas match was held last weekend, as ever a great day out for all. 16 people fished on either the Canal at Enborne, the River at Hambridge Road or Willows lake. The day started with bacon rolls in the Lamb pub on Enborne road, then the anglers made their way to their chosen swims. The anglers who fished the Lake had a mixed day. Some did not catch but Les Durnford found some carp and weighed 41-14-0. However that was not good enough, Jake Heaver had the sun in his eyes so he moved to peg 28 with sun behind him and on the water in front of him. He found the fish in front of him and with carp and a bream of over 7lb he weighed in 68-3-0 to win the hamper for the Lake. 2 anglers on the River had a much closer match. Josh Purton fished above the road bridge and caught dace, roach, chublets and grayling as well as some trout (which do not count), to weigh in 6-14-0 to just beat Dave Smith who had a similar net to weigh 6-12-0. So the spoils in the way of a superb hamper (created by our Treasurer, Alison Durnford) went to Josh. On the canal Dave Chandler went above Guyers lock to peg 10 and caught bream, roach and perch to weigh 11-6-0 and win another hamper. Having had a good days fishing all retired to the pub for a hearty meal and a prize for everyone who took part. It is just a surprise that with such good fishing (wherever you want to) a good meal and a prize for everyone, all in very good company, not more people take part and support the club. Put it in your diary now for next year!