On the hottest day of the year so far Jake Heaver made a stunning return to the NAA match scene.  Fishing his first match for some years he drew peg 54 in open water which suited his style of pellet waggler fishing. He worked very hard for his exceptional weight and a deserved victory.   All the other 16 anglers fished on the bottom with either feeder, bomb or pole.   Dave Smith Drew next to the winner on peg 53 and could only find 2 Carp.   Dave Chandler on peg 47 also found 2 Carp and the other weight were made up of single fish. Both Richard Wiggins and Ade Ager fought out a Rudd battle with both catching two fish, at least they secured good CC points on a vey frustrating day. The weights were:  

Jake Heaver 71-14-0

Dave Smith 9-7-0

Dave Chandler 6-2-0

The first match of the year on New Year's Day was moved to the Enborne Canal in hte hope of finding more fish. The move paid off and on the day there was a clear win for Brian Cripps with  16lb of perch. Second was Dave Smith with 7lb, then Tony Franklin just edged ahead of Karl Godfrey with nearly 6lb. This leaves it finely balanced for the last match in March with Mssrs Smith and Cripps level on points in the lead, and Dave Chandler in with a shout. The full weigh in was:

Brian Cripps   16lb exactly

Dave Smith   7lb exactly

Tony Franklin 5-14-0

The club championship circus descended on Speen Moors for the latest round and the second match of October. This time the fish were hard to catch and the weights were mostly under a pound. The big surprise was that Clarke Ayling rocked up for his first match for a long time and bagged a single large bream on the waggler to grab the win. With the rest of the field still reeling in shock, Dave Chandler with a few minnows for 1 dram, held on to his overall lead but reduced as others gained on him. The full result was:

Clark Ayling 4-6-0 1 Bream

Brian Cripps 0-7-0

Dave Smith 0-4-0

The final Over 60 match of the season took place on Avington with Steve Thame unbeatable for the title but chasing the perfect score of 60 points, but with second place to play for. Dave Smith won the match to steal second in the series from Brian Cripps. The fish were obliging with Dave finding lots of roach and a bonus perch. The full result was:

Dave Smith 11-8-0

Henry Sadler 5-6-0

Keith Payne and Brian Cripps 4-7-0

The penultimate fixture in the over 60's was another canal match, this time on Hambridge. It was a small turnout, possibly because the result is almost decided. Steve Thame blanked and again failed to increase his series score but Dave Smith crept closer to him with a clear win. Apart from Dave the others struggled for fish. The result was:

Dave Smith 3-12-0

Merv Burrows 1-0-0

Steve Myers and Keith Payne 0-8-0