Over 60's match 2nd November 2016

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

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Club Championship match 23rd October 2016

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

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Over 60's match 12th October 2016

With  just three matches to go the over 60's visited Enborne canal, a venue which is reliably producing some fish on most pegs along the length. Henry Sadler took the win from the end peg which is always a good draw, with a good bream and plenty of roach. Dave Smith was second with a bag mostly of perch. Steve Thame didn't add to his "best 6" total, but Dave's second place meant he crept up slightly. The full result was:

Henry Sadler 6-2-0 End peg 17

Dave Smith 4-14-0 peg 9

Steve Myers 2-9-0 peg 13

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Over 60's match 26th October 2016

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

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