Over 60's match 23rd September 2020

The fifth Over 60s Match of 2020/2021 was held on Bellwood on the 23rd of September. Ten anglers turned out in what can only be described as ‘variable’ weather, which included some very heavy rain showers. Apart from a 6lb carp, catches were made up of small roach and skimmers, strangely few perch were caught. The top three were:

1st     Tony Mortlock             10lb 10oz

2nd     Chris Evans                9lb    1oz

3rd     Henry Sadler              5lb    10oz

Over 70's match 16th September 2020

Seven turned up to fish the fourth match of the Over 70s five match series. Bill Dixon and Roy Spiers again targeted the Carp and again both blanked. The rest targeted the silvers and all caught some small Roach and Perch, with Steve Myers just pipping Henry Sadler for first place. With One match to go Steve Myers has a 5 point lead, but with 10 points for a win, both Henry Sadler or Keith Hallis are still in the running.

 The top three weights were:

 1st     S Myers      5lb 10oz

 2nd     H Sadler     5lb 6oz

 3rd     K Hodges   3lb 2oz

Over 70's match 19th August 2020

Only three intrepid Piscators braved the monsoon like conditions of the third Over 70s match held on Alders. I think they wished they’d stayed in bed, as once again Alders was reluctant to give up its residents. Henry also had two small common carp of 3/4oz (not counted as Alders matches are silver fish only).


 1st     K Hallis       1lb 4oz       Two Tench.

 2nd     H Sadler     14oz           Roach/Perch

 3rd     S Myers      13oz           Crucian/Rudd/Perch

Over 60's match 2nd September 2020

The fourth Over 60s Match of 2020/2021 was held on Knotts on the 2nd of September. Nine anglers turned out on what was another day when the fish were reluctant to feed. Perch, Roach and Rudd made up all the catches. The top three weights were:

1st     Keith Payne               4lb

2nd     Steve Myers            3lb 15oz

3rd     Mervyn Burrows       3lb 6oz

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.