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20th September – Beechwood Kingfisher

Another good turn out this week with all anglers hopping for a great days fishing.  Due to the popularity of our matches sometimes the pegging can take some working out to give everyone a good chance of catching.  Unfortunately, due to club favourite Craig Logan not fishing this week, it was left up to others to arrange the pegging – much to the disappointment of everyone.  It’s unknown who pegged the match but I’m guessing they own a Labrador and a white stick as they seemed to miss out a number of pegs… This meant pegging was tight in places and left room for the fish to back off.  At least people now had an excuse as to why they didn’t catch 😉.

Craig Radford had the lucky Golden Peg this week, which was bad news to the rest of the competitors as Beechwood is one of Craig’s favourite venues.  We just had to hope he would forget to weigh in again!  The pond fished a lot harder than normal with only three anglers catching well; Jonathan Leivers on Peg 25, Ian Bradley on Peg 13 and Craig Radford on Peg 18.  Jonathan fished maggots at 14m and Ian fished hard pellets at 14m.  Craig got off to a great start, catching well in the first hour then his peg just died and he couldn’t get a bite for the next three hours. However,  in the final hour the fish turned up and he made the most of it to win the match and the Golden Peg – well done Craig!

1st  Craig Radford – 79lb 14oz

2nd  Ian Bradley – 72lb 11oz

3rd  Jonathan Leivers – 71lb 13oz

4th  Mick Burke – 39lb 14oz

Section 1  Ian Moon – 34lb 6oz

Section 2  Rob Agent – 19lb 4oz




13th September – Aldercar Railway

Aldercar hasn’t fished very well on our recent visits so we were hoping for better this time as all anglers had plenty of room with a spare peg either side.  Dave Perry had drawn the Golden Peg for a second time in as many weeks.  Club favourite Craig Logan drew Peg 26 and was hoping to make it three wins in a row.  Craig got off to a good start catching Carp on hard pellet tight to the far bank before switching to fishing paste.  However, as the match progressed a couple of lost fish meant his catch rate started to slow.  But as Craig’s peg was slowed down Sue Read on Peg 28 was catching well, fishing hard pellets short and her peg was getting better as the match progressed.  Craig Radford loves this venue and was beside himself with excitement when he draw Peg 8.  Craig fished pellet shallow for most of the match, catching carp and the odd big Ide.  Sue’s son Danny was on Peg 14 – we think – as the pegging was wrong on the bank!  Danny was catching really well down his margin.  As always it came down to the scales to decide the winner and it was Craig Radford who came out on top, with Craig Logan having to settle for second.  Well done Sue for getting one over Danny again 😉.

No photo this week as the winner is ugly…

1st  Craig Radford – 71lb 2oz

2nd  Craig Logan – 63lb 4oz

3rd  Sue Read – 62lb

Section 1  Danny Gaetto – 57lb 9oz

Section 2  Ian Bradley – 45lb 9oz

6th September – Roughs Pond – The Bruce Oscar Memorial Match

The match this week was on our own waters, on the popular Roughs pond, which meant for another good turnout.  As always there was some good banter at the draw – some directed at club favourite Craig Logan for drawing a good peg for the second week running – but mainly at Ade Knighton for his amazing tactics on the previous day’s team match, getting his team to fish for Ide when there wasn’t any in the pond!

Shaun Fogg drew the golden peg this week but unfortunately as he was on Peg 7 it looked safe for another week.  Craig Logan was on Peg 13 and his brother Adan Logan was on the next peg 12 – both got off to a great start, matching each other fish for fish but as the match went on the fishing slowed for both,  Tony Males had drawn Peg 1 and was fishing long catching big F1s and Carp until disaster struck when his pole came apart when shipping back and got stuck to the far bank meaning he had to go into the water to get it out.  Unfortunately this killed his peg and he struggled to catch after.  There was talk of getting him disqualified for wading 😂

With an hour to go “The Treble” John Lowe on Peg 14 was starting to catch on paste and looked to be putting a weight of Carp together. It was another close match with most anglers catching good weights. First to weigh in was Tony on Peg 1 and he looked have won the match, putting 29lb on the scales.  The next good net of fish came from Adam Logan weighing 26lb but could his brother beat him….  With a fantastic weight of 31lb Craig not only beat his brother but had enough to win the match for the second week running.

1st  Craig Logan  – 31lb 10oz

2nd  Tony Males – 29lb 10oz

3rd  Adam Logan – 26lb 8oz

4th  John Lowe – 19lb

Section 1 – Ralph Marshall  – 10lb 5oz

section 2 – Ian Bradley – 18lb 1oz

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Bruce Oscar Memorial Match – 6th September

The Bruce Oscar Memorial Match will be combined with this Sunday’s match on Roughs Pond.

If you would like to attend please ring Ade Knighton on 07835 306533

Food Menu – Home Match Days Only

Bacon, Sausage and Egg Cob  – £2.50


Cold packed lunches including crisps and a muffin – choices are:

Egg And Cress

Ham And Tomato

Cheese and Onion

Small £3.50,  Large £4.00


All orders to be placed by Thursday 7pm

Text or call Steph – 07950 218184



Match Result 16th August – Beechwood Kingfisher

Another good turn out this week with even more new faces fishing with us for the first time.  They must have heard about the friendly members, well run matches and light hearted banter – either that or they have found out that we’re pool fodder…😂  Regardless, it’s nice to see new faces fishing the matches.  The match this week was at the popular Kingfisher Pond at Beechwood, with more good pegs than bad.  There are always good weights and plenty of close battles and this was no exception with only ounces separating anglers at the end.

Junior member Ollie Flindall drew next to club favourite and all round good guy Craig Logan and he wanted revenge for the last time they fished by each other.  Craig Radford offered £10 to Ollie if he could beat Craig – easy money some might say.  Ollie got off to a great start catching three quick Carp in the first 15 minutes and putting the pressure on Craig.  Unfortunately for Craig he had Golden Oldie – AKA” The Tornado” – Ade Knighton pegged the other side of him, who was having problems playing Carp in his own peg and must have thought it would be easier playing them in Craig’s.  Apparently those WHITE CARP are hard to play!  A letter of complaint has been sent to the committee.

Meanwhile, Adam Logan on peg 12 and Ian Bradley on peg 13 were having a good battle matching each other fish for fish and only ounces between them both at the end.  There was another good battle going on at the top end of the pond between Ian Moon, Dave Perry, Lee Daft, and “The Treble” John Lowe – all four were catching well on the pole and at the end all four where admitting to 50lb plus.  First place went to Lee Daft on peg 24 – this was his first match with the club.  Lee fished meat down both his margins for most of the match catching Carp to 6lb.  Second place went to Dave Perry on peg 26 – Dave switched between fishing pellet shallow and on the deck before moving to his margins.  Third Place went to Adam Logan – Adam fished the feeder for most of the match but also caught odd Carp on the pole.  Special mention this week goes to Ollie who not only beat Craig off the next peg but also beating all the anglers around him, and was just out of the main money – well done Ollie.


1st  Lee Daft – 84lb

2nd  Dave Perry – 62lb 8oz

3rd  Adam Logan – 61lb 10oz

4th  Ian Bradley – 61lb 5oz

Section 1  The Treble – 51lb 1oz

Section 2  Ian Moon – 60lb 2oz

Match Result 2nd August – Stanton Privates Pond

This week’s highly anticipated match was on Privates Pond and with some new faces, over 20 people fishing and a extra £50 golden peg to be won everyone was looking forward to start.  Matches are normally extremely close on our waters and this match was no exception. Adam Logan fishing Peg 8 got off to a great start catching quality Roach on caster, but as the match progressed it was the golden oldies that started to make their mark on the match!  Ade Knighton fishing Peg 22 fed ground bait with casters and caught a 4lb Tench early and backed this up catching skimmers for the remainder of the match.  Dave Harris fishing peg 20 got off to a slow start but started to put a run of F1s together fishing maggot over Pellets.  Pegged next to Dave was The Treble – The Treble got off to a good start catching F1s but this slowed down as the match progressed.  It looked to be between the three but Ian Shaw had a fantastic last hour catching Carp and F1s on the drop.  At the all in nobody knew who had won with several anglers having a chance of framing.  Coming out on top was Ade Knighton with a impressive 11lb 14oz slightly over his 6lb easement – if his run continues I’m sure it won’t be long before we start having a presentation night again 😉

1st  Ade Knighton – 11lb 14oz

2nd  Ian Shaw – 10lb 15oz

3rd  John Lowe – 9lb 12oz

4th  Dave Harris – 9lb 7oz

Section  Adam Logan – 8lb

Section  Craig Logan – 9lb 5oz

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The Treble

Privates Pond Closed Sunday 2nd August

Privates Pond is closed on Sunday 2nd August 2020 for a club match.  Pleasure fishing is allowed after 4pm.

If you would like to enter please contact Ade Knighton on 07835 306533

Many thanks

Match Result 26th July – Aldercarr Acorn

It was an unusually poor turn out this week but this did mean all anglers had plenty of room with two spare pegs either side, so the hope was for a good day’s fishing.  Sadly this wasn’t the case with all but the top 3 struggling.  First place went to Danny Geatto on peg 8 – Danny really struggled for the first four hours with the only sign of a bite coming from a duck!  In the final hour the Carp turned up down his margin and he made the most of it catching 14, to the frustration of all around him.  Second place went to Jonathon Leivers on peg 11. Third place went to Matt Geatto on peg 20.  Matt started fishing pellet on the deck but due to the amount of Gudgeon he switched to fishing shallow and picked off the odd Carp.

1st  Danny Geatto 45lb 10

2nd  Johnathon Leivers – 37lb 7oz

3rd  Matt Gaetto –  34lb


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Match result 19th July – Stanton Roughs Pond

Another close match on Roughs pond with lots of little battles and plenty of banter.  Peg 1 won the last match on the venue and it looked like it was the peg to draw again with plenty of carp showing.

Adam Logan on peg 14 had a great start to the match – catching shallow fishing up to the floating island and on the deck.  He looked to be the man to beat but unfortunately a couple of lost fish seemed to slow down his catch rate.

Ian Shaw on peg 10 was also cursing lost fish.  Ian was fishing ground bait down his margin with either corn or worm on the hook and also pellet at 12m, catching Carp down his margin and a nice Bream at 12m.

Ian Bradley on peg 5 had been struggling for bites in until the last hour when he finally started to catch Carp fishing shallow feeding pellets.

Craig Logan on peg 2 caught over 30 skimmers fishing pellet at 14m but was unable to catch any bonus fish to add to his catch.

Ade knighton had drawn peg 22 and couldn’t wait to start calling time one minute early! Ade was sat between June Lowe and John Lowe AKA “The Treble”.  June definitely had them both worried, catching good sized Roach and Perch and the odd carp on worm before The Treble did what he does best and harpooned a carp of over 5lb, taking both the bragging rights and a section win.

Jonathon Leivers drew fancied peg 1, and caught mainly Carp, fishing pellets at 12m and 14m.

As Ade called time “on time” it was clear who was in the top 4 but it was going down to the weigh in to find out what order and who would get a section win.

1st  Jonathan Leivers – 28lb 13oz

2nd  Adam Logan – 27lb 11oz

3rd  Ian Shaw – 22lb 14oz

4th  Ian Bradley – 16lb 15oz

Section 1  Craig Logan – 15 8oz

Section 2  John Lowe – 16lb 9oz