On Saturday 24th July the club will be celebrating our 140th anniversary.
On this date the Stock Pond will be closed to allow the Angling Trust to run a “Get into Fishing” event. Angling coaches will give 30 minutes of teaching to anyone wanting to get into fishing. There will be tackle to give away to juniors and they will then have the opportunity to try out our waters. If you would like a 30min slot click on the link:
There will be club clothing available to buy, a second hand tackle stall and a raffle with some fantastic prizes.
Hope to see you Saturday.
Another big attendance this week saw us using both sides of the Canal – Pegs 1 to 29.
Because the matches are always so close all eyes were on the draw to see who would get the golden peg and the lucky angler with the chance to with the extra winnings was Ian Shaw. Ian was over the moon and knew he had a big chance with his Peg 21.
The match got underway with Jim Marcer on Peg 13 catching an early Tench followed by a second soon after, which he unfortunately lost in the lilies. As the match progressed news on the bank was Ian Shaw was catching and was admitting to a nice Barble and a Carp over 6lb. Club favorite Craig Logan on Peg 11 was putting a few fish together but was cursing losing a 6lb Tench at the net. Everyone looked to be catching but in the end it would come down to who could catch the bonus fish to get them in the frame.
At the weigh in Craig Logan was winning until they got to Mick Burke on Peg 19 who was the last to weigh in. Mick nearly didn’t fish the match due to feeling unwell but he was glad he did after having a fantastic day, catching a real mixed bag and a bonus Bream to top it off – well done Mick!
1st Mick Burke 18lb 13oz
2nd Craig Logan 14lb 10oz
3rd Ian Bradley 10lb 14oz
4th Ralph Marshall 9lb 15oz
Section 1 Ade knighton 7lb 8oz
Section 2 Jim Marcer / Ray Agent 9lb 9oz
Section 3 Ian Shaw 9lb 3oz
Canal closed Pegs 1 to 29 for fishing match – no pleasure fishing before 4pm
Roughs pond closed Sunday 27th June for club fishing match – No pleasure before 4pm
No fishing the Canal after 3pm due to club match – Pegs 1 to 18.
If you would like to enter contact Craig on 07793 351263
Draw 5pm, fish 6pm to 9pm
£10 entry fee
This was the first match of the Summer League, it was nice to see many returning faces and a few new ones.
As we arrived at the pond it was clear that the Carp only had one thing on their minds and it was spawning!
The match got under way with Tony Males hooking into a fish straight away from his margin but that was it, it as if the pond was void of fish. As the match progressed Craig Logan on Peg 32 was starting to put a few fish together, fishing pole to the Island.
However, it wasn’t until the last couple of hours of the match when people were starting to catch the odd Carp, Carl Wilson on Peg 14 caught a couple of quick Carp on the feeder, then a switch to pole fishing shallow saw him catch 3 more. Jim Marcer on Peg 36 was starting to catch the odd carp but it was last year’s Summer League champion Ian Bradley who was making a real charge – Ian was fishing pole to the Island and catching big Carp but it wasn’t enough to to catch Club Favourite Craig Logan who took 1st place.
Condolences to Ade Knighton, Mick Burke, Dave Perry, and John Low for blanking…. You wouldn’t think it possible to not catch a single fish at this time of year – better luck next time chaps 😂
Well done June for getting the better of your better half yet again..
1st Craig Logan – 87lb 10oz
2nd Ian Bradley – 61lb 15oz
3rd Jim Marcer – 26lb 03oz
4th Carl Wilson – 24lb 07oz
It’s the responsibility of every club member to read the rules before fishing. Recently there have been a number of members caught breaking many of the rules by our bailiffs. The rules are there for the welfare of the fish and to give fellow members a relaxing days fishing without confrontation from others. Anyone breaking the rules or fishing without a book will be asked to leave.
Roughs Closed for club fishing match Sunday 16th May
Canal closed from pegs 1 to 29 for fishing match, Sunday 18th April
Closed for a fishing match