Updates 2021-08-06 – apologies incorrect dates posted, now rectified
To avoid a clash with other local clubs and other arrangements for our committee, we’re holidng a slightly different calendar for this years Senior Championship matches
Our Matches will be held on the following Sundays through 2021 and in to 2022
29 August 26 September 7 November 5 December 2 January
PLEASE contact Craig on 07525 966 187 to confirm your place. We’d made the draw before our Evening Series matches on a few occassions and this works well, so will be updating guidance for future matches.
If you do not book in, you might be able to fish.
Please don’t forget to order your bait for the match, Conyers in Blandford Forum available for all tackle and bait needs.
Fishing the middle 12 pegs for the final match of the 2020 Evening Series, we welcomed 10 anglers who braved the wind to tackle what Nutford has to offer. The temperature felt a lot cooler than recent weeks, with cloud cover and the wind – the evening had a touch of Autumn about it.
Despite the wind a number of the anglers did choose to tackle their peg with pole, and the waggler is in favour elsewhere – fairly standard practice for Nutford. Minnows were found to plague those who fished shallow – those who did find fish found them anchored to the bottom – with Perch making a consistent show across all pegs.
3 anglers breaking 2lb weights with the next four anglers each putting over a pound in.
We knew the numbers were going to be tight, with 10 anglers, Alex would need to blank or go home early not to win the series – very little chance of that happening, and so the results show. Places 3-5 were competed for as expected, and the final table threw up a surprise for both Terry and Craig!
Congratulations for the night goes to Bryan Hunt for putting a 2lb 12oz bag together, with Ben Bentley in second and David Sollis (a former junior member) taking third – well done guys, great results and fantastic way to end the Series.
As for the Series itself, 1st place to Alex Compiani (72pts)! Congratulations Alex for superb angling through the 5 matches. Alex was the only angler to put over 3lb in the net and did so on 2 occasions; the weight table certainly demonstrates Alex’s ability, never mind the final points results.
2nd place in the 2020 Evening Series goes to Ben Bentley (62pts) and Craig Whelan (49pts) claiming 3rd place at the last moment.
Thank you to all anglers who made it out to Nutford Farm for the 2020 Evening Series, we had the largest numbers we’ve hosted in years and we had consistent numbers from the first to the last match – a real show of support for the club and our informal, friendly, club matches – thank you!
We were delighted to welcome 12 anglers to our fourth 2020 Evening Series match, with the top end of field 1 at Nutford Farm being chosen for this evenings match.
Mixed bags all round with Dace, Perch, Minnows and Roach being caught. The fishing was harder this week and the results show this. Varied techniques being used across the pegs, from whip, pole, waggler and stick float, the top end of field 1 offers a lot of peg variety so tactics and technique are key. Maggot consistently the bait of choice with some using ground baits to attract and keep fish in their pegs.
Congratulations to Alex Compiani again for taking top spot, fourth match in a row! Liam Tuck showed great skill and missed out on the top spot by only 3 ounces! Our very own Tony Beddingfield (who hasn’t fished a match so far!) turned up and showed how experience and skill can result in a great position in the rankings.
Upon initial calculation it may seem that Alex Compiani has already walked away with the series crown, however mathematically it’s still to play for! The top spot is a fight between Alex and Ben Bentley, we’re looking forward to seeing the next match play out! And there will definitely be some jostling for 3rd, 4th and 5th spots!
Another healthy turn out of anglers for the third match in our 2020 Evening Series. Choosing field 1 again for consistency and ease of access, the waters looked good with a tinge of colour due to recent rain and with overcast skies it wasn’t too bright.
A number of anglers struggled this evening, with good healthy debate over technique versus draw of the peg versus conditions. There’s something to be said about technique when those pulling the weights are regulars on the banks with keen attention to how they fish the waters. We spoke with Bryan Hunt after the match who’d fished field 2 and managed to pull in over 3lb of fish in 2 hours.
Congratulations to Alex Compiani again, winning the evening session with a bag of 3lb 2oz. Alex was kind enough to share that he’d used single maggot with a positively shot stick float running through his swim. Terry has a great night with a small haul of fish but weighing in over 1.5lb and Ben missed out on 2nd spot by an ounce which is impressive given the amount of Minnows in his net (must have been getting on 100 fish!)
A great turn out on a very warm evening, seeing more new members bankside and the return of David and Liam, having moved up in recent years from our Junior membership to Adult.
There was more colour in the water due to some rain earlier in the week, and fish were topping in all swims – the potential was there but as ever, Nutford can be a challenging place to fish at times. A few anglers took to pole and the rest of the field using waggler to work through their swim, the usual baits in action (single and double maggot) with some choosing to use ground bait to try and attract fish into their peg.
The first third of the pegs in field 1 clearly providing the results, despite there being favour among anglers for the shallower swims towards the top of field 1, the deeper swims continue to provide good fishing on a consistent basis.
We finished slightly earlier to make good use of the light whilst running around for weighing in, congratulations to Alex for his second win of the series, a super result. Also congratulations to Jamie, first time fishing a match with us and made peg 1 work like a charm – great work!. Taking third spot on the evening was our very own Craig Whelan, well done Craig, just missing out on second spot by a couple of ounces, we bet you wished you’d landed that first Perch now?!
9 anglers fished Nutford Farm (field 1), a bright but cloudy evening ahead without any forecast of rain. The water was clear in the top 12 inches or so, with plenty of Chublets, Dace and Perch to be seen in each swim.
With swims cut and some work to be done, select pegs were chosen for the draw, with feedback welcomed from each angler, post-match, on any adjustments needed.
Waggler was the choice for all, maggot and worm being the baits used. Some choosing to use a ground bait, the key to success was regular feeding to attract fish to the peg and avoid the minnows!
Terry pulled out a single Perch – and what a fish it was, a health looking example just over the 1lb mark. Chris had the largest Chub of the evening which wasn’t individually weighed but looked like it would be getting towards 1lb.
Well done to Alex for a great weight on the evening, and to Chris and Stewart demonstrating that no matter where you are in the pegging you can put a catch together.
Weights at the end of the night as follows
For this season, points are awarded from 1st to 15th placing. Thus 1st 15 points, 2nd 14 points and so on. DNW or placing 16th or lower awards zero points.
Our next 2020 Evening Series match will be held on Tuesday 23rd June 2020, draw bank side in the first field at 18:00, lines in at 18:30 and out at 21:00. Please note the earlier finish time to allow for time in weighing in, if all booked in anglers are in agreement – the match may commence earlier.
Evening Series – 18:00, draw, 18:30 lines in, 21:00 out
If you intend to fish, please contact Craig Whelan on 07525 966 187, or the club via Facebook, 24 hours before the match is due to start.