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2018 Senior Championships – Match 1

Sunday 29th July 2018

We had half a dozen anglers turn up for the much anticipated first match of the 2018-2019 Senior Championship; weather extremes through the summer caused the first two matches to be postponed. We were happy to see old faces back at the bank and also welcome new anglers to the club matches.

Our first match was held across the first 13 pegs of field 1 at Nutford Farm; an ideal stretch with plenty of opportunity and capable of hosting many anglers if the numbers turn out.
Reasonable bags of Roach and Perch were had across the banks with Alex Compiani using the whip to great effect and bagging some superb examples of the rivers offerings.

Well done Alex on a superb bag – the best we’ve seen during a match for some years! A well presented stick float or waggler rig with maggot prove to be a reliable combination on this classic river stretch.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Alex Compiani10lb.00oz
2Craig Whelan3lb.10oz
3Stewart Randell3lb.06oz
4David Litchfield2lb.08oz
5Bob Steel2lb.00oz
6Dave O’Loughlin1lb.04oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

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2018 Evening Series – Match 5

Tuesday 17th July 2018

For our fifth and final match of the 2018-2019 Evening Series was held at Crown Meadows, given the performance of last week and the opportunity to finish up slightly earlier to the pub to chat over the Series. Still no rain to be had, so levels low, with clear water and very little pace, we held the match in cooler, overcast conditions.

We’d use the same pegs as last week (from the sty past ‘The Poplars’ downstream), with pegs 3 and 4 being pegged this week, however 4 was not drawn, 6 anglers fished this week.

Either end of the drawn pegs seeing very different bags of fish, not huge weights and certainly not anything like last week, Roach were to be found near the sty end, and to the far end (downstream) the Perch were hiding with Dace to be found in all pegs. The Chub didn’t really make an appearance this week as they did toward the end of the session like last week – and this is a great example of the variety of river fishing!

The results were quite a surprise, to see three anglers all catch 2lb 12oz which saw very little movement on the final tables for the Series. Waggler was of favour again, with Terry Greenslade opting to use the bomb to get to the very depths of what water there was.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Liam Tuck2lb.12oz
2David Litchfield2lb.12oz
3Stewart Randell1lb.10oz
4
5Tony Beddingfield2lb.12oz
6Terry Greenslade2lb.00oz
7Craig Whelan1lb.03oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

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2018 Evening Series – Match 4

Tuesday 10th July 2018

For our fourth match in the 2018-2019 Evening Series we changed venue to Crown Meadows, after a visit over the prior weekend to ensure suitability and confirm we had enough pegs to fish the, decision was made (thank you for being patient with our decision making). We had 6 anglers arrive to fish this wonderful venue.

Pegs were placed from the sty past ‘The Poplars’ downstream, a variety of swims with high and low bank features, reed beds and coverage from trees on the far bank in places. Making the effort to get to this stretch of river is worth it for the spectacle of it alone – not to mention when pegging out shoals of fish could be seen in most of the pegs, this was going to be a good evening of fishing – IF we could get the fishing feeding.

Slightly cloudy with a breeze, still experiencing warmer temperatures and no rain – this could be tough going. However, a few of our anglers found that the fish were biting at the first cast and those lucky enough to keep the fish in their pegs and keep them biting had a busy evening.

A mixed bag of Roach, Perch and Chub were the staple for the catches during the evening. Waggler with maggot or worm proving successful with feeding of hemp and/or maggot keeping the fish rooted to the peg. Worm was definitely working for those looking to attract Perch in the depths – Crown Meadows is certainly holding deeper water than Nutford.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1David Litchfield1lb.14oz
2Terry Greenslade0lb.11oz
3Stewart Randell0lb.08oz
4Liam Tuck5lb.12oz
5Craig Whelan3lb.04oz
6Tony Beddingfield3lb.12oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

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2018 Evening Series – Match 3

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

A continued dry spell wasn’t going to make the fishing any easier this evening, and coupled with a clash with an England international football match…turn out and the fishing was going to be hard going. 6 anglers attended the third match of our Evening Series, we decided to run the match across the middle pegs in the first field given the abundance of weed in the second field swims (despite maintenance prior to opening the coarse season). The weather was slightly cloudy but warm and still no rain meant water levels were lower still this week.

Variation on catches between pegs was massive as seen by the tabled results below. Terry finally found his form and put 2lb of fish in the net, a brilliant result given increasingly difficulty conditions. Tony and David proving also the fish were to be found, with a couple of reasonable Perch and Roach to be found. Running line proving of favour, with waggler and single white or double red maggot attracting the fish where they were to be found.

We’re quite unsure what happened between Stewart, Liam and Craig this week, questions were asked if hooks were attached to line!

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1
2
3Terry Greenslade2lb.00oz
4Liam Tuck0lb.03oz
5Tony Beddingfield3lb.00oz
6Craig Whelan0lb.01oz
7David Litchfield1lb.02oz
8Stewart Randell0lb.07oz
9
10

Full report and tables can be found here.

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2018 Evening Series – Match 2

Tuesday 26th June 2018

We saw 7 anglers return for round 2 of our Evening Series, the continued warm weather certainly causing some concern of being able to catch at all by those who turned up. Very little visible flow, a reducing river level and an expectation that the fish just wouldn’t be feeding at all certainly was the talk before the draw.

Well the theory was proven right – it was a tough night for all. Having pegged out of the top half of the 1st field from Peg 13 (as marked) upwards, there was plenty of variation between pegs to mix thing up a little. The Perch were to be found if you came equipped with worm and some patience. Various sizes were to be had with Liam and Stewart both catching reasonably sized specimens during the 3 hours of fishing, reasonable being circa 1lb.

The far bank was providing catches for all who ventured there, with the risk of getting caught up in either the overhang if your cast wasn’t accurate or snagging on some of the reeds and lilies on the return to recast. Small Dace, Roach and Perch to be picked off if you could get through the Minnows!

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Liam Tuck2lb.08oz
2Tony Beddingfield2lb.04oz
3Terry Greenslade0lb.08oz
4
5Stewart Randell1lb.05oz
6Craig Whelan0lb.05oz
7
8Gary Sollis1lb.00oz
9David Litchfield0lb.14oz
10

Full report and tables can be found here.

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2018 Evening Series – Match 1

Tuesday 19th June 2018

We opened the Evening Series with a superb turnout of 11 anglers, more than any single turn out of last seasons Evening Series – so firstly a thank you to all of you who turned up.

An exceptionally fine evening saw us at Nutford Farm in the first field, pegged out between Peg 1 to Peg 14, with 12 pegs marked out for anglers. A draw at 18:00 prompt saw anglers off to their peg to enjoy freshly cleared swims and feature rich from the close seasons inactivity. The water was low and clear, visibility of 18 inches easily in places, and as ever the flow at Nutford was on the slower side of pacey.

General feedback during weigh in was a steady start to proceedings with a tailing off of activity towards sunset, a very slow last hour amongst many. Favoured methods during the evening were waggler and stick float with worm and bread punch attracting those able to lure the shy fish to the banks and of course maggot ever present in the anglers armoury.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Tony Beddingfield2lb.12oz
2Stewart Randell1lb.12oz
3Terry Greenslade0lb.00oz
4Peter Brundish0lb.10oz
5Gary Sollis2lb.00oz
6David Litchfield1lb.00oz
7Alex Compiani0lb.14oz
8David Sollis0lb.04oz
9Bryan Hunt0lb.10oz
10Liam Tuck0lb.04oz
11Craig Whelan1lb.00oz

Full report and tables can be found here.