Boatyard 4 – The Hickling Shield

Sunday 24th October 2021

Mark Charlwood wins 2 in a row with 6lb 8oz this week

What with an emergency occurring at the boatyard early on Sunday morning and the best turnout of the winter season so far, with24 members turning up to fish this match, Colin and Jon had their work cut out with the pegging. All problems were overcome however and everyone was ready for the start at 9am.

Mark Charlwood made it 2 in row from peg 13 on the Crane Basin catching all day in his inimitable style to put 6lb 8oz on the scales. Just behind him and on the other side of the Crane on peg 3 was Roger Farmer with 6lb 2oz. Roger was regretting the loss of a big perch which cost him top spot this week but ain’t that just the way things go – 2nd’s not so bad!

Jon Burton had 5lb 13oz for 3rd place from end peg on the Big Basin which made up for all the pegging problems.

Yet again everyone caught and match organiser Colin Jonas managed to snare a decent skimmer to go with his small fish and claim his first section win of the winter – well done Colin!

Colin’s section winning skimmer

Hopefully next week will see the last of the busy weeks and the boats will be in for the winter and maybe the weights will improve – this might also be helped if there were less cormorants to be seen in the yards. There were 2 or 3 in each basin this week all reeking havoc with the roach and skimmers.

Next week is the 1st round of the Singles Knockout – will you qualify? only one way to find out come and fish!………………..See you there

Pegging 24-10-21
Results 24-10-21

Boatyard 3 Sunday 17th October 2021

Mark Charlwood wins this week with 8lb 8oz seen here enjoying a well earned rich tea biscuit!

A light drizzle welcomed the 22 anglers who ventured out to this weeks match at the boatyards and after last weeks improvement in weights there was some optimism about how it would fish.

For about the first 2 .5 hours of the match the optimism seemed to be correct as everyone seemed to be catching – and some seemed to be emptying it! Mike Dossena on peg 20 on the big basin got off to a flyer only to have his peg completely ruined when a boat attempted to moor right on top of him! (Don’t think “sorry I didn’t see you there” really consoled Mike).

Unfortunately the catching slowed down to scratching for bites in the last 2 hours of the match as the fish just switched off . Something to do with low tide according to Colin………

Mark Charlwood clocked up his first win of the winter from peg 3 on the top of the Crane Basin with 8lb 8oz. Mark said he caught 8lb in the first 2 hours and 8oz in the last 3hrs.

Ian Jones was on peg 9 on goose green and came in 2nd with 8lb 4oz then came Jon Burton in 3rd with 7lb 13oz off peg 13 on the river.

There were no blanks again this week and all sections were won with over 5.5lb so it makes for a closely contested match with the winners coming from different sections and the fish seem spread throughout the basins.

Next week it’s the Hickling Shield ………………See you there…….might even get my car back by then!!!!

Pegging 17-10-21
Results sheet

Boatyard 2 David King Bowl

Sunday 10th October 2021

Trevor Dodson wins this week (Old Photo sorry)

There was a field of 18 for this Sundays match at the boatyards, which provided some better fishing than last week. Trevor Dodson managed to get himself an end peg (no jetties in the bag yet) and from peg 25 on the big basin proceeded to win with 11lb 9oz. He was closely followed by Dave Edgerton who was on peg 4 in the Crane Basin where he had 11lb 4oz with Mark Tricker on peg 2 coming 3rd with 9lb 4oz.

There were some good backing weights with half the field catching over 5lb so maybe things are looking up a 3lb 3oz bream being caught gives us all hope. Sorry the report is a bit short this week but I am a lacking a few details as I wasn’t there – thanks to my car deciding to die on the NDR. Hopefully next week will be better and maybe I can actually make it to the match!!!!! ……….. see you there.

Pegging map
Results sheet

Boatyard 1 – Sunday 3rd October 2021

Dave Dearman wins 1st Match at Boatyard with 6lb 13oz

17 anglers arrived at the boatyard in Stalham to fish the first match of the winter season this Sunday. The pegging was all towards the “river” end of the basins (with some pegs on the river along goose green) and it was hoped that some skimmers would feature in the catches. Well they did but not in quite the numbers or sizes that were hoped for! Dave Dearman was on peg 25 on the river near the big basin and had 6lb 13oz of small fish for 1st place this week. He was followed by John Higginson on peg 4 in the Crane who had skimmers up to 4oz in his 6lb 1oz net for 2nd and then it was Mike Dossena with skimmers and roach on peg 2 weighing 5lb 10z for 3rd .

Results sheet
Pegging map

Elsewhere Mark Charlwood won his section from peg 17 in the Gate Basin with 5lb 1oz and Denny Hammond and Dave Edgerton shared their section prize as they both weighed 3lb 1oz.

So not a high weight start but no blanks either! – we can only see if things improve over the coming weeks.

Next week is the David King Bowl …………………See you there

Sunday 26th September 2021 – Meadow Farm

Jon Burton wins the last summer match with 57lb

Meadow Farm Fishery was the final venue this summer.

We were fishing on Willow lake.

Only 12 members made the trip this week which was a little poor.

Overall it’s been quite a good summer with plenty of fish caught by all. I’m handing back to Chris now for the boatyard reports.

1st Jon Burton 57lb

2nd Mark Seaman 51lb 15oz

3rd Martin Littlefield 30lb 3oz

4th Trevor Dodson 25lb 5oz

5th Mark Charlwood 22lb 8oz

6th Alex Watson 20lb 10oz

7th Mike Dossena 20lb

8th Mark Harmer 13lb 1oz

9th Dave Easter 9lb 14oz

10th John Higgingson 8lb 3oz

11th Dave Dearman 8lb

12th Dave Edgerton 4lb 9oz

Don’t forget to book in before by 7.45am for 8am draw

Sunday 19th September Reepham Fishery

Dave Agass Memorial Pairs – Match 2

Once again it was Reepham fishery for the second round of the Dave Agass pairs memorial match.

The winning pair of Dennis Goodwin & Mike Dossena receive their trophies

With only 35lb separating the top 2 it was still all to fish for.

Overcast conditions greeted us this week with the threat of rain later( and it did).

Dennis Goodwin 152lb 14oz Guest

1st Mark Harmer 147lb 2oz

2nd Mike Dossena 138lb

3rd Jon Burton 120lb 13oz

4th Mark Charlwood 108lb 11oz

5th Mark Seaman 95lb 12oz

6th Tony Wilkinson 74lb 7oz

7th Dave Gipson 62lb 15oz

8th Dave Easter 62lb 13oz

9th Dave Dearman 60lb 3oz

10th Trevor Dodson 52lb 2oz

11th Dave Edgerton 40lb 6oz

12th Adie Hall 37lb 13oz

13th Martin Harding 37lb 1oz

14th John Higgingson 36lb 11oz

15th Martin Littlefield 18lb 7oz

The final standing in the pairs was

1st Mike D + Dennis G 496lb 8oz

2nd Tony W + Mark C 423lb 15oz

3rd Martin H + Mark H 349lb 10oz

Well done everyone who fished.

Would also like to thank Dave’s brother Rob & Leo for presenting the trophy’s to the winners.

Can’t wait to do it all again next year.

Next week it’s the last summer match of 2021 at Meadow Farm Fishery.

See you all there.

Sunday 12th September – Reepham Fishery

Dave Agass Memorial Pairs – Match 1

Reepham fishery was the venue this week for the first round of the Dave Agass memorial pairs match.

15 members and our guest Dennis Goodwin turn out this week.

With the teams drawn and and the pegs drawn it was time to see who would be in pole position for next week.

1st Mark Charlwood 191lb 15oz

2nd Mark Seaman 156lb 9oz

3rd Dennis Goodwin 142lb 13oz

4th Mark Harmer 128lb 2oz

5th Trevor Dodson 96lb 2oz

6th Alex Watson 93lb

7th Mike Dossena 62lb 13oz

8th Tony Wilkinson 48lb 14oz

9th Martin Harding 42lb 5oz

10th Adie Hall 41lb 6oz

11th Jon Burton 38lb 9oz

12th Dave Gipson 37lb 9oz

13th Dave Edgerton 33lb 7oz

14th John Higgingson 20lb

15th Dave Dearman 18lb 14oz

16th Martin Littlefield 18lb 14oz

The top 3 after round 1

M. Charlwood & T. Wilkinson 240lb 13oz

M. Dossena & D. Goodwin 205lb 10oz

M. Seaman & D. Dearman 174lb 13oz

So it’s all still quite open for round 2 next week.

See you all there.

Sunday 5th September 2021 -Barford Railway

Jon Burton wins at Railway Lake this week with 54lb 13oz

Railway lake was once again the venue.

14 members again made the long trip hoping for better luck than last weeks low numbers as we were in the high numbers this week.

Warm weather greeted us all.

1st Jon Burton 54lb 13oz

2nd Mark Seaman 34lb 11oz

3rd Trevor Dodson 28lb 8oz

4th Mark Harmer 24lb 15oz

5th Alex Watson 19lb

6th Mark Charlwood 16lb 10oz

7th Mike Dossena 14lb 1oz

8= John Higgingson 6lb 11oz

8=Tony Wilkinson 6lb 11oz

10th Adie Hall 6lb 1oz

11th Dave Dearman 5lb 6oz

12th Martin Harding 4lb 11oz

13th Dave Edgerton 3lb 10oz

And 1 D’N’W this week.

Next week it’s the first round of the pairs match at Reepham.

See you all there.

Sunday 29th August – Barford Railway

Mark Harmer wins at Railway with 31lb 10oz

This was the first part of our 2 trips to Railway lake.

First up was the low numbers.

14 turn up at the draw bag all hoping for a good days fishing.

But that’s not quite how it went!

1st Mark Harmer 31lb 10oz

2nd John Higgingson 23lb 10oz

3rd Dave Gipson 16lb 15oz

4th Alex Watson 14lb 11oz

5th Jon Burton 13lb 6oz

6th Trevor Dodson 12lb 10oz

7th Adie Hall 10lb 6oz

8th Dave Edgerton 6lb 2oz

9th Dave Dearman 4lb 1oz

10th Martin Harding 2lb 9oz

And 4 D’N’W’s this week.

Next week it’s the turn of the high numbers and let’s hope the fish are much more hungry.

See you all there.

Sunday 22nd August 2021 – Melton Pond 4

Melton pond 4 was the venue

Mark Seaman wins at Melton this week

Only 10 members made the trip today which was well down from previous trips.

With the pond being rock hard and clear only the hardy souls turned out.

To everybody’s surprise on arrival the water color had returned.

With the draw done the forecasted rain arrived but by the end the sun was shining.

1st Mark Seaman 37lb 9oz

2nd Mark Harmer 25lb 10oz

3rd Trevor Dodson 13lb 7oz

4th Adie Hall 10lb 1oz

5th Dave Dearman 7lb 2oz

6th Mark Charlwood 5lb 1oz

7th Alex Watson 3lb 9oz

8th Martin Littlefield 1lb 6oz

9th Dave Edgerton 0lb 9oz

And 1 D’N’W this week.

Next week it’s off to Railway

See you all there.

See below details of Dave Agass Memorial matches at Reepham