Holly Farm – Sunday 14th April 2019

Mark Charlwood wins this week at Holly Farm,

Holly Farm South Walsham was the venue for this weeks match, 19 members made the trip which was a very good turn out. Everyone expected the fishing to be hard due to quite chilly weather conditions with a nice hail shower midway through.

Mark Charlwood won this week from peg 14. Mark fished with soft pellets and weighed 14lb 8oz which was a good weight considering the conditions. Good job!

John Hehir was the second from peg 5 with 12lb 12oz Well done, John!

The third place goes to Dave Gipson who was fishing peg 4 and weighed 10lb 12oz

Well done, Dave!

Let’s hope summer arrives soon.

1st Mark Charlwood 14lb 8oz

2nd John Hehir 12lb 12oz

3rd Dave Gipson 10lb 12oz

4th Trevor Dodson 9lb 12oz

5th Dave Dearman 6lb 12oz

6th = Alex Watson 6lb & Mark Harmer 6lb

8th Mike Dossena 4lb 4oz

9th Dave Edgerton 3lb 12oz

10th Tony Wilkinson 3lb 10oz

11th Dennis Willis 3lb

12th Ian Rollett 2lb 9oz

13th Dave Agass 2lb

14th Chris Tims 1lb 6oz

15th Jon Burton 0lb 6oz

16th Terry Smith 0lb 5oz

17th John Higgingson 0lb 4oz

There were two D’N’W’s

The next week it is off to the very prolific Bartles Lodge

See you all there

And let’s hope the sun will be shining

Please, contact Dave Agass on the usual number as there was one space available

Cobbleacre – Sunday 7th April 2019

Mark Harmer Wins at a hard Cobbleacre

Cobbleacre lakes was this week’s venue
17 members made the trip which was a very good turn out.
The forecast was for light rain by 10 and the good old British weather didn’t let us down. So before the match our thoughts were not very optimistic.
Having drawn our pegs it was time to start.
So the winner this week was Mark Harmer. He had drawn the end peg 11 ( our pegs) on the far side and weighed 18lb 4oz. Good job!
John Higgingson was a very close second from the peg 15 with 15lb 8oz which was his first frame in the summer( he said so).Well done John!
The third place this week was shared again between Mark Charlwood and Jon Burton both weighing 10lb 8oz.
For everybody else it was a very hard day fishing with only one other double figure weight.
1st Mark Harmer 18lb 4oz
2nd John Higgingson 15lb 8oz
3= Jon Burton 10lb 8oz
Mark Charlwood 10lb 8oz
5th Steve Jackman 10lb 6oz
6th Dennis Willis 6lb
7th Alex Watson 5lb 8oz
8th Chris Tims 5lb 5oz
9th Dave Dearman 4lb 9oz
10th Terry Smith 4lb 8oz
11th Dave Agass 4lb 2oz
12th Paul Jackman 3lb 8oz
13th Dave Edgerton 3lb 4oz
14th Trevor Dodson 2lb 9oz
15th Mike Dossena 1lb 5oz
And there were 2 D’N’W
Next week we are off to Holly Farm
See you all there!
Unfortunately, next week is full but if you would like to fish , contact Dave to see if there have been any cancellations.

Match Lake Barford Sunday – 31st March 2019

Mark Seaman clocks up his first win of the summer with 84lb 8oz

Today’s match was on Barford Match lake. 20 members made the trip to see if it would be their lucky day.
The forecast for this week was bright sunshine so everyone was expecting an enjoyable day’s fishing, but it didn’t turn out good for everyone.
Mark Seaman drew peg 14 ( our pegs) on the far side and ran out comfortable winner with 84lb 8oz catching shallow . Well done lucky Mark!
The second place goes to Steve Jackman . Steve was on peg 4 and also caught shallow for the weight of 49lb 9oz .
The third place goes to Mark Charlwood for a third week running. Mark was fishing peg 5 and also caught shallow for 43lb.
Most of the other guys caught fish but ,unfortunately, it was a struggle .
1st Mark Seaman 84lb 8oz
2nd Steve Jackman 49lb 9oz
3rd Mark Charlwood 43lb
4th Alex Watson 38lb 10oz
5th G Jackman 23lb 4oz
6th Jon Burton 19lb 4oz
7th Mark Harmer 17lb 4oz
8th John Higgingson 16lb
9th Dave Edgerton 12lb 9oz
10th Dave Dearman 10lb 8oz
11th Chris Tims 10lb
12th Mike Dossena 9lb 8oz
13th Dave Gipson 9lb 6oz
14th Ian Rollett 8lb 4oz
15th Tony Wilkinson 7lb
16th Trevor Dodson 3lb 8oz
17th Terry Smith 0lb 5oz
And there was three D’N’W’s
Next week it’s off to Cobblearce
See you there !
If anybody is interested in fishing next week , please call Dave Agass as there are 2 spaces left.

Float shotting conversion chart

Thought this might be useful when rig making. You can download your own pdf to print out or view on your phone etc.

Float weight equivalents

Pole float size Weight Shot equivalent
3 x 10 0.10g 2 x No10 shot
4 x 10 0.15g 3 x No9 shot
4 x 12 0.2g 5 x No10 shot
4 x 14 0.4g 6 x No8 shot
4 x 16 0.5g 8 x No8 shot
4 x 18 0.75g 3 x No3 shot
4 x 20 1g 4 x No3 shot
5 x 20 1.25g 5 x No3 shot
6 x 20 1.5g 6 x No3 shot

Melton Ponds – Sunday 24th March 2019

Trev Dodson walks it this week with 52lb 12oz at Melton Ponds

This weeks match was held at Melton Pond 4 on Sunday the 23rd March. Only 13 of us turned out this week which was due to 4 cancellations. The weather this week was much warmer and a lot less windy. Lucky Trevor Dodson was the run away winner this week. Trevor caught fish from the off and steadily through the day, and weighed a very good 52lb 12oz which was a very good weight on a very hard day. Jon Burton was on the next peg and weighed 28lb 8oz for the second place. 3rd for a second week running was Mr consistent Mark Charlwood. Mark struggled for bites and only had 1 fish until the last hour when he caught 2 large carp for a very good 23lb 14oz (3 fish). Well done to those three. Most others had a very hard day fishing with the odd fish being caught.

1st Trevor Dodson 52lb 12oz

2nd Jon Burton 28lb 8oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 23lb 14oz

4th Dave Agass 18lb 6oz

5th Dave Paynter 16lb 8oz

6th Dave Edgerton 16lb

7th Chris Tims 14lb 14oz

8th Mark Harmer 13lb 8oz

9th Mike Dossena 9lb 8oz

10th Dennis Willis 5lb 9oz

11th Tony Wilkinson 4lb 2oz

12th Dave Dearman 4lb

13th John Higgingson 3lb 8oz

Just a note for everyone there is about 8 spaces available for the next week’s match. The venue is Barford Match Lake . please , call Dave Agass to book in. See you all there…………………..

Summer Series 2019

Old Stables – Sunday 17th March 2019

Mark Harmer wins at first summer match at Old Stables – Didn’t he do that last year?!

So here we go again. The Stalham AC summer series. Round 1 was at The Old Stables, North Walsham. 13 hopefuls turn out for the opening match. Reports from the match on Wednesday were not good so expectations were a little low. With quite strong wind and a few showers forecast it was time to see who would pull the winning number out of the bag. Mark Harmer drew peg 7 out, and caught small carp and roach for the first half, but then he decided to have a look under the willow tree which has been void of fish all winter. But to his surprise they were there and he caught steadily till the end to finish in first place with 42lb 8oz. 2nd place goes to Tony Wilkinson from peg 12. Tony caught 21lb 12oz which was good considering he had the strong wind blowing straight in his face. Well done Tony. Mark Charlwood and Dave Paynter were joint 3rd. Both weighing 18lb 8oz. Overall it fished well, considering the conditions, and it was much better than last year. Hopefully next week the conditions will be much better- we will see.
1st Mark Harmer 42lb 8oz
2nd Tony Wilkinson 21lb 2oz
3= Dave Paynter 18lb 8oz & Mark Charlwood 18lb 8oz
5th Mike Dossena 15lb 12oz
6th Trevor Dodson 15lb
7th Dave Agass 11lb 12oz
8th Dave Edgerton 11lb 8oz
9th Terry Smith 10lb 8oz
10th Dave Gipson 9lb 6oz
11th Dave Dearman 8lb 10oz
12th Jon Burton 7lb 4oz
And there was one D.N.W.
Next week it’s of to Melton Pond 4
See you all there.
Don’t forget to call Dave Agass for a chance to fish the summer matches. Also don’t forget the AGM at The Harnser 8pm Tues 19th March 2019

Boatyard 23 – Sweepstake – Sunday 10th March 2019

Mark Harmer wins the last match despite the weather with 12lb 8oz

Rain and more rain was the order of the day this week and, if the rain stopped, the wind was to get up to gale force. Lovely!!! Yet still 14 members turned out to fish in this the last boatyard match of the season. (please note: there were 15 but John Hehir thought better of it and went home – probably a wise move). So after some discussion the match was fished on the Gate and the Crane basins this week as the boatyard is open again and had boats returning today into the Big Basin. Mark Harmer drew peg 3 and had a nice days fishing despite the weather catching all day and putting 12lb 8oz on the scales for a runaway win. He is just getting into gear for the summer I think – watch this space!!! In 2nd spot this week was Jon Burton who was on peg 12, almost opposite Mr Harmer, where he had 7lb 13oz. Then in 3rd was Denny Hammond from peg 14 on the left end of the gate where he caught a processsion of small skimmers throughout the day for 6lb 15oz (hammering me off the next peg in the process). So that is it for another season. Summer series starts next weekend at Old Stables and I will hand the reporting back to Mark Harmer for the summer matches. Thanks again to Colin Jonas for all his organising over the winter and we can look forward to doing it all again come October. ……. Dont forget AGM at the Harnser on Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 8pm………..See you there.

Results 10-3-19
pegging 10-3-19

Boatyard 22 The Ludham Cup – Sunday 3rd March 2019

Mark Charlwood wins this week with 13lb 14oz

After the last 2 weeks warm and sunny conditions, this Sunday the weather reverted to more normal wind and rain, and it was forecast to last all day (which it did). But, on the plus side, the change of weather definately improved the fishing with no blanks this week! Mark Charlwood drew the 3rd jetty in the big basin and was facing the wind. He was a pre-match doom merchant claiming that the fish had all gone out of the yards. He was pleasantly surprised then, when he caught 4 big skimmers plus perch and roach to put a winning 13lb 14oz on the scales. Dave Gipson was on peg 3 (last weeks winning peg) in the Crane basin where he caught steadily to weigh in 12lb of mainly roach for 2nd place. John Higginson on peg 6, also on the Crane, had 10lb 4oz for 3rd.
Mr. Charlwood’s win returns him to the top of the winter points table giving him the Sutton Cup by 1 point ahead of me. Just wait till October Mark – I’ll be back……. (full winter points table here). Mark also becomes overall (summer & winter) club champion for 2018 -19 and really is the most consistent angler in the club ( you can pay me for all the nice words later Mark) Next week is the last boatyard match – lets hope that we end on a high with good fishing for all. Thanks must go, as always, to Colin Jonas for all his stirling work organising and running the matches (and the club) this past winter I think you will agree it has all gone very smoothly and with some great weights and plenty of laughs. Roll on the summer series…….See you next week

Pegging map 3-3-19
Results sheet 3-3-19

Boatyard 20 – Singles KO final – Sunday 24th February 2019

Chris Tims wins this week with 11lb 9oz

With the weather very similar to last weekend (ie bright sun very warm and light winds) a hard day was expected by most of the 19 competitors fishing this week. There were less blanks than last week, but overall the weights were low with most people scratching for bites. There is always someone who has to spoil the “low weight party” and this week it was Chris Tims (again) who sat on peg 8 on the Crane Basin and had a very nice day, catching throughout the match, to put a winning weight of 11lb 9oz on the scales. In 2nd place was John Hehir from peg 22 in the Big Basin with 6lb 1oz and in 3rd was Alex Watson on the first Jetty with 4lb 13oz . The Singles KO final between Jon Burton and Mark Charlwood became a one fish shoot-out with both catching 1 skimmer and Jon came out the winner with 1lb 3oz against Mark’s 12oz fish. The top of the winter points table changed round once again with Chris’s win taking him into the lead, but it could be any of the top 3 who run out winners after next weeks match, let us hope for a change in the weather which might improve the fishingand get the fish feeding in all areas again. Despite the last two weeks being on the hard side (although last week had the best catch of the season) this winter has seen the Yards bounce back to form after a couple of poor years, with the return of some quality roach, skimmers and perch and very consistent sport around all 3 basins, let’s hope it continues and we are now at the start of a run of “good years” again. Last points match next week – The Ludham Cup – ……………See you there

Results 24-2-19
pegging map 24-2-19
Singles Final Result – Jon Burton Wins