Boatyard 4 – The Hickling Shield

Sunday 25th October 2020

Mark Harmer wins with 12lb from peg 20

Another good turnout for this Sundays match at the boatyards with 21 members lining up for the draw. Mark Harmer dominated the field from peg 20 up on goose green on the Gate basin. Mark fished long pole and double red maggot all day to put a level 12lb on the scales for his first win of the winter and his first trophy!!!

Meanwhile over on the Crane Basin, Ian Holmes was busy catching on peg 6 ending up with 10lb 11oz for second place and regretting losing 2 large perch during the match! Still, a bit of an improvement on last weeks 3lb. Just a few pegs away, also in the Crane Basin on peg 1, was Alex Watson who had 9lb 7oz for 3rd this week.

Results 25-10-20
pegging 25-10-20

Boatyard 3 – Sunday 18th October 2020

Trevor Dodson wins this week with 13lb 7oz from the Crane Basin

With another good turnout 21 anglers queued up to be allocated their pegs for this weeks match at the boatyards. Hardly a breath of wind disturbed the glassy surface of the water as we set up the gear but that soon changed into a steady breeze and rain showers sweeping through the boat basins along with the innumerable boat movements at least on the Crane basin. (anyone would think it was a boatyard or something!) Anyway – to the fishing……… Trevor Dodson managed to somehow draw peg 10 at the top of the Crane Basin and proceeded to catch steadily all match with some quality skimmers and roach being netted on the way to a winning weight of 13lb 7oz.

Meanwhile at the other end of the Crane, Chris Tims also caught steadily most of the match on peg 6 and put 11lb 12oz on the scales for 2nd place. He was followed by Mark Charlwood, (in the frame for the 3rd week running) up on peg 1 at the top of the Crane coming in 3rd this week with 8lb 8oz.

There were no blanks again this week and lets hope the fishing continues to improve although this may be hampered a bit by the extended boating season this year – with the yard staying open until the end of November, we can only wait and see.

I am off on a post office match next week at the suffolk water park so ………….won’t see you there! (Colin has promised to send me all the info so there will be a match report next week)

Results 18-10-20
Pegging 18-10-20

Boatyard 2 – David King Bowl 11-10-20

Ian Jones wins the David King Bowl this week with 12lb

Wind and rain became the main features of this competition with a strengthening north-westerly wind bringing a series of sharp showers throughout the match and making bait presentation extremely difficult at times. With a field of 21 it was all down to the “covid secure” draw to see where you would be sitting for the next 5 hours.

Ian Jones got peg 1 at the top of the Crane and took top spot with 12lb which included one good skimmer. All the other double figure weights came off the “Goose Green” area on the river with Mark Charlwood in 2nd place again this week with 10lb 9oz off peg 18, and then Mark Harmer (peg 20) and Denny Hammond (peg 22) coming equal 3rd with a level 10lb.

Overall and despite the wind and rain, the yards fished better than last week with signs that there are plenty of fish coming in this year. But we will have to wait and see what happens over the next few weeks, it would be nice to be able to fish without having to hold on to the brolly one week!!

Next week will hopefully continue the good form and who knows the toilets might even be open again!!!!!…………………………………..See you there

Results 11-10-20
Pegging 11-10-20

Boatyard 1 Sunday 4th October 2020

Mr Maver himself – Jon Burton takes the 1st Boatyard match with 16lb 3oz Making it 3 wins in a row

So, the winter series of matches at the boatyards had a very damp start but I am pleased to say there were no dry nets recorded by any of the 15 competitors. The Crane basin was the place to be with all the top weights coming from there and it was “Mr Maver” Jon Burton who took the top spot with 16lb 3oz of skimmers and roach from peg 5. Jon had 192 fish with “quite a few” hand sized skimmers in his catch. That’s 3 wins in a row – can he make it 4 next week?

Mark Charlwood was on peg 3 on the Crane and he took 2nd place with the only other double figure weight of 10lb 11oz. Dave Edgerton took 3rd place with 8lb 11oz from peg 1.

The Gate Basin was a bit harder than the Crane with an absence of skimmers (or anything else over 4oz) and the boat movements and wind made conditions less than ideal on both basins, but at least there were fish in every peg which is a great improvement on the way it was last winter. Let’s hope it continues to improve and they stick around this year.

Next week it is the David King Bowl – see you there………….

Pegging 4th October 2020
Results 4th October 2020

Sunday 27th September 2020 – Martham Pits

Jon Burton wins for the second week running with 37lb 7oz at Martham B Pit. Tony Wilkinson in 2nd place

Today’s venue was Martham pit B.

So the final summer match of 2020 was here. With the weather more like a boat yard match the numbers were a bit lower than normal.

With all the rain in the last 2 days everyone was expecting a hard days fishing and for some that’s just how it was.

For a second week running Jon Burton ran out the winner this week. Jon was fishing peg 19 and caught some nice bream for a total weight of 37lb 7oz well done Jon.

Tony Wilkinson fishing peg 12 was second this week also catching some nice bream for a weight of 18lb 14 oz well done Tony.

Third place goes to Dave Edgerton. Dave was fishing peg 17 and had bream and carp for a weight of 16lb 14oz well done Dave.

Most others struggled for bites and had a very hard days fishing.

1st Jon Burton 37lb 7oz

2nd Tony Wilkinson 18lb 14oz

3rd Dave Edgerton 16lb 14oz

4th Dave Cholerton 16lb 1oz

5th Trevor Dodson 14lb 11oz

6th Dave Gipson 14lb 1oz

7th Mark Charlwood 12lb

8th Mark Seaman 9lb 15oz

9th Mark Harmer 7lb 2oz

10th John Higgingson 6lb 1oz

11th Dave Paynter 5lb 15oz

And one D’N’W today

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in this summers matches even if it was a little shorter than normal.

Next week it’s back to the yards for this years winter league. Don’t forget the draw times – book in by 7.45am at the yard.

So now I will hand you back to Chris for the reports.

See you all there

Stay safe.

Sunday 20th September 2020 – Reepham

Jon Burton wins off peg 27 at Reepham (where else?) with 135lb 5oz

Reepham Fishery was venue for the penultimate summer match this week

Only 14 members turning out this week which was a bit low. Jon Burton was drawn the flyer which is peg 27 and made no mistake in taking the top spot. Jon finished with a winning weight of 135lb 5oz well done Jon.

Second place this week was Kevin Lawson. Kevin was on peg ten and weighed 81lb 12oz well done.

Third place was Mark Charlwood. Mark was on peg 53 and weighed a very good weight of 76lb 3oz well done Mark.

1st Jon Burton 135lb 5oz

2nd Kevin Lawson 81lb 12oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 76lb 3oz

4th Alex Watson 74lb 15oz

5th Mike Dossena 73lb 8oz

6th Trevor Dodson 69lb 7oz

7th Mark Harmer 67lb 7oz

8th Dave Gipson 63lb 3oz

9th Mark Seaman 62lb 8oz

10th Dave Paytner 42lb 11oz

11th Tony Wilkinson 24lb 15oz

12th Martin Littlefield 5lb 13oz

And 2 D’N’W’s this week.

Next week it’s Martham pit B.

Would just like to take the opportunity to send our condolences to Dave Agass’s family and friends from everybody at Stalham AC. R.I.P Dave.

(Apologies for the delay in getting this post published – been away with no WiFi and no 4G – Sorry!! – Chris)

Sunday 13th September 2020 – Toad Hall

Trev Dodson wins at Toad Hall again this week with 22lb 6oz

Toad Hall Fishery was the venue for this Sundays Match

Only 13 turn out this week which was a little low but still a good match was had. The weather was bright and sunny and very warm.

Trevor Dodson ran out the winner again. Trevor was on peg 9 and caught fish down his edge for a total weight of 22lb 6oz well done Trevor.2nd place this week was Mike Dossena. Mike was on peg 19 and weighed 17lb 8oz well done Mike. And Mark Charlwood was 3rd. Mark was fishing peg 4 and he also caught down his edge and weighed 16lb 2oz and he only fished for 4 hours. Well done Mark. There was only one more double figure weight. So for most it was a struggle.

1st Trevor Dodson 22lb 6oz

2nd Mike Dossena 17lb 8oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 16lb 2oz

4th Tony Wilkinson 12lb

5th John Higgingson 7lb 12oz

6th Mark Harmer 7lb 10oz

7th Dave Gipson 7lb 3oz

8th Jon Burton 4lb 9oz

9th Dave Edgerton 4lb 8oz

10th Dave Paynter 3lb 8oz

11th Terry Smith 3lb 4oz

12th Martin Littlefield 2lb 12oz

13th Dave Cholerton 2lb 6oz

Next week it’s back to Reepham Fishery. See you all there.

Would just like to mention from everyone at the club a speedy recovery to Dave Agass and Dave Dearman.

Sunday 6th September 2020 – Railway Lake

Jon Burton wins at Railway with 57lb 2oz

This week we traveled to Railway lake.

We had pegs 31- 62 and with 15 members making the long trip. The lake had been fishing quite well in recent weeks so most of us were looking forward to catching a few fish. With the draw done.

It was Jon Burton this week taking first spot. Jon was on peg 60 and had a days fishing catching some nice carp down his right edge. Jon weighed 57lb 2oz well done Jon. Fishing peg 50 was Dave Paytner. Dave had some very large carp and weighed a very good 44lb 6oz for second place well done Dave. 3rd place was Alex Watson. Alex was on peg 52 and caught some nice carp for a total weight of 41lb 12oz well done them there. Everybody else had a real struggle and the bowl was the place to be.

1st Jon Burton 57lb 2oz

2nd Dave Paytner 44lb 6oz

3rd Alex Watson 41lb 12oz

4th Trevor Dodson 31lb 13oz

5th Dave Cholerton 25lb 9oz

6th Mark Seaman 22lb 14oz

7th Mark Harmer 13lb 7oz

8th John Higgingson 11lb 4oz

9th Mark Charlwood 11lb 1oz

10th Dave Dearman 8lb 13oz

11th Aidie Hall 7lb 13oz

12th Terry Smith 5lb 13oz

13th Dave Edgerton 3lb 3oz

And 2 D’N’W’s this week.

Next week it’s of to Toad Hall

See you all there

Stay safe

Sunday 30th August 2020 – Bartles Lodge

Bartles Lodge was this week’s venue.

Mark Harmer wins at Bartles Lodge with 22lb 13oz!

13 turn out this week which is 1 short of a full house. With all the rain going in over the last few days the talk on the day was that it would fish pretty hard and that’s just what happened.

This once very prolific fishery is just not what it was.

This weeks winner was Mark Harmer.

Mark was drawn peg 4 which was once the best peg but his winning weight of just 22lb 13oz just proved that it’s not right anymore.

2nd place goes to Alex Watson.

Alex was fishing peg 13 and caught some fish at the start and then nothing. Alex weighed 14lb 6oz.

Mark Charlwood managed to sneak a few fish on the feeder for 3rd place with 13lb 8oz well done to them three.

Everybody else around the lake were really struggling for bites and some didn’t even get that.

1st Mark Harmer 22lb 13oz

2nd Alex Watson 14lb 6oz

Mark Charlwood 13lb 8oz

4th Mike Dossena 11lb 8oz

5th Tony Wilkinson 6lb 5oz

6th Dave Paytner 6lb

7th Dave Edgerton 5lb 5oz

8th Dave Dearman 4lb 11oz

9th Terry Smith 3lb 8oz

10th John Higgingson 1lb 4oz

11th Trevor Dodson 0lb 8oz

And 2 D’N’W’s this week

Next week we travel to railway lake

See you all there

Stay safe.

Sunday 23rd August 2020 – Melton Pond 4

Kevin Lawson wins at Melton Pond 4 with 57lb 15oz

This week we return to Melton pond 4.

17 made the trip this week which is a very good turn out.

With the weather a little cooler than if late we were all hoping it would be a good days fishing. But it didn’t quite turn out that way for some as we all know how moody the fish can be.

With everyone ready it was time to see who had all the fish in front of them.

Kevin Lawson ran out the winner this week from peg 20. Kevin caught 7 nice Carp for a total weight of 57lb 15oz well done Kev. Second place was Mark Harmer who once again was on peg 18. Mark had a busy day catching 10 carp and losing as many but still managed to put 50lb 6oz on the scales. Well done Mark.

Third place was Alex Watson. Alex was on peg 11.And he had a good day putting 42lb 3oz on the scales. Well done Alex. But it was a real struggle for most others – but that’s fishing.

1st Kevin Lawson 57lb 15oz

2nd Mark Harmer 50lb 6oz

3rd Alex Watson 42lb 3oz

4th Dave Cholerton 28lb 3oz

5th= Tony Wilkinson 20lb 1oz

Dave Edgerton 20lb 1oz

7th Terry Smith 19lb 9oz

8th Trevor Dodson 18lb 1oz

9th John Higgingson 12lb 13oz

10th Mark Seaman 12lb 6oz

11th Martin Littlefield 8lb 12oz

12th Jon Burton 5lb 9oz

And 5 D’N’W’s this week.

Next week it’s of to Bartles Lodge

Don’t forget to bring your own nets.

Contact Dave for the chance to fish.

See you all there

Stay safe