Sunday 11th April 2021

Meadow Farm Fishery

Canal Lake
Mark Charlwood making winning look easy this week with 58lb

Meadow Farm fishery was the venue again this week with the canal being the lake this time. Once again there were 14 members all raring to go.

Mark Charlwood ran out a comfortable winner this week. Mark was drawn peg 1 (the flyer) and made it look easy catching carp and silvers for a total weight of 58lb. Well done Mark. Second place goes to Trevor Dodson. Trevor was on peg 13 which wasn’t unlucky for him. He weighed 49lb 13oz all caught long which was well done as the wind was horrendous at times. Well done. 3rd goes to Mark Seaman. Mark was fishing peg 3 and weighed 28lb 9oz. Well done to them.

1st Mark Charlwood 58lb

2nd Trevor Dodson 49lb 13oz

3rd Mark Seaman 28lb 9oz

4th Mike Dossena 25lb 9oz

5th Alex Watson 20lb 3oz

6th Adie Hall 17lb 4oz

7th Jon Burton 13lb 7oz

8th Kevin Lawson 13lb

9th John Higgingson 10lb 3oz

10th Mark Harmer 8lb 13oz

11th Dave Easter 8lb 10oz

12th Dave Edgerton 6lb 2oz

13th Dave Dearman 4lb 12oz

And one D’N’W.

Next week it’s Colton.

See you all there. Text to see if there’s any spaces.

Sunday 4th April 2021 – Meadow Farm Fishery

Jon Burton wins with 41lb 11oz
Willow Lake
Meadow Farm Fishery

So finally we got to start our summer matches for 2021.

First up this year was Meadow Farm Fishery Willow lake.

14 members made the trip which is a good turn out. With the weather gods being kind to us it was a lovely warm day.

Jon Burton is this years first winner catching lots of small f1s and silvers for a good weight of 41lb 11oz well done Jon. Jon fished peg 9. Dave Gipson was fishing peg 14 and weighed 24lb 5oz of f1s and silvers and a bonus carp. Well done Dave.

3rd place fishing peg 13 was Dave Edgerton. Dave had a mixed bag of f1s silvers and chub for a total of 24lb. Most others caught fish but it was quite hard going.

1st Jon Burton 41lb 11oz

2nd Dave Gipson 24lb 5oz

3rd Dave Edgerton 24lb

4th Alex Watson 23lb 6oz

5th Adie Hall 22lb 9oz

6th Dave Easter 19lb 8oz

7th Mike Dossena 15lb 10oz

8th Mark Charlwood 15lb 7oz

9th Trevor Dodson 12lb 11oz

10th Kevin Lawson 11lb 7oz

11th Martin Littlefield 5lb 6oz

12th Dave Dearman 3lb 10oz

13th John Higgingson 3lb 8oz

14th Mark Harmer 0lb 13oz

And that’s not a misprint ?

Next week it’s back to meadow farm but this time it’s the canal lake let’s hope for same weather and plenty of fish.

See you all there.

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Boatyard 12 – Christmas / Charity Match – Sunday 20th December 2020

Mike Dossena with his winning 13lb net from Kiddies Corner this week

The weather was set fair this week with sunshine and light SW winds and all the basins LOOKED like they would all fish well – but looks can be deceiving!!! Once again the big basin was the place to draw and after complaining much about his draw in Kiddies Corner, Mike Dossena then proceeded to destroy the field with over 300 small roach for 13lb and 1st place.

Mark Charlwood drew where last weeks winner came from (but with less boats) and took a comfortable 2nd place with 10lb 5oz followed by Dave Dearman who took 3rd place from in front of the offices on the big basin with 7lb 2oz

So what of the other basins…….. they could be described as a little harder. The Gate basin everyone who fished the Gate basin caught fish – not many – but they did catch with 1lb being top weight. The people who drew the watery desert that was the Crane basin were les fortunate with only Terry Smith catching 2 small perch for 1oz!!!

On a brighter note the Charity we supported in memory of Dave Agass was The British Disabled Angling Association which, with the combined totals of the Summer Match and this winter one, was given a total donation of £285.

Also thanks to Lenny Reeves , club president, for his donation of bottles of wine for the section winners in the Christmas match. see photo of letter below.

Thanks must also go to Colin Jonas for his continued hard work running the boatyard matches through this winter and also organising the mince pies / cake / chocolates etc after this match.

Christmas Sweeps will be run over the Xmas break on:

Sunday 27th December 2020 – 7.45am book in 8am draw Fish 9am to 2pm

Tuesday 29th December 2020 – 7.45am book in 8am draw Fish 9am to 2pm

Thursday 31st December 2020 – 7.45am book in 8am draw Fish 9am to 2pm

Happy Christmas to all our readers…… See you all on the 27th…………

Results sheet 20-12-20
Pegging 20-12-20

Boatyard 11 – Pairs Trophy – Sunday 13th December 2020

Chris Tims wins this week with 10lb 9oz from the big Basin

Sunday dawns this week with no frost and barely any wind (although this changed later) and the 19 competitors lined up for the covid secure draw in a slightly more optimistic mood than last week!

Chris Tims drew peg 16 which was between the boats at the end of the road in the big basin and proceeded to catch roach, rudd and perch from start to finish of the match to put a winning weight 10lb 9oz on the scales. Further round on the 4th Jetty Pete Sutton had 4 skimmers and small fish for 7lb 1oz and 2nd place followed by Trev “the jetty” Dodson on the 3rd jetty (again) with 6lb 3oz for 3rd.

In the pairs Chris Tims and Steve Docwra came out on top with a combined weight of 11lb 14oz

Overall the yards fished better this week with only 5 blanks out of 19, 4 of which were in the Crane Basin with only Dave Edgerton bucking the trend and catching 1lb in the last hour to win his section.

The fishing is a long way from good but at least there were bites to be had in most areas. Next week it is the Christmas Match combined with the charity match in memory of Dave Agass – so bring a prize/bottle/ chocs plus it will cost you an extra £5 to fish this week……………See you there

Pegging 13-12-20
Results 13-12-20
Pairs Results

Boatyard 10 Ida Livard Cup – 6th December 2020

Dave Dearman wins this week with 7lb 9oz

19 anglers turned up to fish this first match after lockdown and they were greeted by a hard frost followed by a rain shower or two – lovely!!!! Combine the wonderful weather with some dire fishing for all but the fortunate four who drew the jetties in the big basin, and you have a the sort of day when you seriously doubt your sanity.

So the jetties were the only place to be this week with the top four weights all coming from them headed up by Dave Dearman on the 1st jetty who weighed in 7lb 9oz including 1 large skimmer hooked whilst reaching for his flask!! Trevor Dodson was on the 2nd jetty and came in 2nd with 6lb 8oz . Dave Gipson had 5lb 12oz off the 4th jetty for 3rd and Martin Littlefield was in 4th place off the 3rd jetty with 4lb 6oz. The rest of the basins were won with ounces and there were 9 blanks!

Let us all hope that the fishing improves with better weather conditions and we don’t see a return to last years low weights and lack of bites.

The Christmas Match (on the 20th Dec) is going to also be run as this years Charity Match in memory of Dave Agass who passed away earlier this year and is much missed on the bank by many in the club and the wider Norfolk match fishing community. So in addition to bringing bottle or other prize for the Christmas match there is a £5.00 donation required to fish the match. I have heard that there is going to be another match event in memory of Dave organised in 2021 probably at Reepham will give more details when they are available.

Results for 6th December 2020
Pegging Map 6th December 2020

Boatyard 5 Sunday 1st November 2020

Last Match before LOCKDOWN!!!!

Chris Tims wins off peg 1 with 10lb 14oz

The weather was better than originally forecast with only a light drizzle from time to time but the main feature was the wind which was very gusty and swirled from different direction all day making the fishing quite difficult at times.

Chris Tims was late for the draw and had booked in by phone arriving just after 8am to find that he had been drawn peg 1 at the top of the Crane Basin – (No complaints there then). Chris managed to keep catching all day on caster to put 10lb 14oz on the scales for 1st place this week.

Three pegs away Mike Dossena had quality fish from the start with several good skimmers but he was struggling for bites in the last hour and ended up with 10lb 2oz for 2nd place.

Mark Charlwood was on peg 2 this week and caught small fish steadily through the first 3.5 hours and then came in on the inside line and had a late run of better skimmers and perch to finish the match with 9lb 4oz for 3rd.

So yet again the Crane Basin was the place to draw but with over 8lb needed to win the other 3 sections there are fish to be caught everywhere.

Unfortunately the government has chosen to enforce a second lockdown starting from the 5th November 2020 (some may say Guy Fawkes might have had the right idea) and so to conform to the rules and for the greater good the club has suspended all its matches at the boatyards until the restrictions are lifted. We will announce resumption of matches as soon as possible, when allowed, via the website and facebook page.

Hope you all continue to keep safe and sane during this difficult period and look forward to seeing you there at the yards in the near future………….

Results 1-11-20
Pegging 1-11-20

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