Boatyard 8 – Li livard Cup

21st November 2021

Ian Holmes wins with top weight of the year – 18lb 8oz from the Gate Basin

A showery day was forecast with a strengthening northerly wind and for once it (unfortunately) proved to be spot on! But there was still a field of 21 prepared to brave the elements and try their luck. The pegging this week was over the 3 basins and the Crane once more proved to be the short straw with 5 blanks out of 8 pegs!

The bottom end gate basin was THE place to draw this week with the top 3 allcoming from here. Ian Holmes was 1st this week and made it look easy from peg 10 just up the right sideof the gate. He kept small fish coming all day at a good rate to anihilate the field with 18lb 8oz

Trevor Dodson was on peg 12 on the left hand side end of the basin and caught similarly but not so fast for 12lb 9oz and 2nd and between these 2 sat Jon Burton who also caught on the whip but had a bit of a slow period later in the match and had 8lb 15oz for 3rd

The Big Basin was consistently hard all round with jetty 3 (Mark Charlwood- who else!?) being the high spot, producing 7lb 1oz which included a big skimmer and THE 2.5lb TENCH – for the 2nd week in a row.

No doubt next week we will all be there once more hoping for a peg full of fish (like Ian!!!)……………..See you there………….

Boatyard 7 -Singles KO 2nd Rnd

Sunday 14th Novemember 2021

Chris Tims wins with 4lb 6oz (going for the soft focus photo to make me look younger!! No comments!)

A damp grey autumnal day welcomed the 20 anglers who arrived for this Sundays contest. There was the usual discussion about pegging and, after last weeks dire results on the Crane, would it be included? In the light of up to date info (Roger fished it Saturday and caught) it was put in and in truth it fished about as well as the rest of the boatyard! Prolific fishing it ain’t at the moment – more like endurance and suvival of the most stubborn.

Chris Tims was back this week drawing peg 19 in the big basin. He managed to snare 3 large (ish) skimmers on the waggler in the middle of the match to go with his 9 other tiny fish for 4lb 6oz and 1st place.

Dave Dearman was on peg 18 in the big basin and also had a large skimmer on the whip plus a net of small fish to put 3lb 12oz on the scales for 2nd. Meanwhile in the Crane Ian Jones took 3rd place with 3lb 3oz all caught in the last 1,5hrs of the match.

There were 5 blanks this week including 2 on the jetties!!!! and also an oddity in the form of a TENCH which Pete Sutton caught as part of his section winning bag off the 4th jetty.

So its anyones guess where the weights will come from next week there doesn’t seem to be much to go on apart from you can be sure it won’t be easy at the moment, but things can change (hopefully)………..See you there

Pegging map 14-11-21
Results 14-11-21
Singles KO 2nd Rnd results

Boatyard 6 Charity Match

Sunday 7th November 2021

Dave Gipson wins from the 4th Jetty with 12lb 5oz

A better morning than last week greeted the 22 hopefuls, a fairly stiff westerly but no rain in the forecast this week. An otter in gate basin was a sight to see though he soon cleared off as the anglers tackled up.

Talk this week was around the frosts midweek and whether they’d hamper sport, with all the basins pretty much full, gaps were at a premium. With 10 pegs in crane, 4, with the otter in gate, and 9 in the big basin, pretty much everyone wanted a big basin draw.

And so it proved with the top 3 places coming from 3 of the 4 jetty’s in big basin. Crane showed a remarkable dip in form, after providing at least one framer every week so far this winter, there were blanks this week and a top weight in the basin if 3-5 for Spud Sadler. Gate wasn’t much better with a few more fish but all on the small side.

Well done to Dave Gipson winning with 12-5 from peg 18, second was Jon Burton with 9-13 from peg 15 and Trev Dodson third with 8-13 from peg 16, and we’ll done everybody as the club raised £105 for charity.

Next Sunday is the second round of the singles, hope to see you there.

Report and photos this week courtesy of Ian Holmes – Thanks Ian – great job – think I might retire!!!!

Pegging 7-11-21
Results sheet 7-11-21

Boatyard 5 – Singles KO 1st Round

Sunday 31-10-21

The old wizard himself – Denny Hammond- wins with 8lb on Halloween

The morning dawned overcast and lighter than usual as the clocks had gone back 1 hour. However the weather forecast was not good and also proved to be remarkably accurate with their timings for once. Sure enough just before 9am the rain began and then the weateher deteriorated steadily with strengthening winds and heavier rain until about 1.15pm when the rain stopped the wind dropped and the SUN came out.

Unfortunately by then everyone was soaked and fed up of battling the elements not to mention boatyard activity which caused 3 out of 4 anglers in one section to have to move from their pegs on the river to new pegs in the Crane basin.

Denny Hammond was the lucky one as he kept his peg (18) on the River section and made the most of it catching quality perch and small skimmers to put 8lb on the scales and taking 1st place this week.

Trevor Dodson was one of the movers who ended up on “peg 6” in the crane basin and ended up with 5lb 15oz for 2nd place with Dave Edgerton in 3rd with 5lb 12oz

All those who stayed the course and weighed in qualified for the Singles Knock Out opponents will be drawn before the next round on 14-11-21.

I won’t be there next Sunday so I will have to make up what happens from the results sheet – unless anyone else wants to do a report!!!???? if so just email it to and I will post it up on the website and facebook.

I also need photo of the winner if possible please

Results 31-10-21
Pegging 31-10-21

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.