Boatyard 14 – Sunday 13th January 2019

Chris Tims – happy with his win this week

A great turnout of 23 (mad) keen anglers braved the weather to fish at the yards this Sunday. The forecast was for wind, and for once they were spot on, with a strong westerley gusting across the yards, strong enough at times to blow Mr Charlwood’s rod holdall straight into the water! (safely retrieved thankfully). Chris Tims continued his great form at the drawbag pulling out peg 24 opposite the wet shed on the big basin, where he caught 18lb 8oz of roach perch skimmers and hybrids to win this week. There are rumours that if he fell in he would come up with a pocket full of fish, always assuming he wasn’t held under by the weight of his golden b*****s! – Still these are only rumours you understand……..

Second place this week was again taken by Mark Charlwood (he of the soggy rod bag) from peg 7 on the Gate Basin with 14lb 14oz of skimmers and roach. Mark had a great start and end to the match but a dead period in the middle kept him off 1st place. Third place was Denny Hammond 13lb 8oz of skimmers from his peg 21 right at the top corner of the Big Basin just along from the slip way. Denny also had a few pike problems today I reckon it’s those 8 inch lobworms he fishes.

Pegging map this week
Results 13-1-19

The Crane Basin was in again this week and produced good double figure bags from each of the 4 pegs in the basin which is good news for the future matches and Dave Gipson had 12lb 14oz off the 3rd jetty facing the wind which shows the fish were all round the basins but the conditions did make it hard in some places. Next week it’s the Li Livard Cup – and it’s meant to be colder!?………… See you there………………..

Boatyard 13 – 3rd Rnd Singles KO Sunday 6th January 2019

Mark Harmer wins with 17lb 8oz this week

A quiet day weather wise with light winds and overcast conditions which led this weeks 18 entrants to anticipate more double figure weights for all, especially as the boats had not been moved much in the basins and most of the pegs remained the same as over the Christmas break. Well it nearly worked out but there were only 4 double figure weights this week all in the big basin. Mark Harmer made it back to 1st place this week with a cracking 17lb 8oz net from peg 10. 3 pegs away was a certain Mr Charlwood who found the fish again this week and had 14lb 9oz for 2nd followed by Alex Watson, who had 13lb 1oz, from his peg next to the winner, for 3rd. Generally the yards fished a bit harder than recently maybe the weather is on the change or they know something we don’t. See below for the results from the Singles KO and see who you’ve got in the next round. We will have to wait and see what next Sunday brings after the winds and high tides this week …………..See you there

Results sheet
Peg map 6-1-19
Round 3 singles KO Results

Sweep Stake 3 – New Years Day 2019

Happy New Year was the most widely used phrase as the nine competitors assembled for this the 3rd and final sweepstake match over the Christmas Break. With a relatively low turnout (not too surprising) everyone was pegged on the Big Basin, which is just full of fish at the present and provided another close result with 6 out of nine breaking double figures. Ian Jones drew the 4th jetty and was always going to be hard to beat, although mid match he was complaining it was “a bit slow” he still managed to put 14lb 12oz on the scales for 1st place. Mark Harmer drew peg 1 at the top of the Basin opposite the wet shed and came in a close 2nd with 14lb 2oz and then in 3rd was Chris Tims, who couldn’t quite make it 3 in a row, with 13lb 4oz from the first jetty. A good days fishing was had by all and we will just have to see how things go once the boatyard starts working again and the boats are all moving. Keep your fingers crossed that the weights continue to be good and 2019 brings no huge fluctuations in the weather. Next Sunday (6th Jan) is the 3rd round of the Singles KO click here to see who’s against who……………..See you there