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