Boatyard 18 – Bill Davies Cup – Sunday 9th February 2020

Despite the weather and dreadful forecast twenty five members turned up to fish. Everyone caught, many in double figures, however Trevor Dodson only caught six gudgeon and everyone cheered!

However then I woke up and heard the wind…… Actually seven were gathered in a tight huddle in the car park to prevent anyone blowing away, one said a full English breakfast beckoned so he vanished (wind assisted), another who shall be nameless (DE), said he would rather go shopping. The magnificent five adjourned to the right hand side of the gate basin and did battle with a variety of species….DD nearest the river had a good perch….eventually…..Martin and Colin had several specimen gudgeon etc, TD and TW had about four pounds of quality small roach. We decided in the spirit of comradeship and men against the elements to declare everyone the winner, except Trevor, he’s got enough points anyway.

An awful day was enjoyed by all. Long live the magnificent five! The spirit of SAC lives on! (Sorry no photos ,no one could stay still enough in the wind.)

[My thanks to TW for the match report this week – as I (CT) thought better of it and stayed in bed!!!!!]

Boatyard 17 – Singles KO semi finals – 2nd February 2020

Trevor Dodson wins this week with 8lb 4oz

A wet grey morning awaited the 13 anglers who lined up to contest this week’s match. All 3 basins were pegged so there was an air of curiosity as to how it would fish.

It was Trevor Dodson on peg 1 up the side of the Crane basin who ran away with 1st place this week weighing in 8lb 4oz of small fish with bites from start to finish. He said he could even feel the fish when he was plumbing up!

In the big basin on peg 13 (not so unlucky) Chris Tims had 2 big skimmers before 10 o’clock but couldn’t find any more and ended up with about 50 more small (tiny) fish for 5lb 13oz for 2nd place.

There was only 1 blank this week although there were 4 others who

Back on the end of the Crane basin Dave Dearman had 4lb 6oz including some quality roach for 3rd.

There were 5 DNW so this week but only 1 actual blank so things might be improving – slowly, nothing great, but definitely better than recently.

The Singles KO final will be between Trev Dodson and Chris Tims on the 25th Feb.

Next week it’s the Bill Davies Cup!!!………….See you there

Pegging 2-2-2020