The weather forecast was for rain and strong winds and it didn’t disappoint! With a howling westerly wind there was always going to be damage inflicted somewhere and Trevor Dodson’s pole was the first casualty with 3 sections being broken before the match even started.
Despite the weather 11 anglers lined up for the draw and everybody caught fish. Denny Hammond was on the left hand end of the Gate Basin and ran out the winner with 7lb 1oz. Just a few fish behind was Ian Holmes who was on the right hand end of the Gate and had 6lb 8oz for 2nd place.
Colin Jonas had a 3lb+ bream in the big basin which gave him his section and despite his broken pole Trev Dodson won the singles KO weighing in 1lb 7oz against my miserable 12oz on the next peg!
Next week is the Ludham Cup, the last points match of the winter series but there is no way anyone will be catching Mr Dodson this year, congratulations to him on winning the Sutton Cup.
Maybe the weather will be better next week!!??…………….See you there
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!!!!!]
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.
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
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