Melton Pond 4

Sunday the 22nd March

mark Harmer winner this week
Mark Harmer – first win of the summer 63lb 6oz at Melton ponds

Melton Pond 4 was the venue this week.

Only 10 members made this week due to the Chinese Coronavirus flu.

So we decided to have 5 pegs on each side so everybody had plenty of room.

With a stiff breeze blowing from the East we all were expecting a difficult day as it is not the easiest place to fish any time but the sun was shining lovely.

Mark Harmer pulled peg 14 out of the bag and ran out a comfortable winner catching 10 carp for a total weight of 63lb 6oz mostly caught tight across. Well done, Mark!

Second place for a second week running was the inform Dave Agass who caught 3 big carp to weigh 28lb 8oz. Well done again, Dave!

Third place this’d week goes to Mark Charlwood who also caught 3 carp to weigh 22lb 2oz . Well done , Mark!

And everybody else struggled for bites with only the odd fish caught .

1st Mark Harmer 63lb 6oz

2nd Dave Agass 28lb 8oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 22lb 2oz

4th Trevor Dodson 12lb 8oz

5th Mark Seaman 12lb 4oz

6th Jon Burton 9lb 8oz

7th Dave Paynter 4lb 12oz

8th Dave Dearman 0lb 4oz

And two D’N’Ws this week

Next week it is back to Barford pleasure lake. As long as we are allowed to leave our houses. Fingers crossed ?

Hope to see you all there and stay safe!

Don’t forget to contact Dave to see if there are any places available.

Here Comes Summer……..

15th March 2020 was the start of the Stalham & District summer series.

Barford March lake was the venue.

dave dearman this weeks winner
Dave Dearman wins at Barford Match Lake

13 members turned up which was a little low but understandable due to the current conditions. The weather forecast for the day was strong gusts of wind and some light rain.

With the draw done everybody was keen to start.

Dave Dearman was victorious from his peg on the far side which was 28. Dave caught carp steadily for most of the match and weighed 53lb 6oz which was about 12 fish ? . Well done Dave!

Second place was Dave Agass with 43lb 8oz from peg 8. Dave Gipson was third with 35lb 6oz from peg 2 so it looks like the fish were at that end of the lake today.

So have The Dave’s taken over from the Mark’s ??.

Most others struggled for most of the day for bites with only 4 weights over 20lb.

1st Dave Dearman 53lb 6oz

2nd Dave Agass 43lb 8oz

3rd Dave Gipson 35lb 6oz

4th Mark Harmer 33lb 10oz

5th Mark Charlwood 32lb 2oz

6th Mike Dossena 26lb 14oz

7th Trevor Dodson 26lb 4oz

8th Alex Watson 19lb

9th Terry Smith 16lb 11oz

10th Adie Hall 12lb 6oz

11th Jon Burton 9lb

12th Dave Edgerton 8lb 14oz

And one D’N’W

Next week we travel to Melton Pond 4 for some proper fishing ?

See you all there

And, please, contact Dave to see if there are any places available.


Boatyard 22 Sunday 8th March 2020

Denny Hammond wins with 13lb 3oz

This was the last match of the winter season at the boatyards which has been one of the poorest winters I can remember. Although don’t forget we had one match with 2 bream nets over 20lb and 1 of 38lb+ with several other double figure backing weights! So what went wrong? We can talk about that for ever and never really know. Just let us hope it is a one off aberration and come next October the fishing will return to the excellent level we are more used to.

Back to Sundays match – with the weather forecast predicting wind and rain the turnout was predictably low and only 8 deciding to attend. As it turned out the weather was windy but the rain was replaced by sun and even more surprising the fishing was reasonable!!! Everyone caught (haven’t been able to say that for a while) and Denny Hammond made the most of his draw on the left hand end of the Gate Basin (again) for a runaway win with 13lb 3oz

Chris Tims was in 2nd place with 7lb 3oz from peg 16 up the right side of the gate and Tony Wilkinson was 3rd with 5lb 8oz from the end of the Crane Basin.

So that wraps up another Winter at the boatyards – thanks must go, as always, to Colin Jonas for all his hard work organising and running these matches.

Don’t forget the AGM on Tuesday 17th March 2020 8PM at The Harnser

See you there……….

Results 8-3-20
Pegging 8-3-20

Boatyard 21 – Ludham Cup – 1st March 2020

Jon Burton wins this week with 12lb 2oz

Yet another windy Sunday welcomed the 13 competitors for this weeks penultimate match at the yards – with the added attraction of bright sunshine all day!

Mr Burton made the most of his good draw this week extracting a very good 12lb 2oz from the left hand end of the Gate basin for a convincing win. Roger Farmer was at the end of road on the Big basin where he had small fish all day for 7lb 6oz and 2nd just in front of Trevor Dodson, who hsd 7lb 4oz from the right end of the Gate.

Everyone caught again this week although the windy conditions made it hard going in some places. Also we had some unfortunate boat movement at the start of the match with the yard being open for business again.

Last match at the yards next week until October……………See you there

Results 1-3-20
pegging 1-3-20