19 anglers turned up to fish this first match after lockdown and they were greeted by a hard frost followed by a rain shower or two – lovely!!!! Combine the wonderful weather with some dire fishing for all but the fortunate four who drew the jetties in the big basin, and you have a the sort of day when you seriously doubt your sanity.
So the jetties were the only place to be this week with the top four weights all coming from them headed up by Dave Dearman on the 1st jetty who weighed in 7lb 9oz including 1 large skimmer hooked whilst reaching for his flask!! Trevor Dodson was on the 2nd jetty and came in 2nd with 6lb 8oz . Dave Gipson had 5lb 12oz off the 4th jetty for 3rd and Martin Littlefield was in 4th place off the 3rd jetty with 4lb 6oz. The rest of the basins were won with ounces and there were 9 blanks!
Let us all hope that the fishing improves with better weather conditions and we don’t see a return to last years low weights and lack of bites.
The Christmas Match (on the 20th Dec) is going to also be run as this years Charity Match in memory of Dave Agass who passed away earlier this year and is much missed on the bank by many in the club and the wider Norfolk match fishing community. So in addition to bringing bottle or other prize for the Christmas match there is a £5.00 donation required to fish the match. I have heard that there is going to be another match event in memory of Dave organised in 2021 probably at Reepham will give more details when they are available.