Boatyard 11

Sunday 12th December 2021

Mark Charlwood wins with just 1lb 5oz on a dire day in December

17 made up the field for this weeks match and with all basins in everyone was hoping for a draw on the gate basin but actually the fishing was equally dire all round!!

Mark Charlwood drew the left hand end of the Gate Basin and was always going to be a strong contender from that flyer. Mark caught from the off and although the bites petered out after about 3 hours the damage had been done and he ran out winner with a huge 1lb 5oz.

Martin Littlefield had a big perch and 2 tiny roach for 1lb and second place from his peg up the left side of the gate but unfortunately as he only enters the section pool he ended up with no money as he was in the same section as the winner.

Barry Hawkes was in “kiddies corner” on the big basin where he had 12oz of small roach for 3rd place (technically) but picked up 2nd place in the overall pool plus his section – for a nice bonus.

Overall the fishing was absolutely terrible with 11 blanks and only 3 weights above 6oz!!! I know it can be hard in winter but this was a warm day with a SW breeze and nothing to make you think it would be this desperate. Highlight of my day was having sat biteless for 4.5 hrs in the Crane basin I watched Trev Dodson suddenly start catching little roach! It was like someone had flicked a switch. Needles to say the switch remained in the OFF position in my peg and I recorded my first blank of the winter – hopefully I won’t break Jon Burtons record of 4 blanks in a row ……….

Next week is the Christmas Match so bring a bottle or something for the prize table and lets hope the fish turn up to play……………see you there

Pegging 12-12-21
Results sheet 12-12-21