Boatyard 12 – Christmas Match Sunday 23rd Decemebr2018

Mark Charlwood with his winners spoils

A very dark and damp winters morning greeted the 17 entrants for the Christmas Match this week. Luckily although it rained most of the day there was hardly any wind so at least you could fish from under a brolly without the risk of it taking off. Mark Charlwood returned to form this week although he wasn’t happy with his draw on peg 8 at the top left of the Gate basin. He was pleasantly surprised by the number and size of the fish he found in front of him and proceeded to make the most of it putting 15lb 2oz on the scales for 1st place.
Mark Harmer was again in 2nd place this week from his peg at the top of the Big Basin where he had a similar bag to last week for 14lb 3oz. John Burton was on the 4th Jetty on the Big Basin and had 11lb 7oz for 3rd place. So despite the weather, the fish fed well. Unfortunately we don’t know yet whether they are back in the Crane Basin as, with less people this week, we were able to all fit on the 2 in-form basins, but no doubt in the next week or so we will be back in the Crane. Thanks must go, as always, to Colin Jonas for overcoming the wet conditions and improvising a shelter under the Crane. This at least gave us somewhere a little dryer for the mince pies and sausage rolls etc and the prizes to be distributed. Thanks are also due to Lenny Reeves and his kind donation of bottles of wine which went to each section winner. Merry Christmas to you all – next match is on Thursday 27th 8.30 draw – see you there……

Results Sheet
Pegging Map

Section Winners This week

pegs 5 – 8 Mark Charlwood

pegs 9 – 13 Mark Harmer

pegs 14 – 18 Tony Wilkinson

pegs 19 – 22 Jon Burton