Boatyard 4 The Hickling Shield Sunday 22nd October

this weeks winner
Dave Edgerton – happy despite the weather

The weather took a more wintery turn for this weeks match with 20mph winds and some delightful rain thrown in for good measure, (such an enjoyable sport we participate in! especially when you draw facing the wind!! 5 hours of bliss – I think NOT). Anyway, I digress, 17 hardy types lined up this for the draw week, (one was even wearing shorts!), and it was Dave Edgerton who came out on top with 16lb 5oz from the first jetty in the big basin which put him 5lb clear of Mr Shorts himself, Dave Easter, who had a well earned 11lb 4oz from his peg halfway up the right side of the Crane Basin. Mark Charlwood on the next peg had 10lb 12oz for 3rd and I think may be going to invest in some shorts to see if that could make the difference next week! So Mr Edgerton can clear a space on his sideboard for his trophy and I know he will look forward to cleaning it for the year he has it. I won’t be there next week, when all the half term boaters will be coming back, as I am off to Kirton lake, Ipswich to fish for Norwich Royal Mail Team. Hope you all have a great match, Colin promises to send me all the info. I will be back for the 1st round of the Singles KO on the Nov 5th – see you there……

This weeks Section winners

1 – 7      Dave Easter

8 -15     Steve Jackman

16 – 22  Chris Tims

23 – 26  Dave Edgerton