Boatyard 4 – The Hickling Shield

Sunday 24th October 2021

Mark Charlwood wins 2 in a row with 6lb 8oz this week

What with an emergency occurring at the boatyard early on Sunday morning and the best turnout of the winter season so far, with24 members turning up to fish this match, Colin and Jon had their work cut out with the pegging. All problems were overcome however and everyone was ready for the start at 9am.

Mark Charlwood made it 2 in row from peg 13 on the Crane Basin catching all day in his inimitable style to put 6lb 8oz on the scales. Just behind him and on the other side of the Crane on peg 3 was Roger Farmer with 6lb 2oz. Roger was regretting the loss of a big perch which cost him top spot this week but ain’t that just the way things go – 2nd’s not so bad!

Jon Burton had 5lb 13oz for 3rd place from end peg on the Big Basin which made up for all the pegging problems.

Yet again everyone caught and match organiser Colin Jonas managed to snare a decent skimmer to go with his small fish and claim his first section win of the winter – well done Colin!

Colin’s section winning skimmer

Hopefully next week will see the last of the busy weeks and the boats will be in for the winter and maybe the weights will improve – this might also be helped if there were less cormorants to be seen in the yards. There were 2 or 3 in each basin this week all reeking havoc with the roach and skimmers.

Next week is the 1st round of the Singles Knockout – will you qualify? only one way to find out come and fish!………………..See you there

Pegging 24-10-21
Results 24-10-21