Christmas Match – Boatyard 12 – Sunday 17th December 2017

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Dave Dearman was just a blur as he caught more than 240 fish for his win this week in the ice

A hard frost descended on the boatyards overnight on Saturday with both the Crane and Gate Basins frozen while the big Basin remained ice free!? With the Reepham contingent missing there were  15 idiots  members lining up for the draw. Dave Dearman drew peg 12 about halfway up the right side of the Gate Basin and caught form the off and right through, catching over 240 fish to put 10lb 13oz on the scales for a comfortable 1st place. Tony Wilkinson took things to the other extreme on his peg at the top end of the Big Basin opposite the wet shed where he had 7 bites and seven big skimmers (2 over 2lb) to weigh 9lb 3oz for 2nd. Chris Tims was just up the left side of the Gate Basin and broke ice to get some clear water but then waited until 11.45 to get a bite but once they arrived the fish fed very well and Chris had 7lb 1oz in the last 2  hours until an otter went through his peg about 10 mins from the end after which no bites! This gave him 3rd place and a tub of Quality Street  (one each for 1st 2nd and 3rd ) courtesy of Lenny Reeves. Dave Gipson had the most valuable fish this week as his 2oz roach was good enough top win his section on the Crane Basin as it was the only fish caught in that section! Thanks once again to Colin Jonas for organising the match plus the mince pies and cakes at the end of (or during) the match. Also thanks go  to Mrs John Burton for the excellent sausage rolls (and to John for bringing them). Hope you all have a great Christmas and a successful New Year.

Boatyard Matches over the Christmas Break:  (Stalham AC members only)          

Sunday 24th December 2017 (Christmas eve) Draw 9am fish 10am to 3pm

Thursday 28th December 2017  Draw 9am fish 10am to 3pm

Sunday 31st December 2017   Draw 9am fish 10am to 3pm

Just turn up before 9am  See you there……………


Pegs 1 – 4            Dave Gipson

Pegs 12 – 16       Dave Dearman

Pegs 20 – 23       Tony Wilkinson

Pegs 24 – 26       Dave Edgerton