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

Boat Yard 3 Sunday 15th October 2017

Mark Harmer winner this week
Mark Harmer this weeks winner – his 1st win at the boat yard !!

This week with very warm and sunny conditions the yards came alive! 22 members turned out for this weeks contest and they were not disappointed with 8 double figure weights and only three weights below 6lb this was consistent natural fishing. Mark Harmer was very happy with his draw on the 2nd jetty on the big basin this week and ran out a clear winner with 13lb 8oz. Mark Seaman  drew the flyer on the river end of the Gate Basin and came  2nd with 12lb 5oz, he was closely  followed by Dave Agass on the Crane basin with 11lb 15oz for 3rd place. Over all this week would seem to herald a return to the form of 2 years ago with fish in all basins and good sport all round – long may it continue. Of course the weather may have something to say about that we ahall just have to wait and see. It is another trophy match next week – “The Hickling Shield”-  Let’s hope the weather gods are kind …… see you there

This weeks section winners

1 – 4         D. Edgerton

5 – 8         D. Agass

9 – 11       M. Dossena

12 – 14     M. Seaman

15 – 18     S. Jackman

19 – 22     M. Harmer

Boat Yard 2 – David King Bowl – 8th October 2017

match winner this week
Mark Charlwood, this weeks winner, happy with his victory

Calm overcast conditions greeted the 20 strong field this Sunday and there was an optimistic mood about the way it would fish. The pre-match talk was all of Eels (can be weighed in) and the salt tides which had badly affected the results at Martham on The Broads Open the day before! Peg 1 produced the goods again this week with Mark Charlwood catching a mixed bag of  roach skimmers and perch to put 10lb 6oz together for 1st place. Chris Tims was on peg 2 and caught skimmers and roach for 9lb 3oz and 2nd place  and, to round things off, Denny Hammond on peg 3 had a catch of skimmers and perch for 8lb 1oz for 3rd. So the top of the Crane had a clean sweep, the rest of the Crane and the Gate basin fished quite hard especially if you had boat disturbance but everyone caught and let us hope that the fish may just have been a bit off the feed due to that big salt surge affecting them. (we will see). No doubt we will be back next week to try again…….See you there….

Section winners this week

1 – 5      M. Charlwood           10lb  6oz     CRANE

6 – 10    D. Agass                       3lb 14oz     CRANE

11 – 14 M. Harmer                   7lb 3oz       CRANE

16 – 21  M Dossena                   5lb 6oz       GATE

Boat Yard 1 – Sunday 1st October 2017

this weeks winner
Dennis Willis looking pleased with his 1st place this week

So the winter boatyard series of matches kicked off this Sunday with 21 members turning out for the contest in somewhat wet and windy conditions  although I am sure we will see much worse over the next few month. (Such a cheerful thought!) Unfortunately at this time of year there is still quite a lot of boat traffic and this hampered the weights in many cases with swims being wiped out due to boat movement, but it was the same for all  and it is just a matter of smiling sweetly through gritted teeth! Dennis Willis drew peg 1 at the top of the crane basin and continued his winning form from last winter putting 10lb 8oz on the scales for 1st place. Dave Dearman had 60 skimmers from his peg at the bottom end of the crane to wrap up 2nd with 9lb 8oz and then switch basins to the left side of the Gate Basin to find Matt Rowntree weighing a level 9lb for third.

Section winners this week:

Crane Basin Stalham
The Crane Basin, plenty of space but later plenty of boats!

1-5     D. Willis                   10-8

6-10   D.Dearman              9-8

11-15 J. Hehir                     6-4

16-19 M.Rowntree             9-0

21-25 M. Charlwood        6-12

Next week it’s the David King Bowl, let us hope the weather is a bit better and there are a few less boats – we shall see……See you there

Reepham Fishery _ Sunday 24th September 2017

I’m back from my holiday.

Round 26 was at Colton on the Barford Complex. 

1st Kevin Lawson 76lb

2nd Mike Dossena 73lb

3rd Roger Farmer 70lb 12oz

Round 27 was at Holly Farm South Walsham.

1st Dennis Willis 45lb

2nd Ash Dennington 22lb 6oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 22lb 3oz

Round 28 Reepham Fishery – Sunday 24th September 2017

this weeks winning catch
Matt Rowntree – This weeks winner at Reepham

Round 28 and the final summer match of 2017 was at the very prolific Reepham Fishery. Only 13 members made this week which was quite a surprise as it was the last one. However it was a pleasant day with warm sunshine. Matt Rowntree was first today fishing peg 12 and weighed a very good 76lb 2oz on pellet  waggler and slapping. 2nd goes to this years summer champion Mark Charlwood, who fished peg 25 and weighed 56lb so a big well done to him. 3rd was John Higgingson. John fished peg 5 and weighed 50lb 13oz. Would just like to say a big thank you to Dave Agass for running the matches again this summer from every one who has fished.

1st Matt Rowntree 76lb 2oz

2nd Mark Charlwood 56lb

3rd John Higgingson 50lb 13oz

4th Mark Harmer 50lb 8oz

5th Mike Dossena 44lb 8oz

6th Alex Watson 39lb 3oz

7th Dave Agass 38lb 15oz

8th Dennis Willis 31lb 7oz

9th Judy Ford 22lb 7oz

10th Dave Gipson 19lb 4oz

There was 3 D’N’W’s this week.

Im handing the reports back to Chris as it’s time to get the whips out again.See you all at the boat yard next week.

Old Stables Sunday 3rd September 2017

Mark Charlwood winner at Old Stables

Round 25 comes from The Old Stables North Walsham. 14 members turned out this week. With overcast conditions everybody was hoping for a few fish especially after last week. It was Mark Charlwood who came out in top place this week. Mark fished peg 3 and weighed 29lb 12oz well done Mark. Second goes to Mark Seaman. Mark fished peg 6 and weighed 27lb 14oz. Third goes to Dave Paynter. Dave fished peg 10 and weighed 25lb 8oz so very close for them 3 but a real struggle for the rest. Overall it fished very hard.

1st Mark Charlwood 29lb 12oz

2nd Mark Seaman 27lb 14oz

3rd Dave Paynter 25lb 8oz

4th John Hahir 19lb 12oz

5th Terry Smith 17lb 14oz

6th Trevor Dodson 14lb 12oz

7th Dave Edgerton 14lb 3oz

8th Kevin Lawson 13lb 12oz

9th Dave Dearman 12lb 9oz

10th John Higgingson 10lb 10oz

11th Dave Agass 9lb 13oz

12th Tony Wilkinson 9lb 8oz

13th Dave Gipson 9lb 2oz

14th Mark Harmer 6lb 4oz

Yes I was last but someone has to come last lol.

Next week its of to Colton on the Barford complex. No report for the next 2 weeks as I’m on my hols see you all at Reepham.

Railway Lake – 27th August 2017

Kevin Lawson with one of the carp which helped him win this week

Round 24 was at Railway on the Barford complex. With 13 members turning out the bowl would be in and that’s where you don’t want to be. With clear blue sky and no wind it was going to be a hard day we were thinking. And hard it was for some. Venue expert Kevin Lawson came first with a narrow 12oz win this week. Kevin fished peg 6 (all our pegs) and weighed 20lb 12oz. 2nd goes to last weeks winner, Mark Charlwood who fished peg 8 for 20lb dead . And third was Dave Paynter. Dave fished peg 2 and weighed 19lb 2oz. So a big well done to them. The 4 who fished in the bowl had a real struggle all day 2 didn’t weigh and the other 2 only had just over 20lb between them. It was a day to forget.

1st Kevin Lawson 20lb 12oz

2nd Mark Charlwood 20lb

3rd Dave Paynter 19lb 2oz

4th John Higgingson 12lb 14oz

5th Dave Gipson 12lb 6oz

6th Dave Agass 12lb 4oz

7th Mike Dossena 10lb 6oz

8th Tony Wilkinson 8lb 9oz

9th Trevor Dodson 3lb 9oz

10th Dave Edgerton 0lb 4oz

And 3 D.N.W’s

As you can see from the weights it was very hard today. Let’s hope next week is much better at The Old Stables.

See you all there.

Park Farm – Sunday 20th August 2017

Mark Charlwood winning bag
The camera shy Mr Charlwood in 1st place this week

Round 23 comes from Park Farm Fishery. 12 members turn out this week. This was a new watt for all except Mr Dossena who used to own the place so all the pressure was on him. Everybody had pick his brain for some information . So this week it was Mark Charlwood who came out on top. Mark fished peg 1 and caught on the feeder for most of the day and weighed 38lb. Well done Mark (and I got a photo of him this week). 2nd place goes to Ash Dennington. Ash fished peg 5 and weighed 37lb 12oz well done. 3rd place was Dave Pay Tony Wilkinson, Tony fished peg 3 and weighed 34lb 4oz which was 1oz more than Dave Agass who had 34lb 3oz unlucky Dave but at least you got a pound from me.

park farm fishery
Park Farm Fishery

1st Mark Charlwood 38lb

2nd Ash Dennington 37lb 12oz

3rd Tony Wilkinson 34lb 4oz

4th Dave Agass 34lb 3oz

5th Mark Harmer 31lb 12oz

6th Mike Dossena 28lb 12oz

7th Dave Paytner 26lb

8th Terry Smith 25lb 4oz

9th Trevor Dodson 18lb 5oz

10th Mark Seaman 16lb 8oz

11th Dave Dearman 7lb 6oz

12th Dave Edgerton 3lb 12oz

Next week it’s back to Railway

See you all there.

Sunday 13th August 2017 – Old Stables

The winner Kevin Lawson
Old Stables Lake

Round 22 today was at The Old Stables. With all pegs in it would be a good match. The forecast was for early light showers but getting warmer through the day. Kevin Lawson was the winner this week. Kevin fished peg 10 on the far side (best peg on the lake) and weighed 51lb dead, well done Kevin. 2nd was Mark Seaman, Mark fished peg 15 and weighed 41lb 4oz well done Mark. 3rd was last weeks winner Mike Dossena with 35lb 4oz well done Mike. Everybody caught some fish but it fished very hard today for some reason.

1st Kevin Lawson 51lb

2nd Mark Seaman 41lb 4oz

3rd Mike Dossena 35lb 4oz

4th Mark Charlwood 34lb 9oz

5th Mark Harmer 31lb

6th Dave Gipson 27lb

7th Terry Smith 22lb 10oz

8th Trevor Dodson 16lb 8oz

9th Dave Paynter 15lb 12oz

10 Dave Dearman 11lb 1oz

= Tony Wilkinson 11lb 1oz

12th Dave Edgerton 2lb 2oz

There was 2 D.N.W’s this week. Next week we are of to Park Farm fishery which is a new venue for the club. Should be interesting. See you there.

Reepham – Sunday 6th August 2017

Val Burlton with winning catch
Val Burlton, winner of the ladies competition this year
Mike Dossena with catch
Mike Dossena overall winner this week with 98lb 2oz

Round 21 of the summer was held at Reepham Fishery. This week was also the ladies match. There was 19 members today 3 of which were ladies. The lake had produced some tremendous weights in midweek so everybody was expected a good days fishing, how wrong we were! Mike Dossena drew peg 35 on the long lake which was end peg and ran out the winner with a good catch of carp and weighed 98lb 2oz well done Mike. 2nd was Matt Rowntree, Matt fished peg 12 which isn’t always that good one but he still managed 90lb dead ( that’s what happens when you put a good angler on a bad peg). 3rd place goes to the ever consistent Mark Charlwood. Mark fished peg 9 and weighed a very good 84lb 2oz.The 3 ladies struggled as much as the men all three caught fish. The winner was Val Burlton who fished peg 25 and weighed 38lb 4oz. 2nd was Judy Ford who fished 14 and weighed 21lb 3oz and 3rd was Chris Dearman, she weighed 1lb 13oz it was a very hard day for all.

1st Mike Dossena 98lb 2oz

2nd Matt Rowntree 90lb

3rd Mark Charlwood 84lb 2oz

4th Mark Seaman 66lb 4oz

5th Mark Harmer 52lb 14oz

6th Alex Watson 46lb 15oz

7th Dave Gipson 40lb 9oz

8th Roger Farmer 34lb 7oz

9th John Higgingson 23lb 5oz

10th Dave Dearman 21lb 7oz

11th Dave Edgerton 21lb 4oz

12th Dave Easter 8lb 4oz

There was 4 D.N.W’s

The ladies weights

1st Val Burlton 38lb 4oz

2nd Judy Ford 21lb 3oz

3rd Chris Dearman 1lb 13oz

Well done to everybody.

Next week it’s back to the Old Stables, see you there.