Boatyard 8 – Sunday 25th November 2018

Mark Harmer (Aka G.Bs) This weeks winner with 17lb 9oz from the Crane. (G.Bs obviously stands for Golden Boy ?!!!)
This weeks pegging
Results sheet

The forecast was for an overcast day with light east winds and no rain but that was a bit inaccurate as we had sunshine and rain during the day but nothing too unpleasant. 23 anglers lined up for the draw all chasing the elusive “winning peg” and it turned out to be Mark Harmer who masnaged to find it. Mark drew peg 4 near the top of the right side of the Crane Basin and managed to snare 3 big skimmers in his first few put ins to help him on his way to a very good 17lb 9oz weight and 1st place this week. Chris Tims was happy with his draw of 24 which put him on the 2nd jetty in the Big Basin which, although didn’t fish as well as it had in practice, still gave him 15lb 3oz which was enough for 2nd. John Higginson caught all day at the top of the big basin opposite the wet shed for 14lb 4oz and 3rd this week. Elsewhere there were  double figure weights in all basins, with the Big Basin producing 6 double figures out of 10 anglers  and the lowest weight in there was 8lb 12oz it is pretty consistent. Next week it is the 2nd round of the Singles KO (see who you are against here) Please note Mr Harmer and Mr Tims have no further interest in the Singles this year having both had a great day in the 1st round!!!!! Lets hope the fishing continues to be good and the weather kind…….. See you there

This weeks section winners

Pegs 2 –  8         Mark Harmer     17lb 90z

Pegs 9 – 12        Dennis Willis        7lb 12oz

Pegs 13 – 17      Dave Edgerton    13lb 5oz

Pegs 19 – 21      John Higginson   14lb 4oz

Pegs 22 – 24      Chris Tims            15lb 3oz

pegs 25 – 28      Dave Dearman    12lb 10oz

Boatyard 7- Charity Match 18th November 2018

Dave Edgerton Wins this week with 15lb 9oz

Beautiful autumn sunshine welcomed the 25 anglers who came to compete in the Charity Match this Sunday. With the bright conditions and a blustery east wind the pre-match talk was of a hard(ish) day on the cards but that did not (thankfully) happen. This week it was the river pegs at the very top of the Big Basin near the slip way that produced the winning weight with Dave Edgerton putting 15lb 9oz on the scales for 1st place. On the 1st jetty in the Big Basin sat a certain  Mr Charlwood who had a busy day with around 300 fish for 14lb 13oz and 2nd place. Then Andy Dicken on the 3rd jetty and Jon Burton, who was next to the winner near the slipway, both had 13lb 3oz for joint 3rd. The Big Basin continues to be the place to draw although you needed  8lb+ to win any section this week and the pegs on the river all fished well. Maybe they will be in again next week!!!  I am informed by Colin that £137 was raised for the charity. Just a normal club match next week  – perhaps I will draw somewhere on the big basin…. with a peg full of fish ….( I can dream can’t I ) …….. See you there……

This weeks Section winners

Pegs 2- 10 evens                Ash Dennington    9lb 4oz          Crane

Pegs 12 – 17                        Ian Jones                 10lb 2oz        Crane

Pegs 18 – 22                        Dave Gipson           8lb 11oz        Gate

Pegs 23 -25                         Jon Burton              13lb 3oz         goose green river

Pegs 26 – 28                        Dave Edgerton       15lb 9oz        River/top of big basin

Pegs 29 – 33                        Mark Charlwood    14lb 9oz        Road bank Big Basin


Boatyard 6 Singles KO 1st Rnd _ Sunday 11th November 2018

Dennis Willis 1st spot this week with 18lb 1oz
Dave Agass with his 2lb 8oz Perch
Dave Agass with 12lb 10oz – but only good enough for 4th this week

Another good turnout this Sunday with 24 members lining up for the all important draw. With wind and rain showers forecast everyone was keen to get set up before the weather arrived and with the new jetties on the big basin pegged this week it was going to be interesting to see what they produced. The Big Basin turned out  to be best this week, with the top 3 all coming from adjacent pegs at the top end opposite the wet shed. Dennis Willis was at the end of the office buildings and had a good day with an 18lb 1oz for 1st place this week. He was followed by Andy Dicken who was on the peg to Dennis’s left where he caught 14lb 11oz for 2nd. Mark Charlwood was on the peg to the right of the winner and had 12lb 12oz for 3rd. Overall the weights were on the up with half the field having double figures and some quality skimmers and perch showing in all basins. Dave Agass had 2 good perch in his 12lb+ net on the Crane Basin with the best one weighing 2lb 8oz. So a good day was had by most and the weather improved as well. The verdict on the new jetties is they are fishable but you may have to adjust your tackle slightly to accommodate the restricted width. Next week it is the Charity Match so don’t forget it will cost you £5 extra to fish on Sunday – let’s hope the fish fish keep feeding………See you there….

Section Winners This Week

Pegs       2 –  6      Dave Agass            12lb 10oz

Pegs       7  – 11    Trev Dodson         10lb 2oz

Pegs      12 – 14    Ash Dennington   10lb 11oz

Pegs      15 – 17    Mike Brown          10lb 15oz

Pegs      19 – 22     Dennis Willis       18lb 1oz

Pegs      23 – 26     Dave Edgerton    11lb 8oz

Boatyard 5 – Sunday 4th November 2018

Mike Brown was this weeks winner off the Crane Basin

Some very pleasant autumnal weather welcomed the competitors who lined up for this weeks match at the Boatyards with light winds and sunshine. It was a good turnout with a 25 members all keen to catch a few fish. This weeks winner was Mike Brown who caught some good skimmers from his peg up the left side of the Crane Basin on single Pinkie!! for a winning 13lb 9oz. In second place was Mike Dossena who had 12lb 15oz from his peg a third of the way up the right side of the Crane Basin. Then we swap basins to the Big Basin where John Hehir had a busy day on the whip to catch 10lb 10oz from his peg in front of the offices to secure 3rd place. John did say that the only quiet spell he had was when a certain Mr Harmer came round to talk to him and as soon as he went away the fish came back. Sort of sums up Mark’ s day, he had already scared all the fish out of his peg by then!!!! Overall the weights were pretty good with quite a few big skimmers and some quality perch showing up. Next week is the 1st round of the Singles Knock Out so let’s hope the weather is kind and there are plenty of pegs available……See you there…

This Weeks Section Winners

Pegs    1    to    5           Jon Burton         9lb 4oz

Pegs    6    to   10         Mike Brown       13lb 9oz

Pegs    11  to   13         Dave Dearman  9lb

Pegs    14  to   16         Trev  Dodson     6lb 4oz

Pegs   17   to   21         John Hehir         10lb 10oz

Pegs   23   to   26         Dave Agass         9lb 1oz

Boatyard 4 The Hickling Shield – Sunday 28th 2018

Mark and Jon the TWO Winners from Sunday’s Match they will have to share the Hickling Shield!!

A cool breezy day with showers greeted the 20 anglers who arrived to fish this Sunday’s  match. For the first time this season the Big Basin was pegged and guess what- that was THE place to draw. This week also gave a result that was also a “first” as far as I can remember – 2 people tying for 1st place! Mark Harmer  and Jon Burton both put a very creditable 14lb 10oz on the scales from their pegs at either end of the Big Basin with Trev Dodson coming in 3rd with 12lb 10oz also on the big basin. With over half the field catching over 7lb, the yards fished pretty well overall. I will be back next week looking to take full advantage of a good draw……. See you there…

This week’s section winners

Pegs    3 – 7      Mark Charlwood

Pegs     8 – 11   Roger Farmer

Pegs   12 – 16   Dave Edgerton

Pegs   18 – 20   Jon Burton

Pegs    21 – 23  Mark Harmer

Boatyard 3 – Sunday 21st October 2018

Denny Hammond and Roger Farmer 1st and 2nd place again this week

After a cool start the day soon developed into an unseasonably warm and very sunny day with light southwest winds. There was a field of 19 members this week which is not a bad turnout, although not huge considering the weather forecast. The fish did a bit of a disappearing act this week compared to last week but you still needed 9lb plus to get in the frame. Denny Hammond made it 2 on the trot this week from his peg just up the left side of the Crane Basin where he caught steadily rotating lines to keep the fish coming and ending up with 11lb 1oz. Roger Farmer also made 2nd place for 2 weeks running from his peg near the top right side of the Crane Basin where he caught 10lb 9oz. Then switch basins to the Gate Basin, where Trev Dodson (“Mr Pickup” himself) had 9lb 7oz from the top left side. Trev was also regretting losing a big bream during the match which would have possibly given him 1st Place (another one that got away) – never mind Trev there’s always next week. Elsewhere, Mr Agass had a perch of 1lb 14oz amongst his 6lb 3oz bag from the Crane –  half a lobworm on a size 6 again Dave? So what news of the “superstar” (AKA Mark H)? Well back to reality this week, even after drawing last weeks winning peg, he could only manage  5lb (I know the feeling well). Finally John Hehir wants the peg on the Gate near the toilets removed (or filled in) next week as he is fed up of drawing it and not catching!!!!! I a, off to Ipswich next week but my spies will be reporting the events so a report will be “created” Or that may end up being “creative” we will see……..Hope you all catch and the weather is kind…………..See you in 2 weeks


Boatyard 2 David King Bowl – Sunday 14th October 2018

The weather forecast was not great for this Sundays match but it turned out to be not as bad as they thought although it did rain and blow  a bit in the afternoon.  The conditions obviously suited the fish as the weights were noticeably up on last week with half the field having more than 9lb. The Crane Basin was the place to be: Denny Hammond on the left end of the Crane had a good day with some quality skimmers in his 15lb 6oz  winning net. Then further up the right side towards the river was Roger Farmer on peg 3 with 13lb 14oz for 2nd place. Chris Tims was back towards the bottom of about a third of the way up the Crane Basin on the right side where he had 12lb 6oz for 3rd. The lowest weight in the Crane this week was 7lb 4oz off peg 1 and  last week that was where all the fish were! (unlucky Mike). Elsewhere Mr Harmer continued building the “superstar” legend with another section win off the right end of the Gate Basin with 9lb 12oz but we have no idea what was wrong with John Hehir’s peg just up the left side of the Gate Basin where he struggled for a 1lb. You can’t catch them if they are not there (Doesn’t help does it). We will have to wait and see what next week brings…….. see you there

Section Winners This Week

Pegs 1 –  5         Roger Farmer

Pegs 6 – 10       Denny Hammond

Pegs 13 – 16     Mark Charlwood

Pegs 17 – 20     Mark Harmer

Boatyard 1 – Sunday 7th October 2018

So, after a long hot summer series here we are back to basics at the boatyards and after much discussion and rumour about how bad it was going to be it was, surprisingly, quite a reasonable day, with the fish spread around the basins and 9lb plus needed to frame. We will have to see how it all continues but it is looking better than when we finished in March!

A very happy chappie – Mike Dossena wins on the wag with double figures

In the warm October sunshine it was our version of the laughing (ex)police man, Mike Dossena, who gave all of us in his section, at the top of the Crane Basin, a display of how to do it right with the waggler. He amassed a 10lb 14oz winning weight of roach and skimmers over the 5 hours and although he wasn’t laughing all the way, I can tell you he was pretty happy the way things went. I had a close up view from the next peg and got totally battered. (guess who didn’t set up a wag!!!!) In second spot this week was one of the mornings doom and gloom merchants, Mark Harmer, who managed to just beat Dennis Willis off the next peg for second with 9lb 13oz to 9lb 9oz from their pegs halfway up the left side of the Gate Basin. Meanwhile Denny Hammond has already laid a claim on the Bream Trophy with a 3lb lump from the Gate Basin. Last but not least we tried out some new digital scales (made by Fox) courtesy of a friend of John Burton. They seemed to work faultlessly during the weighing in of 12 pegs on the Crane Basin with none of the switching off problems we had with the previous  sets. So now we just need to decide do you want digital  or not? Have a think and give your views next Sunday before the draw….. See you there

This weeks Turnout 17 fished

Section Winners

Pegs 1-5         Mike Dossena

Pegs 8-10       Billy Plummer

Pegs 12-18     John Higginson

Pegs 21 – 25   Mark Harmer

Cobble Acre – Sunday 30th September 2018


Mr S playing a lumpy cobble acre resident
And Into The Net…. It’s so easy!!
Look at the bend in that net handle…
Mark Seaman ends the Summer with a win at Cobbleacre

So, today was the last summer match of 2018. The venue was a changed from the original place (Martham Pit) to Cobbleacre. 16 mad men turned up this week, or I should say members. Mark Charlwood was hoping he would finish the summer with back to back wins to end with a very comfortable lead in the summer points table. But unfortunately for him Mr Seaman had a final say this summer with a good weight on a very very hard day. Mark weighed 32lb 12oz and another first place. 2nd and not far behind was Mark Charlwood with another good weight of 26lb 6oz. 3rd place goes to Andy Dicken who weighed 20lb 4oz. Well done to them three. Would just like to thank Dave Agass once again from everyone who fished this summer, for all his hard work organizing all the matches(sorry Dave I wasn’t there to take your photo when you won). I’m sure you will have plenty of photos taken in the yards this coming winter.

1st Mark Seaman 32lb 12oz

2nd Mark (summer champion) Charlwood 29lb 06oz

3rd Andy Dicken 20lb 4oz

4th Dave Agass 16lb 8oz

5th Terry Smith 12lb 8oz

6th John Higgingson 12lb 4oz

7th Tony Wilkinson 10lb 5oz

8th Dave Edgerton 9lb

9th Dave Dearman 5lb

10th Mike Dossena 2lb 8oz

11th Chris Tims 2lb 6oz

12th Jon Burton 1lb 10oz

13th Trevor Dodson 0lb 8oz

And 3 D’N’W’s this week and yes I was one of them !

Over to Chris now as it’s time to dust the winter gear down. See you all there.

Reepham Fishery – Sunday 23rd September 2018

Mr Charlwood back to winning ways 30lb clear of the field from flyer peg 27 at Reepham

Round 27 comes from a very wet Reepham Fishery this week. Only 13 members turn out this week which was a surprise as this is one of the best places we fish. Never the less the brave souls who turned up were all hoping to get a few bites. Mark Charlwood drew the flyer peg 27 again this week and made no mistake taking first place. Mark had suffered the previous week but he well and truly made up for that this week. Mark weighed a very good 86lb 12oz on a very hard day. You can’t keep him down for long. 2nd place was Trevor Dodson. Trevor was fishing peg 13 and weighed a good 51lb ( not unlucky for him).3rd place goes to last weeks winner Mark Harmer. Mark fished peg 8 and weighed 49lb 11oz  (so I messed another good peg up ?￰). Most others caught a few carp but the weather just didn’t help today.
1st Mark Charlwood 86lb 12oz
2nd Trevor Dodson 51lb
3rd Mark Harmer 49lb 11oz
4th Chris Tims 47lb 8oz
5th Dave Dearman 37lb 12oz
6th Mike Dossena 37lb 5oz
7th Andy Dicken 24lb
8th Dave Edgerton 19lb 5oz
9th Tony Wilkinson 18lb 8oz
10th Dave Agass 14lb 11oz
11th Jon Burton 10lb 2oz
12th John Higgingson 10lb
And there was just one D’N’W this week.
Next week is the last summer match of 2018 from cobbleacre.
See you all there.