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
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
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….
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…
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…
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.