Boatyard 12 – Christmas Match Sunday 23rd Decemebr2018

Mark Charlwood with his winners spoils

A very dark and damp winters morning greeted the 17 entrants for the Christmas Match this week. Luckily although it rained most of the day there was hardly any wind so at least you could fish from under a brolly without the risk of it taking off. Mark Charlwood returned to form this week although he wasn’t happy with his draw on peg 8 at the top left of the Gate basin. He was pleasantly surprised by the number and size of the fish he found in front of him and proceeded to make the most of it putting 15lb 2oz on the scales for 1st place.
Mark Harmer was again in 2nd place this week from his peg at the top of the Big Basin where he had a similar bag to last week for 14lb 3oz. John Burton was on the 4th Jetty on the Big Basin and had 11lb 7oz for 3rd place. So despite the weather, the fish fed well. Unfortunately we don’t know yet whether they are back in the Crane Basin as, with less people this week, we were able to all fit on the 2 in-form basins, but no doubt in the next week or so we will be back in the Crane. Thanks must go, as always, to Colin Jonas for overcoming the wet conditions and improvising a shelter under the Crane. This at least gave us somewhere a little dryer for the mince pies and sausage rolls etc and the prizes to be distributed. Thanks are also due to Lenny Reeves and his kind donation of bottles of wine which went to each section winner. Merry Christmas to you all – next match is on Thursday 27th 8.30 draw – see you there……

Results Sheet
Pegging Map

Section Winners This week

pegs 5 – 8 Mark Charlwood

pegs 9 – 13 Mark Harmer

pegs 14 – 18 Tony Wilkinson

pegs 19 – 22 Jon Burton

Boatyard 11 – Pairs Trophy Sunday 16th December 2018

After a very wild, wet and windy Saturday, thankfully Sunday dawned a calm and sunny day with only a gentle breeze. 18 competitors lined up for this weeks match to decide the Pairs Trophy. Chris Tims continued his run of form in the draw bag pulling out peg 26 on the 4th jetty in the Big Basin, from which he proceeded to extract 19lb 6oz of roach and perch for a runaway 1st place. Mark Harmer was also on the Big Basin at the top end opposite the wet shed on peg 18 where he had an excellent 14lb 6oz for 2nd. Back on the 2nd jetty peg 24 was Alex Watson who had 12lb 13oz for 3rd. So it was a Big Basin 1, 2, 3 this week with one double figure weight on the gate basin.But spare a thought for the 7 anglers who found themselves on the DESERT formally known as the Crane Basin! FOUR blanks in one section and a top weight of 2lb 2oz in the other! The fish had obviously moved house this week. Let’s hope they make a return by next week for the Christmas Match. Remember to bring a prize (bottle, biscuits, chocs etc) for the table……………See you there

Chris Tims wins with 19lb 6oz
Results sheet 16-12-18

This weeks Section winners

Pegs 1 – 4          Dave Paynter

Pegs 5 – 12        Blanks split money

Pegs 13 – 15      Denny Hammond 

Pegs 16 – 20      Mark Harmer

pegs 21 – 26      Chris Tims

Pairs Winners John Hehir & Chris Tims with 25lb 13oz

Boatyard 10 – Ida Livard Cup – 9th December 2018

Dave Edgerton Back to 1st place this week with 15lb  – is that a “scottish grip” he has on those envelopes?

The forecast early rain held off but the wind did strengthen through the day to give some testing conditions on most pegs this week. Despite the forecast wind, 21 anglers line up for the draw to find out where they weregoing to be for the next 5 or so hours. Dave Edgerton continued his run of form with a 15lb winning weight from peg 2 at the top of the Crane Basin.  Chris Tims drew the 3rd jetty in the Big Basin and had 14lb 3oz for 2nd place and Mike Dossena had 13lb 12oz from peg 22 on the left hand end of the Gate Basin (he also was complaing of losing 2 good fish in the last 15 minutes but I’ve told you before Mike you shouldn’t swing them!!!!). So the frame was split one from each basin with double figure backing weights in all basins as well – the big basin is still probably the most consistent, but everyone caught over 5 lb this week which, compared to last year, is a great improvement. Mr Edgerton has won  some nice silverware to polish next year – you know how he loves that. I will attempt to get the CORRECT results sheet on this post!! Next week is the Pairs …….See you there………. 

This weeks section winners

Pegs 1   –  4               Dave Edgerton

Pegs 5  –   10             Dave Agass

Pegs 11 –  18             Mark Harmer

Pegs 20 –  23             Mike Dossena

Pegs 23 –  27             Chris Tims

pegging map 9-12-18
results sheet 9-12-18

Boatyard 9 – Singles KO 2nd Rnd – 2nd December 2018

Chris Tims wins with 15lb 3oz

In the grey half light of a surprisingly mild December morning 26 anglers assembled at the Yards looking forward to the promise of a good days fishing. The second round of the Singles KO  was also being fought out today for full results click here and at least all competitors (who attended) caught this year! Chris Tims drew peg 8 on the Gate Basin and came out victorious this week with 15lb 10oz of mainly roach and perch. Dave Edgerton was on peg 12 at the top of the Big Basin and had 14lb 12oz for 2nd place and then John Higginson (peg 13) and Alex Watson (peg 7) tied for third with 14lb each. Overall there were 14 double figure weights spread over all basins. Out of a field of 26 that’s pretty consistent fishing and great to see! Had a bit of a problem with the photo this week (No it is nothing to do with the subject!) Mr Burton needs to practise his camera technique – this is not in focus Jon and I looked like complete idiot  (don’t even think it) in the other one. Next week it’s the Ida Livard Trophy – Hooray!!!! See you there….

This weeks Section winners

Pegs 1 – 5       Jon Burton            13lb 10oz   Crane

Pegs 6 – 10    Chris Tims             15lb 10oz   Gate

Pegs 11 – 13  Dave Edgerton      14lb 12oz   Big

Pegs 14 – 16   Mark Seaman       12lb 4oz     Big

Pegs 17 – 21   Mark Charlwood  12lb 4oz    Big

Pegs 22 – 26   Mark Harmer        9lb 8oz      Big

pegging map 2-12-18
results sheet 2-12-18
Singles KO rnd 2 results

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