Melton Pond 4

Sunday the 22nd March

mark Harmer winner this week
Mark Harmer – first win of the summer 63lb 6oz at Melton ponds

Melton Pond 4 was the venue this week.

Only 10 members made this week due to the Chinese Coronavirus flu.

So we decided to have 5 pegs on each side so everybody had plenty of room.

With a stiff breeze blowing from the East we all were expecting a difficult day as it is not the easiest place to fish any time but the sun was shining lovely.

Mark Harmer pulled peg 14 out of the bag and ran out a comfortable winner catching 10 carp for a total weight of 63lb 6oz mostly caught tight across. Well done, Mark!

Second place for a second week running was the inform Dave Agass who caught 3 big carp to weigh 28lb 8oz. Well done again, Dave!

Third place this’d week goes to Mark Charlwood who also caught 3 carp to weigh 22lb 2oz . Well done , Mark!

And everybody else struggled for bites with only the odd fish caught .

1st Mark Harmer 63lb 6oz

2nd Dave Agass 28lb 8oz

3rd Mark Charlwood 22lb 2oz

4th Trevor Dodson 12lb 8oz

5th Mark Seaman 12lb 4oz

6th Jon Burton 9lb 8oz

7th Dave Paynter 4lb 12oz

8th Dave Dearman 0lb 4oz

And two D’N’Ws this week

Next week it is back to Barford pleasure lake. As long as we are allowed to leave our houses. Fingers crossed ?

Hope to see you all there and stay safe!

Don’t forget to contact Dave to see if there are any places available.

Here Comes Summer……..

15th March 2020 was the start of the Stalham & District summer series.

Barford March lake was the venue.

dave dearman this weeks winner
Dave Dearman wins at Barford Match Lake

13 members turned up which was a little low but understandable due to the current conditions. The weather forecast for the day was strong gusts of wind and some light rain.

With the draw done everybody was keen to start.

Dave Dearman was victorious from his peg on the far side which was 28. Dave caught carp steadily for most of the match and weighed 53lb 6oz which was about 12 fish ? . Well done Dave!

Second place was Dave Agass with 43lb 8oz from peg 8. Dave Gipson was third with 35lb 6oz from peg 2 so it looks like the fish were at that end of the lake today.

So have The Dave’s taken over from the Mark’s ??.

Most others struggled for most of the day for bites with only 4 weights over 20lb.

1st Dave Dearman 53lb 6oz

2nd Dave Agass 43lb 8oz

3rd Dave Gipson 35lb 6oz

4th Mark Harmer 33lb 10oz

5th Mark Charlwood 32lb 2oz

6th Mike Dossena 26lb 14oz

7th Trevor Dodson 26lb 4oz

8th Alex Watson 19lb

9th Terry Smith 16lb 11oz

10th Adie Hall 12lb 6oz

11th Jon Burton 9lb

12th Dave Edgerton 8lb 14oz

And one D’N’W

Next week we travel to Melton Pond 4 for some proper fishing ?

See you all there

And, please, contact Dave to see if there are any places available.

Boatyard 22 Sunday 8th March 2020

Denny Hammond wins with 13lb 3oz

This was the last match of the winter season at the boatyards which has been one of the poorest winters I can remember. Although don’t forget we had one match with 2 bream nets over 20lb and 1 of 38lb+ with several other double figure backing weights! So what went wrong? We can talk about that for ever and never really know. Just let us hope it is a one off aberration and come next October the fishing will return to the excellent level we are more used to.

Back to Sundays match – with the weather forecast predicting wind and rain the turnout was predictably low and only 8 deciding to attend. As it turned out the weather was windy but the rain was replaced by sun and even more surprising the fishing was reasonable!!! Everyone caught (haven’t been able to say that for a while) and Denny Hammond made the most of his draw on the left hand end of the Gate Basin (again) for a runaway win with 13lb 3oz

Chris Tims was in 2nd place with 7lb 3oz from peg 16 up the right side of the gate and Tony Wilkinson was 3rd with 5lb 8oz from the end of the Crane Basin.

So that wraps up another Winter at the boatyards – thanks must go, as always, to Colin Jonas for all his hard work organising and running these matches.

Don’t forget the AGM on Tuesday 17th March 2020 8PM at The Harnser

See you there……….

Results 8-3-20
Pegging 8-3-20

Boatyard 21 – Ludham Cup – 1st March 2020

Jon Burton wins this week with 12lb 2oz

Yet another windy Sunday welcomed the 13 competitors for this weeks penultimate match at the yards – with the added attraction of bright sunshine all day!

Mr Burton made the most of his good draw this week extracting a very good 12lb 2oz from the left hand end of the Gate basin for a convincing win. Roger Farmer was at the end of road on the Big basin where he had small fish all day for 7lb 6oz and 2nd just in front of Trevor Dodson, who hsd 7lb 4oz from the right end of the Gate.

Everyone caught again this week although the windy conditions made it hard going in some places. Also we had some unfortunate boat movement at the start of the match with the yard being open for business again.

Last match at the yards next week until October……………See you there

Results 1-3-20
pegging 1-3-20

Boatyard 20 – Singles KO Final – Sunday 23rd February 2020

Denny Hammond wins this week with 7lb 1oz

The weather forecast was for rain and strong winds and it didn’t disappoint! With a howling westerly wind there was always going to be damage inflicted somewhere and Trevor Dodson’s pole was the first casualty with 3 sections being broken before the match even started.

Despite the weather 11 anglers lined up for the draw and everybody caught fish. Denny Hammond was on the left hand end of the Gate Basin and ran out the winner with 7lb 1oz. Just a few fish behind was Ian Holmes who was on the right hand end of the Gate and had 6lb 8oz for 2nd place.

Colin Jonas had a 3lb+ bream in the big basin which gave him his section and despite his broken pole Trev Dodson won the singles KO weighing in 1lb 7oz against my miserable 12oz on the next peg!

Next week is the Ludham Cup, the last points match of the winter series but there is no way anyone will be catching Mr Dodson this year, congratulations to him on winning the Sutton Cup.

Maybe the weather will be better next week!!??…………….See you there

Results 23-2-20
Pegging 23-2-20

Boatyard 18 – Bill Davies Cup – Sunday 9th February 2020

Despite the weather and dreadful forecast twenty five members turned up to fish. Everyone caught, many in double figures, however Trevor Dodson only caught six gudgeon and everyone cheered!

However then I woke up and heard the wind…… Actually seven were gathered in a tight huddle in the car park to prevent anyone blowing away, one said a full English breakfast beckoned so he vanished (wind assisted), another who shall be nameless (DE), said he would rather go shopping. The magnificent five adjourned to the right hand side of the gate basin and did battle with a variety of species….DD nearest the river had a good perch….eventually…..Martin and Colin had several specimen gudgeon etc, TD and TW had about four pounds of quality small roach. We decided in the spirit of comradeship and men against the elements to declare everyone the winner, except Trevor, he’s got enough points anyway.

An awful day was enjoyed by all. Long live the magnificent five! The spirit of SAC lives on! (Sorry no photos ,no one could stay still enough in the wind.)

[My thanks to TW for the match report this week – as I (CT) thought better of it and stayed in bed!!!!!]

Boatyard 17 – Singles KO semi finals – 2nd February 2020

Trevor Dodson wins this week with 8lb 4oz

A wet grey morning awaited the 13 anglers who lined up to contest this week’s match. All 3 basins were pegged so there was an air of curiosity as to how it would fish.

It was Trevor Dodson on peg 1 up the side of the Crane basin who ran away with 1st place this week weighing in 8lb 4oz of small fish with bites from start to finish. He said he could even feel the fish when he was plumbing up!

In the big basin on peg 13 (not so unlucky) Chris Tims had 2 big skimmers before 10 o’clock but couldn’t find any more and ended up with about 50 more small (tiny) fish for 5lb 13oz for 2nd place.

Back on the end of the Crane basin Dave Dearman had 4lb 6oz including some quality roach for 3rd.

There were 5 DNW so this week but only 1 actual blank so things might be improving – slowly, nothing great, but definitely better than recently.

The Singles KO final will be between Trev Dodson and Chris Tims on the 25th Feb.

Next week it’s the Bill Davies Cup!!!………….See you there

Pegging 2-2-2020

Boatyard 16 – Sunday 26th January 2020

Roger Farmer wins this week with 6lb 4oz

14 anglers queued up for the draw on this Sunday morning There was an air of anticipation as the latest news of Roger Farmers 40lb + net of bream from the big basin the day before circulated amongst the group. The favoured pegs were eyed up on the pegging map with many knowing looks and muttered wishes for luck in the draw……..At this point I would like to say that Roger has photographic proof and witnesses of his memorable catch – unfortunately the photo didn’t come through on the email so Rog, if you are reading this, send the pic to admin@stalham and I will put it up straight away!!!!

Anyway, back to the match. Needless to say Roger drew peg 10, 1 peg to the left of where he had his mega catch, and he won the match with 3 skimmers for 6lb 4oz. (John Higginson drew where Roger fished on Saturday and weighed 4oz!!!!)

Denny Hammond was on the 3rd jetty and had 3lb 8oz for second made up of 1 or 2 large skimmers. Tony Wilkinson on peg 1 in the Crane basin had around 90 fish for 2lb 5oz and 3rd place. No one else broke the 1lb barrier and there were 5 DNWs. Mr consistent Trev Dodson thought his luck had run out this week as the blank loomed, but at 1.30pm he caught his first fish and then caught up to the all out for a get out of jail 11oz! Dave Dearman must have wondered what was going on this week as he drew the right hand end of the Gate basin for the THIRD week running, but this week for some reason, the fish were not there and he didn’t get a bite!

Funny old game this fishing!!!!!

Singles KO 4th rnd next week…………..See you there……………….

Results 26-1-20
pegging 26-1-20