Work Party at Kilworth
Thank you to all
those that attended the Work party at Kilworth Sticks last Sunday (5/4/19). The numbers were pretty low but those
that turned up worked really hard and a lot of swim clearing was accomplished with Currans Loop being the main area
There was the
usual "Knock -up" after the work was finished for the day with seven taking part. The seven went on Lizzies lake
and everyone had plenty of room. It fished pretty hard really and the water was deceptively
Paul Edwards was the only one to net many fish, with twelve Carp for a winning weight
of 52lb 13oz. Paul fished method feeder toward the island on peg 10 with Pellet being the best bait. Second place
went to Mariusz Kosakowski, fishing his first Broome match. He had four lovely Carp, again using method feeder, for
27lb 12oz on peg 19.
There were three
or four carp for almost everyone, and it was good to see Gav Norton following our advice to dry your nets before
fishing. Gav laid out all four of his nets on the bank before the start. But sadly by the end of the match they
were very dry indeed as there was nowt to put in any of them!!
After this years
AGM the traditional match was on Colver. Sadly though there were only six participants!! Perhaps those who didn't
turn up to fish knew something , as it was a bit of a struggle for most. Paul Edwards sat down in his usual spot
on peg 46, and after paying the milkman, reading his mail and checking to see if his newspapers had been
delivered he set about dong a bit of fishing!!. With a weight of 65lb 5oz Paul won the match comfortably. Second place went to
Keith Macfarlane making it a one, two, for the Match Secretary's with 37lb from peg
Away Day at Peatling Pools
It was Pool D that was the chosen venue
for the latest Away Day match. it was a pretty packed field with fifteen at the draw on a fine Easter
Sunday morning. with a weight of 68lb 11oz it was Malc Spring who took the honours on the day.
Drawn on peg 4 Malc caught steadily throughout the day for his match winning
Runner up spot went to the in form Paul
Edwards, Paul, weighed in with 49lb 5oz from peg 2 to take second place. Simon Blackwell securing
third place with 35lb 6oz from peg 27.
Gavin Norton took Section 1 with 24lb
from peg 1, with Den Porter winning Section 2 with 27lb 13oz from peg
Away Day at Holly Farm
There was a good turnout of fourteen
members to fish the latest Away Day match (7/4/19). It was a return to Holly Farm's Trotters Lake.
With fourteen fishing it gave everyone plenty of room. Sadly, though, one half of the lake fished very well
but the other was pretty terrible with many not weighing in.
Top rod on the day was Gavin Norton. As
with everyone in the first couple of hours Gav was struggling for a bite of any description. It was a change
to his favourite method of fishing shallow with the Long Pole that made
the difference. With a Carp within fifteen minutes or so Gavin added fish at regular intervals to put 81lb
13oz on the scales from peg 18 to take first prize.
It was a pretty close battle with Steve Beckhurst, on peg 11, Steve switched to a shallow fishing
method after seeing it work for Gavin and was soon into some decent Carp. Catching not so many, but bigger fish, it
was pretty close right to the last half hour when Steve's peg somewhat died. Gavin put another three fish in the
net in the latter stages to pull away. Steve had to settle for the runner-up spot with 74lb 13oz.
Third place went to Den Porter, next to Steve, on peg 9. Den had most of his fish by
fishing the tip across to the Island, with a few late on in the margins. Den netted more fish than Steve
but again they were slightly smaller. At the whistle Den put 66lb 8oz on the scales to take the last frame
Simon Blackwell caught fairly consistently on both the tip and the Long Pole to take Section 1
with 55lb 11oz from peg 20. Section 2 going to Geoff Harper. Geoff had most of his fish on the tip for 52lb 12oz
from peg 39.
Apologies from the
Just a message to say sorry for the
website not being updated last week. The pages had all been updated as usual but, unbeknown to
me, they had failed to publish on our web server!! It wasn't until today that I found out after getting
harangued by Keith!! . Anyway its all sorted now and the pages are now viewable on the site.
AGM Notice of Motion Error
Some Members may have noticed on the
Agenda of the AGM that was sent out with your News Letter that item 13 on the Agenda shows a Notice of Motion
regarding Floating Baits. Please ignore this as it was added in error.
The Notice of Motion was voted on
last year and the members voted to allow Floating Baits to be used on society waters except in
Official Club Matches.