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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jun 12th 2017
Teams of 4 Charity Match
Langley Boats
J.Baecke
I.Randall
D.Allen

Jay seems to be making a habit of turning up and nicking a win on these charity matches. It was the first time he had fished the lake so we all told him just go on the method and wait, he did for a couple of hours then went old school.

He switched to groundbait feeder with double red maggot on a long hook link and had 5 Bream, the best going about 9 pound. Ian had his one fish as seen on the news page early on and thought he was on for a good day, it was his only bite.

Dave did likewise but his only bite was from a Bream. Only Derek and Andrew were the others to catch, the rest of us had 2 bites between us.

Cant beat bad luck.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Mar 6th 2017
R/S 6
Wraysbury
D.Wilkinson 6-2-0

We held the match on the lake this late to see if it would fish any good, as you can see from the result it did not.

Only a few of the boys stated they had a bite with around 30 minutes to go, I went out around 10 yards further than I had been fishing most of the day and had a pull round which woke me up, it was the only fish of the day a Bream.

If I put this one on next year I may be fishing by myself.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 19th 2017
R/S 5
Langley Boats
R.Salmon
B.Dart
M.Davis

Well we tried to make it a bit fairer by putting the pegs up a bit past the gate, when we drew the feeling was you needed the low pegs and so it worked out with the top 3 on the first 3 pegs.

They all fished both the pole and whip with a few on the waggler to mainly punch and pinkie. It was the same as normal with them and 2 others catching from the off, and 6 of us sitting without a bite.

Me and Bob done the off to watch the football and they all started catching, Lee never had a fish until 12-30 then weighted in 8-6-0, the top section was the same with some not catching until the last hour. It is a hard venue to peg out and I would like to thank Brian and Ian for getting there early, with Ian missing the munchies down the cafe, to peg it for us on all matches, Thanks lads.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 12th 2017
K.O.C. 4
Island
B.Dart
I.Randall
P.Talbot

Well would you believe it Brian went and drew the same peg he won from the other week, he had the same result of 2 Barbel on the feeder with maggot, the best going 9-0-0, they were the only 2 bites he had.

Ian had a few of the new small Chub we put in going into the last hour, then he upped the feed and had 2 Chub of around 3 pound each, he was on the sluice on waggler.

Paul was on the main river and had 2 Chub on the stick with maggot. It was bit hard in other areas with the back stream failing to produce again. Dave Allan was 4th and beat Bob to the King Of the Colne by 2 points.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jan 22nd 2017
K.O.C. 3
Island
B.Dart
D.Allan
D.Turton

It was another good draw for Brian on the peg where Derek had is Barbel catch, he had a PB in his catch of 10-5-0 and the rest was just the one other Barbel on the waggler and maggot.

Dave was on Dolphin Bridge and caught steady through the day on the pole and had Mainly small Roach with a few better Dace and Perch.

Derek had just the one bite from a Chub on the main river for his weight. It was a bit grim for the rest of us with 5 not having a bite.

The back water was very low and as it was minus 2 with the rod rings freezing when we started it was obvious we were in for a hard day, and so it proved. Bob was the only other one to catch and that was just ounces when he dropped in the sluice.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jan 15th 2017
Officers match
Langley Boats
D.Turton
P.Talbot
L.Charlton

As usual the fish were tightly packed up and Derek drew on them, he had nearly all Roach and Rudd on the punch and pinkie on waggler and pole.

Paul was next to him and did likewise, Lyle was only one peg away but really struggled as the fish would not move on the day, the other 2 to fish also just had ounces between them, one of which was Ian who normally puts a few in the net on this venue.

Just goes to show if they are not having it anything can happen.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jan 8th 2017
Restocking 4 (With Yeading A.S)
Langley Boats
R.Hawes
K.Burroughs
R.Salmon

Well what do know, Bob was not moaning as he drew the same peg he was on 2 weeks ago, at least this time the fish were there from the off and he caught steady all day on the whip and waggler. He had nearly all Roach with a few skimmers on both the punch and pinkie.

Kevin as not been out for a while due to other commitments, but he saw what he has been missing with his bag of Roach, again on the punch over near the boats. Roger had most of his fish on the waggler and pinkie, again nearly all Roach. It was not plain sailing for all of us as the fish were shoaled tight to start with.

The bottom section was a matter of wait until a fish swam past, as they seemed to be on the move all the time at the near end, Mark from Yeading had 6-15-0 his fish were a lot smaller but a lot of them, Tony for the Yeading boys also had 5-8-0 of smaller fish.

The top section was Lyle, Ian, Myself, I never had a bite until 12-25 then had 6-3-0, Lyle had his first bite at 1-30 and still put 2-12-0 on the scales, but to show the stamp of fish to be had on here Ian had his first fish at 12-40 then went on to weigh in 10-15-0, would like to have seen his weight if he was catching like that all day.

It goes to show how good this venue can be the 12 who weighed in had an average weight of 9-1-0, it really is well worth the visit if you want a pleasure day, remember to have your ID as this section is members only.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Dec 18th 2016
Fur & Feather
Langley Boats
D.Turton
D.Allen
,Randall
Derek with Barbel from the Angling Times

No you did not see the winning weight wrong it was 78-3-0. Derek drew on one of the noted swims but it had not produced a lot of Chub lately, but that did not matter as he had 12 Barbel between 4-8-0 then progressing upwards with his best going 10-2-0. He had what you could call a great day and blew the old match record for the river apart.

Derek had his first fish on the straight lead to caster, then switched to the waggler and bronze maggot for most of the others. He was phoning me saying just caught number 4, 5 minutes later number 5 and so on, he caught his last 3 fish when I was having a pint in the Dolphin. It was a terrific catch and got the well earned round of applause when he came back the pub, he went on holiday a few days later and was still in shock.

Hopefully the report will be in the Angling Times next week. Dave was on the same peg as me last time on here and done the same with the one Barbel to maggot.

Ian was on the backwater and had mainly Roach and Dace on the waggler, he had most of his weight in the first hour, then it became a bit of a struggle.

There were a few blanks on the day, hence me being in the pub early, I had a bit of company it was that bad. Still it was nice for a few of the boys to stand and watch Del and state that they were glad it was him in the peg as not all of us would have got them out. Well done Del.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Dec11th 2016
Langley Boats
R.Hawes
B.Dart
I.Randall

Well what a difference from the last match, Bob wanted to do the off after not having a bite in the first hour and a half, he came to see me as he left his phone at home to tell me he will give it another hour then go, when he got back he had a fish a chuck on the whip to punch.

Even a boat in front of him pulling out did not put the fish off, it was all Roach.

Brian had a similar catch with a few more on the squatt and pinkie. Ian had is usual 100 and odd fish but they were a bit smaller, again on the punch and pinkie.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Dec 4th 2016
Restocking
Island
R.Hawes
D.Wilkinson
M.Harper

Bob drew peg 61 and did not fancy that so he opted to give a peg on the main river a go. Ian had a choice between 2 pegs on that bit but chose wrong as Bob dropped in the one he left empty.

He was going to move from there after an hour but as he was putting his bits a way he just dropped a feeder out a short way and the tip shot round producing a Barbel of 6-9-0, he then decided to stay put what a suprise. He then went on the waggler and had a few good Roach and Dace then lost a couple of fish but things went for the better when he hooked and landed another Barbel 9-4-0, he had all the fish on red maggot.

I was left a peg on the main river where we could see the Barbel, they were swimming around the peg all day, just when I thought I was going to blank at 2-40 I dropped my feeder with a bunch of maggots right on one of there noses and he took it. It was my only bite of the day but I was not complaining as it was my PB Barbel, happy days.

Martin was on the main river and had 1 Chub and 2 minnows for his weight on the stick float.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Nov 13th 2016
K.O.C 2
Island
D.Allen
D.Turton
R.Hawes

This was another one that proved a bit tricky for pegging with the water still low and clear, especially on the back stream.

Dave drew on the main river and sat it out on the feeder with maggot, he lost one Barbel after a couple hours and thought that was it but another one had a munch and with the 2 massive minnows he had the winning weight.

Derek was on Dolphin bridge and had mainly Perch and Roach on the stick to maggot. Bob drew on the main river but decided to drop into the sluice and it payed off with a few good Dace and Roach and Perch, his swim died with a couple of hours to go or he may of pushed Del a bit.

Once the sun hit the water it was difficult to get a bite, still Lyle tried a few swims as he went to the wrong one at the off, then settled where he was drawn and had 1 Chub for 3-15 and lost 2, I knew moving that peg number would work, not really.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Nov 6th 2016
Thames Cup 3
Dorchester
R.Salmon
M.Crimp
I.Randall

Well it was as we feared, first hard frost and on the thames can only mean struggle, and it was.

Me and Bob done the off at 12 after not having a bite, a few of the others only had the 1 or 2 fish, Roger stuck it out on the stick float and picked up the odd better fish through the day, mainly Roach with a few Perch.

Mike did the same with fewer bigger fish, Ian fished his normal swim and had a a bleak after 3 hours then had 1 Perch and 1 skimmer for the rest of the day.

It was like old school winter league with the hope that something wanted a munch, it just happened to be small fish that did and not a lot of them. Roger won the Thames Cup with this result, first time Ian has not won it for 4 years, at least he was second.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 23rd 2016
Pairs S/C
Langley Boats.
I,Randall
D,Allan
B,Dart

Well it was another of them days where the fish played the game for parts of the day then just went off. Ian seemed to be struggling then had a fish a chuck in the last 2 hours to catch over 100 fish on both the punch and pinkie.

Dave had a lot of bigger hybrids on the maggot but this was in a short period of time then struggled late on. Brian had the same with all his fish to punch then a long period with no fish.

Martin was winning after a couple of hours with a load of Rudd, then these done the off and he struggled. Roger went for a walk mid match and just down from the last peg put in he said you could have walked across the canal on the big Roach in there. Hope I draw it for the next match, but I bet the fish move to the other end.

I done the off to Bath for the weekend so never fished. Ian and Derek won the pairs and Brian old boy Dart won the senior citizens.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 16th 2016
King of the Colne 1
Lower Colne
R,Hawes
P,Talbot
D,Wilkinson

This match was switched from the lower to the island, it was the lesser of two evils with the river so low. Bob was on the backstream and fished the waggler and red maggot to catch mainly Roach and Dace with a few bonus Perch, it died off a bit when the sun we had was on the water so he would probably have hit higher double figures easily.

Paul was on Dolphin bridge and opted to fish from the high bank to trot along the far bush hanging in the water on stick f;oat and maggot, this produced mainly Perch and a few smaller Roach and Dace.

I was on the main river in a peg which normally throws up some good Chub and Barbel but they never showed and I had mainly small Roach and a couple of decent dace and a few good sized Perch on the maggot and worm.

It was a bit hard with the water so low but we all managed to catch a few, it was amazing how it turned off virtually everywhere when the sun got up as it was peeing down when we started and was so dark I was going to go home for a miners lamp. Still with a bit of rain it should improve.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 9th 2016
Thames Cup 2
Dorchester
R.Salmon
I,Randall
D,Turton

Roger fished in Ians usual peg on the mid week match with the retired boys but opted to go further downstream on this match and it payed off. He had a nearly all Roach catch fishing an 18 foot rod and 3 gram pole float trotting through just in the flow, what there was of it.

He caught on both maggot and tares then had a few better fish on the corn late on. Ian ended up in the usual peg but had a smaller stamp of fish and pike trouble. He also caught on maggot and tares.

Derek went wandering downstream and had most of his fish on the maggot and caster, again nearly all Roach. It was a really good day with the average weight approx 5-8 a man, once we get a bit of water going through it should get better, so dont forget you can apply for the card to give this venue a visit.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 2nd 2016
Langley Boats
Langley Boats.
B.Dart
R,Hawes
L,Charlton

You would not believe his luck but Brian was drawn nearly on top of where he was on Wednesday having a practice when he had 13 pound.

It proved a bit harder on Sunday as he had a few more fishing near him. He had nearly all Roach on the punch and pinkie.

Bob was on the whip and also had Roach and a few small skimmers to the punch. Lyle was struggling to get any decent fish for the first few hours then had a better stamp of fish for the rest of the match to the punch as well.

It was a struggle if you were not in the pegs where the sun was not on the water, as yours truly. The canal is crammed with fish and hopefully as the weather cools they may get there heads down for a good feed, as at the moment you get a few fish and have to wait a while for the next bite.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 25th 2016
Yeading Lake.
with Yeading A.S.
C, Adams
J,Thorn
Lyle Charlton

This was our annual visit to Yeadings lake and again it proved hard work for us G X boys as the top 5 places were Yeading anglers, well I tried to poach a few of them at the start as they are in our club as well but Lyle was having none of it.

I was the best of G X with a Carp and a bream for 10-7-0 and it went down hill from there. C, Adams won it with 2 Carp for 23-12-0, J,Thorn 17-7-0 Lyle (team poacher ) Charlton 14-11-0. There was a bit of you cant beat bad luck on the pole front.

Mark was putting his bits away when Lyle walked past and stated that the Maver pole he was using were prone to break, you guessed it, he had not gone 10 foot when Mark leaned the wrong way and crack, third section went.

Richard had a Carp on for a good 10 minutes on the pole, it decided it had enough and tried to climb the tree next to him, the Carp won, Richards pole lost, it was a loud noise so he should be proud of how good it sounded so we all knew what had happened, he would not have wanted us to go home without a laugh, as I said you cant beat bad luck.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 18th 2016
Royal Berkshire
I,Randall
B,Dart
D,Wilkinson

Well what do you know Richard never won, first time in 4 matches, it was a bit grim in places with some of the boys only having a couple of fish all day, me being one of them for 3rd, I had them 2 in the first hour then not a touch.

Ian had 2 Carp for 17 pound then a mixed bag of silvers for the rest of his weight, all on the pole.

Brian did likewise but his 2 Carp were a bit smaller. It was a pity it fished so bad as this is a lovely little venue with a breakfast to die for and a few fish to top it off would have been great.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 11th 2016
Thames Cup.
Dorchester.
I,Randall
R.Lear
B,Dart

Well back on the Thames and nothing changes, Ian was left his favourite peg as a few of the boys who drew before him had a look and did not fancy it,big mistake.

Ian had a nearly all Roach catch on both the maggot and then later on the tares, I think he as won and been second in the last 6 matches on the venue so he seems to know what he is doing.

Dickie was just in the trees at the start of the venue and had Roach with a few skimmers on the maggot and caster. Brian went way downstream and had Roach and Perch on the waggler with hemp and caster.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sept 4th 2016
Harrow School AS
Harrow Lake
R.Smith
R,Hawes
I,Randall

I was a way for this one and Richard run the match on his home turf, he fishes the lake all the time. Them kind anglers who attended went and left one of the best pegs in the bag to last, which went to Richard. He had 53 pound of good quality Tench on bread discs on the method and the rest was made up of Carp on the pellet.

Bob had an all Carp catch on the method to pellet and corn, Ian had similar with a few on the pole.

It is a very well kept and stocked lake and we would like to thank the committee of Harrow School A.S for inviting us to attend and we hope we can organise a return visit for next season.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 21st 2016
Restocking 2 (Harrow School attending)
Wraysbury.
B.Dart
R.Smith
D.Wilkinson

Well you cant beat bad luck, we had been trying to fit the Harrow School A.S. on the lake with us and when we do it fishes probably the worst it as for years.

Most of the boys out of 19 never had a bite, Brian should be banned as he told us his Carp was 4 pound, talk about fisherrmans tales. He had that on the method with meat.

Myself and Richard were next to each other on the island, he had 1 Bream and a small skimmer in consecutive casts and thought he was going to have a few more, no such luck, that was it. I

had just the one bite and the 1 Bream, mine was on maggot with dummy maggot and Richard had his on the pellet.

At least one of there boys won the mystery peg as all the pegs went in instead of ones who caught.

We had to ask 2 members to pack up and leave the venue as they had not read the fixture list properly, Please consult your list to stop any confusion on the day.

We also had a report of some fish deaths on the lake, this was due to a parasite attacking the gills of some of the fish causing them to stress. If you fish the lake make sure you fully dry out your nets and unhooking mats.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 14th 2016
New Farm Fisheries
M.Harper / I.Randall
R.Smith
D.Wilkinson

As you can see it was a draw on the day. It was a cracking little venue with good weights all round the lake.

Ian and Martin were catching most of the day on both maggot and pellet on the pole, the weights consisted of small Carp, Rudd and a few Barbel.

It was hard to make up your mind how to fish it as there were so many fish to be had, some went for the smaller fish all day but had patches of not catching if bigger fish moved in.

Richard had similar fish on soft pellet and maggot, I was fishing about 3 inches from the far bank to get a bite but the fish knew where the roots of the local trees were and I had to crack off around 3 times, the old elastic took a bit of a hammering. It is a really fair venue with a lot of fish in all pegs.

Also Graham and the young lady in the Cafe came and took orders for rolls and tea to be dropped to your peg, what more could you want.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 31st 2016
Langley boats
B.Dart
D.Turton
I.Randall

Well we put a match on here earlier than we normally would to see how it fishes.

As you can see by the weights it was not a good choice. We were supposed to have had some of the weed cleared but it never happened.

Nearly all of the boys were just getting a few fish here and there on both the pole and the waggler to maggot. Some big Tench were crashing around in the weed but did not have a munch.

Back to the late times next season.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 17th 2016
Restocking
Wraysbury.
R.Salmon
M.Harper
R.Smith

The lake proved to be its grumpy self with a few of the boys not having a bite, including Derek who fished the same peg a week ago and had 8 fish.

Just goes to show how it can change. Roger was on the willows bank and had small Carp and Bream for his weight on the method and groundbait feeder. Martin went on to the island and fished it old school on the waggler and had 3 Tench and some decent Roach. Richard was next to Roger and had the one Carp.

As I said it was a bit grim, for me included as I had one little knock all day, there were a lot of one fish only weights on the day so heres hoping it improves for the next match.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 10th 2016
Coronation Trophy
Royal Berkshire
R.Smith
B.Dart
L.Charlton

It was the Richard Smith benevolent day all over again as he drew next to where he won the last 2 matches on this venue last year, no wonder he asks me to book each year.

He had 8 Carp on the feeder right tight to the reeds, by tight in them as if you are not they wont play the game, he lost a few in there as well, one when I was standing behind him, you cant beat bad luck I whispered loudly.

He also had another one which must have seen the new tarzan film as it took him up a tree, after some coaching in tree felling from yours truly and me trying to bounce it off when he had to stretch under the tree to land it with me holding the rod, but he still got it in.

Brian was in snag valley as he lost 5 fish to the same snag in front of him,I warned him about it before the match but they still got him in there, he had 7 Carp.

Lyle was alternating with the pole and feeder and had a few Bream in with Carp for his weight.

The rest of the boys ranged from weights in the thirties and twenties to just the 1 or 2 fish which included me with a Carp and a Bream, did better than last time only had the Carp then, still the breakfast was nice.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 3rd 2016
Coronation Trophy
Lower Colne
D.Turton
P.Talbot
D.Hughes

This match was put on this stretch as it was hard in the winter and we tried to see if the summer would bring better results, not a chance with a lot of the swims full of weed and some of the bank areas well overgrown.

You would not have though we had done 4 work parties on there. But Derek still managed to land himself a cracking Barbel of 10-1-0 to nick the match, it was on the stick with maggot and a few small Roach.

Paul who is a new members and must of wondered what he had let himself in for when he turned up managed a few small Roach and Perch for his weight.

Dave or dangerous as he is known to some of us had a few small Perch, but it was nice to see different people in the frame. I was not silly I went to a concert in Hyde Park instead.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jun 26th 2016
Merrriedene Cup
Wraysbury Lake.
I.Randall
D.Turton
R.Smith

We all turned up hoping for a great day as the lake had been fishing really well, it was the usual way on the lake with a few fish showing in some areas and others that had been producing not doing it on the day.

Ian was on the road bank and had 3 Carp and 1 Tench, one of the Carp was a cracking fish of 26-0-0 which on 7 pound main line and a lot of weed to contend with it was a great performance to get it out.

Ian was on the method with pellet. Derek was a couple of swims up from Ian and had a few lulls through the day but still managed to winkle out 3 Carp on the method with pellet also.

Richard was on the island and had a smaller stamp of fish for his weight with a Carp a Bream and a Tench, again on the method. I had 1 bite in the morning and that was a Bream of 8-12, then shot off to see the footie.

It was nice to see Tony and Pepy give the match a go, Tony had 2 small Carp and a Bream for 8-11-0. Martin had a Bleak of about an ounce on a 4m pellet, how he swallowed that who knows.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jun 19th 2016
Langley Boats
B.Dart
I.Randall
L.Charlton

Well this was not a great start to the season, the fish were really hard to come by with a lot of weed to hide in it was a waiting game as a few swam through.

Brian had a nearly all small Roach catch on both the punch and sqautts.

Ian did like wise with a few Perch in his net and Lyle also.

All in all a day to forget.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Mar 29th 2016
Charity match
Langley Boats
R.Hawes
S.Hardy
I.Randall

It may look like it fished well with the top 3 but only 2 other anglers had over a pound. Some of the sections were one with just 1 small fish, at the top section there were 3 fish caught out of 12 pegs, to say it was a bit grim would be an understatement.

Still we were all there for a good cause. Bob and Steve drew either side of the boat where all the fish seem to be shoaled up for the past few weeks, Bob had less fish but of a better stamp, nearly all Roach on the punch and a few Perch on the worm, Steve had like wise.

Ian was just along from them and had small Roach again on the punch. Jay Baecke won his section with 2-0-0 Mark Squire won his with 1-5-0 Rob Blackburn won his with 0-3-0 Ramsey King won his with 0-1-0.

Bob was in my section and I was winning it until 20 minutes from the end with a Perch of about an ounce, he had a bit of a tangle on the top of his pole so just put his bait down the edge while he sorted it out and when he picked it up again there was his massive 3 ounce Perch hanging it self, cant beat good luck. The rest was that dire the only bites had were back in the Dolphin.

The team event on the day was one by Gerrards Cross .A which was Bob Hawes, Jay Baecke, Martin Harper and myself, we had 2 section wins and a second and won it on weight from Fishermans Cabin, as we also had a blank as did most teams, Martin asked for the bad end as he was prepared to scratch around, the only thing he scratched all day was his backside.LOL.

I would like to thank all who helped on the day, Martin, Brian and Ian for sorting out the draw and the pegging, Derek for arranging the munchies after in the Dolphin.

Noel at the Dolphin, as always for laying on such a fine spread, if you live local give it try on a Sunday. The team from Yeading A.S who were fishing it for the first time and really got into the spirit of the day.

They were Kevin Jones, Mark Squire,John Lee and Tony Adams with great support from Gerry, Diane and staff at the Hut thanks a lot lads and ladies.Also the regular boys from Fishermans Cabin.

Before I give the total raised I would like to thank the Specimen Group who held there match last May and raised £1,000 towards the total, with a special thanks to Tim and Mike Lomas for running that match.

The full total raised was £3,465-00 which was a great result, so once again THANK YOU all who supported the boys as we could not have done it without you.

We have been supporting the Shooting Stars Childrens Hospice for the last 6 years and I am pleased and proud to state that we have in that time raised the total of £21,515-00.

Terry and Rita who received the cheque on behalf of the charity were delighted with all we have done for them and relayed the thanks from all who work and volunteer for them. Heres hoping for a good result next year, with hopefully a few more fish.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 28th 2016
Restocking Slough Arm
Arm
I.Randall
L.Charlton
B.Dart

Well we would have loved to have lost some fish as last week, most of us did not even get a bite let alone a fish.

The fish were shoaled up in one spot and Ian drew on them, my exact words were he could of put some dogs wotsits on his hook and they would have it, there was that many fish there.

He had most of them on the punch. Lyle was just up from him and had fish on and off through the day, again mainly on the punch.

Brian was just up past the fence and struggled to keep the fish in the swim and had nearly all small fish for his weight. 5 of us never had a bite, and Stuart had one tiny Perch, that was the rest of us on the day.

Lets hope it fishes a bit better for the charity match.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 21st 2016
KOC 4 Island
Island
D.Turton
L,Charlton
B.Dart

It was a day of the ones that got away for a few of us. It was best to sit it out for the better fish, which Derek done moving into peg 44, he had the one Barbel on the float to maggot.

Brian was on Dolphin bridge and once again the small fish were not to be found. He had 2 Roach and a Chub on the maggot.

Lyle was on the sluice and had the one Chub, with his second place he was equal points with Derek over the 4 legs, but Lyle nicked the king of the colne title on weight count back.

The day proved hard with big fish being lost. I was on the grill and had one bite all day, I hooked something and had it on for 5 minutes and never even saw my float let alone the fish, it just would not budge and done me diving under the weed on the near bank.

Bob was on the main river and was going to move when one of our members who fished the peg for Barbel put him straight as he was walking around. Bob proceeded to hook a Barbel first put in and after playing it for a while he could not fit it in to his landing net, I told him not to use the net he uses for his goldfish, he was not a happy bunny.

An hour later he decided to go back on the float with single maggot after a few small fish, but the barbel took a liking to that as well. And you guessed it, he lost that one as well, to say he was a bit peeeeed off would be an under statement, when he told me and I had stopped laughing, my cant beat bad luck comment did not go down to well.

The said Barbel boy Tony, was standing with me, he to nearly fell off the platform laughing listening to Bob on my phone. Still heres to getting them out next year.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 11th 2016
Restocking Slough Arm
Langley Boats
B.Dart
I.Randall
D.Wilkinson

Well it was another one of them matches where if the fish were sitting in front of you it was ok, if not it was a bit of a struggle.

Brian had a lot of fish with some quality Roach on the hemp, mainly catching on the punch.

Ian had all his fish on the punch, as did I, we would both of had more but for our old friend mr Pike having a snap at fish throughout the day.

This venue is really fishing well, we pegged a bit further up this time and Brian was a fair way past the gate, Roger was also up there and had 10-12 Bob was down with us before the gate and he had 10-2-0 so you can see how spread out the fish are.

If someone gets the bigger fish sitting in front of them the whole match then 30 pounds will be on the cards.

We had a small match with Intertype on here last week and that was won with 18-15-0, there was 26 fishing and the weights were GX 95-7-0 Intertype 83-3-0 so you work out how many fish were caught, the winner Ian had 244. It was a great day and the Intertype boys could not believe them weights from a canal.

Don

 

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