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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Nov 3rd 2019
Restocking 3
Lower Colne
Dave Allen
Roger Salmon
Stuart Turk

When we arrived the water was coloured and going through like a train,

Roger opted for the swim he won from previously and had 3 Chub on the stick after wading out in to the river, he seemed to be the only one catching as we were all fishless by mid day except for 1 fish here or there, he also lost a couple of better fish.

Dave was having a bad morning and no fish so he moved just up from Roger on the shallows and had a small Chub straight away then followed that up with a Barbel of about 8 pounds, he also lost 2 bigger fish, this was to maggot on the stick. It was a bit grim after that with some of the boys, me included doing the off at lunch time.

The colour just seemed to go out of the river after an hour but the flow was really bad and never let up all day. Perhaps that was why the fish just dropped on to the shallow area as it was a bit wider and steadier.

Or we are just all useless.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 20th 2019
Thames Cup 3
Jubilee River
Roger Salmon
Ian Randall
Dave Allen

Due to water levels being to high ,did not think I would write that for a while, this match was moved to the Jubilee river at Marsh Lane.

Roger fished the bollo float over groundbait for a mainly Roach weight, with some fish going close to the pound mark.

Both Ian and Dave fished a similar way and had Roach also. This is one of the new venues on offer with the T.V.A.A. and it seems well worth a visit as the last weight on the day was over 4 pound, when some matches on other venues were being won with ounces it goes to show how good the fishing is on this stretch.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
Joint 1st
Sep 22nd 2019
Pairs / Senior Citizens
Langley Boats
3 joint winners: Bob Hawes, Ian Randall and Roger Salmon

We had 3 joint winners with Bob Hawes, Ian Randall and Roger Salmon all having 1-2-0 of Perch on the chopped worm.

It was a bit grim to say the least with the water being very clear and the Roach not putting in a show.

We went to the Marina end where it was a bit more coloured but it proved hard all round. Malcolm had 2 small Roach and Andrew one and that was it on the Roach front, lets hope they appear for the next match on there.

The pairs was won joint by Myself with Roger and Andrew with Ian as me and Andrew had 4 ounces each.

The senior citizens was won by Roger and Ian joint.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 6th 2019
Thames Cup 2
Dorchester
Dave Allen
Ian Randall
Derek Turton

Dave went upstream to the Thame bridge and had nearly all Roach on the bollo float with maggot and caster, he caught small fish nearly all day.

Ian fished similar and had a better stamp of fish but had quiet spells through the day.

Derek was in the trees and had some small skimmers with Roach on the big stick to maggot.

I think they timed it just right as the river was nearly over the bank the following week.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 22nd 2019
King of the Colne 1
Lower Colne
Roger Salmon
Paul Talbot
Derek Turton

First off I would like to thank all who attended the work party on the venue on the Saturday to make it fishable. Malcolm Davis, Brian Stannet, Carl Hickey, Derek Turton ,Frank Sperring, Lyle Charlton, Tony Neurgolis who if you remember nearly went under on the last work party on here, he was ok this time as I had him on the far bank with me and told him it was shallow, after he popped up for the 3rd time I don’t think he believed me.

But all joking aside thanks a lot boys. On the match Roger opted to go on the shallows and wade out in the river to get better access, it seemed to work has he had Chub, Dace and Roach on the waggler to maggot and caster.

Paul was downstream on the bend and had Perch, Roach and Dace on the stick, he also lost a good Barbel.

Derek opted to go to the top of the stretch and had the same catch on the waggler and stick.

It was very low for the time of year and the rain forecast for the coming week will be most welcome

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 15th 2019
CL 6
New Farm
Matt Harrison
Bob Hawes
Brian Stannet

The first 2 were pegged close to each other on the near bank to the café.

Matt opted to go for the silvers early on and that paid off as he had nearly half his weight fishing a foot deep and feeding maggot to have Ide, Rudd and Roach with a few smaller Carp then switched to the feeder and had a few more Carp.

Bob was on the peg Richard won from last time out on here but the aerator was not fully on and the better fish did not stay in the swim, he caught small Carp most of the day on pellet feeder and a few down the edge on the pole.

Brian was on the first peg on the right side of the lake and waited a long time to get them going, he had some good Barbel and Carp mainly on the corn down the edge as the fish were not having it against the island which is unusual in that peg.

Matt is noted for having his gear all nice and clean when he turns up, now we know how he does it, he was following me round doing the weigh in when someone asked was he washing his trolley as it was in the lake, after the usual cant beat bad luck he managed to fish it out, most of the boys on that side also did the usual and peed themselves laughing instead of getting it out, not as much as his son Max when Matt fell in the week before, who needs friends and family Matt.

It was a bit of a push to get all the pegs on without crossing as they have arranged them a bit different when doing new pegs, we will have to leave a few out next year so get your name down early as I may have to limit it on the day. I wish I had stayed in Rhodes as where I drew you could not get a bite unless tight to the island, which was a bit hard with a tree hanging over most of it, still I never liked them 4 feeders and 6 hooks anyway.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sep 8th 2019
Thames Cup 1
Dorchester
Brian Dart
Andrew Terpolowski
Roger Salmon

It was the first Thames cup match and the usual happens, the river was fishing great the week before, we turn up and it gets hard.

Brian had some quality Roach to the pound on the bolo float and tares over hemp, also a few small skimmers.

Andrew had mainly Roach and Perch on the stick and feeder to maggot.

Roger was also on the bollo and had small fish for most of the day. I was sunning myself in Rhodes so I did not seem to miss a lot as the rest of the boys had a bit of a struggle with the better fish not putting in a show.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 18th 2019
CL 4
Berrick Pools
Richard Smith
Brian Dart
Brian Stannett

Smithie is on a bit of a roll at the moment, he drew the first peg going in to the open water area to the left of the aerator rope and had fish for most of the day on the method feeder with pellet on the hook, nothing new there as Rich fishes that method a lot and does it very well.

He had a few quite spells and had to wait for a bite or he may have hit the ton mark.

Brian was on the opposite bank and fished the same with Brian Stannett also doing like wise.

It is a small fishery so it is hard to peg fairly, I would like to thank Ian for getting down and doing his best to get the pegs sorted on there.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 4th 2019
Coronation Trophy
Wraysbury
Richard Smith
Brian Dart
Derek Turton

Richard had a good look round at the start and decided on one of 3 swims, he managed to draw low enough and opted for the culvert swim. He went on the method with pellet and the first one nearly had his rod in as he just managed to grab it, I was on the far bank and just saw him diving across the swim. He had 4 Carp for his weight with the best around the 15 mark.

Brian was in the willows and had 1 Carp of 14-12-0 and a few skimmers and Perch.

Derek was on the island and had 1 Carp and a few bits as well. It was a bit grim for the rest of us with Bob hooking a couple of good fish on the willow bank and not getting them in, other than that myself and Ian never had a bite and Dave had a few skimmers.

Brian Stannet had one old school Bream of 6-10-0, but again that was his only bite.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 28th 2019
CL3
Berrick Pools
Dave Allen
Bob Hawes
Roger Salmon

Well we had the usual thing when G/X turns up for a match, the lake as been fishing really well all round, then we turn up and the water levels were down by at least 18 inches, when you consider it is only about 3 foot at its deepest it was obvious we were in for s a struggle.

Dave had a few fish on the waggler, then went on the method and had fish in periods through the day. Mainly Carp on the pellet. Bob started like a train with a lot of fish early on to method with pellet and meat. They were a bit smaller than Daves otherwise it may of been a bit close.

Roger opted to go for small fishl early on then went to the method along the island, or was it in Bobs swim, they are a bit close them pegs. He then caught the same on the pellet.

Ian had his pole snapped by one of the better Carp, or was it a weak spot, either way he had to do the strip off and go in after the match, he said it was only 2 feet deep, then went up to his nads in silt, cant beat bad luck.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 21st 2019
CL2
New Farm
Richard Smith
Bob Hawes
Matt Harrison

Well it improved on the last match but was a bit slow in places.

Richard drew on the aerator which was going all day and made a right racket, you could have trotted a stick float round the lake it was pushing that much. He nearly made me fall off my box when he set up a pole as he normally just goes on the pellet feeder, It was a good job he did as he had most of his better fish close in the margins and had some Barbel up to 4 pound and Bream to 4 or 5 on dead maggot, he had 25-2-0 of silvers in his weight, the rest was small Carp on the pellet feeder, he could not resist it.

Bob was in the bay and had small Carp on the method feeder with a few silvesr down the inside on the pole.

Matt had a good mixed bag of silvers with some nice Ide making up his weight with the usual Carp on the feeder.

It was a bit frustrating through the day as you had to get really close to the island to get a bite and when you did the fished dived straight in to the tree roots around it and you lost your gear. It is a good little venue with fish to be had in most swims, we will try to peg it different next time as a few of the boys were forced to either fish in each others swim or in the margins because of crossing.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 14th 2019
Restocking 2
Wraysbury
Ian Randall
Martin Harper
Richard Smith

Well we all turned up hoping it will fish like the previous match and got a bit of a let down as it was really hard.

Ian was just before the culvert and cast to the pads just out from there and he had 2 Carp on the method feeder and pellet.

Martin, who was on a flying visit from the Isle of Skye was on the long platform and had 1 Carp of 13-5-0 and some Skimmer and Perch, his Carp was on the pole in the margins and that’s where he ended up as it dived in the weed and wrapped it all around Martins line so he had to go in to land it, glad he was not in my car on the way home.

Richard went down to the bottom swim on the road bank and did not have a bite until the last hour, then had 2 small Carp on the method. There was a few smaller Tench caught in a few pegs and again some good skimmers, with Brian having 8 pound on the waggler, he was in the animal swim Bob had so that would have been a laugh on the light gear.

We may have a silvers only match on there next year.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
July 7th 2019
Restocking 1
Lower Colne
Brian Dart
Roger Salmon
Ian Randall

We decided, or I did, to give the river a chance in the warmer months to see how it would fish. Not great is the answer, it was low and clear with a lot of weed growth since the work party we gad on there which made swim choice a bit iffy.

Brian opted to go on the shallows down from longcroft and had nearly all Roach and Dace on the waggler and maggot, he would have had more if not for a couple of snappy Pike nicking the better fish.

Roger went downstream to a swim he has had 20 pound off of, but due to conditions the bigger fish never showed and he had Roach and Dace on the stick float.

Ian was just upstream from Brian and had mainly small Roach on the waggler. The rest of us struggled a bit as we were out in more open areas when the sun came up and it seemed to put the fish right off feeding.

There are some decent Barbel being spotted in a lot of the swims which is a good sign as they seem to be in different weight brackets which looks good for the future.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
June 30th 2019
Merriedene Cup
Wraysbury
Bob Hawes
Don Wilkinson
Derek Turton

Well we did not know what to expect as the lake had been hit and miss over the last couple of weeks. But on the day it fished really well.

Bob opted to go in the last swim down on the willows, he got smashed up twice so stepped up his gear, it was a good call as the first 2 Carp he had went 15-1-0 and 15-5-0, he added another 3 and lost 2 more on the method feeder and pellet.

I was left the last peg so I opted for the culvert on the road bank as we saw a lot of fish moving off of there. I stayed on the floaters all day and had 1 carp of 21-0-0 and 4 smaller ones also getting the hook straightened by a bit of an animal and losing one in the pads as I could not stop it.

Derek went on the willows bank and had a weight that would normally win on the day, cant beat bad luck. He opted for the method feeder at distance to clear the weed and had 1 Carp and a Bream in the first half hour, then added 3 more Carp through the day.

A few of the boys had a lot of Skimmers and Perch on the waggler with maggot which was good to see.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
June 23rd 2019
CL1
New Farm
B.Dart
I.Randall
A.Terpolowski

This lake was fishing so well up to our match with 80 pound needed to frame,the GX boys appear and it becomes a struggle.

Brian drew along the right bank and had a few small Carp on the feeder and Ides and Barbel on the silvers line,mainly on pellet and maggot.

Ian was just along from him and had mainly Carp on the pole and feeder, again on pellet.

Andrew was in between the 2 of tham and had a mixed bag on maggot on both waggler and feeder.

There was quite a few of the boys in the 20 pound totals but the fish just seemed to caom along in patches and not really put there heads down.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Mar 3rd 2019
Thames Cup 4
Dorchester
B.Dart
D.Turton
I.Randall

It was just as grim on this match as the last one, with the river still really pushing it was hard to get the fish feeding.

Brian had 2 Skimmers and a few Gudgeon on the stick and feeder Derek had just the one Skimmer and small Roach, Ian had 2 Roach and a small Chub.

I would like to thank all the boys for there support over the season, we have had the usual good days and bad days but with the usual banter and laughs.

I would to thank Ian and Brian for doing the pegging on the arm, which is no easy matter when it is dark. Dont forget just give me ring if you want info about fishing the matches for next season.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 24th 2019
Restocking 6
Slough Arm
D.Turton
B .Dart
I.Randall

A you can see it was another one of them days when the fish just did not move, Derek drew on them and had mostly Roach with a few Skimmers and Rudd on the Waggler with maggot and punch.

Brian had 11 small Perch on the worm. Ian did the same with just 5 fish, Dave was the only other one to weigh out of 10 of us and he had 4 ounces.

To say it was a bit grim would be an understatement, I was drawn next to Derek and never saw a fish in the swim all day, as I said they just sat on the one peg.

Bob dropped out of the match and went past Derek and had around 5 pound on the waggler.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 21st 2019
King of the Colne 4
Island
R.Hawes
D.Allen
I.Randall

Bob drew near the bridge in the mill pool but after Andrew came off the peg on the point he moved in there It was a good move as he had 3 Barbel on the feeder with the best going 8-12-0.

Dave was on the backwater and struggled early on , but some better fish came along once the sun dropped off the water a bit later in the match, he was on the waggler for most of his fish.

Ian was on dolphin bridge and had some decent Roach and Perch on the stick and pole.

Bob pipped Derek to the KOC title after they were level on points Bob had the better weight return, or as Martin said Derek is the queen of the Colne again, cant beat bad luck.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 14th 2019
Pike Match
Broadwater
G.King
C.Sims

Graham and Chris had the only 2 Pike caught on the day.

It was a better result than previous matches when no fish were caught.

I would like to thank Chris for taking on the running of the Pike matches and lets hope we can catch a few more next season.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Feb 3rd 2019
Officers Match
Island
P.Talbot
B.Dart
D.Allen

Due to the arm being frozen over we moved the match to the Island and had a walk off, it proved really hard with again low levels and clear.

Paul was on the backwater near the Hotel and had mainly Roach on the waggler and maggot. Brian was on dolphin bridge and had mainly small fish on the punch.

Dave drew last and tried a few pegs, then settled on a peg on the backwater and had a few Roach and Dace on the waggler. It then went down to ounces for a few of the boys, I was a bit rough so did not go, lucky me.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jan 20th 2019
King of the Colne 3
Island
R.Salmon
D.Turton
I.Randall

It was a bit of an hard day with the water being very clear and dropping by a good amount as the match started.

Roger was on the point and only had a few minnows until 2-15 then had 2 Barbel with the best going 9-6-0, this was on the waggler with red maggot.

Derek was on dolphin bridge and caught small fish steady through the day on both stick and waggler, with a couple of decent Perch to help his weight.

Ian was on the backwater and due to the low levels and the sun on the water he had a few blank spells, but managed to get some better Roach on the punch, with others coming to maggot.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jan 6th 2019
Restocking 5 ( With Yeading A.S )
Slough Arm
D.Wilkinson
K.Jones
B.Dart

Well at least it fished a little better than the previous week when the boys had a knock up and it was won with 1-5-0.

The fish are still just swimming about and you had to hope they stopped over the feed you put down, the fact you can see it on the bottom, its that clear makes for a weird day.

I never had a bite until 3 hours into the match and only a few fish were getting caught, then they had a munch on the punch over liquidised, I went through 2 loaves to keep them there.

Kevin was on the end peg and had his fish on the waggler, again they just swam past every now and again and he managed to pick a few off.

Brian was next to me, or should I say in the swim with me, because has I started to get bites this plopping sound kept happening, then a splash, it was Darties waggler, the little swim poacher.

The fish were nearly all Roach with a few better ones showing here and there in the match, but it was also a struggle in places. It was nice to have a few of the Yeading boys along with us and I just hope it fishes a bit better if they return next year.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Dec 16th 2018
Fur & Feather
Island
D.Wilkinson
D.Turton
L.Charlton

The boys were very nice to me on the day, as we all agreed the backwater would be the place to draw and they very kindly left in peg 52 for me. I had nearly all Roach and Dace with a few Perch on the waggler with punch and maggot, I seemed to get a better stamp of fish on the punch but had to go further down the peg to get them.

Derek drew on the main river and had 2 Chub like peas in a pod and both went about 5 pound each plus a few bits on the stick with maggot.

Lyle was also on the backwater and had all his fish on the waggler also. There are few small Pike around having a go at anything that moves, and my keepnet which had a nice hole bitten in it, lucky I noticed it or most of my fish would have done the off.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Dec 9th 2018
Restocking 4
Langley boats
D.Allen
R.Salmon
R.Hawes

It was the usual thing on the boats, the boys had been up in the week and were nearly all in double figures.
Come the Sunday the fish were a bit more shy.

Dave had to wait a fair while to get his fish going then had mainly Roach on the punch and maggot.

Roger had a similar catch with a few more fish but smaller and a few Perch.

Bob would have had a lot more weight but got pestered by a couple of large Pike having a few fish.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Nov 11th 2018
King of the Colne 2
Island
R.Hawes
J.Barnes
I.Randall

Well this was all about the draw as most of the boys wanted to be on the backwater with the rise in the water levels after the rain. It proved right as all the top 3 weights were on there.

Bob was not to keen at the start as he thought that to much rubbish had gone in, but he caught steady on the waggler and stick to maggot with mostly Roach and Dace with a few Perch.

John was on the next peg and did likewise, and may of pipped Bob but for a bit of Pike trouble, he did have a Chub of around 2 pound in with his weight as well.

Ian was on the grill and had his fish on a mixture of methods including 13 metres of pole up to the weir sill, he also had nearly all Roach on the maggot.

For the rest of us on the main river it was a bit harder, with a lot of leaves coming down and the sun staying low making it hard to actually see your float and also the build up on the line if you went on the feeder.

Derek had a nice Chub of around 5 pound in his weight, but it was mainly small fish or nothing.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Nov 4th 2018
Restocking 3
Lower Colne
Barry Abbott
Ian Randall
Brian Dart

Well what do you know, Barry pops along to fish the river for the first time and after I put him in a peg where I told him he may get some good Dace and Roach he goes and beats us.

He had some lovely Dace on the stick float and maggot with a few smaller ones and Roach and Perch.
He caught for most of the day, as the rest of us seemed to catch early on then the water dropped a good bit and we seemed to struggle.

Ian was at the top end upstream and had smaller fish for most of the day on Punch and Maggot, he was pestered by Pike a fair bit as well.

Dave was just down from him and caught like wise, again he had a bit of Pike trouble.

It was a bit frustrating as we had done a great work party on the venue on the Saturday with nearly all swims cleared and looking great, it was just that water drop which seemed to spoil it.

Still it was nice to see some catches of smaller fish again.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 28th 2018
Thames Cup 3
Dorchester
Brian Dart
Ian Randall
Dave Allen

Just as the boys thought they would be in for a good day with weather being so mild the colour went out of the river and it turned out to a bit of a struggle.

Brian only had 3 fish in the first 2 hours then a switch to pinkie to chase the smaller fish paid off with him catching steady for the rest of the match.

Ian stuck at it with the tares and caster for his catch and Dave had fish on a few baits as they were not really putting their heads down due to the conditions.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 21st 2018
Pairs,Senior Citizens
Slough arm
Brian Dart
Dave Allen
Roger Salmon

Usual thing when we turn up, fish all over the place but just swimming up and down.

Brian struck lucky that they stopped and settled down just up from him on the end peg. He had to cast a couple of barges up on the waggler to reach them, he had mostly Roach and Rudd on the maggot.

Roger was next to him and had a similar catch with a few Perch on the worm as well. Dave was further back and had nearly all Roach on the punch and maggot.

We all had fish but they were not shoaled up and you caught for a few put ins then it just died for periods of time.
It was a bit frustrating because if they put there heads down it could have been a great day with the amount of fish around.

Still maybe next time.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 14th 2018
King of the Colne 1
Island
Derek Turton
Dave Allen
Don Wilkinson

Derek drew on the mill pool and with the fresh water coming over from the canal he had a steady flow with a bit of pace on it.

He had all small fish on the waggler and bronze maggot mainly Roach and Dace, this is the best weight from that swim for some while and the biggest without any of the bigger Chub that hang about in the peg.

Dave was on dolphin bridge and was only owning up to 5 pound with about an hour to go, so either is name is really Pinocchio or he had a great hour.

Dave had some nice Perch and smaller Roach and Dace on both the pole and waggler
I was left a swim on the backwater and had some good Dace with a lot of small Chub on the waggler.
There were some other weights over 10 pound and nearly all were made up of catches with no big fish, the exception being Bob who had 1 Chub of around 5 pound in his catch.

This was done with the water being really low and clear, it was raining that hard we had to stop doing the draw and take shelter in cars until it stopped a bit, Bob done the off to his peg a bit rapid after unloading my gear, problem was he forgot my handle for my trolley, any body want a bent umbrella pole, only used as a handle once.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 7th 2018
Thames Cup 2
Dorchester
Ian Randall
Derek Turton
Dave Allen

Ian did not fancy a walk on the day and dropped in to the peg Kev won from previously.

He had nearly all Roach with a few skimmers and Perch, mainly on the tares and worm.

Derek went upstream and had a similar catch, with more skimmers.

Dave had a Bream of around 3 pound in his weight with again mainly Roach.

It fished well all over on the day with the last of 7 having over 5 pound.
If the Roach really have it on the tares it can throw up 20 pounds easy.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sept 23rd 2018
C/L6
Harrow School
R.Smith
I.Randall
D.Allen

Well golden arm went and done it again, everyone was saying peg 4 was still the one to get as the fish were just sitting in it.

What does Richard go and dip, as he did last year, yep peg 4. He fished at distance up tight to the reeds on pellet feeder with pellet on the hook and had mainly Carp with a few Tench.

Ian was a couple of pegs away and fished the same way.
Dave was a bit further down and also fished that way which is the main method on the lake.

It was pouring down all day, and who went and left his waterproofs at home, you guessed it yours truly.
Richard lent me a jacket but the water just poured down on to my trousers and I was soaked, If I had not caught a couple of fish early on it would have been an early day.

But I am either brave or stupid and sat it out, I know which one my wife would pick when I got home still soaked.
It was a good day on most of the lake with all the boys getting a few, I would like to thank the Harrow boys for making us most welcome.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Oct 7th 2018
Thames cup 2
Dorchester
Ian Randall
Derek Turton
Dave Allen

Ian did not fancy a walk on the day and dropped in to the peg Kev won from previously.

He had nearly all Roach with a few skimmers and Perch, mainly on the tares and worm.

Derek went upstream and had a similar catch, with more skimmers.

Dave had a Bream of around 3 pound in his weight with again mainly Roach.

It fished well all over on the day with the last of 7 having over 5 pound. If the Roach really have it on the tares it can throw up 20 pounds easy.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sept 16th 2018
C/L5
New Farm
K.Burroughs
M.Squire
M.Harrison

Well talk about luck on the draw, Kev had never fished any of the matches on here and we all told him number 3 was the top peg, what did he go and draw, yep 3. He had fish for most of the day up in the water on pellet, the best was around the 6 pound mark.

Mark was on the point of the narrows and had nearly all Carp o the small feeder to bread, with a few down the side in the shallows.

Matt was on the narrows and had Carp with a few Barbel on the feeder and pole, when he was not up the tree over his peg, and he got bragging rights over Max.

There were some bigger fish lost late in the day, but overall the lake fished below par with the fish switching off after a good start nearly all around the lake with most of us catching straight off.

They have put permanent pegs in and reduced the pegs a bit, we will see how it fairs for next season.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sept 9th 2018
Thames Cup 1
Dorchester
K.Burroughs
R.Salmon
D.Turton

Kev had not been on matches for a while due to family commitments with the Tetley tea folk, he drew last and stayed near where the entrance was as most of the boys had gone upstream.

He put down a fair bit of chopped worm and fished over it on worm and caster for a mainly Perch catch, with a few Roach on the tares.

Roger had a mainly Roach catch on the tares and sweetcorn.
Derek also had Roach and a few skimmers.

It fished well considering it was blowing a gale and not a lot of flow on the river.

We could do with a bit of rain all round at the moment to top up the lakes and get the rivers moving, heres hoping for some soon.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Sept 2nd 2018
C/L4
Yeading Lake
T.Adams
D.Turton
D.Allen

It was another enjoyable match on the Yeading Lake with everyone catching a few.
The winner was from Yeading and he had 3 good Carp on the pole.
Derek was next to him in the bay and had 3 Bream and 1 Carp on the method feeder.
Dave was at the far end of the lake from them and had mainly a small fish catch, with a few better fish doing him under a bush.
It can be a difficult water to fish as it goes off a bit when matches are held.
Mark Squire did bad this year so we voted him first reserve for both teams as they never wanted him either, cant beat bad luck Mark.
All joking aside I would like to thank the Yeading boys for a good day out with the usual few laughs.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 18th 2018
C/L3
New Farm
Richard Smith
Ian Randall
Bob Hawes

Smithy went and done it again, drew the flier on the lake on the narrow section to the right of the island, when I say flier other clubs don’t put the peg in because it won so many times, but it all comes down to the draw with us so in it goes.

Richard was on the small pellet feeder with bread and pellet on the hook and caught mainly small Carp all day, every time I looked up he was landing a fish, he had a couple of chucks over the rope by mistake and I am sure he was after the bigger fish on the other side, who said they are stupid.

Ian used similar tactics in the bay at the far end, he did admit to not being the greatest with the casting so was in Marks peg, Brians peg, and I am sure he nearly dropped in mine a few times, but once he got the hang of it he caught steady to the same baits as Rich.

Bob went and drew the same peg as the last match, he had a few quiet spells in the match so went down the side tight to the reeds and had a few better fish, one which was double figures, he did well to get that one in as he is nursing a sore arm, Roger lent him a bigger landing net but that proved to heavy for him lift, I think Roger put a brick in it to test is arm out, still he got it in.

There were a few bigger fish lost around the lake and all the boys caught pretty well, Max got the bragging rights over his dad Matt by 4 ounces, cant beat bad luck Matt.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Aug 5th 2018
Coronation Trophy
Wraysbury
Richard Smith 22-8-0
Ian Randall 19-3-0
Roger Salmon 8-4-0

Richard has not fished the lake for a while so had to do a couple of laps to see where we he was going to fish, he dropped in on the last peg after the willows and had 3 what he said were small Carp with 2 coming in the last hour, all on the pellet method tight to the reeds.

Ian was on the island and had 2 Carp, one of which he had to borrow a bigger landing net as he left his big one at home, hope he remembers next time, best bring it to the arm just in case.

Roger was on the last peg on the roadside, I think this is the first time it as been fished in matches, he had a Tench with some Perch and skimmers. Bob had a good day on the waggler and maggot with 8-0-0 of skimmers and Roach.

I just got the cant beat bad luck after losing 2 good fish on the floaters.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jul 22nd 2018
C/L 2
New Farm
Bob Hawes 55-12-0
Steve Hardy 48-6-0
Mark Squire 45-5-0

After tucking in to his breakfast bap and drawing on the narrows Bob did not fancy his peg, but he was landing his second fish while I will still pushing the pole out for my first put in. He carried on like that for most of the match with small Carp to pellet and bread on a small pellet feeder close to the island, he also had one fish closer to 8 pound.

Steve was on the same peg as Paul in the last match and did the same with fish coming from tight to the island.

Mark Was near the aerator and fished a small method feeder next to some reeds. It was a good match with all the boys having a few fish all around the lake, a lot of the pegs picked up well in the last hour with a lot of fish coming in this period.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jul 15th 2018
Restocking 2
Wraysbury Lake
Dave Hughes 5-0-0
Bob Hawes 2-7-0
Brian Dart, Derek Turton 1-10-0

Well old dangerous went and showed us how to do it, his words not mine.

He drew number 1 and went in the last peg in the corner, he had all small Roach and Perch, then along came a decent Tench to boost his weight, all on the waggler and maggot.

Bob was just along from him and fished likewise but with more small skimmers.

Brian and Derek did the same, it was nice to see a lot of small skimmers coming out all around the lake.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jul 8th 2018
Restocking 1
Lower Colne
Brian Dart 5-10-0
Brian Stannett 4-1-0
Andrew Terpolowski 2-13-0

We had the great idea of giving the Lower a chance in the summer to see how it went, well with the sun belting down and low levels it was always going to be hard.

Brian went upstream near the platforms and had a lot of small fish on the waggler with maggot and punch, The other Brian was on the next peg and did likewise.

Andrew went right downstream and had some decent Perch for his weight. A couple of the boys lost good Chub, they got the usual, cant beat bad luck thrown at them.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jul 1st 2018
Merridene Cup
Wraysbury Lake
Don Wilkinson 30-1-0
Brian Dart 28-11-0
Ian Randall 16-7-0

I was on the swim just before the willows and was on the method without a touch for 4 hours of the match, then switched to surface baits when a few fish were on the top.

I had 3 Carp with the best going 16 pound, I also lost 3 as they were shooting around the corner and I could not stop them.

Brian was on the road bank and had 3 small Carp early on then added a couple more late in the match.

Ian was also on the method and had 3 Carp as well.

Don

 

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Date
Match
Venue
1st
2nd
3rd
Jun 24th 2018
CL/1
New Farm
Mark Squire 51-8-0
Paul Talbot 44-8-0
Andrew Terpolowski 36-0-0

Well its the first match of the season we are on new farm where Mark drew on the narrow swims on the right and fished the same tactics which served him well last year on here.

He had small Carp on bread tight to the island on the pole, Paul was around the other side and did likewise with a few fish coming to meat.

Andrew was on the narrows and stayed on a small method feeder with maggot and pellet and had a more mixed match with a bit of everything in the net.

I kept getting snagged up tight on the island when hooking carp, I was looking at 3 floats bobbing around in my swim, when mine went under I did not know which was which, so I done the off for the second half of the England match..

Don

 

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