Match results 21st July 2019

 Good afternoon everyone, today was our first open of the season on our own stretch. 19 anglers battled it out for 5 hours and the top 11 is as follows.
In 1st place came Roger Smith catching a respectable 4lb 11oz from peg 33. Rog fished a simple maggot feeder and caught some nice Perch and Roach and had a decent Chub too from a very reliable swim.
2nd position went to Kevin the breakfast Dowling on peg 47 with 3lb 12oz. Kev having mainly Roach was pestered by Pike too.
3rd was the very good Martin Chown with 3lb 0oz 8dr from peg 38. Martin had over a hundred fish comprising of Skimmers and Perch and lots of Chublet!
4th place the ever present Bob Saunders always a safe bet, with 2lb 11oz. Bob drew the newish peg 44a and did well.
5th came Tony Sexton on a brand new swim 27a. Tone caught steadily on the whip and had 2lb 6oz 8dr. Good to see the new swim had some fish in Tone.
6th was Julian Rayment on peg 37a with 2lb 4oz. Julian came on a visit from Cuddesdon today and I was glad to see him in the top ten.
7th place Dave Lyne peg 32 with 2lb 3oz. Dave had lots of juvenile Roach, Dace, Perch and Chublet mainly on the whip.
8th position was drawn by four anglers who were all tied on 2lb 2oz and I have listed them in descending down the river swims,
Lester Backshall in the newly cut out peg 24.
Will Drinwater peg 29
Mick Baston peg 34
Keith Nash peg 36.
    Everyone caught but not everyone weighed in. There was a bit of Pike trouble for Tony Aspell in peg 42, where he landed a 6lb-er and had a good double on as well but couldn’t quite land her…and Nick Newitt lost a Tench of about 3-4lb at the landing net in peg 26 hooked on half a grain of corn. Not a whole one!!
So there you are the first open done and dusted. I’d like to thank all attending today and to Ian for his invaluable help dealing with the money matters.
     Our next Open is on Sunday August 4th. 7.30am draw fish from 8.30 till 1.30pm. If any anglers would like to attend, please let me know 01844 761185 eves or Ian 07821 400435 reasonable hours please. S
                  Tight Lines for now Dave