Good afternoon everyone, we had our latest match today on the river using 12 swims in three fields. Esso, Paddock and Laundry. I know!
Anyway, it fished ok for most of our anglers, with a bit of Pike and Crayfish trouble for most. That’s the first time this season I’ve had to report Pike as an issue. The Reggies are always there it’s just they seemed to be in everyone’s way as well. The river dropped 5 inches or so during the match as well. So without further ado here’s the top ten scores on the doors.
1st place on peg 33 with 5lb 14oz goes to the very capable Charlie Green. Charlie had some nice Perch and Roach with a 4lb Pike. not included
2nd position came Nick Newitt from peg 45, catching 5lb 2oz of Perch, Chub and Roach and Dace. Just as capable as Charles of course. Bit of Pike trouble for Nick and a lost Chubney.
3rd place from 44 came Dave Lyne with 5lb 1oz…. Now Dave had again a mixture of Perch, Roach and Dace, and lost a Chubney and dropped a few Dace for good measure. Caught lots of massive Gudgeon though.
4th position went to Danny Edwards on peg 34 with 3lb1oz. Not sure what Dan had but nice back up weight.
5th came Martin Wiggins on peg 42. Wiggy had a lot of small mixed fish for 2lb 13oz. Busy days fishing.
6th place Tim Eele in 38A had 2lb 9oz, again mainly small mixed fish. Tim had a Skimmer amongst his catch, something 6 of us caught in the Laundry field actually. The Bream are breeding somewhere in the river as these fish are 2 – 3oz. Too small for stocked fish put in a few years ago, so it’s all good for the future it seems.
7th place came Gareth on peg 30. The in form swim produced 2lb 4oz for him today. Gareth couldn’t find the Roach, but he had some Perch and Chub instead.
8th position came Richard Burrell in 37A with 1lb 13oz. Again Richards’ catch was mainly small stuff.
9th was Ian Blyth on peg 42. Ian was troubled with a lot of streamer weed in his swim so I apologise to him for that, but he battled out 1lb 10oz, fair play mate.
10th today went to Lester Backshall on peg 32 with 1lb 8oz. Not sure what Les had but he’s no mug so if Lester caught that weight, that’s all the swim was worth today.
The others not mentioned above all caught well over 1lb so well done to them and thankyou all for attending.
Our next match is the very important Thame Teams of Four on Sunday 3rd October. The River Thame stretch is closed as usual on that day.
Then the next match you may be interested in is the Wheatley teams of Three on Sunday October 10th. This is run on the Wheatley stretch of the Thame by Tony Gee and our angling collogues at Oxford Waltonians Fishing Club. If your interested in entering a team, please ring Tony at his tackle shop Ace Tackle and Bait in Kiddlington 01865 372066.
Our next open at Thame is on Sunday October 17th. Please book in with me 01844 761185 eves only.
Again our stretch of Thame is closed on that date.
That’s it for now, I’ll be sending out details of the Teams of Four to the captains tomorrow, so keep your eyes open for that and don’t just delete it, I know what your all like….
Cheers for now Dave