Good evening everyone. I have the results of the Teams of Four below which was fortunately able to be fished on Sunday morning following Saturdays’ torrential downpours of rain. Although the river was rising as we fished, it still stayed surprisingly low during the match. It is today however spilling out into the fields. Usual thing for October now it seems. So I will begin firstly with a massive thanks to Thame Football Club and their two lovely Ladies for serving up lots of bacon rolls, teas and coffees for the draw at 8. The perfect start to the day really. Following the chaos of 40 odd anglers rushing off to their chosen swims the match then started at 10am. By 3pm when the match finished the river at Thame had risen and coloured up badly, stopping the fish feeding and making the last two hours very difficult. Therefore affecting the anglers overall catches and was to be expected really in the conditions. Anyway below makes for interesting info for us all.
The overall individual winner was Kevin Smith with 7lb 4oz of mainly Roach. One of which went a pound plus. Kev was fishing for Cuddesdon A on the day in section D at Wheatley.
2nd place individual was Alan Gee with 5lb 9oz also mainly Roach. Alan fishing for Ace Tackle and Bait was at Thame section B permanent peg No. 52.
3rd place went to Heath Semmens. Heath in section C at Wheatley and landed 5lb 8oz. Worm and Caster specialist Heath came out of river retirement to grace us with his presence. Once a good river angler always a good river angler!
Now on to the Team results.
In 1st place on 13 points with 15lb 11oz in weight was Tims team. Consisting of captain Tim Eele in section A. Anthony Aspell in section B, Heath Semmens in section C and Chris Plumb in section D.
2nd and also on 13 points but with less weight at 14lb 4oz came Ace Tackle and Bait.
3rd place on 17 points was the ever present Cuddesdon Mill A team.
4th and also ever present was Nick Newitts Renegades on 21 points
Joint 5th place with 28 points came team Meko, Sheep Dippers and Kevs Team.
New Club were in 8th place with 29 points.
Joint 9th with 31 points were Cuddesdon Mill B and Ians’ team without Ian.
11th place came Tring Black scoring 33 points,
Last but definitely not least in 12th position was Rus and his Chinnor A side. Russell and his son Matt have been stalwarts helping me prepare swims at Thame all season along with my usual crew for this match, and I must thank all of them for their invaluable support and long may it continue.
All anglers caught with the majority getting between 2 and 3lb of mixed fish, so on a difficult rising river not too bad really.
After the match this time for the presentation we headed to Thame snooker club. where we were fed and watered well by Paul and his staff till the cows were ready for home, Thanks for your hospitality Paul. Also I must take this opportunity to thank Ian Horrocks and Nick Newitt for sorting out the results side of things and to Tony Gee and his band of helpers for sorting out the swims in sections C and D.
Tony holds his Teams of Three at Wheatley this coming Sunday so if anyone has a team I suggest you enter it quickly now.
Our next Open match is on Sunday 17th October. Usual thing, book in with me 01844 761185 Eves, or email. Draw at the Church at 7.30 fish 8.30 till 1.30. Entry is £3 peg fee £7 optional pools. All anglers of any age are welcome to book in, you don’t have to be a member. Remember our waters are closed on match days.
Also keep a look out for the next match date sheets on all our entrances as they will be updated soon taking us up to the closed season.
Tight lines everyone and take care, tight lines Dave.