teams of 4 2023

        Good evening members,  the club held this years touch and go, because of the river level, teams of four on Sunday. With an 8am draw at Thame Football Club where the ladies made us sausage and bacon rolls and the choice of coffees, superbly done, then off to one of four sections of fifteen for a 10am start. Two sections at Thame, one at Wheatley and one at Cuddedon Mill. Once the match was over at three and the weigh in done it was back to the Thame Snooker club for a beer, pasty and chips and the all important results. I have to say the venues were superb and our friends and collegues at Wheatley and Cuddesdon had prepared some lovely swims for us to fish. Tring had lined up Shabbington Island for me to call on if the flood didn’t recede enough for 30 swims on our stretch. So a massive thanks must go first to the Oxford Waltonians Angling Club and Cuddesdon Mill Angling Club. Also Tring for the potential loan and our two venues in Thame which were outstanding for us yet again.

       The team results were very close at the top, with the eventual winners Tim’s Team pipping the others by one point.

       Drawing 14 and fishing section A, their skip Tim Eele caught 1lb 11oz scoring 9 points.

Fishing B Tony Aspell had 1lb 7oz 8dr scoring 5 points. Then fishing C for Tim was Darren Simmonds winning his section and coming third in the Superpool with 5lb 15oz and only adding 1 point to the team score. Finally in section D Chris Plumb catching 3lb 9oz adding 5 points sealed the win with a grand total of 20 points. A very well done lads and look after that trophy Tim!!

         Amazingly the next 3 teams drew on 21 points, so after a careful countback on weight, The Scalpel Squad led by Dave Head from Dorchester were in second place. Then in third place came Ace Tackle and Bait led by Tony Gee and then your own illustrious Thame Committee team.

       Individual Section wins went to John Mitchell catching 4lb 12oz on A3, Martin Wiggins with 2lb 4oz 8dr on B9, C14 you know was Darren and D section was won by the ultimate individual match winner on peg 9, picking up the Superpool and his section John Wolfendale with a healthy 6lb 9oz. The 2nd best weight of the day was Dick Edmonds with 6lb 7oz. Dick drove to Cuddesdon Mill and walked all the way to the furthest peg 15 for his troubles, so very much deserved his pick up.

        I would like to take this opportunity thank all the people, too many to mention individually but they know who they are, who have helped with all of the Strimming, mowing, tree trimming, platform building, wetsuit wearing, printing and on results duty on the day. I think from start to finish the match was a resounding success because of everyone’s hard work and next year I’m sure it will be just as good.

                                 Make a date in your diary captains of October 6th 2024.

Our next open is on October 15th let me know if you would like to attend, and next Sunday October 8th is the Wheatley Teams of three. Tony at Ace Tackle and Bait in Kidlington  01865 372066 is taking bookings for this one. 8am draw in Asda car park Wheatley, fishing 10 till 3pm. £60 per team with a superpool on the morning.
          Tight lines for now Dave.