River Thame Championship

The annual River Thame Championships took place yesterday on the river at Thame and Wheatley. During the week it looked very likely that the match would have to be rescheduled due to heavy rain on Tuesday. However, after rising quickly, the river dropped and the match was on. It was tricky to peg due to high levels but on Saturday it looked as though it would fish well. But it rained on Saturday night and this seemed to put the fish off feeding and it was hard all round. There were a few half decent weights but anyone with more than a couple of pounds was rewarded with good section points. The full results will be posted soon but congratulations to Cuddesdon Mill A who won the match. Thanks are due to Dave Lyne and the guys from Thame and Geoff Bond and the lads from the Wheatley and the New Club who put a huge effort in to prepare the river for the match and Tony Gee for running the raffle which raised money for both clubs.

Ian Horrocks

Nearly there……

The new season is nearly here and,of course, it’s going to rain for most of the week. However, we do need the water and it might just liven the river up a bit.

Lead as always by Dave Lyne there has has been a lot of work going on down on the river. We have created new sims, cleared up old ones, cut the streamer weed and repaired fences and stiles. Thanks must go to Dave and all the other members who have squeezed in to their wetsuits and chest waders to keep the river in such good condition.

We have also strimmed the bank down on our new stretch of the Thames at Nuneham Courtenay and are looking forward to fishing there and finding out what might be lurking in the depths. Please remember that if you would like to fish there it is essential that you use the booking system which is explained in the sheet that you receive with your permit.

Tight lines – TAC committee

Christmas Chub

Dave Lyne and Ian Horrocks had a few hours on the river on Christmas Eve (Time off for good behaviour?)

Dave was catching small fish fish all morning from various pegs in the Prebendal field and Ian had four chub – three around a pound and a half each and then this one from peg 52.  5lb 30z and in super winter condition.

Dave went back for a couple of hours on Boxing Day and had another one off peg 48.  4lb 3oz.

A couple of days on the River Thame

The river was slightly up on normal and had a brown cloudy colour.

I set up a waggler on a peg between the Crendon Road Bridge and the By-pass bridge. Fishing slightly under depth with maggot as bait and a regular feed of loose maggots I started to catch a number of small roach and bleak. After about 40 minutes the float went under and I felt a strong pull on the rod.

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