The Xmas match was fished on Sunday 19th December with 23 anglers attending what was to be a fairly good day for December. Do bear in mind that the river is normally in the fields or frozen by now so to fish the match at all is a minor miracle and to have so much support was awesome.
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.
On the last match of the season Martin Chown fished peg 46 in the laundry field and recorded the best winning weight for a number of years.