Match 17 – Monkhall 31/10/2020

Swallow Pool

8 fished

Report by Trev.

Fishing conditions were atrocious on the day with high winds and rain, the results were a bit of a miss mash. Within the first two hours I think everybody would have packed up and gone home as brollys been blown inside out and sections of poles blown across the paths.

The better results coming from the right-hand side of the pool, with Terry, Martin, Dan and Dave, but I think everyone was relieved when the all-out whistle was blown. Simon Garbett had already packed up and left early. Although we were all having a laugh and joke about the conditions of the day when we finished.

As there will be no presentation night due to the COVID we will have a mini presentation at the AGM in Jan all being well .

So the committee myself, Micky and Martin would like to wish all the members a safe and happy Xmas and New Year, we will be in touch later with a date for the AGM and where it will be held

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Match 16 – Aston Eyre 17/10/2020

Quarry Pool

10 fished

Report by Trev.

Very hard fishing as a lot of rain fell during the night which affected the fishing, as you can see in the results, hope it improves for the last match of the season at Monkhall.

Dave did have 8lb 12ozs of bits with some nice roach in there. There were a few lumps pulled out but nothing to beat Terrys big fish last time we fished here.

Been in touch with Monkhall we have agreed to change the draw time to ⏰ 9a.m. then fish 🎣 10a.m. to 3p.m. on Saturday 31st October πŸ“†.

Hope to see you all at next match.

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Match 15 – Woodside 04/10/2020

Island Pool

8 fished

Report by Trev.

Very hard fishing as a lot of rain fell during the night which affected the fishing, as you can see in the results although I (Trev) did manage a 3lb perch which was a highlight of the day πŸ˜‚. Even guy found it hard going for a change.

All trophies to be cleaned and returned at next match please. πŸ†

We are on the look out for new members if anybody can help for next year as Bobby, Billy, and Ted have sadly parted company with the club.

I would like to wish them all the best as they have been great servants to the club and will be sadly missed. 😒

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Match 14 – Monkhall 19/09/2020

Swallow Pool

11 fished

Apologises that there is no report, as I was on holiday.

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Match 13 – Bells Mill 06/09/2020

Match Pool

12 fished

A new venue for us and by all accounts it should be one that we revisit again. There was added interest in this match as it was also the doubles fixture.

Simon Harris recorded his first match win of the season, putting 61-8 on the scales, beating Guy into an electrifying ⚑ second place by 1-8, so close we feel your pain! There was a tie for third place, Simon Garbett and Terry could not be separated at the weigh-in, both with 58-8.

With the individual winning weights being so close, what would be the result in the doubles pairings.

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Match 12 – Broseley 23/08/2020

Lodge Pool

9 fished

Improved results from Lodge Lane pool this week, allowed Guy to continue his winning formand recording his 6th win out of 7 matches fished.

The framing weights came from the far end of the pool, pegs 7, 9 and 15 with just over separating Guy, Mickey and Trev respectively. Well done Mickey and Trev for giving Guy a run for his win. Probably the closet match he’s had in awhile.

We weighed in a total of 289lb at this match.

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Match 11 – Froggatts 09/08/2020

Marlpit Pool

13 fished

There were mixed results from Marlpit, which was expected to fish better than it did. So Guy continued his excellent season taking his 5th win out of 6 matches fished. So nothing new there.

Si Garbett enjoyed this match trying to land the carp that he hooked, often getting smashed by carp that did not intend going into his net. The surprise was Carol, who was overjoyed to take 3rd place in the frame from peg 11, although she was kept in suspense as the weigh-in continued around the pool πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

We weighed in a total of 320lb at this match. Who’s looking forward to the next match πŸ™.

This one nearly got away!
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Match 10 – Broseley 26/07/2020

Lodge Pool

12 fished

Disappointment all around the pool at an out of sorts Lodge Lane for our latest match. For all those who did not attend, you missed nothing, nuff said.

The result was easier to predict if only Guy could wrestle the carp out of the reed bed on peg 1, or did he actually even need to catch them, as the catch rates were so low elsewhere around the pool. Si Garbett had enough and put his catch back in – packing up early to register a DNW. Simon Harris on the other hand hooked 21 carp and landed only 8 of them, believing them to be foul-hooked. Where did Mickey get his fish from? Did Ted 😎drop them off Mickey? Was that what you were laughing about? 🀣

We weighed in a total of 133lb at this match. We’re back on here in a months time, it has got to be better than this.

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Match 9 – Furnace Mill 12/07/2020

Mucky Meadow

15 fished

Due to a later than normal start time (venue gates open at 8:00) we drew pegs online again using Zoom meetings. This enabled everyone to get to their pegs once allowed on site.

Anyone who knows the pool, will tell you about the other wild life on-site from crayfish to snakes Β―\_(ツ)_/Β― they were all in the pool on Sunday, even Brian of the Pickstone variety made an appearance at this match 🀣.

Once the sandwich order had been devoured, (thanks to the club πŸ‘) the fishing got going in earnest. With every method being tried to catch the catch rate went through a lean period with the usual carp not cruising the upper layers.

The result was also a bit of a shock when Terry took first place with 80-12 ahead of Guy, who drops points for the first time this season and Dan who really favoured his practice session peg. With only 9lb between the top three, it proved to be a good contest.

We weighed in a total of 561lb at this match.

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Match 8 – Cobhouse 27/06/2020

Oak Pool & Laurel Pool

16 fished

Our annual day out trip still went ahead, although a completely different day out from our normal transportation, breakfast, fishing, and beer affair this year due to COVID-19. Even the draw, which was held online via Zoom so that we were organised for the match ahead of us and seemed to go well.

The match was split over two pools, Oak and Laurel and on arrival at our pegs the heavens opened, and it looked likely that it was going to be raining all day. Thanks to a gusting wind the rain ceased and we were basking in sunshine after a good soaking.

The match was incident filled throughout right until the weigh in! Dan Podmore lost a top 2 of his pole which was swiped out of his grasp by an edge dwelling carp on Laurel. Quite a few of us were having foul hooked fish, as the carp moved up in the water to feed. On Oak, Terry was battling with double figure carp again! The best method of the day was right in the edge and top 2 shallow as by now the carp were in a feeding frenzy.

Guy was stalking fish, in his purpose built ‘hide’ and it was working, ending up with 7 nets in front on him.

Guy’s ‘hide and seek’ method worked a treat!

Dan was having similar success, and they were both filling their nets throughout the entire match. Over on the Oak pool, Simon, Terry and Barry were emptying the pool.

As the weigh in progressed around the 2 pools our club record was broken twice on the Oak Pool – with Terry putting 237-0 on the scales and Simon Garbett weighing in 334-14 with the weigh in moving onto the Laurel Pool, first to weigh was Dan who was rumoured to have over 340-0 in his 7 nets, however the first net he pulled out had nothing in it other than a bloody big hole in it, which his catch had used to escape from. Unlucky or what, Dan ended up with 272-8 to beat his previous club record set last season. Ryan, was a guest on the day and weighed in 103-0. As the weigh in arrived at Guy’s peg did he have 7 nets full of fish?

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