Match 8 – Monkhall 16/07/2016

Hawk & Swallow Pools

16 Fished

Kev continued in his quest for points and won off peg one on the Hawk pool with 78lb 4oz to retain his position at the top of the leader board.  Over on the Swallow pool the results were even closer with just 7lb 4oz separating the first three places.  Overall the weights were comparable over both of the pools.  Prize money payouts for this match are for 1st and 2nd place on each pool.

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Match 7 – Larford Lakes 03/07/2016

Match Pool (Cafe side)

20 Fished


Kev continued his rich vein of form to record his third win of the season, and retain his position at the top of the leader board.  Kev also claimed the Golden Peg on this occasion adding the cash to his already impressive points tally.
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Match 16 – Aston Eyre 01/11/2015

Quarry Pool

19 Fished

Well we have come to the end of another successful season. Thanks to all members for their attendance in all weathers at matches, again a great statistic for a fishing club of our size. Don’t forget to let Trev know your nominees for the awards prior to the presentation night, which is 5th December  2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Unicorn, Little Dawley. Sorry there are no photo’s this week, I blame the fog.

This match started out in dense fog, visibility was so bad that sometimes all you could hear were voices otherwise you’d have thought everyone else had gone home and you were fishing on your own.  Simon used this to his advantage and weighed in 72-08 for first place.  Kev made a dramatic comeback to weigh 70-14 for second, followed by Terry with 58-02.

The bragging rights for the top of the leader board went down to this last match, and it wasn’t without controversy! With Kev landing a fish a few feet from his peg, he ‘quietly’ released the fish back into the pool to avoid disqualification and he got his head down and battled his way to second place in the match and finally overtake Martin to finish on top of the leader board by just 4 points, and Brian finished in third place. Congratulations to everyone for making this such a good contest!


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Match 15 – Weston Pools 18/10/2015

Belvedere Pool

14 Fished

Who pegged this! LOL

Nothing doing here!









Lily pad peg please!

Martin's catching, Kev's doing alright, Rob's got another one.

Martin’s catching, Kev’s doing alright, Rob’s got another one.



Where are the fish? NOT at our end, well that seemed to be true as all the framing weights came from the top end of Belvedere. With Paul ‘leading’ the way on his favoured feeder method, he surprised anglers at the other end of the pool by putting 30-0 on the scales to take first place. This beat Martin into 2nd place, desperate to finish ahead of Kev Lees to maintain his position top of the leader board – he ensured that by finishing with 25-08 to improve his lead on the leader board to 5 points. In third place was Rob who also had the Golden peg draw, and finished up with 22-06. This was a hard venue, probably not helped that the venue hosted a masters contest on the pools on the Friday and Saturday. Who booked this? Lessons learned!


The result means that Martin now has extended his lead to 5 points ahead of Kev at the top of the leader board.
1. Paul Jinks

Peg: 13

2. Martin McHugh

Peg: 1

3. Rob McKee

Peg: 14


Next match Sun 1st Nov, 2015 at Aston Eyre draw at 8 a.m.

Everybody who has trophies please return them for the next match.

Match 14 – Astwood 04/10/2015

Buddlea Pool

17 Fished

Trev shows he's back on track taking 1st place.

Trev shows he’s back on track taking 1st place.

Practice makes perfect – Trev Briggs showed the way at Astwood taking 1st place from peg 1 with 48-0. Trev took carp to 10-0 beating Kev ‘Tom Daley’ Lees who finished the match with 40-0 and wet, it seems Kev ‘forgot’ he had returned from his holidays earlier that morning and needed to cool off, so ‘dived’ in for a closer look at the island.
This method must have helped him as he discovered unless he got really close to the island he didn’t get a bite.
Terry and Simon  shared 3rd place both finished with 27-12.
Meanwhile Ted was finding it hard to land the fish he was catching, he just couldn’t get them into the net on his method of the method which is a feature of this weeks competition, Spot the fish! Prizes could include a snorkelling set, swimming arm bands or a rubber ring.
That sinking feeling
Martin top of the leader board

Martin top of the leader board

The result means that Martin now has a narrow 2 point lead over Kev at the top of the leader board.
1.  Trev Briggs

Peg: 1

2. Kev Lees

Peg: 16

3. =  Terry Eardley

Peg: 5

3. =  Simon Garbett

Peg: 19


Next match Sun 18th Oct, 2015 at Weston Pools draw at 8 a.m.

Match 13 – Top Barn 20/09/2015

Top Barn Pool

10 Fished

It fished very hard as this was a specimen pool so we were told by the locals, and had  never had a contest on it before so everyone was a bit down in the dumps but we plodded on regardless.
Danny had heaviest fish 16lbs 4ozs, he lost a monster before he had this one which he claimed was around the 20lb mark.
Brian came a close  second with 15lbs 0ozs which he let everybody know how big it was by stating that he needed a bigger landing net before we weighed him in. The results mean that Martin has now opened up a 14 point lead at the top of the leader board.
1.  Dan Podmore

Peg: 6

2. Brian Pickstone

Peg: 8

3.  Dave Goodhall

Peg: 1


Heaviest fish Dan Podmore 16-4-0

Next match Sun 4th Oct, 2015 at Astwood draw at 8 a.m.

Match 11 Solhampton 22/08/2015

Annual Outing

Kingfisher and Valley Pools

The annual day out is never a dull affair even the threat of thunder and lightning couldn’t dampen the mood and enthusiasm to win this auspicious occasion. Burgess, the owner of the pool suggested that because we had 20 anglers taking part we could split the match over two pools, originally we had booked the Kingfisher, but now we could also use the Valley pool. So a narrow vote decided to split the match over the two pools. Payouts would be 1st and 2nd on each pool with two sections on each pool. The golden pegs would be drawn as normal, and when they were there was one from each pool, so it couldn’t have worked out better.

Simon landed 20lb of fish in the last half hour of this 5 and half hour match so in real terms that probably means another net full. So the honours on the valley pool went to Simon ‘do I need another net’ Garbett, followed by Barry ‘wha choke!, I had the golden peg’ Podmore and there was more controversy to come on the Kingfisher pool. Terry weighed in 61-8 on peg 8 and it was at peg 26 when adding the weights of the two nets together Ted thought he had 62-4 to win the pool, however his actual total was 61-4 to come second, just 8oz behind Terry. Oh, for anyone interested Ted has some Preston hooks to nylon for sale. Visit the gallery for more photos of our day out.


Kingfisher Pool

1 Terry Eardley Peg: 8 61-8-0
2 Ted Tranter Peg: 26 61-4-0
Section Winners
Graham Guest Peg: 29 46-8-0
Rob McKee Peg: 16 58-0-0

Valley Pool

1 Simon Garbett Peg: 12 95-2-0
2 Barry Podmore Peg: 22 87-4-0
Section Winners
Martin McHugh Peg: 9 47-8-0
Ryan Briggs Peg: 18 78-2-0

Match 10 – Pipehill 09/08/2015

Alders Pool

19 Fished

Jack on the pole

Jack Cheadle finished 5th with 19-0-0

 Summer was finally back for this match. There was another fantastic turnout as this venue was anticipated to provide good weights all round. There is a good head of fish in Alders.Alders holds a good head of common and mirror carp, some which reach 22lbs with a decent number of fish in the 11lbs to 15lbs range and a lot of fish around the 5lbs to 6lbs mark. In general, Alders holds the biggest fish of the Pipehill waters.  There are also good numbers of crucian carp to 2lbs with plenty of fish around the 1lb mark but, despite the large stock of crucians, catching these fish can sometimes be erratic but they provide great sport when they are on the feed.  However, after the first hour, following some instant success, the talk around the pool was that most were either struggling for bites or losing fish for one reason or another.
1.  Martin McHugh

Peg: 10

2. Simon Garbett

Peg: 3

3.  Rob McKee

Peg: 12


Next match Sun 22nd Aug, 2015 at Solhampton draw at 9 a.m.

Just a reminder, Fri 21st Aug 6p.m. Meet at the Unicorn car park to load up for the annual day out.


Match 9 – Izaac Walton 26/07/2015

Top Pool

16 Fished

1.  Kev Lees

Peg: 5

2. Barry Podmore

Peg: 14

3.  Ted Tranter

Peg: 16


Next match Sun 9th Aug, 2015 at Pipehill draw at 8 a.m.

Match 8 – Monkhall 12/07/2015

Swallow & Lark Pools

19 Fished

Swallow Pool

  1. Kev Lees


  1. Martin McHugh



Lark Pool

  1. Guy Jones


  1. Simon Harris



Next match Izaak Walton 8 a.m. draw.