Results from the match

Over 55 and disabled match
Thursday 18/06/2020 – Bathampton AA – Hunstrete – Over 55’s and Short Walks – Bridge Pool
I was certainty glad I had a policy change last year, re use of umbrella’s whilst fishing! It rained all daylight hours today – relentless, persistent, and heavy. I felt for Ray Bazeley today his first day out since lock down and with no umbrella and leaking waterproofs got soaked through. But credit to him he sat it out and weighed in – some didn’t – fair play.

Arrived at the fishery early which seems to be the thing to do with rolling draws. I was told all 34 pegs was in as the organiser didn’t have a clue on how many would turn up and with a rolling draw to prevent “Gatherings” wouldn’t be able to count the attendees and select the best pegs for the number.

I missed the usual pre-draw chats with the lads today, but at lest we are back fishing these matches.

I was hoping for a any peg from 17 through to 27 (but not 23). I was allocated peg 3. Reasonably happy with this as it has plenty of Silver form. However, the bonus was I could park behind my peg so was able to leave some kit in the dry. So with little to no wind I was able to erect the Drennan umbrella up high so I was able stand up under it.

So with all the gear in the dry I set up a long and short Ronnie rigs – the long one didn’t get used, a 4×16 to fish for Skimmers at top-set plus two barrels and a 0.3 paste float to fish the RH margin.

After an hours wait for the all in at 10 o’clock I started by feeding the Skimmer line with wetted micro and started on a 4 mm expander and was soon getting indications and had a 1 lb Skimmer. Next put in I foul hooked a Carp, it went quiet so re-fed this time with GB laced with micro and had a run of Skimmers before I hooked and landed a 3 lb Carp. The line faded, so had a go on the short Ronnie rig with single LR over loose feeding the same and had a run of Ronnie’s and micro Perch and hooked and landed another 3 lb Carp followed by an F1. As it looked like the Carp were going to feed made the decision to drop the Silvers and switch to margin paste. I potted some hard 4’s and feed a few over the top primarily to draw the Carp’s attention to the feed. The upshot was I landed seven decent Carp with one I must mention out of respect was a near 20 lb Common Carp which I played for at least 15 minutes – it nearly beat me into submission, a beautiful fish and worth coming just to catch it.

My Silvers weighed 12 lb 4 oz and my Carp 62 lb 6 oz for a total of 74 lb 10 oz which got me second in the match. However, with only 19 lb winning the Silvers and with four hours left of the match when I switched to the Carp I think if I stuck with Silvers I could have got very close to this weight if not more. The peg is certainly capable of winning the Silvers today.

The match was won by Junior (pictured right with the Silvers winner – Christmas coming) with 90 lb from peg 24. Gary caught a few F1’s on the method, catching most of his weight comprising small Carp on the pole tucked in close to the end on the island with banded pellet, catching regularly throughout the match.

The Silvers was won by Hughie Evans with 19 lb 12 oz from peg 14. As the weigh sheets tells Hughie made no mistake having two good empty pegs to his left and five empty pegs to his right! Sods law when 34 pegs are in the draw and only 22 fishing. Hughie caught on worm over GB laced with caster and chopped worm.

I thoroughly enjoyed it today, but a visit to the pub after would have been the icing on the cake, even it meant sitting outside in the rain – perhaps next match

Result:

1. Gary Bowden 90-0-0 peg 24
2. Mike Nicholls 74-10-0 peg 31
3. Harry Muir 64-01-0 peg 8

Silvers:

1. Hughie Evans 19-12-0 peg 14
2. Rod Dufferty 18-08-0 peg 25
3. Ken Morgan 16-0-0 peg 32
3. Pete Turner 16-0-0 peg 28

Write up from
Mike Nicholls

Recent fish caught

Here are pictures of fish caught recently

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Kennet and Avon canal

Newton Park


Lydes farm

Sam Fry beating dad Lawrence Fry

Kennet and Avon canal

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Newton Park

Newton Park

Otto Reade 30lb 8oz

Newton Park


K&N canal 


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Newton park


Hunstrete Withy pool

Hunstrete Withy pool


Newton Park

           

 Lydes farm

Kennet And Avon Canal

 

Kennet and Avon canal

Box Brook Report and Information.

Dear Fly Fishers,

Memberships and season permits are available now for the 2020 trout season on the brook. There have been no changes and details to renew membership and permits are given further below.

Firstly just a brief round-up of the 2019 season:

The season started with high and cloudy water in the brook. However trout were ready to take weighted nymphs from day one and April proved one of the most prolific months overall for the season. Mayfly hatches early summer saw the best dry fly activity.

Some anglers reported plenty of fish caught but without keeping a record. Catches that were recorded totalled 86 fish (58 in 2018) comprising 72 Brown Trout (49)  14* Grayling (8). * includes 7 grayling caught Oct – Dec at Shockerwick. All fish were in good condition – a few photos are attached to illustrate.

Largest recorded brown trout was over 2lb which had all the appearance of a fish stocked elsewhere by another club. Largest grayling was round 1lb.

Prize Draw result:  50% of permit holders responded with a catch return and winners in the December draw of a free 2020 season permit were Richard Tranter and Jonathan Nash.

Our thanks as ever to member Nick Maggs and his team who carried out regular important maintenance and habitat work along the brook, and to Ron Chapman and his team for the monthly Riverfly monitoring.

Nick and Ron also hosted the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Water Team Officer’ during a river walk along the club water. The findings which will feed into the Trust’s ‘By Brook Enhancement Project’. A draft report is expected soon.

Also during the summer the Trust cleared invasive Himalayan Balsam growing along the banks.

Season 2020 :

Club membership £40 or £25 for veterans + season permit £35. Total  £75 or £60 veterans

Apply to Adrian Wallace  53, Edgeworth Road, Kingsway, Bath.  BA2 2LT  – please include stamped self addressed envelope for return.

Cheques payable to ‘ Bathampton AA’. Where m/ship has been purchased from a tackle shop write the m/ship card number on the back of the cheque.

Best wishes for the New Year and tight lines,

 

Adrian

New Stock Bridge Pool

OVER 55’S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER 2018  

 

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 20th DECEMBER 2018

The last match in the 2018 series has taken place on Bridge Pool. 19 anglers turned out this week for the final match of the series the weather was damp and a little breezy but improved as the match went along. There were no big weights this week which was expected due to the time of year but anglers were catching quality skimmers in the 1-1/12 lb bracket also some decent size perch were caught. First on the day was Paul Haines with 31lb-12oz from peg 27. Paul caught carp and f1s alternating between the long pole and feeder. Full result below.

 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1ST PAUL HAINES 31LB-12OZ 27
2ND GEOFF FRANCIS 17LB-4OZ 18
3RD DAVE GILLARD 10LB-1OZ 28
4TH PAUL BARNFIELD 9LB-14OZ 31
5TH CHRIS ROLFE 8LB-9OZ 6

 

SILVERS RESULT 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1ST PAUL BARNFIELD 9LB-14OZ 31
2ND DAVE POOLE 9LB-5OZ 14
3RD CHRIS ROLFE 8LB-9OZ 6

 

 

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55’S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2018

OVER 55’S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2018

 

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has taken place on Bridge Pool.  A cold frosty start greeted 17 anglers this week with the temperature close to freezing and the water clear all thought bites would be difficult to come by. That would turn out to be the case for all anglers except one, Tony Rixon fishing peg 11 absolutely blew the rest of the field away with a fantastic weight of 122lb-7oz to win the match with ease. Tony caught most of his fish just off the island using bread and triple maggot. Although the last hour went quiet for Tony the damage had already been done. Full result below

 

RESULT

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Tony Rixon 122lb-7oz 11
2nd Pete Turner 32lb-4oz 28
3rd Ray Beazley 18lb-10oz 18

 

SILVERS RESULT

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Dave Wride 14lb-8oz 9
2nd Paul Barnfield 10lb-00oz 29
3rd John Fry 8lb-4oz 14

 

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2018

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 8th NOVEMBER 2018

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled match series has taken place on Bridge Pool.  A massive downpour before the match started greeted the 21 anglers that took part but that was all the rain they saw for the rest of the day although the wind was a bit blustery. Coming out on top this week winning both the match overall and the silvers was Mike Nicholls from peg 6 with a weight of 40lb-5oz. Mike caught some good size skimmers to 2lb and a few carp using pole fished dead maggot over ground bait he also caught a beautiful perch weighing close to 1.1/2 lb.

 

Full result below

 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Mike Nicholls 40lb-5oz 6
2nd Paul Haines 37lb-0oz 21
3rd Dave Wride 32lb-10oz 29
4th Chris Rolfe 28lb-13oz 14

 

SILVERS RESULT

 

PLACE NAME WEIGHT PEG
1st Mike Nicholls 25lb-10oz 6
2nd Tony Rixon 19lb-1oz 9
3rd Dave Gillard 10lb-13oz 8
Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A beautiful autumn day with sunshine and little wind greeted the 21 anglers who took part this week. The general feeling among the anglers was that the silvers would be difficult to catch due to the water becoming clearer and the bright sunshine and that was the case with the carp making up most of the weights caught. Coming out on top this week was Dave Wride with a weight of 74lb-13oz from peg 20. Dave started the match catching skimmers and roach but a couple of hours in to the match his bites dried up so he started to target the carp fishing close to the island catching carp to 8lb and f1s to win the match by just 2lb from the second placed angler.

 

FULL RESULT

 

place name weight peg
1st Dave Wride 74lb-13oz 20
2nd Mike Nicholls 72lb-13oz 10
3rd John Smith 48lb-03oz 8
4th Tony Rixon 44lb-03oz 6

  

SILVERS RESULT

place name weight peg
1st Mike Jones 20lb-10oz 32
2nd Mike Nicholls 16lb-04oz 10
3rd Tony Rixon 16lb-02oz 6

 

Fishing Match Results

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

OVER 55S AND DISABLED  MATCH RESULT HELD ON BRIDGE POOL THURSDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

The latest round of the over 55 and disabled series has taken place on Bridge Pool. A beautiful autumnal day greeted 21 anglers this week but a drop in the temperature was going to slow things down. Winner this week was Mike Nicholls from peg 29 with a very respectable weight of 98lb-8oz. Mike started the match fishing for the silvers but at the halfway point had only around 7-8lb in his keep net. The second half of the match Mike changed tactics and decided to fish for the carp which proved to be the correct decision weighing in more than double than the second placed angler. Full result below.

 

place name weight peg
1st Mike Nicholls 98lb-8oz 29
2nd John Smith 41lb-14oz 11
3rd Paul Haines 35lb-12oz 18
4th Harry Muir 32lb-12oz 16

 

SILVERS RESULT

place name weight peg
1st Paul Barnfield 27lb-12oz 32
2nd Mike Jones 15lb-10oz 7
3rd Pete Greenslade 14lb-14oz 14