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Fishing 8am till 12:30 pm. This is our Christmas match for members only. No Clubman Points. Further details tba.
As the transition from summer to winter fishing gathers momentum, an abundance of different species were recorded at this venue. As such, it proved a justifiable decision to set the format of this penultimate points match as a species hunt. Fish recorded were whiting, flounder, plaice, rockling, dogfish, eel and tope.
The expected flat fish kicked off proceedings soon followed by the other species. With catches varying along the match length, it was an ever changing lead. The vast majority of anglers caught but there were a couple of pegs that failed to produce.
At the conclusion two anglers - Mike Flanagan and Steve Crowder - fishing adjacent pegs had recorded four species each. With the maths done, Mike came out the winner, having accumulated 202 points, just pushing Steve into second place. Nigel Conlon was 3rd with three species. Local tackle shop owners Paul and Steve Bonner also had 3 species each but it was Steve who had the upper hand.
There were cash prizes for the top 4 and Clubman Points awarded accordingly to the top eight. Check out the results table below and points table for updated placings.
Thank you to all who took part. Our next match date is above. Further info to be published soon.
The format for our match at the popular low water Mersey mark of Perch Rock was the single longest fish with a bonus of a flat fish pool. With speculation indicating catches of rays and dogfish, it should of been a certainty that the winning fish would of been one of the aforementioned and, as the match progressed, it looked as this would be the forgone conclusion.
All anglers recorded fish but catches varied substantially along the match length. With match cards checked the forecasted result was trumped by a 92cm bull huss caught by Phil Ord giving him top spot for the second successive match.
Mike Flanagan took second having a ray of 62cm. Gary Tull came third with his best dog out of several he caught measuring 61cm. There was cash payouts to the top four and Clubman points awarded accordingly to eighth place.
Only one flat fish was caught, a flounder of 29cm giving Lewis Taylor the pool prize.
Billed as a species match with a difference, it was a task to locate a fish let alone compile a species list. However, the format was fulfilled and a result was forthcoming despite the dire fishing.
With almost half the match played out, only three anglers had fish but as it progressed several more competitors caught but with some fish only just making double figures.
After match cards were checked Phil Orde came out top having a bass and a plaice. Converting his points tally from his catch gave him 8 Clubman Points. Phil Simpson took 2nd and Graham Lea was 3rd. Clubman Points were awarded accordingly for the remainder and there were cash prizes for the top five.
Check out the Points Table for current standings. Thank you to all who took part.
After a promising start with several anglers straight into rays and smooth hounds, this match developed into one of mixed fortunes, and a different picture began to emerge as time progressed.
The format was set at each angler's best flat and round added together but there was an almost complete absence of flat fish. No dogs or flounder showed either and some pegs failed to produce any fish. For almost all of the match, only Steve Bonner had landed the required species; however, two other anglers caught flat fish late to determine the following result:
Paul Bonner came out the winner with a hound of 91cm and a dab of 27cm (both on the same cast) pushing son Steve into 2nd with a hound and sole combination totalling 113cm.
Third was Gary Tull with a ray and sole. The remaining Clubman Points were decided by single longest fish - see results table below. There were cash prizes for the top three with solace in the form of the "drawn pairs" of which Steve and Jamie Pickup came out the winners.
Check out the Points Table for running totals and current standings. Thank you to all who took part. Next match coming soon.
With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, we were provided with a greater selection of venues and thus our 3rd Clubman Points match of the year found us at the popular Welsh seaside town of Llandudno where the format was single longest fish plus a pool for the longest fish of any species other than a dog or a huss.
With half of the match in daylight it was a slow start with just a couple of fish showing. It wasn't until late in the latter half that catches started to improve and become more frequent. As expected, it was the dogs and whiting that were dominant albeit not in any great numbers. Smooth hounds and bull huss also made an appearance and helped dictate the final outcome:
Andy Sothern proved that these types of matches are not over till the final whistle, catching a huss of 1m with his last cast of the night to land him first place. Jamie Pickup took 2nd with the same species measuring 91cm, whilst Tim Bentham took 3rd and first pool money for his smooth hound of 70cm.
There were cash prizes for the top four and payout to the top three pool fish. Clubman Points awarded to the top eight, see results table below. Check out the points table for current standings. Past and current tables can be found here. Thank you to all who took part.