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Our final match of 2021 to take place at Kingslake on Sunday 19th December. Meet in Maddock Road from 7 am, fishing 8 am till 12:30 pm.
This is our Christmas competition restricted to members only. Format will be total bag length, all fish 20cm and over to count. Entry fee on this occasion is £15, from which there will be a 100 per cent payout.
Please adhere to club policy regarding promenade venues.
2022 membership subscriptions are due at the first match of the new year. (date to be announced) We would ask anyone who cannot attend to let us know their intention, either on or before as to whether they wish to retain membership.
The final league match of the year was held along the Town Hall stretch of the promenade where the format was set at each angler's best flat and round. Steve Bonner had already claimed this year's title but there were still the evening's proceedings to be sorted and the rest of the places for 2021.
Fish were caught from the off and steadily throughout. For a while the flat fish were in short supply with only a few anglers having both. However, as time progressed, the majority of anglers had fulfilled the criteria.
With less than an hour left Graham Lea landed a dog and a dab on the same cast to close in on victory, however, with the cards checked, Jamie Pickup claimed first place with his dog and flounder pushing down Graham into second. Steve Bonner emphasised his year, coming third and adding another 6 points to his tally. There were cash prizes for the top four and Clubman Points awarded to the top eight.
Thank you to all who took part, results chart below and check out the Points Table for the final league positions of this year.
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 points table for updated placings.
Thank you to all who took part. Our next match date is above.
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.