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The final one of the year is our Christmas match to take place at Kingslake on Sunday, 11th December. This match is for members only. Meet by 9:15 am, fish 10:30 am - 2:45 pm. Entry fee on this occasion is £15 and the format is total bag length with no size limits.
There will also be further cash prizes for the longest flat, longest round and the smallest fish. Please bring a bottle or cans to add to the prizes so everyone takes some festive cheer home.
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Vale Park was the setting for our final Clubman League match of the year where the format was set at each angler's best flat and round added together. There would also be an added bonus of a "Mystery Pairs" prize.
Fish were landed from the off and catches were in good numbers throughout, with the species list comprising; dogfish, ray, whiting, rockling, flounder and dab. However with the set format, it was quality over quantity that was required and, as is the case with these matches, it would be a tense wait until the final whistle to determine the result.
Mathematics applied, the winner was Steve Bonner, his dogfish and flounder combination culminating in 86cm. Dave Vernon was second with Jim Morris third. There were cash prizes for the top three and for the "Mystery Pairs" winners. Top duo was Nigel Conlon and Mickey Duff. Runners up were Mark's Allanson and Roberts. See the table below for the complete round up.
Check out the Points Table for the final league standings for 2022. You can also view your results throughout this and previous years by clicking here and then on the relevant year. This latter table does not take in to account each anglers best eight scores.
Thank you to all who took part.
Flat and round plus drawn pairs. 17 anglers: £170
Pay out: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 1st and 2nd pairs £150
Top ten £20
An enforced move from our original planned venue found us at Kingslake for our penultimate Clubman League match of the year. With the format set at longest length made up either from each angler's single best flat and round or a single fish, it was going to be dogfish and a decent flat that would be the target species given recent reports.
While all competitors caught, overall the fishing was patchy with some pegs producing well and others yielding just one of two fish. There were several good size plaice and flounder caught but with no dogs it was left to the ever faithful whiting to combine and formulate the results.
Cards checked it was Phil Ord taking top spot having accumulated 61cm. Bill Lindfield and Phil Simpson tied on 60cm but with countback applied it was second for Bill, thus pushing Phil in to third. Clubman Points were awarded to the top ten (club members) and there was cash prizes down to 5th place.
Click the Points Table tab for updated standings. Thank you to all who took part.
Expectations of good fishing and a close fought match evaporated on arrival with anglers greeted by an onshore northerly breeze; bringing with it copious amounts of weed and high waves, making it a horrendous ordeal for the anglers to keep a line in the water long enough for a fish to find the bait.
On this occasion format was set at each anglers two longest fish added together. However, only four anglers stuck it out to the end, mostly due to the fact they found a fish on their first cast. Jim Morris was rewarded with dogfish on his first and last cast to take the win having a combined length of 103cm. Even with so few fish landed there is always a result to be deemed and the remaining results were thus;
1st Jim Morris 2 x dogfish, 103cm - £60; 2nd Guest - Alex Campbell dogfish and whiting, 86cm - £45; 3rd Nigel Conlon strap conger, 46cm - £35; 4th Andy Sothern 24cm - £25; 5th Steve Bonner 21cm - £15. Clubman Points were awarded accordingly to members.
Thank you to all who took part.
Tope ranked highly amongst the dominant species at this venue and certainly helped structure the outcome of this match which was based on single longest fish, plus a flat fish pool. With the aforementioned format and despite good numbers of tope, it was inevitable any smooth hounds landed would form the basis of winners and this was borne out by the result.
Dale Glass kicked off proceedings catching within minutes of the start. Fish were caught steadily throughout with varying degrees of success, it being mainly the seaward pegs producing best. Completed match cards comprised of tope, flounder, plaice, whiting, smooth hound and eel.
With results counted Ian Griffiths came out top having a smooth hound of 85cm. Guest angler Peter Spike was 2nd, with Mickey Duff taking 3rd. Top two anglers in the flat fish pool were Paul Bonner and Dale Glass having fish of 37cm and 35cm respectively.
Clubman Points were awarded to the top ten (club members). There was payout to 4th place on the longest fish, and for the top two in the flat fish pool.