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Our next match to take place at Perch Rock, Sunday 26th September. Meet in the car park by 5:30 pm, fishing time 6:30 - 10:30 pm.
Format to be single longest fish for both Clubman Points and cash prizes, plus a flat fish pool for further cash prizes.
Continue to be covid aware at our matches. Matches are for members only, but on some venues we will allow guests to fish (who must have PL insurance with the Angling Trust or WFSA) Please adhere to club policy as on the "About Us" page.
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. See results table below.
Check out the Points Table for current standings. Thank you to all who took part. Details on the next match coming soon.
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.
The truncated 2021 Clubman League continued at Perch Rock where there was an abundance of species caught between all anglers.
However, with the match format set at single longest fish, it was certain that the anglers with the longest dog or ray were going to be in the points and cash prizes - though there would be some compensation in the form of the flat fish pool.
It was the seaward end of the venue that produced best, both in quality and quantity. With dogs and rays caught from the off it was a ever-changing lead but the eventual winner was Steve Bonner with his ray of 69cm. Dave Vernon took 2nd having a dog of 65cm, whilst it was third place for Steve Moffat
The remaining places were tight with several positions decided by countback. Clubman Points were awarded to the top eight and there were cash prizes for the top four. Heather Lindfield and John Wood took the flat fish pool, both having fish of 36cm.
Thank you to all who took part, check out the Points Table for current placings. For an alternative annual table click here. Next match coming soon.