Our next match (Christmas match) will take place on Sunday 22nd December. Meet by the Egremont Ferry pub, Tobin Street by 16:30, fishing 17:30 till 21:00 Format is total bag length, plus longest flat and round with all fish over 20cm to count. Eels to be 30 / 50.
Entry fee to this match is £15 (does not include subs for the new year - see below for 2020 membership details) No Clubman Points at this match but cash prizes to be won and prizes for all. Payout to the top ten Clubman winners for 2019. Members only at this match.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the club throughout the year.
Membership fees for 2020 (£10) to be collected at the first match of the new year. Any member who can't make this match could they please inform us of their intention to rejoin as numbers are limited. It is, of course a condition of WSA membership that you hold your own PL insurance.
The format for our final Clubman match of the year was the single longest fish for both points and cash prizes - a cod or a dog would be required to fulfill this criteria, while there would be an additional cash prize for a "mystery pair". In the event, however, only three species of fish were recorded namely cod, dabs and whiting.
With all anglers catching, it was a wait to the finish to determine the winners. With cards checked , Jim Morris (who had already stamped his authority on the Clubman Table) and Gary Tully took joint first place, both having a cod of 44cm, plus their relevant count back fish measuring equal.
Local tackle shop owner and vastly experienced match angler Paul Bonner was third. Cash prizes went to the top three. Paul expanded his winnings as he and Lewis Taylor were winners of the mystery pair.
Clubman Points were awarded accordingly to the top ten which determined the final placings for 2019. Click the Points Table to check it out Alternatively to see points awarded at each venue through the past year go to www.wirral.fishing/points
Thank you to all who participated.
There were plenty of whiting to be caught at our penultimate Clubman Points match of 2019.
However, with the format of the match set at each angler's best flat and round added together, it was going to be prudent to target a flat fish to go with either a whiting, cod or a dogfish.
As events turned out, no cod appeared and only two anglers - Jamie Pickup and Gary Tully - managed to catch dogs (with one of Jamie's measuring 65cm) but neither of these two anglers could find a flat to go with their dogs.
Consequently it was down to the whiting and flat combination to determine placings at the conclusion. Guest angler John Rodgers took 1st place with his combination totaling 57cm. Bill Lindfield and Andy Sothern tied on 56cm but on count back it was Andy who took second and Bill third.
Cash prizes went to the top three. With John not being eligible for Clubman Points, it meant 10 points for Andy, nine for Bill and eight for John Wood, with the remaining being awarded accordingly.
Check out the Points Table for the latest standings. You can also view all the points awarded at www.wirral.fishing/points
Thank you to everyone who took part, our next match coming soon.
Based on the total length made up from each angler's best three fish or less, it was hoped that the dogfish would be putting in an appearance in numbers.
However, apart from a couple of dogs and two rays, it was small flounders and whiting that made up the majority of catches. Again, the fishing was relatively below par though on this occasion it was Jim Morris having a total of 134cm which included a ray of 83cm who took first place.
England international Bill Lindfield was second having amassed a total of 85cm. Cash prizes went to the top three and Clubman Points awarded respectively to the top ten - check the Points Table for current positions.
Alternatively to see all the scores from each match go to www.wirral.fishing/points
Thank you to everyone who participated, our next match coming soon.
The fishing was well below par at this promenade mark with nearly half of the competitors failing to catch. Even those that did could only, on average, muster two or three fish.
Being based on single longest fish, with a pool for the best flat fish, dogs or smooth hounds over high water were in demand to determine a winner, but apart from a single one of the aforementioned, catches consisted of flounders, eels, sole and small whiting.
The eventual winner was Andy Sothern who had a dog measuring 61cm amongst his bag of fish. Gary Tully caught a 37cm sole on his first cast and, after an anxious wait throughout the match, the fish gave him 2nd place. Nigel Conlon took 3rd with his flounder of 33cm.
There was cash prizes for the top three and Clubman Points were awarded accordingly to the top 10 with the result also determining Gary and Nigel as winners of the best flat respectively. Check out the Points Table for the latest update or alternatively click this link www.wirral.fishing/points to show points awarded at each match.
Thank you to all who took part, out next match coming soon.