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Our next match to take place at Vale Park over high water, on Friday 26th August. Meet by the shelter for 7:30 pm, fishing time 8:30 pm till 12:30 am. Format at this one based on single longest fish, plus a flatfish pool.
On this occasion any silver eel to count as 40cm. No size limit on any other species. Clubman Points and cash prizes on offer. As this is a promenade venue please adhere to club policy, which can be seen on the "About Us" page.
Following on from Vale Park is Llandudno on Friday 9th September. Meet by the paddling pool, fishing 8pm till midnight. Further details on this to be published soon.
Format for this match was the longest length with the added twist of species to bolster results. It was therefore inevitable that anyone who caught a hound and had other species to go with it was going to figure in the top positions.
Overall, however, the fishing was patchy. While some anglers managed to land smoothhounds they couldn't find anything to go with it and there were several anglers who failed to catch.
At the conclusion, Phil Simpson accumulated 161cm from his hound, eel and flounder giving him first place. This scenario continued with Steve Bonner and Mark Alanson both having a hound and another species giving them 2nd and 3rd respectively.
John Wood had four species - the most recorded, but not being able to find anything substantial to add to them couldn't capitalise on this.
See the results table below for a complete round up of proceedings. Check the Points Table for updated standings. Thank you to all took part.
Clubman League 2022
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Species bag length, 16 anglers = £160
Pay out: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, £120
£40 Top ten and Xmas
Fish were caught from the off and continued in relatively good numbers throughout the duration with only a couple of pegs failing to produce. As expected, the species list comprised of bass, eel and flounder. On this occasion, the format was set at each angler's two best flat fish. A separate pool for the longest round fish offered anglers another opportunity at a prize. Again, as in the majority of our matches, places are not guaranteed until the conclusion and so, with the cards checked, results were determined.
Jim Morris took first place and 10 points for his flat fish combination of 78cm. John Rodgers was second with 72cm, with John Wood third having accumulated 69cm.
Despite some good size bass being recorded, it was a forgone conclusion that they would be trumped by an eel and this proved the case with Steve Crowder taking first pool place with an eel of 68cm. Steve Bonner and John Wood came joint second with fish of 61cm.
Check out the Points Table for updated standings. Thank you to all who took part.
For our chosen format of a species match, this venue did not disappoint. While flounder and dabs dominated, they were supplemented by four other species. All anglers recorded fish but the overall picture was sporadic with some pegs producing well with anglers on adjacent ones facing an uphill task.
After an interchanging lead throughout, the conclusion culminated in Steve Bonner landing five species giving him top place.
A further three anglers found four species, so with the mathematics applied the top four places were completed respectively as Mike Flanagan, Graham Lea and Steve Crowder.
There were cash prizes for the top 5 whilst Clubman Points were awarded to the top ten. Thank you to all who took part. Check out the Points Table tab for the updated placings.
There were seven different species recorded at this venue but with the format set at each angler's longest flat and round the stated was only a contributing factor. In a reversal of normal protocol, it was round fish that were in short supply and remained elusive throughout from some pegs. Once again, dogfish and rays also stayed away leaving the places to be deemed by the usual Mersey stalwarts.
With catches fairly consistent along the match length, it proved a wait to the finish to determine the winners. With cards checked it was top spot to Dave Evans with a combined length of 74cm. Second place went to Graham Lea, whilst a last cast catch of a 40cm bass pushed Phil Simpson in to third. There were cash prizes for the top five, with Clubman Points awarded to the top 10.
Check out the Points Table for the latest standings.
Thank you to all who took part.