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Sunday 6th December, Kingslake - Maddock Road
As lockdown restrictions have been eased we are able to resume our matches albiet still, with restricted venues. Thus, our final Clubman Points match of this year will be at Kingslake on Sunday 6th December. Meet in Maddock Road by 11am, fishing noon till 4pm. Format to be each anglers 2 longest fish added together with a pool for flatfish. Match is for members only. All attending must adhere to the guidance below.
Sunday 20th December. Our Christmas match, to be held over high water with Vale Park the likely venue. Please remember entry fee for this one is £15. Members only. Further update to be published soon.
So we can continue our matches please ensure you read and adhere to the guidance below. Stay safe and help keep everyone safe by following this information.
Do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptons.
Travel to the match under Covid-19 restrictions, ie individually or with member of household.
All attending will be required to self regulate and adhere to the 2 metre social distancing.
Please bring and use hand sanitizer.
No physical greeting at match , ie hand shakes or hugs!
No sharing of fishing tackle.
Entry fee to be dropped into the entry fee bucket, no change will be available therefore please ensure you deposit the correct fee of £10.
The organiser will make the draw and the angler must go straight to their peg.
Match cards will be provided but only the card holder must complete showing the adjacent anglers catch, cards must not be passed between anglers, ie the angler takes the fish to be recorded to the angler on the right and shows the fish on the measure at a 2m distance and then returns the fish. The card holder records the length of the fish next to the anglers name. End peg angler goes to the left.
At the end of the match all cards to be handed in to the organiser.
Please do not congregate at the end. Winnings will be paid out at the next match.
With the format of the match set at each angler’s best flat and round added together, the key to success and a guaranteed top 10 place was going to be catching a flat fish.
Heather Lindfield kicked off proceedings landing a 30cm flounder within minutes. Not to be outdone, husband and fellow England International Bill soon followed with a dab. Other anglers were catching but it was mainly small whiting and not, perhaps due to an influx of freshwater, into the estuary, in the numbers or sizes expected for the time of year.
Dave Evans was the only other angler to have a flatfish and showed his prowess with two dabs on consecutive casts. Best fish of the night was a dog of 53cm for Steve Moffat. Despite reports of conger and cod starting to show there were no other species caught other than the aforementioned.
Therefore it was a top three finish for Heather, Bill and Dave consecutively. Steve's dog gave him 4th position with the rest of the top 10 decided by their best whiting.
There were cash prizes for the top five and Clubman Points for the top 10. Thank you to all who took part, click the Points Table for points awarded and running totals and here for all results throughout the years.
A late summer break from our usual business of Clubman Points found us at Vale Park over high water holding a pairs match.
With partners chosen via match cards and fishing next to each other, the match got off to a promising start with flat fish being landed right from the off. As the match progressed, catches continued with the lower and higher number pegs producing the best fishing but leaving a cluster of anglers in the centre having a torrid time.
While the longed for dogs, rays and hounds stayed away there were several other species recorded; bass, flounder, plaice, eel, gurnard and weaver.
Steve's Bonner and Crowder took top spot for overall length and equal first on the species. Runners up on the total length were Bill Lindfield and Gary Tully, with Dave Evans and Lewis Taylor being the other pair to equal first number of species.
Thank you to all who took part.
There were some quality fish recorded at this match but not in great numbers. While some pegs produced reasonable bags of fish, it was a struggle for others with some anglers failing to catch and some recording one fish.
However, with the match format being based on single longest fish, that was all that would be needed for a winning place. Bill Lindfield got off to a good start landing a smooth hound on his second cast. As the match progressed other good size species namely huss, rays and dogs were caught.
At the final call, though, it was Bill's hound of 97cm which gave him victory. Second place went to John Rodgers with a huss of 91cm with Steve Moffat third with his 78cm ray.
There were cash prizes for the top five and Clubman Points for the top 10.
Thank you to all who took part. For the latest standings click the Points Table tab. To see points throughout the years click here and on the relevant year.
As expected, it was dogfish which made up the vast majority of catches here although not in the numbers which can often be associated with this venue.
Several other species did show, namely smoothound, bull huss, mackerel, whiting and a gurnard. With the match format being based on each angler's two longest fish added together it was a certainty that the winners would have catches made up of members of the Elasmobranchii family.
Cards checked, the point was proven with Steve Crowder taking top spot with a huss of 1m to go with his 61cm dogfish. Steve Bonner, who caught steadily all evening, was second while 3rd went to Nigel Conlon.
There were cash prizes for the top five with Clubman Points being awarded accordingly to the top ten.
Thank you to all who took part. Click the Points Table tab for running totals and current leaders for this year.
To see points from all matches visit www.wirral.fishing/points