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Our next match to take place at Perch Rock on Friday 16th July.
Meet in the car park from 7pm, fishing time 8pm till midnight.
Format to be each anglers best flat and round fish added together. This bag combination will take precedence over a single fish even if the length of that single fish exceeds any flat and round combination. Only if the top eight places cannot be deemed by a flat and round will it go to single fish.
This match is for members only and will also feature a "drawn pairs" prize.
Whilst measures are constantly easing and hopefully the end is in sight, please continue to follow the guidance for our matches.
Do not attend if you have Covid-19 symptons.
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, match cards will be provided and the angler must go straight to their peg.
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 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.
Single longest fish competition with longest fish (other than dog or huss) pool payout. 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th for longest fish. 1st, 2nd, 3rd for pool.
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.
With Covid restrictions being relaxed, the resumption of the 2021 Clubman League kicked off at The Gun where the match format was set at total length made up from each angler's two longest fish.
For a while it looked like there would only be a few fish caught between the whole contingent but as high water approached the catch rates increased and the majority of anglers averaged two fish each. It was the higher number pegs that produced best, while of the lower numbers several adjacent anglers failed to catch.
The desired dogfish were completely absent which meant placings were decided by the following Mersey species: dab, flounder, whiting, plaice, codling and rockling.
The eventual winner was England Youth International, Danny Parker with his flounder and plaice combination giving him a total of 59cm. Simon Coleman was 2nd and Gary Tull 3rd. There were cash prizes for the top 3 and Clubman Points awarded to the top 8. Winners of the mystery pairs were Danny and Dave Vernon with Simon and Dave Evans 2nd.
Check out the results table below. Click the Points Table tab for current placings or to check your progress over the years click here and on the relevant year. Thank you to all who took part.
A crowded venue meant a switch from our intended match length of the Town Hall to Kingslake where the fishing could only be defined as "dire". The run of poor form from the river this winter meant several anglers failed to catch, while others had just one fish with the remainder catching upwards to a maximum of five fish.
With the format being each angler's best flat and round added together, plus the pairs coupling, it gave respite from the lack of numbers of fish and made the match open to the winners until the final whistle.
However, it transpired only two anglers had fulfilled the original criteria, namely Steve Bonner and Phil Simpson, giving them first and second individual place respectively. This meant it was down to the single longest fish to formulate third individual place which went to Heather Lindfield.
Factoring in the pairs gave Mike Flanagan and Phil Simpson first place, Heather and Jamie Pickup 2nd, with third going to Nigel Conlon and Mark Roberts.
Steve also took the species category.
As deemed prior to the event no Clubman Points awarded until further notice. Thank you to all who took part.