22 May 2022 2nd Aggregate - Grove pond
A glorious day, warm and bright, just the day for soaking up a few rays and going brown (or red in Matt Todd's case - someone should have brought some sun cream, factor 50).
All 16 anglers caught fish although in more than one case it was a matter of what could have been.
Honours on the day went to Steve Ferris with an impressive 26lb 3oz from peg 22, coming in a full 10lb clear of Paul Harrop who was opposite Steve on peg 1, from where he took 16lb 2oz.
Third was Nathan Steele who took a lesson he leant from the match on 27 June last year, in that one he went shallow late and narrowly missed the payouts. No such mistake this time, fishing shallow from the off in peg 17 he managed 15lb 9oz.
Our thoughts go to our long-standing chair Matt Andrew, it really wasn't his day. Drawing peg 20 he was broken by 2 carp early on, then managed to lose his top two kit and, with a crunch that could be heard all over the pond, his number 4 section crumpled under pressure of what was described as "a lump".
It also was a day for what might have been for Pascal Hogan, who managed to lose 2 good bream at the net, which would have considerably boosted his weight.
After just 2 matches the leaderboard is headed by Paul Harrop on 40 points, then there are 3 anglers on 36 but it's too early to infer anything from these results.
On now to Buscot Park on the 19 June.
8 May 2022 1st Aggregate - Grove pond
....And so it begins.
A good turnout, there were 17 anglers at the draw on a cool morning. the forecast was set fair and it didn't disappoint, warming up nicely as the day went on.
The honours on the day were taken by Bob Alder with 11lb 10oz from peg 6, Stuart Harrop was second, just 5oz behind Bob, with 11lb 5oz from peg 22. Third came from peg 3 where Derek Wilby put 10lb 10oz on the scales.
There were no empty nets, a total of just over 100lb was recorded, averaging nearly 6lb per angler.
23 March 2022 - New Match calendar published
All dates have now been finalised and the calendar published. Just a few "away" fixtures but hopefully there will be no disruption to the dates this year.