2019 CAC Veterans Match
Holtwood (31st July)
Twelve members attended this annual event at Holtwood (Shambles and Bascombes pools) on a warm and breezy day. With the exception of the winner, Pete Newbold (14lb 4oz), catches were very modest. Pete fed very lightly with expander pellets using them on the hook to take a nice net of tench plus a few crucians on the pole in the margin. Runner-up Bob Morrison (3lb 12oz) had crucians and a few small tench. After the match Pete Newbold was presented with the Sir John Mills Trophy while competitors enjoyed their customary meal at the Stocks Inn, Furzehill.
Wedgehill (14th July)
The second match of the series was held at Wedgehill. Conditions were tough, with bright sun and hot temperatures being far from ideal. The fish didn’t seem to mind though, Dave White winning on the day with a superb hail of mainly carp for 84lb 11oz.
Hucklesbrook (30th June)
The first match of the Club Summer Series was held on the road bank at Hucklesbrook. Cooler conditions after several days of hot weather saw plenty of fish feeding on the bottom and later cruising near the surface. Catches were dominated by roach of all sizes, with some rudd, perch and three moderate tench. Winner on the day was Dave Perkins (23lb 14oz), including mainly good roach, followed by Alan Snook (13lb 3oz) and Jon Bass (11lb 8oz). Thanks to Dave for organising the match.
Holtwood (18th July)
Wedgehill (4th July)
Wedgehill (Middle Pond) was the venue for the 4th match in the series with eleven members experiencing hot and sunny conditions which had the carp cruising and not feeding at most pegs. Dave White (59lb 8oz) won by a narrow margin from Dave(?) Way (57lb 4oz), with Jon Bass 3rd (36lb 8oz), Dave White (pictured) had some good hard-fighting carp using a method feeder. Our next Over-55s match is at Holtwood (Thurs 18th July) and the Annual Veterans (Over-65) trophy will be fished for at the same venue (Wed 31st July) with an after-match meal. For those wishing to fish and not already booked in for the Veterans Match/meal please contact Jon Bass – 01305 852585 – before 19th July.
The 3rd Over-55s Match on 20th June was attended by 13 members at Wedgehill, with heavy showers and very brief glimses of the sun. At the draw before the match it was confirmed that all nets were completely dry. Signs of feeding fish disappeared as the match started, though Steve Vandenburg (36lb 12oz) got off to a flier before slowing down later in the match. Dave Perkins (57lb 14oz) had a late run of carp including a 10lb fish from the margin for a comfortable win. Mike Gotobed (32lb 12oz) was third and the top weights were taken on method feeder. The next Over 55s match (Thurs 4th July) is at Wedgehill, with a Sunday Club match at Hucklesbrook road bank (30th June), please book in beforehand with Dave Perkins (07598861573). A reminder that Club biosecurity requirements are in operation, with checks on nets/related gear made prior to each match.
Our second match of the series was switched to Holtwood with Hucklesbrook temporarily closed, Millers pool remained open for members not in the competition. Thirteen members took part and the top four weights came from Shambles with poor catches on Bascombes. Keith Baker (below – 11lb 10oz) had small roach, rudd, perch and crucians, plus small tench, using single maggot. John Clayton (10lb 8oz) was runner-up with small fish plus two bonus late tench and Jon Bass (8lb 8oz) was third. On Bascombes Pool the top weight was surprisingly low, Dave White won this section with only 3lb 8oz. Our next match is scheduled for Wedgehill (Thurs 20th June), please book-in with Dave Perkins (07598861573) if you would like to fish and the Top Pond will remain open to members.
Fourteen members attended split between Shambles and Bascombes. Recent catches have been good but most competitors struggled to catch much on the day. A few crucians and tench boosted weights dominated by small roach and rudd. Off to a good start in the Series were Dave White (6lb 8oz) from the dam on Bascombes and Keith Baker (5lb 6oz) from Shambles. Weed growth was much less than last May, so the dye looks to be working.
Looking forward to the next match which is on Hucklesbrook (Thurs 06.06.19), please book in through Dave Perkins (07598861573).
For the full 2019 match calendar please see HERE