The CAC Annual Veterans Match was held at Holtwood on 2nd August.
Eleven members attended with 5 on Shambles and 6 on Bascombes. Catches averaged 5lbs and were dominated by roach, rudd and perch with a dozen small tench and about 30 crucians. Keith Baker (7lb 1oz) won the event taking over 100 small fish. He was presented with the Major Mills trophy that is awarded at this event. Runner-up was Jon Bass (6lb 7oz) including 20 crucians, both drew pegs on Shambles. Alan Bates (6lb 3oz) was top weight on Bascombes. The match enabled around 200 silver fish were transfered from Shambles to Bascombes. The recent weedcut has made most swims fishable, though a weed rake is helpful to clear bottom weed. Members enjoyed and appreciated the post-Match meal sponsored by the Club. As usual, the Stocks Inn at Furzehill did everyone proud.