Winter League R4

Winter League Round 4: Sunday 28th November:

This was a match dominated by quality bream as the smaller fish that had been in evidence earlier in the week were just not interested on the day.  Matt Sampson held onto the pole in windy conditions to bank a near 10lb bag of skimmers for the win. The only dissapointment for Matt was the £3 bonus kitty after learning he was fishing off the ‘wood’ peg.  With three bream apiece it was a close call for second with Kevin Hill coming out on top, tempting slightly bigger bream on the tip, compared to Steve Whithouse who caught on the pole and waggler to finish third (Steve does have the consolation of going top of the winter league).

There were section wins for Ady Hicks (Second Basin) with two ‘bronzers’ for 4lb 12ozs, and Tony Hillas (Lower Basin) with a 6lb bag of skimmers.  Ady also lost a carp that would have surly given him victory.

Fur and Feather up next, please remember you must purchase your tickets from Waterforont Shooting and Fishing by close of play Sunday 12th December.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Matt Sampson 9lbs 12oz 15 15
2 Kevin Hill 6lbs 15oz 34 14
3 Steve Whitehouse 6lbs 8oz 32 13
4 Tony Hillas 6lbs 14 12
5 Ady Hicks 4lbs 12oz 28 11
6 Ady Larkins 2lbs 7oz 18 10
7 Paul Braund 2lbs 5oz 33 9
8 Dave Allen 2lbs 1oz 16 8
9 John Townsend 1lbs 6oz 19 7
10 Len Hancock 1lb 2oz 17 6
11 Mark Gratton 1lb 8 31 5
12 Tony Johns 6oz 13 4
=13 Andy Southy 30 1
=13 Ryan Wiltshire - 29 1
Pos: Angler No. Mtchs Pts
1 Steve Whitehouse 4 63
2 Matt Sampson 4 59
3 Simon Allen 3 52
4 Kevin Hill 4 42.5
=5 Dave Allen 4 42
=5 Tony Hillas 3 42
7 Adrian Hill 3 38
=8 Steve Maynard 3 37
=8 Andy Southey 4 37
10 John Townsend 4 35.5
11 Mark Gratton 4 35
12 Ady Larkins 3 34
13 Len Hancock 4 32
14 Paul Braund 4 31
15 Ady Hicks 3 20.5
16 Tony Johns 4 16
17 Mike Bowden 3 15.5
18 Wayne Burnard 1 13
19 Brian Powel 1 12
20 Dean 1 11
21 Dick Turner 2 7
22 Steph Clarke 2 2
23 Ryan Wiltshire 1 1
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Winter League R3

Winter League Round 3: Sunday 7th November:

For once it was an even split between the two Basins and surprisingly it was the Second Basin that came out on top.  At the equivalent match last year everyone in the Second Basin blanked with no one having a bite!

It was no surprise that Simon Allen came out on top but the four skimmers that boosted his catch did not show for a while.  All were taken on pinkie to the long pole and gave Simon consecutive victories.  To combat the blustery conditions in the Lower Basin Steve Whitehouse fished the short pole and bagged 8lbs of redfins to finish second.  Mark Gratton, also in the Lower Basin and alternated between pole and tip to bank 7lbs of skimmers for third.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Simon Allen 9lbs 9oz 29 17
2 Steve Whitehouse 8lbs 3oz 16 16
3 Mark Gratton 7lbs 9oz 19 15
4 Adrian Hill 5lbs 13oz 34 14
5 Steve Maynard 4lbs 10oz 17 13
6 Matt Sampson 4lbs 5oz 30 12
7 Len Hancock 3lbs 14oz 32 11
8 Kevin Hill 3lbs 13oz 15 10
9 Dave Allen 3lbs 3oz 18 9
10 Tony Johns 2lbs 12oz 13 8
11 Ady Larkins 2lbs 8oz 31 7
12 Andy Southey 1lbs 3oz 33 6
13 Paul Braund 1lbs 1oz 28 5
=14 John Townsend - 4oz 14 3.5
=14 Ady Hicks - 4oz 35 3.5
15 Mike Bowden 2oz 20 2
Pos: Angler No. Mtchs Pts
1 Simon Allen 3 52
2 Steve Whitehouse 3 50
3 Matt Sampson 3 44
4 Adrian Hill 3 38
5 Steve Maynard 3 37
6 Andy Southey 3 36
7 Dave Allen 3 34
=8 Mark Gratton 3 30
=8 Tony Hillas 2 30
=10 John Townsend 3 28.5
=10 Kevin Hill 3 28.5
12 Len Hancock 3 26
13 Ady Larkins 2 24
14 Paul Braund 3 22
15 Mike Bowden 3 15.5
16 Wayne Burnard 1 13
=17 Tony Johns 3 12
=17 Brian Powel 1 12
19 Dean 1 11
20 Ady Hicks 2 9.5
21 Dick Turner 2 7
22 Steph Clarke 1 2
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Winter League R2

Winter League Round 2: Sunday 24th October:

It was a bream fest off pegs 15 and 16 as the Allens bagged up on the slabs that everyone thought were no longer in the canal.  Simon managed to bag some quality ‘bronzer’ slabs and a bonus  1lb 4oz silver bar,  alternating between pole and feeder to bring over 31lbs to the scales for victory.  Dave had more fish but the lack of big slabs saw him fall short with 25lbs for second.

Elsewhere it was hard work but Andy Southy banked over 6lbs of silvers for third place off peg 18 and Matt Sampson took 4th with the best Second Basin net of 4lbs 8ozs of silvers taken on pole and waggler.  Mark Gratton was just 2ozs behind Matt and had to settle for the consolation of the Second Basin section, Len Hancock took the Lower Basin section with 4lbs 3ozs of skimmers.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Simon Allen 31lbs 3oz 16 16
2 Dave Allen 25lbs 1oz 15 15
3 Andy Southey 6lbs 7oz 17 14
4 Steve Whitehouse 5lbs 13oz 13 13
5 Matt Sampson 4lbs 8oz 34 12
6 Mark Gratton 4lbs 6oz 28 11
7 Len Hancock 4lbs 3oz 17 10
8 Steve Maynard 3lbs 11oz 33 9
9 Paul Braund 3lbs 1oz 19 8
10 Tony Hillas 1lbs 14oz 14 7
11 Adrian Hill 1lbs 13oz 29 6
=12 Kevin Hill 1lbs 3oz 35 4.5
=12 Mike Bowden 1lbs 3oz 32 4.5
14 John Townsend - 12oz 31 3
14 Tony Johns - - 30 1
Pos: Angler No. Mtchs Pts
1 Simon Allen 2 35
2 Steve Whitehouse 2 34
3 Matt Sampson 2 32
=4 Tony Hillas 2 30
=4 Andy Southey 2 30
=6 John Townsend 2 25
=6 Dave Allen 2 25
=8 Adrian Hill 2 24
=8 Steve Maynard 2 24
10 Kevin Hill 2 18.5
11 Ady Larkins 1 17
12 Paul Braund 2 16
=13 Len Hancock 2 15
=13 Mark Gratton 2 15
15 Mike Bowden 2 13.5
16 Wayne Burnard 1 13
17 Brian Powel 1 12
18 Dean 1 11
19 Dick Turner 2 7
20 Ady Hicks 1 6
21 Tony Johns 2 4
22 Steph Clarke 1 2
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Winter League R1

Winter League Round 1:  Paul Drissell Memorial Trophy:  Sunday 10th October:

The bumber turnout for the first holding of the Paul Drissell Memorial Trophy was greated with light winds, sunshine and high expectations.

As ever, eveyone wanted to draw red but it was John Townsend on green peg 30 who set the early pace with a succession of skimmers coming to the net on the long pole, only slowing after the cormorant went through his swim!  With only 30 minutes to go John was still holding off the Lower Basin challengers but had to settle for second place as Tony (London Tone) Hillas bagged a 14lb common carp from the Bird Hide section to take the much sought after victory.  John did have the consolation of a bottle of rum for the best bream of 3lb 5ozs (thanks to Rob at Waterfront Shooting & Fishing for donating the rum).  Other notable fish of the day included a 1lb 1oz roach netted by Wayne Burnard.

Third place went to Steve Whitehouse who managed to relegate  Mat Sampson to fourth place by 7 ounces after bagging on the silvers.  There were section wins for Adrian ‘Sailor’ Hill (Lower Basin), Simon Allen (Second Basin), and Brian Powel giving me a wag ‘n mag lesson on the next peg to win the Bird Hide Section.

A big thankyou to Kate Sampson and all at the Barge for a pasty lunch, and to Theo who delivered them along the towpath.  An even kinder gesture after Mr Hill had earlier tried to add ‘method feeder’ to the Barge breakfast menu!

It was a great day and a great tribute to a much missed fishing buddy.

Pos: Angler Lbs ozs Peg No. Pts
1 Tony Hillas 17lbs 14oz 13 23
2 John Townsend 9lbs 14oz 30 22
3 Steve Whitehouse 8lbs 13oz 17 21
4 Matt Sampson 8lbs 6oz 18 20
5 Simon Allen 7lbs 11oz 29 19
6 Adrian Hill 6lbs 14 18
7 Ady Larkins 5lbs 12oz 15 17
8 Andy Southey 5lbs 3oz 16 16
9 Steve Maynard 4lbs 10oz 35 15
10 Kevin Hill 4lbs 6oz 33 14
11 Wayne Burnard 3lbs 13oz 19 13
12 Brian Powel 2lbs 14oz 43 12
13 Dean 2lbs 11oz 13 11
14 Dave Allen 2lbs 3oz 27 10
15 Mike Bowden 2lbs 1oz 32 9
16 Paul Braund 1lbs 11oz 44 8
17 Dick Turner 1lbs 7oz 28 7
18 Ady Hicks 1lbs 3oz 31 6
19 Len Hancock 12oz 42 5
20 Mark Gratton 11oz 34 4
21 Tony Johns 6oz 47 3
22 Steph Clarke 0.5oz 45 2
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Pairs League R8

Pairs League – Round 8 – Sunday 3rd October

After the dissapointment of Middle Pound it was decided to experiment by fishing the narrows section from Rodds Bridge towards Whoopers Bend.

A win on the Lake by Simon Allen with 28lbs was needed to secure the league victory for Me and My Boy by 1 point as partner Dave  Allen struggled in the narrows.  It was unfortunate that Tony Hillas lost a carp early doors that would have easiy won that section for the Brendon All Stars but they had to settle for second place with Mat and Tony finishing third in thier respective sections (and losing all chance of challenging for the League).

A 6lb bag of silvers taken on the punch won the narrows section for Mark Gratton off end peg 7, and with partner Adrian Hill sneaking into fourth at the lake, it was enough to take the victory for the Bude Bay Piratres on the day.

Team Angler 1(Lake) Weight 1 Peg Angler 2 (Pound) Weight 2 Peg
1 Bude Bay Pirates A Hill 14lb 15oz 51 M Gratton 6lb 4oz 7
2 Brendon All Stars M Sampson 20lbs 9oz 57 T Hillas 3lb 1oz 5
3 Me and My Boy S Allen 28lbs 1oz 63 D Allen 1lb 6oz 1
4 Lynstone Lads J Crystal 25lb 8z 53 S Whitehouse 1lb 13oz 6
=5 Lager Louts K Hill 17lb 4oz 55 A Larkins 2lb 2ozoz 3
=5 Tiscott Boy T Johns 2lb 12oz 57 P Braund 3lb 11oz 7
7 Old Boys L Hancock 12oz 59 M Bowden 1lb 6ozs 4

Pairs League (No. of Matches in Brackets)

Pos. Team Points
1 Me and My Boy (8) 42.5
2 Brendon All Stars (8) 41
3 Lynstone Lads (8) 31.5
4 Bude Bay Pirates (8) 28
5 Tiscott Boys (8) 20.5
6 Lager Louts (7) 14
7 Team Faint Heart (1) 6.5
8 Old Boys (3) 6
9 Carp or Bust (2) 2
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COVID Update and AGM

Dear Member,

I hope this will be last of these I have to send as we head into the new normal!

The Committee have passed a proposal to lift the umbrella and bivvie ban on the Main Canal from 00.01 on the 1st October.   Please still be mindful when using umbrellas or bivvies’ not to block the towpath, especially in the Lower Basin on pegs 1 to 20 as there must always be pedestrian access as the grass bank is a designated footpath.

The full Committee will be meeting on the 14th October with the intention of agreeing an AGM date (hopefully early November).

We will send out a full AGM invite once dates and venues have been confirmed.

Many thanks  Paul Braund

Chairman BCAA

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