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Junior Match Secretary's Report

Season 2019/20

Parsonage Farm

Sadly due to holidays we were reduced to only 4 Juniors at this match, although the smaller number didn’t seem to affect their enthusiasm and we knew from the banter at the start of the match that we had some friendly rivalry going on.  The weather was pleasant and not the rain as forecast and although the water level at this venue was low due to some being removed by the Farmer, the juniors enjoyed fishing right on the edge of the lake on the banks next to the platforms, which were far too far away from the water surface for them to reach.  We also had no splashes or water wings required, which is always a good thing.  The results of the day were as follows.

 Leyla Mortimer                                                 13lb 5oz

Harrison Lincoln                                                10lb 0oz

Jasmine Wilkinson                                                8lb 0oz

Riley Joy                                                               5lb 9oz

Thoby Wood

Another glorious day for our Junior Match and we had six Junior’s attending who were spread out over the lake which meant that different conditions on one side of the lake to the other, the results of the day varied quite a bit.  Sadly we had no large catches with one fish for Jasmine, a Bream of 5lb 5oz, making all the difference.  We were again amazed by the resilience and continued eagerness of our Junior members to carry on throughout the entire match regardless of how their day is going.  We would also like to say a big ‘Well Done’ to Brody who carried on until the end whistle even though he blanked. The results of the day were as follows.

Jasmine Wilkinson                                             8lb 9oz

Leyla Mortimer                                                  8lb 7oz

Fraya Dakin                                                        4lb 3oz

Hannah Dakin                                                    3lb 0oz

Riley Joy                                                             2lb 1oz

Brody Sherman                                                    0lb

Windmill Lakes 27th July

With the freakishly hot weather that the UK has had recently, before the morning of the Match we were beginning to wonder how the Junior’s would cope.  By Saturday morning we need not have worried as we have torrential rain which lasted most of the day.  With school holidays started, we were missing a few members but we still had four Junior’s attend and we gave high praise to them all as they all carried on regardless and fished well.  There may have been a problem, when it was discovered that Nick (Junior Match Secretary) found that the scales had been left behind when packing in the morning, however crisis was averted with another set being obtained from the Parents present (You know who you are and Thanks).  Even with the rain, every Junior had a smile and enjoyed the day with the end results being as follows

 Harrison Lincoln                                11lb 1oz including 8lb Carp

Harry Moore                                         4lb 4oz

Riley Joy                                               3lb 9oz

Jasmine Wilkinson                                2lb 2oz

Straits Mill 13th July

Although the weed at this venue had previously been quite thick, when we arrived, we saw that this was not as bad as we thought that it might be and there was evidence of fish feeding before the Match started. We had 5 juniors in attendance, which was a little lower than usual due to holidays etc.  All of the Juniors got into the fish on the whistle and started catching straight away with some more than others but all were happy with the day’s fishing.  The results of the Match were as follows with some photo’s

 We would also like to thank County Angling in Hornchurch for their kind donation of some prizes for the Junior members.  It was much appreciated.

 Riley Joy                                          14lb 0oz

Leyla Mortimer                                 13lb 1oz

Jasmine Wilkinson                             7 lb 3oz

Brody Sherman                                   6lb 6oz

Hannah Dakin                                     6lb 2oz

Dodds Farm 29th June

We had Six Junior members attending this Match with another new member, Harry Moore, so welcome Harry.  The extreme hot weather meant that the whole day was going to be a struggle, with regards to fishing and the Juniors to keep going, but everyone continued for the whole match and all weights caught were very close except for Jasmine, whose only fish was a 15lb 2oz carp so it does show that one fish can make all the difference.  The results of the day were as follows with photos

Jasmine Wilkinson                           15lb 2oz

Riley Joy                                            4lb 2oz

Harrison Lincoln                                3lb 5oz

Fraya Dakin                                        2lb 4oz

Harry Moore                                       1lb 8oz

Hannah Dakin                                     1lb 4oz

Shalford Road Ponds 15th June 2019

The match started before the whistle went with young Lalya taking a dip in the lake together with her chair with her boots floating out to the middle of the lake.  Thankfully it was only two foot deep and only up to her waist but she thought it was so funny and her boots were rescued before the went beyond the length of a landing net.  Thankful the horrible weather that we have recently had stayed away and the juniors were able to fish all day without their umbrella’s.  As previously all of our junior members caught fish with some lovely specimens of golden Rudd and Perch with most being caught on maggots and pellets.  The results at the end of the day were as below and there are some great photos.

 Jasmine Wilkinson                           17lb 9oz

Fraya Dakin                                         12lb 4oz

Leyla Mortimer                                      5lb 3oz

Riley Joy                                               4lb 9oz

Hannah Dakin                                    3lb 1oz

Brody Sherman                                 1lb 2oz

Parsonage Farm - 1st June 2019

Another wonderful day for fishing at this great venue.  As always everything has been well kept and looked after with some additional swims being built, so well done to everyone involved in this.  We had six Junior members attending this match and even with the hot weather, every single Junior was very enthusiastic and fished the whole match, which was really good to see. Sadly, due to the intense heat the Tench which are usually so obvious at this venue, came few and far between so a lot of the fish caught were Roach, Rudd and Perch.  We had a new winner after we weighed in and on only his second match attendance Riley Joy won on the day. Weights and Photos below
 
Riley Joy                  10lb 6oz
Hannah Dakin            8lb 0oz
Fraya Dakin                7lb 9oz
Oscar Crissey              7lb 2oz
Jasmine Wilkinson      5lb 7oz
Brody Sherman           2lb 9oz
 

Hicks Farm - 11th May 2019

The 2019/2020 season began with a Junior Match held at Hicks Farm which is always a good days fishing.  We had a wonderful turnout of Seven Juniors and we welcomed two new Match members, Riley Joy and Oscar Crissey.  The weather was the usual up and down for May in the UK however this did not dampen anyone's spirits and good fishing was enjoyed by all our Junior members with
some wonderful fish caught.  Here are some great photos of all our Junior members having a great day.  The results were as follows
 
Hannah Dakin               44lb 0oz
Brody Sherman            26lb 0oz
Riley Joy                      24lb 0oz
Jasmine Wilkinson      18lb 9oz
Oscar Crissey              18lb 0oz
Fraya Dakin                 14lb 15oz
Harrison Lincoln          12lb 6oz
 
Also, a big thanks to Alan from the Thurrock Decathlon Sports store for donating some of the junior prizes

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Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Parsonage Farm

Wednesday 2 October 2019 at Windmill

Sunday 6 October 2019 at R Chelmer

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