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Ladies Match Secretary's Report

Season 2018/19

With 8 matches in the season, these matches are held at good venue’s and are very enjoyable. Sadly in recent times the number of members attending these matches has dwindled and the Committee would like to advertise these events to all Female members to attend either at the Ladies Matches or with your Partner at the Mixed Pairs Matches.

To book a place at these Matches, details of which are all shown on the 2018/2019 fixture list in your handbook, or for any queries please call Nick Mitchell on 07970 606558

Attendance to these matches would be greatly appreciated and would help save the events from cancellation.

Mixed Pairs Match

With the last match of the season upon us it was not known what to expect from this Venue. There have been times when it has performed really well but with the change of weather it was unclear how this day would go.  We set up for the match but it was clear from the start that the colder weather and the change in conditions that it was to be a slow days fishing compared with previous matches.  After what seemed like a long day, the finishing weights for the day were as follows with some photos too.

 Wendy and Alan Upson                                                9lb 12oz

Debbie & Kevin O’Flynn                                                8lb 3oz

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                                     1lb 13oz

Ladies Match

Ladies Match – Parsonage Farm – 8th September 2018

We had four Ladies attending this Match, including Jemma Hall attending her first Ladies Match for the Club.  We placed ourselves at various swims around the Lake with some showing activity at the beginning of the day and some at the end, so this kept things interesting.  The results of the day were as below with some great photos.

Kathy Chisnall                                                    14lb 5oz

Jemma Hall                                                         4lb 6oz

Wendy Upson                                                   2lb 5oz

Debbie O’Flynn                                                 1lb 0oz

Mixed Pairs Match

Mixed Pairs Match – Thoby Wood – 18th August 2018

We had a new couple join us for this match, welcome Steve and Jemma and we spread ourselves all over the wonderfully presented water to see what the day would bring.  We had mixed results, with one side of the lake favouring the other for action, but having said that the side with more action also had pike showing on and off all day which spiced things up a bit. Kathy also caught a PB Tench of 6lb 7oz  Photos of the day, weighing in and this Tench are attached.

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     24lb 15oz

Jemma & Steve Hall                                        9lb 4oz

Wendy Upson & Richard Mead                  3lb 9oz

Straits Mill

Ladies Match  Small Lake 28th July 2018

Sadly, due to continuing problems with a couple of our previously regular attendee’s, we were down to two Ladies attending this Match but what we lacked in numbers we made up for in spirit.  It was slow going to start but with continued fishing all day, a broad selection of species was caught, Rudd, Roach, Bream, Tench and Perch so that kept things interesting.  The finishing weights were as follows with some photos from the day

Kathy Chisnall                                                    22lb 2oz

Wendy Upson                                                   6lb 9oz


Mixed Pairs Match

Sadly, the date of this Match date clashed heavily with England’s match in the World Cup, Silverstone Grand Prix weekend and of course holidays with the lovely weather, we were reduced to just one couple attending.  There was evidence of Carp and Bream in the middle of the Lake and by the lily’s but with the low water level and heavy sunshine, these larger fish were not feeding, so small fish made up the finishing weight.  The end results were as follows with some nice photo’s attached.  Nick did keep fishing after the match had finished and finally landed a lovely Carp weighing in at just under 20lb, more photo’s attached.  Despite his smile he was disappointed that it was half an hour too late to count

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     18lb 10oz

Ladies Match

Ladies Match – Windmill Lakes Field Lake – 23rd June 2018

Numbers were a little low due to other commitments with only two attending, other than that it was a lovely sunny day but none of the Carp or Bream were showing for the Ladies, however have a look at the Juniors report as they had more luck.  Silvers were the order of the day with some nice Rudd and Roach showing too.  As said the numbers are still low but we know there are plenty of Lady members out there, so we would love to see you attending these matches.  The end results of this match are as follows with some photos too.

Kathy Chisnall                                                    11lb 4oz

Wendy Upson                                                   9lb 2oz

Mixed Pairs Match

Sadly due to various personal issues, we had two late cancellations for this Pairs match, which left us a short term blip.  There was some evidence of the Tench that this venue is known for, however they stopped as quickly as it started and it was then left to the smaller fish to make up the weights, which at the end of the match were as follows and there are some photos of the weigh ins, which are always filled with the happy banter.

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     38lb 12oz
Wendy & Alan Upson                                     23lb 7oz 

Ladies Match

We had three Ladies attending today which was great and we were all looking forward to fishing this venue with great swims and lily pad areas the catches should have been good however with the really sunny weather and the match not starting until 10am by the time we started they were not feeding. We all persevered until the end however the final catches were not great and as follows with some photos of fishing and weigh in also attached.

Wendy Upson                                                   4lb 7oz

Yoyo Orrin                                                           13oz

Kathy Chisnall                                                    11oz

Mixed Pairs Match

First match of the 2018/19 season and we attended this popular venue and had three pairs in attendance, which was really good, although we would love more members to attend.

The May weather sadly let us down as it started with bright sunshine for set up but near enough as soon as the whistle started the match, the heavens opened and we had rain until the match ended. There were mixed results around the lake with some people catching at the start with others not and then with a flip of a coin it all changed. It was great to have Wendy and Alan returning to pairs matches following Wendy's successful shoulder surgery and it was great to meet up with everyone and even with the bad weather had a really enjoyable, fun day.

The results were as follows

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     51lb 15oz
Debbie &Kevin O'Flynn                                 47lb 12oz 
Wendy & Alan Upson                                     37lb 0oz 




Saturday 1 June 2019 at Parsonage Farm

Saturday 1 June 2019 at Parsonage Farm

Sunday 2 June 2019 at Rayne Lodge

Wednesday 5 June 2019 at Parsonage Farm

Saturday 15 June 2019 at Shalford Road Lakes