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Ladies Match Secretary's Report

Season 2019/20

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 2019/2020 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 - Parsonage Farm

Lovely venue, however due to the low water level, we used only the right hand bank as the platforms on the left and side were too much of a stretch to the water’s edge even with extendable landing net handles.  We had two mixed pairs in attendance which sadly was due to holidays also.  We still had a great day’s fishing and although the Tench never really showed, a mixed spread of all species was caught.  The results of the day were as follows

 Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     22lb 1oz

Michelle Knights & David Edwards                14lb 8oz

Mixed Pairs Match - Thoby Wood

We were very pleased to have five mixed pairs attending this Match which was great after a few low numbers attending the past few matches.  We welcomed David & Michelle and John & Mel.  With a full lake of those attending with the Juniors we spread ourselves over the lake and this meant surprisingly different results at the end of the day.  The results were as follows

Wendy & Alan Upson                                     20lb 1oz

David Edwards & Michelle Knights            7lb 11oz

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     6lb 9oz

Nigel & Francesca Warwick                          6lb 5oz

John Edwards & Mel Simeonova                5lb 2oz

Mixed Pairs Match Windmill Lakes 27th July 2019

Sadly, because of holidays, illness and work commitments, we only had one Mixed Pairs attending (Nick and Kathy), so we had a little match of our own between the two of us.  To protect the innocent I have only listed the total weight of fish caught between us but that said it was one of the most interesting days fishing in a while, with lots of rigs, hooks and landing net handle broken and the ‘many fish that got away!!’

 Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     36lb 6oz

Ladies Match - Straits Mill 13th July 2019

Although we believed that attendance would be up for this Match, due to illness and last minute plans, sadly we only had two Ladies attending.  We fished the small Lake so that we could compete with the Juniors and keep them on it, but even just a little further down made a lot of different to the fish activity.  The results of the day were as follows

 Wendy Upson                                                   12lb 3oz

Kathy Chisnall                                                    11lb 1oz

Mixed Pairs Match - Dodds Farm 15th June 2019

Sadly again due to health issues and work commitments, we only had two pairs at this match.  The extreme weather meant that the whole day was tough going with the Carp bathing themselves in the middle of the Lake but not really interested in taking any bait with only one Carp being caught within the match.  Well done to everyone for putting up with the heat and the results of the day were as follows

 Wendy & Alan Upson                                     21lb 2oz

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                      19lb 1oz

Mixed Pairs Match - Shalford Road Ponds 15th June 2019

Sadly again due to hospital attendance and other circumstances we only had two Pair attending this match but we all persevered with all types of bait and fishing at different points of the Lake meant quite different results at the end of the day. Selection of Rudd, Roach, Perch and Carp were caught.

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                     14lb 8oz

Wendy & Alan Upson                                     4lb 11oz

Ladies Match Parsonage Farm 1st June 2019

Sadly due to illness and other commitments, we only had two Ladies at the Match at this great venue.  As always everything has been well kept and looked great after with some additional swims being built, so well done to everyone involved in this.  As the weather was really hot all day this did make the Tench, which are usually so obvious at this venue, few and far between so a lot of the fish caught were Roach, Rudd and Perch. 

 Kathy Chisnall                                                    20lb 13oz

Wendy Upson                                                         8lb 9oz

Mixed Pairs Match - Hicks Farm 11th May 2019

The 2019/2020 season has begun with a Mixed Pairs Match held at Hicks Farm.  Thanks to Robin and the work party team for their continued work, the Venue shone brightly in the sun and also glistened in the rain.  The fishing was mixed at different points of the Lake with some Pairs catching better than others.  We were joined by a new Pair at this Match and we welcome Nigel and Francesca Warwick, a Father and Daughter team.  The results of the day were as follows

Nigel & Francesca Warwick                                          150lb 7oz

Kathy Chisnall & Nick Mitchell                                     76lb 11oz

Debbie & Kevin O’Flynn                                                34lb 15oz

Wendy & Alan Upson                                                      25lb 1oz




Wednesday 25 September 2019 at Parsonage Farm

Wednesday 2 October 2019 at Windmill

Sunday 6 October 2019 at R Chelmer

Wednesday 9 October 2019 at Southminster

Sunday 13 October 2019 at Fennes Ash Lake