2020 Evening Series – Match 3

Tuesday 30th June 2020

Another healthy turn out of anglers for the third match in our 2020 Evening Series. Choosing field 1 again for consistency and ease of access, the waters looked good with a tinge of colour due to recent rain and with overcast skies it wasn’t too bright.

A number of anglers struggled this evening, with good healthy debate over technique versus draw of the peg versus conditions. There’s something to be said about technique when those pulling the weights are regulars on the banks with keen attention to how they fish the waters. We spoke with Bryan Hunt after the match who’d fished field 2 and managed to pull in over 3lb of fish in 2 hours.

Congratulations to Alex Compiani again, winning the evening session with a bag of 3lb 2oz. Alex was kind enough to share that he’d used single maggot with a positively shot stick float running through his swim. Terry has a great night with a small haul of fish but weighing in over 1.5lb and Ben missed out on 2nd spot by an ounce which is impressive given the amount of Minnows in his net (must have been getting on 100 fish!)

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Alex3lb 2oz
15Terry1lb 0oz
10Ben1lb 9oz
12David S1lb
11Jamie14oz
4Craig11oz
14Stewart10oz
13Liam4oz
3Chris1oz
16‘Scotty’1oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

2020 Evening Series – Match 2

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

A great turn out on a very warm evening, seeing more new members bankside and the return of David and Liam, having moved up in recent years from our Junior membership to Adult.

There was more colour in the water due to some rain earlier in the week, and fish were topping in all swims – the potential was there but as ever, Nutford can be a challenging place to fish at times. A few anglers took to pole and the rest of the field using waggler to work through their swim, the usual baits in action (single and double maggot) with some choosing to use ground bait to try and attract fish into their peg.

The first third of the pegs in field 1 clearly providing the results, despite there being favour among anglers for the shallower swims towards the top of field 1, the deeper swims continue to provide good fishing on a consistent basis.

We finished slightly earlier to make good use of the light whilst running around for weighing in, congratulations to Alex for his second win of the series, a super result. Also congratulations to Jamie, first time fishing a match with us and made peg 1 work like a charm – great work!. Taking third spot on the evening was our very own Craig Whelan,
well done Craig, just missing out on second spot by a couple of ounces, we bet you wished you’d landed that first Perch now?!

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
7Alex3lb 6oz
1Jamie2lb 8oz
4Craig2lb 6oz
11Liam2lb 2oz
14Ben1lb 12oz
15Stewart12oz
10Terry12oz
2David S8oz
13Daniel6oz
3David L4oz
12Chris1oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

Evening Series 2020 Matches – Match 2 Scheduled

Evening Series 2020

Evening Series @ Nutford Farm, Blandford Forum

Book by Monday 18:00 before each match by contacting Craig Whelan (07525 966 187), via Facebook or via Club website (www.blandfordangling.co.uk)

Please ensure you book your bait early with Conyers (01258 452307) if purchasing from them, they are open and welcome your custom.

Draw to take place bank side in the first field. If cattle are in the field – please keep hard left, follow the fence line around the field and meet near peg 1.

Club members only, no match fee. Please bring valid Blandford & District Angling Club membership card and valid EA rod licence.

Draw @ 18:00 (prompt)
Fish @ 18:30 – 21:00

COVID-19 Considerations

In response to the measures in place for managing the spread of COVID-19 we are applying a strict code of rules to our matches, as follows. Any queries at all, please contact Craig directly.

Craig Whelan (07525 966 187, craig@blandfordangling.co.uk ) will officiate the match

The following rules have been drafted taking guidance from the Angling Trust published Best Practices for Coarse Competition Fishing under COVID-19

https://joinanglingtrust.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WWFA-Competitions-26-05-20.pdf

All rules are to be obeyed, without question, for the safety of each other, our communities and the continuation of our sport

Pegs will be checked for distance prior to the match proceeding, where two pegs are less than 15m apart, the next peg will be allocated to the draw

Anglers will meet bank side at Nutford Farm, observing a 2m distance

Those arriving by car are requested to give enough space to navigate around cars with equipment and ensure social distancing can be maintained

Draw will take place by Craig, peg numbers will be pulled from the bag and advised to the anglerAnglers are to make their way to the allocated peg immediately, maintaining social distance

At all times (draw, match, weigh in and post match), anglers are to maintain social distance, no visiting of other anglers or pegs during the match or weigh in

Craig will nominate, at the draw, an angler (ideally another committee member) to record weights at the time of weigh in

Anglers are to stay in their peg for weigh in, the angler will be asked to transfer the fish in to the weighing container at which point Craig will weigh the catch on a tripod setup

Craig will return the fish to the water and the angler will continue to pack away and leave the peg, maintain social distance

Results will be calculated and published to Facebook, Club website and where appropriate, text message

Unfortunately, we will not be permitting Junior members to fish the Evening Series at this time, we will update the guidance in due course

2020 Evening Series – Match 1

Tuesday 16th June 2020

9 anglers fished Nutford Farm (field 1), a bright but cloudy evening ahead without any forecast of rain. The water was clear in the top 12 inches or so, with plenty of Chublets, Dace and Perch to be seen in each swim.

With swims cut and some work to be done, select pegs were chosen for the draw, with feedback welcomed from each angler, post-match, on any adjustments needed.

Waggler was the choice for all, maggot and worm being the baits used. Some choosing to use a ground bait, the key to success was regular feeding to attract fish to the peg and avoid the minnows!

Terry pulled out a single Perch – and what a fish it was, a health looking example just over the 1lb mark. Chris had the largest Chub of the evening which wasn’t individually weighed but looked like it would be getting towards 1lb.

Well done to Alex for a great weight on the evening, and to Chris and Stewart demonstrating that no matter where you are in the pegging you can put a catch together.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Alex Compiani2lb 7oz
2Chris Barnard2lb 1oz
3Stewart Randell2lb
4Brian Hunt1lb 10oz
5Ben1lb 8oz
6Terry Greenslade1lb 2oz
7Craig Whelan10oz
8Dave Litchfield9oz
9RayDNW

For this season, points are awarded from 1st to 15th placing. Thus 1st 15 points, 2nd 14 points and so on. DNW or placing 16th or lower awards zero points.

Our next 2020 Evening Series match will be held on Tuesday 23rd June 2020, draw bank side in the first field at 18:00, lines in at 18:30 and out at 21:00. Please note the earlier finish time to allow for time in weighing in, if all booked in anglers are in agreement – the match may commence earlier.

Evening Series – 18:00, draw, 18:30 lines in, 21:00 out

If you intend to fish, please contact Craig Whelan on 07525 966 187, or the club via Facebook, 24 hours before the match is due to start.

Full report and tables can be found here.

BDAC Evening Series 2020 Matches

Evening Series 2020

We are pleased to say the Club will be hosting Evening Series matches from 16th June 2020.

Details and bookings as follows, including considerations for hosting events under COVID-19 measures

Evening Series @ Nutford Farm, Blandford Forum

Book by Monday 18:00 before each match by contacting Craig Whelan (07525 966 187), via Facebook or via Club website (www.blandfordangling.co.uk)

Please ensure you book your bait early with Conyers (01258 452307) if purchasing from them, they are open and welcome your custom.

Draw to take place bank side in the first field.

Club members only, no match fee. Please bring valid Blandford & District Angling Club membership card and valid EA rod licence.

Draw @ 18:00 (prompt)
Fish @ 18:30 – 21:30

COVID-19 Considerations

In response to the measures in place for managing the spread of COVID-19 we are applying a strict code of rules to our matches, as follows. Any queries at all, please contact Craig directly.

Craig Whelan (07525 966 187, craig@blandfordangling.co.uk ) will officiate the match

The following rules have been drafted taking guidance from the Angling Trust published Best Practices for Coarse Competition Fishing under COVID-19

https://joinanglingtrust.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WWFA-Competitions-26-05-20.pdf

All rules are to be obeyed, without question, for the safety of each other, our communities and the continuation of our sport

Pegs will be checked for distance prior to the match proceeding, where two pegs are less than 15m apart, the next peg will be allocated to the draw

Anglers will meet bank side at Nutford Farm, observing a 2m distance

Those arriving by car are requested to give enough space to navigate around cars with equipment and ensure social distancing can be maintained

Draw will take place by Craig, peg numbers will be pulled from the bag and advised to the anglerAnglers are to make their way to the allocated peg immediately, maintaining social distance

At all times (draw, match, weigh in and post match), anglers are to maintain social distance, no visiting of other anglers or pegs during the match or weigh in

Craig will nominate, at the draw, an angler (ideally another committee member) to record weights at the time of weigh in

Anglers are to stay in their peg for weigh in, the angler will be asked to transfer the fish in to the weighing container at which point Craig will weigh the catch on a tripod setup

Craig will return the fish to the water and the angler will continue to pack away and leave the peg, maintain social distance

Results will be calculated and published to Facebook, Club website and where appropriate, text message

Unfortunately, we will not be permitting Junior members to fish the Evening Series at this time, we will update the guidance in due course

Chairmans Letter

A Letter To Our Members

Our Chairman, Anthony Beddingfield, has written to all our members to welcome in the 2020 season.

The full letter can be downloaded from the website by clicking this link.

2020 Memberships & Conyers Opening

2020 Memberships & Conyers Opening

Conyers Gunshop – Angling Supplies – On The Peg Tuition is opening on the 1st June, select days – please see link if you haven’t already.

https://www.facebook.com/conyersguns/posts/3138667702857169

Membership for Blandford & District Angling will be available, please phone ahead just like any other purchase. Please take correct cash or cheque made payable to Blandford & District Angling Club.

The shop will be selling tackle and baits; please help the team out by phoning ahead with your bait order (a week in advance if at all possible). This means the shop can order the correct amount of bait for the week, and avoid over or under ordering.

Please call the shop on 01258 452 307 to book your purchase or make the guys aware you’ll want a membership.

Prices for membership frozen again for this year £40, £25 and £10 (adult, seniors, juniors).

Tight lines for 2020-2021!

Website and Web Shop

Website and web shop
We have successfully moved to our new website and also have setup a webshop!

Please have a browse – let us know if anything needs updating and check out the shop to buy memberships.

Coarse Fishing At Revels

Closed Season Fishing

Whilst the rivers are closed for coarse fishing, you can still get your coarse fix – especially now restrictions have been lifted.

Your BDAC annual membership will allow you to fish at Revels Fishery & Tackle Shop.

We have been in touch with Jason and can confirm the following

  • The fishery will permit a maximum of 20 anglers on any one day
  • This will be limited to 10 club ticket members (across all affiliated clubs)
  • Bookings must be made – via Facebook, email or phone, between 08:30 and 11:00
  • You can book your session up to a week in advance
  • You MUST arrive between 08:30 and 11:00
  • The fishery will close at 19:30
  • You MUST sign in regardless upon entering the fishery

This is fantastic news and a great effort by the team at Revels Fishery & Tackle Shop to accomodate the measures put in place to look after us all.

Any queries at all – please contact the fishery direct on 01300 345301

Thank you

BDAC Committee