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.

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.

2018 Evening Series – Match 5

Tuesday 17th July 2018

For our fifth and final match of the 2018-2019 Evening Series was held at Crown Meadows, given the performance of last week and the opportunity to finish up slightly earlier to the pub to chat over the Series. Still no rain to be had, so levels low, with clear water and very little pace, we held the match in cooler, overcast conditions.

We’d use the same pegs as last week (from the sty past ‘The Poplars’ downstream), with pegs 3 and 4 being pegged this week, however 4 was not drawn, 6 anglers fished this week.

Either end of the drawn pegs seeing very different bags of fish, not huge weights and certainly not anything like last week, Roach were to be found near the sty end, and to the far end (downstream) the Perch were hiding with Dace to be found in all pegs. The Chub didn’t really make an appearance this week as they did toward the end of the session like last week – and this is a great example of the variety of river fishing!

The results were quite a surprise, to see three anglers all catch 2lb 12oz which saw very little movement on the final tables for the Series. Waggler was of favour again, with Terry Greenslade opting to use the bomb to get to the very depths of what water there was.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1Liam Tuck2lb.12oz
2David Litchfield2lb.12oz
3Stewart Randell1lb.10oz
4
5Tony Beddingfield2lb.12oz
6Terry Greenslade2lb.00oz
7Craig Whelan1lb.03oz

Full report and tables can be found here.

2018 Evening Series – Match 4

Tuesday 10th July 2018

For our fourth match in the 2018-2019 Evening Series we changed venue to Crown Meadows, after a visit over the prior weekend to ensure suitability and confirm we had enough pegs to fish the, decision was made (thank you for being patient with our decision making). We had 6 anglers arrive to fish this wonderful venue.

Pegs were placed from the sty past ‘The Poplars’ downstream, a variety of swims with high and low bank features, reed beds and coverage from trees on the far bank in places. Making the effort to get to this stretch of river is worth it for the spectacle of it alone – not to mention when pegging out shoals of fish could be seen in most of the pegs, this was going to be a good evening of fishing – IF we could get the fishing feeding.

Slightly cloudy with a breeze, still experiencing warmer temperatures and no rain – this could be tough going. However, a few of our anglers found that the fish were biting at the first cast and those lucky enough to keep the fish in their pegs and keep them biting had a busy evening.

A mixed bag of Roach, Perch and Chub were the staple for the catches during the evening. Waggler with maggot or worm proving successful with feeding of hemp and/or maggot keeping the fish rooted to the peg. Worm was definitely working for those looking to attract Perch in the depths – Crown Meadows is certainly holding deeper water than Nutford.

Weights at the end of the night as follows

PegAnglerWeight
1David Litchfield1lb.14oz
2Terry Greenslade0lb.11oz
3Stewart Randell0lb.08oz
4Liam Tuck5lb.12oz
5Craig Whelan3lb.04oz
6Tony Beddingfield3lb.12oz

Full report and tables can be found here.