|1st||Eric Searle||2 lb 09 oz||77 lb 09 oz||80lb 02 oz||14|
|2nd||Nigel Coram||6lb 13 oz||65 lb 02 oz||71 lb 15 oz||23|
|3rd||Ian Townsend||10lb 09 oz||61 lb 04 oz||71 lb 13 oz||31|
|4th||Alan Bland||5lb 10 oz||58 lb 04 oz||63 lb 14 oz||27|
|5th||Steve Warren||7 lb 02 oz||41 lb 02 oz||48 lb 04 oz||29|
|6th||Paul Smith||14 lb 02 oz||29 lb 03 oz||43 lb 05 oz||8|
|7th||Bob Pascoe||10 lb 10 oz||28 lb||38 lb 10 oz||12|
|8th||Phil Dodd||1 lb 08 oz||33 lb 10 oz||35 lb 02 oz||16|
|9th||Dave Colley||1 lb 09 oz||31 lb 02 oz||32 lb 11 oz||6|
|10th||Rob Dodd||14 lb 09 oz||10 lb 08 oz||25 lb 01 oz||10|
|11th||Dave Nash||5 lb||7 lb 08 oz||12 lb 08 oz||21|
|12th||Alan Jenkins||4 lb 10 oz||XXXX||4 lb 10 oz||25|
|1st||Rob Dodd||14 lb 09 oz||10|
|2nd||Paul Smith||14 lb 02 oz||8|
|3rd||Bob Pascoe||10lb 10 oz||12|
|4th||Ian Townsend||10lb 09 oz||31|
|5th||Steve Warren||7 lb 02 oz||29|
|6th||Nigel Coram||6 lb 13 oz||23|
Ardent readers of my beloved blog will probably first of all look at the bottom part of the results table to see once again how badly yours truly has done. Well sorry to disappoint you my angling flock but you will not find me there, alias you won’t find me in the top part either. For Friday I had to travel to Boots in Taunton to have my 2nd vaccine jab. I may now be resistant to the old Covid bug but in this situation it seems a give and take situation or a balancing act has arisen. For although in theory I am now fully inoculated, it came with a price. Soon after the jab say about an hour and a half I had the most thumping headache which lasted for a good day. So come Saturday the day of the Trinity Waters match I just put up the white flag and threw a sickie. Hence this abridged match report is done thanks to the co operation of the match secretary Alan Bland. Alan was kind enough to phone through the results and gave me a very brief summary of what went on.
So here goes, in Alan’s own words the “fishing was very spasmodic and the fish really did not feed with any confidence throughout” and as normal with this venue it was Carp that made up the main bulk of the match weight. One good point to note was the quality of some of the Perch that was caught. Ian Townsend who got 3rd had one of 2 lb 4 oz. Nigel Coram in 2nd spot had a nice one of 1 lb 14 oz, Mr Alan Bland caught one of 1 lb 11 oz and veteran Bob Pascoe netted one of 1 lb 3 oz.
Now we all know that the Watchet Angling club is blessed by having a really good match secretary in Alan Bland , no one can deny that. Saturday however dear old Alan broke with tradition. Owing to the fact that this guy works a night shift a couple times a week, poor fellow come Friday night and he’s absolutely shattered, goes to bed for a good nights kip. Nothing wrong in that you may ask, well there was a slight hiccup in that he did not get out of it until 08. 30am Saturday morning and the snag is that the draw is at 08.45am. For the first time ever Alan was late. Well Alan did arrive at Trinity Waters car park at 09.00 am to a standing ovation from the club members (we can be a right sarcastic lot sometimes you know). This was the match where the draw was going to be made for the clubs pairs competition. This should’ve been done at the beginning but because of sleepy head this was now done after the match.
Draw for the pairs
Pete Curnow V Dave Nash
Alan Bland v Ian Townsend
Paul Smith V Alan Jenkins
Dave Colley V Phil Dodd
Bob Pascoe V Tony Richards
Eric Searle V Steve Warren
Rob Dodd v Nigel Coram
I was just had an interesting chat with the chairman of Bridgwater Angling Association Nigel Gillard. Nigel who is one of the major inspirations behind the revamp of the club gave some more snippets of the proposed plans for Dunwear. As mentioned before it was put forward that a bridge was to be built at the Sedgemoor road end of Railway pond. This bridge would span the narrow end of the pond and in turn would save anglers a lot of time in getting to the swims on the far side. Well I can tell you that work on the bridge will start later on in the year. Another bit of info that came to light about railway pond is that when the pond was blighted by that dreaded Water Primrose a survey was done to see the best way to eradicate this menace, but something else came out of the survey, the people behind the survey stated that they had never seen so many Tench before in one lake. Well here’s to the future then. The stocking policy I was told for the Railway pond come the new match lake will be predominantly done with silver fish, any carp over 6 lb will be removed. (what a good idea). Also later this year a restocking of South pond will take place.
Well that’s all folks, take care and tight lines.
Ps I wish to apologise to our newest member of the club Steve Warren because and I am not apportioning blame but I was told your surname was Warner. Hence the mistake in the previous post. Sorry chum.