A message from our commander and chief. Alan Bland. 28th March 2020.

The Commander and chief Alan Band. Well match secretary then.

Well who would of thought it the 2020/2021 season due to resume on the 28/03/2020 cancelled due to the coronavirus. Unbelievable just over a 100 years ago the Spanish flu took out 10 times the amount of lives lost in world war 1 worldwide. So with todays technology I do wonder how,why, who, could be mothers natures work with a big hand from the mad scientist.

At this difficult time, stay safe, be lucky, any financial problems ask a friend. There are many in Watchet Angling club.

Whilst you are unable to fish, how about sorting out your tackle. Rod and pole should be cleaned by you and a friend maybe. Wash that tackle box and bait boxes (Dave Nash). Find all you tackle is Shergar in there (Alan Jenkins). And remember if down there is always another angler around.

Although obviously our match due to be fished this weekend was postponed. Lets have a trip down memory lane and have a look at last years corresponding fixture. This was fished on Saturday 23rd March 2019 at Summerhayes on Sellicks. The weather and conditions were similar and not a coronavirus in sight. The diagram below shows roughly where every one was pegged.

Position Name Weight
1st Phil Dodd 65 lb 13 oz
2nd John Barker 50 lb 14 oz
Joined 4th Paul Smith 50 lb 02 oz
Joined 4th Rob Dodd 50 lb 02 oz
5th Alan Bland 48 lb 05 oz
6th Tony Richards 43 lb 03 oz
7th Eric Searle 31 lb 06 oz
8th Dave Colley 23 lb 03 oz
9th Pete King 19 lb 07oz
10th Alan Jenkins 18 lb 09oz
11th Pete Curnow 13 lb 08 oz
12th Dave Gartenfeld 8 lb 07 oz
13th Dave Nash 8lb 05oz
14th Bob Pascoe 6 lb 14oz

I searched out a video on you tube to cheer you guys up in these dark dreary fish less days.

This is what I copied from the Angling Times face book page. Ref bait tech cup. It’s concerns us all.

Bait-Tech Supercup – important notice!!!!

If you are a member of a club or team entered in this year’s Supercup, the first round scheduled for the weekend of April 25 and 26 will no longer take place.
This is in reaction to this evening’s government announcement regarding Covid 19, non essential travel and ban on gatherings of more than two persons.
Fisheries are closing as each minute passes so with all of this in mind, we are aiming to hold the first round on the weekend of June 27 and 28, restrictions allowing.
Please communicate this to all team members and if possible your opposition. We will also be contacting each team tomorrow via email or text to confirm the above. With luck, we’ll get out fishing again by July!
Keep safe and healthy because it’s only fishing at the end of the day – and the fish aren’t going anywhere!!!!

Okay folks I am in touch with most people in the club and I will let you know if there is any further news. Obviously it depends on government policy for when we are able to get out on the bank again. Lets hope it is sooner rather than later, Fingers crossed.

All the best to one and all Pete C

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