Match Scene - A new season awaits
by Stan Kiddle
Last season was a real mixed bag with
numerous great catches (perhaps best
ever season at Riverside and Frogmore)
but some difficult times as well, what
with a fish kill at Frogmore and an
up-an-down winter. Luckily, as recent
results have proved, Frogmore still has
plenty of fish and our mid-week matches
continue to be well supported with often
Looking forward, with Riverside opening
earlier than previous years and a great
selection of venues for our Championship
fixtures (details almost ready to be
published) the next twelve months should
be even better.
Over the last year
there have been some changes in the
match committee and a big effort has
been made to listen to feedback. As a
result we are going to see some six-hour
matches in the Summer, section pools
re-introduced and greater clarity on
pools payouts. We have also introduced a
so that items of a more dynamic nature
plus input from members can be easily
accessed. This is a public page - no
need to even be a VAC and/or Facebook
member to view.
Remember that you
can see last season's results (and all
years back to 2001) on the match archive
at the bottom of this page.
Pictured left, Championship winner from
Colin Rennison, carried on
where he left off with a win on the
first of the season's Spring Warm-Ups.
His 18.14 was the only double-figure
weight from an out-of-sorts Frogmore.
See full results below.
Next matches: The
new season's Championship
will kick off on June 10th at Riverside
as is tradition. And, as always, it will
be a Charity match so we will be
charging £3 along with optional pools.
Before then we have three more Warm-ups
to fit in plus the Champion of Champions
match for the qualifiers from last
season. On April 1st we are on the road
lake at Puddledock. This was very
popular back in February when 78lb was
top so expect demand for places. Then,
on April 29th, we are at a venue yet to
be confirmed. Final Warm-Up is at
Riverside on May 20th followed by the
Champ of Champs match at Alders Farm on
A reminder that
all members are welcome to participate and if you want to
go on the distribution list to get the
emails for results and booking on please
** Match on Tuesday
April 17th is at Southend
Farm on the main lake **
Click here for the fixture
schedule for April until end
Tuesday matches continue at Frogmore
for the time being with
consideration to alternate
to local commercial venues
as the weather improves and
Frogmore gets busier.
Results do vary with the
weather but winning weights
are always respectable, plus
attendance is good, usually
10 or more .
Draws are at 8:30 and
fishing 10 to 3
although this may be tweaked
slightly on the day.
Pools are optional and are
just £5 plus optional £2 for
a 'silvers pool'. Steve Burfoot
is running these matches so
if you want to book on
please contact him
telephone 07505 109880.
Fishery nets provided.
Pictured right is Chris
Stride with part of his
40.10 winning weight from 22
A reminder that,
due to demand, booking for
ALL MATCHES is vital.
must be via email or text,
don't just mention it whilst
weighing in two months
earlier and expect us to
remember. And, if you fail
to turn up, you will be
liable for the peg fee.