There will be some disruption on Hill Pond on Monday 15th January, Tuesday 16th January and then Thursday 18th January through Friday 26th January inclusive while some of the swims are being refurbished.
We will work around any people fishing as far as is possible but there will be some disturbance in the area and especially around the lake.
It wasn’t the best match of the year for the 12 who braved the cold, but they where all rewarded with hot chocolate and a great party afterwards, whether they caught or not.
Hill Pond was not seen at its best for our young brigade with only 4 catching, and then not very much. Victory went to James Buckley with the massive weight of 4ozs, narrowly beating his next door neighbour Ben Barnet. James had 3 small fish to Ben’s 2 small fish… just a difference of 1oz!
Other catchers included George Evans and Harry Franklin who both tied with half and ounce!
The Junior Points League saw some of the places switch around, due to 8 blanking but Ben Gregoriades narrowly held on to his long time lead over fast finishing Ben Barnett. Full league results below:
The trophy presentations were awarded by Godalming’s Deputy Mayor Nick Williams and the Xmas match and JPL presentation saw Alex Clements hand out some great prizes, including a superb Boss fishing seatbox to overall winner Ben Gregoriades.
Harry Franklin 0-0-8
George Evans 0-0-8
James Buckley 0-4-0
Ben Barnett 0-3-0
Junior Points League (JPL) Final round:
See final table in photo section.
Next match is on Hill Pond on March 17th. Please ensure you book in.
With the weather starting to turn towards a more wintery feel, seven juniors spread around Hill Pond on what proved to be quite a showery day. Bites came slowly at the start but picked up as the match progressed with Ethan Etherington, on peg 11, leading the way with some small skimmers and roach, but found that they tailed off into the mid-match after a major, but brief downpour. During the rest of the match, Ethan’s catch rate slowed up while Ben Barnett, on peg 13, was picking up the odd bigger fish! There was an interesting tussle below them with Ben Gregoriades and Jessica Carter both catching well. At the end both Ethen and Ben Barnett tied on 4lb 7ozs for the joint win, while Jessica finished ahead of Ben Gregoriades by just 1oz!
The race to become the top points scorer can only now be decided realistically between Ben Gregoriades and Jessica Carter, who have 25 and 22 points respectively. With blanks possible on the final years round Ben Barnett could possibly snatch 2nd place. It’s all to play for on December’s Xmas match, but every points scorer will receive a prize, no matter how far down the list they finish!
Remember to book in the for Xmas match and party. We shall also be presenting all the trophies and prizes afterwards with our special guests.
Harry Franklin 1-10-0
Ethan Etherington 4-7-0
Jessica Carter 3-15-0
Ben Gregoriades 3-14-0
Tom Stratford-Tuke 2-14-0
Ben Barnett 4-7-0
Dan Norris 0-1-0
Junior Points League (JPL) after 9 rounds:
Ben Gregoriades 25pt
Jessica Carter 22pts
Tom Stratford-Tuke 16pts
Ben Barnett 19.5pts
Ethan Etherington 12.5pts
Daniel Casbon 11.5pts
George Evans 9pts
Tye Hackman 9pts
Daniel Norris 7pts
James Buckley 3.5pts
The final round (10) is on Hill Pond on December 16th. Please ensure you book in.