The planned challenge match against Petersfield on the 21st of may has been switched to a Junior/ Senior competition
Any pair wishing to book in can do so by contacting Kevin Holcombe on 07704 430685.
Mention pairs match when booking in!
Saturday the 4th September was our last coaching weekend of the season.
We celebrated with a barbecue and the presentation of the Janaway cup*. the cup is awarded every year to the best Junior angler in the society. This year Michael Ewing was awarded the prize after winning the Junior Summer league. As is traditional he also received a pack of sweets to keep him going when fishing.
Michael is pictured with Sue Janaway and club secretary Graham Harris. The event was great and the Society would like to thank all the team of coaches and helpers who have put so much into making our coaching sessions such a success.
* The Janaway Cup is fished for every year in memory of Chris Janaway – a former student at Rodborough School and trainee doctor who was tragically killed in 2007 aged only 28 in a motorway accident.
Saturday the 2st of august saw eight hopeful youngsters (and their dads) line the banks at Broadwater for the rescheduled carp fishing night event.
A balmy moonlight night awaited the competitors with no sign of the torrential rain and thunder that caused the cancellation of the event earlier.
The fishing kicked off a7 7pm and by the time our delivery of pizzas arrived from Farncombe pizza emporium- Farmhouse Pizza- Leo Hackman had landed the first carp of the night. he lost a second one shortly after and looked to be cruising.
However the fish moved past Leo's swim and settled overnight in front of Tom Shepard on peg 4. This swim has good form on junior night events and Tom made no mistake landing a total of 11 carp for an estimated 100lb. There was a 5 way tie for second place - Charlie Shepard, Leo Hackman, Liberty Johnson, Cameron and Callum all having 4 fish each.
This year the event had two prizes- one for the most carp caught - which Tom was the clear winner- and the second for the heaviest single fish. This was an close run thing with Liberty on peg 3 taking a 16lb2 oz fish to the scales only to be beaten by Charlie S o peg 5 with a thumping 16lb 6 oz fish!
A good night for all concerned and a great night for the Shepard family. Leo can take some satisfaction from having caught the first fish and not getting too many interruptions during the night!
Thanks to all the bailiffs who kept the banks clear for us and Kevin Holcombe for his tireless work running the bookings and organisation on the evening. Also thanks to Gardner tackle for donating goody bags for all the competitors. Much appreciated.