Update on Marsh Farm Open matches
Just a quick update on the forthcoming open matches on Marsh Farm. The lakes are slowly waking from their winter snooze with some encouraging sweepstake results in the last couple of weeks with plus 30lb needed to win mainly of Tench and Bream but crucians showing as well. Roger will be running two Godalming open matches on Richardson on Wed April 5th and Wed April 12th to kick off official 2017 Wed matches. Tickets from Roger on 07729 554193 will be £10 and times are Draw 9.30 fish 11-4pm. Following these matches the Apollo Wed opens will run every Wed, times to be announced nearer the time.
2016 Christmas match
Thirty Eight turned out for the Christmas match this year on Marsh Farm, after some debate we decided to keep everybody on Richardson lake rather than spread out on to Harris. Given the time of year it was always going to be a hard match on the lakes but the general opinion was the facilities and comfortable fishing outweighed the parking issues and long walks on the river and in the end the weights turned out better than the last few river results anyway. The fish were shoaled up in pockets and that was reflected in the results so here is the full result.
1. Henry Golas 18.13.0 p52, 2. Dave Johnson 16.15.0 p4, 3. Charlie Salmon 11.3.0 p51, 4. Brian Ward 9.15.0 p11, 5. Brian Wallace
9.6.0 p38, 6. Andy Rogers 8.9.0 p6, 7. Paul Chudyk 8.7.0 p44, 8. Roger Howe 6.15.0 p5, 9. I Covey 6.6.0 p14, 10. Curtis Salmon
5.15.0 p39, 11. Dave Hoffman 5.10.0 p40, 12 Chris Kampa 5.8.0 p13, 13. Richard McGuinn 4.14.0 p34, 14. Steven Doyle 4.4.0 p50
15. Mike Boxall 4.3.0 p1, 16. Perry Gray 3.12.0 p2, 17. Ray Carter 3.1.0 p46, 18. J Wilkins 2.15.0 p42, 19. Brian Eades 2.3.0 p12,
20. Kieth Jeffries 0.9.0.
We had a nice do with refeshments supplied by Wendy from the garage and Teas etc by Roy fianders wife Sarah. Chris Kampa bought and sorted all the match prizes and raffle prizes. What a star!!!. Dave Woolgar sold all the raffle tickets we had at the start so we had to send out for more which Jim Findlay sold at the end of the match and supplemented the raffle with extra prizes from Apollo. It was nice to see familiar faces at the Christmas match and we wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Inter Club Match v Warlingham
This was the last big inter club match of the season before the clocks go back and winter sets in. The match was fished on a very cold windy day following a cold night and that affected the weights especially on a particularly bleak Harris with the summer growth on the islands cut back hard. The few fish that were caught were in the most sheltered areas. The match was divided into four sections as we were using pegs on both lakes and we paid out to the top three in each. The top weight angler Terry Archer is shown in the picture, Terry had two Tench and one Bream in the last 20 minutes on worm to seal the win. The section results were as follows.
Harris lake pegs 2-16. 1st Andy Rogers 4.10.0 peg 5, 2nd was a tie between John Benjamin peg 3 and Brian Wallis peg 6 with 2.5.0.
Harris Lake pegs 18-34 1st Paul Oliver 9.3.0 peg 21. 2nd Alan Stevens 4.6.0 peg 25 and 3rd Trevor Haskell 2.10.0 peg 28.
Harris lake pegs 35-46 1st Frank Bevan 0.2.0 peg 35, 2nd K Harper 0.1.0 peg 36, 3rd A Tickner 0.0.8 peg 39.
Richardson pegs 38-53 1st Terry Archer 11.6.0 peg 38, 2nd Gary Stevens 9.4.0 and 3rd Eddie Rippen 6.14.0.