GAS Teams of Four end of an era
Following the final round of the 2018 "Fours" it was decided to end this annual series as it has run its course. The final league was won by Matchangler.com with Pete Salmon top individual (See match results and League tables pages). The Fours were originally started as a local club alternative to the Winter leagues that had were fishing venues further away than most wanted to travel. It started with 10 teams using our larger club venues and local canals and over the years has averaged eight teams but the last couple it has been a struggle for teams to keep together over six matches especially this final year. As Match Secretary it has involve a lot of work with all the admin and pegging etc but it has been enjoyable and my team including Dave Lake Paul Etherington and Dave Carter even managed to win the series one year. I would like to thank all those who have helped over the years to make such a successful series.
We will be looking to try something different next season like Secret Pairs matches so look out for those.
Summer league 2018
The 2018 Summer League concluded at Billhook lake on Sun 26th August with a very close finish for all the top six prize winners. Top spot and bragging rights go to Andy Love making a welcolme return to the GAS match scene this year finishing on 62 pts. Second place was a tie on points between Andy Rogers and Dave Hoffman both on 59 pts but and Andy just had the edge with total weight of 160.12.0 to Dave's 158.10.0. Fourth was also a tie on 56pts between Henry Golas and Colin Underwood with Henry winning out on 149.3.0 to 140.14.0. Sixth went to Dave Johnson on 49pts. For full league table see League tables page.
Charity open at Marsh Farm
Switching this match from Bank holiday Monday to a Sunday date saw a record turnout of 34 fish the Charity match on Richardson on 19th August 2018.The Charity this year was the Bradley Unit at Woking that works with head traumas and brain injuries and I am pleased to say Roy Fiander raised an impressive £865 on the day. Many thanks to those who donated prizes to the raffle not least Steve Moore with £100 of tackle donated on the day. Thanks should also go to the top three anglers Tony Corpes 48.6.0, Mark Shaw 39.14.0 and Steve Moore 39.8.0 all donated their winnings totalling £205 to the charity, Roger Howe for running the match on the day and especially Roy Fiander and wife Sarah who made it all happen.
See match reports for full result