Unfortunately for the second year running heavy rain on Saturday meant the match had to be fished on the ponds. A great deal of work goes into this match every year and the decision is never taken lightly to fish the ponds. But Saturday afternoon was spent walking the banks of the river to see if we could squeeze 30 anglers on it, all with a chance of catching a fish, but it was decided that the match would just be a lottery and dangerous to fish the River. The club would like to thank Nigel Ellis, Asa Cooper, Gary Slack, for the organisation of the match and putting hampers together. Also we would like to thank David Taylor and Glyn Taylor for there help in walking the River on the Saturday.
Monday 7 December 2015
RIVER DERWENT MATCH 6TH DECEMBER
This was the last match before the Christmas match and the 11 anglers who turned out in strong winds and horizontal rain were keen to get some practice in. Surprisingly the River was at a decent level and fit to fish after a week of rain. It was 78 year old John Barfoot who produced a weight of 8-6 from Peg 113 to take top spot, Johns winning weight included a superb Grayling just shy of the 2lb mark and a rare Roach just under a pound. Thats now back to back wins for John can he complete the hatrick next week.
Second place went to Nigel Ellis who had 11 Grayling for 6-8 from hot Peg 77. Third place went to Ken wood who had a weight of 4-10 from Peg 108.
Hopefully the weather will stay fine this week and the Christmas match can be be fished on the river. Please book in with Nigel Ellis if you wish to fish the Christmas match.