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    Saturday 15th June 2019 Sherwood Fishery Holmedale Lake.

    Weather: Bright start to the day overcast with gusts at times, heavy showers later.


    There are some days in life we remember well- birthdays and significant anniversaries being a couple of examples. (that is apart from men and wedding anniversaries!) Others for fishermen of a certain age, of which I’m one, might well include such dates as the sixteenth of June which, when we had a general close season, was the opening day of the coarse fishing season. After three months of not fishing, or being obliged by law to become a serious trout angler, the ‘glorious sixteenth’ as Bernard Venables called it, was eagerly anticipated and dreams of huge catches of monster fishes swam through and haunted our sleep.
    Such was the attraction of opening day that on occasion anglers of all ages were known to become violently ill with what we now know to be a twenty four hour bug, and had to take a day off work or even missed school. But recovery was easy and we were usually back the next day with a good excuse and a head full of yesterdays adventures. Most of the time the opening day didn’t live up to expectations but as with good holidays, just looking forwards to it was almost sufficient in itself. Traditionally we would start the season by fishing for Tench, losing ourselves in an anglers dawn. An idyllic world of mist wreathing off the water like the souls of long dead anglers drifting past the water lillies, as we searched the surface for clouds of tiny bubbles which showed where the Tench were rootling the mud in search of food. Occasionally we did indeed have superb hauls of fishes but mostly the fish were happy feeding on their natural food and wisely ignored our offerings of maggotts, worms and Mothers Pride. And if you are fortunate to be in the right places there is some very good fishing to be had.
    And as we wind the clock back fifty years ago James Maude Angling Club embarked on its first ever club match on the mighty River Trent, with just a handful of anglers Carlton –on- Trent was the venue. How so much has changed from the days of long walks across several fields and as time has caught up with most of our long standing and loyal members we look back to the river Trent days with the knowledge of knowing that is where we learnt our craft of angling, the good old days. But as we fast forward to 2019 and those changes have come about to suit our style of angling today and it’s also thanks to the commercials that angling has survived.
    Just three years before James Maude Angling Club was born there was a very famous Hat Trick which got our Nation the coveted World Cup. Well today’s match at Sherwood Fishery Holmedale Lake saw another Hat Trick by a young angler who wasn’t even born when Sir Geoff Hurst made history.
    Scott Dibble you know the name by now, he’s only gone and won again, Portland Waters 133lb-11oz, Springvale Fishery 92lb-15oz, Sherwood Fishery 131lb. Scott made his margins do the work from 12.30pm to take the match win with 131lb. Well done Scott on the hat Trick of wins. Pegged on the mardy peg 21 Dave Lilliman also boosted his weight with some good quality margin fish with 104lb-7oz reading on the scales. Well done Dave. A tie for third place with Terry Wiggins peg 14 and Phil Smedley peg 49 with not an ounce to separate them both weighed 94lb-14oz. Well done Phil & Wiggy. Considering the conditions this week leading up to this match, we have had lots of rain, this match hasn’t fished to bad with some reasonable back up weights.
    The results are as follows:
    Scott Dibble 131lb peg 4
    Dave Lilliman 104lb peg 21
    Terry Wiggins 94lb-14oz peg 14
    Phil Smedley 94lb-14oz peg 49
    Paul Skeldon 83lb-8oz peg 19
    Dave Sewell 83lb-4oz peg 45
    Brian Cox 82lb-4oz peg 39
    Pete Jackson 72lb-5oz peg 31
    Ian Carr 66lb-10oz peg 33
    Roger Summerscales 66lb-3oz peg 20
    John Lanelly 65lb-4oz peg 54
    Tony Smith 62lb-15oz peg 28
    Alan Slack 49lb-5oz peg 9
    Billy Harrison 48lb-6oz peg 11
    Pete Lambert 45lb-12oz peg 36
    Nick Heath 32lb-10oz peg 24
    Laurence Butcher 20lb-1oz peg 17

    Big Thank You to all the lads that weighed in today.

    So may I take this opportunity to wish all the River Anglers the best of luck as you venture out onto the banks on The Glorious Sixteenth.

    Next match Saturday 22nd June Jansons Fishery Match Pool.

    Thank you for taking the time to read.
    Regards Billy Boy :)

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  • #2
    Superb post as is the norm Billy.


    • #3
      Cheers MT, Hope all’s well at your end mate
      Regards Billy Boy :)

      .`.¸¸.´¯`.¸¸.´¯`.¸ ><((((º>
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