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Competition Fishing/Results 2017

Reports by Martin Charnock

 Trophy winners from last season please could you return them back to the Competition Sec no later than 3rd of Dec so that they can be engraved and handed out to the winners of 2017, at the AGM, to be held in January 2018.

17th December 'Fur & Feather' match Beaver Farm Fishery

On arrival  at the fishery the lakes we were to be fishing were completely frozen, from the sudden overnight drop in temperature. With the help of the onsight baliff Ben, he was able to go out and break up the ice in his boat before the draw. Once everybody had got to their respective pegs the task of sccooping out the ice from their swims begun. The lads were offered a warming device known as a bottle of Southern Comfort provided by Alan Ringwood to numb the cold and to raise the 'spirits'. With the match under way it wasn't long before everybody was catching small silvers, the F1's which Jeffs lake is famed for were a little harder to catch, Martin Charnock (above) on peg 15 the beach side of the lake fishing punched bread was managing to find one or two. Jordan Taylor peg 2 next to the rush bed was also finding a few and by midway through the match was admitting to six F1's. Richie Hemmings on peg 3 was also catching a few on flouro pinkies but was cursing his luck as he was losing hooked fish just before netting. Dave Freeman peg 14 was quietly putting a net of silvers together but couldn't find those bonus carp.

After five hours the results were overall:

1st Martin Charnock 15-0-0, 2nd Jordan Taylor 14-5-0, 3rd Richie Hemmings 12-10-0 4th Ron Carter 12-0-0

Top Team with 16 points were: Dave Freeman, Max Calverlley and Jordan Taylor.

The prizes for all those in today's competition & raffle  exceeded over £800 with everyone receiving a prize in taking part. A big thankyou goes to Jason, John and Callum from Tackle Warehouse in Crawley for sorting us out with some terrific tackle and the members namely Phil Taylor, Alan Ringwood and Pat Farrelley who also donated to this festive bonanza.

The buffet was rescued with Club Secretary Trevor 'Tea Boy' Pavitt (below) doing a sterling job after short notice, being informed that Jane from  'Janes Cafe' who was going to do our after match spread had unfortunatly broken her arm during the week. Get well soon Jane hope to see you next year.

2017 Winners / Results

Championship Cup Club Champion Aggregate Points   Martin Charnock

Runner up Intrepid Bowl   Les Collins

Brian Hibberd Shield (1st Home water club match)   Alan Colgate

Mole Cup   Trevor Pavitt

Charity Shield  Alan Ringwood 

Laughlin Cup Individual K.O   Robbie Gaiger

Runner up   Dave Freeman

John Hyde Memorial Shield (Most points at BSA)   Dave Freeman

Feast Cup (Most matches least weight)   Serge Garbou

Points / Weights

1st. Martin Charnock 123 pts    1st Martin Charnock 663-8-0

2nd.Les Collins 102 pts                 2nd. Alan Ringwood 612-2-0

3rd.Dave Freeman 99pts             3rd. Dave freeman 570-0-0

4th.Andy Packham 86pts            4th. Les Collins 545-13-0

5th.Alan Ringwood 82pts            5th. Andy Packham 459-13-0

5th. Robbie Gaiger 82pts              6th Robbie Gaiger 416-14-0

7th Trevor Pavitt 71pts                 7th.Ron Carter 384-5-0

8th Norman Pavitt 67pts             8th. Ian Chandler 336-14-0

9th. Richie Hemmings 63pts     9th.Trevor Pavitt 319-13-0

10th. Ron Carter 60pts                  10th.Norman Pavitt 297-1-0

Dec 3rd BSA Top lake 'CANCELLATION' venue changed to North Lake Newdigate

Today saw this unique opportunity to sample this fishery under match conditions, some members had previously visited this water and silver weights of up to 40lbs and carp weights in excess of 50lbs had been caught.  However today was to be a complete transformation with all members blanking in the first hour. On the day there were two pools running, one for the heaviest weight of Carp and one for Silver fish. With all members scratching just to get a bite, it was 90 year old Norman Pavitt on peg 35 who broke the silence catching a small Carp. After two hours Norman was still the only angler to have caught Martin Charnock having given up trying to catch Silvers on the pole went on the straight bomb with an 8mm pellet and was soon rewarded with a Carp. It was now midday and all of a sudden odd carp were starting to show for the odd angler. Those that hadn't caught were still scratching for an odd Gudgeon or willing Perch as the Silvers pool was still wide open to be won. The end result, no Silvers were caught !, Norman had managed to snare two more Carp for the win with 11-4-0 with Dave Freeman catching one fish for 10-9-0 to take second, Les Collins was third with 7-8-0 with Martin Charnock landing two Carp for 7-6-0.

Championship points & weights top six after 20 matches

1st. Martin Charnock  116pts     1st. Martin Charnock  656-2-0

2nd. Les Collins   94pts                  2nd. Alan Ringwood 612-2-0

3rd. Dave Freeman 90pts           3rd. Dave Freeman 559-7-0

4th. Andy Packham 85pts           4th. Les Collins 538-5-0

5th. Alan Ringwood 81pts            5th. Andy Packham 459-13-0

6th Robbie Gaiger 77pts               6th. Robbie Gaiger 413-10-0

19th Nov BSA Bottom Lake

Today saw the final of the Individual K.O with finalists Robbie Gaiger and Dave Freeman doing battle, Dave got off to a great start in the car park by drawing a noted flyer, peg 22 on the point and far side of the lake. However that saying 'it ain't over till the fat lady sings' proved true as Robbie found a couple more fish to pip Dave and take the title with 40-4-0 to Dave's 32-0-0. From peg 8 however the man in form on the Bottom lake to take the match win, was none other than  Alan 'Carp Guru' Ringwood with a convincing win with 78-3-0. In second place was Andy Packham 60-0-0 with third going to Les Collins on 57-0-0.

Many thanks to Alan Ringwood and helpers for running this match whilst I was away.

5th Nov BSA Top Lake

With a heavy overnight frost the night before not many of the hardy souls were anticipating a great days fishing and so it proved. With just one double figure weight made up of two Bream, Robbie Gaiger took pole position with just 10-0-0 from peg 23. On the dam wall Dave Freeman found a few fish to come second with just 7-12-0 from peg 28, with Richie Hemmings (below) on peg 7 taking third spot with 6-11-0, in fourth from peg 6 was Les Collins with 3-10-0. The team points were very close with two teams on eleven points but it was Richie Hemmings and Max Calverley piping it with 12 points to take the win.With the semi final of the Individual KO taking place today saw Robbie Gaiger beating Les Taylor and Dave Freeman beating Pat Farrelley.

Individual KO Final to take place on November 19th at BSA Bottom Lake

                                      Robbie Gaiger VS Dave Freeman

22nd Oct Sumners Lake Carp & Silvers Match

Today's match saw an opportunity for anglers to either fish for Carp or silvers or go for the greedy option and try and win both pools on the day by catching a winning weight of both species. Those that prefered their favorite species which seemed to be Carp found the going hard may be due to the cold overnight rain which was having a dramatic effect on their planned attack, with some boycotting the carp in favour of catching silvers to make a framing place in the pools. One angler that kept his nerve fishing for Carp was Les Collins weighing 71-4-0 to take top spot in the Carp only pool. In the Silver fish pool  Martin Charnock had decided to catch Roach, alternating between a 3 & 4 metre whip from the start, having lost count after reaching his 1000th fish to take top spot with 42-13-0, using one of his favorite mixes Sensas Gros Gardons and Canal Noire with added corriander!. The Carp runners up were in second place  Alan Ringwood 45-4-0 and third spot Gordon Monument on 33-1-0, Runners up in the silvers pool were in second place Max Calverley with 30-0-0 and in third place with 23-3-0 was Keith Weller.

Top left Winners Les Collins with his 'Carp' net and Martin Charnock with his 'Silvers' Roach haul.

15th Oct BSA Bottom Lake

Today saw the usual big turnout of members hoping for a bumper day's sport. Dave Freeman from peg 8 certainly did ! weighing 116-0-0 to take the win. Dave 'Chainsaw' Cooper closely pegged near the car park on peg 40 was second with 94-6-0, in third place was Gordon Monument opposite Dave on peg 26 (pic above) with some massive specimans to weigh 74-5-0, Les Collins was fourth from peg 10 with 55-4-0. Top team with a perfect score of 18 points from 18 were Dave Freeman, Gordon Monument and Andy Packham.


        3rd Round Individual K.O  Results winners to fish the semi final on November 5th


Robbie Gaiger VS Les Collins       Robbie Gaiger Bt Les Collins        

Micky Trindell VS Les Taylor      Les Taylor Bt Micky Trindell  

Andy Packham VS Dave Freeman   Dave Freeman Bt Andy Packham 

 Pat Farrelley VS Ian Chandler     Pat Farrelley Bt Ian Chandler 

Championship Points & Weights top six after 15 matches

1st Martin Charnock  98 pts                              1st Martin Charnock  600-7-0

2nd Les Collins / Andy Packham 62 pts        2nd Alan Ringwood 438-1-0

4th Trevor Pavitt 61 pts                                      3rd Dave Freeman 348-11-0

5th Alan Ringwood 60 pts                                  4th Les Collins 342-6-0

6th Robbie Gaiger 59 pts                                     5th Ian Chandler 336-14-0

                                                                                      6th Ron Carter 313-13-0

1st Oct Henfold Main Lake

Numbers were back for this fixture with thanks to Henfold Fishery for accommadating us at short notice after a disagreement with Furnace lakes. With the lake holding lots of silvers it was no surprise to see Martin 'Silvers Guru' Charnock take the win but he absolutely devastated the rest of the field fishing the whip for the first two hours then switching long to 14 metres to catch skimmers and crucians on double caster to weigh 54-3-0. In second place was Dave Freeman with 25-8-0 closely followed by Trevor Pavitt 24-8-0 then Max Calverley in fourth with 22-8-0. Below left Martin with his winning catch and young 90 year old  Norman Pavitt with one of his many carp this one going 11-12-0. Top team with 12 points were Les Collins, Andy Packham and Martin Charnock.

24th Sept River Mole Betchworth

As I was away for this fixture Trevor kindly run this match, he had decided to swicth the venue from the Orchard to above the weir section. This didn't go down well with Dave 'The Chainsaw' Cooper who the day before had gone to the Orchard and strimmed all the pegs for the match. Another poor turnout saw only 7 members attending, Trevor Pavitt managed to catch plenty of small Roach And Dace to win the Mole Cup with 4-4-0 not to far behind him in second was Pat Farrelley weighing 4-0-0, Gordon Monument had 3-8-0 for third. The biggest upset was Ian Chandler drawing his favorite peg which was also the Golden Peg on the day and must have been relishing a big pay check, sadly he missed out weighing 3-7-0 for fourth.

17th Sept Maze-lake Beaver Farm

Today saw one of the lowest turnouts with only 14 members attending, surprisingly as it's a venue closer to home than some of our other fixtures. Everyone at the draw fancied the pegs close to the car park, however the fish had other ideas and decided to go for a swim! To the far end of the lake. Gordon Monument (below) at the far end got his first win of the season with a catch of Bream and F1's for 27-4-0, on the next peg Trevor Pavitt had 19-4-0 to take second place. Along the arms Andy Packham had a few Carp long to take third with 18-2-0 with Ian Chandler next peg to Andy with 17-6-0 for fourth place.

20th Aug Peartree lake Hartleylands fishery

 It was a full house for Carshalton's trip to Peartree lake at Hartleylands fishery, the most fantastic thing we all noticed, was that the new owners had done a lot of work on the lake with the swims clearly marked on some of the most comfortable pegs that I had seen on a commercial fishery. The fishing was also awesome for those that fed !. In top spot guesting was Pete Allen, with a corn and paste approach in the margins to weigh an impressive 151-12-0. In second place was Martin Charnock who had decided to fish a 6gram Guru pellet waggler with 6mm pellet against the island opposite to weigh 144-10-0. In third was Alan 'Carp Guru' Ringwood fishing the floating pole to weigh 105-12-0, his sidekick Jeff Power was fourth with another ton weight with 102-8-0.

There was a tie for the top team on the day both having 10 points but it was Jeff Power,Peter Gale & Richie Hemmings that swayed the result with a combined weight of 207 -10-0 to take the brown envelope.

6th Aug BSA Bottom Lake

Twenty members fished todays match with the first round of the Individual K.O taking place. Robbie Gaiger (top left) on peg 9 showed his class fishing the pole at 13m with the 'Jigga' to take top spot with 99-12-0 just short of the magic ton. Not too far behind was Les Collins (top right) on peg 40 taking the runner up spot with a credible 88-0-0. Ian Chandler from peg 25 was agonisingly close in third with 87-6-0. Those anglers that didn't bother to weigh in and went home early cost their respective team and themselves a brown envelope, as it was a very close call come the total points tally, it was however Ian Chandler, Trevor Pavitt, Micky Trindell and Les Collins that secured top spot in the five teams of four.

As for the result of the knock out these anglers made it through to round 2 to be fished at Furnace Lake on the 1st Oct:

1.Pat Farrelley, 2. Robbie Gaiger, 3. Andy Packham, 4.Keith Weller, 5. Les Collins, 6. Ian Chandler, 7. Gordon Monument, 8. Les Taylor, 9. Micky Trindell, 10. Dave Freeman.

The draw for round 2 will take place at the Hartleylands match with 6 byes with 4 to fish.

 Individual Knock-out Dates

1st round 6th Aug Bottom Lake BSA

2nd round 1st Oct Furnace Lake

3rd round 15th Oct Bottom Lake BSA

Semi Final 5th Nov Top Lake BSA

Final 19th Nov Bottom Lake BSA

16th July Old Bury Hill Front Bank

1.Andy Packham peg 2   65-0-0

2.Dave Freeman peg 21  60-0-0

3.Ian Chandler peg 4        49-0-0

4.Allen Adams peg 17       38-4-0

Thanks to Trevor Pavitt for running this match whilst I was away.

League Championship at half-way stage top 6

1. Martin Charnock        72pts

2. Alan Colgate                 51pts 

3. Alan Ringwood            47pts

4. Robbie Gaiger              39pts

5. Les Collins                      37pts

5. Allen Adams                 37pts     

2nd July BSA Bottom Lake

Eighteen members fished the bottom lake today, with some good weights from around the whole lake. Tops today was Ron Carter fishing down the margins on peg 29 weighing 114-12-0 another ton plus was Alan Ringwood on peg 2 taking second spot with 104-8-0. ('who say's the bay never fishes in a match'). Third place was Dave Freeman peg 33 with 88-3-0 with Martin Charnock peg 35 to take fourth spot with 80-11-0. Top team on the day clinching it by just one point were Hugh Blake,  Martin Charnock & Robbie Gaiger.

18th June Marsh Farm 'Richardsons'

 Today's fixture saw temperatures reach 35c degrees, with many of the competitors looking pretty red by the end of the match. Martin Charnock ( left ) fished the feeder for most of the match because he was getting third degree burns from handling his pole but did enough to take the win with 38-8-0 from peg 15 (centre pic ), Ian Chandler (right pic) wasn't to far behind with 37-2-0 from peg 9 with some big Tench caught on corn. Allen Adams was a long way off the pace from fancied peg 26 with 12-7-0 to take third spot with Alan Colgate in fourth with 11-15-0 from peg 34. Those that hadn't enjoyed their day made up with spending  £'s in the onsite Apollo Angling Shop which had a vast amount of tackle and bait as well as a cold drinks fridge which I think was empty by the time we all departed.

Apollo Angling 'wish it was closer to home'.

4th June   Monk Lake 4


With the whole lake to ourselves everybody had plenty of room, however the carp had more important matters at hand other than feeding. Those that did catch the weight building carp caught in short spells, it was the anglers that substituted those quiet moments to switch and catch the skimmers, Roach or some of the big Ide that inhabit this lake. One such angler was Martin Charnock on peg 145 switching between three lines starting on the method feeder with an 8mm boilie as hook bait got off to a flying start, when this went dead switching to the pole feeding pellet at 14.5 m catching carp deep and up in the water but also added silvers with the odd big Ide  for a winning weight of 56-12-0. In second place was Chris Jones from peg 137 who also fished long on the pole for a close 53-14-0. Third was Ian Chandler permanant peg 147 managed 46-14-0 switching between method and the short pole, fourth place was Trevor Pavitt with 41-5-0 peg 143.

21st May Beaver Farm Maze Lake

 Today's visit to Beaver Farm Fishery on Maze Lake, saw those drawn closest to the car park dominate the field. It was that man again who on away fixtures is so inform at the moment Alan Ringwood (top left) drawn on peg 3 weigh 43-8-0 of quality Bream and skimmers to take first place. However he was closely followed by Richie Hemmings (centre) from peg 2 weighing 40-13-0 with a mixture of Bream and F1's for second on the day, in third place was Martin Charnock drawn round the back on the canal section from peg 15 to weigh 24-8-0. Eighty nine year old was young Norman Pavitt (top right) on peg 1 weighing in  21-11-0  all Bream catch to take fourth place.

14th May BSA Bottom Lake

 19 Members fished the bottom lake at BSA in the sixth round of the club's championship and although weights were down from what was expected it had fished consistent from all areas of the lake. It was unlikely peg 16 near the dam,  that Les Collins found this peg to be in form and extracted 65-0-0 for the win, it was however very close for the remaining positions spread from all around the lake. Andy Packham weighed 59-0-0 from peg 5 to take second with Alan Rigwood 58-0-0 from  peg 10 taking third, fourth place was Dave Freeman with 57-0-0 from peg 32. The team results again were very close with team A1-B1-C1 consisting of Paul Wotham, Andy Packham & Richard Eggleton totaling 14 pts, however with two section winners team A6-B6-C6 had a total of 15pts in the form of Dave Freeman, Les Collins & Trevor Pavitt to take the win.

League Championship after six matches top 6

1. Martin Charnock      37 pts

2. Alan Colgate              35 pts

3. Les Collins                   30 pts

4. Andy Packham         29 pts

5. Alan Ringwood         28 pts

6. Robbie Gaiger           27 pts

7th May Royal Berkshire Fishery

Alan Ringwood (middle) and Alan Colgate (right)  caught quite a few double figure Carp to take the top spots in today's competition with Alan Ringwood weighing 57-13-0 and Alan Colgate in second with 55-10-0. Les Collins was third with 36-11-0 also catching some big Carp not far behind was Richie Hemmings with 32-9-0 to take fourth place those that didn't catch the big bonus Carp had nets made up of the newly stocked ghost F1's as well as some quality Roach and Skimmers.

Not only was the fishing great but the on site cafe served  up  a great breakfast for the start of today's event.






 23rd April  Henfold Lake

From left to right Pat Farrelley, Martin Charnock & Andy Packham

Today's match saw 17 anglers attend, with the weater overcast but reasonably warm the fishing was great with only two anglers not breaking double figures. Peg 41 next to the island and channel saw Alan Colgate blitz the field with 60-8-0 made up of a few big carp that were caught down the edge. On peg 8 Martin Charnock switched between the 3 mtr whip and long pole with caster to catch mainly crucians for second place with 34-0-0. Trevor Pavitt peg 38 was third with 28-0-0 with Andy Packham peg 7 taking fourth place with carp and skimmers caught on the short pole at 6mtrs to weigh 27-10-0.

League Championship after four matches top 6

1st Martin Charnock & Robbie Gaiger 25 pts

3rd Alan Colgate 24 pts

4th Allen Adams 23 pts

5th Andy Packham 20 pts

6th Dave Freeman 18 pts

9th April BSA Bottom Lake

 26 Members were looking to sample the quality fishing on the bottom lake today, however the fish had other ideas and although lots could be seen cruising the upper layers they were not in a great feeding mood. The wind also helped those pegged down the arm of the lake as the fish drifted down with the surface pollen fallen from the trees. Alan Adams found a few fish in the afternoon to go from zero to hero with a low winning weight of 56-0-0 from peg 31. Not too far behind was Ron Carter taking runner up spot with 51-14-0 from peg 27 in third place was Les Eggleton peg 5 with 43-8-0 with Hugh Blake in fourth peg 28 with 41-12-0. Today saw 5 teams made up of 5 anglers and as the points were added up it was very close with two teams on 16 points and another two teams tyed on 15 points with the fifth team on 13 points. With the top two teams tying on 16 points it went down to a combined weight of the two five men teams those on section one A-E were Ian Chandler, Robbie Gaiger, Les Eggleton, Les (I like to walk  about a lot) Taylor & Dave Freeman weighed a total of 96-8-0 but it was the anglers in section 5 A-E made up of Martin Charnock, Dave Cooper, Les Collins , Hugh Edwards & Hugh Blake to take the winning slot and the money with 99-8-0.

26th March BSA Top Lake

 It was a tough day for most of the anglers on the Top lake at BSA today, those that found the Bream were top of the tree from left to right Alan Colgate took the honours from peg 6 with 11-0-0 in second place from peg 23 Allen Adams landed two Bream for 9-8-0 with Robbie Gaiger close in third spot from peg 25 weighing 9-6-0. Out of the teams of four with eleven points the winning group comprised of Pat Farrelley,Alan Colgate, Richie Hemmings and Keith Weller.

League Championship after two matches top six:

1st Robbie Gaiger         17pts

2nd Martin Charnock 14pts

3rd Richie Hemmings 13pts

4th Alan Colgate           12pts

5th Andy Packham      11pts

 5th  Allen Adams         11pts

12th March Furnace Lake

The first match of the new season took place on the main lake at Furnace fishery, with both banks required as the turnout was exceptional. It was the south bank that had the top three places with Andy Packham on peg 10 deciding to fish the feeder and what a good decision it was, taking 1st place with 38-10-0. In second place from peg 7 was Robbie Gaiger fishing the pole with fluro pinkie and red maggot to weigh 37-2-0, in third place Martin Charnock alternated between the pole and feeder from peg 3 using worm and dead maggot to weigh 19-4-0. From peg 16 on the north bank Les Collins weighed a mixed net of roach and skimmers for 18-12-0.




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