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 Reports by Martin Charnock

9th Dec Henfold  Main lake Christmas Match

Today's Christmas Match at Henfold saw gale force winds buffer the anglers making presentation difficult. Weights and spirits were down, but fortunately we had the presentation/ prize giving, raffle and buffet awaiting us back at the club house. The spread that greeted us was fantastic, the Lakeside Chef did us proud with nobody going hungry.With five teams on the day I had planned to insure that nobody went home empty handed with everyone winning a prize of sorts. A big thank you must go to John & Jason of Tackle warehouse Gatwick who gave the club a fantastic deal on tackle prizes and also our Treasurer Phil Taylor who donated a brand new margin pole. Above are those that attended todays match from left to right: Richie Hemmings, Martin Charnock (Match Sec moi), Gordon Monument, Dave Freeman, Max Calverley, Trevor Pavitt (Secretary), Pat Farrelley, Les Taylor, Alan Ringwood (Chairman), Dave 'BoZ' Beard, Tony Aldworth, Les Collins,Lionel Herve, Norman Pavitt & Robbie Gaiger.  As for the winners yours truely won the day with 14-11-0 from peg 35, in second place max Calverley peg 4 weighing 14-4-0 with third going to Tony Aldworth on 10-7-0 from peg 33. Top team on the day with 14 points were; Dave 'Boz' Beard, Martin Charnock and Dave Freeman. Every year is a challenge in trying to surpass my previous run Christmas Match but this must rank as one of the best so far. I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did.

                                                              Looking forward to seeing you all next year Merry Christmas

                                                                                         Martin Charnock Competition sec

2018 Winners / Results

Championship Cup Club Champion aggregate points. Dave Freeman

Runner up Intrepid Bowl.  Alan Ringwood

Brian Hibberd Shield.  (1st home water club match)  Dave Freeman

Mole Cup.  Ian Chandler

Charity Shield.  Dave Freeman

Laughlin Cup Individual K.O.  Dave Freeman

Runner up. Les Eggleton 

John Hyde Memorial Shield. (most points at BSA).  Dave Freeman

Feast Cup. (most matches least weight).  Paul Wortham

Points / Weights Top 10

1st. Dave Freeman. 107 pts.      1st Alan ringwood  1049-2-0

2nd. Alan Ringwood 101 pts.   2nd. Dave Freeman 740-9-0

3rd. Pat Farrelley 93 pts.            3rd. Pat Farrelley 607-14-0

4th. Les Collins 89 pts.                4th. Les Collins 559-9-0

5th. Trevor Pavitt 86 pts.           5th.Tony Aldworth 417-8-0

6th. Martin Charnock 72 pts    6th. Ian Chandler 416-12-0

7th. Tony Aldworth 66 pts         7th. Trevor Pavitt 408-1-0

8th. Ron Carter 65 pts.                8th. Ron Carter 393-14-0

9th. Norman Pavitt 61 pts.         9th. Norman Pavitt 386-0-0

10th. Ian Chandler 53 pts.        10th. Martin Charnock 374-4-0

2nd Dec BSA lake

Final Result of the Individual K.O.

Dave Freeman Bt Les Eggleton

This was the final league championship match of 2018 ,unfortunately I was not able to organise today's match and my thanks goes to Les Taylor in taking charge. The final of the Individual K.O was held today between Dave Freeman who had been unbeaten all season at BSA and Les Eggleton who in the run up at BSA had put some credible catches together. Les Collins was to put a spanner in the works and stop Dave Freeman's domination at this venue, drawing end peg 33 Les weighed 103-9-0 for a convincing victory, however Dave Freeman was to take second place from peg 10 with 65-12-0 to secure the knock out win,  Les Eggleton on a mediocre peg 8 managing 47-6-0. In third place from peg 11 was Pat Farrelley with 51-10-0 with Andy Packham taking the fourth spot with 47-7-0 from peg 6.

11th November Henfold Lake.


It was a big turnout for today's fixture held at Henfold lakes and with the forecast of heavy rain one or two members cried off preferring to stay at home.  At times T-shirt weather was appropriate but would be spoilt by the gale force winds with an added bonus of water from the skies which saw umbrellas around the lake going up and coming down all through the day. As it was Remembrance Sunday a two minute cease of fishing was held  on the stroke of 11am in memory of the fallen. The car park bank was the place to be with Les Collins on peg 7 taking the win with 19-7-0 in second place next door saw Trevor Pavitt peg 8 take second place with 16-15-0, taking the section on this bank was Alan Ringwood peg 17 with 13-12-0. The opposite bank saw a clash of the titans with Dave Freeman on peg 33 and Martin Charnock on peg 34 having a fish for fish race throughout the day but Martin in the last half-hour switched to the waggler and increased his lead to weigh 11-13-0 for the section , however a lost carp close in by Dave in the dying minutes saw him cursing to weigh 11-6-0 for section second. Third in section was Ron Carter (above) with some quality Roach peg 35 weighing 10-13-0.

4th November Betchworth River Mole 'Mole cup' 

Today's match saw the competitors fishing the weir field, having previously agreed that if the turn out was small it would be held on the Orchard stretch as it's a much shorter walk for our senior members. However as I was not running the competition for today it was obviously agreed to go for the long walk. Above and below stretches of the weir field were used and it was Ian Chandler fishing downstream of the weir that secured the win and the Mole Cup with 7-0-0 of bits. Second was Trevor Pavitt also fishing below the weir with  3-1-0, third went to Ron Carter above the weir with 2-15-0 and Pat Farrelley taking fourth place with 0-11-0.

21st October Monk Lake 4 

The seventeenth match of the season saw the club at Monk lakes 4, considering it's coming to the end of October most of us were in short sleeve tops with a warm bright sunny day saw the lake algae bloom to full effect, especially for those drawn in the lower peg numbers found it was like fishing in the primeval ooze. (see picture). Adrian Westgate secured the win fishing through this green soup with fifteen carp for 41-13-0. One angler that had it all clear at the far end was Serge Garbou (centre)  and fishing close to an overhanging branch secured second place with a weight of carp for 34-5-0. Yours truly (M. Charnock) who despises carp fishing decided to practice for an upcoming winter silvers league fished the whip for a Roach and skimmer net of 25-14-0 to take third place. Alan Ringwood was fourth with 24-12-0 again all carp just pushing Les Taylor (bottom right) out of the money with 21-5-0.

7th October BSA Bottom Lake

Semi final result of the Individual K.O.

Dave Freeman Bt  Alan Ringwood     Les Eggleton Bt Pat Farrelley 

Final to be held on the 2nd December at BSA.                                                                                                            

There was a good turnout for today's match at BSA considering the appalling weather the day before, however the sun was shinning and a light breeze blowing down towards the dam end of the lake. This breeze had the effect of taking the fish with it,  two anglers you wouldn't want to compete against at this venue found themselves not only fishing against each other in the semi final of the individual knock out but pegged at this end also, unbeaten this season at BSA Dave Freeman on peg 16 was looking for another victory and with Alan Ringwood pegged on 11 it was going to be a battle of the titans. Those pegged towards the narrow end of the lake were going to find things a bit tougher. Sure enough come the weigh in Dave Freeman had taken another victory with 116-12-0 and a place in the final Alan Ringwood would take second place with 95-1-0. In third place from peg 24 was Keith Weller with 66-10-0. Les Eggleton from peg 8 was fourth with 48-8-0 and a place in the final knocking Pat Farrelley out comfortably from peg 40 who managed only 10-2-0. 

23rd Sept Orchard Place farm 'Doughnut'

 It was a very wet day for those that made the trip to Orchard lakes in Kent, however as always the fishing never fails to please with weights  for the top four all exceeding the 100lb barrier. It was the twins that showed the way with Pete Allan taking top spot with 194-10-0 brother Nick took second place with 179-4-0, third went to guest Andy who weighed 150-10-0 with Alan Ringwood taking fourth place with 103-12-0. Many thanks for the anglers that  were courteous enough to contact me informing me they couldn’t attend today’s fixture. Also many thanks to Alan for running today’s match in my absence.

Championship Points League after 15 matches top six.

(deduction of 2 dropped worst match points shown)

1st  73pts.  Dave Freeman

2nd 66pts. Alan Ringwood

2nd 66pts. Les Collins 

2nd 66pts. Tony Aldworth 

5th 62pts Trevor Pavitt

6th 61pts Pat Farrelley

9th Sept Sumners Match Lake   Carp & Silvers.


Rumours that the large Carp had been removed from the match lake were false as there were many anglers struggling to land some of the carp that were hooked, there was however a large influx of much smaller carp that kept everyone busy. The match today was a carp and silvers match with points and pools being awarded for not only the best carp weights but also the best silver weights in not only sections but also overall. Alan 'Carp Guru' Ringwood (centre) fished his floating pole to take the best Carp weight with 244-10-0 with guest Paul Jones taking second place with 122-7-0 and in third place Ian Chandler with 105-1-0.  On the silvers front Martin Charnock (right) fishing a 4m whip was to take first place with a moderate weight of 24-7-0 of small Roach having been plagued by carp every time he fed. Les Collins was to take second with 21-8-0 and in third place was Norman Pavitt landing 10-15-0

2nd Sept BSA Lake. 

Dave Freeman peg 16 was pushed all the way today but was still able to say he's the "Daddy" on our home water come the end with a winning weight of 84-1-0 and still unbeaten this season at BSA. In second place and standing in for me today running the match whilst I was away, was Alan Ringwood from peg 32 with 80-6-0. Not to far behind was Les Eggleton from peg 29 taking third place with a credible 78-15-0 from the far side of the arm. In fourth place from peg 40 Les "Walkabout" Taylor who landed 49-8-0, question has Mr Taylor been getting lessons from Monsieur Freeman ? going by his latest results we wonder. The results below from today's knock out with the semi final round to be held on the 7th October at BSA, where there will be two groups / one group of three, and a pair, with the winners of each group going through to the final  to be held at BSA on 2nd December. The draw will take place at the next committee meeting. 

2nd round results of today's Individual K.O


1. Les  Eggleton Bt Ian Chandler.  2. Dave Cooper Bt Paul Wortham . 3. Pat Farrelley Bt Robbie Gaiger .

 4.Dave Freeman Bt Gordon Monument .  5. Alan Ringwood Bt Ron Carter.       


19th August Henfold Lake.  

 Martin ' Whip King' Charnock ( centre ) destroyed the rest of the field today on Henfold's main lake, using a 3 mtr whip feeding caster with a maggot hook bait and one of his favourite floats a Maurizio Schiepatti Mars Bleu in a size 0. 5 grm catching mainly quality Roach with the odd skimmer to weigh 46-8-0 from peg 38. In second place Tony Aldworth on peg 7 switched between the method feeder and pole, landing carp to weigh 34-2-0, on peg 10 Ian Chandler had a late run of Carp down the margins, this however proved costly with 45 minutes left of the match his pole snapped in half as he hooked a Carp which then proceeded to swim off into the depths towing the remaining pole sections down the lake but he did enough to hold on to third place with 30-10-0. Next door on peg 8 Les Collins fished long pole to net 27-5-0 for fourth place. Top team with 14 points were : Tony Aldworth, Les Taylor, Trevor Pavitt and Andy Packham.


A fantastic £240 was raised at BSA's Charity match today with many thanks to Alan Ringwood running this match whilst I was away and also to Trevor Pavitt who organised the pre-match grub. As for the fishing it was that man on form  Dave Freeman who once again should be insuring his arm as he drew peg 41 an absolute flier of a peg, making no mistakes he landed 207-5-0 to take the win. In second place from peg 19  Alan Ringwood weighed another fantastic weight of 160-0-0  catching up in the water on the long pole. Third on the day with 111-14-0 from peg 11 was Andy Packham with fourth place Les Collins from peg 7 with 83-7-0.

5th August Monk lake 2  

It was another hot and humid day that greeted members fishing Lake 2 at Monks fishery in Kent. Weights were slightly down for this fishery but it was the amount of  quality silvers that were caught combined with the Carp that made up most of the anglers winning nets. Ian Chandler was top weight today with 135-5-0 but not to far behind was Jeff Power (left) with 124-13-0, Nick Allen guesting today was third with 117-13-0 with Les Taylor showing his class to weigh 91-11-0 for fourth place which must rate as one of his biggest catches for this OAP. Club Secretary Trevor Pavitt (right) with his net of silvers.

 29th July Bernies 'Racetrack' Lake 

It was a day when the 'Wicked Witch of the West' visited Bernie's lake for our rearranged club match after Old Bury Hill had to be cancelled due to the annual bike ride that takes place in the area. The advertised weather of light showers turned more into a torrent of heavy rain for the full duration of the match, with the right hand side of the lake being battered by strong gale force winds. However the results turned into a very close run competition with the top four anglers being separated by one or two fish with  lost fish proving costly. Dave Freeman (left) continued his run of good form winning the day with 54-6-0, Tony Aldworth (center) narrowly placed in second with 51-9-0 in third place with 48-0-0 Dave 'Boz' Beard pipped Martin Charnock (right) who took fourth place with 47-8-0. Top team on the day were Dave Freeman, Jeff Power and Pat Farrelley.

21st July BSA Bottom Lake 'OPEN MATCH'.

Today's match saw eighteen anglers booked in for Carshalton's open match on the Bottom Lake at BSA. With hardly any breeze on the lake the carp could be seen cruising beneath the surface, but would they be caught fishing shallow. The answer to that question would be no, as the top three anglers all caught fishing on the deck. Dave Freeman drawing peg 33 fishing meat down the margins just managed to take the win, going over weight in two of his three keep nets which  saw him knocked back to 60lbs for two of them, this saw his total add up to 159-6-0. In second place on peg 5 Paul Jones with four nets worth of carp, was unlucky to weigh 158-6-0 fishing soft pellet. Martin Charnock from peg 11 fished paste all day to take third place with 124-5-0, with fourth place coming from peg 35  Martin White taking 99-9-0.

Championship Points League after 10 matches top six.

(deduction of 2 dropped worst match points not shown)

1st  51pts.  Mick Sharpless

2nd 49pts. Gary Sharpless

3rd 48pts. Pat Farrelley 

3rd 48pts. Dave Freeman 

5th 41pts Tony Aldworth

6th 39pts Alan Ringwood

15th July Marsh Farm Richardsons Lake

Todays match may have been shortened had England made the final of the World Cup, as we all know that didn't materialise so the match finished as published. Todays top angler Dave Freeman drawing favoured peg 12 which was also the Golden peg made no mistakes with 49-4-0 taking top spot and £92.00 in winnings. Second placed Gary Sharpless peg 32 weighed 46-5-0 fishing chopped worm. In third place Alan Ringwood on end peg 7 weighed 35-6-0 catching his fish on caster. Tony Aldworth took fourth from peg 15 with 33-2-0. Top team today with a collective 12 points were: Dave Freeman, Micky Sharpless, Boz and Jeff Power.

1st July BSA Bottom lake

It was a very hot and humid day for today's home match at BSA. Dave Freeman's drawing arm didn't let him down in the car park taking a short walk to peg 39 to win the day with a credible 88-13-0. Second place Ian Chandler having drawn peg 30 was not far off with 76-2-0. Third place  with 61-14-0 was Gordon monument from end  peg 11. Top team on the day were these likely lads above with a combined 16 points total, from left to right Robbie Gaiger, Pat Farrelley and Gordon Monument.

Today also saw the 1st round of the individual knock out the names below qualified for round 2 to be fished on the 2nd of September at BSA.

Gordon Monument, Dave Cooper, Paul Wortham, Robbie Gaiger, Dave Freeman, Ron Carter, Ian Chandler, Alan Ringwood, Pat Farrelley and Les Eggleton

17th June Reservoir Hartleylands

 Many thanks to Alan Ringwood for running this match whilst I was away. The Reservoir didn't fish as expected with weights down on previous competitions however the fish caught were big with nearly all fish around the 8lb mark. In first place, old timer Pat Farrelley showed the rest of the field how it should be done taking 90-10-0. Taking runner up spot was Alan Ringwood with 84-0-0, in third place Ian chandler weighed 62-10-0 with fourth placed Ron Carter taking 60-10-0. Please note the next match at BSA 1st July will be the 1st round of the individual Knock Out.

 3rd June Old Bury Hill Main Lake

It was a father and son affair for the top two spots on the main lake at Old Bury Hill fishery today. It was the younger Gary Sharpless (top) that showed his dad how its done, drawn on peg 1 known as the jungle he was into carp straight from the off to win the day weighing 50-10-0. Mark senior from peg 32 found the Bream to take runner up spot with 29-7-0. Third place went to Ron Carter from peg 29 fishing the pole weighing 28-3-0. Now most know that we run a team pool on the day and today was no exception. With 4 sections of 5 anglers,  with the winner of each section being awarded 5 points, second 4 points third 3 points and so on. However if you fail to weigh in you will be awarded ZERO points. Fortunately for my team one member of another group couldn't be bothered to trouble the scales-man and threw his fish back, which cost them, losing by just one point. So winning the team pools with 14 points were: Norman Pavitt, Max Calverley, Martin Charnock & Micky Sharpless.

20th May Orchard Place Farm Lake 5

 Weights were off the scale for those that attended today's competition, with  only two anglers failing to break the 60lb barrier, with the top four weights topping three figures. It was that man  Alan 'Mr Carp' Ringwood who showed the way with a massive 178-2-0 for the win, in second place with 142-4-0 was Tony Aldworth, Gary Sharpless (top left) took third with 125-5-0 and in fourth place was Jeff Power with 107-12-0. Our Treasurer Phil Taylor (top right) took this net of 83-6-0 for seventh place. Many thanks to Alan Ringwood in running the match whilst I was away.

Championship Points League after 5 matches

(deduction of 2 dropped worst match points not shown)

1st 28pts. Les Collins

2nd 23pts. Mick Sharpless

2nd 23pts. Trevor Pavitt

2nd 23pts. Pat Farrelley 

5th 22pts. Garry Sharpless

6th 20pts Martin Charnock

6th May Maze lake  Beaver Farm Fishery.

Today was the hottest day of the year and the fish had other ideas, rather than eating! However some of our anglers found a few willing to feed. It was quite amazing how the top two anglers managed the same weight Les Collins peg 13 drawn in the car park weighed 44-4-0 with Mick Sharpless drawn on peg 18 along one of the spits tied for first with their nets made up of quality Bream. In third place was Allen Adams peg 20 with 32-12-0. Next door was David Ranger peg 19 taking fourth place with 24- 4-0.                                                                                                                                                                                                                As for the teams payout it was very close with two teams tying with 13 points for second, however it was Mick Sharpless, Martin Charnock, Les Collins and Trevor (One point /ounce) Pavitt that took pole position with 14 points.

15th April Royal Berkshire Fishery  

 23 Members made the away trip to lake 3 at Royal Berkshire Fishery. The ladies in the on sight cafe did a sterling job feeding us 'pukka' breakfasts as we descended on mass prior to the draw. Through out the day it was quite overcast and breezy until the weigh in when the heavens opened and a torrential down pour ensued. That F1 Guru that is Tony Aldworth (bottom left) found 36-5-0 of F1's  from fancied peg 22 to take the win fishing the pole down the middle of his peg with pellet. In second place from the other end of the lake was Max Calverley with 28-0-0 from peg 9, just missing out was Gary Sharpless (bottom right) in third with 27-11-0 pipping his Dad Mick on peg 11 taking fourth place with 27-0-0. Top team on the day were Peter Gale and Max Calverley

1st April Henfold Main Lake.

Many thanks to Trevor Pavitt for running today's match whilst I was away. Quite a few members were missing from the norm mainly due to the Easter break. However our match scene is getting larger with more new faces each match, which means we may have to start searching for venues that can accommodate us all. With the previous day's rainfall the lake was coloured and water levels  a lot higher than normal (which is a bonus at this venue). It was one of our stalwart anglers Les Collins that showed his class today after having a dry run of wins in the past, drawing at the far end of the lake (peg 25) Les put a small fish net together weighing a credible 14-8-0 for the win. In second place from peg 16 Mick Sharpless found some of the better skimmers fishing pellet over micros for 10-12-0, in third place Max Calverley from peg 23 just missed out  on second place by weighing 10-8-0 fishing caster and chopped worm.

25th March BSA Bottom Lake

The lake today looked more like a cup of milk chocolate, however there were a few fish topping and with the weather on the warmer side than previous weeks expectations were high. One angler that got off to a great start from peg 41 was Pat Farrelley, but things soon took a turn for the worse, he was losing some big fish and a match win was getting less and less likely. On peg 33 Dave Freeman was quietly putting a few fish together late on and won the match with 25-8-0 and the Brian Hibberd Shield. On peg 40 Trevor Pavitt managed a close second with 20-8-0 from third placed Pat on 20-6-0, not to far behind in fourth was Ron Carter from peg 22 with  20 -4-0. Top team were Phil Taylor, Les Taylor, Pat Farrelley and Ron Carter.

11th March Orchard Place Farm  

Today was the first club match of 2018, our visit to the F1 Mecca that is Orchard Place Farm didn't disappoint  especially after the dreadful weather from the previous week.  David Beard (bottom left) drew the first peg on the spit opposite an island and caught F1's throughout the day on double white maggot to take pole position with 87-8-0. Not to far to his left Tony Aldworth (bottom right) managed second alternating between the pole and method feeder with 79-0-0, Martin Charnock took a nail biting third place with 78-8-0 having lost a few carp during the match due to the hook pulling free just as he was about to net. In fourth place was Trevor Pavitt on the other side of the lake to weigh 57-0-0. Top Team on the day were Trevor Pavitt, David Beard and Mick Sharpless.

A very muddy venue but a great day's fishing












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