NEWS FLASH !!!!!!
Headlines Today. Mr Whippy has made it to the SuperCup B Team. Mr Whippy aka Andy Reed aka Me !! this Sunday just gone 3rd April stunned the rest of the anglers fishing for a place in the team, by actually winning from an unfavoured peg.
Old Whippy didn't use his usual method of whip & brolly fishing, but used the conventional feeder tactics to claim the win & a place on the team. A spokesman said this was highly irregular, & was just not cricket. However, Mr Whippy was said to have enjoyed picking up his winnings with a very smug look on his face.
Now I have had a laugh, back to normality. The last match I reported on was the feeder match I believe, but for those that might not have seen the results, they were as follows:
1st Chris Knight 14 lbs - 0oz
2nd John Clarke 13lbs - 7oz
3rd John Coulson 9lbs - 13oz
Next match to report on was the Committee match held at Whinwhistle fishery, at West Wellow. The day's fishing was grim to say the least, with only 5 of the 10 committee members catching. It was tight until the last part of the match, when "Bagger Grimes" hooked into 2 slabs to win outright. The results were as follows:
1st Geoff Grimes 8lbs - 11oz
2nd Keith Tupman 1lb - 0oz
3rd Andy Muchmore 0lbs - 14oz
The next match was the return with Chichester at Long Lake in the teams of 12 competition. We held our own with Ethan Etherington having 52lbs - 0oz & Tony Bowell close behind with 51lbs - 0oz & Jim Stevens having 37lbs - 12oz. I didn't manage to fish the match as I'm not that fond of the venue, but I had Covid anyway. I didnt bother with calculating the points & weight of both teams, as yet again Chichester pulled a fast one & only counted our best 9 weights, as they could only get 9 to fish the match. if an opposing team cannot get a full team especially on their own water then what's the point of holding these team competitions.
The final match of the season was an away match at Billhook lake nr Odiham.
15 fished the match & it was a match of 2 halves 1 in the sun & 1 in the shade. On the day we got totally STONED by the 2 brothers, Darren & Jim Stone with Pete Jones coming a close 3rd. On the day the results were as follows:
1st Darren Stone 39lbs - 7oz
2nd Jim Stone 32lbs - 2oz
3rd Pete Jones 31lbs - 13oz
Section A winner was Geoff Grimes with 28lbs - 10oz
Section B winner was Keith Tupman with 14lbs - 10oz
Kris Collins had an Ide of 2lbs - 3oz
As I stood down from the SuperCup captains job, the 2 teams for this year are now run by Jamie Foster for the A Team & Kris Collins for the B Team . Good luck for both teams, in the 1st round competitions on the 23rd of April.
Petersfield DAC "A" have an away tie with "Carp Shop" at Warwick Wold Waters in Surrey, Carp Shop are strong opponents and have a good record in this event.
The team selection is:
Jamie Foster (capt.), Ben May, Will Abernathey, Grant Thorne, John Coulson & Graham Potter.
Petersfield DAC "B" team have drawn a 3 way tie at home with "West Ewell AC" and "Feltham TPS", both from Surrey. The match will be held at Nyewood and the team selection is as follows:
Kris Collins (capt.), Andy Reed, Peter Jones, Jim Stevens, Phil Sims & Jim Stone. Jason Jones & Clive Blount as reserves.
Good luck to both squads.
That's it for now, there will be more news from the forthcoming competitions of the new season in the next edition of the newsletter, & you never know I might win again ................ Some Hopes !!!!!!!!!