DISTANT DREAMS by Andy Reed
It seems that we can never get it right with the weather, either its boiling hot, humid and uncomfortable or its chucking it down with rain and wind.
These conditions didn't help with our attempt to go through to the finals of the super cup competition.
The band of 6 arrived at Puddledock fisheries after our long drive ready to try our best and to get a good result.
I have to be honest and say we were totally out classed by the other teams, some of them had been there 8 years on the trot and we were fishing guys that had been on the open match circuit for 30 years and boy did it show.
Sadly we didn't make the grade and ended up second to last, but we all did our best and at least there was satisfaction in that.
The point system runs in reverse so the better you do the lower the points, so here is the results.:-
J. Foster 20lbs-8oz 10pts
G. Brickwood 22lbs-8oz 12pts
W. Abernethy 52lbs-10oz 4pts
K. Collins 31lbs-4oz 9pts
A. Reed 10lbs-4oz 11pts
G. Thorne 36lbs-14oz 4pts
1st Team Martin 20pts
2nd Bills Tackle 23pts
3rd Whitemoor 26pts
4th South Cerney 34pts
5th Johnson Matthey 39pts
6th Jinx 40pts
7th Cheam 40pts
8th Haps 43pts
9th Greenside 43pts
10th How's End 49pts
11th Petersfield 50pts
12th Elm Park 61pts
Better luck next year - You never know!
Old Windsor Vs Pdac
The match against Old Windsor wasn't a mind blowing day as we only had 9 Petersfield guys against 15 Windsor chaps.
No big weights, with the top being 11lbs-8oz, I didnt have the full results, but i dont think the whole combined weight was more than 30lbs in total.
The junior open match went well and although the heavens opened up first thing, all the kids turned up. It was hard going, with the better weights coming from the top pond.
The winners in the 3 categories were :-
1st Youth section Ethan Etherington with 31-0-0
1st 13-16 section Leo Marriot with 37-6-0
1st 8-13 section Freddie Coulson with 41-10-0
20 kids fished in total and everyone went away with a medal and a P.D.A.C. cap. There was a prize for the best silverfish net full and this was won by Sophie Thomas.
There was also a prize for the best weight from a young lady and this was won by Charlotte Murphy from Portsmouth and D.A.S
A big thanks must go to Steve Rayson for giving his winnings from a previous match to the juniors, and donation from the match group and committee, support from Steve at Bordon tackle centre and all of those who helped out on the day.
A huge thank you to the club officials and volunteers in helping and making the event a great success.
We look forward to next years event.
Last but not least, the Tri Challenge competition went ahead at F.L.E in Romsey.
19 competitors took part with 6 on the red pond, 6 on the blue and 7 on the top pond.
There were pegs that did better than others and the weights showed. The top weights on each pond were as follows. :-
Blue Pond Red Pond Top Pond
1st G.Brickwood 97-5-0 1st S.Cross 90-6-0 1st J.Foster 97-8-0
2nd B. May 80-8-0 2nd J.Coulson 89-1-0 2nd G.Thorne 86-13-10
3rd P.Sims 79-13-0 3rd C.Gaudion 75-9-0 3rd K.Collins 84-3-0
The next round will be at the end of September so the anglers will rotate round so they fish on a different pond next time.
We have an away match at Dandy's ford but i'm yet to confirm this, but anyway whatever the outcome, I will report this in the next news letter.