Top Three “Red Horses” of 2014

red horse RightWith just the “Silver Fish” Match left; to close the 2014 Season, the Top three “Red Horse” anglers have now been identified. A single win separates the first and second place anglers, but a healthy margin of 154lb makes Derek Taylor’s lead unassailable.

Congratulations to: Derek, Don & Kev

Season Wins Derek Taylor Don Johnson Kev Gear
1 49lb 1oz 44lb 2oz 50lb 12oz
2 19lb 6oz 67lb 10oz 72lb 7oz
3 92lb 9oz 28lb 2oz 14lb 12oz
4 133lb 2oz 77lb 3oz 80lb 13oz
5 46lb 13 oz 38lb 0oz 21lb 13 oz
6 78lb 12oz 51lb 4oz 20lb 10oz
7 40lb 8oz
Total 460lb 3oz 306lb 5oz 261lb 3oz

A slow Start To the Season

The first match of the RHAC season did not get off to a flying start with the majority of members failing to reach double figures. The Canal was not the only pool affected with others at Izaak Walton Fisheries  also fishing poorly. Whether it was the recent frosts after an extended mild period or something else that turned the fish off, Kev Gear managed to buck the trend, with a weight of 50lb 12oz. Kevin won the match employing his favorite method of fishing maggot and expander pellet up in the water, catching most fish in the top 12 inches. Keeping things in the family Trev Gear took 2nd place, also with a good weight on the day of 34lb 7oz.

2014 Match Diary Released


The 2014 Match Diary has now been finalized with a total of 27 matches booked on 10 different Pools.

This year sees a departure from previous Christmas events with the “Fur & Feather” match being staged as a “Silver Fish” contest at a top commercial fishery to round the season off.