2016 League Table

The 2016 League after 10 Matches

Angler Points
Derek Taylor 66
Adam Harborow 62
Steve Randle 62
Kev Gear 60
Trevor Gear 49
Nev Duke 42
Don Johnson 39
John Smallman 35
Alan duke 31
Darren Titley 25
Andy Willacy 18
Andy Harvey 12
Phil Lankester 9
Ken Bowers 6
Mick Benson 6
Andy Campbell 5
Brian farwell 3
Pete Escritt 3
John Dodd 0

What a Difference a Week Makes

The start of the season at Blake Hall on the 1st May and it was Blustery Cold and Wet. Fast forward to the 8th and we were basking in Full Sun and 25° Heat at Izaak Walton Fisheries on the Canal Pool.

The carp were cruising around in groups ready for spawning, so for some it was a frustrating day.

Derek Taylor and Steve Randle: with 73lb & 49lb respectively; showed however that a good weight could still had.


It’s Carneys on the Damsel pool next week; a favorite with many anglers as good weights are always on the cards given favourable conditions.

We have had one or two enquiries from potential new members who may be joining us there as guests. I am sure they will be made to feel most welcome (general abuse and banter being reserved for more established members).

Hope to see you all bright and early next Sunday

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

CAPRICIOUS in name & also in nature 14th July 2013

Ken Bowers "Catching Some Rays" as well some nice carp

Ken Bowers “Catching Some Rays” as well some nice carp

A baking hot day and no fish were moving about on Blake Hall’s capricious Pool . It was looking like the best result was going to be a sun tan. Locating the fish is often the secret of a good catch in testing conditions in extreme heat as well as cold. Surface cover was where the fish were to be found whether that be a patch of blanket weed or on the edge of wind driven flotsam. Picking the carp off up in the water on the edge of any surface cover helped build some decent weights. Derek Taylor’s 32lb 11oz pushed Neville Duke into second place and prevented him from picking up his “Hat trick”.  After Neville’s “back to back” wins at Carney’s and Willows. with top weight for the season, a Hat Trick of wins – would have just been  “showing off”.

Hanchurch (The Raymar) 16th June 2013

Another win for Derek Taylor keeps him firmly at the top of the leader board for the season. Whilst second place is taken by Tony Reason, who caught steadily throughout the day, despite breaking two sections of his pole. 

The Raymar (archive picture)Anthony Adams took third, surprising himself at the weigh in with over 25lb of fish, 10lb more than he had estimated, (or was it just a ploy to undermine Derek Taylor – who it seems is vulnerable to such mind games)