Match Scene - A new season awaits
by Stan Kiddle
Last season was a real mixed bag with
numerous great catches (perhaps best
ever season at Riverside and Frogmore)
but some difficult times as well, what
with a fish kill at Frogmore and an
up-an-down winter. Luckily, as recent
results have proved, Frogmore still has
plenty of fish and our mid-week matches
continue to be well supported with often
Looking forward, with Riverside opening
earlier than previous years and a great
selection of venues for our Championship
fixtures (details above the next twelve months should
be even better.
Over the last year
there have been some changes in the
match committee and a big effort has
been made to listen to feedback. As a
result we are going to see some six-hour
matches in the Summer, section pools
re-introduced and greater clarity on
pools payouts. We have also introduced a
so that items of a more dynamic nature
plus input from members can be easily
accessed. This is a closed page - so you
need to be a VAC member to be allowed
Remember that you
can see last season's results (and all
years back to 2001) on the match archive
at the bottom of this page.
Riverside hosted the fourth Spring
warm-up before the new season's fixtures
and produced a massive 475lb of fish to
the 23 anglers fishing (three of those
didn't bother to weigh in). More
remarkable was that we had a draw for
1st as both Josh Blavins and Alan
Gardner had 63.15.
Pictured left, Webmaster Stan Kiddle
with some of his Riverside 56.15 2nd
place weight on the 8th May Tuesday
match. A close
match with three 55lb+ weights.
This was just two days after a special
Keith Speer memorial match
won by Lee Ripper from Kings Langley AS
with 63lb from peg 30.
Next matches: The new
season's Championship will kick off on
June 10th at Riverside as is tradition.
And, as always, it will be a Charity
match so we will be charging £3 along
with optional pools. Prior to that is the
Champ of Champs match at Alders Farm on
A reminder that
all members are welcome to participate and if you want to
go on the distribution list to get the
emails for results and booking on please
Click here for the fixture
schedule for April until end
Tuesday matches are now
alternating between Frogmore,
Riverside and away venues.
Results do vary with the
weather but winning weights
are always respectable, plus
attendance is good, usually
10 or more .
Draws are at 8:30 and
fishing 10 to 3
although this may be tweaked
slightly on the day.
Pools are optional and are
just £5 plus optional £2 for
a 'silvers pool'. Steve Burfoot
is running these matches so
if you want to book on
please contact him
telephone 07505 109880.
Fishery nets provided at the
Pictured right is organiser
Steve with part of his
58.12 winning weight from
Riverside on 8 May.
A reminder that,
due to demand, booking for
ALL MATCHES is vital.
must be via email or text,
don't just mention it whilst
weighing in two months
earlier and expect us to
remember. And, if you fail
to turn up, you will be
liable for the peg fee.