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2009 Carp Match Final now on Howells

Contrary to an earlier post the Carp Match Final 2009 will now be held at Howells on the weekend of 24th/25th April 2010.  Please contact Pete for further info.  Unless you have qualified for the final you will not be allowed to fish Howells from 10am on Sat 24th April 2010.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

HowellsView from the west bank of Howells Lake

Match News

Maldon AS and Kelvedon DAA now have an agreement whereby Maldon AS members may fish Kelvedon’s club matches and Kelvedon DAA members may fish Maldon’s club matches.  This is in an attempt to boost match attendances which have declined in recent years due to the lack of match anglers.

The Kelvedon DAA matches that Maldon AS members can fish are listed below:

 25th April 2010  Silver End Front and Back Pit

23rd May 2010  Seabrooks Reservoir

11th July 2010   Layer Marney 3

1st  Aug 2010    Layer Marney 2

21st Aug 2010   Layer Marney 2

 Please contact Senior Match Secretary Kelvin Willis on 07706 047342 for more details and to book your place.

Layer Marney 3

KDAA’s Layer Marney 3 – venue for the match on 11th July that Maldon members can now fish.

Carp match dates announced for 2010

The following carp matches will be organised by Pete Newell in 2010:

 24th Apr         Totham Pit     2009 Final!  (Rescheduled Date)

22nd May        Totham Pit

26th Jun          Howells

24th Jul            Totham Pit

21st Aug          Slough House Farm

25th Sep         Howells

9th Oct             2010 Final venue to be decided

 These are all 24 hour carp only matches fished from midday Sat to midday Sun with the draw at 10am on the Sat.  The heats are run as a league with the successful anglers competing in the final.  Please contact Pete for more info.

Woody’s Report

Unfortunately John Woodham’s Concessionary/Match article arrived just after the soon to be distributed winter newsletter had been printed.  The article is reproduced here:

Hi Lads and Lassies this is your good looking sec “Woody” reporting in.   Well I hope you all enjoyed our club and concessionary matches last year, we did have some excellent attendances and I hope they get better. I am sorry I had to change a few booked  venues last year but I did my best to let you all know, I wish I could control the weather.   Some excellent trophy matches were fished in 2009 and I thought I would mention a few names that took the honours. Allen Freeman, Vic Dadd, Steve Root, Kelvin Willis and greedy Dave Harley who managed to bag two. A new cup was presented to the club last year “The Stanley Farrer Cup” this was fished on the canal at the Golf Coarse stretch and was convincingly won by L Druce. All who remembered Stanley Farrer remember him as a gentleman Angler, and thanks must go to his wife Joan, who also enjoyed the sport.   Thanks to all those members who have supported the match scene and I hope we have a better year this year. One more thank you must go to your head bailiff Kim Naish who on many occasions cleared the swims so we could hold a match.   I hope to see you on the bank in 2010.   Full nets  - Woody.

Xmas match 09 008

Woody and the gang at the Xmas Match.

Hardy match anglers

Thank you to Peter Beckett for sending in three photos that he took recently of the league open match fished on the canal on Sunday 20th December.  It takes more than a bit of ice and snow to put these hardy souls off a days fishing.

Match in snow 3

The other 2 photos can be found on the match results page although the result of the match is yet to be submitted.  I imagine it was hard going!

Match Results Updated

It’s been a while but I have finally updated the match results page and am adding photos of the winners as they arrive in my inbox…

Kelvin Willis Winner of Tony Druce Memorial Trophy

Kelvin Willis, winner of the Tony Druce Memorial trophy.

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