Thanks to everyone who turned up yesterday to what was a glorious day at Puddledock Fishery for our Essex v Surrey event.

I must first apologise to everyone for not being quite with it during the weigh in. Unfortunately a combination of too much sun and not enough water took its toll and I was suffering a bit of heat exhaustion.

I must thank  Martin Haimowitz and Ken Birnie for their help in getting my tackle back to my car.

It was great to see all the Surrey anglers in their new SMSA tee shirts and caps.

Surrey Freemasons fishing reportThe day started with everyone enjoying a hearty breakfast before the draw took place and after a few pictures we made our way to the Road Lake.

The favoured method seemed to be a feeder tight across to the island and it worked well for those who could master it.

There were a few large fish caught including Dominic Bird who had a fish around the 20lb mark.

For myself, I caught a carp and when I netted it I realised it had some line and a float attached to it.

On pulling the line in I then realised that there was also a rod and reel attached!

 

 

David Olliver had a very good day catching steadily throughout the day for a superb weight of 56lb but it was once again Ian Chandler, Martin Kiy and Michael Bourke Senior who excelled with Martin just falling short of a ton with a magnificent 98lb.

Essex also had some very good weights with both  Collin Goff and Jim Huddart catching over 60lb.

It was great to see Robert Bird and Michael Bourke on the day.

Results as follows.

Surrey

Michael Bourke Snr – 98.45lb

Ian Chandler – 93.20lb

Martyn Kiy – 78.40lb

David Olliver – 56.80lb

Michael Bourke Jnr – 48.00lb

Peter Ashton – 26.00lb

Robert Bird – 22.90lb

John Kasey – 22.00lb

Roger Thompson – 16.40lb

Dominic Bird – Did not weigh in

Essex

Collin Goff – 62.15

Jim Huddart – 61.20lb

Martin Haimowitz – 35.50lb

Vic Crowhurst – 32.80lb

Frank Sharp – 27.50lb

Ken Birnie – 27.45lb

Steve James – 14.00lb

John Lowrey – 10.40lb

Lawrence Arundell – 8.60lb

Dave Nice – 5.80lb

A big thank you to our Essex hosts and we will certainly be arranging another event at Puddledock.

Best Regards

Peter Ashton

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