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.
The 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.
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
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.