Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled

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Meeting 07 Wednesday 08 May 2024 Pump Station 09:30-15:30

Meeting 08 Sunday 12 May 2024 The Lilies 09:30-15:30

Meeting 09 Saturday 18 May 2024 Awayday (Provisional) 09:30-15:30

Meeting 10 Sunday 26 May 2024 The Lilies 09:30-15:30

Meeting 11 Wednesday 05 June 2024 Pump Station 09:30-15:30

Meeting 12 Sunday 09 June 2024 The Lilies 09:30-15:30

Please get used to Drying your nets min 26″, slings, and mats before fishing basic prevention all anglers should be doing no fish bent in small nets or on the ground as nets and unhooking mats can be provided.

Please remember all litter to be taken home with you Please follow any instructions given by the on-site Bailiff or Match organizer

Members an Amendment to the 1oz rule for small fish will be implemented this season to level the playing field please make sure you all have suitable scales a basic requirement for your tackle box cost very little on the internet if you need one contact Sue if you cannot source one yourself.

Peg draws will operate under the club’s new match rules where only Wheelchair and Buggy users take part in the first ‘Priority Angler’ round of peg draws. During this first round, ‘Priority Anglers’ can nominate a helper to fish the adjacent peg.

All match participants are awarded points on the basis of Total Weight per match: Participation [1 point], Top four places [10 to 4 points], Catching but outside top four places [1 Bonus point], Heaviest fish [1 Bonus Point]

For recordkeeping, please remember to bring a notebook and pen for recording your catches. As per last year, at the end of the match, the Match Official will record your;
A)Total weight of all fish caught during the match.
B)The weight and species of your largest fish.

Members, please note A “Club Specimen” is considered to be the largest fish in a species caught by a Club Member within
the season the size of the fish might not conform to National Standards so if you feel you may have such a catch then document it by taking a photo and getting someone to verify you caught it on club waters and venue make use of your mobile and take a nice picture and get a form below or at the clubhouse.

If you wish to contact the club Match Organiser then please do so by clicking on the link below. 

Phone Mike on 07581 062628 or use the form below.

Email Match Organiser by clicking the link with as much information so he can get back to you as quickly as he can, also please leave either a contact number or email address.

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Match Update 5

‘twas a cold chilly morn as 7 hardy anglers arrived on the banks of Barons Pond.

 

The unseasonal 60 C cold weather was thanks to a northerly wind that held back warmer air which normally comes in from the south to launch spring time.

Our hardy anglers felt the cold despite wrapping up in warm coats and hats, the fish also reacted to the lower temperatures by not feeding to the extent they normally would in late April.

It was only the smaller fish that showed much interest in feeding with the larger double figure Carp probably holding back as their bodies took longer to warm in the occasional bursts of sunlight.

Mike was first off the mark to catch a small 2+ lb Mirror that was occupying a small sunny patch by a far bank tree.

Soon after, Derek also found an early Carp as the match developed it became a ‘ding dong’ between Derek and Mike, with all the others struggling to find much more than silvers up to 1 lb.

John spent the day chasing the Mighty Gudgeon to and a good specimen only to be rudely interrupted by landing a 3+ lbs Carp.

Eventually, Steve landed an afternoon Carp of 7+lbs, but so close to the match end that he could not develop the feeding pattern.

Mick did well to find some of the larger Roach whilst Chris and Julie spent the day chasing the smaller Roach with no signs of Carp in any of their swims.

At the close of play, Derek got the largest fish and took the win over Mike by 12 ozs.

Overall this was a challenging yet enjoyable day, the main success being that no one blanked.

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