It’s not long now until the Clubs annual charity match. We have been doing this for years now and raised thousands of pounds for local charities. We hare supporting ”Spring Board” again this year which is a special children’s centre in Clevedon.
The match is on Saturday 7th September on our own waters (River Kenn). Swim clearing before hand will ensure its in order. The roach are starting to show now along with lots of perch but that big bream shoal on the lower river might well get their heads down as well.
The draw is at the Bridge Inn, Yatton at 09:00 with breakfast available from 08:00.
Fishing will be from 10:00 – 15:00 with the results and BBQ at the Blue Flame Nails Moor.
Cost is £20 all in (including the BBQ).
Guess the winning weight forms will also be available.
To book in and support this great cause ….contact Adie Baker on 07988 736722
Sunday 11th August saw the Club at Durleigh Reservoir.
Mark Bartlett won the match with a fantastic 72lb of bream fishing at distance. Second was Kev Perry another angler who puts time in on the venue, Kev had 40lb followed by Matt Davis who third place with 24lb.
A Section was won by John Sallis with 13lb, B Section winner was Steve Bonwick with 19lb.
Kev with his catch
Club Secretary Ivan Currie fished under 4 hours below Strode Rd between 17:15 and 21:00 and had lots of perch and eels plus these 2 magnificent specimens.
Andy Devereux with a nice bream which tipped the scales to 8lb, well done mate (caught 20th June).
Well after a poor opening weekend due to the state of the River Kenn after all the heavy rain things appear to be settling down. Club Trustee Barry Fowler fished peg 8 yesterday with the feeder and had a great bag of bream the best going 8lb 9oz, other bream averaged 6lb – 7lbs, 14 in total plus eels, roach, rudd, perch and a tench. Long grass was thoroughly saturated with water as was the fish and Barry was assisted by Club Chairman Steve Bonwick so they were out and back in quickly.
We are doing some more maintenance this Saturday morning to clear the last of the reeds below Strode Rd. All support is welcomed, meet at Strode Rd. Bridge at 09:30 or walk down anytime to give a lending hand. If you have a weed rake or weed cutter on a long handle that would be useful.
We have a couple of on-going projects at the moment and are very busy trying to complete asap.
We want to really control the heavy weed growth on the river this year and have purchased an outboard electric motor and a suitable battery, we are also on the look out for a boat. This equipment will enable us to access the weed and bring it to shore for disposal. We are also trying out a new weed rake to use in conjunction with the boat.
Work is also very much in progress to place platforms on certain pegs but there are a number of hoops we have to jump through in order to obtain permission as well as applying for funding to assist with the costs.
Updates on progress to follow.
Chris Ford had the best roach of the season on the last day from peg 34. It was witnessed and weighed on Club scales and registered 2lbs 14oz, Chris also had a number of other specimens.
A 3lb er is surely on the cards for next season.
The river season is almost at an end but anglers targeting the River Kenn above Strode Rd in the last few days have been rewarded with some fantastic specimens.
Roger Thayer had one 2lbs 2oz and Committee Member Scott Smallwood had a personal best at 2lb 8oz along with other quality fish on the straight lead and bread.
Scotts 2lb 8oz roach