HOUGHTON CUP GOES TO THE WIRE – ROUND 5 – HARTLAKE UP – 13th January 2019

This season’s Houghton Cup will be decided in the last round of matches. Round 5 was a very close affair with the current top 2 both framing on the day. Colin Fowler and Tony Crossley could not have made it any closer as Colin took the honours with 7lb 15oz and Tony took second place with 7lb 14oz. Colin’s bag included Roach to 8oz. In third spot was Roger Trask with 4lb 7oz.

One round to go and standings are:
1st   – Tony Crossley   44pts
2nd – Colin Fowler      36pts
3rd – Mick Smith          27pts
4th – Ray Allen              25pts

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CHRISTMAS MATCH RESULT – BUNGALOWS – 9th December 2018

15 anglers ventured out for this popular yearly gathering. Although the river had been up and coloured leading up to this one, 14 of the competitors managed to register on the scales. Taking the honours in top spot was Match Secretary Martyn Hill with 13lb 12oz which consisted of two Bream, the best one weighing a very impressive 8lb 15oz. In second spot with 7lb 13oz was Bob Doyle and in 3rd spot with 1lb 5oz was Ray Allen.Martyn Hill 8lb 15oz River Medway Match Bream
Match winner Martyn Hill with a fine slab of 8lb 15oz.

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Barden Pike Fishing

The Pike fishing has begun to pick up of late on Barden Lake, with some good upper double figure fish being reported. Lure anglers have done well recently as the water has stayed clear and the weed has now died back which makes it easier to fish with sinking or floating lures. Lots of Jacks have been caught on the Lures, whereas deadbaits have produced the bigger fish. Steve Twort recently caught a nice 18lb 4oz fish, backed up by a low double figure fish. Society Chairman, Austin Battell has recorded the biggest fish so far, with a lovely plump, well conditioned 18lb 15oz specimen. This was caught on a large deadbait and backed up by 2 other fish to 8lb 9oz. The following day, Austin returned and had several dropped runs, follows and pull outs but did manage another 3 fish to 9lb on small deadbaits.

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RECENT CATCHES

Jason Craven 2lb 12oz Roach Jason Craven 2lb 12oz Roach – New LagoonAustin Battell 3lb 4oz Perch - Weirwood Austin Battell 3lb 4oz Perch – Weirwood

Austin Battell 26lb Mixed silvers Austin Battell 26lb of Roach & RuddBen Groombridge Ben Groombridge – Tench – New LagoonFB_IMG_1533592849163 Neal Rogers – 2lb+ Perch – WeirwoodFB_IMG_1533592832561 Aaron McGinty – Tench – New Lagoon

FB_IMG_1533592803144 Jason Craven – 10lb+ Bream – Barden LakeFB_IMG_1533592497000 Roger Fermor – Carp – New LagoonFB_IMG_1533592429698 Lisa Bedford – Carp – New Lagoon

FB_IMG_1533592395539 Anita Ayling – Carp – New LagoonFB_IMG_1533592593032 Bogdan Pascaru – Perch – River MedwayFB_IMG_1533592628931 Bogdan Pascaru – Chub – River MedwayFB_IMG_1533592577059 Jamie Hawkins – Carp – Ballast PitFB_IMG_1533592571732 Jamie Hawkins – Carp – Ballast PitFB_IMG_1533592764222 One of our little stockies doing well FB_IMG_1500475226814 Some lovely stocked Rudd – New Lagoonfloating island diagram Two new floating islands – New Lagoon

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OPEN DAY- NEW LAGOON – SATURDAY 18th AUGUST from 10.00am

The Society will be holding an Open Day on the New Lagoon on Saturday 18th August from 10.00am – everyone is welcome with fishing tuition provided, equipment also provided and a barbecue with soft drinks available on the day. Membership applications can also be taken on the day. Come along as a family and enjoy a great day fishing. We will also be holding a tombola with some great prizes.

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WEEDCUTTING DATES – BARDEN & BALLAST PIT

We have booked  Weedcutting Services for two days on Barden Lake to clear and remove the dead weed in both bays. This will happen on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th January. Please be aware that both bays will be closed for fishing on both days and nights. Any members wishing to help out in barrowing the weed away from the waters edge, please contact Ted Bryan.

We have also booked Weedcutting Services for two days on the Ballast Pit to cut back new lilly growth. This will happen on Thursday 31st May and Friday 1st June. Please note that the Ballast Pit will be closed for both days and nights. Again, any members wishing to help out moving the cut lillies, please contact Ted Bryan.

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