Monday, 23 July 2012
Sainsburys Pond Match 22nd July
A good turn out of 1 anglers filled every peg on this small local venue. Sainsburys Pond is run by King William IV Angling Club who very kindly donated the use of this water for a Salford Friendly Stocking Fundraiser.
The day started very well, with a gusting southerly wind and overcast skies. Most anglers caught well for the first hour - then the clouds dissapeared for the day - along with the fish.
We were looking for target weights of 20lb+ to frame on this match, but despite the lake being stuffed with carp and tench - only two small tench were caught all day.
John Bailey took the honours with a bag of decent skimmers for 5lb4oz - and for a change everyone caught.
Here are the full results:
1. J Bailey 5lb4oz
2. B Gresswell 4lb4oz
3. P Clayton 3lb
3. M Duddy 3lb
5. Paul 2lb6oz
6. J. Ledward 1lb12oz
7. I. Goodwin 1lb 10oz
8. D. Mottershead 1lb9oz
9. A Mack 1lb
Big Lee DNW
Gary B DNW
M Daglish DNW
As always the main thing was to raise some money for our re-stocking fund, with another £90 being raised at this event.
Our fund now stands at £893 - I'm going to check all our collection tins that we have put on the counters of local pubs and tackle shops this week. Hopefully we will collect more than the tins cost!
We have also put a bid in for some Community Funding from Salford Council - fingers crossed we get something back from this - the majority of which will go into re-stocking and coaching qualifications for our members.
Our NEXT MATCH is at Maceys Fiseshery at the end of Gigg Lane in Bury on Sunday 5th August. This match is not a fund raiser as we have to pay peg fees on this commercial fishery. Were holding it so that we can fish a venue where we will hopefully have the chance of bagging up! There are 28 pegs on this venue - so your welcome to join us.
If your worried that you might not be up to match fishing standards - then please dont - i can assure you that were very amateur league rather than premier league. Everyone fits in no matter what their standard of angling - and we also changed our policy of payouts to encourage people to participte. No more 1st, 2nd, 3rd taking the pot of money. Were now looking at sections only paying out smaller amounts to 1st and 2nd in each section - thus giving more people chance of winning a little cash.