Stacey's Fishing Club

The first two matches in the Winter series proved very hard if you weren't drawn in one of the better areas.  New Barlows in December produced several blanks for those at the far end of the venue behind the island, and then at Cheriton in January it was a struggle for those that couldn't fish out towards the centre of the lake where most of the feeding fish were hiding out.

At New Barlows only five anglers broke a pound, with Matt Butler easily coming out on top with 40lb of carp.  Paul Follington was a long way behind on 12lb 8oz, with Doug Whitford and Daniel Butler following with 10lb 10oz and 10lb 2oz respectively.

Cheriton Farm produced more fish, this time with Vinney well clear on 42lb 12oz, with Paul Follington recording his second second place in a row on 29lb 14oz. Other leading weights were Paul Cripps on 28lb, Peter Stevens on 24lb 8oz and Keith Brown on 24lb 4oz.

The third match of the Winter series had been scheduled for Cheriton Farm on February 3rd, but it was cancelled due to snow and ice, and is now to be fished on March 31st at Whitehouse.

On February 17th the match at Whitehouse was hard going for many, but produced some better weights off the pegs on both sides of the island bridge, plus the current hot peg on the island.  Paul Follington kept up his recent good run by winning with 41lb of carp from the left side of the bridge, closely followed by Steve Davis on the right side with 39lb, which included a couple of pounds of small silvers. Keith Brown drew the bream peg on the island, and included a massive specimen of 8lb in his total bag of 26lb.

The positions in the Winter series to date are:

The Pairs is proving to be a close fight this year with just six points separating the top four teams:

The Singles semi-final scores after the first match are:

  • Peter leads Dan by 11pts to 9pts
  • Sam leads Matt by 10pts to 6pts


As always, the above results are likely to be subject to arguments, appeals, complaints, re-checking, and bribery.


Remaining Dates for 2019

  • March 24th Alton
  • March 31st Whitehouse
  • April 14th Cheriton Farm