First Points Match Sunday 29th January 2017
18 anglers turned out for the first clubmatch of the new season which was held along the Glebelands section of the Grand Western canal from Tidcombe gate to the end of the bungalows. After a bright start to the match, with most anglers catching, the weather conditions quickly deteriorated with heavy rain and gusts making bait presentation difficult.
Top weight on the day from peg 9 ( 6 pegs after the wires) was Eric Priest with a weight of 2.400kg. Eric fished an 8m pole using bread-punch over liquidised bread catching a few skimmers early on followed by small roach over the remainder of the match. 2nd on the day, from a peg towards the end of the bungalows, was Paul Marks from Exeter with a weight of 2.250kg. He was closely followed in 3rd by Gary Butler on peg 12 who weighed in 2.240kg. Both anglers pole fished bread-punch over liquidised catching small road and skimmers throughout the match.
Section winners (pictures below) were Phil Tucker (Section A) with 0.900kg comprising mainly small skimmers and Ali Robinson (section B) with an all roach catch of 1.850kg.