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Ladies Match Secretary's Report

Season 2024/25

With 8 matches in the season, these matches are held at good venue’s and are very enjoyable. Sadly in recent times the number of members attending these matches has dwindled and the Committee would like to advertise these events to all Female members to attend either at the Ladies Matches or with your Partner at the Mixed Pairs Matches.

To book a place at these Matches, details of which are all shown on the  fixture list in your handbook, or for any queries please call Nick Mitchell on 07970 606558

Attendance to these matches would be greatly appreciated and would help save the events from cancellation.




Mixed Pairs Southminster Pit 1 6th July

Like so many venue’s when fishing you never know what is going to happen until it does.  Sadly the heavy persistent wind and rain made things very interesting and it is somewhat difficult to fish and hold onto your brolly.  We all battled through and the results of the day were as follows

 Alison & Martin                53lb 10oz

Kathy & Nick                     41lb 7oz

Jean & Martin                    27lb 4oz

Wendy & Alan                   12lb 12oz

Ladies Match 22nd June

Another enjoyable Match between the Ladies present to see who could come out the winner and gentle competition and banter was had by all, from comments like ‘is that a fish or a leaf’ to ‘OMG I am sitting on an ant’s nest’.  Never mind the leaf size fish do get bigger over time, or so I am told.  The results of the match were as follows

Alison                                  15lb 1oz

Wendy                                7lb 2oz

Jean                                     5lb 7oz

Kathy                                  4lb 11oz

Mixed Pairs Parsonage Farm 8-6-24

As ever this venue is a lovely place to hold a Match at but like with most venue’s you never know what is going to be produced.  There were some lovely specimens caught and there were various types of fish caught from silvers and Perch to Bream and Tench.  A nice 1lb 7oz Perch was caught by Jean, which was an impressive size.

The results of the day were

Alison & Martin                 35lb 14oz

Wendy & Alan                   22lb 7oz

Kathy & Nick                     14lb 10oz

Jean & Martin                       8lb 4oz

Windmill lakes Long Lake 25-5-24

This is the first time we have held a match at this lovely venue along with the Junior Match and the weather was good all day.  Although there was plenty of evidence of large carp in this lake they clearly made a joint decision to not take many of our baits and in fact only one carp was caught during the match.  This match therefore turned out to be a ‘Gudgeon feast’, but what a wonderful selection of Gudgeon were caught.

The results of the match were are follows

Kathy                                                    8lb 11oz

Jean                                                       4lb 2oz

Alison                                                    3lb 0oz

Hicks Farm Mixed Pairs Match 11th May

First match of the new season and we had the pleasure of welcoming two new members to enjoy our Mixed Pairs and Ladies Matches. Welcome Martin & Jean.  As usual we fished at the same time as our Junior members match and we enjoyed bright sunshine all day, not like the persistent rain of previous years at the start of the season.  The finishing weights for the day were as follows

Kathy & Nick                       59lb 2oz

Martin & Jean                    28lb 0oz

Martin & Alison                 22lb 8oz

Wendy & Alan                   4lb 13oz

Well Done to Martin and Jean, 2nd place on their debut Match

Club News




Sunday 21 July 2024 at Southminster

Wednesday 24 July 2024 at Parsonage Farm

Sunday 28 July 2024 at Thoby Wood

Wednesday 31 July 2024 at Tunnel Barn

Saturday 3 August 2024 at Bicknacre