On Saturday 9th October we had our annual fishing competition which this year was held at Bransford Fishery near Worcester. Eleven members fished on the day with the winner being decided by heaviest fish wins as opposed to number of fish as in previous years.
We started the day with bacon and sausage baps provided by the fishery which went down very well. Fishing started at 9.30 am and each member fished a peg for 30 minutes and then moved round to a different peg. Fishing was hard with temperatures still above the average for the time of year. Fishing went on till 1.00pm when we ended the match and had dinner which again was provided by the fishery. A very nice chicken casserole with crusty bread was well received. Six people caught fish which averaged 2 to 3lbs apart from Paul Aston who with very nearly the last cast landed a 6lb 12oz rainbow to win the match convincingly. Even though the fishing was difficult the day was enjoyed by all especially as we had not fished together as a club for some considerable time due to the pandemic.
Once again I would to thank Terry and Emily from Branford for their hospitality in giving us exclusive use of the fishery and putting on a great spread with the food.