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2nd June 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
The Remenham club season started this week with the medal winners final held at Milton Pools on Campbells Match Lake.Graham Dodd got his season off to a flyer as he caught carp and skimmers on the pole at 4 meters and on the inside with meat and pellet to weigh in an impressive 204lb 4oz to win the match.Not far behind in second place was Dick Shilitto who fished similar tactics from the next peg to weigh in 198lb 8oz and in third position was Steve Johnson with 182lb 8oz of carp caught on the pole at 6 meters with meat. With 2 more anglers breaking the 100lb barrier the 8 anglers that fished weighed in a total of 1046lb!
9th June 2013 Frobury Farm
This week saw the start of Remenham's Summer Series at Frobury Farm near Kingsclere. Dave Wightman opted to fish paste on the pole at 7 meters and caught small carp steadily for most of the match to weigh in 54lb 6oz enough for victory and maximum points.Dick Shilitto was on the next peg and fished pellet on the pole at 8 meters to also land small carp for 48lb 8oz to secure second position and in third was Paul Howard who's late run in the last two hours produced 42lb 10oz. Section winners were Graham Dodd 33lb 8oz and Ian Chaplin 27lb 8oz
16th June 2013 Billhook 1-15
Geoff Edwards returned to Remenham club matches in style as he won this week in his second match back with the club after several years away fishing the open circuit.Geoff started fishing shallow on the pole and landed 4 carp before switching to the method feeder with dead red maggot and chucking it to a potruding point along the bank and landing several more carp to 10lb and bream for a total of 69lb 8oz.In second position was Ian Chaplin who fished the method feeder with corn to the lily pads in the middle of the lake and also close in to weigh in 54lb 7oz of carp and in third place was Dave Wightman with 31lb 9oz of carp all caught on the pole close in with paste.Section winners were Brian Bowles with 28lb and with Steve Johnson 23lb
23rd June 2013 Whitehouse
Steve Johnson won this match fishing the pole with meat to land a mixture of bream tench and carp for a total of 39lb 10oz in second place was Trevor Pearce with 29lb and in third was Ade Bowles with 27lb 8oz.
Section winners were Dick Shilitto 15lb and Graham Dodd 24lb 2oz
30th June 2013 Bowsaw 1-15
The fourth leg of the Remenham summer series took place this week at Bowsaw lake near Odiham. After a slow start with many of the resident carp in spawning mood, but as the match went on the fish began to come onto the feed for some of the anglers. One of these anglers was Dick Shilitto who fished the method feeder with 8mm pellet to land chub and carp up to 14lb for a winning total of 157lb 10oz. In second place was Dave Wightman with 102lb 8oz of carp and chub caught close in on the pole on various baits including meat pellet and corn and in third position was Mark Bowles with 97lb 2oz of chub and carp caught on the pole with meat. Section winners were Graham Dodd with 38lb 8oz Nigel Smith with 96lb 12oz and Ade Bowles with 52lb
7th July 2013 Cheriton Farm
This week Remenham anglers fished Cheriton Farm at Farley Hill in the fifth leg of the summer series. Geoff Edwards fished paste on the pole close in alongside the rushes to land carp steadily through the match to weigh in a total of 93lb 6oz to win his second match in the series.In second place was Mark Bowerman with 77lb 2oz of carp fishing similar tactics to Geoff but with caster as hook bait and in third place was Dave Wightman with 48lb 8oz of carp caught on pellet.Section winners were Dick Shilitto with 48lb 4oz, Trevor Pearce with 15lb 10oz and Graham Dodd with 35lb 8oz. After 5 legs Wightman and Shilitto share the lead with 86 points followed by Edwards with 78 Dodd with 75 and Brian Bowles with 67.
14th July 2013 Bowsaw 16-29
Bowsaw Lake near Odiham was the venue for the latest match in the Remenham Summer series. Once again it was Dick Shilitto who dominated the match fishing the method feeder across to the island with 8mm pellet to land carp right from the whistle to weigh in 122lb 8oz to finish well ahead of the rest of the field. In second place was Roger Howard who fished the pole with paste against the reeds to weigh in 73lb 10oz of mainly carp just ahead of Ade Bowles with 72lb 8oz of carp caught close in on the pole with meat. Section winners were Dave Wightman with 59lb 8oz Trevor Pearce with 71lb and Mark Bowles with 47lb 4oz
21st July 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
The seventh leg in Remenham's Summer series was held at Milton Pools with Cambells Match Lake and the Match Pool being fished.Top weight of the day came from Pete Bowles who fished meat on the pole at 6 meters for a total of 142lb 2oz of mainly carp just edging out Steve Johnson into second place with 138lb 6oz also catching carp on the pole with meat and close behind in third was Mark Bowerman with 137lb of carp. Section winners were Dick Shilitto with 88lb 4oz Dave Wightman with 79lb 12oz and Trevor Pearce with 124lb 14oz.
28th July 2013 Woodlane The pellet waggler dominated this match with the top three angers all using this method to good effect.Winner on the day was Mark Bowerman with an impressive total weight of 198lb 10oz of carp and skimmers with Geoff Edwards finishing second with 172lb 8oz and in third was Paul Howard with 132lb 6oz. Section winners were Roger Howard with 25lb 10 oz Steve Johnson with 90lb 4oz and Graham Dodd with 99lb 2oz.
3rd August 2013 Frobury Farm
Steve Johnson easily won this match with an impressive 110lb of small carp all taken on the pole at short range alternating between paste and meat finishing over 40lb clear of the rest of the field and recording the first 100lb+ catch from this venue taken by the club.In second place was Graham Dodd who fished the pole tight across to the far bank with red maggot for 69lb 12oz of carp and in third was Trevor Pearce with 64lb 12oz of carp caught on the pole with meat.Section winners were Mark Bowerman with 55lb 8oz and Brian Bowles with 46lb 10oz
11th August 2013 Whitehouse
Graham Dodd took the honours in this match the tenth leg of the summer series. Graham fished the pole between six and nine meters with meat and despite losing carp in the process caught tench and skimmers for a winning total of 29lb 1oz.In second place was Trevor Pearce who also lost a potentially match winning double figure carp but weighed in 25lb 4oz of carp and skimmers also caught on the pole with meat and in third was Steve Johnson with 20lb 6oz of carp,tench and skimmers
18th August 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
Remenham's anglers travelled to Milton Pools Fishery to fish the eleventh leg of the Summer Series with Cambells Match Lake being fished.Dick Shilitto took full advantage of his favourable draw of peg 1 in the corner fishing the pole both down the edge and across to the opposite bank with pellet to weigh in 191 lb of mainly carp to win the match.In second place was Steve Johnson fishing the pole at six meters with meat weighing in 135lb 14oz of carp just ahead of Graham Dodd with 130lb 4oz of carp caught on the pole with meat and red maggot.Section winners were Dave Wightman with 126lb 6oz and Ade Bowles with 95lb 8oz.
18th August 2013 Billhook 15 -29
The following week Billhook Lake near Odiham was the venue for the twelfth and the penultimate leg of the series.In this match it was Steve Johnson who went one better than his second place the previous week to win the match landing 29 carp all caught on the pole with meat for a total of 99lb 10oz. Graham Dodd also improved on his third place in the previous match to finish in second position with 86lb 12oz of carp and silver fish caught alternating between the Pole and method feeder with meat and pellet and in third place was Trevor Pearce with 59lb 2oz of carp caught on the pole with meat.Section winners were Wayne Box with 56lb 3oz and Dave Wightman with 52lb 6oz.With just one round remaining and with each angler counting their best ten results from the previous twelve rounds both Dodd and Shilitto share the lead with 172 points closely followed by Johnson with 169 Pearce with 163 and Wightman with 162 make up the top five placings.
1st September 2013 Cheriton Farm
The final leg of the Remenham Summer Series took place at Cheriton Farm on Sunday.With only Three points separating the top three and ten points the top five it was to be a close finish to the series.Winner on the day was Dave Wightman who fished the pole with red maggot close in tight to the reeds to catch small carp steadily through the match for a total of 80lb 4oz.In second place from the next peg was Geoff Edwards fishing similar tactic to weigh in 75lb of carp and in third place was Dick Shillito with 68lb 2oz of carp caught on the pole with pellet at 10 meters and down the edge.Section winners were Steve Johnson with 53lb 4oz Pete Bowles with 61lb 10oz and Mark Bowerman with 47lb 12oz.Shillito's third place was enough to see him win the series with 190 points and with Graham Dodd finishing in eighth position and Steve Johnson in fifth it saw a tie between the two with Johnson taking second place on weight count back.The top five in the final table were 1st Shillito 190 points 2nd Johnson 185 points (762lb 4oz) 3rd Dodd 185 points (670lbs 4oz) 4th Wightman 182 points and fifth Trevor Pearce 172 points.
8th September 2013 Bowsaw 1-15
Remenham's anglers travelled to Bowsaw Lake near Odiham on Sunday to fish the first leg of the Chairman's Trophy in a mixture of sunshine and showers and with the larger of the resident carp showing for most of the anglers.Top weight of the day and scoring maximum points was Dave Wightman who fished red maggot on the pole close in tight to the lily pads on the inside to catch carp up to double figures for a total of 185lb 8oz.This was well ahead of Dick Shillito in second place with 109lb 12oz of carp mostly caught on the method feeder with pellet fished across to the island.In third position was Steve Johnson who fished both the pole with meat and the method feeder with pellet to weigh in 102lb 2oz of mostly carp.Section winners were Graham Dodd with 85lb 10oz and Trevor Pearce with 100lb 10oz.
15th September 2013 Whitehouse
This was the second leg of the Chairmans Trophy fished at Whitehouse Lake near Tadley.The match proved to be a difficult one with water levels very low and gusting winds making fishing far from easy.Brian Bowles opted to fish the method feeder with red maggot and with some inspired casting landed 5 carp totaling 17lb 8oz to secure a narrow victory over Mark Bowles whose 4 carp and 2 skimmers caught on the pole with meat weighed 17lb 6oz for second place and in third was Graham Dodd with 16lb 4oz of carp and skimmers caught on the pole with red maggot.
22nd September 2013 Billhook 1-15
The following weeks match at Billhook produced significantly better sport with Dave Wightman winning on the day with 153lb 8oz of mainly carp caught at 5 meters and on the inside on the pole using a variety of baits including maggot,paste and worm.In second place was Paul Howard with 141lb 14oz of carp caught mainly tight to the bank side reeds on the pole with paste and red maggot and in third place was Graham Dodd with 75lb 3oz consisting of 10 carp and 14lb of silver fish all caught on the pole with caster.
29th September 2013 Woodlane
This match the fourth leg of the Chairmans Trophy was dominated by the pellet waggler with Paul Howard using it to good method to easily win on the day catching small carp from the first whistle to the last to weigh in 130lb 12oz to win his first match this season.This was well clear of Graham Dodd in second place who also fished the pellet waggler to land carp and a few skimmers and chub for 76lb 2oz and in third place was Trevor Pearce with 73lb 12oz of carp bucking the trend and fishing the pole at 11 meters with pellet. Section winners were Steve Johnson 51lb 10oz and Dick Shilitto 72lb 8oz.
6th October 2013 Cheriton Farm
Dave Wightman returned after a week away from the Remenham fold to narrowly win this match with 124lb 4oz of mainly carp caught on the inside and at 5 meters on the pole with red maggot and paste.Close behind was Graham Dodd who fished the pole up in the water at 11 meters with caster to land numerous small carp before switching to plunder his inside line for the last hour landing several larger carp only to weigh in less than 2lb behind Dave with 122lb 14oz and in third place was Dick Shilito with 91lb 14oz of carp on the pole with pellet.
13th October 2013 Bowsaw 1-15
Paul Howard secured a victory in this match after seeking advice from his father and fishing the method feeder across to the island and fishing the pole down the edge with dead red maggot and landing 139lb of carp. In second place was Dave Wightman with 129lb 12oz of mainly carp caught on the pole with meat and in third place was Graham Dodd with 86lb 2oz.
20th October 2013 Barton Court
This match was fished in terrible conditions with high winds and heavy rain dampening the sport.Graham Dodd fished both the pole and feeder with maggot and caster to land roach, skimmers and perch for a winning net of 15lb 2oz.In second place was Dick Shilitto with a similar net totaling 9lb 1oz and in third was Roger Howard with 7lb 8oz
27th October 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
Dave Wightman led the way at Milton Pools fishing the pole at 6 meters and across to the adjacent bank with meat to land small carp for a winning total of 126lb 10oz.In a close second place was Dick Shilitto with 120lb 14oz of carp caught on the pole up in the water at 13 meters and at 4 meters on meat and in third place was Steve Johnson with 113lb 5oz of carp all caught at 10 meters on the pole also with meat.Section winners were Ade Bowles with 85lb 10oz and Trevor Pearce with 84lb 9oz.
3rd November 2013 Woodlane
This match saw blustery conditions at Wood Lane hamper the anglers with their efforts to fish with most methods.Dick Shilitto managed to fish the sinking pellet waggler with 8mm pellet into the wind landing small carp steadily for a total weight of 59lb enough to secure victory over Steve Johnson in the next peg with 49lb 10oz of carp fishing similar tactics and in third place was Dave Wightman with 38lb 14oz of carp and skimmers caught on the pole with meat and pellet.
10th November 2013 Bowsaw 16-29
Bowsaw Lake near Odiham was the venue for the latest round of the Remenham Charmain's Trophy, the tenth in the series. With the colder overnight temperatures the resident carp were reluctant to feed in any numbers early on in the match and it wasn't until later in the day as the temperature rose that they came on to the feed. Steve Johnson made the most of his peg fishing the pole tight in against the bridge to the island with red maggot and pellet and catching a dozen carp for a winning total of 56lb 14oz.In second place was Ian Chaplin whose 8 carp and a few small perch and chub all caught at 11meters on the pole with red maggot totalled 42lb 13oz and in third place was graham Dodd with 39lb of carp and small chub all caught at 16 meters on the pole also on red maggot.
17th November 2013 Barton Court
Dick Shilitto opted to fish the feeder with groundbait and red maggot on the hook and caught skimmers and roach throughout the match to weigh in a winning total of 18lb 8oz.In second place was Steve Johnson with 9lb 10oz just ahead of Graham Dodd with 9llb 2oz both catching roach on the pole with red maggot.
24th November 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
The colder tempretures affected the sport at Milton and weights were down dramaticly on previous visits to the venue.Graham Dodd weighed in 64lb 10oz of carp and skimmers caught on the pole at 14.5 meters with pellet which was enough to secure top spot edging out Dick Shilitto with 62lb of carp and skimmers using identical tactics and in third place was Dave Wightman with 28lb 1oz.
1st December 2013 Rolfs Lake
This week saw the last match in Remenham's Chairman's Trophy fished at Rolf's Lake near Wheatley and with only one point separating the top two anglers Graham Dodd and Dick Shilitto respectively a close finish was a certainty. Brian Bowles landed a carp of 13lb 12oz with just five minutes before the final whistle on the pole with corn on the hook and with a few small roach and perch weighed in a total of 14lb 5oz which was enough to secure victory on the day.In second place was Graham Dodd with 10lb 15oz consisting of 1 bream along with roach and skimmers all caught on the pole with maggot and caster and in third place was Roger Howard with 8lb 13oz of roach and skimmers. With each angler dropping their two worst results from the thirteen fished Dodds second place was enough to see him win the series with 203 points with Shilitto finishing in second place with 199 and Roger Howard in third with 169.
8th December 2013 Royal Berkshire Fishery Middle lake
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Remenham's Winter Series kicked off on Sunday with the first leg held at Royal Berkshire Fishery at Winkfield near Ascot.With the middle lake being fished it proved to be the silver fish that made up most of the weights with very few carp showing.One angler who did find the carp was Dave Wightman who fished the pole across to the central island with 4 mm pellet and landed 4 carp plus roach and skimmers for a winning total of 35lb 3oz. There was a tie for second place as Steve Johnson and Pete Bowles both weighed in 25lb 6oz ,Steve catching mainly skimmers on the pole at 13 meters with pellet while Pete also fished the pole at 13 meters but caught mainly roach on the caster.Section winners were Mark Bowerman with 19lb, which included a specimen perch of 3lb 8oz, Trevor Pearce with 11lb 2oz and Roger Howard with 10 lb 8oz.
15th December 2013 Milton Pools Cambells
The second leg of the Remenham Winter Series was held on Sunday at Milton Pools with Cambells Lake being fished.In wet and blustery conditions it was Graham Dodd who took maximum points with a mostly carp net of 71lb 9oz all caught at 16 meters on the pole with soft pellet. In second place was Dick Shillitto with 40lb of carp caught on the pole at 14.5 meters also with soft pellet and in third place was Dave Wightman with 37lb 4oz of carp mostly caught close in to the near bank on the pole with red maggot. Section winners were Steve Johnson with 26lb 6oz and Malcolm Pearce with 28lb 4oz.
22nd December 2013 Bowsaw 1-15
Dave Wightman easily won this match from peg 1 with 99lb 6oz of carp all caught on the pole accross to the central island with red maggot and pellet. At the opposite end of the lake was John Hobbs who fished the pole down the edge catching carp for a total of 63lb and in third place was Dick Shillitto with 45lb 8oz of carp and chub caught on the method feeder with pellet.
29th December 2013 Milton Pools Lens Lake
Dick Shillitto fished the pole at 14 meters with pellet catching roach and skimmers along with some bonus carp for a winning total of 30lb 12oz. In second place was John Hobbs with 13lb 8oz of roach and skimmers caught on the pole with red maggot and in third place was Ian Chaplin with 12lb 8oz of roach,skimmers and small carp caught on the pole and feeder with red maggot.
5th January 2014 Wood lane
The first match of the new year saw Remenham anglers visit Wood Lane Fishery at Iver for the fourth leg of the Winter Series. Dick Shillitto fished the pole at 11 meters with 6mm pellet catching small carp steadily throughout the match for a total of 78lb 4oz enough for victory on the day narrowly edging out Dave Wightman on the next peg with 76lb 7oz of carp caught with similar tactics .And in third place was Phil Drew with 44lb 11oz of mainly carp caught on the method feeder with red maggot.
12th January 2014 Royal Berkshire Fishery Middle lake
The fifth leg of the Remenham Winter series took place at Royal Berkshire Fishery on Sunday and with a hard overnight frost coupled with the fact that the lake was match fished the previous day the fish were reluctant to feed in any numbers and several of the anglers competing failed to trouble the scalesman. The match was won by Dave Wightman who landed 5 carp on the pole across to the island with red maggot and pellet for a winning total of 31lb 10oz. In second place was Malcolm Pearce with 2 carp and a few roach on the pole with pellet for 15lb 1oz and in third place was Graham Dodd with 13lb 6oz consisting of 3 carp caught on the pole with worm. Section winners were Geoff Edwards with 11lb 9oz , John Hobbs with 3lb 7oz and Dick Shillitto with 1lb 8oz.
19th January 2014 Bowsaw 1-15 Dave Wightman continued his winning run with a clear victory in this match fishing the pole at 11 meters with red maggot and catching carp ,chub and small tench for a total weight of 41lb 9oz. In second place was Steve Johnson with carp and chub caught on the pole and method feeder with pellet for a total of 22lb 14oz just edging Dick Shillitto into third place with 22lb 8oz of carp also caught on the pole and method feeder.Section winners were Graham Dodd with 9lb 4oz and Paul Passander with 10lb.
26th January 2014 Milton Pools Cambells
Dave Wightman had to be content with second place as Graham Dodd ended his run of victorys by winning this match in quite horrendous conditions with heavy rain and strong winds hampering fishing. Dodd fished the pole at 16 meters accross to the central lily pads with pellet landing 33 small carp for a total of 59lb 8oz while Wightman weighed in 40lb 6oz of carp all caught on the pole at 11 meters with red maggot and in third place was Dick Shillitto with 33lb of carp caught on the pole at 14.5 meters with pellet.
2nd February 2014 Rolf's Lake
Remenham anglers traveled to Rolf's Lake near Wheatley for the eighth leg of the Winter Series.Graham Dodd landed 2 large carp fishing the pole between 8 and 14 meters with caster and together with 16 lb of roach and skimmers weighed in a total winning weight of 35lb 10oz..In second place was Roger Howard with 11lb 7oz consisting of 3 bream plus roach and perch all caught on the pole with maggot and in third place was Steve Johnson with 9lb 10oz of skimmers and roach.
9th February 2014 Bowsaw 1-15
The following week Bowsaw Lake near Odiham was the venue for the ninth leg of the series.Winner on the day was Dave Wightman fishing the pole at 16 meters with maggot landing several chub along with carp and a 3lb barbel for a total of 39lb 8oz. In second place was Graham Dodd with 35lb 10oz consisting of carp and chub caught on the pole and feeder with red maggot and in third place was Dick Shillitto with 4 carp for 11lb 10oz.
16th February 2014 Holm Grange
Holme Grange Fishery near Wokingham was the venue for the latest match in the Remenham winter league the tenth leg in the series.The main decision for the anglers was whether to target the lakes carp or substantial roach stocks. Dick Shillitto opted to fish for both species and fished the method feeder with red maggot and landed 5 carp before switching to the pole and added 14lb of roach to weigh in a winning total of 31lb 4oz. In the next peg was Phil Drew who also fished the method feeder and landed 3 carp then switched to the waggler adding 10lb of roach to finish in second place with 24lb 10 oz. In third place was Graham Dodd fishing the pole all match at 12 meters with caster and plundering the roach stocks to weigh in 22lb 6oz. Section winners were Mick Hutt with 21lb 10oz and Steve Johnson 21lb.
23rd February 2014 Milton Pools Lens Lake
Once again windy conditions welcomed the anglers as they fished Lens Lake at Milton Pools.Graham Dodd fished the pole between 7 and 8 meters with caster targeting the silver fish stocks and catching 180 roach plus skimmers for a winning total of 38lb 10oz. In the next peg was Dave Wightman fishing the pole with pellet at 14 meters landing 2 carp along with roach and skimmers for 36lb enough for second place and in third place was Steve Johnson with 25lb of carp and skimmers all caught on the method feeder with pellet.
2nd March 2014 Whitehouse
Whitehouse Lake near Tadley was the venue for the twelfth and penultimate leg of the series.Dave Wightman drew on the island and fished the pole at 11 meters with pellet to land a mixture of small carp tench and bream for a winning total of 26lb 8oz. In the next peg was Pete Bowles also fished the pole with pellet and weighed in 14lb 2oz of bream and roach and in third place was Mark Bowerman with 6lb of skimmers and roach.
9th March 2014 Milton Pools Cambells
Remenham's anglers basked in warm sunshine as they fished the last match in the winter series on Cambells Lake at Milton Pools.Mark Bowerman fished the pole at 14 meters and across to adjacent bank with red maggot and corn and landed a number small carp and skimmers for a winning total weight of 72lb 14oz . In second place was Dave Wightman with 69lb 14oz of carp caught at 16 meters on the pole with pellet and in third was Steve Johnson fishing the pole across to the bank side foliage with pellet to weigh in 59lb14oz of carp. Section winners were Graham Dodd with 47lb 6oz and Pete Bowles with 50lb.Wightman's second place was enough for him to hold on to top spot and win the series with 214 points ahead of Dodd in second with 201 and Dick Shillitto in third with 191, fourth place went to Ian Chaplin with 159 and Johnson finished in fifth with 139.
17th March 2014 Milton Pools Cambells
A change of venue meant that Remenham's latest match was held on Cambells Lake at Milton Pools and with the weather warming up the fish were more willing to feed resulting in some better weights.On the day the top 2 anglers finished well clear of the rest of the field with Pete Bowles leading the way with an impressive 149lb 4oz of carp mainly caught at 5 meters on the pole with meat just edging out Dave Wightman into second with 146lb 10oz of carp caught shallow on the pole and in third place was Neil Reed with 81lb 8oz of carp also caught shallow on the pole with pellet. Section winners were Mark Bowerman with 66lb 8oz and Dick Shillitto with 63lb 14oz
31st March 2014 Cheriton Farm
Sunday saw the last match in Remenham's 2013/14 season which took place at Cheriton Farm at Farley Hill. Mark Bowerman started fishing on the deck and after being pestered by gudgeon then switched to fishing shallow and caught small carp steadily throughout the day at 14.5 meters with pellet weighing in a total of 120lb to finish well ahead of the rest of the field. In second place was Pete Bowles who fished the pole with pellet at 14 meters and also on the inside with maggot catching carp for 69lb 10oz and in third place was Dave Wightman with 46lb 8oz of small carp caught mainly close in on the pole with pellet.