RemenAS

Remenham angling society

Coarse Fishing Club of Henley-on-Thames

Founded 1938

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This match proved to be a struggle for the competitors after a major fish kill on the lake and subsequent re-stocking combined with a hard over night frost. Steve Johnson got his teeth into some small roach on the pole with maggot to win a low weight affair with 2lb 12oz. In second place was Ian Chaplin with 2lb 6oz consisting of a small carp and some roach and in thid was Pete Bowles with 2lb 4oz of roach.

4th January 2015 Holme Grange
This was the third match in the winter series and was a silver fish only match.
Winner on the day was Phil Drew who fished the pole to hand at 5 metres feeding caster with maggot on the hook weighing in an all roach net of 30lb. In second place was Mark Bowerman fishing similar tactics but at 10 metres weighing in 28lb 12oz of roach and in third was Trevor Pearce with 23lb 8oz. Section winners were Malcolm Pearce 18lb 8oz and Pete Bowles 23lb

11th January Wood Lane Island Lake
Remenham's Winter Series continued with a very close fourth leg of at Wood Lane Fishery near Iver with Island Lake being fished. Ade Bowles started the match well catching several small carp tight to the Island on the pole with corn and added a few more later into the day whilst on the opposite bank Dick Shillitto Landed 6 larger carp also on the pole with corn which saw both anglers weigh in 26lb 6oz at the end to share the top spot. Mark Bowerman finished in third place with 24lb 12oz of carp and roach. Section winners were Steve Johnson with 20lb 2oz and Pete Bowles with 24lb.

18th January Bowsaw 1-15
The fifth was much less of a close affair at Bowsaw Lake near Odiham as Pete Bowles totally dominated the match from peg one with an all carp catch of 154lb 8oz all caught on the method feeder with pellet cast tight to the island. This was well clear of Roger Howard in second with 42lb 6oz of carp and chub all caught on the method feeder with pellet and corn and in third was Steve Johnson with 36lb of carp and chub once again caught on the method feeder.

25th January Holme Grange
Remenham travelled to Holme Grange Fishery on Sunday to fish the sixth leg of the Winter Series. Most of the anglers aimed to target the vast stocks of roach in the lake on the pole close in but these failed to feed in any numbers so it was carp that made up most of the the weights. Dave Wightman started the match on the method feeder and landed two carp on pellet before switching to the pole and found very few roach feeding but instead landed a further four carp on the pole with maggot to weigh in a total of 31lb 12oz to win the match. In second place was Geoff Edwards with 25lb 11oz consisting of 7lb of roach plus five carp caught on the pole with maggot and in third place was Ian Chaplin with three carp landed on the method feeder with corn for 11lb 12oz.

1st February Milton Pools Cambells
The continuing cold weather and strong northerly winds made Remenham's trip to Milton Pools to fish Cambells Lake ,in the seventh leg of the winter series, a difficult match with nearly half of the anglers failing to catch at all. Dick Shillito made the most of another favourable draw and fished the pole at 14 metres across to the remains of the lily pads and caught several small carp on the pellet to weigh in 24lb 9oz to secure first place. In second place was Mark Bowerman who also fished the pole at 14 metres but with corn landing 9 small carp for a total of 15lb 10oz.This was just ahead of Pete Bowles in third place with 15lb consisting of 5 carp caught on the pole close in with maggot. Section winners were Roger Howard with 3lb 8oz and Ade Bowles with 11lb 4oz.

8th February Milton Pools Lens
Milton Pools was the venue once again for the eighth leg of the Remenham Winter Series but with Lens Lake being fished this time. Despite most of the anglers having to clear ice from their swims before the start of the match most had plenty of bites throughout the day and weights were reasonable considering the conditions. Dick Shilitto fished the pole at 14 metres with pellet and caught mainly carp along with skimmers and roach to weigh in a winning total of 46lb 11oz this was well clear of second placed Pete Bowles with an all roach net of 15lb 4oz caught on the pole with maggot. And in third place was Ian Chaplin with 14lb 15oz consisting of carp skimmers and roach caught on the pole with maggot and corn.

15th February Cheriton Farm
The following week Cheriton Farm near Farley Hill was the venue for the ninth leg of the series. Winner on the day was Ian Chaplin who found the small carp feeding from the off and caught steadily through the match on the pole at 14.5 metres with maggot to weigh in 65lb 8oz. In second place was Steve Johnson with 50lb 10oz of carp all caught the pole at 14 metres with pellet and in third place was Pete Bowles with 45lb of carp also on the pole with maggot and corn.

22nd February Frobury Farm Match Lake 2
Steve Johnson won the tenth leg of the winter series at Frobury by a considerable margin as he caught small carp on the pole tight accross to the rushes on the adjacent bank with maggot and pellet weighing in a total of 78lb 8oz. In second place was Pete Bowles who fished the pole at 14 metre s with maggot landing carp for 29lb 14oz just ahead of Dick Shillito in third with 28lb 12oz of carp also caught on the pole with maggot.

1st March Billhook 1-15
The last two weeks have seen the eleventh and twelfth legs of the Remenham Winter Series.First up it was Billhook Lake near Odiham where Pete Bowles was victorious fishing the banjo pellet feeder with pellet landing carp up to 8lb for a total of 72lb 10oz. In second place was Paul Howard who fished the method feeder alternating between pellet and corn on the hook catching carp to weigh in 50lb 3oz and in third place was Ian Chaplin with 44lb of carp caught on the pole with corn.

8th March Milton Pools Cambells
Cambell's Lake at Milton Pools was the venue for the twelfth leg of the series the following week which saw club Chairman Roger Howard secure his first win of the season with a narrow victory over Steve Johnson in the next peg.Roger fished the pole at 13 metres landing a few small carp before switching to the nearside bank and fishing to a tree stump where he caught carp consistently for the second half of the match weighing in 51lb 2oz. Second placed Johnson weighed in 50lb 2oz of carp caught on the pole with corn and pellet and in third place was Mark Bowerman with 46lb 3oz of carp caught on the pole with meat and corn. With Just two rounds remaining in the series Pete Bowles leads the way with 218 points with Dick Shilitto in second with 180 Steve Johnson in third with 176 Ian Chaplin fourth with 174 and Dave Wightman with 133 making up the top 5 but with each angler having to still drop thier two worst results.

15th March Milton Pools Lens
The penultimate leg of the Remenham Winter Series took place on Sunday at Milton Pools with Lens Lake being fished.Steve Johnson scored maximum points with a winning weight of 33lb 6oz which included carp, skimmers, roach and a bream of 7lb all caught on the pole at 14 metres with soft pellet. In second place was Dick Shilitto with 22lb 6oz of carp and skimmers also caught on the pole with pellet and in third place was Brian Bowles with 15lb 8oz of mainly carp landed on the pole with corn.
With just one round remaining Pete Bowles leads the points with 234 with Shilitto second with 199 Johnson third on 196 Ian Chaplin in fourth with 191 and Roger Howard making up the top five with 146 points.

22nd March Frobury Farm Match Lake 2
The final match of Remenham's season took place on Sunday at Frobury Farm near Kingsclere with the last leg of the Winter Series being fished. Steve Jonhson once again took maximum points as he fished the pole with pellet catching small carp and rudd for a total of 24lb. In second place was Roger Howard with 14lb 2oz of carp also caught on the pole with maggot and in third was Pete Bowles with 4 small carp for 10lb 6oz caught on the pole with maggot and corn. With each angler counting their best twelve result from fourteen matches Bowles retained his lead in the series to win with 219 points with Johnson in second with 216 points and Dick Shilitto in third with 203 points.

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