Fishy Stories

From Derek Wood - Match Organiser, Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled

Ten members attended Havant Lakes for Round 19 of the 2017 fixtures and the penultimate match Meeting at Havant. Conditions were good with a sunny morning and cloudy afternoon but it remained dry and warm with little wind.

The bigger fish were feeding but the problem was hanging on to them and anyone on pole tactics lost out in the challenge to land the carp. However, John R had a lovely common carp at 12 lbs 11 ozs on a spicy beef boilie to take the honours on the day. This was John's first win in a match meeting and was well deserved. John was again assisting Steve Rackett who had a cracking 5 lb tench on his pole along with a couple of eels for a total of 5 lbs 10 ozs and 2nd place. Andy Farrell had roach, skimmer and eels for 1 lb 7 ozs and 3rd spot.

Jan had a small roach but also lost a sizeable carp as did Denis, Aaron and Andy. Elastic was never gonna keep em out of the lilies!

Dave, Tony, Paul and Sue all fished on without any luck. However it's good to see the bigger fish taking our baits at last.


John Robinson 12 lbs 11 ozs 13 pts
Steve Rackett 05 lbs 10 ozs 07 pts
Andy Farrell 01 lb 7 ozs 04 pts
Jan Horton 0 lbs 02 osz 02 pts
Aaron, Dave O, Denis B, Paul P,  Sue P and Tony H     02 pts

Havant Lakes Cup positions
Steve Racket is now out of reach on 47 pts and will be 2017 Cup Winner with only one more Havant Lakes event to go. Congratulation Steve.

Andy Farrell is in 2nd place on 32 points with John R now 3rd on 24 points and Gary Barham in 4th position on 16 points.

Overall Points League positions
With a 2nd place on Sunday, Steve Rackett leads with 59 points followed by Denis on 56 points and Colin and Derek in joint 3rd spot on 54 points.

Overall Weights League positions
Colin O'Mara (55 lbs 8 ozs) just leads from Sue Parkin (55 lbs 2 ozs) Steve (28 lbs 4 ozs) now moves into 3rd with Derek (27 lbs 13 ozs) in 4th spot.

Cheers and Tight Lines

Posted on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 10:50