Reports from the Portsmouth Game Section 2012
|Meon Springs Icebreaker ~ 3rd March|
|Name||Fish 1||Fish 2||Total Kept||C & R @ 1lb||Total lb/oz||Position|
|Bob Jones||3lb||3lb 9oz||6lb 9oz||6lb 9oz||4|
|Colin Mould||2lb 3oz||2lb 2oz||4lb 5oz||4lb 5oz||14|
|Steve Gibson||2lb 9oz||2lb 3oz||4lb 12oz||1||5lb 12oz||6|
|Ted Peck||2lb||2lb 8oz||4lb 8oz||3||7lb 8oz||1|
|Jonathan Williams||1lb 7oz||2lb 4oz||3lb 11oz||3lb 11oz||17|
|Iain McAllister||2lb 9oz||2lb 5oz||4lb 14oz||2||6lb 14oz||2|
|Kris Carter (Guest)||2lb 4oz||1lb 9oz||3lb 13oz||3lb 13oz||16|
|Michael Collins||2lb 6oz||2lb 6oz||4lb 12oz||2||6lb 12oz||3|
|Kim White||2lb||2lb 4oz||4lb 4oz||v||13|
|Richard Moon||2lb 8oz||2lb 8oz||5lb||5lb||10|
|Tom Joyce||2lb||2lb 2oz||4lb 2oz||4lb 2oz||15|
|George Joyce (Guest)||2lb 10oz||2lb 10oz||5lb 4oz||5lb 4oz||8|
|Dave Walker||2lb 7oz||2lb 11oz||5lb 2oz||5lb 2oz||9|
|Chris Saunders||2lb 40z||2lb 7oz||4lb 11oz||4lb 11oz||12|
|Chris Matthews||2lb 7oz||2lb 6oz||4lb 13oz||4lb 13oz||11|
|Stu Ellins||3lb 4oz||3lb||6lb 4oz||6lb 4oz||5|
|Dominic Willer||2lb 8oz||3lb||5lb 8oz||5lb 8oz||7||Report|
17 contestants braved the wind and rain at the start of our Icebreaker at Meon Springs. Within an hour various incantations led to the rain stopping and the weather brightening for the remainder of the event. Stu Ellins provided a welcome de-icer in the form of a shot of strong rum (or was it anti-freeze). Fish came readily to offerings in Whitewool Lake but the catch and release was another matter with plenty of fish to be seen but few caught.
I managed top score on the day with the help of 3 from the Catch & Release to augment 2 stockies. Bob Jones had the largest fish at 3lb 9oz. Detailed results are in the table above. Black and bright green were the colours of the day, so anything biased on a Montana received plenty of attention especially if it also contained a bit of fritz. Bloodworm imitations also produced results.
Prices have risen for this season up to £30 for a 2 fish ticket which, due to increased cost of fuel and feed pushing up the price of fish, is not surprising.
The next event is the Spring Cup match at Moorhen Farm, when you will need your 2012 - 2013 EA Road Licence.