Hodnet Angling Club were the hosts for this year’s Division 2 National match angling competition, held on the 14th September 2019 and run in conjunction with the Canal and River Trust and the Angling Trust.
This prestigious event saw 42 teams fishing, with most of the match fished on our club’s own extensive canal waters, but a few lengths were held on waters loaned by neighbouring club’s. Although the weather on the day was terrific (for sun bathing!) it wasn’t perhaps ideal for fishing, not least as it came on the back of a changeable week beforehand. As a result some teams/anglers struggled to catch well.
The key results are summarised here: team winners (and other photos) can be found below.
1st Colin Harris Browning Northants 11Kg 480gms
2nd Davis Gorton East Lynx Match Squad 7Kg 900gms
3rd Tim Worsnop Matrix Halifax 5kg 690gms
1st Crewe Match Group 354 pts 23Kg 760gms (Team weight)
2nd Wigan Match Group 332 pts 19Kg 610gms
3rd Browning Northants 327 pts 29Kg 830gms
Best Hodnet Club Performers
Dave Matson 34 points
Les Olszewski 33 points
1st – Crewe Match Team, below.
2nd were the Browning Northants Team, below, who had amongst their midst the individual match winner Colin Harris – with an impressive weight of 11.48 KG.
3rd were Wigan Match Team, below.
Great reports were received, both before and after the match, about our club’s Dave Watkins’ thorough organisation, ably assisted by Terry Nutt and others from our club. A huge amount of work goes on ‘behind the scenes’ if such events are to run smoothly, much of it a testament to Dave’s special interest and commitment.
Grateful thanks are due to all who assisted, plus of course all those who took part.