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    Saturday 11th July Portland Waters Canal.

    Weather: Dry start to the day, overcast with some sunshine.

    The Majestic Beauty of the Red Kite versus Majestic Angling.

    James Maude Ac, ventured out for their first visit to Portland Waters and the Canal . With 20 club members available and eager to fish this venue, we appreciate your commitment to the club and praise your punctuality at today’s venue. With the over head Red Kites majestically flying around the lake keeping a watchful eye on the proceedings below.
    The red kite (Milvus milvus) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards, and harriers. The species currently breeds in the Western Palearctic region of Europe and northwest Africa, though it formerly also occurred in northern Iran. It is resident in the milder parts of its range in western Europe and northwest Africa,
    Red kites are 60 to 70 cm (24 to 28 in) long with a 175–179 cm (69–70 in) wingspan; males weigh 800–1,200 g (28–42 oz), and females 1,000–1,300 g (35–46 oz). It is an elegant bird, soaring on long wings held at a dihedral, and long forked tail, twisting as it changes direction. The body, upper tail and wing coverts are rufous. The white primary flight feathers contrast with the black wing tips and dark secondaries. Apart from the weight difference, the sexes are similar, but juveniles have a buff breast and belly. Its call is a thin piping sound, similar to but less mewling than the common buzzard. There is a rare white leucistic form accounting for approximately 1% of hatchlings in the Welsh population but is at a disadvantage in the survival stakes.

    On a day where the Majestic Beauty of the Red Kite was matched by the Majestic performance of our Hon Sec Paul Skeldon, proving that he is not just a one trick Skellydale pony. It was honourable that the Red Kites should give the fly past over the Canal Lake as the weigh in commenced in readiness for this majestic performance by Hon Sec, pegged on the last peg out the draw bag Skelly did not disappoint as peg 12 proved yet again how good it is with the right angler on it. With a 60 lb net limit, there was some cautious clicking as most anglers guesstimated their catches. Cautious clicking or not Hon Sec had clicked just over the Ton and fell short by 1ounce to win the match with 99lb-15oz, taking fish from down the track and making good his left hand margin swim. Well done SKELLY.
    To become bridesmaid in a very strong field of anglers and three pounds short, following a nightmare of a session with lost rigs and having to cut elastics due to overgrown vegetation and fish retracting into the reed bed is a sterling performance by Gary Summerscales pegged on 18 with a steady flow of fish ( when not in the workshop) a quality net of 97lb-5oz is a commendable performance. Well done Gary. Peg 24 saw Shaun Green also a culprit of cautious clicking, taking the top of the seventy pound weights with 79lb-12oz. Well done Shaun. A Top Tip angler put his rod and pole to work on peg 11 as back to back fourth placings saw On Box Cox, Brian take a very commendable 78lb-7oz. Well done Brian.

    Section winner were:
    Billy Harrison 74lb peg 16
    Scott Dibble 72lb-13oz peg 23
    Gary Butcher 62lb-2 peg 8
    Steve Arabskyj 51lb-1oz peg 1
    Well done section winners.

    Well once the season did eventually get underway, the first seven matches cancelled due to the COVID 19. The first six matches fished have produced six different winners, showing what a quality Angling Club James Maude is with the ability of any angler can take top spot:
    June 6 Skellydale Phill Smedley 117lb-14oz
    June 13th Skellydale Gary Summerscales 147lb-11oz
    June 20th Jansons Scott Dibble 370lb
    June 27th Little John Lakes Pete Lambert 138lb-9 oz
    July 4th Skellydale Billy Harrison 148lb-13oz
    July 11th Portland Waters Paul Skeldon 99lb-15oz

    Today’s results are as follows:
    Paul Skeldon 99lb-15oz peg 12
    Gary Summerscales 97lb-5oz peg 18
    Shaun Green 79lb-12oz peg 24
    Brian Cox 78lb-7oz peg 11
    Billy Harrison 74lb peg 16 (section winner)
    Scott Dibble 72lb-13oz peg 23 (section winner)
    Dave Lilliman 69lb-5oz peg 27
    Gary Butcher 62lb-2oz peg 8 (section winner)
    Roger Summerscales 60lb-7oz peg 10
    Steve Arabskyj 51lb-1oz peg 1 (section winner)
    Tony Smith 48lb-10oz peg 17
    Ian Carr 46lb-12oz peg 4
    Phill Smedley 40lb-12oz peg 26
    Alan Slack 34lb-4oz peg 7
    Pete Lambert 28lb-2oz peg 20
    Pete Jackson 27lb-12oz peg 2
    Nick Heath 27lb-4oz peg 22
    Terry Wiggins 26lb-3oz peg 5
    Dave Sewell 14lb-8oz peg 14
    Mick archer DNW peg 29

    Next match 18th July Springvale Duchess Lake,

    Thank you for taking the time to read.
    Regards Billy Boy :)

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  • #2
    Pleasre to read your match repors Bill, Nice to see you in the coin again


    • #3
      Thank you Brian, Just pleased to be back out on the bank mate. Stay Safe, Kindest Regards to you and your family.
      Regards Billy Boy :)

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