I have moved pre-2022 Opens reports off the site pending having the time to create the Archive page.

in the meantime, Points Top Ten @20 Sept 2022

Name               Points     Name               Points     Name               Points     Name               Points    Name               Points

Alec Barter        50         Simon Hunter    48         Ian Turner          43         Paul Davis          39        Terry Pilgrim     38

Tim Meekins      30         Paul White         28        Tony Conway     27         Roy Fiander       23         Rod Carroll       18

Thursday 15 September saw our open match men trying to empty the big lake, in good weather where, although some did not weigh in, the lowest recorded weight today was 32lb.

Top of the shop was Ian Turner, happily sitting on the far bank, in Peg 19, who netted 75lb.1oz. Well done (again!). Have you noticed how accurately we are recording weights these days? Very important that we now have digital scales for accuracy and no more so than today when Ged Cooper took 2nd place with 54lb.3oz., from Peg 17, and Simon Hunter was 3rd with 54lb.2oz., from Peg 7!

4th was Cove Treasurer and regular place taker, Paul White on Peg 31 with 52lb.10oz. Followed by Paul Davis on Peg 23 in 5th place with 45lb.

Lots of excitement today, broken gear, lost gear swimming around the lake and close weights. Lovely stuff and then back to the rigours of the small lake next week. League table should be updated tonight on the website.

Here it is, early this sad evening, 8 Sept 2022, today’s open match results from the small lake at Chaley Park. Yes, as the heavens opened (yet again) the first three in today’s frame managed to keep an eye on their floats but it all gets a bit tight as places four five and this week six are revealed.

In first place this week is Ian Turner on Peg 9, which if you get it right is a regular winner, weighed in 39lb.7oz. Well done Ian for making the most of the fishing in some horrendous weather.

Second was Mark Gilliam, a name we haven’t seen so often recently, with 34lb.14oz., from Peg 12.

Third on Peg 23, Ged Cooper netted 25lb.15oz.

Then all in a rush we see fourth is Jim Findlay with 16lb.9oz., on Peg14. Fifth is Paul Davis with 16lb.7oz., on Peg 24 and sixth was Simon Hunter, just out of the money, with 16lb.6oz.

So today 1 Sept 2022, our open match anglers graced the big lake at Chaley, which was not as generous last Saturday as it could have been, but today, over 500lb., of fish was weighed in with a fair sprinkling of doubles. The weather started with a drop or two of rain but soon gave way to brighter weather creeping up to 24C.

In first place on Peg 19 sat the wonder that is Roger Thorpe who netted 93lb.7oz. Cracking fishing and a few pound ahead of Ian Turner who bagged 82lb.14oz., from Peg 25 for second place.

Third went to Alec Barter with 81lb., from Peg 21. Fourth place was Terry Pilgrim with 70lb.14oz., from Peg 23 and fifth placed angler was Paul White, not too far from the car park on Peg 34 with 50lb.10oz.

Points Top Ten @1 Sept 22

Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points   

Alec Barter           50         Simon Hunter       45          Terry Pilgrim       38          Paul Davis            37          Ian Turner            33

Tim Meekins        30          Tony Conway        27         Paul White          26         Roy Fiander          23          Rod Carroll          18

25 Aug 2022  I said it would rain, and rain on a Thursday. I just can’t remember which Thursday I forecast the rain. Rain however, it did, and quite a lot of it, so our intrepid open anglers got wet today as they tackled the vagaries of Chaley Park’s small lake with the wet trees overhanging the swims. However, the results show that it wasn’t all bad.

In first place, on Peg 1, Terry Pilgrim netted 43lb.7oz. Not necessarily the peg we might have thought of to produce a winner so well done Terry!

The runners-up were sat on pegs that many of us would expect to be in the frame.

Second this week was Tim Meekins with 42lb.3oz., from Peg 9.

Third went to Paul Davis on Peg 8 with 28lb.4oz.

Fourth was Tony Conway on Peg 6 with 26lb.15oz.,

and

Fifth on Peg 11, Ian Turner bagged 26lb.4oz.

 

If you read on our Facebook page about the fishing at Chaley Park last weekend, you would have reasonable expectations of the Open on Thursday 18 August.  As you can see from the top five weights detailed below, you should not be disappointed. The big lake is producing good weights of both medium sized Carp and a good number of doubles too, as well as some quality Roach.

First place this week goes to Tim Meekins on Peg 7 with a fabulous 77lb.14oz.

Second, on Peg 13 was Alec Barter weighing in 70lb.12oz.

Third place is nabbed by Ian Turner on Peg 17 with 65lb.12oz.

Fourth was Terry Pilgrim on Peg 31 with 54lb.

Whilst we see these four guys in the frame regularly, our fifth place this week goes to Simon Keefer (I hope that’s spelled right), a newcomer to the winner’s enclosure, fishing on Peg 34 and a bag of 48lb.1oz.

Over 300lb in the top five. Well done all. A different challenge next week on the small lake.

Opens Top Ten  placings at 18 Aug 22

 

Name           Total Points    Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points  Name           Total Points  Name           Total Points

Alec Barter          47            Simon Hunter     45           Paul Davis            34         Terry Pilgrim        31        Paul White            25

Tony Conway       25            Ian Turner           28          Tim Meekins         26         Roy Fiander         23        Rod Carroll           18

 

Well it’s 11 August and week five of this heatwave and it’s to be hoped that the Thursday Open match men found some shelter as they fished the small lake at Chaley Park.

I see that the BBC is forecasting a chance of rain next Thursday but until then, here are today’s top five.

First place (with a good dob of AfterSun) goes to Simon Hunter who managed 47lb.7oz., from the shadeless Peg 9.

Second, on Peg 5 was Tony Conway who netted 32lb.12oz.

Third this week went to Club Treasurer Paul White sitting on Peg 11 and weighing in 28lb.5oz.

Fourth, in relative shade on Peg 23, Pete Hoare caught 27lb.10oz., and

Fifth came Jed Cooper on Peg 7 with 21lb.14oz., which is about what yours truly got out of it last Saturday.

Well done and a cold shower to all. Back to big lake next Thursday.

 

The big lake at Chaley Park played host to this week’s Thursday 4 August Open and I’m pleased to say that everyone caught in lovely weather, a little cooler than it has been recently but all the more pleasant for that.

Today’s winner was Simon Hunter sitting in Peg 7 with the sun on his face, pole in hand and a winning bag of 69lb.8oz.

Second place went to Alec Barter, sitting further round on the road side of the lake in Peg 17, not much off the pace, on the method with 63lb.6oz. Third spot went to Jim Findlay on the straight lead who netted 57lb., on Peg 11.

Then back came the pole men, Tim Meekins on Peg 31 took Fourth place with 56lb., and Ian Turner took Fifth spot with 50lb.8oz.

So that’s almost 300lb., in the framers, let alone what else was caught, but despite this, no change to the top ten open anglers this week.  Next week they’ll be on the small lake which I hear is also fishing well. Let’s hope we see some pleasure anglers over there this weekend!

This Thursday, 28 July, the open match was held on the small lake with the following results.

First was Terry Pilgrim on Peg 6 with 33lb.

Second place went to Ian Turner with 28lb.12oz., from Peg 24.  Third place went to Paul White who caught 22lb., from Peg 10.  Fourth was Roger Thorpe who netted 21lb., from Peg 18 and Fifth was Rod Carroll with 17lb.8oz., taken from Peg 13.

Name           Total Points  Name           Total Points   Name           Total Points     Name                Total Points      Name                Total Points

Alec Barter           39        Simon Hunter        35        Paul Davis          34              Terry Pilgrim         29                Ian Turner             24

Roy Fiander         23         Paul White            22       Tony Conway       21             Tim Meekins         19                 Rod Carroll           18

Here we go on Thursday 21 July back at the big lake at Chaley Park for this week’s Open Match. I know that some of today’s framers had a day fishing the lake last Sunday but I’ve not seen any reports on their catches from that day so here we are with today’s, slightly cooler, top five.

First place goes to Roy Fiander fishing Peg 11 who caught 52lb.12oz.

Second place, on Peg 19, Alec Barter with 46lb.

In Third, framing again, is Cove AS treasurer, Paul White taking 44lb., from Peg 7.

Fourth in Peg 21, Jim Findlay netted 43lb., and then a rare but welcome showing from

Rod Carroll, Cove AS Chairman and match organiser, on Peg 25 with 38lb.8oz.

So a good 220+ lb., from the top five. The league standings have been updated below

Top ten order on the league table as at 21 July 2022 as follows

Name          Points              Name        Points         Name           Points                       Name           Points

Alec Barter     39               Simon Hunter   35        Paul Davis       34                         Terry Pilgrim    24

Roy Fiander    23               Tony Conway     21        Ian Turner       20                         Tim Meekins     19

Paul White      19                Rod Carroll       17

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These results have changed the top ten order on the league table as follows

Name            Total   Points                      Name            Total   Points             Name            Total   Points

Alec Barter         35                                 Simon Hunter     35                          Paul Davis            34

Terry Pilgrim      24                                 Tony Conway       21                         Ian Turner             20

Tim Meekins      19                                  Roy Fiander        18                         Rod Carroll            16

Paul White          16

Normal service is resumed with a double bill of Cove Thursday Open Results.

First, on the big lake at Chaley on 7 July,

Simon Hunter took first place with 45lb.4oz., from Peg11.

Runners up were, second on Peg 25 Alec Barter, a roach away from Simon, with 45lb., Tim Meekins took third place with 33lb.8oz., from Peg 19. Fourth was Terry Pilgrim on Peg 31 netting 29lb.4oz., and fifth, Steve Lucie took 28lb., from Peg 17.

This week (14 July) on the small lake,

Cove Angling Treasurer Paul White found himself, and the fish, on Peg 9 and with an excellent 50lb., bagged first place.

Then a gap to the runners up, second, Simon Hunter with 33lb., from Peg 19, third Pete Hoare took 27lb.4oz., from Peg 11. Tim Meekins came in fourth with 25lb.8oz., on Peg 21 and Ged Cooper netted 24lb.4oz., for fifth place on Peg 7.

Today’s (30 June) Thursday Open was held on the small lake at Chaley Park and once again the lake fished really hard. You’ll see from the pegs that our five framers this week were almost sitting on each other’s laps, along the back of the lake, to come up with the following results.

In first place on Peg 11 Roger Thorpe netted 27lb.12oz.

Second, on Peg 12 was Ian Turner, only a roach away with 27lb.8oz.

Third, on Peg 14 and pleased to be back in the winner’s enclosure, Tim Meekins with 25lb.

Fourth with 19lb.8oz., from Peg 17, Paul White and

Fifth, on Peg 15 with 17lb., was Tony Conway.

Next week it’s the big lake again.

 

23 June Thursday Open Match at Chaley Park took place in hot & sultry conditions with enough occasional rain to warrant the brolly. The lake fished hard today although some good size fish were caught.

Somehow Kevin Wyness managed a creditable 51lb. from Peg 21, which often shows in our top five, for first place.

 

The other places were some way behind in terms of weight with Second place going to top five regular, Alec Barter with 32lb. from Peg 33.

Third was Paul Davis, close to Alec on Peg 31, netting 28lb.8oz.

Pete Hoare took Fourth on Peg 19 with 23lb.4oz., and Fifth was Roy Fiander with 22lb. from Peg 22.

The league table has been updated (top ten) below:

Name     Total  Points                     Name     Total  Points                    Name     Total  Points 

Paul Davis         34                               Alec Barter        31                             Simon Hunter    26

Terry Pilgrim    20                               Tony Conway     20                              Roy Fiander       18

Ian Turner         16                               Rod Carroll        16                              Tim Meekins      13

Paul White         9

Today’s (9 June) Thursday Open was held on the big lake at Chaley Park and the top five anglers are:

In first place on Peg 7 Alec Barter netted 37lb.

Second was Paul Davis on Peg 19 with 31lb.8oz.

Third, on Peg 11 was Terry Pilgrim landing 29lb.

Fourth was club treasurer Paul White with 23lb.4oz.

Fifth, on Peg 13, Tony Conway with 16lb.4oz.

Difficult fishing in benign weather conditions so many thanks for supporting these matches. Back to the small lake next week.  League leaders are

Name     Total  Points                     Name     Total  Points                    Name     Total  Points   

Paul Davis        31                           Alec Barter    25                             Simon Hunter     23

Tony Conway   20                           Roy Fiander   17                             Ian Turner          16

Rod Carroll      16                           Terry Pilgrim   15                             Tim Meekins       13                Steve Lucie    9

Well, here we are it’s 2nd June already and today the small lake and it’s fish residents did their best to thwart the efforts of our Thursday match men. That said, Terry Pilgrim continued his winning ways by landing 38lb.12oz., from Peg 11 to take first place this week.

Second on Peg 3, Rod Carroll, Chairman and match organiser, netted 20lb.

Joint third this week were Alec Barter on Peg 8 and Kevin Wyness on Peg 18. These two caught 14lb.8oz., each, so fifth place went to Paul Davies with 14lb., from Peg 14. All framers caught on the method.  Here are the top ten:

Name     Total  Points                     Name     Total  Points                    Name     Total  Points                   Name     Total  Points

Paul Davis        27                           Simon Hunter    23                        Alec Barter        20                        Tony Conway      19

Roy Fiander     17                           Ian Turner          16                        Rod Carroll        16                        Tim Meekins       13

Terry Pilgrim     12                           Steve Lucie         9

 

On a warm but somewhat windy day, this Thursday’s open match returned to the big lake at Chaley Park on 26 May 2022.

At the top of the frame in first place this week, Terry Pilgrim improved on his previous placings and weighed in a lovely 76lb. From Peg 17.

Second, a couple of pegs further along in Peg 19 was Paul Davis with 55lb.8oz.

With more than 130lb., from the first two places, would the top five manage more than 200lb., total?

Third place went to Tony Conway on Peg 5 with 36lb., only just beating Club Treasurer Paul White into fourth place with 35lb.8oz., from two swims along in Peg 7.

Tim Meekins took fifth place this week, some distance away from the other action, on Peg 25, netting 32lb.4oz.

So more than 230lb., in the first five, not a bad day.

Today's results make a few interesting changes to the leaders table

NameTotal         Points

Paul Davis           26          Simon Hunter 23             Tony Conway    19         Roy Fiander    17

Alec Barter          17          Ian Turner       16             Tim Meekins     13         Rod Carroll     12

Here are the Thursday Open results for 19 May which was held on the small lake at Chaley in good weather but I understand it fished hard and at the end of the day there were a number of dry nets.

Simon Hunter returned to the frame taking first place with a creditable 52lb., from Peg 15.

Thereafter, the weights drop away to Ian Turner in second place on Peg 9 weighing in 31lb.12oz.

Paul Davies took third place with 28lb., from Peg 6.

Tony Conway, who must have been sat in the sun all day on Peg 21, came fourth with 22lb.12oz.

Terry Pilgrim is in the frame again at fifth on Peg 5 with 16lb.  Here are the current leaders

Name     Total Points

Simon Hunter 23                 Paul Davis 22                 Roy Fiander 17            Alec Barter 17       Tony Conway 16

Ian Turner 16                       Rod Carroll 12                Tim Meekins 12

Next week’s match will return to the big lake

Today’s Open Match (Thursday 12 May) was held on the big lake at Chaley Park in reasonable weather conditions except that the wind was fairly blowing around the lake. The windy conditions did not stop Tony Conway on the colder side of the lake in Peg 18 from winning the day with a super bag of 79lb.

Second this week but, like all this week’s runners-up, a way behind the winner, was Alec Barter with 46lb., from Peg 21. Third was Tim Meekins with 44lb., from Peg 15.

The top three were on the road side of the lake and we have to go a long way around to Peg 3 to find fourth placed Roy Fiander with 37lb and back up towards the green fence to Terry Pilgrim, in fifth on Peg 27 with 28lb.12oz.

Thanks for your continuing support of these matches. Rod tells me that you’re back on the small lake next week.

 

Here we go, it's the 5th of May, the sun is shining, all is dry after last evenings sharp showers and today's match is back on the small lake at Chaley Park for the first time this season and the results are OK. A reasonable weight of fish were caught, most in reasonable condition and there were lots of fish shadows showing in the water.

First this week on Peg 15 is Ian Turner netting a nice 33lb.

Second came Roy Fiander who caught 9 fish off Peg 24 totalling 29lb.8oz.

Simon Hunter re-entered the frame this week on Peg 20 with 28lb. and this included a lovely Tench.

Rod Carroll continued his recent run of success with fourth place on Peg 14. Six fish for 23lb.4oz.

Fifth this week was Pete Hoare with 19lb.4oz., from Peg 17.

We're pleased that it was a good day and we'll be discussing the future of the small lake for matches with the Water Manager.

So just for the record here are the current top six

Name Total Points

Paul Davis 19                Simon Hunter 18                       Roy Fiander 15

Alec Barter 13               Rod Carroll 12                           Ian Turner 12

 

Here we go with the Thursday Open results for 28 April and we hope you all parked carefully today and didn’t mess up the beautifully rolled surface courtesy of Tuesday’s work party.

On the big lake today, in good conditions, if you could see through the tadpoles,

Roy Fiander drew Peg 21 and made the most of it by bagging first place with 49lb.8oz.

Tony Conway netted 48lb.12oz., from Peg 19 for second place.

Tim Meekins took third place on Peg 17 with 29lb.8oz.

Interesting to note that last week’s top three were also in Pegs 17,19 & 21.

Our Chairman, match organiser and top road roller, Rod Carroll came fourth on Peg 23 catching 27lb.

Fifth framer was Paul Davis on Peg 31 with 20lb.

Next week the open will return to the small lake and we’ll see what the weights are like (it’s been pleasure fishing quite well) and more importantly what the condition of the fish tells us.

 

On Thursday 21 April, the weather was warm, indeed it could have been described as hot. The big lake at Chaley Park once again played host to the Open Match men and here are the results,

 

First, on Peg 19, congratulations to Paul Davis with an excellent 80lb.12oz.

Second, a couple of pegs away on Peg 17, Steve Lucie netted 41lb.

Third, up in the corner on Peg 21, Chaley Water Manager Dave Wilkins caught 36lb.8oz.

Fourth, for his first points this year, Ged Cooper on Peg 33 with 30lb.8oz. and fifth, Club Treasurer Paul White managed 20lb from Peg 15. For those who know the lake, pegs nearest the Aldershot/Guildford Road seem to be the best producers at the moment.

Well done all, especially those who had to contend with the noisy geese and those who settled for a good day’s roach fishing.

 

Good news from the Thursday Open on the big lake at Chaley Park today. Good weather, good weights and plenty of them.

First on Peg 19 Brian Wallace showed that his recent fifth place was not just a flash in the pan. Today he netted a winning 73lb.

Second was Alec Barter on Peg 3 with 46lb.8oz.

Rod Carroll took third place with 37lb. From Peg 7.

Fourth was Simon Hunter, still racking up points, on Peg 18 with 34lb.12oz.

Fifth saw Peter Hoare take just over 32lb., from Peg 13.

One fish weighed in today at 14lb.12oz., and in addition to the five, points winners above, there were five anglers who weighed in more than 30lb., each. Great results and thanks to all for your continued support.

 

On a very squally day, Chaley Park big lake once again played host to the Thursday Open match men. This week, Tony Conway took the winner’s laurels with a bag of 54lb., from Peg 15.

Second was Paul Davis on Peg 26 with 46lb.8oz.

Third, the ever present Simon Hunter in the frame again on Peg 11 netting 39lb.

Fourth, on Peg 19, Ian Turner took 26lb., and fifth, a new name to this page, Brian Wallace (hope that’s spelled correctly) on Peg 35, just two fish, I understand, totalling 25lb.13oz.

Well done all anglers for braving the weather. Any volunteers prepared to give up a Tuesday after Easter (26 April) for the previously announced work party, please let any committee member know. Thanks.

 

Here are the top five weights from the big lake open match today 31 March.

Ian Turner came first with 76lb.8oz., from peg 18.

Simon Hunter was second on peg 20 with 41lb.8oz.

Then we drop from these dizzy heights to normality

Roger Thorpe came third on peg 6 netting 16lb., Alec Barter got fourth with 13lb.8oz., on peg 14, and Tim Meekins crept into the frame on peg 30 with 12lb.12oz.

Well done men!

 

Following seven members trying to catch a few on the big lake on Wednesday, today’s open match winning weights are a revelation.

First this week on Peg 18, Rod Carroll, Cove chairman & match organiser netted an outstanding 75lb.8oz.

Paul Davies managed 59lb., from Peg 20 for second place & Jim Findlay made the top three on Peg 14 with 40lb.

Fourth went to Steve Lucie on Peg 32 with 32lb.8oz., & Simon Hunter made fifth with 30lb.12oz., from Peg 24.

Another lovely warm, sunny day & good weights. Let’s see what next week brings when British Summertime has officially started.

 

On a lovely warm Thursday 17 March, Chaley Park once again showed that it can play havoc with good fishermen's attempts at weighing in a match winning total.

This week's top man is Tim Meekins on Peg 19 with 30lb.

Second came Paul Davis on Peg 9 with 27lb.

Alec Barter took third place with 20lb. from Peg 3 with Roy Fiander in fourth with 18lb from Peg 5 and fifth this week, Mark Gilliam on Peg 35 with 16lb.12oz.

So it fished hard, some blanks and many who did not weigh in. The forecast for the next seven days is good so let's hope for better weights next Thursday.

10 March 2022 - Todays Thursday Open Match results from the big lake at Chaley Park on a bright sunny day when catches were better than they’ve been since last Sunday, are

1st. Will Marchant on Peg 5 with a lovely 55lb.

2nd. Alec Barter on Peg 9 netting 47lb.12oz.

3rd. Trevor Willoughby on Peg 7 catching 46lb.

4th. James Turner, a bit further round on the road side on Peg 17, with 41lb.12oz.

5th. Paul Davis, next door but one on Peg 19 netted 37lb.4oz.

7 March 2022 - The beginning of March brings us the start of Meteorological Spring, although you would hardly believe it given the grey, wet weather we have been experiencing. Not to be outdone, the Thursday Open Matches re-started on Chaley Park big lake this week. They will continue on the big lake for the time being, and this week’s results are:

First out of the trap, and no surprise, Simon Hunter who managed 48lb., from Peg 33.

Second, and only a few ounces behind, was Roy Fiander with 46lb.8oz., taken from Peg 19.

Just to mess up the easy scoring, third place was shared at 43lb.8oz., each by Steve Lucie on Peg 3 and Roger Howe on Peg 17.

So, this leaves Roger Thorpe in fifth place on Peg 11 with 36lb.8oz.,