HEADQUARTERS - Rosedale Sports Club , Andrews Lane , Cheshunt , Hertfordshire , EN7 6TB
Club Match Taylor's Car Park Lake
10th July 2021
With the postponement of the BBQ match that had been due to be held on this particular day, we decided that we would have a an impromptu match on the Car Park lake at Taylor’s. This water has proved to be quite a challenge in recent months and so it proved on the day. There were few reasonable weights of small fish caught, but decent sized fish were very hard to come by. I had top weight with 6lbs 11ozs made up of small skimmers, roach & rudd, Jeff Pearson was 2nd with 4lbs 7ozs and Bob Fox was 3rd with 3lbs 15ozs.
ACAS v BSDAS Malcolm Barker Lake
7th July 2021
Our latest inter club match was fished on Bishops Stortford’s Malcolm Barker lake, which is located nearby to Taylor’s . With most of the pegs on the lake being used on this small lake it was always going to be a low weight affair. For those on the favoured pegs there were tench and bream to fish for, otherwise it was down to catching the small skimmers, roach & rudd that inhabit the lake. Team wise Abbey Cross had a comfortable win with 87 points to Bishops Stortford’s 50. Individually, I had the top weight with 17lbs 14ozs, Peter Green was 2nd with 14lbs 6ozs and Fred Hunt 3rd with 10lbs 11ozs.
Weight - 58-4-0
Points - 87
Weight - 27-7-0
Points - 50
Taylor's Top Lake 27th June 2021
Nazeing Car Park Lake 20th June 2021
The Car Park Lake at Nazeing was the venue for our latest match. With the lake having been closed for 2 weeks prior to the event it was difficult to predict in advance how it would fish. In the end it turned out to be a challenging time for all. With little wind and flat calm conditions the resident carp showed little interest in feeding for most of the day. 1st with 4 fish for 37lbs 3ozs was Steve Cable, Peter Green was 2nd with 29lbs 15ozs and Jo Higginson 3rd with 28lbs 7ozs.
Paul Sales & Tench Cups
Hunter's Hall 6th June 2021
Hunter’s Hall was the venue for this match, which had an additional trophy available for the biggest weight of tench caught on the day. Generally the lake fished better than on our other recent visits, with the top weights made up of good numbers of tench and bream. There were also plenty of roach and rudd to be caught from all around the lake. Ken Farrell won the day with 32lbs 8ozs, Ken also won the tench Cup as his weight included 29lbs 6ozs of tench. I was 2nd with 31lbs 7ozs and Graham Cable 3rd with 27lbs 14ozs.
ACAS v BSDAS
Nazeing Car Park Lake 2nd June 2021
We fished our latest inter club match with Bishops Stortford on the Car Park Lake at Nazeing. The weather was good with a light easterly breeze and as is usual with this venue it was good fishing for the lucky few drawn on the favoured pegs, but a lot harder for the majority located on the other areas of the lake. Team wise Abbey Cross won the day with 64 points to Bishop Stortford’s 53 points. I had the top weight with 108lbs 2ozs, Sam Robinson was 2nd with 67lbs 8ozs and Terry Moranda 3rd with 66lbs 13ozs.
Arthur Tully Trophy
Taylor's Top Lake 23rd May 2021
The top lake at Taylor’s was the venue for this year’s Arthur Tully Trophy. Once again a warm up in water temperatures and a south westerly breeze led to a modest improvement in catches compared to our visits to the lake over recent weeks. Most of the winning weights consisted of F1’s with the odd bream and tench making a welcome appearance. 1st on the day was Alan Sims with 22lbs 3ozs, Bob Walmsley was 2nd with 16lbs 13ozs and Peter Green 3rd with 14lbs 4ozs.
9th May 2021
This was our 2nd visit to Hunter’s Hall in a couple of weeks and although the results weren’t great there was a definite improvement upon our first visit. This was probably due to a slight warm up in the weather and an end to the northerly winds that we had been suffering for several weeks. All the top weights consisted of decent sized tench and bream, with silver fish noticeably absent. Top on the day was Chris Beaumont with 35lbs 9ozs, Peter Green was 2nd with 15lbs 10ozs and Bob Fox 3rd with 15lbs 2ozs.
ACAS v BSDAS Beggar's Hall
5th May 2021
Our latest inter club match was fished on Bishop Stortford’s normally prolific Beggar’s Hall lake. However, with the seemingly never ending spell of cold nights and northerly winds continuing none of us were expecting it to fish very well. In fact it fished very poorly indeed with everyone struggling for the odd bite, although a number of those who caught did have a decent sized carp or two for their efforts. Team wise Abbey Cross came 1st with 90 points to Bishops Stortford’s 81 points. Individually Peter Green had top weight with 14lbs, Sam Robison was 2nd with 11lbs 14ozs and Fred Hunt 3rd with 9lbs 2ozs.
T. Parker DNW
Club Match Hunter's Hall
25th April 2021
Our latest club match was fished at Hunter’s Hall and was our first match on the venue this year. Unfortunately, the long running spell of cold nights and northerly winds once again had a major impact on how it fished and results were far below what we would normally expect for this time of year. I was fortunate to draw a favoured peg and had a top weight of 32lbs 14ozs made up of tench and bream, Alan Sims was 2nd with 10lbs 3ozs which included a good number of silver fish and Peter Green was 3rd with 6lbs 14ozs.
ACAS v BSDAS Taylor’s Top Lake
7th April 2021
The Top Lake at Taylor’s was the venue for our first inter club match with Bishops Stortford following the easing of restrictions. With a heavy overnight frost and a cold northerly wind blowing down the lake it was always going to be a challenging day. For the majority of us it was a case of sitting it out for the odd F1, or trying to catch a few small silver fish . Team wise it was a good result for Abbey Cross who secured a comfortable win with 115 points to Bishop’s Stortford’s 94. Individually top weight on the day went to Alan Sims with a very good weight of 36lbs 6ozs, Nick Farrell was 2nd with 12lbs 8ozs and I was 3rd with 11lbs 8ozs.
Club Match Taylor's Top Lake
11th April 2021
The Top Lake at Taylor’s was the venue for our first club match since December. Weather conditions were very similar to those we had for Wednesday’s inter club match and once again it was a difficult day for those taking part, with odd pockets of F1’s making up the bulk of weights. We are desperately in need of some warmer days and nights with a south westerly breeze to help get the fish feeding and hopefully improve catches. On the day I had top weight with 20lbs 2ozs, Nick Farrell was 2nd with 16lbs 9ozs and Peter Green 3rd with 14lbs 11ozs.