Mark Court wins the 15th running of the Grant Davis Memorial Match Saturday 5th September


An amazing 30 anglers fished the match. The weather was sunny with a light breeze.

Last year's winner Ray Nosworthy drew the names at random for the draw. First out was Alan Gardner and last out was Ray himself!

Fishing was difficult which was a shame especially for a all the guest anglers, however it seems like this was the same all round as the weights at Lower Park today were low. However everyone seemed to have great time.

The winner was Mark Court who chose Peg 19 and weighed in 41lb 12oz.

Second was Bob Evans with 31lb 2oz who chose (unfancied by many) peg 20.

Third was Rich Ford with 29lb 4oz who chose peg 5

Fourth was Ian Pitman with 21lb 8oz who chose peg 13

Fifth despite being last to choose was Ray Nosworthy with 18lb 10oz from peg 6

Section Winners:

As there were over 26 entrants a section was required on Withies pool. Withies hasn't been fished much this season due to the overgrowth of weed which struck during the two months of COVID lock-down. However Derek Hopkins won the section with a credible weight of 16lb 3oz, he chose peg 9. (pegs 9,10,11,12,13,15)

Jubilee Section's - Ron Evans with 15lb 10oz after choosing peg 26 (pegs 20,21,22,23,24,25,26)
Rick Liddle with 14lb 10oz after choosing peg 12 (pegs 7,8,9,10,11,12)
Pete Harber with 11lb 11oz after choosing peg 4 (pegs 1,2,3,4,5,6)
Roy Freeth with 8lb 10oz fter choosing peg 14.

The draw made over £270 which made up for not having any food to sell due to COVID restrictions. This years total was £675 which is amazing and is more than last year.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and those who couldn't make it but still donated.

Also a huge thanks must go to John Davis and family who provided all the cups and prizes. Thanks also goes to those who donate prizes for the draw.
Last but not least thanks to Alan Gardner and Chris Taylor for organising the match on the day, Bob Evans, Alan Gardner, Rich Ford for preparing the fishery. Mark Court for doing the draw and advertising.

A brilliant day was had by all.

Mark Court
Club Secretary