Match News

Match points after 14 matches

2017 Points NNAC matches


  Club Match  – River Ouse, Old Stratford – 11th February 2018


1st – B Eaton –              7lb 10oz

2nd –L Goodridge –       7lb  6oz

3rd – A Law  –               6lb-11oz


On a rising coloured river that had some extra pace on it due to the recent wet weather, the 16 anglers found it hard going.

Baz Eaton on Peg 4 caught 5 decent perch to 2lbs on lobworm for a winning weight of 7lb 10oz. On end peg 16 Les Goodridge tempted 2 decent perch and a suprise 4lb 6oz chub on lobworm for 7lb 6oz and second place. Just under the A5 road bridge on peg 11 Andy Law used ledger tactics to tempt 5 perch for 6lb 11oz and third place.

Section winners were John Balhatchet with 2lb 2oz (1 perch) and Mick Goodridge with 1lb 6oz (1 perch). Only 2 other anglers weighed in.



  Club Match  – GUC, Long Pound – 28th January 2018


1st – B Eaton –              6lb 9oz  

2nd –M Goodridge –     5lb  4oz

3rd – L Wallis  –           4lb-11oz


16 anglers turned out for the latest club match fished in the Long Pound at Stoke Bruerne. The canal was very coloured and cold due to the overnight rain.

Baz Eaton on Peg 2 near to the lock gates at the beginning of the match length caught mainly skimmers for a winning weight of 6lb 9oz. On peg 10 which was the first peg in the trees Mick Goodridge also caught skimmers for 5lb oz and second place. Completing the frame on end peg 16 was Les Wallis catching 14 small skimmers for 4lb 11oz.

Only 8 anglers weighed in, some did not have a bite!


  Club Match  – River Ouse, Newton Blossomville – 12th November 2017                                                     

1st – D Gibbins –      4lb 10oz     

2nd –P Laughton –     2lb  15oz

3rd – M Goodridge – 0lb-14-8oz   


Having fished really well the previous week the 27 anglers that turned out for the latest club match would have been hoping for more of the same. But the recent lack of rain, cold nights and bitter wind left the river running clear and cold.  On a cold bright day the match was pegged with 13 anglers in the paddocks and 14 anglers from near the footbridge and upstream from there.

Only 10 of the 27 anglers weighed in and most of those were just ounces. Dave Gibbins landed a monster perch of 3lb 15oz to accompany two smaller perch for a winning weight of 4lb 10oz. Fishing by the footbridge Pete Laughton found a few small dace and chublets for 2lb 15oz and second place. Two perch weighing 14oz 8 drams were enough for Mick Goodridge to take third place.



Club Match  – River Ouse, Old Stratford – 22nd October 2017                                                          

1st – L Wallis –        9lb 6oz

2nd –L Ramsden –    7lb  12oz

3rd – B Eaton –         7lb 4oz

4th – A Law –           4lb 0oz

23 anglers turned out for the latest club match, the recent lack of rain left the river running clear with minimal flow.  The match was pegged either side of the A5 road bridge.

Les Wallis found a few decent perch for a winning weight of 9lb 6oz. Les Ramsden included some decent perch, roach and hybrids in his 7lb 12oz and second place. Not far behind Les was Baz Eaton with a net of perch for 7lb 4oz. Andy Law had a mixed net of perch and roach for 4lb and fourth place.

There were also two section payouts going to Bob Gill 2lb 12oz and Graham Martin 3lb 8oz


Club Match  – Furzton Lake – 8th October 2017                                                                    

1st – J Balhatchet – 14lb 10oz

2nd –M Goodridge -12lb  1oz

3rd – B Beard –        10lb 11oz

4th – G Martin –       10lb 6oz

22 anglers turned out for the latest club match on a warm but breezy day.  The match was pegged on sections A & B of the lake. The big catches of bream that the lake is well known for or indeed some of it resident carp failed to show reflecting in the low weights throughout the match.

John Balhatchet managed to find four or five big skimmers on the feeder around the 2lb mark to go with several pound of pole caught roach and perch for a winning weight of 14lb 10 oz. Mick Goodridge had a decent net full of roach for 12lb 1oz and second place. Brian Beard and Graham Martin also had a net full of roach, Brian just pipping Graham to third place with 10lb 11oz against Grahams 10lb 6oz.

There were also two section payouts going to Les Ramsden 9lb 12oz and Paul Robinson 10lb 1oz


Club Match  – White Bishop Lake, Bishops Bowl – 27th August 2017                                                               

1st – K.Elliott –      112 lb 14oz

2nd –D.Smart –       73lb  12oz

3rd – P Ramsden –  70lb 12oz

26 anglers turned out for the latest club match on a cloudless flat calm day.  The fishing was expected to be tough going but the match fished very well.

Kevin Elliott fished mainly at half depth to catch carp to 6lbs on a variety of baits for a winning weight of 112lb 14oz and well clear of second place Dave Smart with 73lb 12oz and third place Paul Ramsden with 70lb 12oz. Many carp were lost during the match in the dense reed beds.

There were also two section payouts going to Dave Gibbins 41lb 4oz and John Balhatchet 66lb 8oz including 20lb of skimmers.


Club Match  – Stockton Reservoir – 20th August 2017                                                        

1st – J Balhatchet –        18lb 2oz

2nd –C Howard –            15lb  12oz

3rd – M Goodridge –      14lb 0oz

A good turnout saw 26 anglers fish the match normally won by carp but this match was a ‘silver fish’ only match.

On peg 41 John Balhatchet caught 13 crucian carp on pellet for a winning weight of 18lb 2oz. In his second place catch of 15lb 12oz Chris Howard had 7 crucian carp to a pound and half and 15 roach to 8oz on double maggot. Mick Goodridge had a good catch of roach to 8oz for 14lb and third place catching them on pieces of worm.

Due to the good turn out there were three section payments:

Pegs 41 – 49 George Cooke 8lb 11oz

Pegs 50 – 58 Phil Steele 4lb 9oz

Pegs 59 – 66 Pete Laughton 9lb 6oz


Club Match  – Canons Ashby (1st lake) – 13th August 2017                                                              

1st – P Ramsden –      49 lb 4oz

2nd –A Law –             47lb  6oz

3rd –K Nightingale –  37lb 12oz

18 anglers fished the latest club match held on the first lake on a warm summers day. Plenty of large carp could be seen cruising on the surface.

Paul Ramsden managed to tempt four large carp to 12lb in mid water down the edge on a bunch of maggots and with a few skimmers weighed in 49lb 4oz for first place. Not far behind on 47lb 6oz and also with four carp to 13lb and a few skimmers on the method feeder was Andy Law. In third place was Kevin Nightingale again with four carp for 37lb 12oz.

Some good catches of skimmers were caught during the match but many of the large carp hooked proved to be too big with many anglers getting broken, some several times.


Club Match  – Barby Banks – 6th August 2017                                                              

1st – K Elliott –      97 lb 8oz

2nd –J Broighton –  84lb 2oz

3rd –M Goodridge -60lb 14oz

24 anglers fished the latest club match, which due to renovation work being carried out at the venue meant tight pegging as half the fishery was closed. Pegs 28 – 49 and 100 – 104 were allocated which meant some anglers where fishing on pegs that would have otherwise been left out

Top rod on the day was Kevin Elliott who caught carp to 5lbs close in on peg 28 for a winning weight of 97lb 8oz. On peg 104 John Broughton fished dead red maggot close to the far bank to net carp to 7lb for 84lb 2oz and second place. In third place was Mick Goodridge with carp to 5lb on peg 45 for 60lb 14oz.

Two section prizes were paid out and these went to Paul Minney on peg 31 with 43lb and George Cooke on peg 49 with 54lb 12oz.



Club Match  – The Marshes, Bishops Bowl – 30th July 2017                                                                 

1st – J Balhatchet –      86lb 0oz

2nd –K Elliott –           85lb 4oz

3rd – B Beard –           73lb 12oz

25 anglers were pegged around both Marshes 1 and Marshes 2 in this latest club match.

The top three anglers on the day were all pegged on Marshes 1. John Balhatchet just pipping Kevin Elliot to first place by 12oz, weighing 86lb of carp to Kevins 85lb 4oz. Brian Beard coming in third place with 73lb 12oz of carp.

Top weight on Marshes 2 was Kevin Nightingale with 40lb 4oz, the vast majority of these being carp caught in the last hour or so, again just beating John Broughton into first place, who had 39lb 2oz of carp.


Club Match  – Grendon Lake, Castle Ashby – 16th July 2017                          

1st – P Ramsden –           27lb 9oz

2nd –M Webb –               19lb 3oz

3rd – A Webster –           18lb 5oz

This was the first time for many years a club match had been held on the Grendon Lake, previous match reports indicated that catches of carp were not so prominent and so it proved to be for the latest NNAC club match.

26 anglers were pegged either side of the bottom half of the lake to allow for pleasure anglers.

Those anglers that banked on the carp showing were to be disappointed with only a handful being caught. Paul Ramsden fished the feeder at close range with hair rigged corn to land around twenty skimmer bream to a pound and a half for a winning weight of 27lb 9oz. Matt Webb went for the silvers from the off and had a busy day catching 230 fish, mainly roach and rudd with a decent skimmer and crucian carp for 19lb 13oz and second place. Andy Webster also went for the silvers and included one small carp in his catch of 18lb 5oz.

There were also section prizes that went to Les Goodridge with 12lb 4oz of roach and Pete Laughton with a similar catch for 12lb 7oz.


Club Match  – Kingfisher Lake, Billing Aquadrome – 9th July 2017                       

1st – L Ramsden –          8lb 6oz

2nd –G Prince –               6lb 2oz

3rd – J Broughton –         5lb 0oz

A new venue for a NNAC club match fished on one of the several lakes on the Billing Aquadrome complex.

It proved to be tough going on a very hot day where fish could be seen cruising but would not be tempted by various offerings put in front of them. Several pegs were quite weedy and some fish that were caught were soon lost in the snags.

Les Ramsden managed one tench and one bream for a winning weight of 8lb 6oz. Graham Prince also managed one tench and along with a few silvers weighed in 6lb 2oz for second place. A last gasp bream of 5lb earned John Broughton third place.



Club Match  – Barby Banks – 25th June 2017                         

1st – M Goodridge –      89lb 0oz

2nd –L Goodridge –       80lb 0oz

3rd – R Eales –               77lb 12oz

Pegs 1 – 23 on the long straight was the match length for the second club match of the year. A near full house with all but one of the pegs occupied.

As it turned out to be in with a chance of finishing in the top places a draw in the last few pegs of the match length was required with the top three all within a peg of each other.

Mick Goodridge had a decent net of carp to finish in top spot with 89lb, beating his brother Les by 9lb, Les finishing in second place with 80lb of carp. Completing the frame in third place was Bob Eales with 77lb 12oz of carp.

Everyone caught on the day and have a chance to try their luck again when the club visit Barby Banks again in early August,


Club Match  – GUC,  Heyford – 11th June 2017                    

1st – G.Martin –          16lb 0oz 0 dms

2nd –J.Balhatchet –       9lb  8oz 0dms

3rd – L.Wallis –            5lb  0oz 0dms

16 anglers turned out for the first club match of the season on the GUC at Heyford.

Overall the match fished fairly hard with over 20 plus boats passing through during the match. Of the 16 that fished 5 anglers did not weigh in.

On the end peg of the match length and by the pylons Graham Martin fished across to the far shelf to catch skimmer bream to one and half pounds along with a couple of decent hybrids to 2lb to finish well clear in first place with 16lb. John Balhatchet was a couple of pegs to Grahams left and also found the skimmer bream in a feeding mood, weighing in 9lb 8oz for second place. At the other end of the match length Les Wallis caught two good perch on worm in his catch of 5lb giving him third place.






Club match points after 15 matches and season end

Points winners 2016 – 17

1st Brian Beard            181 points

2nd John Balhatchet  175 points

3rd Les Ramsden        165 points

All awards to be presented at the AGM on Monday 10th April at The Yeoman of England , Wootton at 7.30 pm prompt



Club Match  – GUC,  Heyford – 12th March 2017                                                                             

1st – J.Balhatchet –    12lb 3oz 0 dms

2nd –L.Ramsden –       6lb  3oz 8dms

3rd – C.Howard –        6lb  3oz 0dms

18 anglers turned out for the final club match of the season on the GUC at Heyford.

Overall the match fished fairly hard after the first two boats had gone through.

John Balhatchet won the match with a net full of skimmers to 12oz caught on the punch and also some decent perch for 12lb 3oz. In a close finish for second place Les Ramsden got there by half an ounce from Chris Howard with 6lb 3oz 8 dm, catching skimmers and some decent perch tempted on prawns. Just half an ounce behind Chris Howard caught a bream, 2 skimmers and 2 decent perch on maggots and worms.

This left the final club standings in the points championship as:

1st – Brian Beard          181 points

2nd – John Balhatchet   175 points

3rd – Les Ramsden       165 points



Club Match  – GUC,  Long Pound, Stoke Bruerne – 26th February 2017                                

1st – L.Wallis –             9lb 12oz

2nd –B.Beard –              8lb  2oz

3rd – A.Kimpton –        4lb 15oz

15 anglers turned out for the penultimate club match of the season on the GUC at Stoke Bruerne, the water levels now back up to normal after recent renovation work on the lower pounds had caused the level to drop.

The match fished fairly well for the time of year with 9 of the 15 anglers weighing in over 1lb 8oz.

Les Wallis found a decent shoal of skimmers to land fish from 4oz up to a 1lb for a winning weight of 9lb 12oz. Brian Beard caught several decent perch up to 2lb mainly on worm for 8lb 2oz and second place, and with this putting himself in a very strong position for club champion with one match to go. Completing the frame was Andy Kimpton with a net of skimmers caught on bread punch for 4lb 15oz.



Club Match  – Fur & Feather, GUC,  Yardley Gobion – 18th December 2016                

1st – B.Eaton –             12lb 14oz

2nd –M.Goodridge –      7lb 10oz

3rd – B.Beard –              5lb 1oz

24 anglers turned out for the annual ‘Christmas match’ on the GUC at Yardley which didn’t look very promising at first glance, the water was a horrible colour and cold from previous nights frosts, and so it proved to be for the vast majority of competitors.

Only 13 weighed and some of those weights were only ounces. Baz Eaton had a good draw in front of the marina and he made the most of this to win the match netting several decent skimmers around the 2lb mark as well a good perch also about 2lb. A couple of pegs away Mick Goodridge also found some decent skimmers for second place. At the other end of the match length and not far from the ‘tin bridge, Brian Beard had 9 skimmers in his 5lb 1oz and third place.

As it was the Fur & Feather there were four sections of 6 anglers and those lucky enough catch went home with a voucher, a bottle of wine or a tin of sweets.




Club Match  – GUC,  Grafton Regis – 27th November 2016                              

1st – D.Gibbins –       7lb 4oz

2nd –A.Kimpton –      6lb 10oz

3rd – J.Parkin –           5lb 8oz

Originally scheduled for the Nene at Oundle, this match was switched during the week to the cut at Grafton Regis after heavy rainfall had put the river in flood

24 anglers turned out for what became a struggle for most, especially after an hour when the first boat had gone through and put pay to those that were getting regular bites.

During this first hour Dave Gibbins and Andy Kimpton found several decent skimmers, Andy including a 3lb bream in his catch, and also some roach to back up their weights. Dave finding a few more fish to record a winning weight of 7lb 4oz, Andy 10oz behind in second place. John Parkin also caught well in the first hour and finished with a creditable weight on the day of 5lb 8oz and third place.

Section payouts went to Darren Pannell 4lb 4oz and Mick Goodridge 3lb 7oz.


Club Match  – Ouse, Newton Blossomville – 13th November 2016                              

1st – P.Laughton –    15lb 1oz

2nd –B.Beard –           9lb 15oz

3rd – I.Stokes-            9lb 7oz

19 anglers turned out for the latest club match on a glorious autumnal day. With hardly any rain in recent weeks meant that the river was lower than normal for the time of year and was lacking colour.

Those drawn in the early pegs found the fish more willing to oblige and it was Pete Laughton and Brain Beard pegged next to each other who took the top two spots. Pete caught a mixed bag of roach, dace and perch, around 100 fish, for a winning weight of 15lb 1oz. Brian also had a good mixed bag for 9lb 15oz and second place as did Ivor Stokes, 9lb 7oz and third place.

Section places went to Matt Webb with 8lb 13oz (1 – 10) and Dave Gibbins 2lb 11oz (11 – 19).


Club Match  – Ouse, Old Stratford – 23rd  October 2016                                                

1st – W.Robinson –    27lb 7oz

2nd –G.Minards –       10lb 6oz

3rd – L.Wallis-             6lb 6oz

A good turnout of 26 anglers fished the latest club match on the DATS picturesque stretch of the Ouse, the match length running from the road bridge in Old Stratford through to the other side of A5 fly over section.

Without much rain in recent weeks there was hardly any flow on the river and not a lot of colour either. The leaves had started to fall and in some swims had settled on the surface giving some presentation difficulties.

For the vast majority it proved quite a tough match and if it wasn’t for ‘Sergeant Stripey’, the Perch, there may have been a few dry nets.

Perch weights dominated the match and an excellent all Perch catch by Wayne Robinson of 27lb 7oz (fish from 4oz up to 2lb 8oz) won him the match by some distance. George Minards also had an all Perch catch of 10lb 6oz for second place as did Les Wallis of 6lb 6oz for third place.

As there was such a good turnout section pay outs went to Kevin Nightingale 3lb 10oz, Ivor Stokes 3lb 6oz and John Broughton 3lb 1oz.




Club Match  – Ferry Meadows – 9th  October 2016                                    

1st – L.Ramsden –    5lb 12oz

2nd –B.Beard –         2lb 10oz

3rd – P.Robinson-    1lb 14oz

This was the first time for several years that Ferry Meadows was back on the fixture list and judging by the number of blanks in the match it could well be several more years before its back on again!

Fishing Gunwade Lake (Pegs 28 – 45) it was only the anglers in the first few pegs on the match length (45 being the first) that caught any fish. There were 12 blanks after that with most not even registering a bite!

Les Ramsden on end peg 45 found 4 skimmer bream (biggest at 2lb) for a winning weight of 5lb 12oz. Brian Beard on peg 42 had a few smaller skimmers for 2lb 10oz and second place and Paul Robinson completed the frame with 1lb 14oz.


Club Match  – Stockton Reservoir  – 11th  September 2016                                    

1st – G.Martin –       50lb 0oz

2nd –G.Green –         26lb 8oz

3rd – J.Balhatchet –   21lb 12oz

Pegged on the ‘boards’ section of the reservoir the 20 plus anglers had a warm and pleasant Septembers day for the latest club match. Unfortunately bites were at a premium with several blanks recorded as the resident carp didn’t really show up. Those that managed to catch only had the odd one or two fish, but they were of a reasonable stamp. Graham Martin managed to tempt 5 carp for 50lb and first place. In second place was Gerald Green with 3 carp for 26lb 8oz and completing the fame was John Balhatchet with 2 carp for 21lb 12oz.




Club Match  – Bishops Bowl (The Cliffs)  – 21st  August 2016             

1st – K.Elliott –       33lb 8oz

2nd –C.Howard –     32lb 12oz

3rd – L.Ramsden –   22lb 2oz

A day that was warm but mixed with showers and a blustery wind saw 18 anglers fish the latest club match. Fished on a new lake on the complex it turned out to be quite peggy with those drawn 22 – 25 fairing the best. Winner on the day was Kevin Elliott whose catch was made up of lots of small carp to 12oz and a couple of slightly bigger fish to boost his weight. In second place and with a similar catch was Chris Howard who had 39 small carp, backed up with 3 bream around 2lb each and a nice roach around a 1lb all caught on the waggler with double maggot. Completing the frame was Les Ramsden with a net of small carp caught on maggot.


Club Match  – Waterloo Farm  – 14th August 2016           

1st – D.Gibbins –           117lb 14oz

2nd –J.Broughton –          87lb 4oz

3rd – B.Eales –                 85lb 2oz

Bright, flat calm conditions made fishing quite hard for most. The top 4 in the match all came from the last 4 pegs on the right hand bank. Top weights on the left hand bank were 48lb and 31lb respectively. Dave Gibbins won the day fishing popped up bread to take carp to 8lb. In second place was John Broughton with carp to 15lb and in third place was Bob Eales with carp to 10lb.



Club Match  – Toft Fishery  – 31st July 2016                                

1st – P.Ramsden –            154lb 0oz

2nd –B.Beard –                 140lb 12oz

3rd – C.Howard –             108lb 0oz

18 turned out for the second match to be fished on the main lake at Toft Farm on a calm warm day. Winner on the day was Paul Ramsden who had 38 carp to 8lb mainly caught on meat. Runner up Brian Beard had a similar catch but on pellet. Completing the frame Chris Howard had 34 carp to 8lb on pellet. On a good day there were 15 weights over 50lb.




Club Match  – Bishops Bowl (The Marshes)  – 3rd July 2016                        

1st – J.Balhatchet –            63lb 10oz

2nd –B.Beard –                   56lb 12oz

3rd – P.Ramsden –              48lb 4oz

All in the frame were between pegs 3-6 on Marshes 1, all having nets of carp.


Club Match  – Barby Banks – 26th June 2016                                

1st – J.Broughton –             42lb 8oz

2nd –C.Howard –                 41lb 0oz

3rd – J.Balhatchet –             34lb 6oz

18 anglers fished the latest club match, pegs allocated were 28-49 & 63-75. The match fished quite hard unless there was a feature in the peg. John Broughton had several carp to 4lb in the margins from peg 65 to win on the day. Chris Howard had 11lb of small ‘stockie’ carp and 30lb of better carp in the margins for second place from peg 44. John Balhatchet had an all carp catch from peg 34 for third place.


Club Match  – Clattercote Reservoir  – 19th June 2016                             

1st – M.Goodridge –           35lb 0oz

2nd –P.Ramsden –               28lb 4oz

3rd – J.Broughton –            19lb 12oz

Mick Goodridge took top spot on a tough day where most anglers struggled for fish. His catch consisted of 5 carp, 3 bream and a Tench. Paul Ramsden managed to find some Bream and roach for second place and John Broughton had 2 carp and a few bream for third place.


Club Match  – Toft Fishery  – 5th June 2016                   

1st – K.Nightingale –       93lb 8oz

2nd –A. Jones –                74lb 0oz

3rd – P.Ramsden –           54lb 4oz

19 fished the opening match of the series on the main lake at a warm and sunny Toft Farm. Winner on the day was Kevin Nightingale with a catch of carp to 10lb mainly caught on meat. Runner up Andy Jones had a similar catch on the same bait. Paul Ramsden completed the frame again with an all carp catch.