Well it has soon come round to the end of the 2014 season and that means another presentation evening and so off we headed to our local pub which was the Ellesmere inn , i was unsure on just who was going to attend because yet again i had minimum responses from the texts that i had sent it isn’t hard to send a message back saying your coming or not and it is one of the things i will not miss as this will be my last season in the club due to other commitments .
On arrival at the pub i was the first one there and it was with a bit of trepidation i wondered if anyone would actually turn up but finally a few club members did , after hanging around for a bit to see if anyone else would turn up which they didn’t and in the end only seven could be bothered a pretty lousy turn out from the twenty anglers in the club . We decided to start the meeting and at least the main trophy winners were in attendance first we gave the medals out to the match winners ;
Partridge spey canal-Terry belshaw
Blundells pine canal-Aidy hardman
Hall lane gwens canal-Bob haggerty
Sycamore rowans canal-Gary matthews
Widdows pool- Dave benson
Hall lane merlins – Dave benson
Blundells ash pool -Terry belshaw
Orrcherton lake – Allen knob head holmes
Partridge lakes ribbon – Kenny baxter
Lathom lake one – Joey scott
The next and most important was the overall club winner plus runner-up , it was a close run thing this year and unluckily i just missed out on consecutive wins by just two points the couple of matches which i couldn’t attend cost me but i knew before the season it would be tough to retain it although a few better results or extra fish would have swung it my way but that’s just the way it goes sometimes , i think that my fishing has improved a lot this year and in the end i was happy with my second place .
First Dave benson 62 points
Runner up Gary matthews 60 points
Third Tony barton 52 points
Fourth Aidy hardman 49 points
Fifth Joey scott 45 points
So that was that presentation over and so was my time at the club , all i had left to do was pass the reigns over to the next unfortunate soul who was taking over and i hope he gets a better crack of the whip than i did as it can be a thankless task at times with a few members in the club serial moaners , all in all i have enjoyed my four years at Balmoral AC with only one season going past where i didn’t pick up a trophy and i think it has improved my fishing a great deal i would recommend it to anyone who enjoys the social side of fishing with banter flowing on every match . So that’s my club fishing career over with and i am looking forward to seeing if i can cut the mustard on the open scene which has gone well so far lets hope i can keep improving my results .