Club Buys Fishery

After many months of legal work, Swanton Morley Fishery is now owned by Dereham and District Angling Club.

The property had been rented from the previous owners for many years, but then they announced that they were selling and the Dereham club was given the chance to buy it.

Now, after around 18 months, the final papers have been signed and the angling club are the proud new owners. Special thanks went to the club's chairman, secretary and treasurer for their work on behalf of members.

Now starts the hard work. The "Monday Gang" spend the best part of the day keeping the site clear of rubbish that others have deposited.

Anglers are asked to take their rubbish away with them at the end of their sessions, giving the gang more time to spend on keeping the swims trimmed and the pathways in good shape.

Bigger jobs are left to the working parties, details of which can be found on the notice board at the lakes, or on the club website.

The Dereham Times 16 August 2007

Age Doesn't Matter

April 2010, saw a season warm-up match take place at Hingham Fishmere and it was here that it was proven that experience can be the key to success.

Now in his 90s, John 'wimp' Weales is a well known and popular face amongst club members and it was great to see him showing the relative 'youngsters' how to do it, winning the match.

Carp Match & Social 14th-16th May 2010


Willow lake was again the venue for the club biannual carpy caper weekend. Money in the hat for peg, food and a small wager on biggest fish and biggest catch and the draw for swims took place at 5.30pm on the Friday evening.

A total of 10 places are alloted and for this weekend, a couple of late cancellations due to volcanic ash cloud activity left 7 anglers competing for the trophy and dubious title of DDAC 'Carp Master'.

Sadly the recent cold weather affected the carp's appetites and only two fish were caught - a 14lb 2oz mirror to L. Grove to scoop second place and a 14lb 5oz common to J. Mills to take the trophy. Another banter packed weekend and top nosh supplied and cooked by resident chef George and his able assistant Berney.

Title to be recontested later this season in September, get your name down if you want a place.

Increase In Fish Stock To Willow Lake


On Sunday 13th Febuary there was a stocking of carp in to Willow Lake. 21 fish from AJS Fisheries averaging 5lb were introduced to compliment the 30 fish of similar size introduced from the same source in November 2009.
These stockings were made possible thanks to a very generous donation from a long term club member who sadly passed away recently following a battle with cancer. It is hoped that these small carp will, if treated with care grow steadily to make Willow a superb water for the future.

Please will all members who fish Willow lake ensure that when caught none of these stock fish are to be retained in a keepnet or sack and that unhooking mats are used at all times. Please also be reminded that moving of any fish between waters at the fishery is absolutely not permitted.


Dereham & District Angling Club's Angling Trust / Fish Legal British Pike Championship Qualifier Match Results for Swanton Morley Fishery

Biggest fish caught in these matches is 19-9-0 by Gordon Shipley. Smallest fish caught in these matches is 0-4-0 by Andrius Dubickas.
Accumulative sum raised for Fish Legal by these 32 matches [not 22/03/15] (number of anglers x £3 ) = ( 535 x 3 ) is £1605
Tabulation also details the Darren Robinson Memorial pike championship match results

Date
Match Results
2017 26 February6 anglers, 4 blanked. 2 anglers caught 2 fish for a total weight of 12 lbs 0 oz. Biggest 11-14-0. Smallest 0-12-0.
1st Nick Pottle 1 fish for 11-14-0. 2nd Carl Osborne 1 fish for 0-12-0
2017 29 January8 anglers, 6 blanked. 2 anglers caught 3 fish for a total weight of 19 lbs 2 oz. Biggest 8-4-0. Smallest 3-0-0.
1st Carl Osborne 2 fish for 10-14-0. 2nd Andrew Muirhead 1 fish for 8-4-0
2016 27 November15 anglers, 8 blanked. 7 anglers caught 7 fish for a total weight of 34 lbs 1 oz. Biggest 10-12-0. Smallest 0-12-0.
1st Barry Wilby 1 fish for 10-12-0. 2nd Peter Bennett 1 fish for 8-2-0. 3rd Ray Spurling 6-4-0.
2016 30 October22 anglers, 8 blanked. 14 anglers caught 23 fish for a total weight of 104 lbs 14 ozs. Biggest 8-14-0. Smallest 0-9-0.
1st Gordon Shipley 3 fish for 17-13-0. 2nd Diniz Rodrigues 2 fish for 10-3-0. 3rd Mel Charlesworth 2 fish for 10-1-0. Combined with Darren Robinson memorial pike match
2016 28 February14 anglers, 8 blanked. 6 anglers caught 8 fish for a total weight of 49 lbs 11 ozs. Biggest 8-7-0. Smallest 4-4-0.
1st Dinis Rodrigeus 3 fish for 18-14-0. 2nd Chris Wade 1 fish for 8-7-0. 3rd Nick Pottle 1 fish for 7-14-0.
2016 31 January9 anglers, 6 blanked. 3 anglers caught 3 fish for a total weight of 16 lbs 2 ozs. Biggest 12-3-0. Smallest 1-2-0.
1st Andrew Muirhead 1 fish for 12-3-0. 2nd Carl Osborne 1 fish for 2-13-0. 3rd Barry Wilby 1 fish for 1-2-0.
2015 29 November10 anglers, 6 blanked. 4 anglers caught 4 fish for a total weight of 20 lbs 7 ozs. Biggest 6-4-0. Smallest 4-6-0.
1st Nick Samujlik 1 fish for 6-4-0. 2nd Shaun Bailey 1 fish for 5-1-0. 3rd Andrew Muirhead 1 fish for 4-12-0.
2015 18 October16 anglers, 10 blanked. 6 anglers caught 12 fish for a total weight of 53 lbs 1 oz. Biggest 11-7-0. Smallest 1-5-0.
1st Ben Hornsby 5 fish for 24-0-0. 2nd Barry Wilby 1 fish for 11-7-0. 3rd Carl Osborne 3 fish for 9-5-0. Combined with Darren Robinson memorial pike match
2015 22 March3 anglers, 1 blanked. 2 anglers caught 14 fish for a total weight of 49 lb 13 ozs. Biggest 8-6-0. Smallest 1-0-0.
1st Carl Osborne 11 fish for 30-3-0. 2nd Roy Rushbrook 3 fish for 19-10-0. 3rd Andrew Murhead - blanked. Match did not count as qualifier
2015 22 February14 anglers, 7 blanked. 7 anglers caught 11 fish for a total weight of 66 lb 0 ozs. Biggest 13-3-0. Smallest 1-9-0.
1st Andrew Murhead 3 fish for 27-14-0. 2nd Carl Osborne 3 fish for 16-13-0. 3rd Nick Pottle 1 fish for 8-1-0
2014 30 November20 anglers, 14 blanked. 6 anglers caught 10 fish for a total weight of 54 lb 6 ozs. Biggest 10-0-0. Smallest 0-9-0.
1st Nick Pottle 2 fish for 15-9-0. 2nd Nick Samujlik 2 fish for 15-3-0. 3rd John Barley 2 fish for 8-11-0.
2014 26 October17 anglers, 4 blanked. 13 anglers caught 26 fish for a total weight of 103 lb 13 ozs. Biggest 15-7-0. Smallest 0-7-0.
1st Carl Osborne 5 fish for 29-0-0. 2nd Chris High 3 fish for 11-5-0. 3rd Nick Pottle 2 fish for 11-4-0.
2014 26 January14 anglers, 13 blanked. 1 angler caught 2 fish for total weight 1 lb 10 ozs. Biggest 1-0-0. Smallest 0-10-0.
1st Nick Pottle 2 fish for 1-10-0.
2013 24 November12 anglers, 7 blanked. 6 anglers caught 8 fish for total weight 37 lb 7 ozs. Biggest 12-1-0. Smallest 2-4-0.
1st= Carl Osborne 1 fish for 12-1-0. 1st= Steve Bourner 3 fish for 12-1-0. 2nd Gordon Shipley 2 fish for 7-3-0. 3rd Mark Underdown 1 fish for 3-14-0.
2013 27 October14 anglers, 6 blanked. 8 anglers caught 18 fish for a total weight of 60 lb 7 ozs. Biggest 10-4-0. Smallest 0-11-0.
1st Carl Osborne 5 fish for 13-6-0. 2nd Roy Rushbrook 2 fish for 10-6-0. 3rd Steve Bourner 1 fish for 10-4-0.
2013 17 March12 anglers, 8 blanked. 4 anglers caught 4 fish for a total weight of 25 lb 6 ozs. Biggest 19-9-0. Smallest 0-12-0.
1st Gordon Shipley 1 fish for 19-9-0. 2nd Andrius Dubickas 1 fish for 3-9-0. 3rd Duncan Fletcher 1 fish for 1-8-0.
2013 24 February13 anglers, 8 blanked. 5 anglers caught 5 fish for a total weight of 14 lb 12 ozs. Biggest 6-14-0. Smallest 0-7-0.
1st Carl Osborne 1 fish for 6-14-0. 2nd Mel Charlesworth 1 fish for 3-8-0. 3rd Mark Underdown 1 fish for 2-10-0.
2012 25 November18 anglers, 13 blanked. 5 anglers caught 7 fish for a total weight of 31 lb 13 ozs. Biggest 8-2-0. Smallest 1-6-0.
1st Carl Osborne 3 fish for 15-0-0. 2nd Roy Rushbrook 1 fish for 5-11-0. 3rd Mathew Woods 1 fish for 4-11-0.
2012 28 October18 anglers, 9 blanked. 9 anglers caught 17 fish for a total weight of 79 lb 5 ozs. Biggest 16-4-0. Smallest 0-10-0.
1st Chris Wade 4 fish for 21-5-0. 2nd Nick Samujlik 2 fish for 16-8-0. 3rd Nigel Greenacre 2 fish for 14-12-0.
2012 29 January18 anglers, 4 blanked. 12 anglers caught 24 fish for a total weight of 67 lb 4 ozs. Biggest 17-13-0. Smallest 0-4-0.
1st Peter Eaglen 2 fish for 18-13-0. 2nd Carl Osborne 4 fish for 12-6-0. 3rd Chris Barnett 3 fish for 11-9-0.
2011 20 November20 anglers, 10 blanked. 10 anglers caught 14 fish for a total weight of 49 lb 12 ozs. Biggest 7-3-0. Smallest 0-15-0.
1st Alan Lock 2 fish for 8-11-0. 2nd Peter Walthew 2 fish for 7-13-0. 3rd= Daren Knowles 2 fish for 7-3-0. 3rd= Dean Bamford 1 fish for 7-3-0.
2011 23 October19 anglers, 8 blanked. 11 anglers caught 26 fish for a total weight of 63 lb 12 ozs. Biggest 6-15-0. Smallest 0-9-0.
1st Gordon Shipley 2 fish for 13-3-0. 2nd Micky Edwards 3 fish for 11-4-0. 3rd Peter Walthew 3 fish for 10-1-0.
2011 27 February20 anglers, 9 blanked. 11 anglers caught 16 fish for a total weight of 61 lb 14 ozs. Biggest 7 -3-0. Smallest 0-13-0.
1st Alan Lock 3 fish for 15-4-0. 2nd George Shipley 3 fish for 14-6-0. 3rd Carl Osborne 1 fish for 6-1-0.
2011 30 January19 anglers, 12 blanked. 7 anglers caught 13 fish for a total weight of 34 lb 7 ozs. Biggest 11-8-0. Smallest 0-10-0.
1st Nick Samujlik 1 fish for 11-8-0. 2nd Carl Osborne 3 fish for 7-5-0. 3rd Chris Wade 3 fish for 6-2-0.
2010 28 November19 anglers, 13 blanked. 6 anglers caught 7 fish for a total weight of 46 lb 3 ozs. Biggest 14-12-0. Smallest 0-11-0.
1st James Smith 1 fish for 14-12-0. 2nd Ashley Rissmann 1 fish for 14-9-0. 3rd Jamie Ford 2 fish for 7-2-0.
2010 31 October20 anglers, 9 blanked. 11 anglers caught 17 fish for a total weight of 42 lb 14 ozs. Biggest 5-11-0. Smallest 0-11-0.
1st Chris High 4 fish for 7-9-0. 2nd Nick Pottle 2 fish for 6-6-0. 3rd George Shipley 1 fish for 5-11-0.
2010 29 February18 anglers, 9 blanked. 9 anglers caught 11 fish for a total weight of 29 lb 7 ozs. Biggest 5-13-0. Smallest 0-12-0.
1st Carl Osborne 3 fish for 7-3-0. 2nd Mark Underdown 1 fish for 5-13-0. 3rd Micky Edwards 1 fish for 3-12-0.
2010 7 February15 anglers, 9 blanked. 6 anglers caught 9 fish for a total weight of 18 lb 8 ozs. Biggest 3-14-0. Smallest 0-8-0.
1st Alan Lock 3 fish for 5-6-0. 2nd Chris Wade 2 fish for 4-3-0. 3rd Chris High 1 fish for 3-5-0.
2010 24 January22 anglers, 8 blanked. 14 anglers caught 26 fish for a total weight of 66 lb 2 ozs. Biggest 10-13-0. Smallest 0-7-0.
1st John Barley 2 fish for 14-7-0. 2nd Chris High 3 fish for 10-4-0. 3rd Chris Wade 3 fish for 9-2-0.
2009 22 February21 anglers, 8 blanked. 13 anglers caught 25 fish for a total weight of 83 lb 11 ozs. Biggest 13-4-0. Smallest 1-1-0.
1st Alan Lock 3 fish for 16-10-0. 2nd James Smith 4 fish for 15-0-0. 3rd Duncan Fletcher 3 fish for 12-2-0.
2008 23 November20 anglers, 13 blanked. 7 anglers caught 12 fish for a total weight of 38 lb 10 ozs. Biggest 7-1-0. Smallest 1-11-0.
1st Chris High 3 fish for 8-4-0. 2nd Peter Eaglen 1 fish for 7-1-0. 3rd Chris Wade 2 fish for 6-3-0.
2008 2 March25 anglers, 15 blanked. 10 anglers caught 22 fish for a total weight of 40 lb 11 ozs. Biggest 3-5-0. Smallest 0-15-0.
1st Carl Osborne 6 fish for 12-3-0. 2nd Tony Skinner 4 fish for 7-8-0. 3rd Digby Edison 3 fish for 5-2-0.
2007 2 December27 anglers, 10 blanked. 17 anglers caught 29 fish for a total weight of 89 lb. Biggest 9-15-0. Smallest 0-14-0.
1st Ken Wilks 3 fish for 13-14-0. 2nd John Webb 2 fish for 13-9-0. 3rd Gordon Shipley 3 fish for 8-7-0.

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