Well I’m later with this than normal! Much later to be fair I've had arguably the busiest 3 months of my working career Since the end of the summer season, however it’s still fresh in my thoughts what another amazing and successful season it’s been, statistics have yet again proven that we are still pointing the club in the right direction and improving year on year.
To sum the season up we have had possibly the best match calendar, highest attendances, countless 100lb weights and PBs broken from every area of the league table along with more room on matches than ever before, we have welcomed new members, introduced an over 55s league and implemented new rules to allow smother running of our sleek club.
Big congratulations to my fellow steering group member and right hand man Pete Boggiano for taking 1st spot in the league, he’s fished another amazing season and managed to wrap it up with a match to spare, can Pete make it 3 on the bounce for 2020? I’ve also got to mention big Dave Coleman what a season he has had finishing 2nd, well done to this years new member Brandon Pelling on smashing the 1st over 55s league and finally a big well done to the pairs and teams of 4 champions along with everyone else who has secured a trophy.
The 2020 calendar is complete and available to view on this website I’m sure you will all agree it looks amazing, I’ll also add that I have recently completed the 2021 bookings but that’s a secret until November 2020
When I took the role of match secretary on almost 10 years ago I didn’t think that I would still be in this position now and if I’m honest I had thoughts of stepping down at the end of the 2019 season but I can’t, I love this club and having such amazing support from the other steering group members makes want to continue to drive this club further and further.
Massive thank you to Pete Boggiano for putting in more work and time than anyone into the club and making my job so much easier, to Ian Coleman for keeping track of all the accounting and being one of the most trustworthy people I know and Mick Abdy, Phil Topham, Carl O Brien and Paul Pannett for all there amazing ideas, support and knowledge of the running of the club if you wasn’t here I wouldn’t be either, sadly we say goodbye to our longest serving member of the club Pete Ransome who has decided to part with the club after being a member for over 40 years good luck in the future mate.
Finally thank you to the rest of you guys who make our club what it simply is, THE BEST match fishing club in the country!
That’s it for now, good luck to those fishing the winter league and please remember to do your very best to attend the March AGM (date to be confirmed) voting well be required and if your'e not there you can’t vote
Tight lines
Phil Zahra
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