LAST Sunday saw three clubs out on RDAA waters with two on the River Kennet and one on the Thames, writes Alan Hughes.

Reading Fishing Club held their match on the Beat Five section and it was the pegs directly below the white bridge which delivered the goods.

This has followed the pattern set in earlier RDAA matches this season.

Old stalwart Dave Bosher took the honours with 6lbs 6ozs of mainly perch and a few roach.

Second spot went to Mick Stanley with similar species which totalled 5lbs 15ozs and completing the trio was the evergreen Terry Littlewood with 3lbs 9ozs.

Beat 3B backwater hosted Bracknell Avocets for their match hoping the barbel and chub would show, but unfortunately the cold snap overnight killed the fishing and everyone struggled.

The winner was Alan Powell with a mixed bag of 2lbs 4ozs.

In second place was Terry Smith with 10ozs and third place was taken by Dermot Murphy with 9ozs.

Reading Civil Service fished their match on the River Thames at Sonning where Jeff Brown took the honours with 4lbs 4ozs of roach and skimmers.

The runner-up place was claimed by Phil Allen with 2lbs 11ozs of roach and taking the last top-three place was Gordon McGee with 2lbs 9ozs of roach and skimmers.

The Tuesday Club fished a match on Willmotts Match Lake on RDAA waters where Bosher completed a very good week with another win, this time consisting of carp and weighing in with 43lbs 2ozs.

Second place went to John Ambrose with 35lbs 6ozs and in third spot was Littlewood with 30lbs 7ozs.

These weights bear well for the future and the lake is now open for RDAA members or day tickets.

This coming Saturday there will be a work party to clear the swims at Wallingford for the Barney Barrington Memorial match on Sunday, September 22.

We are appealing for help so if you can meet at the weir on the Benson side of the river at 9.30am it would be appreciated.