LAST Sunday saw the Barney Barrington Memorial match fished on the River Thames on the RDAA stretch at Wallingford B section, writes Alan Hughes.

Fourteen Anglers were booked in for this match with no pegs remaining in the draw bag.

The matchday weather was overcast with heavy rain at times, cool and with a slight breeze blowing.

The Thames had a very slight colour and was flowing very slowly and the water level was low. The match was aptly won by Barney’s son Sean. Fishing in the "sedges" peg, Barrington banked mainly roach with a few skimmer bream and perch.

Fishing balsa float tactics, with single caster on the hook, over hemp and caster feed, he recorded a weight of 11lbs 7ozs.

Richard Rosinski was second.

Fishing on the top peg on the "high bank", he banked mainly roach and a skimmer bream of 1lb 12ozs fishing pole tactics, with single and double red maggot on the hook, over groundbait feed, to record a weight of 10lbs.

The total match weight on the day was 74lbs 6ozs at an average weight of 5lbs 5ozs per angler.

Reading Fishing Club would like to thank all the participants who supported their charity open match event on the Thames at Child Beale.

A total of £250 was raised for the Royal Berkshire Hospital from the 45 anglers who fished.

The bream did not put in an appearance so it was left for the roach and match winner Ian Wing found 20lbs 4ozs to take top spot.

Second place was claimed by Dan Warny with 17lbs 15ozs and completing the top trio was S. Harrod with 15lbs 4ozs.

This coming Sunday will see the additional Association match and this will be fished on the Beats 4 and 5 section of the Kennet.

Places can be booked in with Mike Sheasby on 0780 241 4317.