LAST weekend saw four affiliated clubs out on Reading & District Angling Association waters, with three on the River Thames and one on the Kennet & Avon Canal, writes Alan Hughes.

Reading Civil Service were on the Padworth section of the K & A Canal. Things were hard here as the winner Richard Sturgess needed only 9ozs of very small chub to take top spot.

In second place was Jeff Brown with one small chub of 7ozs and completing the trio was match secretary Gordon McGee with a solitary perch of 4ozs.

Courage/SE chose the Wallingford ‘A’ section of the Thames.

This is a banker venue this time of the year when the river temperature has dropped.

Aarron Phillips took the honours with 4lbs 8ozs that consisted of silver fish.

Taking the runner-up spot was Fred Jones with a similar species net that weighed in at 4lbs 2ozs. And in third place was John Jackson with 4lbs 1oz that consisted of silvers plus a roach of 1lb 1oz.

On the ‘B’ stretch at Wallingford were Reading Fishing Club and local angler Simon Couling continued his good run with another victory, weighing in 11lbs 12ozs of mainly skimmers.

Just one ounce behind Simon was Andy Woolsey who contacted the larger chub and managed to lose two. Third place went to Mark Hornblow who netted 7lbs 5ozs of silvers.

Spare a thought for Bracknell Avocets, the third team on the River Thames. Not one of their anglers had a bite at Sonning River.

Meanwhile, the RDAA Tuesday Club fished their match on the same venue (Padworth Canal) as Reading Civil Service had fished at the weekend.

John Ambrose managed to put 3lbs 4ozs of silvers in the net to take top spot.

George Callaghan netted one perch for 1lb 14ozs to take second spot and in third place was Mark Hornblow with 1lb 3ozs of silvers.