PORINGLAND LAKES

The Green Heart of Poringland

PCFLA MATCHES

New Trophy to Remember Irene


Anglers competing in the Summer and Winter Leagues have a new trophy to contest.  

Lakes’ president Dave Gudgeon has kindly presented a handsome shield to the Association in memory of his late wife Irene who sadly died earlier this year.  

Known at the ‘Irene Gudgeon Memorial Shield’ the trophy will be presented to the angler amassing the greatest aggregate weight from each of the five match series.  

“Hopefully it will encourage anglers to contest most of the matches and be a fitting memorial to my dear wife Irene” said Dave.  

With two matches left in the five match series, Angling Trust coach Mark Casto is in the driving seat with a total catch of 30lb 7oz, remarkably all achieved in the opening match.  

However with Mark not contesting match four and the likelihood that he may miss the final match because of coaching commitments, the chase to be the first name on the Irene Gudgeon Shield is wide open.

At present Mick Morley is in second place with 20lb 5oz closely followed by Eric Peak on 12lb 5oz and Alan Crabb on 11lb 15oz.  

In addition to the Irene Gudgeon Memorial, trophies will be presented to the winners of the respective summer and winter grand prix series which is currently being headed by Mick Morley.  The Glenn Duffield Cup, presented to the winning season ticket holder in the first match of the season, was won earlier by Justin Randall.

Glenn Remembered  

Poringland Lakes season tickets holders have the opportunity to be the first to win a trophy in memory of former lakes founder and trustee Glenn Duffield.  

Glenn’s sister Lynn has generously donated a handsome cup in memory of her brother who did so much to establish and develop the lakes.  It is expected the Glenn Duffield Memorial fishing match will become an annual event.  

“The trophy will be awarded to the highest placed season ticket holder” explained head bailiff Ray Noble.  “We extend our thanks to Lynn for this kind and thoughtful gesture.”  

The Glenn Duffield memorial match will take place on Saturday 7 May.  The event is restricted to season ticket holders and their invited guests.  Entries are still open so it’s not too late to enter the event.  Please contact Alan Crabb at alanashley60@yahoo.co.uk

Matches Planned

For the first time in over a decade, a fishing match will take place at Poringland Lakes – and, if it proves popular, it could pave the way to a series of matches during the summer months.  

The brainchild of accomplished angler Alan Crabb, the inaugural match will be limited to season ticket holders and their invited guests and will take place on Saturday 7 May.  

“If the first match proves popular, they could be staged on a regular basis, possibly on the first Saturday in each month” said organiser Alan Crabb.  

Head bailiff Ray Noble was quick to praise the new initiative.  

“The majority of our season ticket holders have never fished a match so this would be the ideal opportunity to have a go in a relaxed and informal atmosphere” said Ray.  

Further information will appear online shortly.  Season ticket holders will also receive match details via email.  In the meantime, members wishing to try their hand should email Alan Crabb at alanashley60@yahoo.co.uk