The meet opened at 2pm on Thursday and people gradually began to arrive from all
over the central region. By Friday night 45 units had arrived and set up for the
Saturday morning Trevor Sheasby organised the peg draw
for the fishing competition and set off with the other seven
competitors for a 9am start.
The Central Counties members went off to The Blue Lias for its Regional meeting and
the CDA Committee and its trusty helpers set about erecting the party tents, cooking
bacon rolls for the fishermen and setting up for the tea and coffee breaks for the
At 10.30am the bacon rolls were delivered to the fishermen and at 12.30pm the first
coffee break was taken.
At 2pm the final whistle was blown and the fishermen’s catches were weighed in. The
following results were recorded:
Peg 1: Mr. Thornton Catch weight: 1lb
Peg 2: Mr. Cannavan Catch weight: 7oz
Peg 3: Mr. Price Catch weight: 2lb 8oz
Peg 4: Mr. Hamond Catch weight: not weighed
Peg 5: Mr. Jones Catch weight: 2lb 4oz
Peg 6: Mr. Franklin Catch weight not weighed
Peg 8: Mr. Rappitt Catch weight: 14lb
Peg 9: Mr. Sheasby Catch weight: 8oz
Mr. Rappitt won the fishermen's prize of £8 for the heaviest catch and the CDA Trophy.for
the heaviest overall catch for this year.
At approximately 3.30pm the second coffee break was taken by the meeting attendees
and the committee and their helpers cleared away and went about setting up for the
At 7.30pm everyone arrived, decorated their tables in the “Sky Blue” theme and enjoyed
the “Hot Buffet”, quiz and raffle.
The owner of The Blue Lias walked around the room without being noticed and decided
on the best decorated table.
The winners being Nottingham DA.
The tired revelers retired for the evening at 11 p.m.
Sunday at 11 am everyone met at the party tents for coffee morning and this years
fishing competition winner was presented with a trophy to keep and the trophy which
is passed to each subsequent winner:
Dean Bennett CDA Chairman presenting
Mr. Rappitt with the fishing competition winner trophies.
Phil Henson Central Counties Chairman took the floor to say thank you to Coventry
DA for hosting the meet.
Although the weather had been mixed, everyone said how much they had enjoyed the
Thank you to everyone for their hard work and support,
it was very much appreciated and without your support