One of the younger members, Ashley Cleaves from Newport, is making his mark with Sirhowy AS and won another club match on the New Canal at White Springs when he pole fished casters across to the island and put 80lb 2oz of carp in his keepnet
My two favourite items from the show were both on the Frenzee stand - an innovative reel that incorporates a drag on the backwind that prevents over-runs if you leave the anti reverse off and a rod rest that curves around the top corners of your keepnet
"He leaned in with his keepnet
to try to fish it out and he must have overbalanced or slipped.
The fish eventually got bored and dived under Junior's keepnet
The perch was quickly removed from the barbless hook and placed in the keepnet
Cardiff Nomads club mates Clive Roberts and Richard Candy finished a close first and second at Port Talbot Docks, but it could have been the other way around had Candy checked his keepnet
carefully at the weigh in.
It's been traditional for years to capture a trophy shot with a large catch of 'Slabs' spilling from one's keepnet
. It's very important not to keep lots of bream in nets not actually made for big catches.
Jon, who also won Sunday's Tunnel Barn Farm open, caught carp to 6lb short on pole-fished pellet from peg 12 on High Pool, and added some F1s on pellet fished shallow at 13m - but missing his keepnet
with a 2lb F1 cost him second spot.
Paul, keen to get back in the action after the keepnet
ban has been lifted, fished his 11 metres of his pole with a mixture of pellet and meat hookbaits over pellet feed.
A five-tube rod holdall, a tackle carryall with an outer drainage pocket for a keepnet
, a reel storage case, cooler bag and collapsible bait bowl are among goodies awaiting winners of our coarse fishing prizes.
By the end of the afternoon his keepnet
was bulging with tiny silver bleak weighing 12lbs 6oz.
Roach after roach followed by rudd and perch kept filling up my keepnet
and the red maggots had worked wonders again.