Angling Column - April 30

Bob Nudd at Coaching Day for Young People THE Environment Agency has, over recent months, been running a pioneering Introduction to Angling course in conjunction with Cottenham Village College. The course gives participants the opportunity to gain an N-

Bob Nudd at Coaching Day for Young People

THE Environment Agency has, over recent months, been running a pioneering 'Introduction to Angling' course in conjunction with Cottenham Village College.

The course gives participants the opportunity to gain an N-OCN qualification and last week four-time world champion Bob Nudd was present at Atkins Water in Waterbeach.

Nudd spent the day fishing with the students, giving advice and guidance and also presenting them with their certificates for passing the course.

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The course, which has been a tremendous success, has provided vital opportunities for students to develop learning skills, increase their attention span and develop self-confidence.

Both Martin Croxon, lead youth instructor at Cottenham Village College and Kye Jerrom, Environment Agency technical officer, were amazed at how successful the course has been and the level of skill achieved by the students.

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Cromwell Lake

FOR the first time in the two months since the series started, the weather was lovely for Saturday's match. Josh Pace caught well early and again in the last hour to weigh in 38lb from peg five. Mark Dickerson was second with 28lb from peg five and Ricky Ashwell came third from peg 27.

RESULT: 1 Josh Pace Browning Hotrods 38lb, 2 Mark Dickerson Browning Stanjay 28lb, 3 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 23lb 9oz, 4 Dennis Page Henlow 15lb 2oz, 5 Steve Welford Browning Hotrods 14lb 15oz.

Next week, May 7, the Wednesday evening series starts with the draw at 5.30pm, with fishing from 6pm-dusk.

Lawn Farm

THERE was a field of 25 anglers for last week's Golden Rod match, which was fished on Honeysuckle Lake. The winner was Dennis Holliday, from Biggleswade, with 19lb 9oz on peg 26. Roger Dickerson was second and Audrey Abbott came third.

RESULT: 1 Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 19lb 9oz, 2 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 12lb 15oz, 3 Audrey Abbott Huntingdon 11lb 6oz.

Open match - Wednesday April 23

The weights were better in Wednesday's open match, which was also fished on Honeysuckle Lake, with Tom Cole winning with 32lb 5oz from peg 36. Brampton duo Colin Oliver and Kevin Peacock were second and third respectively.

RESULT: 1 Tom Cole 32lb 5oz, 2 Colin Oliver 27lb 10oz, 3 Kevin Peacock 21lb 12oz.

Grahams Pond

LAST Saturday's open match was won by Terry Kelly, fishing for the first time for several weeks due to illness. Terry caught three carp and weighed in 11lb 14oz from peg eight. Steve Webb was second and Bob Stobart came third.

RESULT: 1 Terry Kelly 11lb 14oz, 2 Steve Webb 10lb 6oz, 3 Bob Stobart 5lb 8oz.

Ramsey AS

RAMSEY'S match on Sunday was fished on Rook Lake at Rookery Farm. Andrew Kilby was the winner, with 25lb from peg 10.

RESULT: 1 Andrew Kilby 25lb, 2 Pete Bass 19lb 8oz, 3 Keith Rayment 11lb, 4 Paul Kilby 10lb.

Rookery Farm

Magpie Lake - Webbs MG

1 Paul Raynor 71lb 5oz, 2 Mick Wright 53lb 6oz, 3 Alan Coulson 51lb 15oz, 4 Martin Parker 45lb 3oz.

Cross Drove Fishery

WE HAVE three results from the first three qualifiers for September's £1,000 final. With the weather warmer the weights are improving and fishing should now be more consistent.

April 23: 1 Afe Edgley Chatteris 42lb 4oz, 2 John Odey Brookville 36lb 1oz, 3 Dave Pearce Snr Wisbech 28lb 13oz.

April 26: 1 Dave Reeve Carp Vader 40lb 1oz, 2 Simon Wheeler Diawa Dynamite 39lb 9oz, 3 Neil Parkinson Dynamite Middy 33lb 14oz, 4 Simon Easey Browning Stanjay 33lb 13oz.

April 27: 1 Dave Leconte Thetford AC 63lb 2oz, 2 Simon Wheeler Diawa Dynamite 60lb 12oz, 3 Dennis Page Henlow 55lb 5oz.

Headfen Lakes

Result of Qualifier Fished April 27:

1 Val Coleman First Cast 85lb 12oz, 2 John Millard Cambridge Albion 79lb 12oz, 3 Carl Gifford Suffolk's Finest 74lb 8oz, 4 Steve Jackson Headfen 74lb 6oz, 5 Paul Hendy Browning Stanjay 69lb 2oz.

Greensands Lake

RESULT: 1 Steve Tyler Poplets 73lb 15oz, 2 T Towns 39lb 12oz, 3 Darren Chamberlain 36lb 10oz.

St Ives Angling Centre

St Ives Angling Centre sadly closed its doors for the final time on Monday. Trevor and Lesley would like to thank all their many friends and customers for their support over their 23 years of business in St Ives.

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