Angling Column - August 13
Tydd Gote Open Match NEXT Sunday sees the final match in this inaugural summer series, which has been a great success despite the weather never being kind on the match Sundays. Tydd Gote, near Wisbech, is the venue and last Sunday an open match was held t
Tydd Gote Open Match
NEXT Sunday sees the final match in this inaugural summer series, which has been a great success despite the weather never being kind on the match Sundays.
Tydd Gote, near Wisbech, is the venue and last Sunday an open match was held there. The normally-fancied pegs in the middle of the stretch did not fish and it was series organiser John Spalton whose one big bream gave him the advantage over the small fish weights in the other places.
RESULT: 1 John Spalton Van Den Eynde 13lb 2oz, 2 Rob Lincoln Maver Bagem 7lb 6oz, 3 Brian Gibson Fox Match Stanjay 7lb 4oz, 4 Jon Hazelden Browning Hotrods 6lb 7oz.
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THE penultimate Little and Large series match took place on Saturday, with Keith Ellington - definitely the man to beat on the venue at the moment - again the winner.
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Keith weighed in 44lb 12oz from peg 26 to finish ahead of Vince Hull, in peg nine, who weighed 33lb 9oz and also took the £50 Golden Peg fund. Stan, who was equal first with Keith on points, is leading the series with just this week's match to go.
RESULT: 1 Keith Ellington 44lb 12oz, 2 Vince Hull 33lb 9oz.
n Keith also won last Wednesday's evening sweepstake despite arriving late after being held up in traffic.
St Neots AS
THE Riverside Challenge was fished at Pocket Park on Saturday and was won by Tom Cole with 11lb. Mark Dickerson was second with 7lb 15oz and Chris Young was third with 6lb 2oz.
RESULT: 1 Tom Cole 11lb, 2 Mark Dickerson 7lb 15oz, 3 Chris Young 6lb 2oz.
THE Chairman's Cup was fished on a very weedy Ramsey St Mary's last Sunday. Harry Young made good use of his end peg draw to win with 5lb 5oz. George Coles, in second place, fished on the waggler and Ivan Steels finished third.
RESULT: 1 Harry Young 5lb 5oz, 2 George Coles 4lb 15.5oz, 3 Ivan Steels 3lb 4oz.
St Ives AS
THERE were plenty of skimmers to be caught in Sunday's match in Meadow Lane, although winner Colin Leach caught one proper bream.
Chris Geeson was second, and July's angler of the month, Paul Ashcroft, was third.
RESULT: 1 Colin Leach 14lb 10oz, 2 Chris Geeson 7lb 10oz, 3 Paul Ashcroft 6lb 15oz.
SATURDAY'S King of the Pond qualifier was fished in heavy rain, with many anglers planning to continue fishing through the night in a 24-hour match.
Tony James, with a 6lb carp caught with just three minutes to go, won the Saturday match and qualified for next month's final. Daniel De Grussa, who had led throughout, was left in second place.
The 24-hour event then continued in worsening weather, with the anglers fortified by hot meals and drinks. A total of £300 was raised for St Johns Ambulance (Huntingdon Cadets) - thanks to those who braved the conditions, although Graham was a little disappointed with five anglers booked in who failed to appear.
THE Evening Open on July 31 was won by Amer Jawad with 56lb 8oz - well ahead of Tom Cole and Simon Easey.
RESULT: 1 Amer Jawad 56lb 8oz, 2 Tom Cole 24lb 8oz, 3 Simon Easey 23lb 8oz.
Last Tuesday's Golden Rod match was fished in pouring rain and was won by Mick Sonnett from Godmanchester with 47lb 12oz of carp caught on corn and meat. Tony Green was a very close second - just a pound behind.
RESULT: 1 Mick Sonnett Godmanchester 47lb 12oz, 2 Tony Green Bassingbourn 46lb 11oz, 3 George Tebb Bury St Edmunds 27lb 9oz.
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THE Millview OAP Match fished on Jay Lake last Wednesday was won by John Smith, with Pete Norris in second place and Dennis Sambridge in third all covered by just ounces.
RESULT: 1 John Smith 77lb, 2 Pete Norris 70lb 3oz, 3 Dennis Sambridge 70lb.
BRJ fished on Jay Lake on Sunday, with Pete Huddlestone the winner.
RESULT: 1 Pete Huddlestone 54lb, 2 Malcolm Johnstone 48lb 14oz, 3 Mark Steels 43lb 12oz, 4 Kelvin Turner 43lb 6oz.