Angling Column - July 23

King of the Fens THE third round of the King of the Fens league was fished on Sunday on the wide Welland near Spalding. On a cool day for July, with the colour dropping out of the water, weights were patchy but the match was won by Mark Pollard, fishing f

King of the Fens

THE third round of the King of the Fens league was fished on Sunday on the wide Welland near Spalding.

On a cool day for July, with the colour dropping out of the water, weights were patchy but the match was won by Mark Pollard, fishing for Fox Match Stanjay from the end peg with 12lb 3oz of skimmers on pinkie with March's Jon Young in second.

Team-wise, it was the closest match yet with every point counting and only four points covering the top four teams on the day. Winners on the day were the Bourn A team, with Wades second, Van Den Eynde in third and our Stanjay team in fourth - just enough to stay on top of the league by one point with two rounds to go.

Stanjay's Hans Schunmann recorded another section second to go into a clear lead in the individual competition.

RESULT (Individual): 1 Mark Pollard Fox Match Stanjay 12lb 3oz, 2 John Young March 9lb 9.5oz, 3 Danny Hall Mark One Gold 7lb 14oz, 4 Danny Harding Bourn 6lb 13oz, 5 Roy Wood Mark One Black 6lb 2.5oz.

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Teams on the Day: 1 Bourn A 22pts, 2 Wades MG 23pts, 3 Van Den Eynde 25pts, 4 Fox Match Stanjay 26pts, 5 Mark One Black 32pts, 6 Mark One Gold 34pts.

League to Date: 1 Fox Match Stanjay 8pts, 2 Bourn A 9pts, 3 Van Den Eynde 11pts, 4 Hot Rods Red 14pts, 5= Hotrods White/Mark One Black 19pts.

Cromwell Lake Wednesday Series

RICKY Ashwell followed his win in the Saturday Series final with three more match wins, adding victories last Wednesday and Saturday to his tally.

On Wednesday he caught 25lb 15oz of carp, bream and tench from peg seven to finish in front of his father Steve and Terry Allgood.

The final match of this year's series takes place this Wednesday with Brian Gibson in an unbeatable first place, although there is very close competition between Ricky and Steve Ashwell and Stan for the minor positions.

RESULT: 1 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 25lb 15oz, 2 Steve Ashwell GOT Baits 20lb 1oz, 3 Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 16lb 9oz, 4 Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 14lb 15oz.

Little and Large Match

RICKY Ashwell was fishing on in-form peg nine and weighed in 39lb 10oz on Saturday in round two of the Little and Large Series. Stan was second with 30lb 1oz and Terry Allgood had the top small fish weight.

RESULT: 1 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 39lb 8oz, 2 Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 30lb 1oz, 3 Steve Ashwell GOT Baits 27lb 4oz, 4 Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 25lb 7oz.

Points: Stan Binge 38pts, Ricky Ashwell/Terry Allgood 37pts.

Ramsey AS

THE weights were low in Thursday's evening match with Paul Kilby making the most of his end peg draw.

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 3lb 7oz, 2 Adrian Wylde 2lb, 3 Jon Steels 1lb 15oz.

Junior Match - Saturday

RESULT: 1 D Kilby 3lb 13.5oz, 2 L Kilby 3lb 2oz, 3 A Hardy 11.5oz.

Paul Kilby drew the end peg at Bodsey Bridge on Sunday and made the most of it, weighing in 28lb 3oz

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 28lb 3oz, 2 George Coles 6lb 8oz, 3 Andrew Kilby 4lb 4.5oz.

St Ives AS

THURSDAY'S Coote Cup match in A section saw catching very difficult, with Colin Leach winning the match with 5lb 12oz.

RESULT: 1 Colin Leach 5lb 12oz, 2 Chris Geeson 1lb 1oz, 3 Paul Ashcroft 7oz.

Sunday's club match at Meadow Lane was won by John Malin with a good small fish weight of 7lb 4oz from Tony McGregor and Paul Ashcroft.

RESULT: 1 John Malin 7lb 4oz, 2 Tony McGregor 6lb 9oz, 3 Paul Ashcroft 3lb 11oz.

Grahams Pond

SUNDAY'S three-team match between the Golden Knight, Spitfires B and the Kings Arms was fished with a strong swirling wind.

The Spitfires team got off to the best start and appeared to be ahead until very late in the match. It was not until the last Kings Arms angler weighed in that they moved into a lead.

RESULT: Kings Arms A 17lb 2oz; Spitfires B 14lb 8oz; Golden Knight A 5lb 3oz.

Tony Watling won his third consecutive Saturday Open with 8lb 4oz. Pat Magallones was second and Daniel de Grussa came third.

Lawn Farm

PATRICIA Chapman from Godmanchester fished her first-ever match in last Tuesday's Golden Rod competition and finished in second place with 27lb 14oz. The winner, Bob Newman from Melbourn, was only just ahead of her with 31lb.

RESULT: 1 Bob Newman Melbourn 31lb, 2 Patricia Chapman Godmanchester 27lb 14oz, 3 Dave Elliott Cheshunt 26lb 2oz.

Head Fen

FISHERY manager Marcus Bailey won Saturday's qualifier, with last week's winner Terry Moat in second place.

RESULT: 1 Marcus Bailey Headfen 95lb 14oz, 2 Terry Moat Whittlesey 81lb 7oz, 3 Jeff Hunt Cambridge 78lb 15oz, 4 Steve Gifford Suffolk's Finest 68lb 1oz, 5 Bob Coulson Suffolk's Finest 52lb 8oz, 6 Steve Sharp Fox Match Stanjay 51lb 8oz.

Rookery Farm

DAVE Farrugia won last Wednesday's OAP Open Match on Magpie with 60lb 1oz.

RESULT: 1 Dave Farrugia 60lb 1oz, 2 John Smith 50lb, 3 Steve Roberts 42lb 14oz, 4 Dave Rout 29lb 3oz.

Littleport AC fished on Magpie on Sunday.

RESULT: 1 John Calder 80lb 1oz, 2 Dave Yardy 61lb 5oz, 3 Trevor Oakman 58lb 11oz.

Cross Drove

July 16

1 Martin Woods Emneth 139lb 2oz, 2 Mark Pollard Fox Dynamite 71lb 1oz, 3 Jim Barrowman Barford Fox 57lb 12oz

July 19

1 Andy Leathers Browning Hotrods 67lb 10oz, 2 Tony Watling Fox Match 42lb 12oz.

July 20

1 Dave Pearce Snr Wisbech 55lb 13oz, 2 Dave Reeve GOT Baits 55lb 1oz.