Angling Column - June 18

Cromwell Lake WITH just two more qualifying matches to go before the final, the line up is far from settled. Mainly because of very poor weather every Saturday for the first weeks of the series, attendances have been down and at this moment the 18th quali

Cromwell Lake

WITH just two more qualifying matches to go before the final, the line up is far from settled.

Mainly because of very poor weather every Saturday for the first weeks of the series, attendances have been down and at this moment the 18th qualifier has only 20 points - with a £500 first prize guaranteed it might still be worth a try.

Saturday's match was won by Keith Ellington, who is in good form on the venue at the moment, from peg 19 with 29lb 11oz of small carp. Stan was second from peg five with 25lb 13oz and Ricky Ashwell was third.


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RESULT: 1 Keith Ellington Cromwell Lake 29lb 11oz, 2 Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 25lb 13oz, 3 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 16lb 9oz, 4 Andy Leathers Browning Hotrods 13lb 9oz, 5 Ian Benton Fox Match Stanjay 10lb 5oz.

Qualifying League Places: 1 S Ashwell 269, 2 Ricky Ashwell 250, 3 Stan Binge 204, 4 Terry Allgood 197, 5 Steve Welford 190, 6 Jason Roslyn 189, 7 Ian Benton 184, 8 Keith Ellington 174, 9 Ray Myring 151, 10 Mark Dickerson 134, 11 Brian Gibson 88, 12 Josh Pace 82, 13 Dennis Page 49, 14 Graham Gooddraw 33, 15 Steve Roslyn 31, 16 Andy Leathers 30, 17 M Baines 25, 18 Paul Goldstraw 20.

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Leeda Wednesday Series

ON AN evening when the fishing was hard and blossom floating on the water again caused problems, Stanjay's Simon Easey won Wednesday's match from peg 18 with a good catch for 27lb 8oz.

Fizz came second, breaking her personal best record for the second successive week with a carp weighing 15lb 2oz, - caught on a borrowed pole! Ian Benton was a close third and Ricky Ashwell was fourth.

RESULT: 1 Simon Easey Fox Match Stanjay 27lb 8oz, 2 Fizz Drake Fox Match Stanjay 15lb 2oz, 3 Ian Benton Fox Match Stanjay 14lb 8oz, 4 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 12lb 4oz, 5 Steve Welford Browning Hotrods 8lb 10oz.

Head Fen Lakes

THE fourth round of the teams of four was fished on Sunday with leaders Blueboys winning again and consolidating their overall team position. Fox Match Stanjay Red were equal second and still have a chance of finishing second in the league. They provided the winner of Trev's Lake - Simon Easey - and Ricky Young who was third on Snake Lake.

Trev's Lake: 1 Simon Easey Fox Match Stanjay Black 45lb 3oz, 2 Tim Dabrowa Hotrods 41lb 8oz, 3 Lindsay Naylor Norfolk 41lb.

Snake Lake: 1 Allan Archer Blue Boys 121lb 7oz, 2 Jon Hazelden Cambridge Albion 110lb 10oz, 3 Ricky Young Fox Match Stanjay Black 96lb 12oz.

Brampton AS

THE fish were in a hungry mood for Brampton's opening match of the season at Sewell's Lake on Sunday.

Colin Oliver found three of the lake's elusive bream in his match-winning weight of 21lb 13oz. Nick Marriott was second with 107 skimmers and hybrids to 12oz in his 19lb 10oz net. Paul Irons was third with 14lb 14oz.

The average weight per angler was an impressive 14lb 8oz. The next Brampton match is at Sewell's, on Sunday June 29.

RESULT: 1 C Oliver 21lb 13oz; 2 N Marriott 19lb 10oz; 3 Paul Irons 14lb 14oz; 4 K Peacock 11lb 14oz.

Grahams Pond

GARTH James followed his personal best carp catch - pictured in last week's paper - with his first ever match win on Saturday. Drawn in peg nine, Garth caught on pellet to weigh in 8lb 10oz.

RESULT: 1 Garth James 8lb 10oz, 2 Steve Webb 6lb 9oz.

Plumb-It Challenge

THE final first round match in the Plumb-It Challenge saw an easy win for Spitfires 'A' over the Wagon and Horses. Spitfires provided the top three anglers in Pat Magillop, Bob Stobart and Graham Marsh.

Cross Drove Fishery

THREE results from the past week.

June 11

1 Mark Pollard Fox Match 64lb 6oz (qualifier) 2 Jim Barrowman Barford Fox 64lb 4oz, 3 Martin Sheldrake Thetford AC 49lb 15oz.

June 14

1 Vince Cross Ixworth 59lb 15oz, 2 Stuart Bracey Dynamite Baits 59lb 11oz, 3 Bob Nudd Fox Match 55lb 11oz (qualifier)

June 15

1 Dave Pearce Wisbech 72lb 5oz (qualifier) 2 Dave Leconte Caro Vader 61lb 14oz, 3 Bob Nudd Fox Match 55lb 12oz.

Lawn Farm

TOM Cole won the open match fished on June 5 on Honeysuckle Lake with Andy Leathers in second place and Nigel Fawkes in third.

RESULT: 1 Tom Cole 37lb, 2 Andy Leathers 32lb 5oz, 3 Nigel Fawkes 29lb 13oz.

Roger Abbott, from Huntingdon, was last week's Golden Rod winner with 29lb 5oz of carp and silver fish.

RESULT: 1 Roger Abbott Huntingdon 29lb 5oz, 2 Mick Sonnett Godmanchester 27lb, 3 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 23lb 4oz.

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