Angling Column - September 17
Cromwell Lake STEVE Ashwell made a triumphant return to Cromwell Lake after having a few weeks break with an astonishing weight of 80lb 4oz from peg 26. Stan, with 48lb 8oz in second, and Keith Ellington, with 47lb 4oz in third, would have won many matche
STEVE Ashwell made a triumphant return to Cromwell Lake after having a few weeks break with an astonishing weight of 80lb 4oz from peg 26.
Stan, with 48lb 8oz in second, and Keith Ellington, with 47lb 4oz in third, would have won many matches at the venue.
RESULT: 1 Steve Ashwell GOT Baits 80lb 4oz, 2 Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 48lb 8oz, 3 Keith Ellington Cromwell Lake 47lb 4oz.
THE River Ouse at Dolphin Meadow, St Ives, was the venue for Brampton's Albert Bullett Memorial match. Although the river was fishable, the strong and turbulent flow was not ideal and catches were lower than anticipated.
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Colin Oliver found some good skimmers and perch on the feeder to win the match with 12lb 10oz. Kevin Medlock was second with 9lb 7oz of roach taken on the waggler. Paul Anderson caught the only bream of the day to finish third with 8lb.
RESULT: 1 Colin Oliver 12lb 10oz, 2 Kevin Medlock 9lb 7oz, 3 Paul Anderson 8lb, 4 Roger Gowler 6lb.
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DESPITE the river in Dolphin Meadow looking as if fishing would be excellent, the results were disappointing for this match at the venue.
Duncan Ray followed last weekend's Division One National success with a win on his local water, catching 8lb 7oz to finish ahead of Colin Leach and Chris Geeson.
RESULT: 1 Duncan Ray 8lb 7oz, 2 Colin Leach 7lb 11oz, 3 Chris Geeson 7lb 5oz.
SUNDAY'S Whitwell Memorial match was fished at Halfpeny Toll and was won by Andrew Rayment with 8lb 11oz. Andrew Kilby was second and Harry Young, continuing his recent good form, was third.
RESULT: 1 Andrew Rayment 8lb 11oz, 2 Andrew Kilby 7lb 3oz, 3 Harry Young 6lb 14oz.
ROUND two of the King of the Pond series was won by Mark Baines with 8lb 14oz in a close and exciting contest which leaves the title open at the halfway stage.
RESULT: 1 Mark Baines 8lb 14oz, 2 Tony Watling 7lb 8oz, 3 Steve Webb 5lb 12oz.
Series: 1 Terry Kelly 10lb 10oz, 2 Mark Baines 9lb 10oz, 3 Steve Webb 9lb 8oz, 4 Tony Walton 7lb 8oz.
LAST week's Golden Rod Open match was won by Huntingdon's Roger Abbott with 24lb, caught using pellet and paste to catch carp.
RESULT: 1 Roger Abbott 24lb, 2 Dave Elliott 19lb 1oz, 3 Keith West 18lb 9oz.
WITH the final this coming weekend, anglers are taking the chance for final practice sessions. Weights have been pretty consistent in recent weeks and the final should be close.
RESULTS: Wednesday 10: 1 Matt Drayton Isleham 73lb 15oz, 2 Rodney Finch Deben 56lb 12oz.
Sat 13: 1 Dave Reeve Got Baits 68lb 3oz, 2 Neil Parkinson Dynamite Baits 51lb 1oz.
Sun 14: 1 Alan Tuck Carp Vader 73lb, 2 Stuart Bracey Dynamite Baits 49lb 9oz.
FOLLOWING last weekend's finals a new series of qualifying matches started last Sunday with a win for Val Coleman with 91lb - which also took the £200 golden peg fund.
RESULT: 1 Val Coleman First Cast 91lb, 2 Jeff Hunt Over 87lb 10oz, 3 Keith Westerby Headfen Lakes 87lb, 4 Andy Leroy Fox Match Stanjay 77lb 4oz.