Angling Column - September 10

Division One National STANJAY angler Duncan Ray claimed second place in this national competition, which was fished on the River Huntspill and Kings Sedgemoor Drain in Somerset. While some Huntingdonshire clubs decided not to enter, our Stanjay team opted

Division One National

STANJAY angler Duncan Ray claimed second place in this national competition, which was fished on the River Huntspill and Kings Sedgemoor Drain in Somerset.

While some Huntingdonshire clubs decided not to enter, our Stanjay team opted to find out as much information as possible from this distance and send a team of keen anglers.

After a memorable, incident-packed couple of days, there was much to celebrate with Duncan taking second place individually of the 630 anglers and the team finishing a satisfactory 32nd place - a vast improvement on last year's performance.


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Duncan caught 20.9kg of bream on the tip from his peg on the King Sedgemoor Drain - beaten only by Richard Latimer on an end peg next door to him for a day he will never forget.

Teamwise, Ian Benton (seventh) and Paul Hendy (eighth) of their 63 peg sections and Dave Rawlins - who won his 12 peg 'mini-section' - also did exceptionally well with solid back-up points provided by other team members.

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The team event was won by Starlets, with the RAF team containing several local anglers, finishing seventh.

HAJAC teams of Four

THE Ouse in Dolphin Meadow was running very hard and rising, but still fished well with bream caught throughout the stretch and an incredibly close team match the result with nine points covering the nine teams.

It was Stanjay White, Ian Benton, Tony Hayden, David Saunders and Phil Chesterton who won by just one point from St Ives B - with two of the other Stanjay teams one further point back.

The top three weights individually came from the town end of the meadow, with Anthony Watling catching 30lb 14oz of bream to win the match from Tony McGregor and Dale Stones.

RESULT: 1 Anthony Watling Fox Match Stanjay Black 30lb 14oz, 2 Tony McGregor St Ives B 19lb 9oz, 3 Dale Stones Wades 16lb 6oz, 4 Phil Chesterton Fox Match Stanjay White 15lb 1oz, 5 Chris Geeson St Ives A 14lb 6oz.

Teams: 1 Fox Match Stanjay White 16pts, 2 St Ives B 17pts, 3= Fox Match Stanjay Black & Fox Match Stanjay Red 18pts, 5= Peterborough/St Ives A/Fox Match Stanjay Blue 21pts.

St Neots AS

LAST Saturday's Reg Allen match was fished at Pocket Park and was won by John Logan with 16lb 4oz from Bob Gill and Mervin Curtis.

RESULT: 1 John Logan 16lb 4oz, 2 Bob Gill 8lbs, 3 Mervin Curtis 4lb 9oz.

Benwick AC

SUNDAY'S match at Copalder was won by Jon Seekins, with 9lb 15oz.

RESULT: 1 Jon Seekins 9lb 15oz, 2 Ken Matthews 6lb 4oz, 3 Jon Hazelden 4lb.

Ramsey AS

HARRY Young was the individual winner in Sunday's H Shaw Teams of Three on the Forty Foot with an impressive 20lb 9.5oz - although Andrew and Paul Kilby in second and third places with George Coles took the team prize.

RESULT: 1 Harry Young 20lb 9.5oz, 2 Andrew Kilby 11lb 5oz, 3 Paul Kilby 10lb 10oz.

Grahams Pond

King of the Pond - Round One

RESULT: 1 Terry Kelly 10lb 10oz, 2 Steve Webb 3lb 12oz, 3 Garth James 3lb 3oz.

Rookery Waters Pidley

OAP Open Magpie Lake RESULT: 1 Mick Sonnett 52lb 7oz, 2 Ray Sladden 47lb 10oz, 3 Roy Garraty 37lb 10oz, 4 Pete Norris 33lb 4oz.

Cross Drove

September 3

RESULT: 1 Paul Goldstraw Stanjays 43lb 8oz, 2 Simon Easey Fox Match Stanjay 37lb 10oz, 3 Warren Wright Thetford Tackle 30lb 8oz.

September 6

RESULT: 1 Martin Woods Emneth 81lb 6oz, 2 Richard Bond Bury 52lb 9oz.

September 7

RESULT: 1 Simon Wheeler Diawa Dynamite 103lb 1oz, 2 Stuart Bracey Dynamite Baits 64lb 8oz.

Head Fen Lakes Final

THE £1,500 final was fished over the weekend with Allan Archer the winner after finishing first on both Saturday and Sunday.

RESULT: 1 Allan Archer Suffolk's Finest 250lb 12oz, 2 Cheryl Horton Sonar Baits 185lb 5oz, 3 Lester Pratt Shipshape Tackle 174lb 6oz, 4 Rob Lincoln Browning Hotrods 162lb 12oz.

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