Angling Round-up: Ashwell reels in Wednesday win

ANGLING Cromwell Lake RICKY Ashwell reeled in another competition win when he lifted the Wednesday Evening Series last week. After taking the Saturday Series and �500 final he finished the Wednesday Series in fine style with a winning net of 37lb 8oz from


Cromwell Lake

RICKY Ashwell reeled in another competition win when he lifted the Wednesday Evening Series last week. After taking the Saturday Series and �500 final he finished the Wednesday Series in fine style with a winning net of 37lb 8oz from peg 18. Brian Gibson, winner of the Wednesday Series for the last two years had to settle for second spot this time with Stan Binge third with a very close finish for fourth with Jason Roslyn just beating Steve Ashwell by one point.

RESULT: 1. Ricky Ashwell Cromwell Lake 37lb 8oz; 2. Stan Dow 22lb; 3. Vince Hull 21lb; 4. Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 19lb.

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Series 1. Ricky Ashwell; 2. Brian Gibson; 3. Stan Binge; 4. Jason Roslyn; 5. Steve Ashwell.

Little and Large Series

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OVER 62lbs of fish were in winner Steve Ashwell's net on Saturday and Ian Benton took second with more than 50lb. Many of the anglers recorded good weights with Gary Goodyear taking the small fish prize and Stan Binge retaining his overall points lead in the series.

RESULT: 1. Steve Ashwell Cromwell Lake 62lb 13oz; 2. Ian Benton Fox Match Stanjay 56lb 4oz; 3. Keith Ellington Cromwell Lake 35lb 13oz; 4. Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 28lb 8oz.

Welland Championships

ANGLERS used the Welland Championships as a practice match for this Sunday's fifth round of the King of the Fens. With many anglers struggling to find fish it was Hotrods' Stuart Northrop from St Neots who took the honours, catching 36lb 5oz of skimmers to finish ahead of Peterborough's Paul Green.

RESULT: 1. Stuart Northrop Browning Hotrods 36lb 5oz; 2. Paul Green Peterborough 32lb 4oz; 3. John Spalton Van den Eynde 14lb 7oz; 4. Gavin Butler Mark One 13lb 14oz.

St Ives AS

COOTE Cup action on Thursday saw a win for Paul Ashcroft with 4lb 14oz.

RESULT: 1. Paul Ashcroft 4lb 14oz, 2. Mick Andrews 3lb 10oz, 3. Colin Leach 3lb 4oz

Sunday - A Section: 1. Chris Geeson 6lb 14oz; 2. Tony McGregor 3lb 9oz, 3. Mick Andrews 2lb 8oz.

The Claud Smith Junior match will take place on Wednesday August 12 - see fixtures for details.

Benwick AC

HARD work was the order of the day, but there was scant reward in Sunday's club match as anglers struggled to find the fish. Rex Matthews enticed over 9lb into his net for a well earned win.

RESULT: 1. Rex Mathews 9lb 7 1/2 oz; 2. Tony Ingram 3lb 15oz; 3. Dick Denson 3lb 1oz.

Lawn Farm

COMFORTABLE win for John Pratt in last week's Golden Rod match as he finished well clear of the field with 85lb 7oz in the net, Chris Young took second and Dave Allgood third.

RESULT: 1. John Pratt Great Paxton 85lb 7oz; 2. Chris Young St Neots 66lb 6oz; 3. Dave Allgood Godmanchester 52lb 1oz.

Thursday Evening Open: 1. Andy Leroy 73lb 10oz; 2. John Younger 43lb 2oz; 3. John Pratt 40lb.

Grahams Pond

ANGLER Mark Richardson could only manage second to John Hurley in Saturday's King of the Pond qualifier but still took a place in next month's final, in which Hurley had already secured his place.

Hurley won Saturday's qualifier with a mixed net of silver fish weighing in at 10lb 8oz. RESULT: 1. John Hurley 10lb 8oz; 2. Mark Richardson 6lb 12oz; 3. Neil Williamson 6lb 2oz.

Rookery Waters

ROOKERY Waters yielded great weights for the Millview OAP open match on Magpie Lake last Wednesday. Sam Wellens took top spot with Roger Abbott second and Pete Norris third.

RESULT: 1. Sam Wellens 82lb 7oz; 2. Roger Abbott 60lb 12oz; 3. Pete Norris 58lb 7oz; 4. Jim Garraghty 48lb 10oz.

Cross Drove Fishery

PEG 50 produced a new lake record catch of 135lb for Simon Wheeler on July 26 but subsequent results have been variable.

RESULTS: July 29: 1. Mark Pollard Fox Match Stanjay Dynamite 81lb 12oz; 2. Dave Pearce Jnr Wisbech 73lb 8oz; 3. Stuart Bracey Dynamite Baits 72lb 8oz.

August 1: 1. Stuart Bracey Dynamite Baits 113lb 10oz; 2. Dave Pearce Snr Wisbech 73lb 13oz; 3. Paul Goldstraw Fox Match Stanjay 61lb 15oz.

August 2: 1. Neil Parkinson Dynamite Middy 56lb 15oz; 2. Dave Pearce Snr Wisbech 51lb 8oz; 3. Geoff Arnold Suffolk's Finest 49lb 6oz.

Head Fen Fishery

RESULTS: July 31 - Afternoon Open (Snake Lake)

1. Simon Easey Fox Match Stanjay 122lb; 2. Barry Mason Ringers Bait 120lb 12oz; 3. Marcus Bailey Headfen Lakes 100lb 12oz.

August 2 (Trev's Lake)

1. Ken Rolfe Bills Tackle 45lb 2oz; 2. Paul Wainwright Gatton Water 43lb 9oz; 3. Steve Jackson Head Fen Lakes 33lb 2oz.


RESULT: August 2: 1. Mark Dickerson Fox Match Stanjay 87lb 1oz; 2. Nigel Fawkes 86lb 8oz; 3. Tony Asplin Bedford 85lb 13oz; 4. Bob Towns Greensands 83lb 4oz.

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