Benton rises to the challenge with fine cold-weather catches
Cromwell Lake THE attendance was again good for Saturday s match at Cromwell Lake and, although catching was not easy in the unseasonally cold conditions, there were fish to be had for most of the anglers. The match was won by Ian Benton from peg 27 with
THE attendance was again good for Saturday's match at Cromwell Lake and, although catching was not easy in the unseasonally cold conditions, there were fish to be had for most of the anglers.
The match was won by Ian Benton from peg 27 with 17lb 10oz of big fish, but pleasingly both Stan and Mark Dickerson in second and third places caught a net of small fish plus bonus ones.
Stan was second with 9lb 14oz, which included a bonus white koi carp. Mark was third, weighing in one bream as well as his small catch, although he lost additional bream which would have put him at least second.
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Graham Goodwin was fourth, maintaining his consistent form, with father and son Eric and Elliott Turner taking the next places.
RESULT: 1 Ian Benton, VDE Stanjay MG 17lb 10oz, 2 Stan Binge, VDE Stanjay MG 9lb 14oz, 3 Mark Dickerson, 7lb 12oz, 4 Graham Goodwin, Brampton 6lb 13oz, 5 Eric Turner, St Albans 3lb 9oz.
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LAST week's "golden rod" match fished on Willow Lake was won by Dennis Holliday, with John Pratt second and Tony Green third.
RESULT: 1 Dennis Holliday, Biggleswade, 12lb 14oz, 2 John Pratt, Gt Paxton 10lb 10oz, 3 Tony Green, Royston 7lb 10oz.
THERE is also a teams of four series taking place on Sundays at the moment.
There are nine teams taking part with the positions after three rounds as follows:
1 Stanjay Gold, 43pts, 2 Waterside Angling, 48pts, 3 Chestnut Pool, 49pts, 4 Fox Match, 64pts, 5 Stanjay Method Mix, 66pts.
WITH the weather still very cold for April, fishing is not good and although the odd big fish was lost the weights were poor again this weekend.
Saturday's match was won by Dan Howes after John Swain's day had been ruined by breaking his pole while in the lead. John did win Sunday's "winner takes all" match, however, albeit with just 2lb 4oz of tench.
The draw for this year's inter-pub and club knockout competition sponsored by Plumb-It takes place on saturday at 3.30pm at the Three Horseshoes, Great Stukeley. Anyone wishing to enter must do so before then (01480 351034).
SUNDAY'S match was fished on Magpie Lake at Rookery Farm, Pidley, and saw a win for Andrew Kilby with 15lb 4oz.
His partner in last week's pairs match win, Chris Saunders, was second and Kevin Eldred and Terry Moat equal third.
RESULT: 1 Andrew Kilby, 15lb 4oz, 2 Chris Saunders, 11lb 5oz, 3 = Kevin Eldred and Terry Moat, 7lb 7oz.
PAUL Moody from Huntingdon Pleasure Fishing caught 63lb 11oz from peg 15 on Rook Water on Thursday. His best fish was a 6lb 8oz common carp.
Saturday: Cromwell Lake Series Match 3 - Draw 12 noon, Fish 1- 5pm (two keepnets needed).
Grahams Pond - Open Match - Draw 8.30am, - Fish 9am - 2pm (01480 351034).
Sunday: BRJ Angling Club - Railway lakes - Draw 8am, Fish 9am - 3pm. Contact Roger on 01480 384301 to book.
Grahams Pond - Winner Takes All Open - Draw 8.30am, Fish 9am - 2pm.
Tuesday: Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Open match - Draw 9am, Fish 10am - 3pm.