Bream dream for in-form Hazelden
Benwick AC THE RIVER season started well with a tremendous match at Burtons Bank, where bream showed for many of the anglers. The field of 18 caught a total weight of 275lb 9oz between them. Match winner was Jon Hazelden, with 72lb 10oz of mainly bream, b
THE RIVER season started well with a tremendous match at Burtons Bank, where bream showed for many of the anglers.
The field of 18 caught a total weight of 275lb 9oz between them. Match winner was Jon Hazelden, with 72lb 10oz of mainly bream, believed to be a match record.
RESULT: 1 Jon Hazelden 72lb 10oz, 2 Dave Porter 42lb 11oz, 3 Tony Ingram 40lb 8oz, 3 Trevor Oakman 32lb 8oz.
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St Ives AS
THE EXTRA water and colour produced an excellent match in the B section in Dolphin Meadow on Sunday.
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Winner Chris Geeson fished a stick float with strong flow and an upstream wind making it the ideal method. Chris caught 30lb 4oz of bream and rudd.
Colin Leach, in second place, included a two pound plus rudd in his weight.
RESULT: 1 Chris Geeson 30lb 4oz, 2 Colin Leach 23lb 14oz, 3 Tony McGregor 12lb 12oz.
ANOTHER club with an excellent first match attendance was Ramsey, where 17 anglers fished at Staffurths Bridge.
Fryer was the winner with bream and tench totalling 37lb.
Ray Steels was second and Ivan Steels came in third with 17lbs 11oz of rudd.
RESULT: 1 Fryer 37lb, 2 Ray Steels 25lb 6oz, 3 Ivan Steels 17lb 11oz.
THE SATURDAY series has just one more match to go before the big money final on June 30.
Last week's match took place with thunder, lightening and heavy showers increasing the water levels throughout.
A variety of fish were caught, with winner Keith Ellington weighing in 40lb 14oz from peg 18.
RESULT: 1 Keith Ellington 40lb 14oz, 2 Stan Binge Browning Stanjay 39lb 5oz, 3 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 25lb 14oz, 4 Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 22lb 8oz.
Wednesday Evening Leeda Series
PAUL Hendy, able to fish for the first time this series, not only won the match but also took a Golden Peg prize with his winning weight of 29lb 12oz.
RESULT: 1 Paul Hendy Stanjay MG 29lb 12oz, 2 Graham Gooddraw Brampton 17lb 14oz, 3 Brian Gibson Browning Stanjay 12lb 9oz, 4 Steve Ashwell GOT Baits 11lb 10oz.
St Neots AS
SATURDAY'S Barbara Salmons memorial match was won by Melvin Curtis with 14lb 8oz.
RESULT: 1 Melvin Curtis 14lb 8oz, 2 Mark Rayner 8lb, 3 Keith West 6lb 8oz.
JOHN Pratt was the winner of last Tuesday's Golden Rod match with 33lb 12oz of carp from peg 22.
RESULT: 1 John Pratt Gt Paxton 33lb 12oz, 2 Mack McFiggins 22lb 8oz, 3 Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 20lb 10oz.
The Honeysuckle Lake Monday evening match winner was Tony Watling, who caught 32lb 8oz of carp.
RESULT: 1 Tony Watling 32lb 8oz, 2 Nigel Fawkes 27lb 4oz, 3 Simon Easy 23lb 6oz.
Rookery Farm Pidley
LAST week's OAP match was won convincingly by Pete Norris, who has now finished in the top three on all of his matches on the venue.
RESULT: 1 Pete Norris 72lb 6oz, 2 John Smith 48lb 8oz, 3 George Scally 41lb 14oz, 4 Roger Abbott 32lb.
All sorts were on Magpie Lake on Sunday, with the top two weights approaching 100lbs each.
RESULT: 1 Lee Covell 91lb 4oz, 2 Simon Dow 86lb 14oz, 3 Steve Drew 47lb 10oz.
BRJ Angling Club
JAY LAKE was the venue for BRJ on Sunday, with a win for Mark Steels. Pete Huddlestone was second, Kelvin Turner finished third, and match secretary Roger Rowley was fourth.
RESULT: 1 Mark Steels 36lb 10oz, 2 Pete Huddlestone 29lb 10oz, 3 Kelvin Turner 29lb 3oz, 4 Roger Rowley 22lb 10oz.
THE SATURDAY Open was fished in heavy rain, with the water level rising throughout. The match was won by John Hurley, with 8lb 12oz.
RESULT: 1 John Hurley 8lb 12oz, 2 Bob Stobart 6lb 13oz, 3 Graham Marsh 6lb 12oz.
It took hours of work to restore the lake to normal levels for Sundays Plumb-It challenge, between Spitfires B and Brampton Institute. Brampton provided the top two anglers and also won the team match to progress into the next round.
RESULT: 1 Alan Smith Brampton Inst 6lb 7oz, 2 Darren Smith Brampton Inst 5lb 12oz, 3 John Hurley Jnr 5lb 5oz.
Teams: Brampton Institute 20lb - Spitfires B 12lb 2oz.
THERE have been two qualifiers in the past week. Tony Dawson, from second place in last Wednesday's match, and Bob Coulson, who was fourth on Sunday.
Cromwell Lake - Leeda Wednesday Night series - Match 7 - Draw 5.30pm - Fish 6pm-dusk
Rookery Farm Pidley - OAP Match - Jay Lake - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-4pm - Booking 01480 501487/01480 822980 or 0777151135.
St Ives AS - Coote Cup Round 1 - B section - Draw 6pm - Fish 6pm-dusk
Cromwell Lake - Close Season £500 qualifying series - Draw 12noon - Fish 1-6pm (two keepnets needed)
Grahams Pond - Open Match & King of the Pond Qualifier - Draw 8.30am - Fish 9am-2pm Booking 01480 351034
Brampton AS - Teds Shield - Sewells Lake - Draw 8 : 30am - Phone 07944716563 for details.
St Ives AS - Cromwell Cup - Meadow Lane - Meet on the bank 7am - Fish 8am-1pm
Grahams Pond - Plumb-It Challenge Round 2 - River Mill v Golden Knight
BRJ AC - Club Match - Magpie Lake Pidley
Benwick AC - Club Match - Floods Ferry - Draw 7am - Fish 8am-1pm
Manderson Trust - Tom Duffy memorial - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-3pm
Head Fen - Qualifier 16 - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am-4pm
Lawn Farm - Evening Match - Draw 5.30pm - Fish 6pm-dusk - Phone 01954 718269 to book in
Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Match
Cromwell Lake - Leeda Wednesday series - Match 8 - Draw 5.30pm - Fish 6pm-dusk
Rookery Farm Pidley - OAP Match - Rook Lake - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-4pm - Booking 01480 501487/01480 822980.
St Ives AS - Coote Cup Round 2 - C section - Draw 6pm - Fish 6.30pm-dusk
The 24hr sponsored fish on July 21/22 at Grahams Pond is almost fully booked. Anyone wishing to fill the last few places should book with Graham on 01480 351034.