Explosions and battles make catching tough

East Midlands Winter League Practice Match EXPLOSIONS, battles and wartime music were some of the features of an unusual fishing match on the Peterborough Nene. The Forties Day at Wansford impacted on the match, which saw Wayne Swinscoe brave the cold con

East Midlands Winter League Practice Match

EXPLOSIONS, battles and wartime music were some of the features of an unusual fishing match on the Peterborough Nene.

The Forties Day at Wansford impacted on the match, which saw Wayne Swinscoe brave the cold conditions to claim victory.

Swinscoe, fishing on the peg below Stibbington Bridge, started well and caught four good chub in the first 90 minutes which turned out to be enough to win the match.


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The commotion, including a pyrotechnic blowing up of the bridge, made conditions somewhat tricky for the remainder of the match.

Simon Godfrey was second and Stan came in third, despite breaking the 12-metre section of his pole.

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RESULT: 1 Wayne Swinscoe Van Den Eynde 18lb 2oz, 2 Simon Godfrey Sensas Mark One 12lb 8oz, 3 Stan Binge Browning Stanjay 12lb 1oz, 4 Mick Asker Sensas Mark One 11lb 1oz, 5 Rick Tweddell Sensas Bourne 10lb 1oz.

Cromwell Lake

STAN won the match - and also the golden peg fund for the second consecutive week on Saturday.

This week, his weight was boosted by a 17lb 8oz carp which he played for more than 20 minutes through several swims on elastic intended for bream.

It looked for some time as if Stan would tire before the fish but eventually, he landed the specimen and the match win. Ricky Ashwell was second and Steve Ashwell came in third.

RESULT: 1 Stan Binge Browning Stanjay 26lb, 2 Ricky Ashwell 21lb 13oz, 3 Steve Ashwell 8lb 14oz.

Ramsey AS

SUNDAY'S match at John Warwicks was won by Paul Kilby with 9lb 5.5oz from Pete Bass and George Coles.

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 9lb 5.5oz, 2 Pete Bass 8lb 8oz, 3 George Coles 4lb 14oz.

Benwick AC

WEIGHTS were poor in the Benwick club match at Halfpenny toll. The result was however notable in that the top three anglers were all called Terry. Winner was Terry Fairbrother with Terry Tye in second and Terry Moat third.

RESULT: 1 Terry Fairbrother 3lb 9oz, 2 Terry Tye 3lb 5oz, 3 Terry Moat 1lb 14oz.

St Ives AS

ON ARRIVAL in Dolphin Meadow on Sunday, St Ives members were amazed to see frost on the ground instead of the expected dew.

That, combined with a full moon and gin clear water, made things difficult.

Although a couple of chub were lost, only small fish were actually weighed in. Paul Ashcroft, certainly the man to beat, was again the winner with 2lb 3oz.

RESULT: 1 Paul Ashcroft 2lb 3oz, 2 Chris Geeson 1lb 12oz, 3 Grant Andrews 1lb 2oz.

St Neots AS

THE Page Cup was fished on the match lake at Lawn Farm on Saturday.

Match secretary Chris Young was the winner with 40lb 8oz. Bob Gill, Jean-Paul Thomas and John Pratt claimed the minor places.

RESULT: 1 Chris Young 40lb 8oz, 2 Bob Gill 31lb 7oz, 3 Jean-Paul Thomas 30lb, 4 John Pratt 25lb 7oz.

Lawn Farm

LAST Tuesday's Golden Rod Open match was won by Chris Young with 34lb 12oz of carp from peg seven. John Pratt was in second place and George Tebb came third.

RESULT: 1 Chris Young St Neots 34lb 12oz, 2 John Pratt Gt Paxton 30lb 4oz, 3 George Tebb Bury St Edmunds 25lb 3oz.

Grahams Pond

TERRY Kelly is in very consistent form at Grahams Pond at the moment and was again the winner on Saturday. Graham Marsh was second and Kevin James third.

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