Family affair as Ricky beats dad

Cromwell Lake AFTER good fishing on Thursday and Friday in the warmer weather, Saturday s weights were disappointing as the weather and air pressure changed. First place was very close between father and son Steve and Ricky Ashwell, with Steve just ahead

Cromwell Lake

AFTER good fishing on Thursday and Friday in the warmer weather, Saturday's weights were disappointing as the weather and air pressure changed.

First place was very close between father and son Steve and Ricky Ashwell, with Steve just ahead on bigger fish, but Ricky's small fish taking him just past his dad.

Keith Westerby was third from peg nine with four bream and bits for 13lb 14oz, and Stan was fourth with 12lb 15oz.


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RESULT: 1 Ricky Ashwell, St Neots 17lb 1oz, 2 Steve Ashwell, St Neots 16lb 13oz, 3 Keith Westerby, Brampton 13lb 14oz, 4 Stan Binge, VDE Stanjay MG 12lb 15oz, 5 John Pratt, Gt Paxton 7lb 15oz, 6 Steve Gordon, VDE Stanjay MG 6lb 7oz

THE second round of the Wednesday Evening Series saw a couple of good weights then a very close contest for the other positions.

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Graham Gooddraw was the winner from peg one with 19lb 8oz, just ahead of Stan's 18lb 12oz from peg 19.

Third place went to Geordie Best, fishing the lake in a match for the first time, with 6lb 8oz. Keith Ellington, who is also relatively new to match fishing, came fourth. Kevin Medlock was fifth.

RESULT: 1 Graham Gooddraw, 19lb 8oz, 2 Stan Binge, 18lb 12oz, 3 Geordie Best, 6lb 8oz, 4 Keith Ellington, 6lb 4oz, 5 Kevin Medlock, 6lb 2oz, 6 Chris Saunders, 6lb

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The match at Six Islands was won by match secretary Keith Rayment with 26 carp for 125lb.

Paul Irons was second with 95lb, Andrew Kilby third, and George Coles fourth.

RESULT: 1 Keith Rayment, 125lb, 2 Paul Irons, 95lb, 3 Andrew Kilby, 93lb 8oz, 4 George Coles, 84lb

This week's match was fished on Willows, and the result was again affected by anglers having nets disqualified after failing to estimate their weights.

The winner was Lee Thornton with 126lb, with just one ounce separating Pete Ashton and Ian Vigar in second and third.

Trevor Oakman took advantage of the disqualifications to finish fourth.

RESULT: 1 Lee Thornton, 126lb, 2 Pete Ashton, 94lb, 3 Ian Vigar, 93lb, 4 Trevor Oakman, 70lb.

Lawn Farm

THIS week's Golden Rod match was fished on Honeysuckle Lake.

The winner was Brian Taylor from Godmanchester with 17lb 5oz of carp, perch, and gudgeon caught at the edge.

Chris Young and Dennis Holliday were equal second and Keith West was fourth.

RESULT: 1 Brian Taylor, Godmanchester 17lb 5oz, 2 = Chris Young, St Neots, Dennis Holliday, Biggleswade, 10lb 3oz, 4 Keith West, St Neots 9lb 10oz

Grahams Pond

SATURDAY'S match was the closest of the year, with the top five anglers all weighing in between 10 and 12 pounds.

Winner on the day was Bob Stobart with 12lb, just beating John Swaim and Terry Kelly.

RESULT: 1 Bob Stobart, 12lb, 2 John Swaim, 11lb 12oz, 3 Terry Kelly, 11lb 8oz

All three anglers are fishing for Spitfires A in the Plumb-It Challenge.

On Sunday in the first knockout match in the Plumb-It Challenge, Roy Lester, fishing for the Golden Knight, won the match with 7lb 12oz, but The Wagon & Horses finished with the better team total.

RESULT : 1 Wagon & Horses, 25lb 12oz, 2 Golden Knight 21lb 12oz

Fixtures

Today (Wednesday): Cromwell Lake Wednesday Series Match 3 - Draw 5.30pm, Fish 6pm - dusk.

Rookery Farm OAP Match - Draw 9.30am, Fish 10.30am - 3.30pm. (Book on 01354 660566).

Saturday: Cromwell Lake Series - Draw 12 noon, Fish 1 - 6pm (two keepnets needed).

St Neots AC - Sweepstake - Pocket Park - Draw 9am, Fish 10am - 3pm.

Grahams Pond Open Match - Draw 8.30am, Fish 9am - 2pm (01480 351034).

Rookery Farm Open Match - Draw 9am, Fish 10am - 4pm.

Sunday: Grahams Pond - Plumb-It Match 2 - Spitfires 'A' v Spitfires 'C' - Draw 8.30 am, Fish 9am - 2pm.

Tuesday: Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Open Match - Draw 9am, Fish 10am - 3pm.

Wednesday: Cromwell Lake Wednesday Evening Series Match 4 - Draw 5.30pm, Fish 6pm-dusk.

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