Goodwin lands huge haul

Cromwell Lake GRAHAM Goodwin dominated Saturday s match at Cromwell Lake, weighing in at just under 60lb. Drawn on peg five, Graham finished well ahead of Ian Benton in second and Ricky Ashwell in third. Ricky still leads the qualifying series with 126 po

Cromwell Lake

GRAHAM Goodwin dominated Saturday's match at Cromwell Lake, weighing in at just under 60lb.

Drawn on peg five, Graham finished well ahead of Ian Benton in second and Ricky Ashwell in third. Ricky still leads the qualifying series with 126 points with Dave Rawlins moving into second place with 115 and Steve Ashwell in third with 113.

RESULT: 1 Graham Goodwin Brampton 59lb 5oz, 2 Ian Benton VDE Stanjay MG 24lb 3oz, 3 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 23lb 3oz, 4 Dennis Page St Neots 19lb 8oz, 5 Steve Welford Browning Hotrods 16lb 1oz, 6 Dave Rawlins VDE Stanjay MG 15lb 4oz.

Ramsey AS

THIS week's match was fished on Saturday on Horseshoe Lake at Decoy. Pegs eight and nine are performing well at the moment and Andrew Kilby, drawn on nine, made the most of his peg, catching 63lb 4oz. Josh Pace was close behind from peg eight with 58lb.

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RESULT: 1 Andrew Kilby 63lb 4oz, 2 Josh Pace 58lb, 3 Pete Kirlew 47lb, 4 Roger Gowler 39lb 12oz.

Lawn Farm

ROGER Dickerson was the winner of last week's Golden Rod match at Lawn Farm. Fishing on peg five on Willow Lake, he caught 37lb 12oz. Dennis Holliday was second from peg 29 and Roger Abbott third from peg 36.

RESULT: 1 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 37lb 12oz, 2 Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 27lb 4oz, 3 Roger Abbott Hartford 19lb 10oz.

Teams of Four

GARBOLINO Sensas are now leading the series, just one point ahead of Waterside Angling. Individually, last round mention must be made of Stanjay angler Dean Lack who caught an impressive 54lb 9oz to win his lake and finish second overall behind Bryn Wignall.

Grahams Pond

DEPSITE the lovely weather, the cold overnight temperatures made catching difficult in Saturday's open match. John Hurley was the winner with Tim Ablett second and Bob Stobart third.

RESULT: 1 John Hurley 9lb 5oz, 2 Tim Ablett 5lb 6oz, 3 Bob Stobart 4lb 12oz.


THE Fox Match/GOT Baits sponsored open match was fished last Sunday and attracted a high-class field of 93 anglers.

The fish were patchy, with some anglers having a hard time while others could do little wrong. The leading weights were very close with six anglers weighing in between 119 and 138lb.

The winner was Dave Brown with 138lb 4oz. With the match winner getting £350 and the top two in each section also paid, a total of 27 anglers shared a pot of nearly £2,000.

RESULT: 1 Dave Brown Cobra Feeders 138lb 4oz, 2 Barry Walters 135lb 11oz, 3 Barry Mason Ringer Baits 134lb, 4 Dave Cox Ringer Baits 122lb 4oz, 5 Mark Fox 121lb, 6 Trevor Price GOT Baits 119lb.

The organiser Ray Best would like to thank Fox Match, GOT Baits, Cobra and the Matchmen, Nottingham for their sponsorship

Rookery Farm

MARCH Angling Club fished on Magpie Lake on Sunday, with Bob Fitzjohn winning the match with 39lb from peg 7.

RESULT: 1 Bob Fitzjohn 39lb, 2 Daniel Paul 27lb 7oz, 3 Shaun Smith 23lb, 4 John Bird 22lb 13oz.

Terry Moat won the BRJ match on Rook Lake with 23lb 3oz also fished on Sunday.

Headfen Lakes

WE HAVE two results from the weekend. On Saturday the qualifying match was won by Carl Gifford with 71lb from peg 11.

RESULT: 1 Carl Gifford Suffolk's Finest 71lb, 2 Nigel Fawkes St Neots 44lb, 3 Paul Hendy VDE Stanjay MG 41lb.

Sunday's first round of the pairs was won individually by Karl Ruditis, though he and partner Bryn Wignall only managed second place in the pairs behind individual third and fourth placed Cheryl Horton and Carl Gifford.

Benwick AC

THE club's AGM is to be held on Tuesday, May 1, at The Five Alls Benwick at 7.30pm.


REGULAR readers will recall that we asked last week if anyone had found two reels. We are pleased to report that within hours of the Hunts Post appearing last Wednesday we were phoned to say that the reels had been found and were at Pidley Lakes. They have now been returned to a very grateful owner. Thanks to the honest people concerned.

Fishing Fixtures


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.


Lawn Farm Teams of Four - Draw 9am

Headfen Lakes - Qualifier 5 - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am-4pm

Manderson Trust - Radio Cambridge Pairs - Open Match - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-3pm


Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Match

Benwick AS - AGM - Five Alls Benwick - 7.30pm


Rookery Farm Pidley - OAP Match - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-4pm - Booking 07765 400687

Ramsey AS

Ramsey, as always, have matches booked for most weekends during the close season, mainly at Decoy. There are places available for the match on Saturday May 12 on Willow Lake. Contact Keith Rayment on 01487 814077.