East Midlands Winter League THE River Cam from above Baitsbite Lock to below Clayhithe Bridge was the venue for round three of this year s league. Teamwise Sensas Mark One put in another strong performance to win by some margin from MAP Peterborough. The
East Midlands Winter League
THE River Cam from above Baitsbite Lock to below Clayhithe Bridge was the venue for round three of this year's league.
Teamwise Sensas Mark One put in another strong performance to win by some margin from MAP Peterborough.
The Browning Stanjay team maintained their difficult challenge to get back into the top two places with a third on the day.
Individually the match was won by Peterborough's John Means with 19lb 13oz of mainly skimmers. The other impressive top weights were spread along the stretch with seven of the 10 sections being won with weights over 10lbs.
RESULT (Individual): 1 Jon Means, MAP Peterborough 19lb 13oz; 2 Stuart Northrop, Browning Hotrods 18lb 6oz; 3 Sean Higginbottom, Sensas Mark One White 17lb 6oz, 4 Richard Jenkins, MAP Peterborough 15lb 4oz, 5 Andy Leathers, Browning Hotrods 15lb 1oz.
Teams: 1 Sensas Mark One White 30, 2 MAP Peterborough 39, 3 Browning Stanjay 43, 4 = Browning Hotrods & Van Den Eynde 44.
League: 1 Sensas Mark One White 6; 2 Van Den Eynde 7; 3 Browning Stanjay & MAP Peterborough 13.
The main river fished well with only five ounces separating the top three anglers. Winner was Browning Stanjay's Jon Hazelden with 10lb 11oz which included a few bonus perch from peg 17.
RESULT : 1 Jon Hazelden, Browning Stanjay 10lb 11oz; 2 Ray Myring, St Ives 10lb 8oz; 3 Mark Dickerson, Stanjay M G 10lb 6oz; 4 Stan Binge, Browning Stanjay 9lb 4oz; 5 Terry Allgood, Cromwell Lake 8lb.
Brampton's Winter Pairs match on Jay Lake at Pidley on Sunday was a tense and close affair. The result was decided on a weight countback which saw Saunders and Oliver secure a narrow victory.
A section: 1 Chris Saunders 53lb 7oz; 2 Mick Sonnett 34lb 2oz
B section: 1 Kevin Peacock 33lb 12oz; 2 Chris Hart 20lb 12oz
Pairs Result: 1 Saunders & Oliver 8pts (72lb 3oz); 2 Marriott & Peacock 8pts (66lb 12oz); 3 Hart & Last 6pts.
The clubs next match is the EWS Shield, on Willow Lake at Decoy on Sunday, November 18. Contact Nick Marriott if interested in fishing.
Sunday's club match was fished at Burtons Bank where Dick Denson caught four tench for 14lb with Ken Matthews second including three tench in his 10lb 15oz.
RESULT: 1 Dick Denson 14lb; 2 Ken Matthews 10lb 15oz; 3 Dave King 5lb 14oz; 4 Dave Jarrett 4lb 14oz.
St Neots AS
Saturday's Tobacco Box match fished at Wilden Reservoir on Saturday was won by Jean-Paul Thomas with 15lb 8oz.
RESULT: 1 Jean Paul Thomas 15lb 8oz; 2 M. Bains 10lb 8oz; 3 Bob Gill 8lb.
St Ives AS
With the river flowing very hard throughout Sunday's match despite no rain for some time catching was extremely difficult. Only match secretary Chris Geeson managed to catch weighing 6lb 8oz including a 5lb tench.
In the open match on Sunday October 28, Nigel Fawkes was the winner with 98lb 12oz, an excellent weight for this time of year.
RESULT: 1 Nigel Fawkes 98lb 12oz; 2 Steve Ashwell 68lb 6oz; 3 John Logan 61lb 13oz.
The ' golden rod ' open match fished on October 30 on Willow Lake was won by Tony Green from Bassingbourn with 26lb 4oz of chub. Andy Pollard and Bob Walker both from Luton took the minor places.
RESULT: 1 Tony Green, Bassingbourn 26lb 4oz; 2 Andy Pollard, Luton 23lb 14oz; 3 Bob Walker, Luton 19lb 2oz.
Terry Kelly has now won seven consecutive Saturday open matches.
RESULT: 1 Terry Kelly 24lb 8oz; 2 Pat Magallones 9lb; 3 Mark Dawkes, 2lb 8oz.
The Jeffries Cup, fished annually on the Old Nene at March is a charity match fished by teams from local and national emergency and armed services. Last week's match saw 14 teams of four anglers who enjoyed a good days fishing. Local angler Graham Welton was the winner with 15lb 11oz.
Individual Result: 1 Graham Welton, Fox Match RAF 15lb 11oz; 2 Andy Johnstone, Fox Match RAF 15lb 6oz; 3 Alex Bates, Army Odds 14lb 5oz.
Teams: Fox Match RAF 8pts; 2 Army Match 16pts; 3 MOD East 17pts.
ACA Pike Qualifier
This match was fished at Burtons Bank, Benwick with the 15 anglers taking part.
Paul Welcher was the winner with four pike including the 10lb 4oz biggest fish of the day for a total weight of 29lb 1oz.
RESULT: 1 Paul Welcher 29lb 1oz; 2 John Attridge 10lb 3oz; 3 Frank Walker 10lb 1oz.