Keith strikes gold with mighty carp

Cromwell Lake Saturday Series THERE were eighteen anglers present for Saturday s match at Cromwell Lake and a really varied selection of fish to be weighed-in. The match was won by Keith Westerby from peg 20 who caught the fish of his life when he snared

Cromwell Lake Saturday Series

THERE were eighteen anglers present for Saturday's match at Cromwell Lake and a really varied selection of fish to be weighed-in.

The match was won by Keith Westerby from peg 20 who caught the fish of his life when he snared a big golden carp which weighed exactly 20lb.

Stan took second place thanks to five pounds of small fish to add to his bonus tench and perch while Dennis Page again found success taking third position.


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Andy Leathers in fourth caught bream, tench and a few "bits" while the best "all small fish" catch was Mark Dickerson's 11lb 1oz.

Ricky Ashwell still leads the series from Dennis Page, Paul Goldstraw and Stan but with twenty points for a match win things can change easily at this early stage.

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RESULT: 1 Keith Westerby, Brampton 22lb 8 1/2 oz, 2 Stan Binge, VDE Stanjay MG 15lb 3oz, 3 Dennis Page, St Neots 14lb 12oz, 4 Andy Leathers, Browning Hotrods 14lb 6 1/2 oz, 5 Paul Goldstraw, Purple Helmets 13lb 10oz, 6 Tony Watling, Browning Hotrods 12lb 13oz

SERIES: 1 Ricky Ashwell 47pts, 2 Dennis Page 38pts 3 = Stan Binge & Paul Goldstraw 34pts, 6 = Andy Leathers & Graham Goodwin 29pts, 7 Ian Benton 28pts

n Please could anglers try to book-in if intending to fish. The number to call is 01480 453303.

Ramsey AS

RAMSEY are as usual fishing most weekends of the close season at Decoy Lakes.

This week there was a drawn pairs fished on Four Islands and Lou's Lakes.

The individual match was won by Andrew Kilby with 46lb 2oz, with Jon Hazelden and D Stagno close behind.

Andrew with partner Chris Saunders won the pairs event.

RESULT: 1 Andrew Kilby 46lb 2oz, 2 Jon Hazelden 42lb 4oz, 3 D Stagno 39lb.

Winning Pair: Andrew Kilby & Chris Saunders

Grahams Pond

After winning both the Saturday and Sunday matches last weekend, Bob Stobart was beaten into second place on Saturday by American John Swain, who is quickly getting to grips with catching fish "English style".

John weighed in 5lb 9oz to beat Bob's 4lb 12oz.

Bob had his revenge on Sunday winning the match with 12lb 8oz to John's 6lb 6oz.

The draw for the Plumb - It Challenge is to be held at the Three Horseshoes Gt Stukeley at 3.30pm on 16 April.

Rookery Waters Pidley

The warmer weather has improved the fishing, but with strong gusty winds, pole fishing remains difficult and the tip has been the best method.

Sunday's Victaulic AC match, organised by Colin Bell, saw a win for Colin Drage from St Ives with Dan Howes second and Colin Buckingham third.

RESULT: 1 Colin Drage 8lb 1oz, 2 Dan Howes 7lb 8oz, 3 Colin Buckingham 4lb

Rod Licences

REMEMBER that from April 1 anglers need a new rod licence. These are available from post offices, on-line, by direct debit or on the phone, so there is no excuse.

Offord and Buckden A S

AGM this Thursday, 6 April at 7.30pm at the Scout Hut.

Fishing Fixtures

Thursday 6 April

Offord & Buckden AGM - Scout Hut 7.30pm

Saturday 8 April

Cromwell Lake Series Match 3 - Draw 12 noon, Fish 1 - 5pm (two keepnets needed)

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

Sunday 9 April

Lawn Farm Teams of Four Match 3

Grahams Pond - Winner Takes All Open - Draw 8.30am, Fish 9am - 2pm

Tuesday 11 April

Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Open match - Draw 9am, Fish 10am - 3pm

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