Nudd wins battle against the ice

Angling with Stan and Fizz


With Stan and Fizz

REMARKABLY, there were two matches last weekend despite the freezing winter conditions.


ALTHOUGH the field was below near the original 100 anglers expected, nearly 50 braved the arctic conditions.

The day began with most swims clear of ice but the sub-zero temperatures meant that cat-ice kept forming, which caused varying problems throughout the day.

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Bob Nudd, drawn on the second peg above the health centre bridge, was top rod on the day, landing quality roach from the start on punched bread to weigh in an excellent 18lb 2oz.

Fox Match Stanjay’s Roy Whincup was second from Nene Parade with Will Freeman third from the same area, and most anglers had at least a few fish in front of them.

After the match there was the traditional presentation of prizes plus Christmas hampers for the top-placed anglers and a Christmas raffle, all organised by match secretary Bob Fitzjohn. The golden peg draw was also won by Bob Nudd.

RESULT: 1 Bob Nudd Browning 18lb 2oz; 2 Roy Whincup Fox Match Stanjay 16lb 3 Will Freeman Preston Innovations 15lb 8oz; 4 Paul Abbott Shakespeare 13lb 8oz;

5 Steve Winter Maver Bait-tech 13lb 4oz.


THE pegs on Factory Bank have been in regular use during the recent cold snap and 10 hardy anglers were present on Sunday for the club Christmas match.

Paul Kilby not only won the match but also scooped a �100 golden fund. Kevin Peacock finished second and Ivan Steels third.

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 5lb 13oz; 2 Kevin Peacock 4lb 12oz; 3 Ivan Steels 3lb 2oz.


Stanjay Christmas Series

Monday December 27, Thursday December 30 and Sunday January 2 – Raveley or alternative drains. Book through Roy Whincup on 01487 822333.

Ramsey AS

Tuesday – Club sweepstake – Meet at Factory Bank.

Open Match River Cam

Tuesday – Contact M Caldecote on 07794 872541 or 01223 561855.