Ramsey Winter League THE fourth round of this year s winter league was fished on Ramsey St Mary, which thankfully seems to be back on form. It proved to be a very close affair at the top of the leaderboard, with only a few ounces between the top three ang
Ramsey Winter League
THE fourth round of this year's winter league was fished on Ramsey St Mary, which thankfully seems to be back on form.
It proved to be a very close affair at the top of the leaderboard, with only a few ounces between the top three anglers. Impressively, the 13 anglers fishing amassed more than 106lb between them.
The day's winner was Ramsey stalwart Keith Rayment, who was drawn above the wires and managed to put 203 roach on to the scales for 12lb 4oz. Rayment started off pole fishing pinkie over ground bait but a switch later in the day to hemp enabled him to put some better sized fish into the net and boost his weight.
Second place went to George Coles, who ended up agonisingly 5oz short of winning, and was drawn below the wires. Coles fished the same method as Rayment and had an all roach weight of 11lb 15oz.
Andrew Kilby, also fishing below the wires, found two tench along with some roach and ended up close to winning with a weight of 11lb 12oz. Peter Kirlew had 9lb 6oz to claim fourth position.
Stanjay Christmas Match
THIS match was fished on another water run by Ramsey Angling Club, which is also in good form currently. The narrows in Ramsey Forty Foot appear to be benefiting from the extra water currently in the system and is producing plenty of roach, skimmers, perch and tench.
The match also produced another close affair at the top of the leader board, with the first three anglers all claiming a bonus tench in their nets. It was Paul Hatfield who came out on top with 12lb 8oz, just a few ounces ahead of the chasing pack. This was led by match organiser Roy Whincup with 11lb 14oz and Graham Worker who claimed third position with 11lb 5oz.
Lawn Farm Tuesday Golden Rod Open
TUESDAY of last week saw 16 anglers lining the banks of Willow Lake at the Lawn Farm fishery near Cambourne with Mick Burge coming out in first place. The St Neots rod was fishing the fancied peg 28 and had 16lb of chubb and carp. Burge fished a feeder up to the island with red maggot on the hook.
In second place was Roger Dickerson who fished peg 30 and put 12lb 14oz of roach onto the scales using a four metre whip with red maggot on the hook.
Third position went to Chris Young who was on another popular peg - number 34 - and his weight of 10lb 8oz was largely made up of chubb and carp. Again it was the maggot feeder and red maggot on the hook which came up trumps.
Brampton Sweep Stake Decoy
BRAMPTON'S individual championship season comes to a climax next weekend with Colin Oliver and Chris Saunders both in with a chance of taking this year's title. On Sunday they had the opportunity to practice the venue a week early at Decoy on Lou's Lake.
The day's winner in difficult early conditions with a strong blustery wind was Saunders, who would gladly take the same result next week. He had 19lb of waggler caught roach, rudd and carp from peg four.
In second place from peg five was Kevin Medlock who stuck it out looking for better fish, but came up short with 12lb 14oz. Colin Oliver came in third place with 8lb.
Benwick Roach Only Shield Match
ONCE again Benwick anglers were fishing the town centre stretch on Sunday, this time in a roach only match. The day's most successful angler was Tony Ingram who ended up well clear of the field with 9lb 5oz. Second place went to Andy Furnell with 7lb 11oz while third position was claimed by Terry Doat with another impressive weight of 7lb 10oz.
n Apologies to Ted Seaby, inadvertently referred to as Ted Feeby in last week's column.