East Midlands Winter League Open Match - River Cam The Cam has been fishing extremely well recently but the change in the weather made catching much harder. Although most of the sections were fair and there were small fish to be caught everywhere, only a
East Midlands Winter League Open Match - River Cam
The Cam has been fishing extremely well recently but the change in the weather made catching much harder. Although most of the sections were fair and there were small fish to be caught everywhere, only a few bonus fish showed. If the conditions stay the same, next weekend's vital third round of the winter league should be a very close affair. With only three points covering the six top teams in the league, every ounce will be important.
Sunday's Open was won by Ian Reynolds with 24lb 15oz and Adam Playford just three and a half ounces behind in second place. Jason Lee was third, Anthony Watling fourth and Mick King fifth.
RESULT: 1 Ian Reynolds Browning Hotrods 24lb 15oz, 2 Adam Playford Mark One 24lb 11.5oz, 3 Jason Lee Bourne 20lb 11oz, 4 Anthony Watling VDE Stanjay MG 20lb 6oz, 5 Mick King Wades MG 19lb 8oz, 6 Gavin Butler Mark One 15lb 7oz
Stanjay Saturday Open - Godmanchester Recreation Ground
The weather and river both looked perfect as another disappointingly small field drew for pegs on Saturday. Both were to change with the gates opening and the river rushing through plus a couple of torrential showers. The match was won by St Ives' Chris Geeson who caught a tench of over five pounds and bits for 8lb 6oz. Stan was again second with 3lb 13.5oz of small fish, just beating club mate Steve Gordon's 3lb 6oz. This week's match will almost certainly be fished on the backs rather than the main river.
RESULT: 1 Chris Geeson St Ives 8lb 6oz, 2 Stan Binge VDE Stanjay MG 3lb 13.5oz, 3 Steve Gordon VDE Stanjay MG 3lb 6oz
Saturday's sweepstake was won by Charlie Pratt with the fishing improving as the weather deteriorated. Charlie caught 30lb 2oz from peg 30 with Graham (Scothorne) Gooddraw second and Terry Allgood taking third place along with the best small fish prize.
RESULT: 1 Charlie Pratt St Neots 30lb 2oz, 2 Graham Gooddraw Brampton 18lb 8oz, 3 Terry Allgood 15lb 12oz, 4 Keith Ellington 13lb 8oz
Best Small fish Net: Terry Allgood 3lb 6oz
It has been decided to draw at 11am next Saturday and fish from 12 noon-5pm.
St Neots AC
The Regatta Field has been fishing well and although the flow was much faster than of late, Mark Dickerson still caught an excellent 11lb of fish. Melvin Curtis was second and Chris Young third.
RESULT: 1 Mark Dickerson 11lb, 2 Melvin Curtis 4lb 4oz, 3 Chris Young 3lb
Sunday's Tony Bass Memorial match was fished in the Narrows and was, as always, waggler only. Paul Kilby caught nine tench to weigh in 32lb 11oz - well ahead of his brother Andrew and waggler legend Harry Young.
RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 32lb 1oz, 2 Andrew Kilby 13lb 1oz, 3 Harry Young 8lb 2oz
Last week's 'Golden Rod' match was fished on Willow Lake and was won by Roger Dickerson with 73lb 10oz of carp caught on the pole. Charlie Potter was second with 42lb 2oz caught on the feeder and Keith West, who finished third, used the same method.
RESULT: 1 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 73lb 10oz, 2 Charlie Potter Little Paxton 42lb 2oz, 3 Keith West St Neots 33lb
Three of the anglers caught well on Sunday with eventually Greg Marsh finishing ahead of his brother Graham and Bob Stobart.
RESULT: 1 Greg Marsh 7lb 1oz, 2 Graham Marsh 5lb 4oz, 3 Bob Stobart 5lb The Hunts Post Angling columnist Fizz Drake pays tribute to St Ives fisherman Ken Pearce, who died last week.
Godmanchester AS Saturday Open (King of the Rec) - Godmanchester Recreation Ground - Draw 12 noon - Fish 12.45-5.30pm
Cromwell Lake - Sweepstake - Draw 11am - Fish 12 noon-5pm (two keepnets needed)
St Neots AC - F Webb Memorial - Regatta Field - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-3pm
Ramsey AS - Collins & Clay Cup - Junior Match - Factory Bank - Draw 10.30am - Fish 11am-3pm
East Midlands Winter League - Round Three - River Cam - Draw Cambridge City FC - 8am - Fish 10am-3pm
Ramsey AS - Sweepstake - Factory Bank - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-2pm ACA Pike Qualifier - Ramsey St Marys
Benwick AS - Club Match Burtons Bank - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-2pm
Grahams Pond - Sunday Open Match - Winner Takes All - Draw 8.30am - Fish 9am-2pm (01480 351034)
Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Open match - Willow Lake