Round-Up: Howard's way proves best

East Midlands Winter League Open Match OUNDLE S River Nene provided the venue for Sunday s open match and with the sections in Race Meadow and Bushy Corner in use, a good day was anticipated. The fish were closely shoaled up and with the water clear, fis

East Midlands Winter League Open Match

OUNDLE'S River Nene provided the venue for Sunday's open match and with the sections in Race Meadow and Bushy Corner in use, a good day was anticipated.

The fish were closely shoaled up and with the water clear, fishing proved difficult although the sections around Ashton Footbridge were generally more consistent.

Pike were to give many anglers problems throughout the match which was eventually won by Martin Howard ahead of Peterborough's Alice Page and Hotrods' Colin Oakman.

RESULT: 1 Martin Howard Wades M G 14lb 11oz; 2 A Page MAP Peterborough 14lb 10oz; 3 Colin Oakman Browning Hotrods 10lb; 4 Mike Kirby MAP Peterborough 7lb 3oz

Cromwell Lake

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ROUND one of the winter series was fished on Saturday and saw a convincing win for Stan Binge with 64lb caught mainly on the tip from peg 9. John Younger and Terry Allgood took the minor places.

RESULT: 1 Stan Binge Fox Match Stanjay 64lb; 2 John Younger Cromwell Lake 23lb;

3 Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 21lb

Eastern Region Shield

ATROCIOUS weather hampered the 17 teams when they fished at Littleport with the gale force winds making fishing difficult. Fox Match Stanjay team finished ninth with Stan Binge's section win on Ten Mile Bank and Roy Whincup's fourth from Littleport, the two best results.

Ramsey AS

CATCHES were rare in the clear waters at Factory Bank on Sunday. The winner was Paul Kilby from the town end peg with 4lb 3oz. Ivan Steels was second and Andrew Kilby third.

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 4lb 3oz; 2 Ivan Steels 3lb 11 1/2 oz; 3 Andrew Kilby 1lb 6oz

Angling Trust Pike Qualifier

ALAN Frary from Wells and Huw Colson from Chatteris tied for first place in the Pike Qualifier at Ramsey Narrows on Sunday. Both weighed in 15lb 14oz with Frary catching three similar sized fish but Colson landing the biggest fish of the day at 13lb 12oz.

The 23 anglers present caught over 20 pike between them with former ladies champion Joan Cole from Warboys in third with two pike for 14lb 14oz.

Benwick AS

EASIER fishing was enjoyed by anglers at the village end of Chapel Farm with lots of roach to be caught. The winner was Dick Denson with 11lb 12oz with Terry Fairbrother also in double figures and Dave Jarrett's third place weight of 8lb 3oz nearly as much as his entire sections total on the Nene last week!

RESULT: 1Dick Denson 11lb 12oz; 2 Terry Fairbrother 10lb 11oz; 3 Dave Jarrett 8lb 3oz

St Ives AS

MATCH secretary Chris Geeson was the winner of last Sunday's Arthur Wallis Cup but catching was again difficult with the weights made up by odd good perch.

Geeson was nearly one and a half pounds clear of second placed Mick Andrews with Jon Maling third.

RESULT: 1 Chris Geeson 4lb 9oz; 2 Mick Andrews 3lb 2oz; 3 Jon Maling 2lb 13oz

St Neots AS

LAST Saturday's match was fished at Rookery Farm last Saturday and saw a win for Mark Dickerson with 32lb 14oz from Ro Fryer and Chris Young.

RESULT: 1 Mark Dickerson 32lb 14oz; 2 Ro Fryer 28lb 2oz; 3 Chris Young 24lb 10oz

Lawn Farm

THE Golden Rod match last week saw a win for Chris Young from St Neots with 39lb 14oz.

RESULT: 1 Chris Young St Neots 39lb 14oz; 2 Dave Elliott Cheshunt 33lb 12oz;

3 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 28lb 9oz

Cross Drove

RESULT: Wednesday October 7

1 Jim Barrowman Barford Fox 64lb 6oz; 2 Simon Easey Fox Match Stanjay 51lb 13oz; 4th Paul Goldstraw 43lb 12oz

Saturday October 10

1 Jim Barrowman Barford Fox 45lb 6oz; 2 Tony Watling Fox Match Stanjay 45lb 1oz

Sunday October 11

1 Simon Wheeler Diawa Dynamite 81lb 8oz; 2 Chris Kelly D A D Gold 47lb 5oz

HeadFen Lakes

THE first round of the monthly winter league was fished on Sunday with the HeadFen team, Blue Boys, well ahead of the opposition. Westside Baggers were second and Downham Market third.

Offord and Buckden AS

THIS Sunday the Committee Cup is to be fished in 'C' section. There are very few matches on this stretch of the Ouse nowadays and despite being called the Committee Cup, Sundays match is open to any club members. Further details can be obtained from Terry Allgood on 01480 433086