Round-up: Wades edge out Gold for Winter League title
ANGLING HAJAC Winter League WADES lifted the Winter League team title after a count-back, edging out last-day leaders Fox Match Stanjay Gold by just a point. Gold finished a disappointing fifth on the day despite a section win from Mark Pollard and a seco
HAJAC Winter League
WADES lifted the Winter League team title after a count-back, edging out last-day leaders Fox Match Stanjay Gold by just a point.
Gold finished a disappointing fifth on the day despite a section win from Mark Pollard and a second place from Anthony Watling, allowing Wades to close the gap at the top and take the title on count-back.
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On the day, Benwick village was the place to draw a peg, with the top three anglers all fishing from the same area.
John Spalton weighed in as the winner, with Tim Dabrowa and Rob Hewison taking second and third.
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Torrential rain forced the abandonment of the Raveley Drain section for the March by-pass. Across the section, river levels rose by as much as 12 inches during the match.
The individual champion was Mark One's Danny Hall with just seven points, ahead of Alex Bates with eight and Bob Fitzjohn on 10.
RESULT Individual: 1. John Spalton Wades 9lb 15oz; 2. Tim Dabrowa Fox Match Stanjay Red 8lb 6 1/2 oz; 3. Rob Hewison Mark One White 8lb 3oz; 4. Paul Hendy Fox Match Stanjay Black 8lb 2 1/2 oz; 5. Trevor Lovell Fox Match Stanjay Black 7lb 15oz.
Teams on the Day: 1. Wades MG 17pts; 2. Sensas Mark One White 18pts; 3. Fox Match Stanjay Black 21pts; 4. Fox Match Stanjay Red 23pts; 5. Fox Match Stanjay Gold 25pts; 6. March AC 28pts; 7. Mark One Black 33pts.
FINAL LEAGUE STANDINGS: 1. Wades MG 10pts (85points/4 matches); 2. Fox Match Stanjay Gold 10pts (86); 3. March AC 13pts; 4. Sensas Mark One White 14pts; 5. Fox Match Stanjay Black 19pts; =6. Fox Match Stanjay Red & Sensas Mark One Black 21pts.
CHERRY Tree Lake was last week's venue for the Golden Rod match and the day's honour went west.
The top angler on the day was Keith West from St Neots who successfully caught roach on caster to weigh in 14lb 15oz. Dennis Holliday was a clear second and Roger Dickerson third.
RESULT: 1. Keith West St Neots 14lb 15oz; 2. Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 11lb 5oz; 3. Roger Dickerson Cambridge 7lb 10oz.
TORRENTIAL rain greeted anglers for the first match of 2010 on Magpie Lake.
Martin Woolnough took the plaudits with four carp, a goldfish and a roach for 8lb 15oz.
RESULT: 1. Martin Woolnough 8lb 15oz; 2. Martin King 3lb 14oz; 3. Michael Clark 3lb 12oz; 4. Barry Pearson 3lb 6oz.
GARY Burton won Saturday's open match on Snake Lake with 44lb 4oz from peg five, with Bob Coulson fishing next door on peg six taking second spot.
RESULT: 1. Gary Burton Millview 44lb 4oz; 2. Bob Coulson Suffolk's Finest 42lb 10oz; 3. Dave Rodwell Shipshape Tackle 35lb 14oz; 4. Trevor Oakman Fox Match Stanjay 30lb 14oz.
ROUND One of the Super Cup match on Sunday saw home club Headfen finish two points ahead of Hoskins Haulers, with Haverhill a further two points back.