East Midlands Winter League THE result of Saturday s practice match ahead of the next round of the league this weekend was very much down to the luck of the draw. The next round will take place on the rivers Welland and Glen at Spalding and with both venu
East Midlands Winter League
THE result of Saturday's practice match ahead of the next round of the league this weekend was very much down to the luck of the draw.
The next round will take place on the rivers Welland and Glen at Spalding and with both venues very clear the fish are tightly shoaled, meaning the draw was all-important.
There were some excellent roach weights from the town Welland, with the only place to be on the Glen right by the bridges.
Van Den Eynde's Wayne Swinscoe won the match with 33lb 4oz of roach from his peg below the tax office, with team-mate Chris Jenkinson in second and Kye Jerrom coming third from the same area.
Jon Hazelden was fourth from his peg near the town bridge to complete a good weekend - see below. All teams will approach Sunday with trepidation as the draw will be a major factor in success or failure on the day.
RESULT: 1 Wayne Swinscoe Van Den Eynde 33lb 4oz, 2 Chris Jenkinson Van Den Eynde 32lb 11oz, 3 Kye Jerrom Browning Stanjay 25lb 1oz, 4 Jon Hazelden Browning Stanjay 21lb 12oz, 5 Craig Shaw Peterborough 19lb 8oz.
BROWNING Stanjay's Jon Hazelden is in good form at the moment and won Saturday's match with 7lb 10oz, just seven ounces ahead of Stan, who had drawn the golden peg. Mark Dickerson, pegged between the two, was third.
Two good perch were also caught; Paul Ashcroft's at 2lb 1oz and Ian Benton's at 1lb 11oz, while Ray Myring netted a tench of 3lb 9oz.
RESULT: 1 Jon Hazelden Browning Stanjay 7lb 10oz, 2 Stan Binge Browning Stanjay 7lb 3oz, 3 Mark Dickerson Stanjay MG 4lb 12oz, 4 Ray Myring St Ives 3lb 15oz.
FOR the first time this winter the better fish did not show on Saturday with Ricky Ashwell winning the match with 4lb 12oz.
RESULT: 1 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 4lb 12oz, 2 Terry Allgood Cromwell Lake 4lb 8oz, 3 Dave Silsby Brampton 2lb 12oz.
St Ives AS
WITH Dolphin Meadow not fishing well at the moment, Sunday's match was fished near the Bailey Bridge at Hemingford Abbots.
All those present had a good day with Mick Andrews winning his second match in three weeks with a net of 12lb 10oz of roach and small chub.
Chris Geeson was second, including a 2lb perch in his 9lb 9oz.
RESULT: 1 Mick Andrews 12lb 10oz, 2 Chris Geeson 9lb 9oz, 3 Colin Leach 8lb 5oz, 4 Paul Ashcroft 6lb 14oz.
SUNDAY'S match was fished at Factory Bank with good weights for many of the anglers. Paul Irons drew the end peg upstream and made the most of his draw catching 10lb 14oz.
Kevin Peacock took second place and Paul Kilby was third.
RESULT: 1 Paul Irons 10lb 14oz, 2 Kevin Peacock 9lb 2oz, 3 Paul Kilby 6lb 6oz.
THE open match on November 4 on Honeysuckle Lake was won by Paul Jackson with 52lb 8oz from peg 31 - Paul caught carp on pellet.
John Logan was second from peg 18 and John Pratt came in third from peg 27.
RESULT: 1 Paul Jackson 52lb 8oz, 2 John Logan 31lb 5oz, 3 John Pratt 26lb.
Last Tuesday's Golden Rod match saw a win for Dennis Holliday from Biggleswade with Tony Green and Chris Young in the minor places.
RESULT: 1 Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 32lb 8oz, 2 Tony Green Bassingbourn 27lb 3oz, 3 Chris Young St Neots 22lb 14oz.
TERRY Kelly still managed to catch a carp despite the increasingly cold weather and was the match winner yet again. Mark Dawkes was second with 1lb 6oz of small roach and rudd.
RESULT: 1 Terry Kelly 6lb, 2 Mark Dawkes 1lb 6oz.
# Fishing Fixtures
Godmanchester Recreation Ground - King of the Rec Series - Draw 11.30am -Recreation Ground - Fish 12.45-6pm.
Cromwell Lake - Sweepstake - Draw 11am - Fish 12noon-4.30pm - (Pegs 23-37 available for members)
Grahams Pond - Open Match - Draw 8.30am - Fish 9am-2pm - Booking 01480 351034.
East Midlands Winter League - Round 4 - Glen & Welland Spalding - Draw Birds - 8am - Fish 10.15am-3.15pm.
Benwick AC - Copalder - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-2pm.
St Ives AS - Club match - Hemingford Abbots - meet at Bailey Bridge at 7am - Fishing 8am-1pm (£3 day ticket required, phone Chris Geeson for information)
Brampton AS - EWS Shield - Willow Lake Decoy - Phone Nick Marriott to book in.
Lawn Farm - Open Match
Rookery Farm - Open Match Magpie Lake - Draw 8.30am - Fish 10am-3pm.
Headfen Lakes - 2008 Qualifier 3 - Snake Lake - Draw 8.45am - Fish 10am-3pm Booking 07971 574375.
Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Match - Willow Lake - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-3pm - Phone 01954 718269.