Tackle team prove they’re Shipshape
Lawn Farm HAJAC Winter League THE third round of this year s Winter League was fished on Ramsey Narrows, Factory Bank and March Bypass. After an incredibly cold night, it was necessary to break the ice on all of the venues and the fishing was then good fo
HAJAC Winter League
THE third round of this year's Winter League was fished on Ramsey Narrows, Factory Bank and March Bypass.
After an incredibly cold night, it was necessary to break the ice on all of the venues and the fishing was then good for some in the warm sunshine.
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The two best weights came from the Old Nene at March, with Kevin Berry, from Shipshape Tackle, catching bonus tench to weigh in a total of 18lb 4oz. Al Owen, fishing for Stanjay Turbo, was second with 14lb 3oz.
Mark Pollard was third with a fantastic all-roach 13lb 1.5oz from the Narrows with Stanjay's Brian Gibson in fourth, also from the Narrows.
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Team-wise, Shipshape Tackle were the winners with only 20 points, just one better than Hotrods Red, who now lead the league from their reserve team. Previous leaders Browning Stanjay A slipped to fourth despite two section wins.
It will now take a most unexpected result from the final match to deny Hotrods the league win.
RESULT (Individual): 1 Kevin Berry Shipshape Tackle 18lb 4oz, 2 Al Owen Stanjay Turbo 14lb 3oz, 3 Mark Pollard Browning Stanjay A 13lb 1.5oz, 4 Brian Gibson Browning Stanjay A 11lb 13oz, 5 Kevin Medlock Brampton 10lb 11oz.
Teams on Day: 1 Shipshape Tackle 20pts, 2 Browning Hotrods Red 21pts, 3 Hotrods Reserves 33pts, 4 Browning Stanjay B 35pts, 5 Stanjay Turbo 38pts, 5 Brampton 40pts.
League to date: 1 Browning Hotrods Red 8pts, 2 Hotrods Reserves 10pts, 3 Shipshape Tackle 12pts, 4 Browning Stanjay A 14pts, 5 Browning Stanjay B 15pts, 6 March 16pts.
DESPITE extremely cold nights there are fish being caught in the Saturday sweepstakes at the moment.
Ricky Ashwell was the winner for the second consecutive week, this time from peg 30, with 14lb 6oz.
Ray Myring was second with 7lb 12oz and Ian Benton came third with 5lb 8oz, just ahead of Stan, who finished fourth.
RESULT: 1 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 14lb 6oz, 2 Ray Myring St Ives 7lb 12oz, 3 Ian Benton Stanjay MG 5lb 8oz, 4 Stan Binge Browning Stanjay MG 4lb 15oz, 5 Trevor Oakman Browning Stanjay MG 3lb 2oz.
n Apologies to young Tom Myring, who actually finished second in last week's match. We incorrectly reported that his grandfather Ray was second.
AFTER breaking ice, Ramsey St Mary's produced a good match with some close weights.
Andrew Kilby was the winner with 7lb 1oz and there was just three ounces between the next three anglers - Ivan Steels, Roger Gowler and Mark Cunnington. The lowest weight on the day was nearly four pounds.
RESULT: 1 Andrew Kilby 7lb 1oz, 2 Ivan Steels 5lb 8oz, 3 Roger Gowler 5lb 5oz, 4 Mark Cunnington 5lb 3oz, 5 Malcolm Sansome 4lb 15oz.
St Ives AS
SUNDAY'S match was again fished in Dolphin Meadow in the hope of catching bream, but temperatures of minus-seven overnight were not the ideal preparation.
As it happened, the only fish caught were taken in the first five minutes with Colin Leach and Paul Ashcroft both catching one bream with their first casts.
There were no further bites for anyone and at noon the anglers packed up and headed for home.
RESULT: 1 Colin Leach 5lb 7oz, 2 Paul Ashcroft 2lb 6.5oz.
Open Match - February 10
THE open match on Willow Lake was won by John Shepard from Essex with 37lb 3oz of carp and skimmers. Barry Bell was second and John Logan came third.
RESULT: 1 John Shepard Essex 37lb 3oz, 2 Barry Bell Cambridge 32lb 10oz, 3 John Logan Lawn Farm.
Golden Rod Open
LAST week's Golden Rod open was won by George Tebb, with Mick Bolton in second and John Pratt coming third.
RESULT: 1 George Tebb Bury St Edmunds 26lb 3oz, 2 Mick Bolton Melbourn 17lb, 3 John Pratt Gt Paxton 13lb 1oz.