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HAJAC Winter League WITH just one round to go, Browning Hotrods bounced back to equal first place in the league with a convincing win. Wades were a strong second and Brampton an excellent third, with Stanjay Special only managing fourth. Individually, VD

HAJAC Winter League

WITH just one round to go, Browning Hotrods bounced back to equal first place in the league with a convincing win.

Wades were a strong second and Brampton an excellent third, with Stanjay Special only managing fourth.

Individually, VDE Stanjay Special provided the winner with Kye Jerrom weighing in 13lb 4oz from Benwick village ahead of Hotrods' Tim Nash.


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Hotrods' Andy Leathers, who had been individual first in both the previous matches, was again in the main frame this time in fifth place.

This is quite a feat in a field of 66 anglers.

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RESULT (individual): 1 Kye Jerrom VDE Stanjay Special 13lb 4oz, 2 Tim Nash Browning Hotrods 12lb 9oz, 3 Jon Young March 12lb 2oz, 4 Kevin Wilson Wades 11lb 14oz, 5 Andy Leathers Browning Hotrods 11lb 7oz, 6 Brampton AS 11lb 6.5oz.

Teams on Day: 1 Browning Hotrods 15pts, 2 Wades MG 20pts, 3 Brampton 30pts, 4 VDE Stanjay Special 32pts, 5 Peterborough 35pts.

League to date: 1 = Browning Hotrods/VDE Stanjay Special 7pts, 3 Wades MG 11pts, 4 VDE Stanjay Supermatch 14pts, 5 March 17pts.

Cromwell Lake

THERE was a field of 10 anglers for Saturday's sweepstake with Steve Ashwell winning the match from peg 9 with 34lb 8oz.

The places were close with Graham Gooddraw edging out Keith Ellington and Gary Goodyear for second.

RESULT: 1 Steve Ashwell St Neots 34lb 8oz, 2 Graham Gooddraw 5lb 6oz, 3 Keith Ellington 4lb 8oz, 4 Gary Goodyear 4lb 7oz.

Cromwell Saturday Series

THIS year's series starts on March 3 and will be fished every Saturday until the two-day final on Saturday June 30/Sunday July 1.

Last year's matches were very well supported with the total final payout well over £1,000. The rules are being finalised and I will bring them to you next week.

Lawn Farm

THE Golden Rod match was fished on Willow Lake last Tuesday in much better conditions than of late.

The winner was Mack McFiggins with 22lb 6oz of chub from peg 28. Pete Hatfield was second and Chris Young third, both closely following behind.

RESULT: 1 Mack McFiggins Riseley Beds 22lb 6oz, 2 Pete Hatfield Meldreth 20lb, 3 Chris Young St Neots 19lb.

Benwick AC

WITH the Chapel Farm stretch being used for the HAJAC, the Winter League Benwick's club match was fished at Floods Ferry.

Although few roach were caught, there were plenty of tench around and both match winner Tony Ingram and second placed Jon Seekins included four each in their weights.

RESULT: 1 Tony Ingram 15lb 2oz, 2 Jon Seekins 13lb 2oz, 3 Ted Seeby 7lb 1oz.

St Neots v Blunham

SUNDAY'S match was won by St Neots' Chris Young, who included a lovely chub of 4lb 15oz in his 7lb 14oz winning weight.

The next two places went to Blunham anglers.

RESULT: 1 Chris Young St Neots 7lb 14oz, 2 B McLennon Blunham 4lb, 3 D Ling Blunham 1lb 11oz.

Ramsey AS

RAMSEY St Mary's was the venue for Sunday's match, with anglers fishing at the far end of the venue.

The result was close with all the top weights consisting of all small fish.

RESULT: 1 Paul Kilby 7lb 3oz, 2 Roger Gowler 7lb, 3 Andrew Kilby 6lb 11oz, 4 Pete Kirlew 6lb 8oz, 5 Jon Steels 5lb 14oz.

Fixtures:

Saturday

VDE Supercup - Brampton v Stanjay v Grebe - Raveley Drain - Draw 9am - Fish 10.30am-3.30pm

Cromwell Lake - Sweepstake - Draw 11.30am - Fish noon-3.30pm (two keepnets needed)

St Neots AS - Lawn Farm - Draw 9am - Fish 10am-3pm (meet at Lawn Farm)

Sunday

HAJAC Winter League - Round 4 - Ramsey Narrows - Cock Bank - Whittlesey Dyke - Carrot Washes - Draw Ramsey Mereside Social Club 8am

Ramsey AS - Winter League - Factory Bank - Draw 8am - Fish 9am-2pm

Tuesday

Lawn Farm - Golden Rod Match

Saturday, March 3

Cromwell Lake - Close Season series match 1

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