Cromwell Lake SIX of the anglers weighed in over 20lbs at Cromwell Lake on Saturday and well ahead with a fantastic mixed net of bream, tench and carp was Eric Turner, from St Albans, who weighed in 57lb 12oz. Eric finished ahead of Ian Benton drawn on p
SIX of the anglers weighed in over 20lbs at Cromwell Lake on Saturday and well ahead with a fantastic mixed net of bream, tench and carp was Eric Turner, from St Albans, who weighed in 57lb 12oz.
Eric finished ahead of Ian Benton drawn on peg 9 from where he won the match a fortnight ago, who this time weighed in 31lb 1oz. Keith Ellington was third just half a pound behind.
The small fish prize was again not decided until the final person weighed in with Dave Silsby overtaking Stan's 7lb 8oz by half a pound. This bonus prize of £15 has proved very interesting and provided an extra challenge when the bigger fish are not feeding.
RESULT: 1 Eric Turner St Albans 57lb 12oz, 2 Ian Benton VDE Stanjay MG 31lb 1oz, 3 Keith Ellington 30lb 9oz, 4 Steve Ashwell St Neots 28lb, 5 John Pratt Gt Paxton 24lb 9oz
WITH the starting time getting earlier each week, there have been less anglers able to attend the Wednesday matches regularly but, with the lake still fishing well, there is still enthusiasm to continue. Steve Ashwell was the winner last week with 32lb 12oz with John Pratt second and Charlie Pratt third.
RESULT: 1 Steve Ashwell St Neots 32lb 12oz, 2 John Pratt Gt Paxton 13lb 3oz, 3 Charlie Pratt St Neots 10lb 12oz
THE final match in this year's national points series was fished at Halfpenny Toll on Sunday. All the anglers caught well with Duncan Folkes catching the best weight from his end peg furthest from the bridge. He weighed in an impressive 24lb 7oz which included tench, bream eels and skimmers. This year's series has been close and interesting with the match wins shared between several anglers.
In second place both in this week's match and the series was Paul Kilby also pegged away from the bridge.
RESULT: 1 Duncan Folkes 24lb 7oz, 2 Paul Kilby 12lb 12oz, 3 Pete Bass 11lb 13oz
National Points Series: 1 Duncan Folkes 86pts, 2 Paul Kilby 84pts, 3 Andrew Kilby 82pts
Burtons Bank provided some great fishing on Sunday with tench showing in the fine sunny weather. The winner was Dave Porter with 18lb 14oz from Tony Ingram and Kevin Gaunt.
RESULT: 1 Dave Porter 18lb 14oz, 2 Tony Ingram 14lb 13oz, 3 Kevin Gaunt 13lb 1oz
With King of the Pond to be decided on total weight, another match win for Spitfires John Hurley has put him in a commanding position in the series with just one match to go. He won this week's match with 10lb 5oz from Bob Nickles and Greg Marsh. Pete Coles is still in second place in the series, now 10lb adrift of the leader.
RESULT: 1 John Hurley 10lb 5oz, 2 Bob Nickles 4lb 14oz, 3 Greg Marsh 4lb 6oz
Series: 1 John Hurley 29lb 13oz, 2 Pete Coles 19lb 12oz, 3 John Swaim 14lb 4oz, 4 Bob Nickles 11lb 7oz
Last week's match was fished on Crabtree Lake and was won by Roger Dickerson from Cambridge with 41lb 4oz of chub and carp. Chris Young, in very consistent form of late was second and another angler rarely out of the frame, Dennis Holliday was third.
RESULT: 1 Roger Dickerson Cambridge 41lb 4oz, 2 Chris Young St Neots 30lb 4oz, 3 Dennis Holliday Biggleswade 20lb
Rookery Waters Pidley
Millview Tackle held a match on Magpie Lake on Sunday and it was the anglers who caught best from the margins who took the top places. Smug Smalley from peg 17 was the winner with 90lb 1oz with Brampton's Kevin Medlock second, not far behind, from peg 13.
RESULT: 1 Smug Smalley 90lb 1oz, 2 Kevin Medlock 83lb 8oz, 3 Martin Kirk 59lb 9oz, 4 Kevin Peacock 59lb 4oz