Worms steer Geeson home
St Ives AS THREE hardy club members braved the icy wind to fish in Sunday s club match in Dolphin Meadow and were rewarded with a memorable day. The trio caught a remarkable total of 222lb of bream in the five-hour morning match with winner Chris Geeson t
St Ives AS
THREE hardy club members braved the icy wind to fish in Sunday's club match in Dolphin Meadow and were rewarded with a memorable day.
The trio caught a remarkable total of 222lb of bream in the five-hour morning match with winner Chris Geeson topping the weights with 113lb caught on a mixture of maggot, caster and worm.
Paul Ashcroft was second with 60lb 5oz and Colin Leach third with almost 50lbs.
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RESULT: 1 Chris Geeson 113lb, 2 Paul Ashcroft 60lb 5oz, 3 Colin Leach 48lb 14oz.
HAJAC Winter League
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SUNDAY'S second round of the Winter League was fished with two sections on Raveley Drain, two on Factory Bank and two on Ramsey Narrows.
Although all three venues are normally very consistent for winter fishing, the strong cold wind affected both Raveley and Factory Bank making catching both difficult and uncomfortable.
The top four anglers individually were from the Narrows with Hotrods' Stuart Northrop the winner with 9lb 11oz.
In second place was Dennis Priestley from Ship Shape Tackle with three Stanjay anglers taking third, fourth and fifth,
Brad Kendall, Ricky Young and Kye Jerrom.
Teamwise, it was Hotrods' reserves who took the honours finishing two points ahead of the Browning Stanjay A team and Browning Hotrods Red to leave Browning Stanjay leading the overall league at the halfway point.
Sunday sees the HAJAC winter pairs at Decoy Lakes with the final two rounds of the league after that.
RESULT (Individual): 1 Stuart Northrop Browning Hotrods Red 9lb 11oz, 2 Dennis Priestley Ship Shape Tackle 8lb 1.5oz, 3 Brad Kendall Browning Stanjay B 7lb 1oz, 4 Ricky Young Browning Stanjay A 6lb 11oz, 5 Kye Jerrom Browning Stanjay A.
Teams on Day: 1 Hotrods Reserves 28pts, 2= Browning Stanjay A/Browning Hotrods Red 30pts, 4 March AC 31pts, 5 Wades MG 32pts, 6 Brampton 35pts.
League: 1 Browning Stanjay A 4pts, 2 Browning Hotrods Red 6pts, 3 Hotrods Reserves 7pts, 4 March 8pts, 5= Ship Shape Tackle/Browning Stanjay B 11pts.
LAST week's Golden Rod match was won by Roy Parker from Godmanchester with 17lb 8oz of carp caught on the feeder. Mack McFiggins was second with Roger Abbott in third.
The result of the open match fished on January 27 was a win for Will Hadley with 30lb 9oz from Ricky Ashwell and Nigel Fawkes.
RESULT: 1 Will Hadley St Ives 30lb 9oz, 2 Ricky Ashwell GOT Baits 19lb 2oz, 3 Nigel Fawkes St Neots 17lb 13oz, 4 P Jackson Cambridge 16lb 13oz.
THERE was an ACA pike qualifier fished at Ramsey St Mary's on Sunday.
The match was won by Joan Cole, from Warboys, with six pike for 40lb 11oz. Keith Rayment was second with four, the biggest 14lb 12oz and a total weight of 31lb 4oz with D Mansell third with 21lb 14oz.
SATURDAY sweepstake matches start this week, on February 9. The draw is at 12 noon with fishing from 12.45-4.45pm. The annual £1,000 Saturday series starts in March.