The Magpie Pool at Rookery Farm Pidley was as still as a mill pond for the lads from Fenland Rods and the usually productive pegs failed to produce any sport.
Kev Lee drew peg 13 unlucky for some but not for him as he proceeded to put 160lb 15oz to the scales fishing cat meat at two metres to finish top of the leader board.
Runner-up on fancied peg 1 was Tim Bates who switched baits continuously fishing at 13 metres to record 130lb 2oz.
Third place went to James Garner who ended the match with 93lb 2oz from peg 4 all taken on paste. Joe Bedford finished 4th legering meat taking 77lb 15oz. Next Sunday the club are on the Horseshoe Lake at Decoy.
In the Tuesday Tydd Gote AC match it was Andy Greenwood that took the honours he put a net of small fish to the scales taken on the pole with pinkie for a level 7lb.
Runner-up was Dave Parlett on 6lb 1oz followed by Dick Paul with 2lb 9oz. Thursday’s match at Harrolds Bridge saw Dave Cochrane topping the field, he caught a brace of tench and a few skimmers on a chopped worm and caster line for a 10lb.
Andy Lawrence came in second with 5lb 2oz followed by Andy Greenwood with 4lb 15 ½ oz.
The best match of the week for them was on Sunday along the Main Road section of the North Level Drain.
This match saw Colin Burton out in front, he caught skimmers on the tip for 12lb 1oz, then came Paul Constable close behind on 11lb 9oz followed by Sammy McSpadden with 9lb 9oz.
Fixtures: Thursday and Tuesday at Black Dyke, draw at 5.30.
Sunday Black Dyke, draw at 11am, fish 12-5.
Round Three of the King of The Fens event took place on the Middle Level and with the hottest day of the year forecast prospects looked grim to say the least.
Thankfully though it did not fish as poorly as many had predicted, in fact the leading weights look quite impressive.
Top rod with 44lb 12 1/2oz was Maver Bait Tech backed rod Steve Winters.
Drawn 10 pegs below St. Peters Bridge he fished a feeder with chopped worm and caster taking 15 bream.
Fishing the next peg and employing similar tactics was runner-up Doug Bottley, the Stanjay rod finished with 20lb 9 ½ oz.
Third place went to Daniel Webb with 17lb 7oz. With one match to go its tight at the top but our local lads Sensas Mark 1 White still hold a slender lead despite slipping up in this match.
Teams: 1 Maver Image, 60pts; 2 Maver Bait Tech, 55; 3 Browning Hotrods, 53; 4 Garbolino Blackhorse, 52; 5 Sensas Mark 1 Black, 51; 6 Lincs County, 42.
League: 1 Sensas Mark 1 White, 10pts; jt 2 Browning Hotrods and Maver Image, both 11.
The Forty Foot at the Chatteris end is still proving a hard nut to crack in the latest Chatteris Workingmens Club event,
Steve Newell took the honours with a modest 1lb 14oz his catch included an eel with the rest of the field struggling for a few small fish. Runner-up was Peter Cornwell with 1lb 13oz followed by John Roper with 1lb 12oz.