There was a very good turnout for the Eastern Region Shield event with 20 teams taking part.
You can imagine what it was like trying to catch a few fish for the team in such atrocious conditions so well done to every angler that lined the banks of a very wet and windswept North Level Drain.
The really good news is that our local side Sensas Mark One picked up the winner’s trophy after putting in a cracking team effort, beating off the challenge of some very good sides.
Team spokesman Rob Hewison said: “The water had gone a bit clearer for Tydd Gote so we had to quickly change tactics, we were able to catch a few roach where there were no perch to catch and I guess this made the difference. We fed for perch, fished the whip for small skimmers and roach and fed hemp at nine metres to gather some better roach.”
He added: “We had the top weight on the day too with no one in the frame so did quite well as a team.”
Best results for them were Joe Roberts and Dan Hall, both third in their sections.
Results: Sensas Mark One 90, Garbolino Black Horse 84, Maver Image 82. Tydd Gote A 7th, Tydd B 13th. Colin Gibbons 3rd overall 7kl 890gr.
Considering the conditions on Sunday with the wind and rain whipping across the fens Fenland Rods did very well to put some fine weights to the scales at Rookery Farm Fishery, Pidley. Kev Lee having drawn peg 1 near the bridge, caught carp all day fishing the pole down the middle on meat to put 126lb 3oz to the scales to win. James Garner 108lb 4oz, John Smith 104lb. This weekend the club are back at Decoy Lakes on the Six Island Pool.
Because of the big Eastern Region Shield match taking place on Sunday Tydd Gote had no match, but in their Wednesday match Alex Bates won with a net of small fish taken on the pole for 13lb. Dave Parlett 9lb 8oz, John Taylor 8lb 12oz.
This week the club are back to normal with fixtures on Wednesday and Sunday. Sunday: draw at Main Road at 11am, fish 12-5. Wednesday: draw at Main Road at 9am, fish 10-3.
The Oak Pool on the Decoy complex produced some very big weights in the latest Spratt’s AC match topped by Trevor Cousins with a massive 220lb 9oz. Mac Campbell 179lb, Ted Lloyd 129lb 4oz.
No big fished showed in the Chatteris Workingmen’s Club match on the Forty Foot Drain on the pump section, but plenty of small fish. Steve Newell 6lb 11oz, John Roper 6lb 8oz, Tom Boswell 4lb 8oz.
Wisbech St Mary AC fished the popular Buttonhole Fishery at the weekend, Andy Wilson taking the honours with 112lb 6oz from peg 17, on a pole and paste approach. Runner-up was Andy’s dad Dave 98lb 3oz, Alan White 94lb 2oz taken from corner peg 1.
It certainly felt like winter was on its way for those fishing last Sunday, we had a cold night followed by high winds and rain.
Whittlesey Angling Association have been hosting the Angling Times British Pike Championship for several years now and in November we will again see the match on our local drains.
First up will be the junior events for 16-year-olds and under, all matches draw at 9.15am fishing 10am-1pm. Sundays, October 13 at Chapel Bridge on Glassmoor Bank; October 20: at Pott’s bridge on the 20ft Foot Drain; October 27: at Chapel Bridge Mick Britain Memorial Trophy.
Sunday, November 3: Adult & Junior Pairs match, Ralph White Memorial Trophy at Goose Tree corner Twenty Foot Drain. For more information and to register for a place contact Gareth Dewdney on 01733 686827 or 07969880551 or Liam Wade on 07595343220.