In the Buttonhole Lake Open at the weekend the fishery once again produced some fine weights, writes Ken Wade.
Out in front from peg 18 was Mick Whittaker, he fished up in the water with pellet for 141lb 14oz.
Pete Ashton took the runner-up spot fishing close in on meat from peg 14 to finish on 119lb 12oz. Les Barry took third place on 102lb 4oz
Unfortunately the Sensas Challenge League Match was cancelled due to lack of interest for the league this year, so a pair’s match took its place fishing to Sensas Challenge Rules. The match saw Abbi Kendall once again putting in a fine performance to top a small but very competent field of anglers.
High winds and a bright day were far from ideal but Abbi still ran out a comfortable winner fishing the long pole for a net of skimmers and a bonus tench from the St Peters Bridge area for 16lb 12oz.
Pairs result: 1 Martin Roper & Paul Spriggs 18pts, 2 Ray Malle & John Bates 15p.
Individual: 1 Abbi Kendall 16lb 12oz, 2 Martin Roper 16lb 10oz, 3 Joe Roberts 10lb 4oz, 4 Paul Spriggs 9lb, 5 Neil Newby 8lb 14oz. Section Winners by default: A Paul Spriggs 9lb. B: Ray Malle 7lb 9.8oz
The Sensas Mark One squad have now organised a qualifying round for the Sensas Challenge Final run by the Eastern Division to take place at Littleport on Sunday, September 21, bloodworm and joker allowed, teams of five .
This will be a one match qualifier with the top three teams to go through to the final which is to be arranged by Mark Downes. Team entry is £25, please contact Rob Hewison to book in or for more information on 07711417624
Townsend Lakes continues to fish well. In the Saturday open match on the Kingfisher Pool venue regular Steven Hillman took the honours. He caught on luncheon meat fished in the margins from peg 15, finishing on 88lb 5oz.
Simon Denmark took the runner-up spot. He caught on a long pole line for 67lb 8oz, followed by Bill Bullock on 47lb. Sunday’s match was fished on the impressive Cuckoo Canal Pool with Dave Bates putting 216lb 13oz to the scales. Bob Smith took 123lb 12oz for second and Bullock 120lb.
It was a difficult day at the Fenland Rods club match on the Trev’s pool at Headfen Fishery. With the wind howling down the lake catches were very difficult.
Mac Campbell managed to get a few bites in the last hour fishing at distance on a small piece of meat. He weighed in a modest 39lb 8oz. He was followed by Dave Garner with 33lb 4oz fishing close in on luncheon meat. Callum Judge was third on 27lb 4oz, John Garner 24lb 4oz.
This weekend the club are on the Magpie Pool at Pidley.
In the latest Spratt’s AC match fished on the Kingsland large carp lake, Mick Raby came out on top with 151lb 12oz of carp to 8lb all taken close in on meat. Martin Parker took second place, he caught on the feeder and meat close in for 110lb 1oz, followed by Peter Parlett with 81lb 13oz.
The Annual HAJAC Teams of Four event will take place on the Great Ouse at St Ives on Sunday which has been in great form of late.
The pegs on Dolphin Meadow will be used and this means you will be able to park behind your peg. Meet will be at 7.30am on the bank at the Hemingford Access. Draw 8am fish 9.30-2.30pm. HAJAC affiliation is required to take part at £15 per club and pools will be £15 including peg fees.