Over the past few months Fields End Water Fishery at Doddington has hosted Senior Citizen matches and they have produced some outstanding results.
That has to be down to the form of the fishery but also the quality of anglers fishing - we all know there are plenty of fish in the lake but you have to be good enough to catch them. One of the most consistent anglers has been Ray Sladden and in this final match of the year he once again topped the field fishing his perfected pellet waggler approach weighing in a level 80lb from peg 22.
Second was one of the most improved anglers this season, Les Palmer, with 76lb 8oz followed by Martin Parker on 69lb 2oz.
The first match of the season was on the Old Nene which looks to be in really good form already.
Fishing the By-Pass section Paul Constable took an easy victory from the bottom end of the length, close to the first big bend. Fishing the pole with a chopped worm and caster approach Paul took a brace of tench along with skimmers and perch to finish with 21lb 8oz.
His partner Carol Davis was next in the frame, she fished the same approach, netting a good tench, topping that up with a net of skimmers for 13lb 8oz. Then came Bob Fitzjohn from the bridge end, small fish for 8lb 8oz.
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Anglers fishing the latest pike match on the North Level Drain expected some bumper weights after several anglers had done really well in the last match on the venue. Unfortunately the fish had other ideas and for most of the strong field it was a real struggle. Top rod with just one big pike was Pete McDonald, the fish weighed in at 12lb. Runner-up with two fish for 11lb 15oz was Mick Mumby followed by Andy McClagish with 7lb 1oz.
It was tough going on the Ramsey end of the Forty Foot Drain on Sunday, no tench or bream showed throughout the day so it was left to Paul Kilby to top the match with just 3lb 13½oz of small fish. Runner-up was Andrew Kilby on 3lb 9 ½ oz followed by Keith Rayment with 3lb½oz.
Horseshoe Lake on the Decoy complex was the venue for the latest match which saw the in form Colin Varney take the honours. In fact he completely dominated the event with an excellent 91lb of small carp taken on the long pole line with pellet from peg 6.
Runner-up was Trevor Cousins, he fished a pellet waggler netting carp to 5lb for 39lb 8oz. In third place was Bryan Lakey with 36lb.
After a rather quiet spell the Jay Lake at Pidley returned to top form at the weekend with some fine sport on just about every peg.
Top rod was Mac Campbell, he fished peg 35 close in on luncheon meat to finish with 91lb 6oz. Runner-up was the ever improving Les Bedford, he took 77lb 1oz from peg 27 followed by Kev Lee on 74lb 11oz.
This weekend the club have a very interesting fixture on the Twenty Foot drain.
Local rod Andy Adams has had a cracking run of form on the lakes and at the weekend he put another two wins back to back. On Saturday the open match was fished on the Kingfisher Pool, Andy fished pole and pellet for 55lb 12oz. Runner-up was Steve Hillman on 30lb 12oz followed by Steve Pell on 27lb 6oz.
Sunday’s match was on the same lake and Adams had an excellent 80lb 6oz taken from peg 17 fishing the long pole with pellet. Colin Begbie was second with 77lb taken on meat and caster followed by Derek Moss with 64lb 10oz of carp taken close in with paste.
This is another water on good form. In the Saturday open on the Trev’s lake Vinny Easey topped the field with a net of carp taken on sweetcorn for 65lb. Runner-up with 59lb 8oz was Steve Jackson followed by Mark Cross on 45lb 10oz.
Sunday’s match saw some fine weights recorded from the Snake Lake, top rod with 134lb 2oz was Dave Priestley, he drew peg 8 and took carp to 5lb on the pellet close in. Runner-up Matt Ayes weighed in 121lb 8oz followed by Steve Jackson with 104lb 10oz.