Top rod Joe on the Mark

BUTTON Hole Fishery was in cracking form for Round Three of the Sensas series run by the Wisbech based Sensas Mark One squad.

Top rod with an impressive 98lb 3oz was Joe Roberts, he fished peg 21 and caught well on luncheon meat and sweetcorn. Simon Godfrey came in second putting 87lb 6oz to the scales followed by Bob Bates with 66lb 12oz.

With just one match to go the consistent Simon Godfrey is well clear of the chasing pack on 39 points with John Price second with 29 points.

In the Sunday Button Hole qualifier there were some very impressive weights taken, none better than Andy Carter’s 182lb 9oz net of carp though.

Andy drew peg 3 and took his fish on the pole with luncheon meat. Runner up with 93lb was Pete Lambdin followed by Ian Warby on 90lb 1oz.

Rookery Farm

Magpie Lake was the venue for the penultimate round of the Thursday opens run at Rookery Farm Fishery at Pidley.

Unfortunately the matches have not been quite so well attended as organiser Roy Whincup had hoped, perhaps switching from Thursday over to a Wednesday would see a few more anglers willing to give it a try?

The Pete Holland show carried on as he won his fifth match out of five entered.

The match venue was Magpie Lake and Pete drew peg 14. Fishing on both a short and long pole line he caught well both up in the water and at full depth to finish on 92lb 7oz. Runner up with 82lb 7oz was Kev Peacock followed by Mac Campbell with 75lb 14oz.

The final match is back on Jay Lake with Kev Peacock and Pete Holland fighting the series result out between them.

Almost gale force winds faced a good turnout for the Fenland Rods match on Sunday fished on the Magpie Lake, Pidley which did see the weights much lower than expected as anglers struggled to fish very far out. 

Mac Campbell drew peg 4 and fished the short pole all day with luncheon meat to put a very respectable 68lb 13oz to the scales, a good winning weight on the day.

It was much the same for runner up Tim Bates, he caught small carp close in for 51lb 5oz followed by John Smith with 49lb 5oz from peg 7.

Fields End

The popular Tuesday senior citizens match run on Fields End Water fishery at Doddington continues to attract a good following, with several anglers fishing just about every match since the series got underway a few years ago.

Les Palmer was certainly one such rod but had little luck in making the frame. However that all changed in the latest event.

Using a small feeder in blustery conditions the local rod finished top with 47lb 4oz. Runner up on 35lb 12oz was Harold Towler followed in third place by Rod Crossley with 31lb.

Sunday’s match on the same venue saw Bob Clarke taking the honours from peg 1 with a net of carp taken on the feeder with red maggot for 88lb 6oz. In second place with 73lb 8oz was Richard Ayres followed by Shawn Smith on 61lb 8oz.

Townsend Lakes

Over the past few weeks quite a few of our local clubs have been fishing Townsend Lakes and with some success too. In the latest Metal Box AC match, winner with 82lb 6oz was Roger Archer. Roger fished close in with red maggot and sweetcorn.

Jim Allan claimed the runner up spot with 69lb 10oz followed by Tony Campion who put 65lb 4oz to the scales.

Saturday’s open match at the fishery saw Ricky Young taking first place on the Woodpecker Pool. He drew peg 15 and took all his fish close in on luncheon meat to finish on a level 78lb.

Runner up fishing a similar method to the winner was Tom Wilson, he put 75lb 9oz to the scales followed by Andy Adams on 69lb 6oz.

Sunday’s open saw the Kingfisher Pool being used and once again it was Ricky Young taking the honours, this time from peg 12 weighing in 53lb 2oz. Runner up on 48lb 4oz was Andy Adams, with Steve Hillman third on 37lb 15oz.