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Runner-up is local rod Rob Hewison as only Raveley Drain under performs

The big HAJAC Winter League on Sunday was spread right across the fens to include five different venues and what a good idea it turned out to be with only Raveley Drain under performing.

In first place from the Twenty Foot at March was Alistair Ogilvie he put 33lb 1oz to the scales, a net of roach taken on the pole and whip with maggot and pinkie.

Runner-up was local rod Rob Hewison who drew in the same section, he had 29lb 15oz, followed by Anthony Watling with 27lb 5oz.

Bill Marshall (7079025)
Bill Marshall (7079025)

On the team front Stanjay Gold and Tackle and Bates both did well to score 20 points to come equal first. It's going to be a tight finish to the league with at least four teams in with a chance, particularly if the weather takes a turn for the worst again. At present Stanjay Gold and Bagpuss Select lead the way with 8 points each.

1 Alistair Ogilvie, Tackle & Bates, 33lb 1oz; 2 R Hewison, Bagpuss Select, 29lb 15oz; 3 Anthony Watling, Stanjay Gold, 27lb 5oz; 4 John Taylor, Sensas Mark One Black, 27lb 2oz; 5 Ray Malle, Bagpuss Select, 24lb 7oz.

Teams: Jt 1 Stanjay Gold and Tackle & Bates, both 20pts; 3 Sensas Mark One Black, 23; 4 Bagpuss Select, 31; 5 Image Black Horse, 32.

League: Jt 1 Bagpuss Select and Stanjay Gold, both 8pts; 3 Sensas Mark One Black, 10; 4 Tackle & Bates, 12.

Over at Buttonhole Fishery Bill Marshall made a winning return to match fishing after putting his rods away more than 10 years ago.

He has not lost his touch, though: in rough and windy conditions he put a winning 55lb 8oz to the scales from peg 20 all taken on the tip with a small orange wafter.

Second place went to Andy Rose with 46lb 6oz on peg 21 with corn, followed by Steve Poole on 38lb 15oz.

There is another open match this coming Saturday at the fishery, hopefully better conditions will entice a few more to give it a try.

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