Anglers have been getting impressive silver fish weights but this match saw carp willing to feed
Venue regular and now becoming a very hard man to beat here, Steve Poole, took the honours with a fine net of carp
Marshland St JamesA change to spring-like conditions saw the Buttonhole Fishery start to hit some consistent form for the latest Saturday open on the venue, writes Ken Wade.
Anglers have been getting some very impressive silver fish weights but this match saw the carp more than willing to feed.
Venue regular and now becoming a very hard man to beat here, Steve Poole, took the honours with a fine net of carp taken on a long pole line for most of the match, but also added a good net of silver fish to put 91lb 4oz to the scales.
Runner-up was Steve Freeman with 48lb 1oz taken on the pole and feeder, then came Ray Cook with 28lb 11oz in third place.
This Sunday will see the start of the fishery’s 2019 tournament. The match is already sold out but there are lots more matches to enter as the final does not take place until mid-September, just call Chris Smith on 07928 222462 for details.
Fishery boss Colin Begbie (pictured) put a fine 123lb 8oz net of carp to the scales to top the Woodpecker Pool open match at Townsend Lakes on Sunday. Colin fished a long pole line all day and caught steadily with sweetcorn and pellet. In second was Ade Freeman, with 51lb 14oz, fishing maggot on a long pole line, then Paul Hollingsworth, 43lb.
The Wednesday Tydd Gote Open match fished on the North Level Drain saw that man again, John Taylor, taking the honours with 14lb 5oz, a huge net of small fish fishing the pole with pinkies. Runner-up with 11lb 2oz was Greg Brown, followed by Pete Emery on 8lb 6oz.
The Sunday club match on the same venue saw Andrew Kilby topping the field, another angler in top form right now. Andrew fished a whip for most of the day, although he took a few better samples late on in the day on the long pole for 11lb 14oz. Steve Fox took the runner-up spot, his first top three placing since joining the club. He netted quality roach on the pole weighing in 8lb 3oz, then came Mick Asker on 7lb 3oz.