Rising star Tom Moretti bags top weight in preparation for Winter League Final in February
The Old Nene at March continues to produce some of the best silver fish action in the country right now as yet again some huge weights were taken in the latest open match on this very special venue, writes Ken Wade.
Many, including me, are holding their breath waiting for the cold weather to set in and spoil the action. It will still be good in places but surely once the winter weather sets in as is forecast it can’t keep up this sort of form.
Maybe it can, though, looking at the fantastic weights recorded topped by rising star Tom Moretti.
He travelled up from the south for a day’s practice in preparation for the Winter League Final in February and managed to sit on one of the hot pegs. He fished groundbait and pinkie all day from the West End Park section and caught roach and skimmers to top a huge and very good field with 31lb 4oz. Spare a thought for local rod Rob Hewison, for the second match in as many weeks he has had to settle for the runner-up spot on the venue, finishing just short once again with 29lb 10oz, all taken on bread punch from the famous Colvert peg at Wigstones bridge. Stan Binge came third with 27lb 3oz and you needed 25lb-plus to make the top six in the match.
Pete Emery had a week to remember in the Tydd Gote Angling Club matches, doing the double on the North Level Drain at Main Road. On the Wednesday Open he just edged it with 7lb 14oz of roach and rudd, pushing Dave Simmonds into second place with 7lb 3oz. In the Sunday club event Pete won again to round off a great week’s sport with 7lb 7oz of small fish taken on the pole.
Dave Simmonds was again second with 7lb 4oz, then came Andrew Kilby with 6lb 14oz and Steve Borrett fourth with a level 6lb.