Anglers warm to the kind weather

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Over the last few weekends the weather has been kind to us, usually you find that the sun comes out midweek and at the weekends it always seems to turn cold or wet.

Anglers from around the area have been making full use of the warm conditions. I was out at the weekend on the Decoy complex and from what I hear most of our local waters were also in full swing with both pleasure and match anglers lining the banks.


The big fish anglers have also been catching quite well. It’s still a little early in the season for the huge fish to start showing but Mark Lawrence made the most of his session on the Six Island Pool at Willowcroft Fishery, Wisbech St Mary, bagging several 20lb plus fish plus a couple of 30’s.

The deep water big fish lake at Railway Lakes, Whittlesey also saw a few big fish showing at the weekend so those prepared to wait for the bites are now being rewarded for their patience.

On the match fishing scene Fenland Rods fished the Oak Pool at Decoy Lakes which saw Darren Ogden taking first place from peg 2. Darren fished a good match, taking all his fish shallow on the long pole with pellet to record 82lb 9oz and a comfortable victory.

A straight lead approach fished down the middle saw Matt Lutkin take the runner up spot with 58lb 13oz followed by Les Bedford on 49lb 11oz. He caught well on luncheon meat close in.

In addition to the club’s full fixture list Fenland Rods have also decided to run an extra match on Friday, April 29 on the Six Island Pool at Decoy Lakes.

Rookery Farm

Warboys rod Roy Whincup has been running regular Thursday open matches at Rookery Farm Fishery, Pidley. It started off rather slowly but now that sport has improved I am sure he is going to get quite a few more local anglers getting in on this series. You can contact Roy for all the information on 01487 833222.

In the latest match on the Jay Pool Kevin Peacock came out on top putting a net of small carp to the scales from peg 37 taken on red maggot and sweetcorn, weighing in 66lb 15oz. Runner up was match organiser Roy Whincup. He was on peg 21 and took a net of carp close in on maggot weighing in 54lb 11oz. In third with 43lb 8oz was Mac Campbell.

Metal Box

The Wisbech based Metal Box AC had a cracking match on the Six Island Pool at Decoy recently, top rod Shaun Buddle broke the ton up mark, weighing in 100lb 3oz fishing paste over pellet. Runner up with 84lb 11oz was Paul Green followed by Rodney Melnyk on 79lb 11oz.

Fields End

Fields End Water Fishery at Doddington is yet another local water well worth a visit, a string of good match weights shows the venue in fine form. In a small club match on Sunday Martin Caldicote took the top spot with a net of carp and ide taken close to the top with maggot for a level 72lb. Runner up with 69lb 8oz was Ray Sladden followed by Tony Balham on 61lb 11oz.

Button Hole

Matt Ayres put a fine 141lb 6oz net of carp to the scales to top the recent Button Hole Fishery open, Tom Wilson came in second with 119lb 3oz followed by Steve Pell with 85lb 14oz.

The Tuesday evening event saw Dave Corcoran taking the honours with 53lb 5oz. Runner up was Andy May on 53lb followed by Dave Rowell with 47lb 1oz.

Sensas Series Four Round 1, Townsend Fishery: S Godfrey, Sensas Mark One, 36lb 15oz; 2 J Price, Sensas Mark One, 32lb 3oz; 3 R Woodward, Sensas Mark One, 32lb.

Sensas Four Round 2, Townsend Lakes: 1 L Barry, Cambs 67lb 5oz 8dr; 2 S Pell, Lincs 53lb; 3 D Hall, Cambs 52lb 4oz 8dr.

Big Bash

Anglers from all over the UK will be taking part in annual The Big Bash event, a match to raise funds for breast cancer care (registered charity number 1054935). You can join in simply by contacting the organiser Kev Allen on 07878 706752. This year should see them hit the £50k mark.


This is at the Garbolino Lindholme Lakes on Wednesday, May 11 (300 pegs available); £20 all in (including pools and peg fees). Rolling draw from 8am, £10 deposit required to confirm your place. Please make all cheques payable to NLAG CHARITABLE TRUST (breast cancer) and send with a stamped addressed envelope.

If you print and include this form, the charity will gain extra from the tax man:

Send to: The Big Bash 2011, Mr K Allen, 20 Russet Close, Scunthorpe, North Lincs, DN15 8YJ with your name and address on the back of the cheque. Sponsor forms are available from the organiser.

If you can’t fish the match then you and a friend could have a day’s coaching with former World Champion Bob Nudd MBE. By donating just £5 to the charity your name is entered into a draw which takes place on Friday, May 20.

The winners will join Bob at the prolific Decoy Lakes, near Whittlesey, Cambs, on a mutually agreed date.