Brilliant Bob is King of the Fens

King of the Fens winner Bob Fitzjohn in action
King of the Fens winner Bob Fitzjohn in action

The North Level Drain is proving to be one of the hot venues in the area after yet another fine result in the King of the Fens event on Sunday.

March rod Bob Fitzjohn took the individual honours from the Raisons Bridge area, just behind the bungalows.

Bob’s a good hand on the fen drains and put together a good net of skimmers on the tip early on in the day, following them up with a run of better bream to weigh in 33lb 9oz.

Rick Tweddle came in second with a net of skimmers and bream for 24lb 8oz followed by Graham Barry on 15lb 11oz.

Our local team topped the field on the day with an excellent 12 point score and the win has pushed them to the top of the leader board after two rounds.

This weekend’s match is on the Great Ouse at Littleport, a venue that has not been used for big matches for some time. The word is that it has been fishing quite well.

Result: 1 B Fitzjohn, March AC, 33lb 9oz; 2 R Tweddle, Maver Bait Tech, 24lb 8oz; 3 G Barry, Bait Tech, 15lb 11oz; 4 A Palmer, Spalts Pirates, 15lb 4oz; 5 A Ogilvie, Maver Bait Tech, 15lb 3oz; 6 M Roper, Sensas Mark One, 15lb.

Teams: 1 Sensas Mark One Old Boys, 12 pts; 2 Image Ladies, 19; 3 FM Stanjay Gold, 25; 4 Maver Bait Tech Grey, 26; 5 Maver Bait Tech Purple, 28; jt 6 Garbolino Peterborough, Sensas Mark One Magic and FM Stanjay Red, all 30.

League: 1 Sensas Mark One Old Boys, 5pts; 2 Maver Bait Tech Purple, 6; 3 FM Stanjay Gold, 9; 4 Maver Bait Tech Grey, 11; 5 Image Ladies, 12; jt 6 Sensas Mark One White and Maver Bait Tech Gold both 14.


In the club match fished on the Old Nene Terry Fairbrother took the top spot with three good tench and some eels, weighing in a level 14lb. Runner-up was Tony Pye, he also had tench and a net of rudd to finish on 10lb 10oz, followed by Kevin Gaunt with 5lb 14oz.

Chatteris WMC

There were no big fish showing on the Forty Foot Drain for this match. John Roper eased home with a net of small fish taken on pinkie weighing in at 4lb 6oz. Chris Button came second on 3lb 10oz followed by Steve Newell on 2lb 14oz.

The next CWMC match will be on Sunday at The Pump. Draw 7.15am.

Tydd Gote Angling Club

Three results as usual this week, all fished on the Black Dyke. In the Tuesday evening match club secretary Dave Parlett continued his fine run of form, topping the field with skimmers and roach for 7lb 4oz. Andy Shortland was second on 3lb 6oz followed by Dave Sippitts on 3lb 2oz.

Thursday saw Andy Greenwood taking the honours with 4lb 9oz of small fish taken on the pole. Runner-up was Garry Hardy on 3lb 10oz followed by Andy Shortland and Mark Lynn both with 3lb 8oz.

On Sunday Paul Constable showed the field a clean pair of heels taking a comfortable victory with 10lb 15oz, a net of roach and skimmers taken on the pole with pinkie. Runner-up on 6lb 5oz was Andy Greenwood followed by Dave Parlett with 4lb 7oz.

Tuesday and Thursday evening matches: draw at Blackdyke at 5.30, fish 6-9. Sunday: draw at Blackdyke at 11am, fish 12-5. 

Headfen Fishery

Sunday saw me fishing as a guest in the Fenland Rods event, a “snake” shaped lake ideal for club events and full of fish.

Top rod yet again was Kev Lee, a fine display of paste and meat fishing to top the field with 106lb 12oz. Runner-up with 96lb 8oz was Mac Campbell with 96lb 8oz, followed by Mel Lutkin on 84lb 8oz.

Townsend Fishery

In the Open on Saturday fished on the Cuckoo Canal pool, John Clarke topped the field with a level 83lb.

Sunday’s match saw him second with 106lb 10oz, pipped at the post by Matt Ayres who put a fine 118lb 6oz to the scales.

A few extra anglers are at the regular open matches now, which is reflected in the really good weights. It’s full of fish and well worth a visit.

Sat: 1 J Clarke, Cambs 83lb; 2 J Buckingham, Cambs 82lb 14oz; 3 S Stimson, Cambs 67lb 13oz; Sun: 1 M Ayres, Dents, 118lb 6oz; 2 J Clarke, Cambs 106lb 10oz; 3 H Morgan, Cambs 98lb.

Spratt’s AC

The Kingsland Large lake was in a subdued mood in the latest match, Pete Spriggs winning with a rather modest 63lb.

Pete fished peg 5 and fished paste on two lines at eight metres and really close in netting fish to 4lb.

Runner-up with 55lb was Shaun Buddle followed by Mac Campbell on 42lb

Buttonhole Fishery

A good turnout for the Tuesday Evening open saw Andrew Carter out in front putting a level 43lb to the scales from peg 23. The BBQ Friday evening event went down really well.

Top rod with an excellent 97lb 14oz saw Sammy McSpadden, again it was peg 23 that produced the goods. Richard Button came in second on 95lb 1oz followed by John Clarke with 94lb 13oz.