Cedar is a cracker

CEDAR Pool on the Decoy Complex was the venue for the latest Spratt’s AC match and with the water in good form most of the field enjoyed a cracking day’s sport.

Top rod with a fine 93lb 8oz was Peter Spriggs who fished peg 13 in the corner and took carp to 9lb on paste close. Not far behind and taking the runner-up spot was Mac Campbell who also fished close in, using meat to record a level 93lb. Third place went to Mick Raby on 79lb.

Metal Box AC

Metal Box AC had a great day’s sport on the in-form Cuckoo Canal Pool at Townsend Lakes, top spot going to Rodney Melnyk with a fine 183lb 15oz catch taken close in with pellet and maggot. Peter Harrod was second with 136lb 10oz, followed by Richard Della with 118lb 4oz.

Chatteris WMC

It was tight at the top of the leader board in the latest Chatteris Working Men’s Club match, Steve Newell just pipping John Roper at the scales by a few ounces. There were plenty of small fish showing on the Forty Foot Drain and Steve, fishing the pinkie, managed to put 5lb 6oz to the scales, with John finishing with 5lb 3oz. Third place went to Tom Boswell on 3lb 6oz.

Once again the angling club will be running their Winter League at Horseways and it gets underway on Sunday, October 21.

Townsend Lakes

Fishery boss at Townsend Lakes, Colin Begbie, showed the field a clean pair of heels in the recent Saturday open match fished on the Kingfisher Pool when he topped the field with 52lb 12oz of carp taken on the long pole with pellet over groundbait. Runner-up was Steven Hillman on 44lb 11oz with Ashley Kingsley third on 27lb 13oz.

Sunday’s open match saw Steven Hillman entering the record books at the fishery once again, this time smashing the lake record on the Woodpecker Pool, It would not surprise me to see him breaking the lake record on the Kingfisher Pool, too, before the year is out such is the rich vein of form he has been in this season.

Hillman put a huge 133lb 15oz to the scales, all taken in the margins on meat. Runner-up was Colin Begbie who fished worm to take second place on 67lb 6oz, followed by Alan Owen with a level 52lb.

Tydd Gote AC

In the Tydd Gote AC Wednesday match fished on Black Dyke it was Len Shucksmith taking the top spot with a net of perch and a bonus bream of 4lb which gave him a total of 8lb 15oz. Mick Asker came in second on 8lb 8oz, followed by John Taylor with 8lb 1oz.

Sunday’s club match was also on Black Dyke, club match secretary Dave Parlett taking the honours with 8lb 6oz of roach and skimmers, fished on the waggler with red maggot, Joint second with 5lb 15oz were Sammy McSpadden and Colin Gibbons.

The Wednesday club match will draw at 9am this week at Black Dyke, but club anglers should note there is no Sunday match due to the big Winter League practice match which, of course, anyone is welcome to fish. The draw will be at the Tydd Gote public house at 8.30am and fishing is from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Fenland Rods

Despite the wind and rain, most fishing the latest Fenland Rods match on the Elm Pool at Decoy lakes caught plenty of fish. Top rod was Darren Ogden drawn on peg 14. Darren fished red maggot close in all day to record 77lb 4½ oz of barbel. John Smith came in second netting 74lb 3oz fishing meat, followed by Mac Campbell with 70lb 9oz.

This weekend the club will be fishing the Horseshoe Pool at Decoy.

Fields End

Another busy week at Fields End Water Fishery, Doddington, saw a good turn out for the mid week Senior Citizens match, Albert Hawkins taking the honours with 79lb 8oz of Ide and carp, all caught up in the water. Close behind was Ray Sladden who put 77lb 8oz to the scales followed by Harold Towler with 70lb 8oz.

The last match in the series will take place at the fishery next Tuesday, October 2.

At the weekend it was the turn of Chivers AC to fish the Match Pool, Joel Scott had a runaway victory putting 72lb 2oz to the scales taken from peg 7 on the feeder. Zak Wiltshire was second on a level 47lb followed by Ian Leonard with 30lb.

King of the Fens

The last round of the King of the Fens took place on Sunday, fished on the Great Ouse at Littleport. The venue fished quite well with all the top six anglers putting double figure nets to the scales.

Top rod with an excellent 15lb 15oz was Alistair Ogilvie, followed closely by Rob Johnson with 13lb 13oz and John Taylor with 13lb 6oz.

On the team front Huntingdon-based Browning Hotrods took the honours with 19 points but they could not shake off the impressive Image side who came in second on the day and in doing so took the overall King of the Fens title.

Teams on the day: Hotrods 19 points, Image 20, Stanjay Gold 22, Sensas Mark One Black 24, Maver Bait Tech 29.

League winners: Image 8 points, Hotrods 14, Sensas Mark One Black 18, Stanjay Gold 25, Maver Bait Tech 29.

It was wet and windy out in The Fens at the weekend for those fishing Trevs Pool in the latest Headfen Masters qualifier. Alan Newton was a comfortable winner from peg 36 as he weighed in 57lb 12oz a net of card taken on the feeder. Dave Cook was second on 48lb 8oz followed by Pete Lambdin with 46lb 6oz, but the rest of the field retired early due to conditions.