Jay Lake full of big catches

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Fenland Rods AC fished the Jay Lake at Pidley at the weekend and a late invite to fish with them saw me drawn on peg 13.

Despite the rough and windy conditions a great time was had, with plenty of fish coming to the net all day on a variety of methods. Top rod on the day was John Smith, he put 124lb 3oz to the scales, most of his fish falling to meat. I managed to tempt fish on maggot and caster close in to come second on 115lb 7 ½ oz, followed by Dick Warrener on 110lb ½ oz and Dave Garner with 103lb.

This week’s club match is back on at the Decoy Complex, they will be fishing the Elm Pool.

The controversial groundbait feeder approach is allowed on the Fields End Water Fishery at Doddington and match winner Martin Parker took full advantage, coming in way ahead of the field with a fine 90lb net of carp taken up in the water on pellet in the latest Spratt’s AC match. Runner up was Trevor Cousins who finished with 56lb taken on a more conventional pellet waggler followed by Mick Raby on 50lb.

Also fishing this popular water at the weekend was Leverington AC, in this match fished on a very windy day Mick Evered topped the field with 73lb 2oz of carp taken on a small feeder with pellet. Steve Tooke came in second with 38lb 14oz again all on the feeder, with Barry Price third with 35lb 8oz.

There were some very good weights taken from the Black Dyke in last weeks Tydd Gote club matches, Mick Asker took the honours in the Wednesday event, the Emneth tackle dealer finishing with 9lb 2oz, all small fish taken on the pole with pinkie. Dave Parlett came in second with 9lb 1oz followed by Mark Lynn on 7lb 7oz. Sundays club match saw Sensas Mark One rod Alan Lemmon taking the honours, he caught a few skimmers and together with some roach finished with 8lb 9oz.

Runner-up with 8lb 4oz was Ray Groom, then came Andy Greenwood with 5lb 12oz.

This week the Wednesday match will draw at 9am while on Sunday the draw takes place at 11am, both matches are on Black Dyke.

No sooner has the final taken place of the Headfen Fishery Masters and we get down to the Qualifying rounds again and in the first of many top rod was Adam Playford. The match was fished on Trev’s Pool, Adam netting chub and carp on a pellet waggler for 47lb 4oz. Dave Cook came in a close second on 43lb followed by Martin Allan on 38lb 4oz. The next qualifying round is on Sunday, again on the Trev’s Pool with the draw at 8.45am.

There was a good turn out at Townsend Lakes Fishery for the CLIC SARGENT Charity Match on Saturday fished on the Kingfisher Pool and in total they managed to raise over £200. On the fishing front it was Ricky Young that took the honours he drew peg 7 and put 32lb 5oz to the scales. Adam Wayman came in second with 31lb 4oz followed by Harry Morgan on 28lb 2oz.

Sunday’s open match at the fishery was placed on the Cuckoo Canal Pool, no huge weights this week but very respectable never the less. Top rod with 137lb 14oz was Adam Wayman, followed by Ricky Young with 130lb 10oz and Rick James with 105lb 6oz.
In the Buttonhole Tuesday match Andy Lawrence topped the field with 73lb 12oz from peg 23, he fished meat over sweetcorn. Runner up was Steve Godfrey on 59lb, followed by Lester Pratt with 51lb 5oz. The popular Buttonhole Barbeque match saw Les Barry out in front he put 99lb 1oz to the scales. Then came Phil Hurn on 97lb 8oz followed by Andrew Carter with 95lb 4oz.

After a short period of inactivity on the Chatteris end of the Forty Foot Drain, Sunday saw the Chatteris WMC back on the venue and thankfully weights were very respectable. John Roper topped the field with a 10lb 9oz catch of small fish and a bonus tench. Steve Newell came in second with 5lb 12oz followed by Tom Boswell with 4lb 2oz.

Two fixtures to look out for this weekend, on Saturday the Sensas Mark One squad will be running a practice match for the forthcoming Eastern Region Shield event. The match will be fished on the North Level drain, with the draw at the Tydd Gote Pub at 8.30am. The pub will be open early for breakfasts.

To book in contact Bob Bates on 01945-587034, mobile 07713506470 or Rob Hewison on 07711417624.

The last round of The King of The Fens is going ahead on the Sunday, as planned for all those fishing this summer series.

Whittlesey AA will be running their popular Junior Pike matches again this season. The first match is on Saturday, October 13 on Glassmoor Bank; followed by a match on the same venue on October 20 with the final match in the series taking place at Cock Bank on Saturday, October 27.

The club are also sponsoring the Ralph White Memorial Trophy which is an Adult and Junior Pairs match. This will be fished on Saturday, November 10 on the Twenty Foot drain. For more information and to book your place in any of these matches please contact Gareth Dewdney on 01733-686827 or Liam Wade on 07595343220.