On a day when conditions changed throughout the match Fenland Rods had some cracking sport on the Six Islands pool at Decoy Lakes.
Top rod from fancied peg 8 was the in-form Kev Lee, he took full advantage of an end peg to put a massive 160lb 6oz 8dr to the scales. Right from the off Kev was into good carp, his fish falling on the long pole line to a variety of baits including meat, pellet and paste.
Runner-up was James Garner, he drew another of the fancied pegs on the lake finishing with 98lb 11oz from peg 18. Third place went to Mac Campbell, another angler fishing meat and paste. He weighed in 96-10-0 from peg 7.
Good sport was enjoyed by all members of the Chatteris Working Men’s club in their latest club match on the Chatteris end of the Forty Foot Drain known locally as the Pump section.
Top rod with a net of rudd and roach taken on the pole with maggot was Derek Yorke with 14lb 6oz to the scales. Runner-up was Steve Newell, he weighed in 5lb 10oz followed by Mark Dunham with 5lb 6oz.
Beastie Lake at Decoy was the venue for the latest Thursday event of the Spratt’s AC club which saw Colin Varney take the honours from peg 17. Colin is on a fine run of form right now and in this match fished pellet and ten and 13 metres catching carp to 4lb from an unfancied area to weigh in 107lb 8oz.
It was tight at the top, Brad Oughton and Peter Spriggs tying for second place – both anglers weighing in 98lb. Brad fished a feeder with meat on peg 22 while Peter relied on a pellet and paste approach close in.
Staffurths Bridge just outside Doddington was the venue for the Ramsey Adult/Junior match on the Old Nene which saw Ivan and Adrian Steels retaining their trophy.
It was a good day for Ivan as he also topped the individual honours with 5lb 14oz of small fish all taken on the pinkie over groundbait. Runner-up was Harry Young with 4lb 9oz followed by Dave Steels on 3lb 10oz.
I must admit that I was concerned about all the Tydd Gote matches and pleasure sessions being fished on the Blackdyke drain. That amount of pressure even on a top quality fishery often sees weights plummet after a few weeks of heavy fishing.
Thankfully the drain is still in cracking form, in fact last week’s set of results were probably as good as they have been since the season got underway.
In the Tuesday evening match Mark Lynn took the honours, he took bream to 5lb on a chopped worm and caster approach to finish with 12lb 14oz. Dave Parlett came in second with 4lb 15oz followed by Phil Parnell with 4lb½oz.
Thursday’s match produced another excellent result with Dick Paul taking first place with 18lb 9oz, again bream and skimmers taken on the pole.
Runner-up yet again was Dave Parlett this time with 6lb 13oz 8dr followed by Phil Parnell with 6lb 3oz.
Phil went two better in Saturday’s open match fished at Clough Bridge, he weighed in 8lb 8oz of small fish on the whip. Steve Pell came second with 6lb 6oz followed by Dave Corcoran with 5lb 14oz.
Back on the Blackdyke for Sunday’s club match and Dave Parlett was way out of the chasing pack. Fishing the waggler with red maggot Dave netted bream to 4lb finishing on 25lb 4oz. Carol Davies was second with 6lb 11oz followed by Bob Fitzjohn with 5lb 6oz.
The Tuesday and Thursday evening matches on Blackdyke - draw at 4.30pm; and for Sunday’s club match, again on Blackdyke, it’s an 11am draw.