Old Nene again reliable for league practice

Tydd Gote winner John Taylor
Tydd Gote winner John Taylor
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The Old Nene at Benwick has been a very reliable venue for the East Midland Winter League matches and again it produced a very consistent match result on Sunday, writes Ken Wade.

It was the practice match for round three of the league which will take place on the same venue and pegs this weekend.

Despite very little flow or colour and anglers having to cope with an ever-increasing wind some very good weights were recorded with the top sections at the village end the hot spot.

Out in front with a level 14lb was Pete Vasey. He drew at the village end and was also pleased to accept a spare peg giving him that little bit of extra room. More than enough to help seal a victory with a net of roach and skimmers taken on maggot and pinkie.

Second went to Sensas Mark One rod Martin Roper. He also caught roach but topped up with a tench and a couple of eels on lob worm for 13lb 4oz. Martin Caldicote came in third putting 13lb 2oz to the scales, followed by Mark Pollard on 12lb 7oz.

Two contrasting results to report on from the Tydd Gote club this week. The Wednesday match at Black Dyke fished well with lots of small fish showing. Out in front with 9lb 11oz of roach and skimmers was John Taylor. He caught his fish on the pole with pinkie. Andy Greenwood came second, again small fish taken on the pole for 6lb 14oz, followed by Sammy McSadden with a level 5lb.

On Sunday it was a different story though, Colin Burton ran out a comfortable winner with a brace of tench for 8lb. Then it was Dick Paul taking the runner-up spot with a modest 1lb of small fish.

The draw time for Tydd matches will change from 11am to 10am now that we have altered the clocks.

In the weekend Townsend Lakes open match fished on the woodpecker pool Colin Begbie ran out a clear winner from peg 14 putting 71lb 12oz to the scales, a net of carp taken on the long pole with pellet.

Runner-up with 54lb was Ashley Kinsey. He fished the pole with maggot and was followed by Simon Denmark on 51lb 10oz, fishing a short line with meat.

Fenland Rods do not seem to be having much luck with the conditions down on the Decoy complex. Yet another weekend of rough and windy conditions saw the fish coming from either end of the lake.

Either ends of the lake provided the top two weights on a very blustery and cold day.

Kev Lee drew peg 12 the hot peg at the bottom end. With the wind behind him he fished meat and corn to put 84.09 to the scales to beat guest angler Dennis Sandbridge.
Dennis drew the car park end and fishing maggot and worm close in weighed in 83.12.

Other results: 3 Dave Garner meat 57.14, 4 Mac Campbell 50.00.Next week’s venue: the Yew Lake.

Match result for Spratts AC fished on Monday, October 20, on Yew Lake , Decoy: 1 Trevor Cousins 98-04. Trevor fished meat close in from corner peg 15 catching carp to 6lbs, 2 John Smith 79-09. John also fished meat in the margins from corner peg 16 catching carp to 10 lbs. 3Terry Tribe 76-04. Terry fished pellet and meat at 10m and close in catching carp to 6lbs from peg 11.