Sensas storm to team victory


A lot of time and effort went into organising the Sensas Challenge Team event, yet there was a rather disappointing entry this year.

This was despite an array of prizes and the chance to go through to a grand final in the UK and a trip abroad to take on European teams.

Those that did fish enjoyed some cracking sport in all the rounds which culminated in Browning Hotrods from Huntingdon taking the honours and they will now go through to the final.

The last round of the event was fished on the Middle Level and our local side Sensas Mark One White took the honours on the day with a fine 10 point score card. Top individual was Hotrods captain Tim Nash he put 20lb 10oz to the scales, a net of skimmers taken on the long pole together with a big perch taken on worm.

Result (peg number before each name); 14 Tim Nash Browning Hotrods 20 10; 17 Rob Hewison Sensas Mark One White 16 6; 11 Josh Pace Sensas Mark One White 13 8; 9 Paul Spriggs Sensas Mark One Black 12 15; 30 Andy Moss Browning Hotrods 12 2; 18 Lindsay Naylor Browning Hotrods 12 0.

Teams on the day; 1 Sensas Mark One White, 10 pts; 2 Browning Hotrods 15; 3 Maver Bait Tech 18.

League; 1 Browning Hotrods 6 pts; 2 Sensas Mark One White, 7; 3 Maver Bait Tech 8.

Over the past week Black Dyke showed some good form for those fishing the regular Tydd Gote matches, despite concerns the venue gets over fished it continues to produce excellent sport for those attending.

In the Tuesday evening match Mark Lynn took the honours he put a net of small fish to the scales taken on the pole with pinkie for 7lb 7oz. Mick Asker came a close second on 7lb followed by Andy Greenwood with 5lb 11oz.

In the Tuesday event it was Brian Stacey out in front with skimmers taken on the tip for 9lb 2oz, second was Dave Parlett on 6lb 12oz with Phil Thrower third weighing 6lb 1oz.

Sunday’s club match saw regular Colin Gibbons out in front with 180 small fish for 7lb 3oz closely followed by John Young on 7lb and Paul Constable with 6lb 13oz.

Tydd Gote AC Fixtures: Tuesday and Thursday, draw at Black Dyke at 5.30,

Sunday 6-hour match, draw at Black Dyke at 11am, fish 12-6pm.

Fenland Rods

The latest match saw them fishing the Oak Pool on the Decoy complex. It is one of Mel Lutkin’s favourite waters yet you would not have thought so after a fruitless first half of the match which saw him struggling for bites.

A switch to the margins saw a reversal in form though, fishing meat he caught the field up and by the final whistle finished top with 100lb 4 ½ oz. Runner-up with 97lb 11 oz was Dave Garner, again meat fished close in, followed by Mac Campbell on 95lb 2oz and John Smith with 94lb 13oz.

This weekend the club is on the Six islands pool at Decoy.

Buttonhole Fishery

The Tuesday evening matches have provided anglers with some cracking action, in the latest match John Buckingham put a fine 124lb 12oz to the scales, a net of carp taken on the long pole with pellet from peg 18. Danny Button came in second with 73lb 9oz followed by Les Barry with 49lb 7oz.

In Sunday’s Button-Hole Qualifier match Phil Hurn fishing the feeder took the top spot with 66lb. Runner up with 56lb 7oz was Jamie Crown, with John Buckingham third on 55lb 3oz.

Rookery Farm Fishery

The Rose and Crown Angling Club made the short trip over to the Fishery at Pidley on Sunday and with plenty of small fish showing on the Jay Lake they all enjoyed a busy day’s action. Top rod with 50lb 4oz was Mick Woodham, he drew peg 43 and took a net of small carp fishing close in on pellet. Runner-up was Tony Bennett with 39lb 4oz followed by Paul Hollingsworth on 39lb 2oz.

Spratt’s AC

The midweek match was fished on the Oak Lake at Decoy which saw Trevor Cousins bag a fine 150lb of carp all taken up in the water from peg 11. Second place went to Peter Spriggs with 104lb followed by Mac Campbell with 97lb.


In the latest Headfen Qualifier fished on the Snake Lake local rod Matt Ayers topped the field from peg 15 with 132lb 4oz, carp taken on bread punch and sweetcorn. Geoff Arnold came second with 119lb 7oz followed by Tony Dawson with 116lb 8oz.