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Oak Pool on Eastrea Decoy Lakes produces three very good weights

By Pete Woodhouse

The Oak Pool on the Decoy Lakes complex produced three very good weights for Spratts AC in their latest fixture, writes Ken Wade.

Top rod was Mac Campbell, who drew peg 3 and caught close in with meat and sweetcorn, netting carp and barbel for 142lb 7oz.

Not too far off the top spot was Trevor Cousins on peg 11.

Mac Campbell. (2932028)
Mac Campbell. (2932028)

He caught on a small Method feeder with pellet to finish on 134lb 10z, then came Peter Harrison with 120lb 2oz again fishing the feeder with pellet.

Kevin Lee is the man to beat right now in Fenland Rods matches as once again he topped the field, this time at the prolific Buttonhole Fishery.

It was tough going at the start but once the aerator came on mid-match the carp seemed to switch on too and Lee ran away with it, catching on meat for 154lb 3oz from peg 5, which just happened to be the £65 Golden Peg too.

In second place with 137lb 3oz was Tony Nesbitt. He caught on the long pole with sweetcorn, followed by Mac Campbell with 63lb 8oz and Les Bedford on 58lb 2oz.

It’s been busy at Rookery Waters, with three matches. In the Wednesday Over 60’s Chris Saunders took the honours from peg 24 on the Jay Lake catching on the long pole with pellet early in the match before fishing the margins for 106lb 2oz. Keith Rayment came second on 100lb 6oz, followed by Clive Robinson with 84lb 12oz.

Thursday’s open match on the Raven Pool was won by Simon Skelton with 158lb from peg 16 fishing pellet on the long pole. Second was Simon Easy with 120lb, then came Graham Welton with 106lb 14oz

Mark Cross took the honours in the Saturday Open fished on the Raven Pool. He drew peg 6 and caught pellet shallow and maggot in the margins to record a lake record with 194lb. Runner-up from peg 15 was Dave Smith with 128lb 4oz, followed by Shaun Coaten on 111lb 4oz.

King of the Fens League saw round three fished on the Middle Level Drain and, considering the blistering heat, some very good weights were taken. Those teams that chose not to fish this season have missed out on some good sport. Top individual was John Bates with a net of skimmers taken on the long pole for 23lb. On the team front Sensas Mark One Black took the honours with 4 points.

Results in panel.

There were some fine weights recorded in an impromptu Sunday evening match at Buttonhole Fishery, Ray Cook taking first place with 91lb 1oz, followed by the in-form John Bishop with 89lb 9oz and Andy Rose on 89lb 4oz.

This Saturday is qualifier number 16 at Buttonhole Lake. To book in call Chris Smith on 07928 222462. With the prize pot fund already approaching £3,000 it’s certainly worth going for. The winner of each qualifier books their place in a two-day final on September 15 and 16.

It was a fun day out at Townsend Lakes at the weekend to celebrate Emma Begbie’s birthday with a fishing match on the Cuckoo Canal Pool, on the singles match Steven Hillman topped the list with 122lb 14oz.

Joint second were Jonathan and Rebecca Begbie with 114lb 14oz, followed by Alan Owen with 105lb. They also had a mystery pairs match which saw Alan Owen and Matt Knight topping the field with 208lb 14oz. Second was Steven Hillman and Rob Blackbourne with a combined weight of 184lb 8oz, followed by Jonathan and Rebecca Begbie with a combined weight of 176lb 8oz.

The fish are just not feeding in any numbers for those fishing the regular Chatteris Workingmen’s Club matches at the moment, in the latest match fished at Horseways Chris Gubler found a decent tench to go with a small eel to give him the match with 4lb 13oz. In second place was Tommy Boswell on 1lb 6oz, followed by Steve Newell with 8oz.

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