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Old Nene sees huge nets of roach, rudd and perch taken

By Pete Woodhouse

Round three of the Angling Trust East Midland Winter League on the Old Nene at Benwick produced one of the best results ever seen on the venue, writes Ken Wade.

In fact I would go so far as saying it’s one of the best matches the league has produced since its formation, which must be more than 50 years ago now.

Huge nets of roach, rudd and perch were taken and not just from the usual hot spots at the Benwick village end either – just about every section was won with double figure weights.

mark pollard. (5193765)
mark pollard. (5193765)

However the village end did see the leading weights with Mark Pollard taking the honours from peg A5. He put in yet another superb performance of small fish angling on the whip and waggler to finish with a fine 29lb 10oz.

Runner-up from the same section was Kye Jerrom.

He fished similar tactics to the winner but fell just short with 26lb 2oz, followed by John Taylor on 24lb 12oz.

Buttonhole pub winning team. (5193763)
Buttonhole pub winning team. (5193763)

On the team front our local side Sensas Mark One could make no headway on the day and it looks as if they will have to settle for a minor placing this season, regroup and look to improve for the HAJAC Winter League in the new year.

It's going to be a real battle for the top two places. Browning Hotrods put in yet another very good team effort to take first place and now have a two-point lead over nearest rivals Stanjay Gold.

There is no practice match this coming weekend, but there is a March Open to be fished on the Old Nene through March being run by Bob Fitzjohn.

The March matches are always very popular, so give Bob a call on 07970 673439 as soon as possible to ensure your place.

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