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Steve takes honours at Chatteris WMC


Horseway was the venue for the midweek Chatteris Workingmen’s Club event, with Steve Newell taking the honours with 3lb 9oz. His catch included an eel, writes Ken Wade.

Runner-up was Jack Halverson with 2lb 1oz, followed by Derek Leek on 1lb 14oz.

Their Sunday match was held at Bulls Mill with Jack Halverson taking first place in this one with 7lb 12oz. His catch included two bream caught on chopped worm. Second place went to Peter Cornwell with 6lb 15oz, followed by Steve Newell on 3lb 12oz.

Townsend Lakes Open was fished on the Cuckoo Canal with Andy Adams drawing peg 14 and proceeding to put a superb 236lb 10oz to the scales using short pole with pellet. Runner-up was Nigel Wright on peg 10, he fished short pole with maggot to record 153lb 4oz.

Third place went to Alan Owen on peg 6 who fished shallow pellet down the track, putting 109lb 12oz to the scales.

The Snake Lake at Ely was where Fenland Rods angler Mac Campbell continued his successful season, drawing peg 5 on the above lake at the end of the spit .

Fishing close in tight to the bank with luncheon meat and maggots he put a winning weight of 97lb 5oz to the scales. Runner-up was Dave Garner who caught little until the last two hours, weighing in 82lb.

Third place went to Tony Nisbett on 81lb 9oz. Pidley is the venue for next week’s match.

In the Rookery Waters £1,000 Qualifying Open at the weekend Steve Pell made the most of his good draw, booking his place in the August two-day final with a match winning 132lb 10oz. Drawn on peg 18 he fished 4mm and 6mm cubed meat tight over to the far bank in 12 inches of water, battling against the wind and rain to put carp averaging 1-2lb to the scales.

Runner-up was Richard Bond fishing the Method tight over with meat from peg 45 to weigh in 121lb 6oz. Third place went to Graham Welton on peg 27 with 63lb 14oz.

Taking the honours in the Thursday £1,000 qualifying open on the Magpie Pool was Kev Wadge. A simple pellet shallow attack and pellet and dead maggots in the margins saw him weigh in 116lb 6oz.

Runner-up was the consistent Graham Welton who fished short and then switched late on in his right- hand margin for 11lb 12oz, followed by Kevin Shellie with 103lb 12oz.

The Six Islands Lake on the Decoy complex was the latest venue for the Spratt’s AC lads, Peter Spriggs taking the win with 87lb 2oz. He fished paste at 10 metres and later close in from peg 2 catching carp to 6lb and barbel to 3lb. Runner-up was Trevor Cousins on peg 19, he fished bomb and meat, catching carp to 5lb to weigh in 86lb 5oz. Mick Raby took third place with 84lb 10oz. He also fished meat, but at 4 metres from peg 6, taking carp to 5lb and barbel to 2lb.

Dave Williams is the man in form on the North Level drain after adding another win to his list of impressive results this year. He topped the Wednesday Tydd Gote match with a mixed bag of small fish taken on the pole with pinkie over groundbait for 8lb 12oz. Runner-up with 7lb 13oz was John Taylor, then came Len Chucksmith with 6lb 14oz.

Andrew Kilby took the honours in the Sunday club match with 10lb 12oz, Pete Emery was second on 10lb 6oz, followed by Colin Burton with 9lb 13.

l March AC, Sheperdsons Bridge, Twenty foot drain.

First place with a net of skimmers and two bonus bream was Paul Constable, putting 17lb 6oz to the scales. Runner-up with a level 16lb was Bob Fitzjohn, followed by Paul Ringham on 10lb 2oz.

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