Buttonhole Fishery has 'Berry' good result for Dave
Tydd Gote Angling Club got the new year off to a good start in their match on the North Level Drain at Main Road, which saw Andrew Kilby and Steve Borrett once again going head to head.
It was Kilby again who just edged it with 7lb 6oz to Borrett’s 6lb 13oz.
Both had mixed bags alternating between far bank waggler and pole at 11 metres to see them almost 3lb in front of third-placed Archie Greenwood on 4lb 8oz.
Dennis Houghton drew the concrete, a renowned small fish peg and so it turned out as he caught on and off all day for 80 odd fish for a hard-earned 4lb 5oz and fourth place.
Wednesday Open result fished at Main Road: 1 J Taylor 10lb 2oz; 2 P Emery 9lb 14oz; 3 A Greenwood 8lb 8oz.
Buttonhole Fishery held their first match of the new year at the weekend which saw a good turn out finding some of the carp at the fishery willing to feed. Leading the way with a very respectable 72lb 2oz from peg 21 was Dave Berry. He had a very quiet start to the day but a good late run of fish on sweetcorn saw him doing just enough to take the honours. Runner-up was the ever-consistent Steve Poole, who fished the pole with pellet and sweetcorn to the corner of the island on peg 20 to finish a few ounces short on 69lb 9oz. In third place was Zak Warbey with 35lb 10oz, caught on the tip.
This Saturday the fishery has another open match, call Chris Smith on 07928 222462 for all the details and to get booked in.
Over at Townsend Lakes they also saw the new year get under way with an open match on the Kingfisher Pool. No big weights recorded but it was still very tight at the top on the leader board. First was Steven Hillman, who drew peg 32 and caught on the long pole with pellet over groundbait and maggot for 25lb 12oz. Coming a close second was Sam Hawkes on peg 15, on a pole and pellet approach for 23lb 7oz, then came Colin Begbie on 19lb 11oz from peg 17 also fishing the pole with maggot, pellet and sweetcorn.