An unlucky net result

PUBLISHED: 12:23 27 April 2007 | UPDATED: 22:46 28 May 2010

MILL View Angling Club s shop assistant Alex Bates was extremely unlucky to miss out on a £1,000 pay day and a chance to take part in the Fish O Mania final, televised by Sky Television. Alex won the qualifier, held near Norwich, with 130lb but was then d

MILL View Angling Club's shop assistant Alex Bates was extremely unlucky to miss out on a £1,000 pay day and a chance to take part in the Fish O'Mania final, televised by Sky Television.

Alex won the qualifier, held near Norwich, with 130lb but was then disqualified for putting too many fish in the keep net.

The rules state that you must hold no more than 50lb in the net and Alex had used only two nets. Unlucky Alex. There is always next year!

The Wimblington Angling Club fished the Magpie Lake, Pidley, on Sunday and I was delighted to win the match with 39lb of carp and tench.

The water condition was good and all the fish were caught close-in on paste over pellet. On the opposite bank, 15-year-old Daniel Hall finished second with 27lb of rudd and small carp.

There have been some big carp netted on the neighbouring Rock Lake over the past week, including a 12lb carp and a 6lb bream.

Will Hadley won Mill View Angling Club's match on Decoy's Yew Lake on Sunday with 51lb 2oz. Chatteris' Shane Webb came second with 41lb 12oz.

Mill View will be fishing the Magpie Lake on Sunday. The draw is at 8.30am with fishing from 10am to 4pm.

Mill View's senior citizens matches will get underway on Wednesday and again, these will take place on the Magpie Lake. For more information call Pete on 01354 660566.

There has been plenty of action over at Doddington this week and Stainless Metals, from Chatteris, fished the Match Pool, at Fields End Water.

Dave Bradshaw, on peg two, won the match with 44lb 12oz of carp all taken on pellet.

Ramsey's Lee Thorton won Sunday's open match on the Pool with 45lb taken from peg 14.

Former World Champion, Bob Nudd, was in action on the Pit, teaching a competition winner the art of carp fishing and hooked six fish, the largest being 13lb.

Since the river season ended, March angler Rob Graves has been travelling to fish the Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes, and on Sunday he won he match with a 17lb net that included six tench to 2.5lb.

Townsend Angling Club, of March, fished the Buttonhole Lake, at Marshland Smeeth, on Sunday and Ron Clarke won from peg four.

He fished a long pole to the island using maggot as bait and caught carp all day for a total of 52lb 4oz.

Finally this week, I am going to take a closer look at the newly-opened Kingfisher Lakes, in Wisbech St Mary, formerly known as Bollinger Lakes.

The carp lake is up and running and holds carp to 34lb, tench to 10lb and golden orfe. It is the only lake in the area that stocks sturgeon up to 10lb.

Day tickets are £5 for one rod and £10 for three. Night fishing is also available at £17.50.

Children under-15 must be accompanied by an adult and pegs are designed for the disabled angler. For more information call 01945 410066.

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