Andy continues on his winning streak

PUBLISHED: 13:09 09 February 2007 | UPDATED: 22:33 28 May 2010

THE second round of the HJACS Winter League was fished at two venues on Sunday and, for the second week running, Andy Leathers took top spot, this time landing 12lb 10oz of roach to 4oz. Andy fished a short whip using pinkie over groundbait and was on the

THE second round of the HJACS Winter League was fished at two venues on Sunday and, for the second week running, Andy Leathers took top spot, this time landing 12lb 10oz of roach to 4oz.

Andy fished a short whip using pinkie over groundbait and was on the Raverley drain section, where the top three anglers were sitting.

I finished fourth with 11lb 2oz, the top weight returned from Glassmoor Bank, made up of two tench for 7lb and 4lb of roach.

The Stanjays Specials won the team competition with March in a respectable fourth and Mill View in eighth.

The penultimate town open match takes place on the Old Nene, in March, on Sunday, and it looks like the weather will make things tricky.

About 80 anglers will be taking part and the Nene Parade section, which normally produces the top weights, has been left out to make the match fairer.

The draw is at the Whitemoor Function Rooms at 8am and fishing runs from 10am-3pm.

The Essex County boys again dominated in the latest round of the Bourne Winter League fished on the River Glenn, at Spalding, on Sunday. They took the top two team placings and the first two individual spots, which were filled by Chris Jenkinson, who returned 15lb 5oz and Mark Pollard with 14lb 7oz.

Match group Dick Clegg Mark One took the honours on the Grand Union Canal, Milton Keynes, beating Oxford by 15 points. Joe Roberts headed the list with 8lb 10oz of small roach and a 3lb perch.

The Manea pike boys were on the new footbridge section of the Twenty Foot, at March, at the weekend, and Barry Linney connected with four pike, one of which weighed-in at 9lb, to win with a 22lb net.

They will be fishing the Sixteen Foot, at Stonea station, on Sunday - draw 7.15am, fishing 8am- 1pm.

The sport on the lakes has been patchy and on the Beastie Lake, at Decoy, Vic Hill needed just 31lb to win the Saturday open match. It was the same story on Sunday, when Ken Wage won the day's match with 38lb.

On the Magpie Lake, at Pidley, the Mill View Club's open match was won by Pete Goodman, who netted 50lb of carp to 2lb.

Mill View has another open match at Magpie on Sunday. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Pete on 660566.

Finally, anyone looking for a good day's sport should consider the narrows section of the Forty Foot, at Ramsey.

The section is controlled by Ramsey Angling Club and can be fished on a day ticket that can be purchased on the bank.


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