Angling - Diesel fuels March move
THE March Club travelled halfway round the Fens before they started their Sunday morning club match. They should have been fishing on the factory bank section of the High Lode at Ramsey but when we arrived at the venue it was covered with a film of diesel
THE March Club travelled halfway round the Fens before they started their Sunday morning club match.They should have been fishing on the factory bank section of the High Lode at Ramsey but when we arrived at the venue it was covered with a film of diesel.It was therefore decided to head back to March and fish the drain where the match should have been fished in the first place, and it proved to be a good move as all 15 anglers caught fish.The lowest weight was 3-12 pounds but out in front with 10-12 was Andy May who at the start put in eight large balls of ground bait and fished pinkie off the top for an all-roach catch.Second place went to Dave Priestly with 9-11, Greg Brown was third with 8-12, Alex Bates fourth with 8-00 and Mick Pool was fifth with 7-12.Sunday sees the March Club take part in the Chatteris Winter League fished on the Horseway Sluice section of the Forty Foot drain. The draw time for the match is 8am with fishing from 9am to 2pm.Also on Sunday, the Channel 12 Match Group should have fished the High Lode at Factory Bank but again, they were forced to move because of the diesel spillage and they ended up off the narrow section of the Forty Foot drain at Ramsey Forty Foot.Brian Porter opted for a big fish approach and landed one tench and some nice perch on worm fished over caster and chopped worm for a winning total of 10-10. Second place went to Paul Ringham with 4-15.Elsewhere on the rivers, Raverley Drain is still fishing well with 14 pounds needed to win a match last weekend.Another venue that is worth a visit is the Welland which runs through Spalding where 21 pounds was needed to win the latest Bourne Winter League and 12 pounds needed for sixth place.Over at Decoy lakes, the colder weather seems to affect certain lakes and the main lake known as the Beastie.You normally need 100 pounds to be in the frame but last week 33-12 was enough for top spot. However, a slight change in temperature can see the fish feed and once again you will need 100 pounds to get in the money.Finally, the Manea Pike Boys are still trying hard to catch a few pike but even the Old Bedford river at Purls Bridge failed to produce much sport.Billy Pope needed only one fish of three pounds for top spot and Steve 'Nutty' Newell had a smaller one for second place.This week sees the Manea Boys fishing for pike in their club pit. The draw is at 7.45am with fishing from 8.30am to 12.30pm.