Buckenham draws on good luck

PUBLISHED: 13:11 11 May 2007 | UPDATED: 22:47 28 May 2010

PETERBOROUGH angler John Buckenham took advantage of a good peg draw to win Saturday s open match on the Pool, at Fields End Water. He hooked carp to 3lb from peg four in a winning total of 63lb 6lb. March angler Steve Smalley finished second, as he did t

PETERBOROUGH angler John Buckenham took advantage of a good peg draw to win Saturday's open match on the Pool, at Fields End Water.

He hooked carp to 3lb from peg four in a winning total of 63lb 6lb. March angler Steve Smalley finished second, as he did the following day in Norwich.

Steve finished just one fish behind Bob Lincoln when Mill View Angling Club visited Barford Lakes, near Norwich. Bob's total of 143lb edged out Steve who hooked 139lb.

The Wimblington Club were also fishing the Pool at the weekend and club secretary Pete Fulcher won Saturday's match with 32lb 6oz. He used a short pole fishing pellet over chopped meat.

The Pool will host the next senior citizen match on Tuesday and the evening match series begins on Thursday. For more information on these matches call Charlie or Viccy on 01354 740373.

Dave Miller made the most of a sheltered swim when Townsend Angling Club travelled to Decoy to fish the Willows Lake on Sunday.

Dave fished up in the water using pellet on the hook for a winning total of 48lb of carp to 3lb.

Monday's open match on the Buttonhole Lake, Marshland Smeeth, was won by the owner's grandson, Danny Button. Fishing from peg 25, Danny netted a mixed bag of fish to 5lb caught on paste over pellet.

All three lakes at Kingsland fished well last week. Chopped worm and caster at 11 meters was the best method on the Silver Fish Lake, where you will find bream and tench and chub on the top in sheltered swims.

Carp have been feeding well in the margins on the Old Lake. Paste over pellet works well and has hooked carp to 12lb but floating bread has also produced good sport.

Wisbech's Mac Campbell used cat meat on the hook to win Saturday's open on the Beastie Lake, at Decoy, with 105lb.

The Beastie also hosted a two-day festival on Sunday and Monday. Keith Ellington won on Sunday with 92lb while Amanda Barber took the honours on Monday with 87lb.

The overall winner was Danny Carlton with six points.

The High Fliers Lake, at Ely, has hit top form and March angler Fred Nixon was unlucky to finish third in the last three matches, despite landing 98lb, 116lb and 137lb.

Dave Pearce junior won last week's match with 218lb while Martin Woods won on Saturday with 185lb. Sunday's match was won by John Leedle's 142lb.

Dave also won Monday's match with 217lb, fished close in using corn on the hook and feeding plenty of loose corn.

Finally, I will take a quick look at the Buttonhole Lake, Marshland Smeeth. It has a good head of mixed fish including bream to 8lb, tench to 8lb, carp to 18lb, barbel to 4lb and plenty of roach and rudd to 4lb.

The lake varies in depth from six feet to 12 feet, has 30 pegs and has an island running down its centre.

Remember to read the rules at the lake entrance on arrival. Day tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 concessions and fishing is from dawn till dusk.

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