High noon for March as Fuller fills his boots

DESPITE the heavy rain, the fishing was good at the weekend and bream and tench were showing in most areas. The Old Nene, in March, is doing well and most anglers are reporting plenty of skimmer bream with the odd tench and larger bream making an appearan

DESPITE the heavy rain, the fishing was good at the weekend and bream and tench were showing in most areas.

The Old Nene, in March, is doing well and most anglers are reporting plenty of skimmer bream with the odd tench and larger bream making an appearance.

The best areas are below the BMX track and above the bypass bridge, where Kevin Stewart had an early start on Saturday and hooked 10 bream to 4lb, four tench and 20lb of skimmers and rudd.

Three holidaymakers from Kent found the bream feeding on the Twenty Foot, as did Wisbech's Alan Jones who landed 80lb on the Shepperson Bridge stretch on Sunday.


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On the Sixteen Foot, Mark Dunham landed nine tench on the Stonea section. Bream are still showing around Cottens Corner, downstream on the middle level, at Crooked Chimney and Magdalene Road bridge.

There are plenty of skimmer bream feeding in the Forty Foot, at Chatteris, and larger bream are feeding at the Ramsey end.

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It has been a different story in the match scene.

The March Club held their first noon match for many years on Sunday when they visited Creek Cottage, on the Old Nene.

It was 15-year-old Daniel Fuller who took top spot with 10lb 4oz of skimmer bream, eels and a tench.

The juniors were in action above the bypass bridge, on the Old Nene, on Sunday and Matt Hawkins won the match with 5lb 10oz of skimmer bream.

Manea Angling Club fished the Sixteen Foot, at Stonea, but found the going tough and Ian Warby needed just one tench and a bream for a top weight of 8lb 1oz.

Manea will be at Welches Dam, on the Old Bedford, on Sunday. The draw is at 7am with fishing from 7.45am to 11.45am.

The Nene, at Peterborough, is fishing well for bream despite the condition of the high-running river. John Dunhill needed 42lb to win the Peterborough Open on Sunday.

Neville Tilson won Saturday's King's Lynn Open, on the River Ouse, at Ten Mile Bank, with a 31lb net of bream.

Emneth Angling Centre's Martin Woods has had a very good week and won two matches on the High Flyer Lake, at Ely.

Martin hooked 281lb and 199lb of carp to 12lb and all fish were caught on the pole using corn as hook bait.

He also won the East Delph Open, at Whittlesey, with 150lb.

Steve Gifford topped the list in the Head Fen Open, at Little Downham, when he netted 90lb 8oz and March angler John Smalley took the honours with 55lb 8oz in the Sunday Open, at Cedar Lake, Decoy.

Wisbech's Dave Pearce Senior won the midweek Cross Drove Open with 70lb 12oz.

Mill View Angling Club travelled to Coates on Sunday to fish the Big Lake, at Kingsland Lakes and Ian Crawford, fishing the margins and using paste as hook bait all day, won with 112lb.

The Mill View club are over at Pidley on Sunday when they will fish the Rook Lake. The draw is at 8.30am.

The Pool, at Doddington, is fishing well and Lee Thornton needed 61lb 8oz to win Thursday's three-hour evening match.

Ron Clarke won Saturday's Martin King Open match with 84lb, all caught up in the water.

Ace Angling Club found the fish feeding on Sunday and Andy Lawrence broke the match lake record with 115lb.

The Senior Citizen's Tuesday evening match at the Pool will be followed by an open match on Thursday evening and an open match on Saturday. For more information call Charlie or Viccy on 01354 740373.

Finally, the Wimblington Angling Club will be fishing the Silver Fish Lake, at Kingsland, on Sunday. The draw is at 8am with fishing from 9am to 3pm.

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