It Paul comes right in the end

PUBLISHED: 15:07 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:17 29 April 2010

THE first round of the Hajac Winter League took place on the Twenty Foot Drain in March last Sunday and with a tinge of colour and light winds the drain looked spot-on. After a week of a lot of big fish being caught, things looked good. But as soon as the

THE first round of the Hajac Winter League took place on the Twenty Foot Drain in March last Sunday and with a tinge of colour and light winds the drain looked spot-on.

After a week of a lot of big fish being caught, things looked good.

But as soon as the match started the wind got stronger, the river started to pump off and the big fish didn't feed.

Things got hard and Paul Hendy needed three tench and a couple of perch for top spot, with a winning weight of 13lb.

Neil Addcock was second with 12-15, made up of one tench and a nice net of roach.

Winning team of the day was Stanjay's Tackle B.

March finished fifth of the 11 teams and March angler Jon Young won C section with 1lb 2oz.

This week the second round will be fished on the Forty Foot Drain, Factory Bank and Raverly Drain at Ramsey.

Draw for the match is at 8am and at the Five Alls at Benwick.

Over on the River Glenn at Spalding the second round of the Bourne Winter League took place and this match also fished hard.

Dave Thorton only needed 7-13 of roach for top spot and Barry Wiggington was second with 5-4.

Top team on the day was Local Match Group Sensas Mark One Green.

But after two rounds Fen Flyers are still in first place.

Tydd Gote Angling Club have been making the most of the Clough Bridge section of the North Level Drain over the past weeks and their Wednesday Open Sweep Stake matches are becoming popular and Darren Crofs needed 11-6 of roach and skimmers caught on pinkie over ground bait for first place and then on Sunday Mick Evered landed 11-3 of roach and skimmers to take top spot in the club's Winter League match this Sunday.

The club are back at Clough Bridge with a 9am draw and fishing from 10am-3pm, and the same times apply to the Wednesday Open Match.

On the lakes Ray Sladden drew a fancied peg on Jay Lake at Pidley last Sunday while fishing the Mill View club match and took top spot with 16lnb of small carp, well ahead of second-laced Kev Beavis who only needed 6lb.

This week Mill View are back at Decoy fishing both Yew and Oak Lake in the next round of their Winter League.

Over at Highflyers last weekend peg three proved fruitful and was where the winner of both Saturday and Sunday's Open Matches fished from.

On Saturday, John Leedle won with 51lb of carp for 6lb and the following day Richard Burch landed 59lb of carp to 8lb for top spot.

Over at Decoy last Saturday the Open Match was held on the Willows and the Six Islands Lake.

Martin Freeman took top spot from Willows with 73lb of fihybrids and second place went to Alan Prestidge with 60lb. Then on Sunday, John Wright won on the Beastie Lake with 43-6 of carp to 4lb.

Finally, this Sunday sees the second of the series of three pike pairs matches run by Mill View Angling Club take place on the Twenty Foot Drain.

Anybody wishing to fish should contact Martin on 07944 267403.

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