It's magic at Magpie

PUBLISHED: 11:26 05 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010

THE fishing at all the lakes and reservoirs in the area seems to have improved and over at Pidley, the Magpie Lake hit good form. Ron Abbott, fishing from peg six, came out on top in Saturday s open match with 26-07 of carp and tench. Dusty Kiddle was a c

THE fishing at all the lakes and reservoirs in the area seems to have improved and over at Pidley, the Magpie Lake hit good form.

Ron Abbott, fishing from peg six, came out on top in Saturday's open match with 26-07 of carp and tench.

Dusty Kiddle was a close second with 25-11 followed by Colin Oliver (23-12), Kev Peacock (20-06) and Mark Carter (20-00).

On Sunday, the Mill View Angling Club was also fishing the Magpie Lake and the settled weather encouraged the fish to feed well.

Russell Blackshields, also fishing from peg six, took 52-12 to claim first place with tench to four pounds and carp to three pounds.

Russell, who caught fish close in and also up against the island using pellet on the hook, was followed by his son, Greg who landed 31-10 from peg 19.

Kevin Peacock was third with 29-13 and Colin Oliver fourth with 18-00.

On the big lake known as Rook, brothers Nicholas and Kieran landed the biggest fish of the day with a fine 9-12 mirror carp, caught on the pole using a single maggot as hookbait.

Not to be outdone, Nicholas landed a common carp of 6-08, also taken on the pole and both brothers went on to land nearly 20 pounds of small fish.

The Wimblington Club fish on the Magpie Lake on Sunday with a draw at 8am and fishing from 9am to 3pm.

Over at Kingsland, all three lakes fished well at the weekend with carp to 16 pounds being taken from the small lake and plenty of double-figure fish caught off the top of the old lake.

The Silver Fish Lake hit top form on Monday when tench and crucians put in a good appearance and Alex Bates, Rob Graves and Shaun Strachan all landed more than 60 pounds of fish.

Down the road at Decoy, the lakes were also in good form and more than 100 pounds was needed to win many of the matches fished at the weekend. Even the pleasure anglers were returning 100 pounds of fish taken on all methods.

Also busy at the weekend was the Fields End Water complex, at Doddington.

On Saturday there was an open match on the pool and lake expert Paul Ringham took top spot with 22-00. Andrew Keal was second with 19-05 and Steve Baker was third with 15-11.

On Sunday, the Leverington Angling Club were fishing the pool and again, the fish were feeding well.

Colin Varney needed 45-00 for first place and he was followed by Willy Marshall in second with 31-00 and Bernie Pennington in third with 30-10.

The red fish came out on both days and from different pegs but it was Leverington's Ted Lloyd who took the pot.

On Tuesday, the senior citizens' monthly match on the pool was won by Mick Evershed who connected with three or four carp in his winning total of 24-00.

Second place went to Mr Crossley (19-09) and Mr Towler finished third with 17-12.

Finally, Ace Angling Club visited Dents Fishery, at Hilgay, and fished two islands where Steve Shaw, alternating between pole and feeder, landed 115 pounds of carp to 10 pounds.

Richard Button, sitting on the next peg, landed 91-00 for second place, ahead of Andy Lawrence with 45-00, Tony Mole's 36-08, Vic Churchman and Kevin Shaw with 36-00 and Danny Button's 19-00.

Ace are fishing at the same venue this week.

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