Ringham brings 'em in for Wimblington

PUBLISHED: 13:16 21 September 2007 | UPDATED: 23:03 28 May 2010

THERE were smiles all round for Wimblington Angling Club when they entertained Potters Angling Club in the second leg of the Challenge Cup. The home team took the top four places and three of the four sections to win the team trophy and Paul Ringham secur

THERE were smiles all round for Wimblington Angling Club when they entertained Potters Angling Club in the second leg of the Challenge Cup.

The home team took the top four places and three of the four sections to win the team trophy and Paul Ringham secured the individual trophy when he hooked 24lb of rudd.

Only six ounces separated the top three when Manea Angling Club fished their Sunday match on the Old Nene, in March.

Shaun Stimpson edged the match fished above the bypass bridge with 7lb 6oz.

Despite high winds, weights were good in the first of a series of matches fished on the new lakes at Willowcroft, Wisbech St Mary, on Sunday.

Dave Cox netted 113lb 5oz down the edge using corn on the hook to land carp to 3lb.

The winner of each open will take part in a final match where the victor will scoop a guaranteed first prize of £560.

Mill view Angling Club also battled against the strong wind and Alan Owen needed only 69lb to win their match. This weekend, Mill View will be fishing Head Fen, near Ely.

Simon Wheeler was the winner of the two-day Cross Drove Winner Takes All final at the weekend.

He secured first place on day one with 53lb 3oz and finished fifth on day two with 35lb 4oz to give him an overall winning total of 88lb 7oz.

The Boston DAA Memorial match, held on the Bargate Drain on Sunday, was won by Graham Ellis who hooked 7lb 2oz of skimmer bream taken on caster.

The best performers from March were Bob Graves, who won his section, and Jon Young who finished second in his.

Paul Laflin won the Middle Nene Championships fished at Oundle on Sunday with a net of 18lb 6oz. Paul landed tench and skimmer bream on caster over chopped worm.

The River Yare, at Norwich, is still performing well and Brian Weevers needed 43lb 6oz to take top spot on Sunday.

The win put Brian top of the league with 186lb. He used a quiver-tip rod and groundbait feeder to land 21 skimmers to 2.5lb.

Tim Bates had a good day on Sunday, not only winning Fenland Rods' match on Cedar Lake, Decoy, but also netting a tidy sum from the golden peg.

Two anglers who weren't quite so lucky were Pat North and Paul Ringham. Both had nets disqualified from the Whitemoor Angling Club match on the high Flyers Lake, Ely, after putting more than 10 fish in them.

Steve Smalley took advantage to win the match with 176lb.

Ron Crossley won Sunday's Leverington AC match at The Pool, Doddington, with 56lb.

However, Ron had to settle for second in the senior citizens' match when Tim Green hooked 27lb of carp to 3lb on maggot.

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