Sawbridge is singing in rain at Pidley

PUBLISHED: 10:40 12 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010

THERE was certainly a lot of wet weather around at the weekend and I was absolutely drenched after fishing the Wimblington Angling Club s match on the Magpie Lake, at Pidley, on Sunday. Denis Sawbridge, fishing pellet on the hook at six and 10 metres, too

THERE was certainly a lot of wet weather around at the weekend and I was absolutely drenched after fishing the Wimblington Angling Club's match on the Magpie Lake, at Pidley, on Sunday.

Denis Sawbridge, fishing pellet on the hook at six and 10 metres, took top spot from peg six, thanks to his haul of 42 pounds of carp to two pounds.

Richard Marshall, who finished second with 33-00, hooked carp to four pounds, and several fish were taken with dog biscuit on the surface.

I came in third with 31-00 of carp to two pounds.

The senior citizens' match took place on the Magpie Lake last week and Bernie Rackham, from Peterborough, finished first with 16-13.

Dave Farrington was second with 8-15, Roger Abbott third with 7-13, and John Dighton fourth with 7-01.

Still at the same complex, the Rook Lake is still producing plenty of fish in catches up to 70 pounds.

The biggest fish of the season so far was hooked there at the weekend, when a 21-08 specimen, taken on a pole with 10 elastic, took just over an hour to land.

Townsend Angling Club paid a visit to the Buttonhole Lake, at Marshland Smeeth, and 14-year-old Karl Cooke won his first match with the club when he took top spot with 37-06 of carp.

Martin King came in second with 29-08, followed by Paul McCabe's 26-08, Robert Wayman's 26-02 and Brian Stokes' 17-10.

Mill View Angling Club fished the Decoy Complex, at Whittlesey, on Sunday and they caught plenty of fish despite the torrential rain.

Fishing on Elm Lake, Gary Burton won with 83-00 of carp to four pounds, taken on the pole using various hook baits.

Second place went to Chris Saunders with 74-04, who took all his fish close on at three meters.

Third place went to Trev Watson (72-04) ahead of Ian Crawford (63-06), Kev Peacock (72-04) and Colin Oliver (62-04).

On Sunday, Mill View are travelling in the opposite direction and fishing the Buttonhole Lake, at Marshland Smeeth.

Over at Doddington, the Old Lake, at Fields End Water, has hit top form and carp to 15 pounds have been quite common.

Last week, Mr Lucas, who was staying at Benwick, landed 22 carp to 12 pounds and Paul Turner put 143 pounds of carp on to the scales, his biggest 17-00.

On the Match Lake, 27 pounds was needed to win a local club match and pleasure anglers were catching plenty of fish in nets of 35 pounds.

The evening accumulator series begins on Thursday, with a 5.30pm draw and fishing from 6pm to 9pm. Anyone interested in taking part should contact Charlie or Viccy on 01354 740373.

Finally, Ace Angling Club were back on the Dents Fishery's Two Island Lake, at Hilgay, and last week's winner, Steve Shaw, drew the same peg to take top spot.

He improved on last week's total of 115-00 to weigh-in 131-12 of carp and finish ahead of Sammy McSpadden (108-08), Danny Button (76-00), Richard Button (66-00) and Kevin Shaw (46-12).

This weekend, Ace are at the Match Pool at Fields End Water with a draw at 8am and fishing from 9am to 4pm.

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