Smalley seals victory with small fry

ANGLING by BOB FITZJOHN FIRSTY I must apologise to Martin King for forgetting to report on the Townsend Angling Club match which took place on Lake Two at Willcroft, Wisbech St Marys, a week last Sunday. Martin took top spot with 167lb of carp to 3lb on t

ANGLING by BOB FITZJOHN

FIRSTY I must apologise to Martin King for forgetting to report on the Townsend Angling Club match which took place on Lake Two at Willcroft, Wisbech St Marys, a week last Sunday.

Martin took top spot with 167lb of carp to 3lb on the waggler, using sweetcorn on the hook. He fished tight to the island and this weight is a new club record.

Then, last Sunday there was an open match held on the same lake and Andy May took top spot with 89-90. There will be a match this Sunday - tickets can be obtained from Dave on 0797028706.


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Mill View Angling Club fished the big lake at Kingsland Reservoir and Mick Sonnet took top spot with 86lb of carp to 10lb.

Next week, Mill View will be at Decoy, fishing the willows.

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Steve Smalley managed top spot at High Flyers Lake last Sunday that made it three Sunday wins in a row - but last Sunday it fished a lot harder than it has been.

Steve only needed 75lb, which would not normally be enough to make the top six.

Over at Decoy Tony Dawson took top spot in the Saturday Open fished on the Beastie Lake with 117lb, then on Sunday Robert Edmunson took top spot from the same lake with 71lb.

At East Delph last Sunday, Gordon Parker landed carp to 7lb from the match lake to take top spot with a level 100lb.

At Head Fen Lake, Andy Rabjohn came out on top with 87lb while over at Fields End Water, Doddington, an open match took place on the pool. Once again it was peg three that came out on top with 83lb 9oz.

The lucky angler to draw the peg was Graham Dean, while Peter Goodman came second with 63-3 from the next peg.

Tuesday sees an extra senior citizen's match take place on the pool - for more information call Charlie on 01354 740373.

On the rivers there have not been any local matches but Manea Angling Club fished their Club Lake last Sunday and all anglers taking part had 3lb of fish or more.

Steve Newell came out on top with 5lb 12oz of roach to 6oz - this was the same weight he won the previous match with.

This Sunday the Manea boys will be back on their Lake - draw time for the match is 7am.

Over at Peterborough the River Nene held the first round of the Angling Times Winter League - and local side Dick Glegg Mark One finished in second place, five points behind league favourites Van Den Eyde.

Mark One at least had the pleasure of having the individual match winner in the shape of Rob Johnson, who was drawn on the boats and finished the match with 18lb of roach taken on pinkie over groundbait.

The next round is on the Nene at Oundle on Sunday 21 - this weekend sees an open match taking place on the pegs that will also be used.

Most rivers in the area are still fishing well and the Ouse at Ely and 10-Mile Bank is well worth a visit with roach to 1lb being taken on both. Stretches and bream are still being caught at 10-Mile Bank near the old chapel.

The Harrow section of the Forty Foot at Horseway Sluice is full of small roach and Sunday 21 sees the start of the Chatteris club members' Winter League Series begin.

The Hundred Foot Drain at Mepal and Sutton Goult is still fishing well for both roach and skimmer bream.

The Old Nene through March is fishing well and Sunday 28 sees the first Town Open take place and anybody wishing to fish should contact me on 07970693439 for a ticket.

The draw time for these matches is 8am at the Station Hotel and fishing is from 10am-3pm.

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