Snow good for anglers in March as they discover it’s just the cold that’s biting

Winner Michael Buchwalder in action. Picture: PAT RINGHAM

Winner Michael Buchwalder in action. Picture: PAT RINGHAM - Credit: Archant

ANGLERS took to the banks of the Old River Nene in March... but for many it was just the cold that was biting.

Anglers on the banks of the Old River Nene. Picture: PAT RINGHAM

Anglers on the banks of the Old River Nene. Picture: PAT RINGHAM - Credit: Archant

Sunday’s competition was one of the few sporting contests that survived the snowy weather but conditions were not easy for the 50 hopefuls.

Winner Michael Buchwalder in action. Picture: PAT RINGHAM

Winner Michael Buchwalder in action. Picture: PAT RINGHAM - Credit: Archant

Michael Buchwalder did manage an impressive haul as his spot in front of the clock tower paid dividends. He was kept busy with small roach and weighed in 15-15-0 to take the honours.

Anglers on the banks of the Old River Nene. Picture: PAT RINGHAM

Anglers on the banks of the Old River Nene. Picture: PAT RINGHAM - Credit: Archant

Paul Constable bagged second place from his peg along Nene Parade thanks to some large skimmers, which helped him record 13-10-0.