Wimblington on top at reservoir
THE unsettled weather had an effect on the angling at the weekend, and a lot of venues fished a lot harder than usual. One of these was the Silver Fish lake at Kingsland Reservoir, where Wimblington Angling Club took on The Potters Group Angling Club, fro
THE unsettled weather had an effect on the angling at the weekend, and a lot of venues fished a lot harder than usual.
One of these was the Silver Fish lake at Kingsland Reservoir, where Wimblington Angling Club took on The Potters Group Angling Club, from Ely.
Wimblington took the honours with five anglers in the top six, and Shaun Stachan won the event with 40-08, ahead of Paul Ringham (30-12) and John Bird (28-00).
The next round of this competition will take place on the Potters Group's lake on September 17.
Mill View Angling Club also found the going tough on the Magpie Lake, at Pidley, where Martin Kirk headed the field with 50-08. His travelling partner, Steve Smalley, was second with 38-04.
This weekend, Mill View will be fishing Elm Lake, on the Decoy Complex, with an 8.30am draw. Doddington's Barry Mason won the two-day festival at Decoy on Sunday and Monday.
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One lake which didn't seem to be hit by the weather was the Pool, at Fields End Water, Doddington. On Sunday, Ace Angling Club fished there and Andy Lawrence needed 84-01 to win the event, ahead of Richard Button's 79-03.
The Sixteen Foot is still producing good sport at Bedlam Bridge and Cottens Corner. The Old Nene, through March is showing plenty of skimmer bream and one or two bream have been netted around the park area and above the bypass bridge.
The Ouse, at Ely, is worth a visit with plenty of roach showing opposite the old sugar beet factory.
On Sunday, Manea Angling Club fished the Twenty Foot, at Sheppersons Bridge, where Phil Turner came out on top with a 10-02 net that included a 4lb tench.
On Monday, the Manea boys fished the Delph, at Welches Dam, and this time Mark Dunham won with 6lb. It will be here that the match on Sunday will be fished.
Ramsey Angling Club held an open match on the Forty Foot and March's Derrick Yorke won from a fancied end peg, landing 15-08 of bream and roach.
Finally, on Saturday, an open match will take place on the Pool, at Fields End Water. This will be followed by a senior citizens' match on Tuesday. To book a place for either of these matches call 01354 740373.