OUR PICK OF THE WEEK
GILLINGHAM AA SUMMER SERIES River Stour, Sturminster Newton (20 pegs)
Ben Dukes ran away with this one and his catch eventually totalled 14-8-0. Caster over groundbait accounted for some great roach, with worm and caster attracting a good-quality perch and a few redfins. Jason Mills landed 140 roach and perch on pinkies over groundbait
Result: 1 B Dukes, Gillingham AA, 14-8-0; 2 J Mills, Gillingham AA, 6-14-0; 3 M Hunt, Gillingham AA, 6-3-0; 4 T West, Gillingham AA, 6-2-0.
HILLVIEW FISHERY Both lakes & three canals (37 pegs)
Billy Hill took the victory in this contest and finished the day with a highly impressive 156-4-0, just over 2lb ahead of his nearest rival. Pellet and corn both attracted bites from peg 84, with fish to 8lb going into the net. Result: 1 B Hill, Hillview, 156-4-0; 2 H Uggy, Hillview, 154-0-0; 3 T Jones, Hillview, 134-12-0.
OAKFIELD FISHERY Brook and Red Kite Lakes (26 pegs)
An unusually difficult match made for a very close finish, with Gary Keetley just edging it from peg 32. He fished maggot shallow on the long pole, where he took a mixture of F1s and some better carp for 68-14-0. Top weight from Brook was Gary Thorpe, with 39-0-0 of barbel to 4lb, chub to 2lb, skimmers to 2lb as well as some tench. Gary fished peg 14, where he fed and fished maggot and caster to the islands and later on close in.
Result: 1 G Keetley, J&K Tackle, 68-14-0; 2 M Talbot, Kamasan GOT Baits, 66-13-0; 3 J Wigg, Dynamite Oakfield, 61-9-0; 4 S Trevelyan, JET, 61-7-0; 5 D Hammond, Banbury Gunsmiths, 59-7-0; 6 D Wilson, Dynamite Oakfield, 58-1-0.
PUDDLEDOCK FISHERY (WEDS) Snake Lake (24 pegs)
The lake was on fire for this event, and Keith Miles was in top bagging mode to register 235-12-0. Big carp to double figures swarmed into peg 13 and from there he picked them off one by one on pellet fished shallow. Micky Hood also did the double ton with 216-4-0 for second. Result: 1 K Miles, OBT, 235-12-0; 2 M Hood, OBT, 216-4-0; 3 J Bell, OBT, 150-8-0; 4 M Higginbottom, OBT, 137-8-0.
ROLFS LAKE Oxford (20 pegs)
Rolfs is home to some huge fish and Steve Waters found a way of getting them to feed before he hauled out 207-1-0 of them. Lots of fish were in the margins of peg 30, but they refused to feed. The Drennan man soon got his head down on a brace of 5m lines, using pellet to take carp to 15lb. Steve Nicolls was second with 154-6-0 from peg 24.
Result: 1 S Waters, Drennan, 207-1-0; 2 S Nicolls, Rolfs, 154-6-0; 3 N Fenner, Rolfs, 138-12-0; 4 M Newbold, Rolfs, 119-3-0; 5 C Lovelock, Rolfs, 104-5-0.
RYE DAS LEAGUE River Medway, Barming (44 pegs)
There is only one round of this popular league left to go and, as it stands, there is all to play for as only five points separate the top four. On the day, it was Browning Xitan’s Paul Lamb who fared best after he used the feeder with worm and groundbait from peg 57 for 22-9-0 of roach and bream. Second place went to Kevin Pack, who had 15-5-0, with Maver Cardinals Red the winning team
on the day.
Result: 1 P Lamb, Browning Xitan, 22-9-0; 2 K Pack, Maver Cardinals Black, 15-5-0; 3 J Gore, Maver Cardinals Red, 14-8-0; 4 I Gemaney, Matrix Invicta, 13-13-0; 5 T Docker, Advanced Pole Repairs, 10-15-8.
Teams: 1 Maver Cardinals Red, 36pts; 2 Advanced Pole Repairs, 31; 3 Iden Wood Fishery Red, 30; 4 Maver Cardinals White.
League: Maver Cardinals Red, 205pts; Advanced Pole Repairs, 204; 3 Browning Xitan, 200.5; 4 Iden Wood Fishery Red, 200.
STAFFORD MOOR Tanners & Woodpecker Lakes (25 pegs)
Flat calm and red-hot conditions were hardly ideal for a day’s bagging, but Dave Stockton brushed aside those concerns to haul out 116-15-0. Working with pellet and waggler up in the water from peg 27 on Tanners, the venue expert took carp to 9lb. Top weight on Woodpecker Lake was by Rob Dixon, who weighed in 88-8-0 from peg 3. Result: 1 D Stockton, Stafford Moor, 116-15-0; 2 B Broxham, Stafford Moor, 97-6-0; 3 R Dixon, Stafford Moor, 88-8-0; 4 S Bradshaw, Stafford Moor, 81-13-0. Silvers: B Hunt, Stafford Moor, 28-2-0.
TYLERS COMMON Horseshoe Pool (24 pegs)
Colin Fuller made light work of the opposition and finished with 252-8-0 in his nets. Meat down the edge of peg 36 soon had the fish queuing up, with carp to double figures being fooled. Graham Dack was best of the rest on 197-0-0 from peg 10.
Result: 1 C Fuller, Lake John, 252-8-0; 2 G Dack, Maver, 197-0-0; 3 G Manoli, Angling Direct, 196-0-0; 4 A Bolt, Robbos, 162-0-0; 5 K Wilder, Tylers, 159-0-0; 6 D Harrold, OBT, 158-0-0.
WHITE ACRES GOLD RESIDENTS (MON) Twin Oaks (24 pegs)
Three pegs in a row provided the top trio, and it was John Worthington who just about edged the verdict. Drawn on peg 17, the Standish Sharks angler used the pellet feeder with a banded 8mm hookbait for 147-8-0 of carp and F1s. Simon Watson took 135-8-0 from peg 18, with Matt Sellars taking third from peg 16 with 131-7-0.
Result: 1 J Worthington, Standish Sharks, 147-8-0; 2 S Watson, Rive, 135-8-0; 3 M Sellers, Churnet Valley, 131-7-0; 4 A Turner, Alfreton Angling, 123-4-0; 5 L Barnes, Darlington Angling, 98-4-0; 6 K Penfold, Border Match Angling, 95-9-0.
WHITE ACRES RESIDENTS ROVER (THURS) All lakes rover (48 pegs)
Dave Moran’s decision to pick peg 17 for this rover on Twin Oaks proved to be a wise one when he took a comfortable 180-0-0 victory. Using pellet in the margins, the Ashton Angling rod found a mixture of carp and F1s. That saw off the threat from Rob Morris, who secured second place with 152-3-0 from peg 15 on Sycamore Lake.
Result: 1 D Moran, Ashton Angling, 180-0-0; 2 R Morris, Whisby Angling, 152-3-0; 3 K Penfold, Border Match Angling, 142-2-0; 4 A Read, Iffers AC, 141-6-0; 5 J Nightingale, Littleborough, 122-0-0; 6 J Worthington, Standish Tackle, 113-4-0.