Stan’s the right man for Eng­land

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds - by KEN WADE

HunT­ing­don tackle dealer Stan Binge has been cho­sen to rep­re­sent Eng­land in this year’s World Se­niors Cham­pi­onship in Bel­gium.

Binge is well known on the lo­cal match­fish­ing scene and has had sev­eral very suc­cess­ful sea­sons par­tic­u­larly in the win­ter leagues.

He will now travel to Bel­gium in July as part of the five-strong na­tional squad af­ter he sealed his place at a trial match at Pack­ing­ton Somers Fish­ery in War­wick­shire re­cently.

A com­pet­i­tive field saw nearly all an­glers weigh in be­tween 18lb and 22lb, with Binge’s 20lb 10oz just enough to se­cure him a place in the squad at the ex­pense of sev­eral well-known names.

“I’m de­lighted to have been cho­sen. I’m al­ready look­ing for­ward to get­ting out to Bel­gium in the sum­mer.

“I didn’t re­ally ex­pect to be cho­sen, as it’s only seven weeks since I had knee surgery, but I’ve had so much sup­port that the re­cov­ery has gone bet­ter than I ever ex­pected.”

It’S al­ways easy to blame con­di­tions when venues fail to live up to ex­pec­ta­tion but it was cer­tainly true last Sun­day when Deep­ing St James AC fished the fifth round match in their South Hol­land League Se­ries at Stret­ton Lodge Fish­eries.

Gale force winds gust­ing down the match lake made it near im­pos­si­ble for an­glers to fish the 13 me­tres needed to reach the fea­tures around the is­lands and it’s sur­pris­ing that only one an­gler fin­ished the match with a bro­ken pole given the con­di­tions.

Graeme Fos­ter took good ad­van­tage of be­ing drawn on one of the two pegs that are shel­tered from the el­e­ments by a row of trees, win­ning the match with a 38lb 9oz catch and pick­ing up a fur­ther 10 points to move him into sec­ond place over­all in the league stand­ings.

Stu­art Red­man took sec­ond place with 30lb 5oz, while Bob Sharp moved up the league by gain­ing nine points for his third place catch of 22lb 2oz.

the last match in this se­ries will be fished on North View Fish­eries at Ged­ney Hill on Sun­day June 13.

WHILe quite a few clubs across the area have found it tough go­ing over the past few years we have two lo­cal clubs, Whit­tle­sey and Ram­sey, that have en­joyed re­newed in­ter­est thanks to some very good form on their wa­ters.

Right from the start of the sea­son you can ex­pect some crack­ing ac­tion from the fen drains.

Whit­tle­sey con­trol huge lengths of the twenty Foot Drain where bream and tench are likely to be the tar­get for those out over the first few weeks.

A lit­tle pre-bait­ing and even weed clear­ing of­ten brings the fish in and should be well worth the ef­fort.

I had a chat with club chair­man Dave White re­cently and asked about a hotspot or two as he has been out and about tak­ing stock of the club’s wa­ters.

He said: “I noted at the week­end that Cock Bank was show­ing some early sea­son colour with quite a good amount of rudd just un­der the sur­face so I ex­pect this wa­ter to fish quite well at the start of the sea­son.

“In fact all the Whit­tle­sey AA wa­ters are look­ing in good shape.

“the club is still look­ing for a bailiff and are des­per­ate to find the right can­di­date to pa­trol our wa­ters over the com­ing months and to be the eyes and ears of the wa­ter side ac­tiv­i­ties.”

If any­one is in­ter­ested in this po­si­tion please phone Dave White on 01733 204170 for more de­tails.

Here is an­other tip that may just sur­prise you.

If you are af­ter a carp or two give Glass­moor Bank a try - once again you will have to pre bait but they are there and in some num­bers with fish to 20lb plus on the cards.

the club run a very busy match cal­en­dar. the pop­u­lar Satur­day matches will con­tinue this sea­son and Whit­tle­sey are now one of the few lo­cal clubs that cater for ju­nior an­glers run­ning sev­eral evening events through the sum­mer months.

Pike an­glers are also well looked af­ter. Ste­wart Leonard runs these ses­sions for adults and ju­niors through­out the win­ter months and of course the club also hosts the pres­ti­gious An­gling times/An­gling trust Bri­tish Pike Cham­pi­onship.

Club hand­books should be in all the lo­cal shops by the week­end and the good news is that the price re­mains the same as last sea­son - £15 for adults, £4 for ju­niors and £7 for se­nior cit­i­zens.

Onto Ram­sey AS now and, much like Whit­tle­sey, they have a crack­ing se­lec­tion of fen­land drains un­der their con­trol.

early sea­son ac­tion should see the likes of Staffurths Bridge and ex­hi­bi­tion Bridge pro­duc­ing both bream and tench.

the Forty Foot Drain should also fish well early sea­son with the hot pegs at the top end well worth a try.

For a plea­sure ses­sion you will not go far wrong with a trip to the club’s wa­ter at Ram­sey St Marys. It is full of fish with a bite most casts on mag­got all but guar­an­teed.

tench and some big perch are also res­i­dent as are pike with fish well into dou­ble fig­ures pos­si­ble.

the club also have wa­ter at Benwick and the tiny Fac­tory Bank is a noted win­ter venue for roach.

Club match sec­re­tary Keith Ray­ment runs a match just about ev­ery week­end of the sea­son and also fits in the very pop­u­lar thurs­day evening events which last year pro­duced some fine fish­ing on the drains.

Ju­nior an­glers also have the chance to fish matches as the club run reg­u­lar events on a Satur­day through­out the sum­mer months.

Club books are great value at just £15 for adults, £3 for ju­niors and £5 for OAP’s.

ONCe again it was a very busy week on the De­coy Lakes com­plex with most of our lo­cal clubs find­ing the fish­ing back to nor­mal af­ter the fish fin­ished spawn­ing.

Venue ex­pert John Whin­cup took top spot in the tues­day Open fished on the Beastie Lake putting 84lb 3oz to the scales.

Weights were even bet­ter at the week­end. On the Wil­lows ted Sargeant fished pel­let up in the wa­ter from the early num­bers to top a strong field with 90lb 1oz.

On the same day Nigel Bax­ter put 115lb 12oz to the scales to run out a com­fort­able win­ner on the Yew Pool.

Sun­day’s Open saw Lee Marlow tak­ing the hon­ours with 118lb 9oz.

In the JVAC match on the Cedar Pool, Mike Mitchell came out on top with a level 86lb taken on the long pole with pel­let.

Nick Carl­ton came in sec­ond fish­ing pel­let and paste close in to record 72lb 8oz fol­lowed by Alan War­ren in third place with 69lb.

RAM­SeY AS at­tracted a re­ally good turnout for their match on the Mag­pie Pool at Rook Farm Fish­ery Pi­d­ley.

Paul Rayner took ad­van­tage of a good draw on peg one to fin­ish top with 85lb 8oz. He drew one of the more shel­tered pegs and fished the long pole with paste net­ting small carp all day.

Run­ner-up with 69lb 12oz was Neil Ad­cock. He fished pole and pel­let and was fol­lowed by Kevin Pea­cock on a level 68lb.


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