City team wade into Grand Fi­nal

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Telegraph - by KEN WADE

WhaT a week­end for the Wades Match Group in the Mid­land an­gling Times/Van Den Eynde Club­man Su­per­cup semi-fi­nal.

Our city side are no strangers to the lat­ter stages of this event but the match was fished on Moor­lands Farm in Worces­ter­shire which meant very long trips to put any time in on the wa­ter.

In­evitably it was a lo­cal side that took the top spot, Fit­ters AC from the West Mid­lands romp­ing home with a 26-point score.

How­ever on a flat, calm and out of sorts venue Wades got their tac­tics just about right and came in a very cred­itable fourth which was more than enough to see them through to the grand fi­nal on Tun­nel Barn Farm in July.

Cap­tain Dale Stones was de­lighted. He said: “We put the time in on a very dif­fi­cult venue and thank­fully our hard work paid off and we can now look for­ward to the fi­nal with some con­fi­dence.

“Once again though we are go­ing to be up against some very good sides but all the lads are up for it and we will give it our best shot.” that was to pro­duce 20 fish for his win­ning 108lb 11oz haul. fished the mar­gins all day on soft pel­let feed­ing lit­tle and of­ten to weigh in 83lb 6oz.

Third-placed Jim Owen started at only four me­tres shal­low and took fish from the off switch­ing to the mar­gins late on to fin­ish with 81lb 8oz.

AN­OTHeR an­gler re­turn­ing to form was Dave Tay­lor. He fin­ished top of the list in the lat­est Cock Inn match fished on the Six Is­lands Pool at De­coy Lakes.

Al­though most fish are usu­ally caught through the sum­mer months on the pole up in the wa­ter on this lake, Tay­lor opted for a feeder ap­proach with meat to record 75lb 14oz.

That win moved him up the leader board in the club’s an­nual league ta­ble but he is go­ing to find it hard to shake off ‘Mr Re­li­able’ Mick Syd­ney. He put in yet an­other solid per­for­mance on pel­let and meat to fin­ish sec­ond with 72lb 10oz.

Tony Brando came third and he had 62lb 9oz of carp caught shal­low with pel­let.

ONCe again Kev Lee showed the field a clean pair of heels in the Fen­land Rods club match.

Fish­ing the Mag­pie Lake at Pi­d­ley, Lee drew peg 17 in the bay tak­ing all his fish on lun­cheon meat to record 89lb 10oz. And hav­ing drawn the golden peg he also went home with an ad­di­tional £100.

Run­ner-up with 73lb 14oz was Tim Bates. He fished pel­let and paste close in.

Third place went to Kevin Be­vis with 66lb 7oz all taken on sweet­corn.

IN the Ram­sey AS match on the Horse­shoe Pool there were sev­eral big weights recorded topped by Kevin Pea­cock with 141lb 4oz.

Pea­cock drew peg 1 and took a net of big carp on meat over pel­let.

Run­ner-up from un­fan­cied peg 16 along the back straight was Pete Hol­land. He fished up in the wa­ter with pel­let to record 123lb 8oz.

Third place went to Roger Gowler on a level 86lb.

THe lads from Or­ton Fish­ing Club held their lat­est event at east Delph with first place go­ing to Ged Mount­field with 26lb. Run­ner-up was Chris Gold Se­nior with 22lb fol­lowed by Richard Wil­son with 9lb 8oz.

AT the week­end Stu­art Red­man topped the Webb’s AC club match on the Match Pool at Fields end Wa­ter Dod­ding­ton.

He had 123lb 14oz of Orfe and small tench taken on a short pole line with caster and red mag­got.

Lo­cal rod Terry Mott took the run­ner-up spot on 60lb 9oz fol­lowed by Nick Carl­ton with 50lb 10oz.

In the OAP’s match at Pi­d­ley it was Roger Abbott that came out on top. He had a net of small carp for 61lb 11oz. Sec­ond place went to John Pratt on 50lb 8oz fol­lowed by Au­drey Abbott with 45lb 2oz.

THe JVAC away­day two-day fes­ti­val on the Crock­well Farm fish­ery pro­duced some fine ac­tion for the city lads.

Day One saw Pete Molesworth well ahead of the field with 130lb 2oz of carp all taken on the pole with mag­got and caster fished close in.

Sec­ond was Adrian Wylde with 106lb 15oz fol­lowed by Chris White with 80lb 7oz.

Tom Parker topped day two with 145lb 2oz then it was Molesworth on 86lb 8oz fol­lowed by Lee Ken­dal with 83lb 13oz.

Molesworth had a very con­sis­tent event and com­fort­ably took the hon­ours over the two days.

IT was a very busy time on the De­coy Lakes com­plex once again last week­end with two opens run­ning as so many an­glers were booked in.

With a lot of fish show­ing up in the wa­ter once again it was John Whin­cup who stole the show, win­ning Satur­day’s match on the Yew Lake with a mas­sive 178lb 15oz net of carp taken close in.

Whin­cup fol­lowed that up with an­other win on Sun­day, this time on the Beastie Lake with 148lb 6oz.

MORe news on the huge net found in the River Wel­land re­cently. The net was even­tu­ally taken out of the wa­ter but just about ev­ery fish in the mas­sive net had died.

There are still so many ques­tions left unan­swered though. How long had it been in the river? Are there lots more? How long has il­le­gal net­ting been tak­ing place on this once pro­lific fish­ery? And more to the point can we do any­thing about it?

The en­vi­ron­ment Agency to their credit are at last mak­ing some se­ri­ous at­tempts to catch the cul­prits, and if the newly formed task force can show its teeth and get a few pros­e­cuted there is still hope wa­ters in our area will re­turn to their for­mer glory days.

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