JVC reach Su­per­cup semi-fi­nals

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By KEN WADE

FOR the first time in many weeks we had a bright, warm week­end with­out a hint of rain and it brought an­glers out right across the area ea­ger to wet a line af­ter weeks of frosts, wind and rain.

Some of the fish­ing was not as good as we would all have liked at this time of year but it can only get bet­ter from here on in can’t it?

The big match at the week­end saw two of the area’s top clubs go­ing head-to-head with our lo­cal lads JVAC reach­ing the semi-fi­nals of the na­tional An­gling Times Su­per­cup with a hard-fought vic­tory over Lit­tle Down­ham’s Head­fen AC at Yew Lake, De­coy.

Win­ning five pairs to Head­fen’s three, the eight-man lo­cals JVAC used a va­ri­ety of tac­tics to beat the fen­land team.

“Rather than have a strict team plan, we re­lied on the in­di­vid­ual an­gler’s strengths,” said team cap­tain Andy Gaus­den. “Some caught on the pole, some on the method, some on pel­let, some on paste and some on cat meat. It was a good win against a good side who had put in a lot of prac­tice and as cap­tain I am very pleased.”

In­di­vid­ual win­ner was JVAC’S Nick Carl­ton who used method feeder with meat and pole with paste for an im­pres­sive 91lb 5oz from peg 22.

Al­most op­po­site on peg nine was run­ner-up Head­fen’s top rod, Alan Archer, who fished pole with paste for 81lb 5oz. A dis­ap­point­ing day for the Head­fen team but a place in the semi-fi­nals at Pack­ing­ton Somers in War­wick­shire now awaits JVAC and with a very strong squad I would not be at all sur­prised if they do not go all the way to the grand final. Peg-by-peg run­down Head­fen Keith Westaby 4lb 1oz Dave Pri­est­ley 40lb 2oz Alan Archer 81lb 5oz Mar­cus Bai­ley 68lb 8oz Ron Cuth­bert 44lb 3oz Tim Dabrowa 57lb 15oz Steve Jack­son 80lb 14oz Dave Rod­well 64lb 1oz

JVAC Kevin Wil­mot 42lb 12oz Andy Gaus­den 61lb 4oz Adrian Wylde 57lb 15oz Mike Mitchell 73lb 12oz Jon Preedy 61lb 12oz Nick Carl­ton 91lb 5oz Alan War­ren 31lb 1oz Dave Par­sons 50lb 13oz

SHAL­LOW fish­ing dom­i­nated the lat­est JVAC match at De­coy’s Four Is­lands Lake, Mick King tri­umph­ing over a smaller than usual turnout due to the Knock Out Cup tak­ing place on the same day.

King drew peg five and found lots of F1s and carp by pole fish­ing with pel­lets just a foot deep over by the is­land to his left, fin­ish­ing on an ex­cel­lent 122lb 8oz.

Will Hadley used sim­i­lar tac­tics for his run­ners-up weight of 114lb 12oz from peg 10.

NEW to the match cir­cuit this sea­son is the De­coy 55+ se­ries and al­ready it’s pulling in some good at­ten­dances cul­mi­nat­ing in its best fig­ures so far for the match on the Six Is­land Pool last Fri­day.

Top rod was De­coy reg­u­lar Nigel Bax­ter. In windy con­di­tions the Bag Um-backed rod fished a short pole line all day, putting a level 100lb to the scales all taken on pel­let and paste.

Run­ner-up was Vince Hull from Sawtry, who weighed in 99lb 14oz

an­gling cor­re­spon­dent fol­lowed by Kevin Pea­cock on 97lb 14oz.

The matches will con­tinue through­out the sum­mer months each Fri­day right up un­til the end of Oc­to­ber us­ing a full va­ri­ety of venues on the De­coy Com­plex.

HOT­POINT An­gling Club had a good turnout for their match on the Horse­shoe Pool which re­sulted in a crack­ing match.

Three good lead­ing weights were fol­lowed by a whole host of an­glers who could also have pushed for the top spot if they had got the tac­tics right or man­aged to net the re­ally big fish that were hooked and lost.

The low num­bers pro­vided the top three an­glers and a real tus­sle for the top spot. Kevin Sch­nei­der led the way with a net of carp taken on the pel­let wag­gler and paste in the mar­gins for 89lb 4oz.

Run­ner-up was the in-form Colin Buck­ing­ham, who fished a mag­got feeder and also a close-in swim on meat for 80lb 2oz fol­lowed by Chris Short­land on 74lb 7oz.

FEN­LAND Rods took to the Wil­low Pool on the De­coy com­plex at the week­end ex­pect­ing some huge weights as re­sults from pre­vi­ous matches, and in­deed from the day be­fore event which saw sev­eral three fig­ure weights recorded on the venue.

Un­for­tu­nately the warmer weather saw the fish spawn­ing and they were, in the main, un­in­ter­ested in an­glers feed.

Mac Camp­bell drew the fan­cied peg 23 and stole the show. To­gether with the golden peg of prize of an ex­tra £42, he won the match with a weight of 73lb 13½oz, fish­ing close in on meat.

Run­ner-up was Tim Bates from peg 13. He caught in the mar­gins on mag­got for 58lb 10oz fol­lowed by Kev Lee with 55lb 6oz on paste.

THERE were some good lead­ing weights in the Ram­sey AS match on the Yew Pool at De­coy.

Top rod with 91lb 10oz taken on the feeder with pel­let was Pete Sterry. John Payne came sec­ond with 79lb 2oz with Roy Whin­cup third on 70lb 8oz.

A LOT of lo­cal clubs only book the day ticket lake at De­coy if it’s the only one left to fish but it re­ally is full of fish as the Webbs AC lads found out on Sun­day.

The fish stocked in this pool are smaller, that’s for sure, but it does en­sure plenty of bites.

Peter­bor­ough rod David Pear­son worked hard with mostly small fish to take the hon­ours with a level 65lb taken on paste from peg 14.

Terry Moat also fished the paste to fin­ish with 59lb for sec­ond place from peg five, Alan For­rest fill­ing the final spot with a 50lb 7oz catch on sweet­corn.

QUEENS Fish­ing Club fished the match pool at Fields End Water, Dod­ding­ton at the week­end and per­haps made the mis­take of al­low­ing Peter­bor­ough rod Stu­art Red­man into the fray and he com­pletely dom­i­nated the club match putting a huge 132lb 10oz to the scales fish­ing mag­got up in the water.

Ray Slad­den came sec­ond with 68lb 4oz, tak­ing his fish on a pel­let feeder, fol­lowed by Paul Kirk with 65lb 12oz. It could be a while be­fore Red­man gets an­other in­vite from this club!

ONE lo­cal water that does not al­ways get an­glers talk­ing quite as much as some other more prom­i­nent fish­eries is Lovell’s Lakes at Talling­ton, yet the old es­tab­lished lake still re­mains one of the best day ticket big fish wa­ters in the area.

On a re­cent five-day visit to the water, city spec­i­men hunter Daniel Rath­born caught fish af­ter fish in­clud­ing sev­eral dou­bles and one or two re­ally big fish.

Go and give Lovell’s a try some­time soon. I do not think you will be dis­ap­pointed. WATER lev­els are still high but clar­ity is get­ting bet­ter by the day at Eli­nor Trout Fish­ery. In the past week some re­ally good fish have been taken, topped by Denis Foot­man who banked a fine 9lb 1oz rain­bow.

While the water was coloured black based lures and nymphs with a slow re­trieve worked best.

THERE were three places up for grabs for en­trance into the grand final of the Iain Barr World Bank Mas­ters at Eli­nor on May 20. Ed Foster topped the field with 18 points and 11 fish. Ed Up­ton came sec­ond and the last to qual­ify was Paul Haskey on 13 points.

The Tommy Wood Me­mo­rial buzzer only match was also held at Eli­nor re­cently and de­spite the less than ideal coloured water some good bags were taken.

Pete Welch topped the field with 10lb 14oz, fol­lowed by Gor­don An­thony on 9lb 15oz and Dave Jar­rett with 9lb 14oz. A fan­tas­tic £519 was raised for the Sue Ry­der Ap­peal, Peter­bor­ough.

FINE CATCH: Denis Foot­man with a good rain­bow trout of 9lb 1oz taken from Eli­nor Trout Fish­ery re­cently.

BIG CARP: Daniel Rath­born with a fine 20lb 4oz taken from Lovells Carp Lake at Talling­ton.

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