Scally likes be­ing be­side the sea­side

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

I WAS very sur­prised to hear that Webbs AC had de­cided to fish their ‘away week­end’ at the East coast hol­i­day re­sort of Skeg­ness.

It would not be ev­ery­body’s choice of a venue for three days of match fish­ing, but that’s where the hardy mem­bers of Webb’s AC ended up on the mixed fish­ery wa­ters of Faulker Farm Lakes at Burgh-le-marsh.

Day one saw or­gan­iser Ge­orge Scally take first place with a mod­est 22lb 2oz pel­let­caught catch of bream to go top of the ag­gre­gate weight se­ries fol­lowed by Mick Humphrey on 20lb 7oz with Ray Gre­gory third with 14lb 13oz.

Day two saw po­si­tions reversed with Humphrey weigh­ing 22lb 5oz to pip Terry Moat into sec­ond place by just two ounces. Scally dropped into third place on 14lb 12oz.

The final day was again down to just ounces with Moat com­ing in at 22lb 8oz ahead of Scally’s 22lb 2oz, with Mick Good­man on 17lb 6oz in third place.

Scally took the se­ries with an over­all weight of 59lb with Humphrey on 55lb in sec­ond place.

IT was the final round of the All­sorts AC Spring League on Sun­day which saw the lo­cal club fish­ing the Beastie Lake on the De­coy Com­plex.

The lake had been in good form and with the fish not quite ready for spawn­ing, ex­pec­ta­tions were high.and for once the an­glers were not dis­ap­pointed.

Lead­ing the way with a fine dis­play of up in the water fish­ing was Lee Covell, whose match win saw him com­fort­ably home in the league stakes too as he fin­ished the event with just eight points.

Pete Molesworth and Carl Stones came joint sec­ond on 22 points fol­lowed by John Parnell with 25 points.

Back to the final day’s ac­tion and Covell drew just where he wanted to be - on the back of the spit, peg 13. He fished for most of the match on the long

ET AN­GLING COR­RE­SPON­DENT pole line fish­ing hard pel­let up in the water to record 144lb.

Push­ing him all the way to the end was run­ner-up Parnell, who drew peg four, close to the main car park. He also fished shal­low but did have a good run of big carp in the mar­gins catch­ing four fish for 30lb on sweet­corn to weigh in 134lb 8oz.

Jamie Bird claimed third place with 71lb 14oz all taken on the feeder and with most of the field putting 50lb plus to the scales the match was by far the best of the se­ries.

LO­CAL rod Gus Gaus­den is the man to beat right now at De­coy Lakes. He took the top spot in the lat­est 55+ match.

A good turnout saw both the Yew and Oak Pools be­ing used with Gaus­den drawn on the Oak Pool peg 30. He fished shal­low with pel­let close in for most of the day net­ting carp to 6lb to weigh in a fine 150lb 5oz.

Jay Richard­son bagged 137lb 13oz from the Yew pool again on pel­let, with Nigel Bax­ter com­plet­ing the frame com­ing third on 129lb 11oz.

IN the JVAC event on Sun­day fished on the Six Is­land Pool at De­coy, Will Hadley halted the Gaus­den march top­ping the field with a mod­est 60lb 11oz from peg 14 on pel­let.

Gaus­den came in sec­ond with 56lb 12oz fol­lowed by Dar­ren Page on his very first ven­ture into com­mer­cial match fish­ing with 52lb 2oz.

SIX Is­lands at De­coy saw most of the pegs taken for the Ram­sey AS club event.

Match sec­re­tary Keith Rayment took the hon­ours with 122lb 6oz from peg 11. He fished the pole, not too far out, net­ting carp to 6lb on lun­cheon meat.

Run­ner-up was John Hazelden, who was on peg 18 and fin­ished with a level 91lb taken on sweet­corn and paste.

Third place went to An­drew Wyld­ing. He was on peg 25 and weighed in 81lb 12oz and his catch in­cluded sev­eral big carp taken late on in the match.

ON Sun­day the Cock Inn An­gling Club vis­ited the pic­turesque Horse­shoe Lake at De­coy.

With this be­ing one of the favourite lakes on the cal­en­dar, there was al­ways go­ing to be a good turnout. I man­aged to get an in­vite to this one and I was re­ally pleased to fish as once again the lake didn’t dis­ap­point - good weights were taken all round the lake, with over 10 pegs pro­duc­ing 50lb plus weights.

Top rod on the day af­ter hav­ing a fab­u­lous bat­tle with the an­glers ei­ther side of him was Steve Smith with 117lb 8oz of mainly carp, caught from peg 17 with sweet­corn close in.

Smith started on the Method feeder and got off to a fly­ing start putting six fish in the net be­fore most an­glers had got started! He then switched to the mar­gins and pro­ceeded to bag up on good carp with one or two go­ing into dou­ble fig­ures.

They proved to be de­ci­sive as I was next peg to Steve and was al­ways try­ing to catch up.

Fish­ing shal­low with pel­let I had lots of fish and plenty of bites af­ter a slow start but by the final whis­tle had to set­tle for sec­ond place with 108lb 8oz.

Third place went to Mick Sid­ney. He also started well on peg 18 catch­ing carp on sweet­corn close in but un­for­tu­nately the fish moved off and a poor last hour cost him, weigh­ing in 85lb 1oz.

THE Fen­land Rods lads on Sun­day saw the pairs match split be­tween Four Is­lands and Lou’s Lake on the De­coy com­plex.

It was tight at the top of the leader board with two pairs joint top with four points so they had to be sep­a­rated by weight. Even­tual win­ners were March rods Colin Barnes and Tim Bates with a com­bined weight of 151lb 13oz. Then came Dave Simp­son and Kev Lee with 131lb 4½oz fol­lowed by John Garner and Clint Gumbs.

In­di­vid­ual win­ners were Mac Camp­bell on peg five on the Four Is­land Pool with 99lb 3oz and Dave Simp­son on Lou’s Pool with a level 70lb.

BOB Walker took a fine 130lb 4oz net of carp to earn him the top spot in the lat­est Con­ser­va­tive Club match fished on the Oak Pool.

He caught right from the off fish­ing up in the water and in the mar­gins with red mag­got his best bait.

Com­ing close to the top was run­ner-up Peter Hud­dle­stone, who caught well on sweet­corn net­ting 118lb 6oz from the mar­gins fol­lowed by Peter Rudd on 71lb 8oz and Tony Ruddy with 56lb 15oz.

THE Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice AC were on Yew Lake for their lat­est club match which saw two lo­cals lead­ing the way.

Jeff Rodgers topped the field with 93lb 10oz of carp taken up in the water with cast­ers.

Run­ner-up was Ste­wart Cox, who fished pel­let on the long pole line for 85lb 13oz fol­lowed by Si­mon Cook, who fished the feeder for 67lb 6oz.

IT’S been a re­ally busy time on the De­coy com­plex with just about all the lo­cal clubs fish­ing there over the past cou­ple of weeks and with the weather im­prov­ing at last we have seen more and more an­glers get­ting out.

Most of our other lo­cal fish­eries have been in crack­ing form too so there’s plenty of choice for ev­ery­one and with a good week or so of weather in store some re­ally big weights can be ex­pected. We may even get a chance to fish for carp off the sur­face with bread.

THE De­coy Opens have been at­tract­ing quite a few new faces to the fish­ery but it seems to be the reg­u­lars that have proved hard to beat.

In re­cent matches John Whin­cup took the top spot on the Wil­lows with a mas­sive 223lb 8oz on the feeder with meat and fol­lowed that up with an­other win on the Oak Pool weigh­ing in 146lb 14oz.

Nigel Bax­ter took the hon­ours in the Tues­day event on the Beastie Lake with 116lb taken on sweet­corn, while on the Six Is­lands it was Peter­bor­ough rod Si­mon Dow top­ping the list with 156lb 7oz of carp taken on meat from peg

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JOS Peters from Bel­gium won the Anglian Water Air­flo In­di­vid­ual Final at Grafham Water with a to­tal match weight in­clud­ing time bonus of 25lb 7oz. The best fish on the day weighed 5lb 2oz and was caught by Martin Wil­liams who fin­ished in sec­ond place with a to­tal weight of 23lb 13oz.

BILL Cop­pin took the best rain­bow of the week at Rut­land Water weigh­ing 6lb 12oz from the bank and it fell to buzzers.

CHRIS Mcal­lis­ter, rep­re­sent­ing Aberdeen­shire’s Raemoir Trout Fish­ery won the 2012 Trout­mas­ters ti­tle fished at Grafham Water re­cently. He took home the Trout­mas­ters Tro­phy and a cheque for £500. Sec­ond place went to Tony Lor­rimer, with Richard Cooper rep­re­sent­ing Rut­land Water tak­ing third place.

EX­CEL­LENT catches have been recorded from Ring­stead Grange, a crack­ing water for those that pre­fer to fish smaller lakes. Plenty of rain­bows av­er­ag­ing 2-2½lb have been caught by boat and bank an­glers with the pick of the bunch go­ing to city an­gler Gor­don Ash­man Ju­nior at 5lb 12oz from the bank with an­other lo­cal an­gler Lee Skev­ing­ton land­ing 10 rain­bows with a num­ber touch­ing 5lb in his catch and re­lease tally from the bank.

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