It’s top Marks for Ham­mond at Ferry Mead­ows

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - BY KEN WADE ANGLING CORRESPONDENT

It’s been a re­ally busy Bank Hol­i­day pe­riod on the lo­cal match fish­ing scene with some of the best an­glers from the Mid­lands and East Anglia trav­el­ling to Peter­bor­ough to take on our lo­cal stars. The Ivan Marks Me­mo­rial match has be­come an es­tab­lished fix­ture at Ferry Mead­ows now and this year’s sell-out field saw some fine weights recorded with bream show­ing on both lakes, prov­ing - if in­deed proof were needed - that the lakes are once again back to their very best.

Top rod was Karl Ham­mond, who caught some very big bream on long range feeder tac­tics to put 87lb 8oz to the scales.

Run­ner-up was Dan Ash­ing­ton, who had 73lb 4oz, fol­lowed by Adam Wake­lin with 69lb 8oz.

As al­ways a good amount of money was raised for char­ity. This year a cheque for £400 was pre­sented to Mrs Marks.

The event was run by Match Catch and Ringer Baits. Well done to both and in­deed to Peter­bor­ough & Dis­trict AA for al­low­ing the whole of the com­plex to be used for the event.

RIVERFEST QUAL­I­FIER

Over on the River Ne net he hot sum­mer weather we have all en­joyed proved to be trou­ble­some for those com­pet­ing in this year’s Riverfest Qual­i­fier on the Or­ton Up­stream and Down­stream sec­tions.

The weed growth over the past few weeks has been ex­ten­sive and de­spite the best ef­forts of the lo­cal club, Peter­bor­ough& Dis­trict AA, to clear the swims quite a few an­glers found it very tough go­ing.

The lack of flow did not help mat­ters ei­ther.

A good field saw three lo­cal rods go­ing through to the grand fi­nal though on the River Wye later in the year.

Top rod from the Or­ton Down­stream sec­tion was Graham Welt on. He drew peg 50 and caught bream, skim­mers and perch on the pole fish­ing a worm and caster ap­proach for 18lb 10oz.

Dave Bee croft came sec­ond from the end down­stream peg with 17lb 5oz fol­lowed by Dave Jones on 13lb 1oz.

Sec­tion win­ners who go through to the fi­nal were: Zone A Or­ton Up pegs 1-20 John Means; Zone B Or­ton Up pegs 21-40 Stu­art Northrop; Zone C Or­ton Down pegs 4160 Graham Wel­ton.

CON­SER­VA­TIVE CLUB

John Par nell is them an to beat right now in the Con­ser­va­tive club matches.

He has had a fine set of re­sults over the sum­mer pe­riod and added yet an­other vic­tory to the list of wins on Satur­day run­ning out a com­fort­able win­ner at But­ton­hole Fish­ery with 170lb 7oz.

Drawn on peg 19, he caught all day up in the wa­ter fish­ing banded 8ml pel­lets.

In sec­ond place was Mark Parnell , who also caught shal­low for 131 lb 2 oz, fol­lowed by Bob Walker on 130lb 12oz.

FLOAT FISH FARM

The pop­u­lar Float Fish Farm Fish­ery Satur­day se­ries con­tin­ues to at­tract a good field and in the lat­est match both Wag­tail and the Horse­shoe Pool had to be used.

Lead­ing the way with a fine 186lb 5oz from the Wag­tail pool was Dave Sch­winger. He caught short with pel­let and paste from peg 21.

Nigel Bax­ter came sec­ond on the same lake with 142lb 5oz, then it was Stan Dow on the Horse­shoe Pool peg five with 136lb 12oz.

Graham Wel­ton won the Riverfest Qual­i­fier.

Ferry Mead­ows win­ner Karl Ham­mond.

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