Hotrods take King of the Fens ti­tle as Mark One slip up

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - by Ken Wade ANGLING COR­RE­SPON­DENT

It was a big week­end for those fish­ing the last round of the King of the Fens League on the Mid­dle Level at Mag­dalen to St Peters Bridge. Go­ing into the match Sen­sas Mark One Black had as lender lead over Hunt­ing­don-based Browning Hotrods, so there was all to play for at the start of the day.

But as the re­sults came in it was clear to see that the Mark One lads had slipped up and that left the way clear for Hotrods to steal the show.

In fact they dom­i­nated the day top­ping the field with a fine 31-point score­card and took the league ti­tle by two points.

On the in­di­vid­ual front there was cer­tainly con­so­la­tion for the Mark One side as one of their most con­sis­tent an­glers, John Tay­lor, took top spot with 15lb 2½oz and that win was enough to give him the over­all in­di­vid­ual ti­tle with 37 points and a com­bined weight of 43lb 8oz.

K ye Jerome was run­ner-up spot with 12lb 11oz, fol­lowed by Rob Hewi­son on 11lb.

Teams on the day: 1 Browning Hotrods 31pts; 2

Top Guns 25pts; 3 Bos­ton AA 24pts; 4 Lynnken­will 23pts; 5 Sen­sas Green 21pts; 6 Sen­sas Mark One Black 20pts.

League Over­all: 1 Browning Hotrods 8pts; 2 Sen­sas Mark One Black 12pts; 3 Sen­sas Mark One Green 19pts; 4 Bos­ton AA 19pts; 5 Lynnken­will 20pts.


The Tues­day Club are re­ally start­ing to get about for their mid­week matches, us­ing wa­ters that have hardly been match-fished for many years.

The lat­est was just above Bed­ford grav­els along the top end of the North Bank and with plenty of fish show­ing they are sure to be back on this once very pop­u­lar sec­tion of the river.

Lead­ing the way was Jim In­wood, who caught on the straight lead with sweet­corn catch­ing two good bream for 9lb 6oz.

Run­ner-up with a net of small fish taken on a long pole line was Alan Jo­pling with 7lb 10oz, fol­lowed by Roger Bid­dle with 6lb 9oz and Mike Smith on 6lb 4oz.


Yet another Peter­bor­ough DAA match on the Or­ton Down­stream sec­tion of the River Nene saw the in-form Gra­ham Page show he has lost none of his touch on the river.

He won with 7lb 10oz of roach caught on hempseed to see off the chal­lenge of Nigel Briggs, who also fished the pole with hempseed to fin­ish on 6lb 11oz.

Third place went to Dave Norville, he caught perch and a big eel for 5lb 6oz.


Deep­ing St James AC fished Lou’s Lake at De­coy Lakes for the sec­ond roundof the Wade Cup.

On a bright, sunny, warm day the win­ner was Ray Tor­ring­ton on peg 10. He started off on the short pole fish­ing pel­let, where he caught small carp and skim­mers. Then he fin­ished up in the mar­gins, fish­ing cat meat just off the bot­tom for a to­tal weight of 146lb 11oz.

Sec­ond was Chris Wheat­ley on peg seven with 119lb 13oz. Third was Dave Marzell on peg six with 93lb 2oz.


But­ton­hole Fish­ery has been in great form re­cently and it didn’t dis­ap­point the Webb’s AC an­glers on Sun­day.

Out in front was Alan For­rest, who caught on prawns for 122lb 14oz. Run­ner-up with 106lb was Mar­cus Webb, and then came Andy Parry on the feeder for 83lb 11oz.

Gra­ham Page won the Peter­bor­ough & District AA match.

Ray Tor­ring­ton won­the Deep­ing St James match.

Dick War­rener was a win­ner at Rook­ery Wa­ters.

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