‘Elec­tric­ity cut’ re­ally was a hot spot

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

I was given some very old angling mag­a­zines to look through re­cently and came across a piece of wa­ter that was renowned through­out the coun­try as the venue to fish through the win­ter months right here in the city cen­tre.

But are you old enough to re­mem­ber it or per­haps fished it in the 1960s?

It’s the old ‘elec­tric­ity cut’ which held warm wa­ter from the old elec­tric­ity power sta­tion that is no longer with us.

It’s all over­grown these days, but the good news is that plans are afoot to clean it out so that we can once again en­joy the fish­ing it has to of­fer - but mi­nus the hot wa­ter!


Wans­ford was the venue for the lat­est round in the Yax­ley, Farcet, Holme and Dis­trict AC points se­ries.

Lionel Wha­ley was drawn on the end peg down­stream and won with an 8 lb 13 oz catch of roach, skim­mers and bleak, caught on mag­got. Wha­ley fished over ground­bait at 11m and caught a small fish al­most every put-in.

Run­ner-up Steve Cox was two pegs above the win­ner and fished caster on a stick float for 6lb 5oz while Mike Mo­han man­aged third place with 5lb 7oz, also fish­ing caster and stick float down the mid­dle of the river.

The old ‘elec­tric­ity cut’.

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