Memorial series honours taken by Doug Dimbleby
THE final round of the Pete Hogg Memorial Series on the canal was fished along the Conkers length at Shackerstone. John Wainwright took the honours on the day, weighing 3lb 12ozs of small bream and roach from his peg on Station Bend.
Doug Dimbleby finished second with a 2lb 5oz catch of small fish with Pete Deakin taking third place with a 1lb 14oz catch. With the best four results from eight counting deciding the winning places in the league, Doug Dimbleby produced an unbeatable performance by winning four matches. John Wainwright finished in second place with 15 points with Graham Whyte taking third place with 14 points.
An overnight frost following a day of heavy rain made sport difficult in Sun- day’s Lychgate Fisheries Open. Mark Sidwells had taken the honours the previous day from peg 43 and fancied his chances again when he drew the same peg! At the end he’d caught 15lbs of “silver fish” and two big carp to complete a weekend double with a 35lb 2oz catch. Runner up Terry Brindley landed just four fish, three big carp and a tench to weigh 29lb 2ozs.
There was yet another 100lb plus catch by Andy Findlay who took the honours in Saturday’s Higham Lane Open. Drawn on peg 25, Andy used feeder tactics to land a winning 101lb 15oz net of carp. Rich Wells finished second with 78lb 9ozs with John Varley finishing third with 52lb 9ozs.
There was some big fish landed and bigger ones lost in Saturday’s Lychgate Fisheries Open. Leading the way from peg 43 was Mark Sidwells. Landing six carp that weighed 61lb plus bream to finish with 83lb 10ozs. Max Higgott finished second from peg 26 with a 77lb 4oz catch of smaller carp. Paul Bates had seven carp that weighed 68lb plus bream to finish third with 76lb 14ozs.
Shackerstone’s Members Wardle Cup contest was fished along Hags Lane. Leading the way was Kev “Scissor hands” Milne, who used worm to catch 4lb 1oz of perch. Doug Dimbleby caught small roach and rudd to finish second with 2lb 4ozs while Rob Bream came third with a 1lb 14oz catch.
Higham Lane’s Thursday Open was won by Clive Oliver with a 58lb 11oz catch from peg 12. Paul Gardener came second with 52lb 2ozs with Mick Linnett finishing third with 47lb 9ozs.
There was a good turn out yet again for Maynes Lakes mid week Open. Danny Ross switched between paste and sweetcorn baits to tempt a winning 34lb 12oz of carp. Result; Pool One; Winner; Danny Ross peg 34. Pool Two: Winner; Chris Edwards 20lb from peg 10.
Lychgate Fisheries Fine Line Friday Silver Fish Open was won by Dave Armstrong who pole fished casters on peg 2 for a 24lb 12oz catch of mainly bream. Chris Phillips finished second with 19lb 14ozs with Paul Bates taking third place with 17lb 5ozs.
Brookfield’s Sunday Open at Stoke Golding was won by Ray Lewis who pole fished maggot and corn for a 38lb 4oz catch from peg 16. Danny Ross came second with 32lb 5oz from peg 5 while Fred Walker finished third with 19lb.
Higham Lane Fishery have an Open match every Thursday, draw 9am.
Lychgate Fisheries have another busy weekend, starting with their Fine Line Friday Silver Fish Open, draw 9am. On saturday there’s the regular Open again draw 9am. Then on Sunday its another Open draw 11am.
Shackerstone’s Members Winter League Four match series starts this Sunday, with the best three from four matches to count. Draw 7.45am at the Rising Sun.
Maynes Lakes have an Open match every Wednesday, draw 10am.
Lychgate Fisheries hold Open matches every Wednesday, draw 9am.