WADE ON WA­TER with Richard Wade

Hinckley Times - - SPORT -

Af­ter the first three hours just three fish had been caught in Ly­ch­gate Fish­eries mid­week Open match. But as the day warmed up fish started to feed and catches fin­ished up much bet­ter than ex­pected.

Chris Duffy had strug­gled on the pole but an en­forced switch to rod and reel feeder tac­tics; af­ter bank walker Paul Bates had slipped over and broke one of his pole sec­tions, paid off and he fin­ished the match with a win­ning 43lb catch of carp. Eric Lil­ly­man weighed 28lb 10ozs to take sec­ond place while Ian Shirley fin­ished third with an 18lb 2oz catch.

The third round of Shack­er­stone’s On­style Lift­ing spon­sored se­ries was fished along the Monthills length. A sin­gle 3lb 4oz zan­der landed five min­utes from the end gave Phil Baker the hon­ours. Run­ner up Doug Dim­bleby had worked hard catch­ing small roach and fin­ished sec­ond with 1lb 13ozs with Pete Deakin tak­ing third place with a 1lb 1oz catch of small perch. With one round to go Pete Billing­ton leads the se­ries with 14 points.

Terry San­der­son took the hon­ours in Higham Lane’s Satur­day Open. Drawn on peg 8, Terry fished bomb and cheese to catch a very re­spectable 81lb 11ozs of carp. Dar­ren Milne fin- ished sec­ond for the sec­ond week, weigh­ing 52lb 9ozs from peg 21. Andy Find­lay came third with 40lb 7ozs.

With tem­per­a­tures fall­ing overnight, sport was dif­fi­cult for most in Maynes Lakes Wed­nes­day Open. Chris Ed­wards found some carp will­ing to feed, catch­ing steadily through­out the match to fin­ish with a 30lb 6oz top catch. Re­sult; Pool One, Win­ner; Chris Ed­wards peg 34. Pool Two, Win­ner; Ian Stripp peg 4, 12lb 12ozs.

There was also a heavy overnight frost be­fore Higham Lane’s Thurs­day Open match. John Var­ley needed just 19lb 11ozs from peg 11 to win. Alan Grew­cock fin­ished sec­ond with a 16lb catch while Chris Wayte came third with 15lb 11ozs.

Satur­day’s Ly­ch­gate Fish­eries Open pro­duced a win for Colin Chap­man who pole fished pel­let on peg 36 to catch 23lb of bream and five good carp to fin­ish well clear with a 68lb 12oz to­tal. Steve Brind­ley came sec­ond with 25lb 10oz of bream and carp.

Brook­field’s Open match at Stoke Gold­ing on Sun­day was their hard­est of the year so far. Stu Camp­ton took the hon­ours with just 6lb 10ozs from peg 3. Ray Lewis came sec­ond with 4lb 14ozs from peg 21 while Ian Shirley fin­ished third with 2lb 13ozs.

Higham Lane Fish­ery have Open matches ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day, draw 9am.

Ly­ch­gate Fish­eries have their Fine Line Fri­day Sil­ver Fish Open, draw 9.15am, an Open on Satur­day, draw 9.15am and an­other Open on Sun­day, check draw time with Paul.

Shack­er­stone have an Open match this Sun­day, draw 7.45am at the Ris­ing Sun.

Brook­field have an Open match at Stoke Gold­ing this Sun­day, draw 9am.

Maynes Lakes have an Open match ev­ery Wed­nes­day, draw 10am.

Ly­ch­gate Fish­eries have an Open match ev­ery Wed­nes­day, draw 9.15am.

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