Posh lads finish top of the league for the second year running

Jon Bowland had top weight in the Deeping St James match.

Jon Bowland had top weight in the Deeping St James match.

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The final round of the HAJAC Winter League was fished on Factory Bank, Raveley Drain and the Old Nene at Benwick with the latter producing most of the leading weights.

Top individual from the Benwick village section was March AC rod Ian Warby.

Peter Telszewski won the Webb's AC match.

Peter Telszewski won the Webb's AC match.

He took five tench late on in the match after a very slow start all on a chopped worm and caster approach to weigh in 18lb 4oz.

Just a few pegs away was team-mate Bob Fitzjohn. He looked to have had the match wrapped up after the first couple of hours after netting five tench.

Unfortunately his swim dried up and he struggled to put any more fish in the net, although his weight of 17lb 8oz was still enough for second place.

Young James Drakalic from Bedford came in third with a net of roach taken from Factory Bank for 16lb 6oz and he finished top individual overall with a four-match score of just nine points.

On the team front, March AC won on the day with a 21-point score but the loudest celebrations came from the Stanjay Posh side. They were third on the day but more importantly they held off the challenge of stablemates Stanjay Gold to take the overall title for the second year running.

Results

Individual: 1 I. Warby, 18lb 4oz; 2 B. Fitzjohn, 17lb 8oz; 3 J. Drakalic, 16lb 6oz; 4 A. Bates, 15lb 5oz; 5 B. Hughes 14lb 2oz; D. Rowell, 13lb 9oz.

Teams: March AC, 21 pts; 2 Garbolino RAF, 23; 3 Stanjay Posh, 26; 4 Stanjay Gold, 32; 5= Maver Bait Tech, Sensas Mark One Black and Browning Hotrods, all 36.

Final league standings: 1 Stanjay Posh, 10 pts; 2 Stanjay Gold 13; 3 Browning Hotrods, 18; 4 Garbolino RAF, 19; 5 Maver Bait Tech, 20; 6 Sensas Mark One White, 25.

WEBB’S AC

Webb’s AC were back at Float Fish Farm again at the weekend and again it was tough going due to the cold wind.

Peter Telszewski was back to winning ways. He caught on a small Method feeder to put together a net of carp and a few small fish for 18lb 7oz.

Young Harry Murphy is starting to make a name for himself at the fishery and came in second with 14lb 3oz, again his catch taken on a feeder.

George Bates rounded the frame off with 12lb 6oz.

DEEPING ST JAMES AC

It was Deeping St James AC’s last scheduled match of the current season when they fished their Horseshoe Lake near Wansford for the Non Cup Winners Cup.

With the fish tightly shoaled up most found it difficult even to get a bite.

It was St Ives rod Jon Bowland who eventually found the fish on fancied peg 19 using hair-rigged bread on a straight bomb to weigh in 17lb 8oz. But as he was already a cup winner he was unable to take the trophy.

This went to Jason Wilmer on peg 34 who managed a couple of small silvers to finish with 2 oz and take his first trophy with the club. Thirdwas Pete Molesworth Senior on peg 38 with 1oz.