The prime time for predator anglers has only just begun, but already our local waters have been producing some fine fishing.
Pike to double figures have been taken from the River Nene and now Gavin Stewart has recorded one of the biggest zander so far this season at exactly 10lb.
He was fishing for pike, but had nothing to show for a couple of hours on Glassmoor Bank, but then the fish struck into his bait.
Stewart said: “I expected it to be a big double-figure pike, but when I saw it, to my amazement, it was a lovely shimmer of gold. I knew straight away it was a very good zander.
“This is the first zander I have caught in 20 years and I must say it’s a beauty and smashed my personal best of 7lb”
There is a Pike Qualifier on Sunday 11th October, on the North Level, Tydd Gote at Main Road sections. Draw at Main Road and for more information contact Mike Mumby on 07749 100145.
What a weekend it was for 11 year old Sonny Lynn who topped the Tydd Gote club match on Sunday with 6lb 8oz.
His catch included a fine tench and it was his first ever senior match win.
Runner up was Andy Greenwood with 5lb 15oz followed by Paul Bawden on 5lb 12oz.
There was also another win for young Lucio Melillo junior who won a match at Haddon Lodge Lake with a modest 15lb 4oz of small carp and skimmers.
Dad, also Lucio, was close behind on 14lb 2ozs.
Chris Shortland won the latest club match on the Willow Pool by a country mile.
He drew fancied peg 25 and took full advantage putting 103lb 14oz to the scales. Second was Gary Sell with 56lb 20zs and third was Mick Sidney on 44lb 110z.
ROOKERY WATERS OPEN
Those fishing the Rookery Wateres Open were hampered by an overnight frost in the fens.
Overall winner was Ben Townsend from peg 23 who caught late at six metres with meat to catch carp to 9lb for a winning 73lb 12oz.
Fenland Rods fished the Magpie Pool at Rookery Waters and Kev Lee not only took top spot with 103lb 6oz, he also walked off with the lucky £100 golden peg envelope.
Kev struggled for half the match, but in the late stages he caught fish after fish all on meat close in.
Runner up Mac Campbell weighed in 94lb 13oz, again all taken on meat, followed by Dave Garner on 80lb 4oz.
RAMSEY & DISTRICT
Ramsey & District Angling Society members fished for the Lynn Regis Trophy on Sunday at Exhibition Bridge.
Match secretary Keith Rayment took the honours with 7lb 9oz from peg 7
Harry Young had some better quality fish but fell just short with 6lb 12oz. Then it was Simon Wagstaff with a level 6lb and Ray Myring with 5lb 3oz.