Angling roundup: Barley best on the Beastie at Decoy Lakes

Webb's AC winner Dave Pearson.
Webb's AC winner Dave Pearson.
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Top rod in the Decoy Midweek Open on the Beastie Pool was Chris Barley.

The Dynamite Baits rod drew corner peg eight and caught carp and F1s on the pole with pellet for a fine 78lb 8oz. Not far behind with 69lb was Tony Dawson followed by Tom Edwards with 43lb 6oz.

Saturday’s Decoy Open match was switched to the Willows with most noted pegs producing despite the blustery conditions.

Topping the field from fancied peg 25 was Bait Tech rod Alex Bates. He fished a small Method feeder tight over to the island catching on corn and pellet for a level 95lb.

Martyn Freeman came second on peg 35, catching well towards the bridge for 87lb 4oz, then came Rob Goodson with 78lb 10oz.


In the Tydd Gote Pike match fished on French Drove at the weekend there were quite a few fish showing but unfortunately none of the better samples.

Top rod with two fish weighing 18lb 1oz was Rob Wright. Second was Paul Keeping with a brace weighing 8lb 10oz, followed by James Cooper with 5lb 12oz.

Next Tydd Gote predator match is on Sunday February 8. The draw is at 8am. For details contact Mike Mumby on 07749100145.

Webb’s AC

Pearson is back with a bang

Webb’s AC continue to enjoy some good sport on the Horseshoe Pool at Float Fish Farm.

Match-winner Dave Pearson, returning to the local match fishing scene after some time away chasing bigger specimens, finished first with 38lb 12oz.

He fished a small groundbait feeder with red maggot on the hook.

Second place went to Peter Telszewski, who also fished a feeder to weigh in 16lb 10oz.

Pole and pellet saw George Bates take third on 12lb 14oz.


There was a better result to come out of Haddon Lodge on Sunday. The fishery regulars ran a small match which saw Tony Moulds leading the way with 20lb 7oz all taken on the pole with red maggot.

Second place went to Joe Dwyer on 10lb 1oz followed by Jim Ayres with 7lb 5oz.


Considering the wet and windy conditions the Whittlesey AA result from Whittlesey Dyke does not look too bad at all.

From the most sheltered peg near the road bridge John Hudson caught from the off to finish with a net of small silver fish, an eel and some perch for a winning weight of 7lb 6oz.

Second place went to John Taylor with silver fish and several decent perch on the worm for a weight of 6lb 9oz from beyond the rail bridge.

Jeff Tuttlebee finished third with all small fish to record 6lb 8oz.


Ramsey & District Angling Society fished the Ramsey St Mary’s section of the Old Nene which saw club stalwart Vern Edgley win with a net of roach caught on the pole with pinkie and maggot for 8lb 8oz.

Ken Taylor with 7lb 8oz came in second, followed by Ivan Steels with 7lb 5oz and Harry Young on 6lb 3oz.

Coming up

Big plans for 2015 at Float Farm Fishery

Float Fish Farm Fishery owner Dale Hudson has just announced some big plans for the venue in 2015.

They will be running Thursday open matches starting in early May and an 18-match Saturday league event, again starting in May, with the best 12 weights to count.

They also intend to run their Saturday open matches on the last Saturday of each month and if that’s not enough matches for you, I hear there could well be an over 55s event on a Wednesday, with the dates and times to be sorted out next week.

For further details contact Hudson on 07764 242731.


With very few big matches on this weekend and no league events taking place, it looks like the March Open on the Old Nene will see a big turnout.

The venue has been in fine form since the turn of the year so anglers will be keen to draw some of the noted hot-spots along the match length with 20lb plus expected to win this one.

Call Bob Fitzjohn if you fancy a crack at this one. His number is 07970 673439.