Baxter back to his best with a whopping weight at Decoy Lakes

Richard Packwood won the latest match at Ferry Meadows.
Richard Packwood won the latest match at Ferry Meadows.
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Saturday’s Decoy Open turned out to be a fantastic match with the Yew Lake producing huge weights right across the field.

Back to form was venue expert Nigel Baxter, who weighed in a whopping 205lb 11oz.

The Bag Em-backed rod was on Yew 13 and fished the pellet at seven metres.

Rob Goodson had a very good day’s sport on the feeder finishing with 169lb 2oz to take the runner-up spot followed by Ben Townsend on 159lb 11oz and Danny Carlton on 138lb 11oz.


The first match in a series of four run by Peterborough DAA on Ferry Meadows was a tough one by all accounts with wind a big problem throughout the day.

The frame was decent though with Richard Packwood from Melton Mowbray topping the list with 51lb 7oz of bream from peg 73 on the Monument Bank.

Runner-up was Phil Ringer with 43lb 5oz taken from the High Bank on peg 36 and Jamie Hawkins came in third with 33lb 10oz on peg 39.


Ramsey AS were on the Decoy complex on Sunday, fishing a windswept Willows.

But despite the conditions being far from ideal, Josh Pace made light work of it making it two wins in a row. He put a massive 125lb 4oz to the scales fishing up in the water feeding with caster and red maggot from peg 33.

Just a few pegs away was John Price, another angler at the top of his game right now. He caught on cat meat and pellet to record 96lb 4oz.

In third place with 78lb 8oz was Liam Darler followed by Vince Hull on 72lb 8oz.


It was tough going for those fishing the JVAC club match on the Cedar Pool at Decoy Lakes.

For the third Sunday running the match was all but ruined by the strong winds, although you wouldn’t think so looking at the leading weights.

Top rod with a very respectable 104lb 4oz was Daniel Abbott, who drew peg 24 and caught on a small maggot feeder.

Second was Terry Tribe fishing the feeder with cat meat for 76lb 2oz followed by Roger Gowler on 75lb 8oz.

The match was the final round of the club’s knock-out event. This was really close with Alan Warren pipping Jay Richardson by just over a pound with his 69lb 12oz


The first match of the summer series run by Cock Inn saw the wind ruin things for most of the day and with two broken poles to show for their efforts, it wasn’t the best of starts for the lads based at Werrington.

Winner on the day was Gary Sell from peg 15 with 16lb of roach, rudd, carp and barbel - all caught on the pole close in on maggot.

Second from peg one was Brian Faulkner with 11lb 10oztaken on a long pole in the margins. Although he broke his pole he was able to carry on with a short margin pole to see off the challenge of Steve Smith, who came in third on 11lb 2oz.