A cold easterly wind and persistent rain didn’t put anglers off fishing the annual Float Fish Farm Christmas match.
In first place was Tony Hudson, once one of the top anglers in the area when fishing for the mighty Oundle side. These days, like many others, he has turned his hand to commercial waters and it would seem he has lost none of his touch.
He fished a small feeder with popped up bread out in the deep water netting carp to 7lb to finish on 37lb 11oz.
Just missing out on the opposite bank was Harry Murphy with 37lb 7oz and third place went to Dave Schwinger with 20lb 13oz followed by Lionel Whaley on 18lb 2oz.
On the Horseshoe Pool on the same complex were Webb’s AC and continuing his fine run of form was Peter Telszewski.
The Polish-born angler fished a small feeder with a mix of pellet and groundbait to take a comfortable victory with 35lb 10oz.
Second was Alan Forrester with 25lb 10oz of small carp, then it was new club member John Bordie with 21lb 5oz.
In the Ramsey & District Angling Society Christmas Open fished on Ramsey St Mary’s, it was Andrew Kilby with 14lb 5½oz taking the honours from peg two.
His catch included two fine tench with the best weighing in at 5lb 13oz.
Second was Malc Sansome with 9lb 14oz then came Malc Hobbs with 9lb 11½oz and Vern Edgley on 8lb 13oz.
There were some decent fish taken in the latest pike match at Ferry Meadows.
Top rod with three fish for a total of 17lb 11oz was James Webster. Nick Alsop had one fish for 14lb 4oz followed by Mark Blyth on 13lb 3oz.