Pike angling: A day young Spencer will never forget

Spencer Kendall with his 20lb pike.
Spencer Kendall with his 20lb pike.
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Pike anglers have been having some fine sport of late - some say the best for several years.

The Fenland drains have been very productive with the likes of Raveley, Glassmoor, the Twenty Foot and Forty Foot all producing fish.

Even local stillwaters have been fishing well. But I think you will be hard pressed to beat a lake out at Market Deeping.

Before the schools went back after the long Christmas break Lee Kendal took his son Spencer there for a spot of pike fishing hoping the youngster would catch his first ever pike.

They were both in for a shock as fish after fish fell to a mackerel dead-bait with Spencer taking the best fish of the day weighing close to 20lb.

It was a day’s fishing the Peterborough lad will never forget.


Keith Rayment took the honours in the latest Ramsey & District Angling Society match on Factory Bank.

He weighed in 13lb 8oz, well over 200 fish taken on the whip and pole with pinkie.

Mick Arling took 10lb 10oz to finish in second place followed by Ken Taylor on 10lb 7oz and John Payne with 10lb 3oz.