The Cock Inn angling club were over at North View Fishery, Gedney Hil last weekend (May 15) and saw Burt Currie take his first match win of the season putting 90lb 1oz to the scales.
In second place was the consistent Mick Sidney, who caught on the pole with maggot for 76lb 12oz. Chris Shortland had to settle for third place with 76lb 4oz.
On Sunday it was the turn of Fenland Rods to tackle the big carp at the fishery.
Top rod was Peter Parlett, he took nearly all of his winning catch on the pole fishing floating baits on the surface, weighing in 159lb 15oz. Runner up was meat expert Dave Garner, putting 137lb 4oz to the scales. In third place was Alan Golightly on 83lb 14oz.
Float Fish Farm Fishery continues to draw anglers into the Saturday Open matches.
Last week Stan Dow topped the field with 92lb 5oz taken on the short pole line with meat and sweetcorn. In second place was Andy Adams, he fished a long pole with pellet approach for 73lb 10oz, then it was Colin Clark fishing the feeder with 45lb 10oz.
Stanground’s Alan Steels had a day’s trout fishing to remember over at Elinor Trout Fishery at Thrapston.
During the day he caught well on a variety of patterns, netting 16 trout up to 7lb. Towards the end of the session he changed to a small green lure and presented it a little deeper to try and tempt one last big trout.
The fly did the trick and within seconds of his retrieve he had a big hit on the fly. Several minutes past without a sign of the fish coming up in the water as it took more and more line.
A forty minute tussle eventually saw the 20lb plus pike netted, a real beauty which was returned to the water safely.
In the Decoy Saturday (May 14) open match fished on the Elm pool Richard Bond topped the field with 232lb 12oz, Simon Godfrey came in second with 186lb 14oz, followed by Stuart Bracey with 171lb 1oz.
Lee Kendal came back onto the local match fishing scene with a bang, blitzing the field in the JVAC match on the Cedar Pool with a fine 181lb 11oz taken from peg 1 on chopped worm and caster fished shallow.
In second place was Andy Kelk, who fished the pole with pellet for 116lb 7oz, then came Steve Smith with 114lb 6oz.
Hotpoint AC fished the high numbers on the Willows at Decoy which saw Kev Schneider making it two wins in a row with 98lb 12oz from peg 29.
Runner up Paul Faulkner, after a slow start, caught well close in to finish on 76lb 4oz. Third place went to Pete Sanderson with 65lb 8oz.
I have got to mention my mate Dave Williams who fished his first ever commercial water carp match on Sunday.
We had a very, very long session in the shop talking about tackle and tactics and to my amazement he was like a duck to water. He breezed through the Ramsey AS club match on the Magpie Pool at Pidley coming fifth in a very strong field with 93lb.
More praise now for England Ladies star angler Abbi Kendall, who put in yet another fine performance on the long pole and later with maggots into the margins to win the match with 146lb 14oz.
In second place was Josh Pace catching up in the water and weighing in 129lb 12oz, then came Alex Bates on 127lb 12oz.
Webb’s AC were also at Rookery Waters on Sunday fishing the Jay Lake.
Leading was Gordon Harmer with 30lb 3oz, all taken on a small feeder with pellet. Runner-up with 26lb 1oz was Marcus Webb, then came Ken Mathews on 21lb 4oz.
At Haddon Lodge young Lucio Melillo took the honours with a modest 16lb 9oz net of skimmers and small carp. A close second was George Bates with 15lb 4oz, then came Lucio Melillo Sn with 14lb 4oz.