The final round of the Drennan/Sensas Pairs event fished on the River Welland and the River Glen on Sunday again produced some very good weights.
Top rod on the River Glen, which has fished really well, was Mark One angler Rob Hewison.
He didn’t draw the best of pegs but caught a good net of roach to finish out in front putting 15lb 7oz to the scales.
Runner-up was England star Steve Hemmingray on 12lb 11oz, followed by Alistair Ogilvie on 12lb 7oz.
It was a very good day for the Sensas Mark One camp as another of their team, John Bates, stole the show on the Welland.
He netted roach all day fishing bread and also groundbait and pinkie to weigh in 20lb 9oz.
That was just enough to see off team-mate Josh Pace on 20lb 8oz, and then came Steve Bulbeck with 18lb 6oz.
Top pair on the day were Alistair Ogilvie and Alex Bates on a total of 30lb 12oz. Runners-up were John Bates and Arnie Palmer with a total of 28lb 5oz.
So the Sensas Mark One lads had a great day’s action but nothing could stop Mark Pollard and Lee Klymczuk from taking a well deserved series win, despite slipping up a little in the last round.
STANJAY TACKLE LEAGUE
The Stanjay Tackle Winter League was another series that came to an end on Sunday.
The entry was swollen by anglers from far and wide looking for a practice day on the venues chosen for the forthcoming Winter League final, especially as there is talk of a section being moved onto the March Twenty Foot Drain.
The venue rose to the occasion too with the top three anglers all fishing the Twenty Foot Drain.
Matchwinner on the day was James Drakulic with a fine net of tench topped up with roach weighing in 26lb 15oz.
Local rod Rob Wright came second. Wright lives near Parson Drove but fished for Browning Hotrods and caught a net of roach weighing in at 25lb 14oz.
March angler Bob Fitzjohn was third putting 18lb 14oz to the scales.
Top individual over the four-match series was Will Freeman on five points. Then came Wright with seven and joint third were Paul Kilby and Mark Dickerson on nine points.
Webb’s Angling Club had a pairs match on Sunday at Float Fish Farm Fishery which saw young Harry Murphy and his partner for the day Alan Forrester take the honours with a total weight of 30lb 9oz.
Runners-up on 24lb 10oz were George Scally and Marcus Webb.
It was a good day for Murphy as he also collected the winner’s envelope thanks to a weight of 18lb 3oz taken on the feeder from peg one on the Horseshoe Pool.
Once again the tiny Factory Bank at Ramsey produced a very good, close result for those fishing the Ramsey & District Angling Society match.
It was the in-form Ivan Steels topping the field with 11lb 8oz of small roach caught on the whip and pinkie.
Just behind was Dave Steels on 11lb then came Harry Young with 8lb 14oz and Frank Bevilacqua on 5lb 7oz.
A star-studded field fished the Saturday Open at Decoy Lakes.
Out in front was Rive-backed rod Cameron Hughes, who battled it out all day with Mark Perkins.
They were on pegs 10 and 11 respectively on the Oak Pool and both fished the feeder to start then switched to a straight lead which saw Hughes net 127lb 13oz and Perkins 122lb 1oz.
Third place went to Andy Geldard on 118lb 6oz.