Whaley wins a Christmas cracker of a match

Lionel Whaley.
Lionel Whaley.
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It was a real Christmas cracker of a match for the Yaxley and Holme DAA anglers fishing the club’s annual fur and feather event at Raveley Drain.

The venue fished really well again with plenty of fish showing along the match length.

Paul Faulkner.

Paul Faulkner.

Lionel Whaley took the honours catching close to 350 fish, mainly on waggler and red maggot, for 11lb 7¾oz.

Runner-up was Ivan Marriott with 8lb 10½oz with Mike Mohan third with 7lb 12¾oz.


In the latest round of the Cock Inn Winter League fished on the Four Island Pool at Decoy Lakes, top rod, making it two wins on the trot was Paul Faulkner.

His 58lb 9oz winning weight came from peg six. He caught steadily all day over to the island on the right, feeding small pellets with corn on the hook.

Second place went to Steve Smith with 33lb 7oz from peg five and third was Pete Howson on 29lb 6oz from peg nine.


JVAC fished the Oak and Yew pools at Decoy Lakes in their latest match.

Leading the way on the Yew Pool was Ernie Lowbridge with a fine 119lb 12oz followed by Paul Irons with a level 100lb.

Chris Baldwin topped the field on the Oak with 71lb 3oz.


Haddon Lodge Lake: 1 George Bates 12lb 5oz; 2 Lucio Melillo 7lb 3oz; 3 Martin Harwood 6lb 7oz.

Decoy Over 55s, Four Islands and Horseshoe: 1 R. Whincup, Stanjay, 52lb 10oz; 2 M. King, JVAC, 48lb 15oz; 3 J. Belshaw, Decoy, 38lb 7oz; 4 G. Gausden, JVAC, 35lb.

Decoy Lakes Open, Beastie Lake: 1 R. Bond, Decoy, 84lb 9oz; 2 S. Clark, Maver, 66lb 1oz; 3 T. Evans, Dynamite Baits, 60lb 2oz.

Float Fish Farm, Wednesday Open, Wagtail Pool: 1 Mick Linnell 47lb 2oz; 2 Stan Hotchkiss 32lb; 3 Richard Linnell 18lb 1oz.

Ramsey DAS Christmas match, Factory Bank: 1 Paul Kilby 16lb 2oz; 2 Andrew Kilby 13lb 15oz; 3 Keith Rayment 10lb 7½oz.

Deeping St James, River Nene, Stibbington: 1 Mel Saggers 11lb 12½oz; 2 Paul Dotchin 8lb 14½oz; 3 Reg Molesworth 7lb 4oz.