Robert warms to the task in Open

PUBLISHED: 10:57 03 April 2008 | UPDATED: 11:40 29 April 2010

ANGLING By BOB FITZJOHN THE weather warmed up last week and most of the lakes in the area fished reasonably well. Over at Decoy, Robert Edmondson came out on top in the Saturday Open, fished on the Beastie Lake with 50lb 6oz of carp to 5lb. Mepal angler

ANGLING

By BOB FITZJOHN

THE weather warmed up last week and most of the lakes in the area fished reasonably well.

Over at Decoy, Robert Edmondson came out on top in the Saturday Open, fished on the Beastie Lake with 50lb 6oz of carp to 5lb.

Mepal angler Tony Dawson pushed him all the way, finishing second with 49-12.

Then on Sunday John Whincup took top spot on the Six Islands Lake with 81-12 and Gary Whitwell won on the Four Islands Lake on the same day with 80lb 12oz.

Over at Hockwold last Sunday, 50 anglers took part in the latest Cross Drove Fishery Qualifier, which was won by Gary Burden.

Gary fished a pole at 16 metres using pellet or corn as hook bait and caught gold fish and carp to 1.5lb for a winning total of 36lb.

But the icing on the cake for Gary was that he drew the Golden Peg and this earned him £362.

Mill View Angling Club travelled to Little Downham to fish the Snake Lake at Head Fen.

Gary Burton drew fancied peg 11 and never looked back, taking top spot with 47-12 of carp to 3lb.

Second place went to Andy Adams with 27lb.

This Sunday Mill View will be at Decoy Lakes fishing their llast Winter League match of the Willows Lake.

Also at Head Fen last Sunday, John Calder on Trevs Lake with 20lb 8oz.

All of his fish were caught on corn hook bait presented on a feeder.

Just down the road at Ely the carp on the High Flyer Lake were in a feeding mood on John Pesci took top spot with 93lb 8oz of carp to 8lb, using luncheon meat on a straight bomb rig.

Second place went to March angler Fred Nixon with 47lb, then on Sunday John Leedle needed 87lb of carp to 8lb to take victory.

John fished the pole all day using cat meat on the hook and Steve Norman finished second with 77lb 12oz.

This lake can be fished on a day ticket which costs £6.

Keep-nets are banned unless used in a match.

There are 32 pegs on the lake and you can drive your car to them all.

The bank is fairly flat and all the pegs are stoned and level with the water.

Some pegs can be used by disabled anglers.

When the weather warms up 100lb catches are common and last year one six-hour match was won with 400lb.

The carp in this lake go up to 18lb and there is a good head of roach to 2lb.

The best bait in the summer is corn or cat meat but most baits catch fish as does any method of fishing.

Matches are held every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday so it is advisable to ring before you go. Telephone Ken on 01353 698378.

March angler Micky Pool took top spot on the Grand Union Canal, near market Harborough last Sunday in an Open Match.

Mick had 3lb of bream and some skimmers for a winning total of 7lb 4oz.

This Saturday sees an Open Match take place on the pool at Fields End. Draw time is 8.30am, with fishing from 9.30am-3.30pm.

Then on Tuesday, April 15 the Senior Citizens' Summer Season matches start.

For more information on these matches ring Vicky or Charlie on 01354 740373.

Finally, Townsend Angling Club's Summer League starts on Sunday.

The first match is on the pool at Fields End. The draw is at 8am and fishing is from 9am-3pm.

This is for members only.


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