Angling with Peter Howes

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ADVENTURE AS were at Court Farm last Sunday, and it was Rob Frost who sorted it best, netting 99lb of carp on pole and caster.

Martin Wickens pole and magged it for his second placed 53lb 12oz. Steve Telford made third with 52lb 2oz of carp on pole and maggot, while Brian Swindle caught carp and skimmers on pole and maggot for a total of 39lb. Twenty fished and caught.

Camrose AC went to Whitehouse Lake for their latest, where Paul Hunt (Abigail’s dad) took the honours with 15lb 8oz of carp on pole and pellet. Brian Orchard caught carp on the pole and maggot for his 11lb 4oz. Bill Gordon came next with 9lb 7oz of mixed on pole and maggot, beating Colin Thomas for a change, who bagged 9lb 3oz on the feeder. Nine fished and caught.

Staceys match group went to Soke Road Lake on Sunday last, and Matthew Butler did the business, with three carp caught on pole and maggot weighing 13lb 6oz.

Peter Stevens’ two carp caught on pole and maggot weighed 7lb 2oz and gave him second place. Staceys supremo Keith Brown also caught two carp on pole and mag weighing 6lb 4oz, while Hooverman Andy Wicks sucked up fourth spot on 4lb. Twelve fished and caught.

Kennet Osprey went to Broadlands Match Lake, and with the venue clearer than Polish vodka, a struggle was always on the cards.

Graham (Shaggy) Shadwell drew on the slightly more coloured bend and caught carp on the pole and feeder for a 26lb 12oz winning bag. Mick Cooper was next with 8lb 4oz. Pete Wooldridge caught carp for his 8lb 1oz, while Steve Hunt weighed 7lb 6oz.

My day was spent watching a motionless tip, while shoals of bream and carp swam by ignoring my bait. Twenty-one fished and ten blanked.

Last week Adventure AS did proper fishing on the Kennet and Avon Canal at Crofton.

Mick Fordham was the winner on the day.

Opting for a chopped worm approach 9lb 2oz of perch found their way into the net.

Scott (Meatloaf) Nelson fished the bomb and worm for 5lb 12oz of perch, while Fred Gill caught 10 roach on the bread punch for 1lb 12oz. Match secretary Nick Sargent made up the frame with a 12oz skimmer. Twelve fished and not all caught.

Camrose AC went to the prolific Cheriton Farm last week, where, according to Bill Gordon, Colin Thomas drew the best peg on the venue, enabling to win on the feeder with 80lb of carp. Pip Seeny also fished the feeder for his 39lb of carp, as did Bill Gordon for his 32lb. Eight fished and caught.

Kennet Osprey went to Willow Park last week, and Steve Telford made the best of a good draw by winning with 29lb 12oz of carp on pole and maggot. John (The Blade) Ward took second place with a feeder and pole caught 27lb 9oz. Match secretary André Grandjean was next with 17lb 12oz, followed by “Top Two” Terry Bowles on 17lb 4oz. Fifteen fished and caught.

Please note this Sunday’s Kennet Ospreys match is now at Willow Park and not on the Basingstoke Canal as scheduled.

As the evenings are lighter now, I suggested to ’er indoors that when she finishes her part-time job, she could do a bit in the garden, thus giving her more time at weekends for housework and shopping. She flew into a rage and suggested that I was lazy.

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