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Peter Howes' angling column
10:00am Sunday 10th March 2013 in Sport
KENNET OSPREYS went to Gold Valley Gold Lake last Sunday and 17 out of the 21 who fished wished they hadn’t, for they blanked.
An ice-covered venue greeted the participants and a struggle was always on the cards with ice water thawing into the lake.
However, Brian Baker had a big smiley face after the event as he managed to catch two carp on the method feeder when the ice melted for a winning 8lb 6oz.
At the adjacent peg Camouflage Jim Sims stopped feeding the ducks long enough to net a 5lb 7oz carp on the feeder. For second place, Steve Hunt caught a perch and a skimmer for his 2lb 9oz, whilst Roger Gilbert’s one perch weighed 1lb 5oz and that was that so they say.
Adventure AS went to Timsbury Manor for their latest fixture and, with the venue showing some improvement, Gary Herman won it with 58lb of carp on corn and pole.
Nick Sargent made second spot, with his pole and maggot, bagging 25lb 8oz of carp. Darren Wright came next with 24lb 8oz on pole and maggot, whilst Steve Telford completed the frame on 21lb 8oz. Fourteen fished and three blanked.
Bill Gordon continued his run of good form by winning the Camrose AC match at Old Barlows Lake last Sunday. Fishing pole and maggot, 17lb of carp and tench came his way.
Pip Seeny caught bream on the bread punch and pole to weigh 9lb 4oz. Brian Orchard caught 3lb 7oz of skimmers to be third, whilst the rest of the field (four) blanked. Colin Thomas said: “Bill Gordon won because he wasn’t fishing.” Meeeow!
Last week Ospreys’ match at Willow Park saw Glen Wills destroy the field with 69lb 12oz of carp on the meat and bomb, drawn on the favoured peg 21, the result was a forgone conclusion with the resident carp feeding. Elsewhere on the lake it was a reality check with Anthony Thomas doing best on a feeder caught 17lb 8oz of carp and bream.
Terry Bowles caught late and put 16lb 9oz of bream in the net fishing at sixteen metres on pole and maggot (so much for “top two Tel”). Gedge (the best angler in the world) Cooper made up the frame with 11lb 8oz. Fourteen fished and three blanked.
Adventure AS were at Frobury Farm last week where Mick Biles topped out on 43lb 6oz of carp on pole and bread punch and match secretary Nick Sargent came second with 10lb 8oz of mixed on pole and maggot. Dave Sexton’s 6lb12oz put him in third place whilst Kevin Smith’s 6lb made up the frame. Sixteen fished and four blanked.
Camrose AC went to Cheriton Farm last week and it was Paul Bassinder who did the business with 21lb 6oz of carp on the feeder. Pip Seeny came second with 19lb 4oz, again on the feeder. Bill Gordon came next with 11lb, followed by Paul (Abigail’s dad) Hunt on 7lb. Ten fished and caught.
‘Er indoors is busy organising my 70th birthday bash at present, so it takes the heat off me for doing jobs. Even though all the arrangements for my party have been made by ’er indoors and my daughter Laura, should anything go wrong it will be my fault!
Catch me next week.