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Peter Howes' Angling Column
8:00pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in Sport
KENNET Ospreys went to Greenridge Farm for their latest points match and, with four lakes included, the 28 anglers enjoyed some big weights.
Lake One saw Pete Newman top out with 141lb 2oz of carp on the pole method and paste. Graham Shadwell was second with 136ln 12oz of paste.
Lake Two put Simon (The God) Kiefer in pole position, bagging 200lb 9oz on pole and meat. Steve Hunt’s 149lb of pole and paste caught carp made him runner-up.
Lake Three saw a win for Top Two Terry Bowles with 156lb 12oz of carp on paste and pole, and Steve Shepherd was second with a late run of fish for his 108b 4oz.
I managed to win Lake Four with a pole and paste caught 100lb 2oz. Glen Wills was runner-up on 35lb 4oz and George Cooper was beaten either side for the second week running.
This venue will be closed from the first week in November to the last week in January for the removal of the top mouth gudgeon, de-silting and general re-stocking.
Kennet Ospreys will be running some mid-week matches in October to help with the redistribution of fish.
Adventure AS fished at New Barlows Lake Tadley on their latest match, where Graham Hathaway won the day with 21lb 4oz, three carp on pole and pellet.
Dave Stratford-Way put 14lb 10oz on the scales for third place, followed by Steve Telford’s 14lb 8oz. In total 17 fished the cosy venue.
Camrose AC made Whitehouse Lake Tadley their latest venue and it was Brian Orchard who did best with 21lb 12oz of mixed on pole and pellet. Pip Seeny took the runners-up spot with another mixed pole and pellet caught bag weighing 15lb 1oz.
Pal Hunt’s 12lb 5oz was carp on pole and paste affair, while fair weather fisherman Kim Coombs made up the frame with 11lb 4oz. 10 fished, all caught.
The inaugural Tony Skeats Memorial Invitation Match took place at New Barlows Lake last Saturday and it was one of the nicest day’s fishing I’ve ever had.
For a start I was one of youngest there, which is always a bonus for me.
The sun shone all day and most of the original Ospreys members were there, all looking old, but all determined to make Skeatsies Day a day of good humour.
Dave Spence and Dave Powell went biteless all day, then both caught a carp on their last casts (divine intervention or what).
Tony’s son Gary caught the first fish of the day, a bream, on his second cast, but it was Ian Jones’s performance that won the day (some say he was only invited to lower the average age). His even 36lb of carp on lone pole and meat easily won the match.
Graham Osborn came second with 10lb 2oz of mixed pole and maggot. Terry Burt finished third with 9lb 9oz.
Thanks must go to Keith Brown for the venue, his dad, Mick, and wife Andrea for helping Keith with the barbeque and the anglers who donated all their winnings to the Basing Unit.
Those that declined the invitation to fish don’t know what they missed.
Catch me next week.
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