Steve Hunt wins high-scoring Kennet Ospreys' event

Basingstoke Gazette: Angling with Peter Howes Angling with Peter Howes

BOWSAW Lake was on top form for Kennet Ospreys’ visit last Sunday, with nine weights over 100lb and six between 80lb and 100lb.

Steve Hunt topped the field with 186lb of carp on pole and meat. Terry Bowles continued his fine run with 181lb of carp, again on pole and meat. Graham Shadwell’s 175lb 4oz and Ian Jones’ 136lb 12oz were also pole and meat affairs.

Eighteen fished and all caught.

Adventure AS went to Frobury Farm Match Lakes One and Two, where Anthony Flint showed his class by putting 141lb 8oz of pole and meat-caught carp in the sack to finish well clear of the field. Martin Wickens made runner-up spot with 52lb 2oz of carp on pole and paste. Mick Fordham’s pole and meat bag of 45lb 8oz came next, followed by Steve Palmer on 38lb 8oz.

Eighteen fished and caught.

Staceys match group were at Westmorland Park, Bracknell, for their latest fixture, and on a predominately silver fish match, Matthew Butler topped out with 15lb 10oz of mixed on pole and pellet. Staceys supremo Keith Brown came next with 15lb 6oz on pole and mag. Sam Skilton nicked a couple of bream in his 13lb 12oz, while Steve Davies made up the frame with 13lb 6oz.

Thirteen fished and caught.

Last Wednesday’s evening match at Whitehouse Lake saw me have a rare win with 19lb 14oz of tench, carp and bream on pole, paste and meat. Brian Orchard’s 17lb 14oz was next, followed by Bartosz Recki with 12lb 10oz.

There is a match every Wednesday evening for the foreseeable future at either Whitehouse Lake or the adjacent New Barlows Lake, draw at 5pm.

Camrose AC fished an experimental match on the recently dug New Barlows Annexe Lake, where Pete Morris won with 6lb 14oz of silvers on pole and maggot. Pip Seeny caught 6lb 11oz of mixed on pole and mag. Danny Williams caught 3lb 7oz.

Six fished an interesting venue.

Adventure AS match secretary Nick Sargent won the club’s recent match at Billhook Lake, with 117lb of carp on pole and meat. Rob Gallagher fished a similar method for his 109lb 12oz of carp. Martin Wickens put 103lb 6oz in the sack on pole and paste, while Roger Sargent’s 89lb 12oz made up the frame.

Eighteen fished and caught.

Kennet Osprey have a tough draw in the next round of the National Supercup competition. The local side are away to Guildford Angling Centre, and Match Scene in a three-way tie at Willingshurst Lakes in Surrey. The match will be on Sunday, June 8.

I had a brilliant holiday in Ireland, where I ate too much and drank too much and, in between, caught good bags of dace and roach plus the occasional bream. It was back to reality, with porridge for breakfast, salad for lunch and sugar-free drinks with ’er indoors in charge.

And by the way, Arsenal won the FA Cup, much to the chagrin of those Tottenham supporters.

Catch me next week.

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