UK Match Angler Results

 

Mainline Match Teams of Three Winter league

Sat 18 November 17 - Rookery Waters


Teams of Three Winter League 2017/18 Round One

The first round of the Mainline Match sponsored Teams of Three Winter league took place today in bitterly cold conditions. With 13 teams of three competing, Jay, Magpie & Raven lakes we populated with 13 anglers on each, making each lake a section, with a member of each team on each of the lakes. The draw took place at 09.00, with each angler drawing for lake and peg, with the match kicking off at 10.30.

Introducing the Teams of three

JVAC – Daniel Abbott, Guy Dew & Ian Frith

Rookery Waters – Tim Bates, Darren Ogden & Roger Gowler

Moaner’s – Tony Mcgregor, Jamie Mcguire & Shaun Coaten

Pools Fodder (B-Team) – Will Hadley, Wayne Shepherd & Andy Adams

Matrix/Dynamite – Richard Bond, Mark Pollard & Stewart Bracey

ABC – Simon Easey, Vinnie Easey & Nigel Fawkes

Hooked Newmarket – Geoff Arnold, Bob Coulson & Kev Shellie

Scratchers – Tony Lee, Dave Pearce & Dennis Paige

Team 180 – John Hall, Paul Staton & Barry Gooderham

Yerr Whatever – Josh Pace, Gavin Butler & Simon Godfrey

Tackle & Bates – David Adams, David Allen & Jon young

S.A.S – Paul Swann, Ricky Ashwell & Neil Smith

Jason’s Finest – Rab Egan, Jason Fulcher & Dave Rawlings

Round One Match Report

Jay Lake

Image/Matrix backed Simon Bond to good advantage of far margin cover to comfortably win the lake with a superb 181lbs from peg no.11. He fished bread to the far margin all day to amass a massive 184lbs 07ozs

Results

1 – Richard Bond – Matrix/Dynamite – Peg 11 – 184lbs 07ozs
2 – Will Hadley – Pools Fodder (B-Team) – Peg 41 – 142lbs 05ozs
3 – Nigel Fawkes – ABC – Peg 23 – 102lbs 12ozs

Magpie Lake

Bag’em Matchbaits backed Josh Pace long lined to the island at 16m to secure top spot on a difficult day. Dobbing bread, the local rod put together a very impressive 149lbs – 05ozs for a comfortable lake win from peg no.8.

Results

1 – Josh Pace – Yerr Whatever – Peg 8 – 149lbs 5ozs
2 – Jamie McGuire – Moaners – Peg 34 – 58lbs 6ozs
3 – Paul Swan – Team S.A.S – Peg 57lbs 05ozs

Raven Lake

Top spot on Raven was taken by St Neots based Ricky Ashwell. He fished at 14m to the far margin with maggot and pellet to put together a mixed bag of F1’s and stocky’s for a total of 55lbs 1oz

Results

1 – Ricky Ashwell – Team SAS – Peg 24 – 55lbs 01oz
2 – Andy Adams – Pools Fodder (B-Team) – Peg 6 – 41lbs 14ozs
3 – Roger Gowler – Rookery Waters – Peg 2 – 36lbs 10ozs

Pools Fodder B-Team on the left Team SAS on the right

Top 5 Teams on the day

1st = SAS & Pools fodder (B Team) 10pts
3rd = Matrix Dynamite & ABC 12pts
5th Rookery Waters 17pts

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 15 November 17 - Rookery Waters -


On a damp, overcast day, 20 brave souls fished Magpie lake in their quest to win this weeks over 60’s open. Top spot on the day went to Alan Owen on peg No.1. Alan fished the reed lined margins and up against the Lilly pads to put 47lbs 2ozs on the scales, for his third win on the bounce.

Not far behind in second place was venue regular Kev Gammon on peg 19, who landed 43lbs 2ozs, just beating Jim Garraty on peg 36, who finished up with 42lbs 2ozs. Fourth overall went to Roy Whincup, who put 36lbs on the scales,

Results

1 – Alan Owen – Peg 1 – 47lbs 2ozs

2 – Ken Gammon – Peg 19 – 43lbs 2ozs

3 – Jim Garraty – Peg 36 – 42lbs 2ozs

4 – Roy Whincup – Peg 27 – 36lbs 0ozs

Next Wednesdays Over 60’s open will be fished on Raven lake, Draw at 08.30, fish 10 – 3.00 

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 11 November 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie & Jay lakes - 38 Fished


After a damp, overcast, miserable start to the day, the 38 anglers in attendance were then happy to see the weather greatly improved by the time the all in was shouted. The match was split over the two lakes, with 20 anglers on Magpie and 18 anglers on Raven, with a continental payout put in place to share the wealth as fairly as possible.

Magpie Lake
Once again, Dynamite/Matrix backed Mark Pollard produced the top weight on Magpie from peg 34. He fished a long line at 16m with bread as his chosen hookbait to put together an impressive 98lbs 12ozs. Second on the lake was taken by Richard Bond from peg no.24 , he fished pellet on the long pole for a decent 69lbs 4ozs.

Raven Lake
St Neots based Ricky Ashwell found the better stamp of fish on peg no. 8 to win the lake with 74lbs ozs. Ricky fished down the middle and at 14.5m to the far bank with 4mm expanders over micro pellets. Next door on peg No.9 was Will James Taylor who kept the pressure on Ricky from the next peg to finish with 70lbs on the nose for second on the lake.

Results (Continental payout)

1 – Mark Pollard – Dynamite/Matrix – Peg 34 Magpie – 98lbs 12ozs
2 – Ricky Ashwell – Tackle & Bates – Peg 8 Raven – 74lbs 4ozs
3 – Richard Bond – Image/Matrix – Peg 24 Magpie – 69lbs 4ozs
4 – James Taylor – Tackle & Bates – Peg 9 Raven – 70lbs 0ozs

As the teams of three starts on Saturday the 18th of November, there is no open next weekend. To book in for the next open on Saturday the 25th of November, please call Alex Bates on 07824 878492

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 08 November 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay ;lake


On a bitterly cold day, 20 hardy anglers took part in this weeks over 60’s open on Jay lake. With frosts and heavy rain on the previous days, the sport was not to a normal par, with many finding the going hard but most taking part weighed in over 20lbs.

Top spot on the day went once again to Alan Owen, he fished 14m to the far bank shelf, catching on pellet, maggot and corn to finish the match with 91lbs 2ozs. Second place was taken by Brian York from peg 5, he fished long to the far bank to finish with 67lbs 14ozs

Results

1 – Alan Owen – Peg 9 – 91lbs 2ozs
2 – Brian York – Peg 5 – 67lbs 14ozs
3 – Will Hadley – Peg 14 – 53lbs 4ozs
4 – Roy Wincup – Peg 30 – 45lbs

Next Wednesday over 60’s open will be fished on Magpie Lake, draw at the cafe at 8.30, fish 10 – 3.30

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 04 November 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie & Raven lakes - 32 Fished


The anglers who competed today were greeted by torrential rain and windy conditions, showing that winter is now well and truly upon us. With 16 anglers fishing each lake, a continental pay out was in place to make the match payout as fair as possible.

Raven lake proved to be the lake to draw on once again this week with good sport to be found by most of the 16 angler competing today. Top spot on the lake was taken by Image/Matrix backed Richard Bond, who fished pellet long to catch a mixed bag of F1’s hybrids, mirrors and commons to 3lbs.

The freezing heavy rain definitely affected the sport for the 16 anglers on Magpie today, with weights down on previous weeks. Top spot on the lake went to Rab Egan from peg 8 who put together 75lbs 4ozs on the scales, comfortably winning the lake and second over all based on the continental rules pay out.

Results (Continental Payout)

1 – Richard Bond – Image/Matrix – Raven Peg 4 – 142lbs 12ozs
2 – Rab Egan – Tackle & Bates – Magpie Peg 8 – 75lbs 4ozs
3 – Jason Fulcher – Tackle & Bates – Raven Peg 6 – 113lbs 14ozs
4 – Mark Cross – Tackle & Bates – Magpie Peg 25 – 53lbs 8ozs

Next Saturdays Winter Qualifier will be held on Magpie & Raven lakes, draw at the Cafe at 09.00, fish 10.30 – 3.30

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 01 November 17 - Rookery Waters - Raven lake - 20 Fished


Broken cloud and sunshine grace the anglers who took part in today’s over 60’s open on Raven lake. With the recent stocking of 3000lbs of fish, there was plenty of sport to be had by all.

Top spot on the day went to Alan Owen from peg 24, he fished pellet to the far bank to amass an impressive 158lbs 8ozs to win the match and to record a new lake record. Second on the day was Ron Clarke, fishing similar tactics he put together an excellent bag of fish for a total weight of 132lbs 6ozs. Third spot went to Dave Pearce Snr with 112lbs 4ozs.

Results

1 – Alan Owen – Peg 24 – 158lbs 8ozs (New Lake Record)
2 – Ron Clarke – Peg 23 – 132lbs 6ozs
3 – Dave Pearce Snr – Peg 18 – 112lbs 4ozs
4 – Bob Coulson – Peg 4 – 98lbs

Next Wednesday over 60’s open will be fished on Jay Lake, draw at the cafe at 8.30, fish 10 – 3.30

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 28 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie & Raven lakes - 30 Fished


With strong gusting winds and heavy cloud cover, this weeks qualifier was split between Magpie & Raven Lakes. Both lakes produced good sport for the anglers who got to grips with the far from easy conditions.

Magpie Lake

For the anglers who were privileged enough to draw with a back wind, there was excellent sport to be found. Peg 22 was the home for Richard Bond, who pole fished pellet to win the lake with a tidy 104lbs exactly. Second on the lake went to venue regular Simon Godfrey on peg 20 with pellet on the pole producing 94lbs 2ozs for a very comfortable second.

Raven Lake

After the introduction of over 1400 lbs of F1s and small carp earlier in the week, there were plenty of bites to be had for the majority of the 15 anglers on the lake. Top spot went to Dynamite/Matrix backed Mark Pollard on peg 24, he fished two lines to the far margin at 14.5m, feeding micro pellets with 4mm expanders on the hook to comfortably win the match with 111lbs 8ozs. Second place went to Geoff Arnold on peg 18 who also found micro pellets and 4mm expanders were the winning formula on the day.

Results (Continental pay out)

! – Mark Pollard – Dynamite/Matrix – Raven 24 – 111lbs 8ozs
2 – Richard Bond – Matrix/Image – Magpie 22 – 104lbs
3 – Geoff Arnold – Hooked Newmarket – Raven 18 68lbs 8ozs
4 – Simon Godfrey – Tackle & Bates – Magpie 20 – 94lbs 2ozs

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 25 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 22 Fished


In exceptionally good conditions for the time of year, the 22 anglers who fished were able to find some excellent sport. Top rod on the day was Roy Whincup on fancied peg 38. He fished to the open water Lilly pads to amass a very respectable 101lbs 6ozs of mainly carp to secure top spot.

Second on the day went to Brian Yorke on peg 16 with various tactics producing an impressive 95lbs 12ozs. Third spot was taken by venue regular Brian Hadley who fished peg 32 for 71lbs 2ozs.

Results

1 – Roy Whincup – Peg 38 – 101lbs 6ozs
2 – Brian Yorke – Peg 16 – 95lbs 12ozs
3 – Will Hadley – Peg 32 – 71lbs 2ozs
4 – Raymond Poolman – Peg 20 – 68lbs 8ozs

 

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AutumnWinter Qualifier

Sat 21 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 26 Fished


A very close match with the top 5 all 1 fish off winning!
Despite the horrific winds battering areas of the lake those that had more favourable calmer conditions managed to present a bait and put a few fish in the net.

Match winner and booking his spot in the winter final was Rib Valley backed angler Jamie McGuire from peg 25 he fished maggots and pellets on various lines to put 79.08lb onto the scales!

Runner up Will Hadley fished a small pellet feeder with micros and 6mm banded pellet from peg 1 to finish just short with 78.06lb.

3rd spot for John Payne from peg 32 were he fished a straight lead with banded pellets.

Result

1st Jamie McGuire peg 25 79.08lb
Rib Valley Angling
2nd Will Hadley peg 01 78.06lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd John Payne peg 32 76.12lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Andy Kelk peg 34 75.02lb
JVAC
5th Tony McGregor peg 38 73.02lb
Tackle & Bates

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 18 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie Lake - 18 Fished


Back to back midweek over 60’s wins for St Ives man Will Hadley
From peg 01 he fished a tidy Pellet match with soft 4 or 6mm pellets on the hook over 4mm loose feed!

Runner up Chris Saunders fished the cat meat short to take the runners up spot.

1st Will Hadley peg 01 103.02lb
2nd Chris Saunders peg 09 95.10lb
3rd John Belshaw peg 31 75.12lb
4th Roy Whincup peg 33 69.14lb

Next Wednesdays over 60’s contest is on Magpie with draw 8.30 fishing 10-4pm

 

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AutumnWinter Qualifier

Sat 14 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 29 Fished


A sell out for Saturday’s qualifying open with the top weights all very close!

Venue expert Gavin Butler just edged the win from peg 06!
Using maggots and pellets long at 14.5m and a few better fish in the margins late on worm helped seal the win!
Runner up Paul Swann fell just short with 79.14 all caught on the maggots short.

Results

1st Gavin Butler peg 06 84.00lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Paul Swann peg 38 79.14lb
Miracle Baits
3rd Micheal Brooker peg 01 77.00lb
Murakayu baits
4th Steve Tyler peg 03 76.12lb
JLM tackle
5th Geoff Arnold peg 14 75.04lb
Hooked Newmarket

_*Next weeks open qualifying for the winter final is again on magpie with draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm
Booking in is essential*_

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Over 60s open results

Wed 11 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay lake - 18 Fished


Very windy conditions for the midweek contest with pole repair man Will Hadley doing the business from peg 44 on Jay! Soft pellet over micros to catch carp to 3lb for 63.14lb

Results

1st Will Hadley peg 44 63.14lb
2nd Jim Garraty peg 11 50.04lb
3rd Chris Saunders peg 47 44.08lb
4th Robert Edmunson peg 36 40.02lb

Next Wednesdays over 60’s open is on Magpie draw 8.30 am in the cafe fishing 10-4pm

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 07 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 24 Fished


From peg 02 Essex based angler James Taylor booked his spot in the march final with 130.00lb winning catch. Caught on pellet and a few on meat short late on!

Runner up Ricky Ashwell fished maggots short and pellet shallow to the pads to finish with 113.08lb for second!

Results

1st James Taylor peg 02 130.00lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Ricky Ashwell peg 38 113.08lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Geoff Arnold peg 05 100.00lb
Hooked Newmarket
4th Steve Tyler peg 08 85.14lb
JLM tackle
5th David Adams peg 35 77.08lb
Tackle & Bates

Next Saturday’s winter qualifying open match is on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome

 

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Over 50s open results

Wed 04 October 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie Lake - 21 Fished


Match winner Roy Whincup caught late on his trust catmeat to finish with 85.12lb

Results

1st Roy Whincup peg 09 84.12lb
2nd Clive Robinson peg 07 72.00lb
3rd Will Hadley peg 11 69.14lb
4th Kevin Peacock peg 02 55.02lb

Next Wednesdays over 60’s open is on Jay draw 8.30 fishing 10-4pm

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 30 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 21 Fished


Magpie fished very well with 6 weights over the 100lb! Most anglers in the frame caught well on maggots or soft pellets over micros!

The only angler to break the 200lb barrier was Jason Fulcher from peg 22 he caught steadily on the feeder tight over before switching between maggots and pellets at 2+2 and in the margins.

Runner up was Bagem matchbaits Josh pace from favoured peg 38! Who fished very similar to the winner!

Results

1st Jason Fulcher peg 22 203.12lb
Tackle & Bates
2nd Josh Pace peg 38 159.04lb
Bagem matchbaits
3rd Mark Cross peg 02 146.02lb
Hooked Newmarket
4th Tony Dawson peg 14 125.07lb
Bait-Tech
5th Tony Mcgregor peg 10 111.03lb
Tackle & Bates

Next Saturday’s winter open is on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!

 

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Over 50s open results

Wed 27 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay lake - 21 Fished


Making 2 wins in 2 on Jay lake was Bedfordshire based angler Clive Robinson who fished soft pellet tight over for 72.14lb
Next weds over 60’s contest is on Magpie draw 8.30 anyone over 60 welcome!

Results

1st Clive Robinson peg 36 72.14lb
2nd Will Hadley peg 45 56.08lb
3rd Roy Whincup peg 16 54.12lb
4th Bob Coulson peg 43 51.10lb

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 23 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 18 Fished


Top spot for Bagem match baits angler Josh pace and the £180 Golden peg too!!

From peg 05 he started long towards the reeds at 13.5m with banded pellet before concentrating down both edges with maggots,groundbait and micros, to finish with 138.10lb

Runner up was Graham Welton from peg 38 he caught on maggots,pellets and corn to finish with 120.06lb

Results

1st Josh Pace peg 05 138.10lb
Bagem
2nd Graham Welton peg 38 120.06lb
Stanjay
3rd Steve Tyler peg 01 118.00lb
JLM Stevenage
4th Barry Mason peg 09 104.08lb
Guru/Bagem

Next Saturday’s qualifying open is on magpie with draw time 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!

Spaces are filling up for the teams of 3 so let us know ASAP!! Alex 07824879492

 

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Over 60s Open Results

Wed 20 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake - 17 fished


Smashing the match out of sight was Cambridge based rod John Belshaw from peg 09 he fished is trusted pellet and corn at 2+2 to put together a very impressive 177.08lb winning bag!!

1st John Belshaw peg 09 177.08lb
2ns Ken Gammon peg 25 150.02lb
3rd Clive Robinson peg 35 127.04lb
4th Micheal Curtis peg 02 125.10lb

Next Wednesday’s over 60’s open is on Jay draw 8.30 fish 10-4pm everyone welcome over 60!!

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 16 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay lake - 19 Fished


MAP Backed angler Richard chapman booked his spot in the winter Final with 115.09lb from peg 38 using pellet over pellet to catch carp up to 6lb.

Runner up Rob Goodson fished micros with bunches of maggots tight over from peg 10 to finish with 94.00lb

Results

1st Richard Chapman peg 38 115.09lb
MAP
2nd Rob Goodson peg 10 94.00lb
Tackle & Bates
3rd Neil Adcock peg 04 82.06lb
Browning Hotrods
4th Tom Wallace peg 30 76.02lb
Tackle & Bates

Next Saturday’s winter qualifying open is on Magpie draw 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!!

 

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Over 60s open results

Wed 13 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie Lake - 18 fished


1st Roy Whincup peg 01 137.04lb
2nd chris Saunders peg 5 113.03lb
3rd Raymond Poolman peg 38 96.08lb
4th Jim Garraty peg 02 77.02lb

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 09 September 17 - Jay lake - 17 Fished


1st Mark Cross peg 39 104.10lb
Hooked Newmarket
2nd Geoff Arnold peg 21 80.14lb
Hooked Newmarket
3rd Robert Humphries peg 15 77.00lb
Tackle & Bates
4th David Adams

 

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Over 60s open Results

Wed 06 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay lake - 17 Fished


1st Clive Robinson peg 30 57.08lb
2nd Brian Yorke peg 23 49.06lb
3rd Jim Garraty peg 32 46.12lb
4th Ron Clark peg 02 40.00lb

 

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Autumn/Winter Qualifier

Sat 02 September 17 - Rookery Waters - Raven Lake - 12 Fished


With browning Uk hosting there European meeting on Magpie and Jay lakes we put the open match to the new Raven lake.
Out in top spot and going one better than last Saturday was Matrix backed richard bond who caught lots of small stocky carp and some better ones later on on pellets for 78.12lb
Runner up was Rookery waters festival winner Mark cross from peg 21 who caught 69.11lb on pellets

Results

1st Richard Bond peg 06 78.12lb
Matrix Image
2nd Mark Cross peg 21 69.11lb
Hooked Newmarket
3rd Jimmy ? peg 25 57.00lb
Tackle & Bates
4th Rab Egan peg 13 47.14lb
Tackle & Bates

_*Next Saturday’s winter qualifying open is on Jay lake draw time is 9am fishing 10.30-4.30pm everyone welcome!
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Over 60s open results

Wed 30 August 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie Lake - 22 Fished


Catmeat specialist Roy Whincup smashed the opposition out of sight with a very impressive 184.14lb from peg 25 in the margins!! Runner up Ron Clarke caught on the feeder from peg 20 for 127.14lb.

Results

1st Roy Whincup peg 25 184.14lb
2nd Ron Clarke peg 20 127.12lb
3rd Kevin Peacock peg 33 113.08lb
4th John Belshaw peg 31 103.14lb

Next weeks over 60’s open is on Jay draw 8.30 in the cafe! Everyone over 60 welcome

 

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Autumn Winter Qualifier

Sat 26 August 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie :Lake - 18 Fished


Superb weights in the first winter qualifying open! Top spot just!! Was Tony Dawson from peg 1 he started on the feeder before catching well late on in the margins to put 205.10lb onto the scales to push Richard bond into second who caught late on in the edges for 203.14lb 3rd spot went to st Neots based rod Ricky Ashwel from peg 33 he caught well on maggots in his right hand margin for 177.12lb.

Results

1st Tony Dawson peg 01 205.10lb
Bait-Tech
2nd Richard Bond peg 22 203.14lb
Matrix Image
3rd Ricky Ashwell peg 33 177.12lb
Fabtrays
4th James Taylor peg 11 149.00lb
Browning wickford
5th Roger Gowler peg 17 134.14lb
Tackle & Bates

 

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Spring Summer series 2 Day Final 2018

Sun 20 August 17 - Rookery Waters - Jay & Magpie Lakes


Match report by Ray Best

The annual Rookery Waters/Tackle & Bates Spring Summer series 2 Day Final sponsored by www.ukmatchangler.com. This annual event took place on the superb Rookery Waters Fishery in rural Cambridgeshire. After 30 qualifying rounds, 46 anglers made it through to the final, which is fished on Jay & Magpie lakes, with the anglers fishing both lakes over the two days for their chance of winning the £1000 top prize.

Day 1 Magpie Lake

The strong variable winds made presenting a bait on the pole at range very difficult for most, making fishing down the edge or the top 2 + 1 lines the key to success on the day.

The lake winner on day 1 went to March based Ian Darrington. Fishing catmeat in the margins. Fishing peg 7, Ian caught steadily all day to put together a very impressive 187lb 14ozs for top spot. A very close second on the lake was Gavin Butler who fished to his right hand margin to put 182lbs 5ozs on the scales.

Magpie Lake Top 5 – Day 1

1 – Ian Darrington – Tackle & bates – Peg 7 – 187lbs 14ozs
2 – Gavin Butler – Tackle & Bates – Peg 18 – 182lbs 02ozs
3 – Josh Blavin – GOT Baits – Peg 16 – 177lbs 06ozs
4 – Tony Dawson – Bait-Tech – Peg 2 – 152lbs 06ozs
5 – Chris Sanders – Tackle & Bates – Peg 26 – 149lbs 08ozs

Section Top Two

Section 1 – Pegs 1 – 5

1st – Tony Dawson – 2nd – Tony Mcgrggor

Section 2 – Pegs 7 – 18

1st – Ian Darrington – 2nd Gavin butler

Section 3 – Pegs 20 – 26

1st – Chris Sanders – 2nd – Keiron Payne

Section 4 – Pegs 28 – 38

1st – Shaun Coaton – 2nd – Kev Shellie

Day 1 Jay Lake

With the Jay having less protection from the 20mph variable winds, and with the pressure changing by the hour, the majority of the anglers struggled to produce the constant sport that this lake usually produces. With bites being at a premium for many of the anglers taking part, but for those who who persevered, the rewards were there to be caught.

Fishing maggot down the track and in the margins, Hooked Newmarket back rod Mark Cross fished to the far margin to put together a very impressive 94lbs from peg 14. This was very impressive considering he had to deal with a side wind that made fishing the long pole virtually impossible.

One angler who took good advantage of a back wind was Simon Godfrey on peg No.28. Simon fished to the far margin and close in to put 83lbs 10ozs in the net for a comfortable second place on the lake.

Jay Lake Top 5 Day 1

1 – Mark Cross – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 14 – 94lbs 12ozs
2 – Simon Godfrey – Tackle & Bates – Peg28 – 83lbs 10ozs
3 – Roger Gowler – Tackle 7 bates – Peg 32 – 68lbs 14ozs
4 – Geoff Arnold – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 34 – 65lbs00ozs
5 – David Adams – Tackle & Bates – Peg 30 – 61lbs 06ozs

Section Top Two

Section 1 – Pegs 1 – 11

1st – Stephan Daniels – 2nd – Graham Welton

Section 2 – Pegs 14 – 23

1st – Mark Cross – 2nd – Josh Pace

Section 3 – Pegs 26 – 36

1st Simon Godfrey – 2nd – Rodger Gowler

Section 3 – Pegs 38 – 47

1st – Brad Kendall – 2nd – Adam Swain

Day 2

Day two produced a dramatic improvement in conditions, with broken cloud, plenty of sunshine and a most importantly to all taking part, the gusting winds of day one had subsided over night and replaced by a steady 10 mph westerly breeze, making the going for all on both lakes far better for the anglers.

Day 2 Magpie Lake

Magpie absolutely fished its head off today, with over 150lbs required for a section win in all sections, The tactics that produced the numerous ton plus weights was maggot in the margins, whicxh made for a very competitive last few hours, with several anglers fighting for a lake win.

Top spot went to Adam Swain with a superb 218lbs 14ozs from peg 38. The Dynamite backed rod fished down the edge and to the Lilly’s shallow to win the lake by nearly 20lbs

Second place on Magpie was secured with 191lbs 10ozs by Hooked Newmarket backed Mark Cross from peg 26. He fished down the edge all day with maggot to steadily catch all day, landing fish to 9lbs.

Magpie Lake Top 5 – Day 2

1 – Adam Swain – Dynamite Baits – Peg 38 – 218lbs 14ozs
2 – Marc Cross – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 26 – 191lbs
3 – Roger Gowler – Tackle & Bates – Peg 3 – 174lbs 10ozs
4 – Geoff Arnold – Hooked Newmarket – Peg 22 – 172lbs 12ozs
5 – Simon Godfrey – Tackle & Bates – Peg 23 – 169lbs 12ozs

Section Top Two

Section 1 – Pegs 1 – 5

1st – Roger Gowler – 2nd – Josh Pace

Section 2 – Pegs 7 – 18

1st -Jimmy Brooks – 2nd Rob Goodson

Section 3 – Pegs 20 – 26

1st – Mark Cross – 2nd – Geoff Arnold

Section 4 – Pegs 28 – 38

1st -Adam Swain – 2nd – Wayne Shepherd

Day 2 Jay Lake

As on day one the going was well below par, with presentation still being an issue for many, with the wind still dictating the tactics for most of the angler. Yet again, those who adapted to the conditions the quickest, reaped the rewards.

Lake winner on Jay on day 2 was Gav Butler. He fishing peg 14 to put together an impressive 124lbs 04ozs, consisting of mainly carp, with a bonus barbel thrown in for good measure. Gavin caught on maggot to the far margin, down the track and in the margins.

Second on the lake was Bait-Tech backed Tony Dawson on Peg 32. Tony fished the margins all day to amass 113lbs 04ozs of carp up to 8lbs. Tony put in a sterling performance to comfortably beat the anglers around him.

Jay Lake Top 5 Day 2

1 – Gave Butler – Tackle & Bates – Peg 14 – 124lbs 04ozs
2 – Tony Dawson – Bait-Tech – Peg 32 – 113lbs 04ozs
3 – Josh Blaming- GOT Baits – Peg 34 – 106lbs 4ozs
4 – Dave Corcoran – JVAC – Peg 38 – 85lbs
5 – Barry Mason – Guru/Bag’em – Peg 36 – 77lbs 4ozs

Section Top Two

Section 1 – Pegs 1 – 11

1st – Shaun Coaten – 2nd – Keiron Payne

Section 2 – Pegs 14 – 23

1st – Gave Butler – 2nd – Chris Saunders

Section 3 – Pegs 26 – 36

1st – Tony Dawson- 2nd – Josh Blavin

Section 3 – Pegs 38 – 47

1st – Dave Corcoran – 2nd – Jack Gill

Final Results

!st – Mark Cross – 2 Points – 286 lbs 6ozs
2nd – Tony Dawson – 2 Points – 265lbs 14ozs
3rd – Shaun Coaten – 2 Points – 167lbs 06ozs
4th – Gavin Butler – 3 Points – 306lbs 06ozs
5th – Adam Swain – 3 Points – 248lbs 02ozs

Rookery waters would like to thank all the anglers who competed for making this annual event a huge success

 

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Winter Series Two Day Final 2017

Sat 25 March 17 - Rookery Waters - Magpie lake


27 anglers in total qualified for this years Winter Series two day final, held on the excellent Magpie lake on the very popular, fished packed rookery waters complex, in rural Cambridgeshire.

Match Day Schedule & pay out information

Fishing 10.30-4.30pm both days £50 entry plus £20 super pools to be paid on the Saturday.

Winner decided on section points in event of a tie weight count back to stand.

Payout as follow £50 entry to be paid out Sunday after the weigh in!
£50 × 24 anglers= £1200
£380 added to the prize pot by Tackle & Bates sponsorship!
No day tickets fees charged by Rookery Waters
total pot money is £1580
1st £500 2nd £250 3rd £200 4th £150

Paying £50 for 6 peg section win by default both days (If you finish in the top 4 you do not collect section money)
Section 1 = 1,2,27,38,34,35
Section 2= 5,24,25,29,31,32
Section 3= 4,6,8,9,20,22
Section 4= 11,12,13,14,16,18

Super Pools payed out after each day payout based on 24 anglers entering (THIS IS SEPARATE PAYOUT TO THE TWO DAY FINAL)

1st £55 2nd £45 3rd £40 & 4x sections of £25

Magpie Lake, Rookery waters

Saturday the 25th of March – Day One

Day one of the 2 day final was fished in reasonable conditions, with a gentle easterly wind, with clear blue skies and the 13 degree constant temperature made it feel very comfortable bank side.

On the day, those who figured out that slapping shallow followed bu fishing the same line at dead depth, was the way forward on this far from easy days sport.

Alternating hookbaits and regularly changing the presentation, produced the good for those who put in the effort on what was turning out to be a very challenging day for the majority of the field.

Day One Results

Section 1

01, Wayne Shepherd (Tackle & Bates) – 60lbs 2ozs
02, Richard Bond (Matrix Image) – 67lbs – Section Winner
27, Jason Fuller (TN Floats) – 41lbs 7ozs
34, Rob Humphrey (Tackle & Bates) – 20lbs 10ozs
35, Mark Pollard (Dynamite/Matrix) – 59lbs 10ozs
38, Rab Egan (Tackle & Bates) – 58lbs 6ozs

Section 2

05, Dave Rawlings (Stanjay MG) – 55lbs 5ozs – Section Winner
24, Tony Mcgregor (Fabtrays) – 50lbs 10ozs
25, David Adams (Tackle & Bates) – 32lbs 13ozs
29, Simon Godfrey (Tackle & Bates) – 48lbs 12ozs
31, Bob Coulson (Tackle & Bates) – 44lbs 12ozs
32, Ricky Ashwell (Fabtrays) – 42lbs 10ozs

Section 3

04, Tony Walting (Stanjay MG) -52lbs
06, Tim Bates (Tackle & Bates) – 66lbs 2ozs – Section Winner
08, Stephen Roslyn (Tackle & bates) – 17lbs 2ozs
09, Jamie Maguire (Rib Valley AC) – 34lbs 3ozs
20, Dan Simper (Frenzee/Dynamite) – 39lbs 12ozs
22, Kev Peacock (Tackle & Bates) – 27lbs 10ozs

Section 4

11, Geoff Arnold (Hooked Newmarket) – 39lbs 8ozs
12, Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) – 61lbs 4ozs
13, Josh Pace (Sensas Mk1) – 68lbs 6ozs – Section Winner
14, Guy Dew (Tackle & Bates) – 28lbs
16, John Cartwright (tackle & baits) – 40lbs 12ozs
18, Dan Abbott (JVAC) DNW

Day one top threeJosh Pace, Richard Bond & Tim Bates

Sunday the 26th of March – Day two

conditions were almost identical to day one, with a slightly stronger easterly wind, and broken cloud, made the conditions very pleasant for the 24 angler competing. With the majority of the field being separated by less than 20lbs it was going to be a very closely thought out affair, with several anglers in with a shout at taking the top prize of £500.

Section 1

01, Jamie Maguire (Rib Valley AC) – 74lbs 12ozs
02, David Adams (Tackle & Bates) – 21lbs 8ozs
27, John Cartwright (Tackle & Bates) – 86lbs
34, Tim Bates (Tackle & Bates) – 47lbs 6ozs
35, Ricky Ashwell (Fabtrays) – DNW
38, Kev Peacock (Tackle & Bates) – DNW

Section 2

05, Tony Watling (Stanjay MG) – 52lbs 2ozs
24, Rob Humphrey (Tackle & Bates) – 25lbs 8ozs
25, Jason Fuller (TN Floats) – 43lbs 12ozs
29, Rab Egan (Tackle & Bates) – 40lbs 10ozs
31, Bob Coulson (Tackle & Bates) – 36lbs 4ozs
32, Tony Mcgregor (Fabtrays) – 91lbs 12ozs

Section 3

04, Guy Dew (Tackle & Bates) – 56lbs 12ozs
06, Simon Godfrey (Tackle & Bates) – 103lbs 4ozs
08, Dave Rawlings (Stanjay MG) – 34lbs 14ozs
09, Wayne Shepherd (Tackle & Bates) – 23lbs 10ozs
20, Richard Bond (Matrix Image) – 131lbs
22, Dan Abbott (JVAC) – 76lbs 4ozs

Section 4

11, Stephen Roslyn (Tackle & bates) – 22lbs 6ozs
12, Josh Pace (Sensas Mk1) – 72lbs 12ozs
13, Mark Pollard (Dynamite/Matrix) – 65lbs 6ozs
14, Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) – 31lbs 4ozs
16, Geoff Arnold (Hooked Newmarket) – 53lbs 2ozs
18, Dan Simper (Frenzee/Dynamite) – 40lbs 8ozs

Final Results

Festival Winner – Richard Bond (Matrix Image) £500
Second overall – Josh Pace (Sensas Mk1) £250
Third overall – Tony Mcgregor (Fabtrays) £200
Fourth overall – Tony Watling (Stanjay MG) £150

Foot Note – Rookery Waters & Tackle & Bates would like to thank the anglers who have supported this event over the winter months and made it such a great success

 

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Spring Summer series 2 Day Final 2016

Sun 21 August 16 - Rookery Waters - Jay & Magpie Lakes


After 30 weeks of qualifying rounds, 48 anglers arrived at the venue to fish the annual 2 Day final at Rookery Waters. The match was fished on Jay & Magpie lakes, with the anglers split into two groups of 24, with 4 × 6 peg sections on each lake. With near gale force winds and intermittent heavy showers forecast for both days the conditions were going to be far from perfect for this prestigious event.

Saturday the 20th of August – Day One

Jay Lake

Strong winds played a major factor in the sport for most on what turned out to be a pole anglers nightmare. The wind was so strong, virtually all the field found presenting baits on the long pole near on impossible, with the majority of anglers having to resort to either fishing down the edge or on the feeder to the far margins.

John Shepherd peg 30

Top spot on the lake on day one was taken by Sensas Colemans backed John Shepherd on peg 30 who caught well close in the first couple of hours but to keep the bites coming, he then switched over to a small pellet feeder with dead red maggots as his chosen hookbait. john fished his feeder rig tight to the far bank to amass a very impressive 122lbs 2ozs in what can only be described as appalling conditions.

Second on the lake went to Matrix/Dynamite backed Tom Edwards on peg 13. Tom fished a hybrid feeder with meat tight to the far bank to catch steadily all day to finish the match with a 100lbs 6ozs well ahead of the following pack.

Section Winners

A Section – Stewart Bracey (Shimano/Dynamite) peg 7 – 75lbs 4ozs
B Section – Tome Edwards (Matrix/Dynamite) Peg 13 – 100lbs 6ozs
C Section – John Shepperd (Sensas Colemans) Peg 30 – 122lbs 2ozs
D Section – Kev Shellie (Hooked Newmarket) Peg 38 – 62lbs 6ozs

Magpie Lake

Unlike the anglers on Jay, because of the mature bank side tree cover, the wind wasn’t playing as big a part as it was on Jay lake, with the majority of anglers finding presenting baits on the long pole far easier but the margins were the place to find the big weights.

Kev Peacock peg 38

On fancied peg 38, venue regular Kev Peacock put in yet another very impressive down the edge. fishing tight to the marginal rushes on both sides of his swim, the local rod utilised his vast local knowledge to catch down the edge on pellet and paste to put together a very impressive 195lbs 12ozs for top spot.

Second on the lake went to Josh Pace on peg 18. The Cambridgeshire based rod fish meat down the edge shallow to put 190lbs 14ozs on the scales, to secure a very close second on the lake but most importantly a section win.

Section winners

A Section – Barry Mason (Daiwa/Guru/Bag’em) Peg 4 – 188lbs 4ozs
B Section – Roger Gowler (Tackle & Baits) Peg 8 – 67lbs 2ozs
C Section – Josh Pace (Sensas MK1) Peg 18 – 190lbs 14ozs
D Section – Kev Peacock (Tackle & Bates) Peg 38 – 195lbs 12ozs

Sunday the 21st of August – Day Two

The final day of the two day final was greeted with a dramatic improvements in conditions, with the wind changing from a south/westerly to a north/westerly making the conditions far more favourable and settled than on the previous day and with all section winners in with a chance of taking the top spot, it was going to be a very tense second day.

Jay Lake

Conditions we much better but the wind had now changed direction and was still making conditions hard going for the majority of the 24 anglers fising Jay lake. As on the previous day, the better weights came to a small feeder fished tight over or alternatively down the edge with corn, meat and paste all producing good weights.

Jay lake day 2 winner Simon Easay

Top weight on the day fell to Simon Easey on peg 30. Simon combated the strong side winds by fishing a sall feeder to the far bank, to finish the day with a well earned 109lbs 6ozs. Finishing close behind on peg 39 was Guru/Bag’em backed Barry Mason. He used feeder and margin tactics to secure his second section win of the final.

Section Winners

A Section – Josh Pace (Sensas MK1) Peg 3 – 76lbs 6ozs
B Section – John Cartwright (Stanjay) Peg 11 – 69lbs 00ozs
C Section – Tony Dawson (Bait-Tech) Peg 27 – 96lbs 14ozs
D Section – Barry Mason (Daiwa/Guru/Bag’em) Peg 39 – 99lbs 8ozs

Magpie Lake

With the change in wid direction, the fish decided to have wonder to pastures new on day two. the sport in turn was far better for the anglers on the lake, with several weights over 140lbs recorded.

Top weight on the day was taken by Sean Higginbottom, who put in a superb display to amass the biggest weight of the two day final, with a huge haul totaling 213lbs 6ozs. Sean fished shallow at 16m for the majority of his fish. With a few bonus lumps from down the egde during the later stages of the match.
Matrix/Dynamite backed Tom Edwards also got amongst the carp, with a very well deserved 180lbs 8ozs from island peg 31.

Section winners

A Section – Lee Thornton (Middy/Bag’em) Peg 4 – 152lbs 2ozs
B Section – Stewart Bracey (Shimano/Dynamite) Peg 14 – 130lbs 14ozs
C Section – Sean Higginbottom (Tackle & Bates) Peg 25 – 213lbs 6ozs
D Section – Tome Edwards (Matrix/Dynamite) Peg 31 – 180lbs 8ozs

Final Top Six

Winner – Tome Edwards (Matrix/Dynamite) 2 points – 280lbs 14ozs

Runner up – Josh Pace (Sensas MK1) 2 points – 267lbs 2ozs
Third – Barry Mason (Daiwa/Guru/Bag’em) 2 points – 217lbs 12ozs
Fourth – Stewart Bracey (Shimano/Dynamite) 2 points – 206lbs 2ozs
Fifth – Simon Easy (Tackle & Bates) 3 points – 269lbs 12ozs
Sixth – Sean Higgingbottom (Tackle & Bates) 3 points – 269lbs 6ozs

Foot Note – On behalf of Tackle & Bates, Rookery Waters and UKMA. We would lke to thank all the anglers who have made this event a great success!

 

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Winter Series Two Day Final 2016

Sun 27 March 16 - Rookery Waters - Jay Lake


Day One Results

Battering Gail force winds has made presentation very difficult for some and near on impossible for most of the strong field!

Tony McGregor has been doing exceptionally well on the qualify opens lately and he continued his fine form with a very impressive 123.14 winning bag! From peg 38.
Runner up was Ricky Ashwell with a superb 82.14 bag all taken on corn at 8m from unfancied peg 25.
3rd from peg 32 was Polly with 71.12lb of brown goldfish and small carp caught on pellets!

Section 1
1st Tony McGregor 1pt 123
2nd Josh Pace 2pt

Section 2
1st Mark pollard 1pt
2nd Dave Rawlings 2pt

Section 3
1st Tony Dawson 1pt
2nd Geoff Arnold 2pt

Section 4
1st Ricky Ashwell 1pt
2nd Martyn Freeman

Only at the half way stage so all to play for!! And more horrendous weather forecast just to make it difficult!

1st Tony McGregor peg 38 123.14lb
2nd Ricky Ashwell peg 25 82.14lb
3rd Mark Pollard peg 32 71.12lb
4th Josh Pace peg 27 64.00lb

Day Two Results

Day 2 Results
Another day of horrific winds hail stones the lot,all the seasons in one day!

After the draw was made anglers were very apprehensive to how the lake was going to respond after the rain in the night nether less the lake fished extremely well for the conditions thrown at and it turned into a very tight contest!

Mark Pollard stole the show with a very convincing win from peg 32 starting on bread long towards the reeds and switching between two lines to catch carp and brown goldfish steadily for 113.04lb

The back up weights were very very close with Ben Townsend just sneaking 2nd spot with 63.12lb from peg 25 were he caught a few carp long before switching to bunches of maggots over dead maggots and groundbait. third spot went to Dave Rawlings who caught on corn tight to the pads.

Overall Day 2 Results

1st Mark Pollard peg 32 113.04lb
2nd Ben Townsend peg 25 63.13lb
3rd Dave Rawlings peg 38 62.12lb
4th Martyn Freeman peg 01 61.08lb
5th Tony Dawson peg 02 60.06lb

Day 2 section points

*section 1
*1st Dave Rawlings 62.12lb
2nd Martyn Freeman 61.08lb

section 2
1st Mark Pollard 113.04lb
2nd Tony Dawson 60.06

section 3
1st Nigel Swallow 51.06
2nd Ricky Ashwell 50.00

section 4
1st Ben Townsend 63.14lb
2nd Richard Linell 53.14lb

Over the two days Mark Pollard stole the show with a perfect 2pts score and a massive 185lb of fish over the two days closely followed 3 anglers all on 3pts,All in all the event was a success with two close matches and despite the extreme weather the lake showed its potential once again! the summer qualifiers start Saturday 1st April on Magpie.

Overall Final Results

1st Mark Pollard 2pts 185.00lb
Shimano Dynamite Baits
2nd Ricky Ashwell 3pts 132.14lb
Ouse Valley/Stanjays
3rd Dave Rawlings 3pts 106.02lb
Stanjays
4th Tony Dawson 3pts 100.14lb
Bait-Tech
5th Tony McGregor 4pts 176.10lb
ukmatchangler.com
6th Martyn Freeman 4pts 99.04lb
Tackle & Bates

We would like to thank ukmatchangler.com for sponsorship of the trophies and all the anglers that have fished the qualifiers throughout the winter series.

 

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Rookery Waters £1000 Two Day Festival 2015

Mon 24 August 15 - Rookery Waters - Jay and Magpie Lakes


Rookery Waters £1000 Two Day Festival

Saturday the 22nd & Sunday the 23rd of August 2015

After 33 qualifying rounds, the 56 qualifiers arrived at Rookery waters on a blisteringly hot, sunny day where temperatures were expected to reach 30 degrees plus. Add to the equation a blustery southerly wind and the conditions were going to be far from perfect for day one of the first Rookery Waters £1000 two day festival. After a hearty breakfast and the usual pre-match banter, the draw took place and the field were split into two groups of 28, with one group drawing Jay Lake (yellow Key Tags) and the second drawing Magpie Lake (Red Key Tags).

Over the two days the first and second in each section on both lakes would receive £50 for a section win and £30 for second by default. Over the two days the top 5 anglers over all based on points and if required weight count-back would receive £1000 for 1st, £500 for 2nd, £250 for 3rd and £150 for 4th, with all trophies being sponsored by ukmatchangler.com

Day one – Jay Lake

With the wind picking up during the day and gusting at speeds of up to 20 miles an hour, the lakes residents decided to make the going exceptionally hard for the majority of the field.

A section pegs 1 to 11

Top spot going to Kev Shellie on peg number 3, the Hooked Newmarket backed rod fished the pole long and close in, to take a hard earned 46lbs 6ozs. Second in section was Ramsey AC rod Paul Kilby, the Ramsey based rod fished the long pole on peg 11 to take 23lbs 8ozs on the long pole.

B Section pegs 13 to 26,

Mainly because of blistering heat and swirling, gusty winds making presentation a very hard task. Top spot was taken by Dynamite Baits backed Tony Evans on peg 16.He fished the long pole to the far bank to take mainly carp up to 3lbs for 47lbs 4ozs. Second in section went to Geoff Arnold (Hooked Newmarket) on peg 19, Geoff also thought the strong winds to fish the long pole to take 28lbs 8ozs,

C Section pegs 27 to 36

This section produced the most consistent sport on the lake. Top spot went to Gav Butler (Tackle & Bates) on peg 30. He took 64lbs 12lbs of mainly carp up to 5lbs on the long pole, to comfortably win his section. Second spot went to Shimano/Dynamite backed Stuart Bracey on peg 33. He took a mixed bag including carp to 3lbs for 28lbs on the long pole and close in.

D Section pegs 38 to 47

This was one of the worst affected by the wind as the wind was blowing from the right to left of the anglers, making fishing the long pole virtually impossible. However, Jimmy Brooks (Middy Bait-Tech) on peg 45 sorted thing out to take a mixed bag of mainly carp, putting 46lbs 10ozs on the scales for top spot in the section. In second place was Coleman’s Bait & Tackle backed John Shepperd, who fished the small method feeder to the far bank to take second in the section with 43lbs 12ozs.

Day One – Magpie Lake

With Magpie producing some incredible weights during the qualifying rounds and competing anglers expectations being very high. The conditions were yet again making the going very tough for many.

A Section pegs 1 to 7

This section produced the two biggest weights on the lake. On peg 1 was local rod Martyn Freeman (Decoy) who fished shallow to the lily pads at 12m to take carp steadily all day to amass a very impressive 204lbs 10 ozs for the section win. On Peg 2 Dynamite Baits backed Tom Edwards also fished shallow to the lily pads to take 150lbs 2ozs and second in the section.

B Section pegs 9 to 17

With many anglers finding the going very hard until the last 2 hours. Guru/Bag’em backed Barry mason on peg 12 who took 130lbs of carp to 8lbs plus, for a comfortable section win, fished close in to put together a very hard earned weight. Second spot went to Sean Higginbottom (Tackle & Bates), he fished shallow and down the edge to take 119lbs 8ozs from peg 14.

C Section pegs 18 to 25

This section was thought out between the anglers on peg 18 and peg 25. Top spot went to Garbolino backed Graham Welton on peg 25, who fished at 15m to the lily pads and down the edge to take 130lbs. Second in section went to Shimano/Dynamite backed Mark Pollard. Mark fished the method to the island for the majority of his fish with a few on the pole at 6m and down the edge to give him a total of 117lbs 14ozs.

D Section – pegs 26 to 38

This was a very closely contended section. Top spot went to St Neots based Tony Watling Snr, Tony took 129lbs 14ozs on the pole long and close in, for an all carp bag. Second in section was Rob Anstee (Tackle & Bates) on peg 32, rob fished the long pole shallow to the rushes and down the edge for a total weight of 115lbs 12ozs

Day Two -Jay Lake

Totally different conditions greeted the 28 anglers competing on Jay lake on day two. With strong winds gusting at 30mph and heavy rain forecast mid afternoon, the change in pressure and temperature made the lake switch on and produce far better weights than on day one.

A section pegs 1 to 11

Top spot in A section went to Richard Bond on peg 7, he fished the long pole to the far bank to take carp up to 4lbs to amass a total weight of 74lbs 6ozs. Second in section went to Rab Egan on peg 10, he fished various tactics to put together a total weight of 70lbs.

B Section pegs 13 to 26,

Shimano/Dynamite baits backed Mark Pollard put in an impressive display on the long pole to the far bank to comfortably win this section and the lake with 104lbs 10os of carp up to 10lbs. Second in section went to Tony Watling Snr, who took a mixed bag including a 7lbs barbel for a total weight of 54lbs 2ozs

C Section pegs 27 to 36

Sean Higginbottom put in a very good performance fishing long in swirling winds to put together a total weight of 84lbs 12ozs consisting of mainly carp. Second spot in this section went to Graham Welton on peg 29, he fished to the far bank and close in for a mainly carp haul.

D Section pegs 38 to 47

Dynamite Baits backed Tom Edwards put in a very impressive performance to catch carp on the pole, catching at 6m and over to the far margin to weigh in 85lbs 10ozs from peg 44. Second in the section went to Rob Anstee on peg 46, he fished the long pole down the margin to a blank platform, to weigh in 80lbs 10ozs.

Day Two – Magpie Lake

The conditions yet again played a major part in the performance of the lake. After the poor performance of Jay lake the day before, all anglers were anticipating a much better days sport from this fish packed lake. Unlike the previous day, Magpie produced a few surprise results from pegs that had not performed on the previous day.

A Section pegs 1 to 7

Gav Butler took top spot in this section on from peg 7, the Lincolnshire based rod fished shallow at 16m and down the edge to finish up with 186lbs 10ozs. Second in section went to The youngest angler fishing the event, Finley Bulbeck on peg 5. He fished shallow to the open water rushes and down the edge for a total weight of 107lbs 8ozs

B Section pegs 9 to 17

Dave Rees fished peg 10, catching steadily down the edge from the off to take the top spot in this section with a total weight of 108lbs exactly. Close behind on peg 9 was Bag’em backed Lee Marlow, he also caught the majority of his fish in the margins, weighing in 93lbs 12ozs.

C Section pegs 18 to 25

Middy backed Jimmy Brooks followed up his day one section win with an impressive 152lbs 4ozs from peg 22, taking his fish on the method to the island, with the bulk of his weight coming from the margins. Second in section was taken from peg 23 by Stuart Bracey, the Shimano/Dynamite backed rod took 114lbs 6oz, mostly down the edge.

D Section – pegs 26 to 38

Yaxeley based Si Dow fished peg 31 on the island and took the section with 95lbs 14ozs of carp. He fished the majority of the match down the edge as presentation at range was severely hindered by the gusting winds. Second in the section was taken by Charley Laurence, he fished shallow to the lily pads at 9m and 13m to land an all carp bag of 82lbs 12ozs.

Final Results

After the weigh in was finished, all anglers headed back to the Rookery Cafe and Tackle shop for a beer and BBQ, which I have to say was very enjoyable. Whilst also giving the patiently waiting anglers an opportunity to wind down after a very competitive days sport.

With the top three on each lake and first and second in all sections being paid out, The final results took some time to finalise based on the amount of section winners picking up money by default. Once all the of these winners paid out, it was time for the all important top 6 places to be announced

Top 6 places

1 – Gavin Butler (Tackle & Bates) 2 points – Total Weight 251lbs 8ozs (£1000)
2 – Jimmy Brooks (Middy/Bait-Tech) 2 points – Total weight 199lbs – £500
3 – Tom Edwards (Dynamite) 3 points – Total weight – 235lbs 12ozs – £250
4 – Mark Pollard (Shimano/Dynamite) 3 points – Total weight – 222lbs 8ozs
5 – Sean higginbottom & Graham Welton – 3 Points – Total weight 203lbs 4ozs – £150 = £75 each.
6 – Tony Watling Snr – 3 points – Total weight 184lbs


Top Three Left to right, Tome Edwards, Gavin Butler & Jimmy Brooks

 

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