Angling round-up: May 9

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CITY ‘Supervet’ Terry Lancaster is to get his third England cap in a row – picked for the national team fishing this year’s world veterans’ championships in Portugal.

‘Silverhand’ Terry (it used to be Goldenhand 30 years ago) will be part of the squad travelling to the river Mondego in August to catch borga, claimed to by some to be the most difficult of all fish to catch!

Guess that says it all. Poor bloke spends 50 years perfecting his talents as a top rod... and then gets sent out to catch the impossible. Best of luck Tel.

Fishing in the bankholiday rain was a right pain for many, but Marc Bull endured two nights on a semi-flooded Bradwell lake after a double figure tench or a carp. Neither showed, but his feeder-fished boile DID tempt a 10-8 bream!

Gary Britton (pictured top) lost two big carp in last week’s MK vets’ Canons Ashby match, but then landed his PB at 21-9 – and still failed to get in the frame.

This week’s vets do was on Mill Road canal where Ernie Sattler won with 22-8 of slabs on dead maggot fished over ‘Swim Stim’ groundbait – way ahead of John Hewison 9-0-8 and Paul Neave 4-11. The match had been preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of regular Roy ‘Acker’ Ash a couple of days earlier.

Carp were mad on for Alder’s Saturday match as Josh Blavins had 185-9 to beat Martin Greene 174-2, Malcolm Talbot 149-11 and Dan Twine 134lb.

Tuesday’s ‘affordable open’ went to Dan Gavin 142lb with Brett Chapman on 136lb, Twine on 117lb, Trevor Price 97lb.

Another memorial match for late city rod Terrie Tapp went to one of his mates, Rob Dzialak, with 64-8 at Tofts Fishery. Richard Latimer had 50-2 and Kevin Folwell 40-14 as Gary Underwood took a section with 32-5. Organised by Greens Norton’s John Buxton it attracted 49 entrants and raised over £500 for Willen Hospice.

Steve Chilton, the only one pegged on a far bank boat, had a runaway win in DATS’ match on the Navvi with 22-12 of slabs on pellet. Gary Britton had 9-12-8, mostly perch, with Nigel Steel getting 8-10 of skimmers and stripeys.

On MKAA’s Wappenham Water Flore & Brockhall’s match was won by Steve Smith (pictured) with two carp, and roach to 1-2-8, for 10-12 as Rob Rawlins had 5-10 and Gareth Abrahams 5-3.

Towcester’s Bairstows open saw Andy Jones up front with two carp for 7-14 ahead of John Balhatchett 7-4 and Darren Pannell with 4-8 of bits.

Beacon’s outing to the cut at Leighton Buzzard ended with Gary Allen taking the money on 4-8 followed by Steve Emerton 2-5, Brian Cooke 2-2.

Catches or matches to report? Tell Trevor Johnson all about it at angling@intermediauk.com or on 01908 270000.