A silver day at Furzton for league match

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Furzton was alive with ‘silvers’ Saturday – and those quickest to realise the big fish were off-feed cashed in with redfins in MKAA’s individual league round.

Pole tactics reined as Phil Bardell won with 36-4 of roach and skimmers – way ahead of Rob Dzialak on 25-5 and Bob Gale 20-2.

Ernie Sattler managed fourth on the day with 18-4...but leads the league with two rounds down.

Days earlier Andy Jones had bagged-up with some 40lb of roach to a pound in a Furzton session.

And over on Bradwell Lake a Willards customer reported netting around 20lb of redfins to 1-15!

A Lodge Lake trip saw Paul Taylor finish up with five carp including the 20-9 ghostie pictured by Ian Pledger.

Kingfisher AC found bream moving on Lodge, with Keith Harrison netting 39-3, Paul Hack had 25-1 and Colin Chart 14-3.

Bob Stones fished the canal near Campbell Park to land half a dozen 3 to 5lb bream, while mate Rob Harriman went back the following day to catch 10 of similar size and get broken by a big fish.

Newport’s Sherington Bridge Ouse open saw Myles Philips demonstrate his class by winning with 13-7 of stickfloat dace. Rob Dzialak had 8lb and Paul Abbott 7-2.

Osprey fished Mick Hill’s (Silsoe) where Pete Carter won with 66lb. Paul Gibson landed 36lb and Ray Cage 32lb.

Calvert’s Claydon Lake do and the golden peg pot went to Barry Witteridge with five tench and some bits for 13lb. Dave Ridgeway had 10-10 and Dave Lewis 8-8.

DATS’ evening league is looking like one-way traffic as Ernie Sattler has a 20 point lead over second-placed John Hewison though, in Tuesday’s Linford canal round, John H won with 8-13, pushing Ernie into second on 8-3 with Paul Chapman on 6-4.

MK Vets’ Clattercote do – on the hottest day of the year yet – was a real grueller. Bob Gale, packing up early, turned back to find his tip being bounced by an 8-8 carp which gave him the match. Dave Lewis had 6-4 and Steve Chilton 5-7.

Olney, midweek Ouse open: Andy Webster 7-12, Neil Shearn 6-2, Pete Hawley and Pete Laughton both 4-15; Saturday, Steve Bull 5-14, Dave Partridge 4-10, Ron Bull 2-14.

Veteran local matchman Gary Britton’s funeral was held in York last week, with a several local rods travelling there to pay their respects. A true angler to the last, Gary had clung to life until the early hours of June 16, the start of the river fishing season. Hope you get an end peg on the big pond in the sky, Gary.

FIXTURES: Olney Ouse opens Tuesday and Sunday, 01234 240061.