Angling by Trevor Johnson: August 9

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BRADWELL Lake has been boiling for some – bailiff Heidi Arnold leading the way with a new personal best 11-8 bream.

Her road-side bank super-slab (pictured above) was the highlight of a long session during which bailiffing colleague Helen Havers had an eight-pounder. Two other rods put in 48 hour stints, one to finish with 19 good bream and tench and the other 17.

And Jeff Arnold has had a string of low doubles carp from his favourite hot spot, plus chunky roach and skimmers on maggot while waiting for the carp to show!

Heather Price (pictured by Ron Bull with Olney president Andrew Finn-Kelcey) has had her second junior win in a week, topping the Dale Rogers memorial with 3-13. Sam Brooks had 2-1 and Charlie Mynard 1-10-12.

And still on Olney’s Ouse, 8mm pellet on the tip really did it for Ray Todhunter as he bagged a 7-8 bream, plus a 7-12 carp and a 4-2 chub.

Visitors scored in the Alders’ pairs open with Sheffield’s Andy Schuss and Phil Dobson shading Nottingham duo Karl Williams and Colin Spencer by one point. Derek Smith was top individual, 198lb.

Furzton bream dominated MKAA’s summer league third round. MK Maver Black’s Terry Davis had 36-1 with Olney’s Eddie Ford on 28-3 and Ampthill’s Stuart Kitely 24-15.

Top teams were MK Black and Green – both 19 points – Black winning on weight. MK Angling Centre White go into the final one point ahead of Maver Black who are one up on Green.

Lodge lake peninsula bank roach on the inside line saw Richard Lattimer total 11-5 – his third DATS evening series win in a row. Ernie Sattler had 8-14-8 and goes into the final round leading Lattimer by just 4 points. Gary Britton had 5-6-8.

Steve Schubert ran away with the dosh in MK Vets Brackley lake match, netting 35lb of bream. John Hewison made second, again, with 11-2. Steve Chilton had 10-13.

Towcester’s first day running Wappenham Water saw the club’s vets up for a match with John ‘Mr Happy’ Balhatchett on six carp for 34-10, Graham Martin had 24lb and George Cooke 8-7.

Willen North bream totalling 25-7 put Austin Maddock way out front of Beacon’s match. Gary Allen followed with 7-2 and Steve Gibbs 6-12.

Paul Caton topped Olney’s Ouse do with 12-1 of caster roach. Nigel Bass had 6-12-8 and Barry Glidewell 4-15. Calvert’s Claydon lake sweep went to James Lewis, 10-14, ahead of Mick Reynolds 3-13. Darren Whelton and Barry Witteridge tied on 3-11.

Towcester almost doubled home-side Flore & Brockhall’s total on that club’s cut and filled the frame with Mick Goodridge 4-10, Kevin Nightingale 3-3 and Wayne Robinson 2-4-8.

Fixturs: Saturday, MKAA individual league, Teardrops 1 and 2, 07703 556788.

Furzton festival: Aug 16, juniors (canal) 01908 320007; Aug 22, Vets open 01908 565446 (not number printed last week); Disabled open, Aug 24, 01908 608944; bank holiday open 01908 506678.

Sept 23: Olney’s 60 peg Citizen Ouse cup – £1,200 in cash prizes. Tickets (£20) from town’s Two Brewers 01234 711393 and only guaranteed WHEN paid for.

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