Angling by Trevor Johnson: July 12

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CLOUDBURSTS turned rivers into torrents and city balancing lakes hellish murky this week – but fish were still feeding for some.

Despite heavy water, Jack Moroney, pictured by Adam Short, landed a 12-6 Ouse barbel from Olney Mill. And then on Monday – with that club’s rising river lapping its banks – Les Wallace had three tench to 6-8 and some perch for 15-12.

The west bank of the Ouse from Passenham to Brush Mill footbridge – where you can expect big perch, chub, roach and dace – is now on MKAA’s card.

The association gained angling rights on the former CEMEX stretch after the Mexican-rooted global sand and gravel empire sold adjacent grazing meadows to MK Parks Trust.

Lodge lake came up trumps for new member Rob Taisor in Kingfisher’s match as he netted 60-14 of bream. Colin Chart managed to avoid falling in this time round to take 41-4 on corn. John White had 14-8.

Furzton’s carp aren’t always nocturnal as happy old geezer Pete Barby, pictured below cuddling his 24lb PB, caught it close in – in the middle of a sunny afternoon.

And Furzton’s bream were on feed for Sunday’s MKAA summer league opener as Maver MK (MKM) Black man Phil Bardell big-feedered 54-14 to put him clear of MK Angling Centre’s Mark Haynes 49-8 and MKM Black’s Roger Clutton 33lb. ‘Black were top team, 22 points, ahead of Angling Centre White 19 and Olney 14.

Geoff Talbot has been having a tench fest on Tear Drops two and four. Reporting through bailiff Ted Mason he’s had bags of tincas, roach and perch to 30lb with at least one tench of around 5lb. The ‘Drops are to be avoided this weekend if you like a quiet time. There’s a concert at the bowl.

Following heart surgery, Ron Dorrill celebrated with 23-6 of bream to more than 3lb in Linford’s Bolbeck Park canal sweep. Mick Hefferon had 8-15 and Steve Funnell 4-2.

MK Vets’ Canons Ashby do went to Ernie Sattler with 43-6 of skimmers and carp followed by Steve Chilton 33-1 and Paul Chapman 32-6.

Castlethorpe oldie Tosh Saunders did the double winning Towcester vets’ Flecknoe outing with 56-8 of carp – Mick Reed had 51-8 and John Balhatchett 45-10 – then topped the club’s Astwell Mill match with 18-6 of tench. Les Goodridge had 13-8 (roach and rudd) and Matt Brafield 7-4.

Lakeside, Greens Norton, lived up to expectations as Tony Winnock won Osprey’s match with 153lb of carp. Chris Lovelock had 127lb and ‘Ricky’ 125lb.

Calvert’s Itters pit do saw Dave Lewis and Alan Webb tie on 7-1 along with John Weatherall on 6-9.

Paul Caton won Olney’s Saturday river sweep with 6-14, mostly perch, ahead of Les Wallace 3-13 and Barry Glidewell 2-3.

Jack Jones topped DATS’ Galleon strait Tuesday do with 4-6-8. Ernie Sattler had 3-2 and Dave McClennan 2-11-8.

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