Angling by Trevor Johnson: September 13

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PINK ‘pop-ups’ and his dad’s advice put young Callum Hewer spot on for a 20lb carp.

Following a 24-hour blank, Callum and dad Ben – the latter yet to achieve his first Lodge 20 – moved to Lodge where the 13-year-old’s frustration continued thanks to bottom weed masking his bait.

Taking dad’s advice he switched to pink pop-up, with a PVA bag of similar offerings attached, cast tight to far bank reeds. And within 15 minutes he was into the 20-3 fin-perfect common he is pictured.

Sue Arkell (left of picture above, being presented with a trophy by Nuala Gray) won the Furzton Festival ladies’ match on Thursday with 11-14. Samantha Simms had 8-9 and Samantha Perkins 6-1.

To boost income – and the two events raised £360 bringing the festival total for Willen Hospice to around £1,200 – Nuala also ran a mixed pairs do on Tear Drops, Saturday. Sam Simm and Jason Kirk won that with 21-7 as Nuala and son Mark had 8-8 and Sam Perkins and Steve Collett 7-2.

Even when put in the shade Ernie Sattler still comes shining through... and pegged ‘in the dark’ under a dual carriageway at Newlands in MKAA’s Individual league fifth round, Saturday, Ernie had 15-8 of canal skimmers.

Out in the sunshine Steve Chilton had 9-6-12, Robin Lett 6-12 and Kevin Osborne 6-7-8. With one round to go Sattler leads Ian Smith 67 points to 56.

Osprey’s Lake John, Waltham Abbey trip saw Dave Lewis with 80lb as Rick Green had 69-4 and Tony Winnock 57lb.

Towcester squeaked home 30-7 to 29-9-8 on Bairstows when they entertained Flore & Brockhall – despite the visitors’ Steve Smith landing two carp and some skimmers for 20-14. Homesiders Mick Goodridge and Darren Pannell had 15-15 and 7-8 of silvers.

Skimmers and bonus tench decided MK Vets’ Claydon lake sweep with Austin Maddock bagging 14lb, Dave McClellan 8lb and John Hewison 6-9.

James Lewis won Calvert’s Claydon match with 12-13 as Darren Whelton had 4-15 and Derek Bishop 3-15.

Perch ruled in the DATS, Beacon, Calvert, Linford interclub on Stony Main Ouse. Mark Haynes netted 5-0-8, Bruce Harvey 4-12-8 and Chris Malia 4-1-8.

Linford’s Bolbeck Park sweep fell to Didder Hefferon, 4-6, ahead of Mick Hefferon 2-6 and Steve Funnell 2-3, while the latest Greens Norton-based Bucko’s charity open – on Tofts – went to Jimmy Murfitt with 137-2 ahead of Lee Hickling 135-2 and David Henry 126-11.

Some clowns have been making a disgusting mess in a small area of Lodge peninsula. MKAA’s message is that if identified as anglers, the culprits will be banned from ALL association waters.

Surely everyone knows that if desperate you go to a pub or a filling station or, in extremis, use a couple of supermarket carrier bags one inside t’other, and take it AWAY with you?

Fixtures: Saturday, MKAA ‘golden peg get-together’ match, 07891 891155; also Sat, Bucko’s charity open, Tofts, 01327 351780. Sept 23, Olney’s Citizen Cup Ouse open, with over £1,000 in prizes, call Two Brewers 01234 711393.

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