OLNEY Reds missed the top slots in Newport’s teams-of-three league final round... but they still slipped through like well-greased ferrets for a clear league win.
Those drawn around Newport’s town centre iron bridge, on Sunday, found the Ouzel fish still shoaled up there, and Jack Jones (Newport Youth) led the way with an all-roach 26-8.
GoneFishin Blue’s Roger Tebbutt netted two bream, two chub and some perch for 21-14 as Myles Phillips of Newport Youth (Youth? Now we know they’re joking!) had 19-9 ahead of MK Angling Centre’s Lee Jones on 16lb of roach.
Youth romped home on the day with 36 points with Olney Blue on 28 and Olney Red 26. But it was the latter who topped the 13-team league table with 82 points, while GoneFishin Red made 76 and their stable-mate Blues 75. Bob Gale was the top series individual on 36 points – one clear of Paul Caton.
At the time of going to press, Jake Stratton had the largest local Ouse chub of 2012 – a 7-12 from Whitings, pictured above.
Don’t forget: the legal river fishing season finished at midnight yesterday (March 14). It is now a CRIMINAL offence to fish running water again before June 16!
MKAA’s Grand Slam on the Ouse around Stony saw Mark Haynes win with chub of 5-3 and 3-12 plus some perch for 12-1. Eddie Ford included a 6-10 chub in his 6-13, and Alan Hursey a 3-2 perch in his 6-9.
Fishing maggot and boilie on the lead, James Peskett bagged bream to 7-8 from Lodge lake, Sunday.
Alders’ open went to Gary Thorpe 77lb while Barry Mason netted 58lb of slabs, barbel and carp, with Derek Smith on 47lb.
Osprey’s Essex carp lake do went to Matt Grant on 128-13, with Lol Sommers on 80lb and Mick Whitmore 75lb.
Four carp for 15-4 put T Zoloman top of Calvert’s club lake do, head of J Lewis 5-9, and P Cook 3-9.
Some 211 (he says) good dace put Graham Martin top of the Towcester Vets’ Tove midweeker with 16-8. Grenville Read had 200 for 8-2, and Walt Ashby 3-14.
Towcester, Shutlanger Tove: Paul Keel four chub 10-2, Pat Jaquest 8-13, George Cooke 7-12.
MK Vets, Stony Main: Rupert ‘Buffy’ Ash 7lb including a 1-6 roach, Ian Greenhood 5-5, Mick Reynolds 4-11. Dave Adams had a 3-3 perch.
John ‘silver fox’ Hewison has raided Heyford fishery’s ‘coup again, winning its silverfish open with 5-10-8.
DATS Express cup, Stony Island: Dave Adams 4-3-8, Lol Harding 2lb. Mick Hefferon 1-11.
City lad Rob Holt set a Ringstead Grange record for a ‘grown on’ rainbow with his 19-8 fish, pictured.
Want to know more about what is being done for your sport? Go to the Angling Trust open forum at Brampton, March 24. Speakers include ex-MP Martin Salter and Rado Papiewski – a Polish gent who wants British courts to REALLY crack down on those of his countrymen who steal our fish. Sounds like a good lad. Go to www.aterforum.co.uk or call 01366 384458.