Angling round up: May 23

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FURZTON has been fizzing for two carpers who’ve had close to a quarter of a tonne between them.

With the underwater denizens finally deciding it was time for a spring feed, Josh Pirie (pictured, above) and Jake Stratton had fish to 25lb plus.

Long-range boilie did the business for Pirie over two days as he netted 18 carp to 25lb for around 230lb plus an estimated 60lb of shoal bream – which would make most matchmen green with envy – “Which I wasn’t really interested in...”

Similar tactics brought Stratton 13 fish to 25-8 for 172lb – in a single night session!

He said: “It was a hell of a night. I had 15 runs and could hardly keep two rods in the water because there was so much action.”

On Willen south a four-hour spell saw Adam Carrick, reporting through Willards, bag a 9-1 bream (pictured, below) from the lake on fake corn and feeder. And, with that still in his landing net he had a 4lb tench on his other rod.

Spring is here on the cut, too. Loved-up bream were crashing around under willows at Grafton Regis on Sunday, and in three hours I had 8lb of skimmers, roach and rudd which, I reckon, were queuing to eat the eggs when the big girls had finished spawning.

Osprey’s Arrans, Essex, trip was a real carp fest. Tony Wynick bagged some 484lb, Barry Earnshaw 375-8 and Loll Summers 343lb. Fished over six hours with a mid-way weigh-in, nine rods had PB matchweights.

Saturday’s Alders open went to Gary Thorpe with 240lb of carp, as Trevor Price had 212lb and England vet Terry Lancaster 179lb.

City lad Rob Dzialak topped the Bucko’s Lubenham pole championship with 52-8.

Mick Reynolds is on a run (OK then, an amble) with MK vets, using punch for 9-15 from Cosgrove cut, while Chalky White had 4-0-4 and Ian Greenhood 3lb.

Dats’ Tuesday evening round on the Navvi fell to Gary Britton on 8-4 with Mick Hefferon on 6-5-8 and Ernie Sattler 6-1-8.

Sunday’s match on the same venue was tight with Paul Neave 7-9, Russ Nash 7-7-8 and Pete Whatley 7-6.

Dave Martin won Towcester’s Bairstows do with 4-6. Mick Goodridge had 4-1-8 and Darren Pannell 3-6.

If you are fishing the cut Saturday evening, a 200 person charity walk is due to come through... And finally: A guy who defied Emberton Park staff by parking his van on soggy grass ended up paying £100 to be towed out. How thick can you get?

Fixtures: Furzton lake closed to angling Friday, June 1 through to and including Monday, June 4. June 2, Bucko’s charity open, Heyford, 07761 133169.

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