Angling round-up: November 11

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LONG-poling worm against far bank rushes saw Tony Richardson landing perch to 2lb to win in Sunday’s MKAA ‘club get together’ with 16-6.

Thanks to an ad hoc £10 ‘super-pool’ and a record 34 turnout – only five of them vets – the Calvert angler’s Ouse win on Toombes Meadow back straight netted him £120 plus section payout.

Dats’ Chris Malia had two chub to 4-8 from ‘Hollands for 11-9-8 while Olney’s Paul Hamilton was just half an ounce behind... but included a 7lb bream from Toombes’ ‘point’ swim. And all that was on a clear, low, weedy river with a nasty upstream north-east wind.

Tear Drops 1 and 2 have been fishing for some, and Mark Ferguson (pictured) caught a nicely conditioned 17lb mirror, while Neil Richardson banked a 22-7 common and three mid-double mirrors on Concept boilies, and Martin Tomber had two stillwater chub to 4lb and some perch for around 15lb.

Osprey – always prepared to travel – went to Arrans lake in Essex where their top six totalled over 1,000lb of carp! Steve Potter had 246lb ahead of Matt Grant 198 and Tony Winnick 184-5. And that, apparently, was on a day when the venue fished below par...

Following the otter invasion big barbel can seem as rare as hen’s teeth on the Upper Ouse, but Shaun Mynard found an 11-8 on Olney’s water, Sunday, and a 5-15 chub for good measure. Both are the club’s best of season fish.

A trip to Sunday’s Kidlington open on the Cherwell saw Jim Martin win with two chub to 4-12 for 8-12 on feeder. Henry Clark had 7-11 and Jeff Chandler.

MK Vets’ Linford boatyard canal midweeker attracted 33 rods and saw Paul Neave top man with 5-13 of punch roach followed by Alan Ford and Ernie Sattler, both also on punch, who tied on 4-11.

A skimmer plus bits put Mick Hefferon top of Linford’s wilderness canal sweep with 4-3 as Charlie Lancaster caught 3-7 and John Hough 2-4-8.

It proved a hard old do for Towcester out on the Leicester arm cut with Mick Goodridge netting three skimmers, two perch and a roach for 2-15-8 with Wayne Robinson on 2-9 and Tosh ‘the turtle’ Saunders 1-14.

And it was tougher still for Calvert on Itters pit as John Weatherall celebrated his birthday by winning with a 1-12 perch. Barry Witteridge had a perch and a roach for 1-10 and Derek Bishop an 0-13 stripey.

Ringstead Grange trout fishery – not far up the road from Olney – will be opening for piking weekends starting November 26 through to late January. Call 01933 622960.

Fixtures: Saturday Nov 12, Olney Royal British Legion Ouse open, call 01234 240061. Sunday, Brush Mill Ouse closed for match. Nov 20; MKAA interclub on Stony Main (golden peg now £168). December 3, MKAA’s Ouse fur & feather, tickets from local tackle shops.

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