Angling round-up: November 17

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BIG perch – and plenty of them – are really coming to the fore in local river matches, yet of chub there’s hardly a sign.

Nigel Porter made the most of the stripey bonanza in Olney’s Royal British Legion Ouse benefit with 22-3 which included perch to 3-8 and a 4-13 tench.

Pictured by Ron Bull (who obviously didn’t ask him to smile) he fished worm close to the far bank using an 18 metre pole.

A long way behind Neil Shern had 8-15 of bits with Chez Kaciniel {correct spell} getting perch to 2-7 for 8-6 and Bull 7-1-12 as 41 fished.

And perch made up most of the weights in MK Vets midweeker on the Brush Mill to Toombes Ouse. Pete Whatley bagged up to the tune of 17-12 near the Watling Street bridge. Ken Mott had 10-12 and Barry Witteridge 9-12. Luckless John Whetherall had to change pegs when tree-fellers moved in after the match had started.

Perch also dominated MKAA’s DATS, Linford, Calvert, Beacon Ouse interclub on the Calverton Road and Brush Mill sections. Alan Ford caught 12-4 of perch to 1-12 and a 4lb tench. Tony Richardson netted 10-8, Austin Maddock 6-7 and Didder Hefferon 6-5 as 23 fished.

Maver Milton Keynes matchgroup fished another blinder in Sunday’s Castle Ashby AT winter league for their second win in a row. Following two lasts...that makes them third in the seven team table with 17 points. Starlets lead on 6.

Calvert’s Claydon lake match saw James Lewis win with eight bream for 29lb. No one else caught!

In Towcester’s Vets’ Bairstows do John Balhatchett netted 15-15 of carp and perch. Gren Read 11-2, Andy Jones 5-14 – and the rest blanked.

John Broughton had three chub in the last 10 minutes on triple caster to top Towcester’s A508 Tove match with 8-15. Mick Goodridge had 3lb and Graham Martin 2-2.

Jim Martin added another Thames win to his record in a Kiddlington match at Clanfield with a 4-15 chub and bits for 5-5.

Kingfisher’s Stone Park Ouse knock-up fell to Paul Hack with 4-6 ahead of Mick Reynolds 4-1 and John Harvey 3-8.

Unlucky man of the match was Bruce Harvey who drew the golden peg... and finished last. Then he was sworn at by a woman whose dog he’d told to clear off when it jumped in his swim.

He said: “I have never heard such foul language from a woman that age, she must have been in her 60s. It’s beyond a joke, and that’s the third time I’ve been abused by dog owners on the river in the past month.”

Fixtures: Sunday; MKAA interclub, Stony Main (golden peg now £168). Tuesday, Olney river open call 01234 240061. December 3, MKAA Ouse fur & feather, tickets from local tackle shops.

Ringstead Grange trout fishery – up the road from Olney – open for piking weekends starting November 26 through to late January. Call 01933 622960.

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