Angling round-up: November 3

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MAVER Milton Keynes roared back from the dead to sweep all before them in the latest Castle Ashby AT winter league round.

But having finished last in both previous rounds – admittedly with rough draws – Sunday’s super-charged win was not enough to get them off the bottom of the seven team table.

And with three legs left to go it looks as though, barring incredibly bad luck for league leaders Starlets, they have little chance of coming out on top.

Gary Maton (pictured) made the most of halloween to bag three ‘ghosties’ weighing between 18lb and 23-12 from Linford Pits Parc {correct spell} Farm 1, plus a 20lb mirror.

Looking like huge fairground prizes the golden fish fell to golden boy on old-fashioned (the MKAA vice chairman is like that) breadflake float-fished in the margins.

Can you help net the morons shooting wildlife with air rifles on Furzton? MK Parks Trust is asking anglers spotting anyone shooting or carrying guns around the lake to dial 999. Please don’t wait till the following day... do it straight away.

Dats’ Ouse match on the Main saw Mark Haynes net 14-8 of perch to 2-8 as Paul Chapman had 7-7 and Paul Hamilton 7lb.

Downstream on the Island Les Smith topped Beacon’s do with 9-7 – including three perch all around 2lb – as Austin Maddock had 8lb of roach and dace and Jeff Duiguid 7lb.

Upstream on Brushmill Keith Harrison poled chopped worm to win Kingfisher’s sweep with 7lb followed by Colin Chart 6-11 and Steve Chilton 5-12.

A 3-12 perch fell to Mike Clarke’s worm and caster on MKAA’s Wappenham Water.

Frost meant few bites for MK Vets’ on their Heyford Fishery trip. Ernie Sattler, on yet another end peg, had 14-8, Paul Barnes 6lb and Paul Hamilton 5-13.

Still desperately low, the Tove fished rubbish for Towcester’s first river match. The exception was Wayne Robinson who pulled five chub for 15-12. Paul Keele 3-12 and John Broughton 3-7.

Away on Dog Lane, Napton, Towcester Vets’ do was all small carp with Gerald Green top on 29-6. Tosh Saunders caught 28-4 and John Balhatchett 15-2.

Osprey’s Lakeside, Greens Norton, match saw the carp in ‘silly’ feeding mode with Mark Wilson netting 114-12 to beat Barry Hatch 84-1 and Tony Taylor 79-12.

Careful weighing was needed in Linford’s Cap’n Morgan canal match as Terry Lancaster won with 2-3-8 shading Mick Hefferon 2-3-0 and Charlie Lancaster 2-2-8.

Four bream for 17-12 gave James Lewis Calvert’s Claydon lake match followed by Dave Lewis 11-3 and Mark Penwell 10-12.

Fixtures: Sunday, MKAA club get together on the Ouse from Watling Street bridge up to top of Brush Mill. Saturday Nov 12, Olney Royal British Legion Ouse open, call 01234 240061. December 3, MKAA fur & feather on the Ouse, tickets in local tackle shops soon.

Catches or matches to report? Tell Trevor Johnson on 01908 270000.