Angling round-up: September 22

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FIVE hundred smackers – plus pools money – is up for grabs in Sunday’s Citizen Cup on Olney’s Ouse.

That makes the 60 pegger’s pot the biggest payout guaranteed by a club in the city area...and it’s already a sell-out!

It might just produce some great sport, too, as Paul Caton won Olney’s midweek open with a catch to make most real anglers’ happy... 23-12 of dace! Graham Prentice included a 5-10 tench in his 8-13 with Roy Hefferon on 5-8.

Fancy some quality stillwater roach fishing? Then give Lodge a try – it has been doing the business for some of late.

Several of the nation’s top rods, practising for last week’s AT winter league final, were getting double-figure nets – one man netting around 25lb of redfins – on ‘the seed’. Then, on Sunday, ordinary blokes Mike Sando (pictured) and Trevor Johnson gave it a try.

Fishing less fancied pegs before the paddock swims, Sando had 13lb and Johnson 8lb on maggot and caster over hemp. Not bad for just over three hours.

Carp had been on the move too, as Richie Evans had four doubles and a 28-7 in a night session.

Over at Bradwell lake, Russell Wallis netted a 7-6 tench only a week or so after landing a 24-1 carp from the same water.

The weed has suddenly died right back on Willen North, and one of the first to make the most of that was Mike Reveler with a 24-4 common.

Good perch, to 2lb plus, decided MK Vets’ Stony Main Ouse match as Ernie Sattler won with 11-12 ahead of Ken Mott 8-6 and Mick Harnett 5-4. Bill Carder is probably still cursing his luck, having lost no less than three big chub.

Tear Drops, pounded in the AT league run-up, fished below par for Sunday’s interclub. Linford’s Mark Morgan won with 9-5, including a 3-8 tench, as DATS Ernie Sattler and Paul Chapman had 3-1.

Kingfishers posties found it hard to deliver on the cut opposite the Lakes where Steve Chilton proved himself the ace scratcher with 2-6 on squat. Mick Reynolds fished the punch for 2-3 as Derek White had 1-9 on the whip.

Just a few hundred yards along, on the Boatyard, the previous day had seen Brandon White top MKAA’s junior match with 2-1 – including a 1lb perch. Josh Ward ran him close with 1-14. George Davies had 0-12.

Student Ryan Hayden featured in this week’s Angling Times with perch of 4lb and 2-4 from the Ouse upstream of MK.

Last week’s ‘golden perch’ picture (from the Black Horse cut) prompted several responses, with fishery expert Chris Vaughn saying: “It’s possible that all fish produce colour variations of themselves – the reason they’re not that common is that they’re the first ones on predator’s menus.”

Fixtures: October 1, Furzton Festival ladies match call Nuala 01908 320007.

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