Carp match reels in £1,400 for charity

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Furzton was in dour mood for the weekend’s pairs charity carp match – but it still went with a swing and helped raise almost £1,400 for Willen Hospice.

In reality, with the fish starting to shoal for winter following several increasingly cold nights, there was only ever going to be one pair in it: the one drawing on ‘the point’.

That was Jay Shute and Niven Woodfine (pictured) who landed 17 fish for 206-14 – with Jay also getting the biggest of the match at 19-12.

John Wells and Danny Evans were runners-up with two fish for a very distant 34-15 followed by Mike Carol and Mark Tyrell (four fish) on 17-12.

>> Newport father-and-son Roger and Dave Tebbutt used their local knowledge to scoop top spot in Saturday’s Peartree Bridge heat of the CRT-AT national canal pairs league. Dave was also third individual, in what became an out-and-out small fish fest, with 7-4.

>> MKAA’s individual league final round, on the Toombes Ouse, saw Ernie Sattler with 7-12 ahead of Paul Abbott 7-4 and Kevin Osborne 6-6...which is exactly the order they finished in the league.

>> Phil Lee, who had a 20lb carp from Olney’s Ouse last week, has been back for a 15-1 and a 14-4.

>> TOWCESTER finished fifth in this year’s 12 team Northants County Cup on the cut at Foxton – the highest-placed team outside of the sponsored match squads.

>> AN open on Newport’s Ouse saw Steve Davies with 16-10 of silvers followed by Kevin Osborne on 14-9 (inc a baby barbel) and Steve Wright 11-12. The 13 who weighed totalled 117lb!

>> MK Vets, Furzton: Phil WIntle 21-3, Dave McLennen 20-7, Ray Baker 19-2.

>> TOWCESTER Vets’ Wakefield Lake charity match raised £100 for the air ambulance: Gerald Greene 6lb, Les Goodridge 4-14, George Mynards 3-9.

>> KINGFISHER, Black Horse Lake: Paul Hack 13-15, Dean Warren (summer points winner) 11-13, Jeff Duguid 9-9.

>> LINFORD, ‘wharf’ canal: Pete Whatley 5-5, Mick Hefferon 4lb, Steve Funnell 3-8.

>> CALVERT, Claydon Lake: John Weatherall 4-1, Dave Lewis 3-6, Barry Witteridge 2-2.

>> OSPREY, Piddley Lake: Chris Lovelock 113lb, Ed Blane 107lb, Ton Key 90lb.

>>ALDERS open: Derek Smith 347lb, Matt Kearns 261lb, Matt Grant 255lb.

>>FIXTURES: Tues Oct 11, Olney Ouse open, 01234 240061; Oct 16, Towcester open, Castlethorpe cut, 01908 56563617 (evenings).