Don gets lucky as he uncovers a bream shoal

Steve Lindop
Steve Lindop

Full of cold muddy floodwater, rising, and about as attractive to fish as a ditch. That was the local Ouse on Sunday.

But someone had to get lucky...and that someone was Don Tighe who, in White Hart's match on Toombes and Brush Mill, drew on a bream shoal and 'walked it with 27-14 of slabs to 6lb. Mike Elsom was best of the rest with 3-12 followed by Jeff Byron and Ray Golding on six ounces apiece.

Don Tighe

Don Tighe

Miles away, somewhere between MK and Bedford, Fishing Republic staffer James Aris, also 'got lucky' and hit into a beautiful PB 7-1 Ouse chub fishing paste and pellet over a handful of boilies.

NEARER home, on the Ouzel, Jamie Boomer was struggling so much that he stepped down and down until he was on 2lb line and a size 18...and then hooked and landed a 5-4 chub! Killing a couple of hours fishing the meat on the local Ouse, Phil Mapp had a nice chub around the 4lb mark and Justin Gardner netted a 3-8 tench from Olney's Ouse.

IT was tough going on Furzton, too, but that didn't stop Steve Lindop (pictured) from having a purple patch with four 20s in one session: commons of 21-8, 21-8 and 21-4, and a golden, glowing 20-2 ghostie, while Kelvin Rickhuss-Moore had a nice 17-2 mirror.

FISHING the Heron at Linford Robin Bickley, reporting through Water's Edge, had commons of 28lb, 20 and 16.

OSPREY, Decoy: Pete Hopkinson 62lb, Peter Carter 57lb, Alan West 42lb.

ALDERS' Sunday open: Trevor Price 89lb, Ben Lawrence 87lb, Phil Bardell 70 lb.

MK Vets, midweek, Toombes and Stony Main: Mick Hefferon 13-9 (four chub and two perch), Dave Ridgeway 12-4, Kevin Osborne 6-10.

TOWCESTER-Nene, silverfish, Wappenham Water: Wayne Robinson 7-5, John Balhatchett 6-12, Paul Minney 2-6.

MIDNIGHT March 14 legal river season closes and will stay closed until June 16 – along with Lodge Lake and Caldecotte South.

FIXTURES: Saturday, MKAA grand slam, Ouse, 01234 713144; March 24/25/26, Furzton closed for angling festival; April 5, MKAA AGM, see membership card.