Patience pays off for Simon

Simon Cooper
Simon Cooper

Big ‘cat’ fishing all to often involves seemingly endless hours of blanks...and then all of a sudden it can red-hot action as THREE come along almost at once!

That is what happened to Simon Cooper on Linford’s Parc Farm as he banked moggies of 57lb, 49lb and 45lb.

It was a bleak day for Sunday’s MKAA spring league second round on the cut from Mill Road to Simpson, but that didn’t stop End Peg’s team-of-four putting in a consistent performance to seal a clear win on the day.

The ‘Pegs’ ended up with 10 penalty points as Tackle Hub went second on weight advantage after tying on 15 with Browning Central.

The latter now lead the 13-team series with 40 points with Maver MK Black and Tackle Hub joint second on 43.

Top rod on the day was ‘Hub’s Tony Salyinski with 10-12-8 of skimmers.

End Peg’s Dave Green had 8-9 and Central’s Mick Hodgetts 7-15. Next round is May 8 at Bowlers.

Whether it was last week’s Furzton carp stocking stirring things up or not (numerous samples have already been caught) the lake’s bream came on feed for John Plested, Saturday, as he netted 20 from 2-8 to 7lb on the tip.

Bradwell’s smaller tench are definitely getting on the move despite the awful ‘spring’ weather. Willards’ staffer Sean Wilson had them to 3lb on the pole while Arthur Terrill had a couple of similar size, a 2lb perch and a small pike – which had been well-chewed by something much bigger – on maggot feeder.

Osprey found Lakeside’s carp in feeding mode as Ed Blaine won with 130lb, followed by Gary Price 110lb and Steve Carthy 78lb.

MK Vets’ Canons Ashby midweeker turned out to be an all-silverfish do with Martin Cunniffe on 16-2, Mick Hefferon 15-8 and Andy Stewart 14-4.

Linford’s canal sweep saw Pete Whatley on top with 6-4 as Mick Hefferon had 5-8. Ron Dorrill and John Hough tied on 4-8.

Fixtures: Saturday, first round MKAA individual league, Bowlers, 01234 713144; Sunday, John Harvey Memorial open Black Horse Pit, 07748 505024 evenings only.