Sam finds form at Furzton

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Staying out on the banks – when so many others have already ‘hibernated’ for the winter – is really paying off for some.

On Furzton Sam Hussain has been on a real roll with a string of high doubles punctuated with larger carp to the mid 20s.

On one night he had five 20s to 24lb and, on another, eight to 22lb, and said: “Furzton is really delivering the goods at the moment.”

Ex-carper Neil Richardson, who has sold his specci-carp gear and gone into the match world, seems to have mastered the culture cross-over pretty quickly by any standards.

Spending two days off work on Tear Drops he bagged 45lb of roach and bream on the first (plus a 10lb bonus mirror) and 85lb of roach and slabs on the second! Well done that man.

The local Ouse may be lower than a national politician’s public standing – but that didn’t stop Steve Wells spinning in the Wolverton area where he had a few just sub-double pike before switching to drop-shotting with a ‘pink wriggly thing’ to net his best-of-season so far perch at 3-10!

With their Phil Wintle winning the match with 36-5, Maver MK made joint runners-up spot in Sunday’s Castle Ashby AT Winter League third round, and are now fourth overall with three rounds to go.

MK Vets’ midweeker on the Calverton Road and Brush Mill Ouse saw Bob Gale top with 12-9 of silvers and skimmers, followed by Alan Ford 8-14 and Steve Chilton 8-8.

The MKAA ‘golden peg’ meet on Stoke Goldington Ouse went to Stuart Keightley on 11-7 with Lee Jones on 8-14 and Colin Chart 8-3.

Linford, Giffard Park cut: Roy Hefferon 9-2, John Hough 6-2, Pete Whatley 2-6.

Calvert, Potash Farm: Charlie Green 4-7, Dave Lewis 3-12, Derek Bishop 3-9.

Want to know what the Angling Trust and EA are doing for angling – or to tell them what YOU think they should be doing? Then get along to the MK Regional Forum (free entry) at Manor Fields Irish Club, 7pm, Wednesday November 25.

You don’t even have to be an AT member or part of a club – just an interested angler. Email kelvinallen@btinternet.com to find out more.

Fixtures: Sat (Nov 7) Olney Ouse charity open, 01234 240061; Sun (Nov 8) Mass charity canoe event, canal between Leighton and Giffard Park...so best fish elsewhere; Sun Nov 15, combined Newport and MKAA golden peg matches, Sherington Bridge Ouse, 01234 713144.

November 14, free fly-fishing taster, Pitsford reservoir – gear and tuition supplied. Call 07794 465607 for more info.