Tackle Hub Platinum win in MKAA summer league

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Baking sunshine and wind-driven breakers rolling over competitors’ feet put Furzton in rock-hard mood for Sunday’s MKAA summer league round.

But that didn’t stop Tackle Hub Platinum claiming two of three top individual spots, and shading Maver MK in the team-stakes following a count-back on weight.

Platinum’s Steve Wroe won with 42-8 – mainly bream – with stablemate Ray Baker third on 39-12 and Maver MK’s Pete Patton second on 42-1.

With one round to go that leaves ‘Hub Silver out front on 29 points, ahead of Platinum on 38, Maver 40, ‘Hub Gold 43, Royal Oak 48, and GoneFishin 54.

IF Furzton was rock-hard, Wraysbury was worse. Only FOUR fish were caught in a three-day World Carp Classic Qualifier.

And Josh Budd – one half of a Waters Edge Tackle (Linford) team – had two of them to win with 36lb... after the other half of the team, Lee Bunton, had to pull out. Now Josh has a place in next month’s Czech Republic final. Good luck the lad.

ROACH are feeding on Bradwell – one man had over 60 redfins to 1-8!

SO FAR the ‘Z’ boat electro-fishing the canal has had more than 650 zander, up to 8lb, between Three Locks and Stoke Bruerne.

TOVE Valley, Lakeside: Darren Pannell 114-7, Kevin Elliot 112-7, Paul Brand 107-3.

TOWCESTER Vets, Flecknoe: Paul Minney 93-12, Graham Martin 59-12, George Cooke 52lb.

KINGFISHER, Cubblington: Derek Rowland 60-10, John White 28-2, Neil Richardson 26-14.

CALVERT, Hill Cottage Farm: Austin Maddock 17-12, Barry Witteridge 8-1, Dave Lewis 5-1.

MK VETS, Clattercotte: Les Smith 16lb, Ted Salaman 13-10, Austin Maddock 11-4.

OLNEY, Ouse: Steve Bull 8-8, Pete Hawley 6-6, Barry Glidewell 4-5.

NENE/Towcester, Yardley canal section: Wayne Robinson 3-14, Chris Howard 3-10, Mick Goodridge 2-4.

LINFORD, C’pn Morgan canal section: Mick Hefferon 2-12, Nick Barker 2-2, Steve Funnell 1-14.

SAD news: Ken Carpenter, one of the founding members of MK Vets, has passed away. A family man who was also a member of the Reel People disabled anglers’ club, his funeral is to be held at 2pm on Monday at Crownhill.

FIXTURES: Sat, MK individual league, Tear Drops 1 & 2, 01234 713144. Furzton fest: Aug 24, Vets, 01908 565446; Aug 27 ‘float only’, Aug 29 Frank Swan, Sept 23-25 carp open, all thru GoneFishin 01908 313158; Sep 10, ladies, Tear Drops, 01908 320007.

Sep 24 British canal pairs champs heat (big-money final a month later) Peartree Bridge, enter on 01159 061301 or www.anglingtrust.net