It’s an ill wind which blows nobody any good – and Friday’s South Westerly blew up a real storm of sport on Willen.
And with waves crashing over rocks on the East shore, two rods really cashed in with a day-time bream haul estimated to be at least 300lb.
Alan and Bill, known to bailiff Mike Reveler as midweek regulars, shared a pellet and feeder catch (returning each fish immediately after unhooking) which included several doubles to just over 12lb.
Further along the bank on the same day, bailiff Danie Grobler netted a 27lb common.
Prior to that, Colin Wright landed the 60lb cat pictured from, according to a post on GoneFishin’s facebook page, a water in the Bletchley area.
Over on Furzton, Star Baits’ Neil Richardson, reporting through Tackle Hub, caught this mint-condition 24-6 mirror (pictured).
Two mini-floating platforms have appeared in the small lake back of Lodge in, apparently, a move to count the local water vole population.
MKAA’s summer league opener was a tackle shop-squads battle as Bletchley’s Tackle Hub lot came out on top – one point ahead of Wolverton’s GoneFishin crew.
Furzton’s bream obliged as GoneFishin’s Steve Rowe and Phil Bardell had 64-7 and 33-14-8 respectively, with Maver MK Black’s Roger Clutton on 47-15 and Kingfisher B’s Paul Hack 30-11.
MK vets’ Canons Ashby do was dominated by carp. Charlie Lancaster had 67-12, Roger Tebbutt 45-7 and Ernie Sattler 42-12.
Osprey’s Brian Carr memorial at Silsoe fell to Tony McGregor with 49lb. Paul Gibson netted 26lb and Mark Carter 21lb.
Newport’s match on a rising Ouse saw 11 rods average 10lb – mostly silvers. Kevin Osborne 17-3, Bob Gale 13-1, Dave Tebbutt 11-6.
Steve Glidewell had a 12 ounce barbell which could just be a result of various EA stockings. An encouraging sign.
Olney: Ouse, midweek, Les Wallis 14-7, Pete Hawley 6-11, Barry Glidewell 3-7. Paul Andrews later had a 6-7 tench; Saturday, Ouse, Pete Hawley 5-4, Graham Prince 1-1, Graham Clipson 0-13.
Calvert, Claydon Lake: Dave Ridgeway 11-3 (silvers), Ron Hillier 7-13, Dave Lewis 7-5.
DATS, evening league, Linford Wharf cut: Mark Morgan 6-6, Roy Hefferon 5-9, Kevin Osborne 5-5.
Linford, ‘wilderness’ canal section: Tom Hefferon (back from two-year’s lay-off) 6-5, Nick Barber 4-4.
A club match at Lakeside, Towcester, was won with 158lb with 119lb second.
Team England has just won Euro-championship gold, and we’ve been pretty much top of angling’s world rankings for three decades now – so perhaps Rooney and Co should go through a few compulsory fishing ‘hook camps’... just to get the winning habit?
This weekend (July 11 to 13) fishing is likely to be ‘difficult’ on Furzton and Tear Drops due to Electric Daisy Carnival at the Bowl.