Furzton fished rock hard but a good time had by all

A great bunch of lads having a great crack...and a lake which didn't produce. That was the three-day Terrie Tapp Memorial Furzton charity fest.

Willen Hospice's Lynette receiving 2,750 from MKAA's Dean Warren  proceeds of last year's Furzton festival

Generous anglers dig deep for Willen Hospice

Willen Hospice is £2,750 better off – thanks to all those taking part in the latest MK Angling Festival on Furzton.

Ian Woodman

Patience pays off on the last day of the season

Giving it a go on the last day of the river season really paid off for two lucky rods – though for most of the rest... sport was just plain dire!
CHRIS Denton finished his Lodge season with a double

Late catches as river season comes to a close

As the river season crawled to yesterday's close, only the most desperate were out there trying to catch something – anything!

The 'chub meister' Phil Mapp with new PB caught to order

Phil nets his own Beast from the East

Top of the pile – chub meister par-excellence – that's Phil Mapp...the man who went out Sunday evening and banked a new PB. To order!

Paul Housego

Deep freeze conditions call for desperate measures

With the 'Beast from the East' headed our way – and just two weeks left of a diabolical river season – some have been taking desperate steps to find sport.

Pete Deverick

Boocock leads the way for Lakeside

Another glum week for many, but not for Osprey as Lakeside – the fishery the club helped restore – came good for their latest match!

Arthur Terrill

Lambert’s perch leads the way

A chunky river perch – or nothing. That's how it was for most of those braving the banks over the weekend.

Kane Thompson

Plenty of chub available down on the river

Fancy a big chub? Then get down to the river, quick – there are a few coming out despite the weather!
Nuala Gray

Perfect venue for the angling championships

Furzton is in the national lime-light – again – chosen as the venue for the first-ever qualifier to pick an England team for the World Club Float Championships.

THREE Lodge carp in a session got Richard Purnell's 2018 campaign off to a flyer

Matchman Pete still frames despite making bird rescue

Braving seemingly Siberian winds, snow and sleet two city lads pulled off the one-two at Castle Ashby, Sunday.

Drew Bostic

Matchmen bag-up as redfins come on feed in local rivers

Chunky roach dominated two river matches 15 miles apart as Sunday turned out to be a real red-fin letter day for some lucky rods.

Andy Walford with his first Furzton carp of the year

Trio upset the apple cart

Three city lads have upset the Meadowlands form book by taking the lead from the off in this year's teams-of-three.

Richard Purnell and his young 'uns enjoyed New Year's Eve with a trio of small carp. And he fell in...much to the kids' delight

New Year catches galore!

Banksides around the turn of the year were about as much fun as the Brexit negotiations...but catching a few fish brought a whole new glow to some!

Michael Buchwalder

There's no stopping 'machine' Michael

Sunday was a white-out wipe-out for most – but not for bagging machine Michael Buchwalder.

Jamie Boomer

When the going gets tough, some still get a bite!

Wicked winds, frosts and gin clear waters have been making fish hard to come by for all but the most skilled – or downright lucky – anglers on local waters.

Bob Goodwin

Goodwin claims the crown as national pike champion

ON top of the world. That's Stony Stratford man Bob Goodwin – newly crowned Angling Trust national pike champion!

Wojciech Dunjaj

Rain brings out the big biters

Load-a-rain – and a REALLY good flush-through! That's what our rivers need and, if it comes to it, most of our stillwaters too.

Den Reid

Reid takes advantage of Ouse’s big biters

The recent run of big Ouse perch is accelerating – for those with the knack of finding their hide-outs, that is!

City lads Paul Housego and Craig Carder with a brace of big 30s taken on a French trip in which they shared fish to 49lb

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