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

Get your name in to be the next England boss

Ever dreamed of being the new England boss? Well the top job is up for grabs – and could be yours!

Dan Bull

Bull’s big’un bites down on Olney Ouse

Want a carp pushing the 30 mark? Then you could do worse than getting yourself down to Olney's Ouse.

Karl Seidler

Seidler’s stripey success on Bradwell Lake

One fish doesn't make a winter...but Karl Seidler's near four-pound perch could be an omen of a good stripey season to come on the Upper Ouse?

Prettiest fish in the lake? Dean Jasper's Furzton Fest koi. Pic Frank Norford

Anglers dig deep for Willen Hospice

Rough weather, cold nights and slow fishing – that was the Furzton festival carp do.

Ray Baker

Hottest bank holiday means some matches are gruellers

MK's 'busiest' match weekend – Furzton Fest, Newport and Black Horse opens among others – coincided with blazing day-long sunshine...turning many events into gruellers.

Jon Cooper

Reigning champions gallop to MK Summer League victory

Black Horse may have galloped off with the MK Summer League – again – but only five points spanned the three squads battling for runner's-up spot.

Lee Marshall

Tench come on feed after the rain

That was the week of the tench that was – for some – as tincas went on feed in several local waters.

Jamie Boomer

Top three separated by just a pound

Two recounts were called for in Sunday’s Furzton summer league round such was the margin between the top three.

Martin Tilley with 17lb Furzton 'exotic'

Fortune favours angler Pete

Amazing how Lady Luck just seems to follow some people around...especially when they are city matchman Pete Patton!

Ben Hewer

Furzton charity open reels in cash for MKG kids’ dept

Furzton might not have been on top form for Sunday's charity open – but the event did raise £460 for the children's speech therapy department at MK General.

Rob Harriman

Lodge has roach-sport on tap following ‘biblical’ flood

If you want stillwater roach...get down to Lodge Lake while its redfins are still in feeding mode.

Adam Baker

Baker sets a new Lodge Lake PB

Lodge Lake has been on fire with its carp going mad on feed over the past couple of weeks...and they're still chomping!

Phil Mapp

Double-figure Ouse barbel falls to pole-angler Nigel - in a match!

It started as just another small open, but by the time it finished Nigel Porter had set the bankside telegraph on fire – with a 12-14 barbel...on the pole!

Mike L'Honore

Heat wave has the fish biting

The higher the mercury climbed...the harder fishing became as a heatwave on steroids blew in from the continent.

Phil Mapp

Two fish of a lifetime for Phil

Fish of a lifetime can be a bit like buses. You spend ages trying to catch ONE – and then TWO come along at once!

Kelvin Rickhuss-Moore

Kelvin scores big in Furzton

Fish are feeding across the city despite yo-yo temperatures – and a spate of fish deaths across MK and large parts of the wider region.

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