NO WONDER he looks pleased – if not a little relieved! Russell Wallis (pictured) has just banked his first carp after three months of trying.
At 24-1 the common is a real cracker and, landed from MKAA’s Bradwell Lake, is among the best so far reported from that venue.
MK Specialist Group member Phil Oxley has had his second 30lb of the season. It went 32-2 and was caught from Linford pits. The other was a 33-4 mirror from Stanwick back in July.
Terry Smith had a good outing to Furzton, netting carp of 25-2 and 19lb, while Colin Ferguson had a 19-3 on white chocolate boilie.
Fishing Tear Drops 2, Derek Chance had a double figure net of quality roach on tip while Justin Williams netted a 17-2 common.
Along the bank on TD 1 John Cooper added to his list of 20s with a 21lb mirror while his brother David caught three tench all around the 4lb mark.
Not fancying a low and weedy Stony Ouse, MK Vets headed for Mill Road cut where Charlie Lancaster took 10-12 of skimmers and small perch, from an end peg, on worm and caster. Austin Maddock had 9-2 of skimmers on pellet and Dave McClellan 3-14.
Olney, Linford, DATS and Calvert’s ‘get-together’ match on Olney’s Ouse went right to the wire with the top spots decided by big fish caught in the closing minutes.
Linford’s Roy Hefferon already had a 5lb tench and some bits when he ‘fluked’ (Kevin Osborne’s words at the next peg) a 4-4 bream on feeder to win on 10-8-8. Home-side man Paul Caton managed a similar trick to end with 8-6.
His clubmates Graham Prince netted 7-15-8 of quality roach on hemp and tare and Nigel Porter 6-12 as 21 rods totalled 57lb. The unclaimed ‘golden peg’ pot now stands at £134.
A midweek open on the same section had seen Bob McClellan top with 6-8 of perch and bits as Neil Shearn had 5-1 and Lee Jones 4-15.
Beacon’s Toombes Meadow match fell to Brian Cooke with a 4lb chub in his 5-6. Gary Allen caught 2-12 and Austin Maddock 2-4.
Someone must be smiling on John ‘the bishop’ Broughton after he’s just topped his second Towcester match in a row – this time with 11-4 from the Tove upstream of Tesco. Andy Jones and Pat Jaquest tied on 2-8.
Calvert’s fortunes clearly took a dive when – their previous week’s match on Claydon lake having been won with 38lb – this week’s went to James Lewis with 3-9. Derek Bishop had 1-13 and ‘Acker’ Ash 0-13.
Fixtures: Saturday Nov 12, Olney Royal British Legion Ouse open, call 01234 240061. Catches or matches to report? Tell Trevor Johnson about it at firstname.lastname@example.org