OLNEY’s Citizen Cup match – with its £500 top prize – saw a saw a sell-out 60 top rods from as far afield as Leicester and London lining the club’s Ouse.
And Mick Stanley (pictured getting the cup from a suited-and-booted Ron Bull) won the good old-fashioned way with 9-3 of caster roach on waggler – fished at 30 yards against the far bank of the widest bit of river in the match.
Steve Tyler, with the help of a 4-2 tench, was just one ounce adrift of that, Pete Jayes had 8-14 and Geoff Foreman 8-10...having lost two big chub.
Ian Winsor will never know how much his monster catfish (pictured) caught at Great Linford pits weighed...but he does know it slammed his 66lb scales down to the limit. Unusually he caught it in daylight and says it took him 45 minutes to land.
Geographically, Dats – Deanshanger and the Stratfords – just about squeeze into the Northants County Cup, but having got in there they finished in a very creditable third from among 14 teams which include some of the finest scratchers Northants has to offer.
Fishing on the cut around Foxton, their squad – led by veteran John Hewison – made 74 points as Black Horse won on 96 ahead of Browning Matchgroup’s 84.
The final match of this year’s Furzton Festival saw Theresa Lewis win with just one fish...a 22-8 carp! Leanne Knott had 16-5 of bream and Helen Dagnell 9-10. The girls raised £190 for Willen Hospice.
MK Vets’ found the boat traffic full on on DATS’ Cosgrove length, but sport was surprisingly good as Dave McClelland won with 6-13 followed by Ernie ‘the man’ Sattler 5-8 and Terry Valentine, making a rare outing, had 160 small fish for 4-13.
Beacon’s Stony Main match went to Steve Emmerton with 7lb of dace, roach and perch. Austin Maddock netted 5-10 and Les Smith 3-12.
Sunday’s Towcester open on Castlethorpe cut went to Andy Jones with 4-13. Wayne Robinson had 3lb and Graham Martin 2-2.
Paul Hack topped Kingfishers’ Mill Road do with 4lb followed by Colin Chart 3-5 and Steve Chilton 3-1.
Calvert’s Itters pit sweep saw Dominic Tompkins with 2-8 as Dave Lewis had 2-5 and ‘Akker’ 1-13. Michael Wallis caught a 19-1 common from Teardrops.
Fixtures: Saturday (Oct 8) MKAA individual league final round, Toombes and Hollands Ouse, call 07703 556788.