Another glum week for many, but not for Osprey as Lakeside – the fishery the club helped restore – came good for their latest match!
Shallow and with three harsh frosts in a row, it should have fished rock hard...but the top seven totalled some 400lb+ as Andy Boocock won with 63-12, with John Cosby 63-12 and Steve Carthy 48-12.
Early last year the water, just outside Towcester, suffered predator damage and the owners, spent 15 grand on an otter fence and extra stocks.
But attendances slid until Osprey, who pretty much regard it as their home water, stepped in to advise on and help with a larger-scale restocking. Their pay-back started Sunday.
MKAA's individual winter league finished on the Riverside Ouzel, Sunday, leaving Steve Carr top of the overall (74 points) with Kevin Osborne on 66 and Scott Tapp 64.
Osborne's 10-9 – a 4lb chub, two decent perch and some class roach – made him top on the day with Don King 4-13 and Dave Tysoe 4-5-8
SUNDAY's pike match, reported through Fishing Republic, on Beacon's Mount Farm saw 16 fish caught. Pete Deverick won with 20-13, Dave Harvey had 14-14. Simon Frankum and Ray House tied on 13-2
LODGE Lake saw Steve Lindop bag six nice carp, Sunday, and his mate one. Owen Wye's first visit to the water saw him net a 13-pounder.
ON Caldecotte Dave Parsons caught a 19-15 pike while on the Abbeys Ross Jackson's first outing as a 'new dad' saw him net three pike. Luring the cut in Leighton Buzzard left Silviu Stoica with two good perch and a small chub while Vlad Ardelean has been getting pike on the city length.
HIS first spell with a centre-pin in years saw Arthur Terrill land Ouzel chub to 5-3. Richard Sherlock had a 4-8 Ouse chevin. Pete Lima netted a 2-15 perch at Olney.
THE Nene/Towcester do on the Billing Nene went to Andy Kimpton with four bream...for 20-4! Mick Goodridge 17lb, Paul Minney 7-4.
MK Vets, Riverside: Tony Richardson 7-3, Barry Witteridge 4-12 (one chub), Martin Cunniffe 3-11.
CALVERT, Ouse, Buckingham: Dave Lewis 6-12, Austin Maddock 3-6, Barry Witteridge 0-1.
TOWCESTER Vets, canal, Heyford: Les Goodridge, Tony Hirst and Rob Rawlins 0-8 each.
FIXTURES: Sat., Olney Ouse charity open and, Feb 24, charity open, 01234240061; Sun., British Pike Champs heat, Sherington Pits, 0795 2812527; March 10, MKAA grand slam, 01234 713144.