Big bites continue for MK's anglers

Olney's Nick Mynard is one very lucky man catching a cracking 5-11 chub from the club's Ouse – and surviving a potentially fatal ducking!

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 1:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 2:11 pm
DAN Belkon's lad with a nice Furzton common

His survival was down to Ian Barnes being on hand to help him clamber out – after he'd tumbled into the bitter-cold river.

Wearing full wet-weather gear he'd fallen into a deep slack on the Goosey, dangerously close to a heavy current which, had it caught him, could easily have swept him away.

He said afterwards: "Thanks Barney for saving my bacon, I did go for a proper drenching."

KEVIN Osborne's 6-8 Riverside Ouzel bream

Ian said: "He stepped on a bit of bank which wasn't there, and suddenly there were just two little hands sticking up out of the water. Fortunately I was able to grab one and pull..."

Elsewhere on Olney's length 'Eddie' bagged a 3-6 perch.

ALSO on the Ouse Mark Fisher managed a few chub to almost 4lb as today's end of the river season approached, and on the Woolstone Ouzel Arthur Terrill wrapped his river season up with six chub to 4lb+.

NEWPORT have been stocking again, this time with 300 skimmers and 100 small tench into the Abbeys.

BEN Peters had this one on Lodge

CARP have been moving. Dan Belkon's lad had a nice one from Furzton while Ben Peters was well-pleased with a photogenic lump from Lodge. A 20 was Mark Levitt's reward for a wet night on the Big Pit.

MAVER MK (Matchgroup) have won the 10 team Wellingborough canal league – around Foxton – despite finishing third in Sunday's final leg, which their Wayne Nixon topped with 6-6. Elsewhere the 'group's Carl Yeowell won on Cranford Lake with 35lb of carp and silvers.

MKAA's Riverside Ouzel Grand Slam saw Kevin Osborne include a 6-8 pole-and-worm bream in his 8-12 as Paul Chapman had 8lb of roach and Dave Tysoe 6-1.

TOWCESTER Vets, canal, Stowe Hill: John Balhatchett 13-10 (perch and slabs), Tosh Saunders 6-8, Graham Prince 4-8.

MK Vets, canal, New Bradwell: Bob Gale 6-11, Steve Chilton 5-5, Nigel Steele 5-1.

GOOD NEWS. Chublets stocked into the Ouse around Buckingham a month back by the EA, post last summer's pollution wipe-out, have survived and were caught in Calvert's Sunday sweep. John Robinson 5-4 and Austin Maddock 4-5. Two minnows and a cray were also caught. Recovery is a long road.

NENE/Towcester, canal, Yardley Gobion: Mick Goodridge 3-12 (perch of 2-8 and 1-4) Les Ramsden 2-0-8, Bob Eales 0-14.