Carpers rejoice at warmer temperatures

It has been a long, blazing hot, summer but '“ with the nights turning cooler '“ we could be heading into an even 'hotter' autumn for local carpers.

Thursday, 6th September 2018, 10:42 am
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 11:47 am
VINNY Brown's Furzton 26-4

And as water temperatures come off the boil, prompting the brown fish to start getting their heads down on the feed, Furzton and Lodge in particular are beginning to fish a lot better than good.

Among a lot of other happy catchers this week Vinny Brown came up with a 26-4 Furzton mirror – while Geoff Carter and Brandon Sunter both had fish of 20-4 in a five-night session which saw them sharing 36 carp and losing at least 10 others!

On the same water, within 10 minutes of changing tactics, Aaron Sturman turned a looming blank into a happy day as he landed a PB 20-1 to christen his new rod. Owen Wye banked mirrors of 21lb and 18-7 and then went on to a 24-4 PB while CJ Strong, out with dad Chris, broke his PB twice with a 17lb common and a 22lb mirror.

GEOFF Carter and Brandon Sunter both had Furzton fish of 20-4

Lodge has been producing a steady stream of fish – some during daylight hours – including Lou Smith's 20-13 – and is also going well for silver fish.

PAUL Morton netted a really chunky tench from Abbey Pit 2 while, on the float on the Big Pit, Rod Seale had a double-figure rudd net plus some small commons.

OLNEY's Ouse yielded a 5lb chub to Adam Short.

THIS year's Bedford Hospital Cup – 57 fished from Oakley to Kempston – was dominated by roach catches as Paul Reynolds had 20-12, Steve Clarke 19-7, Paul Chapman 14-10 (inc three 12-14 ounce fish) and Paul Abbott 14-9.

MK Vets, Alders Farm: Ernie Sattler 221lb, Martin Cunniffe 136-3, Myles Phillips 102-3.

OSPREY, Boddington: Ed Blaine 147lb, Andy Knell 107lb, Lee Robinson 90lb.

TOWCESTER Vets, Home Farm, Stockton: John Broughton 110-15, Les Goodridge 70lb, John Balhatchett 68-5.

AN interclub on St James's saw Calvert beat home-side Brackley and fill the frame with Austin Maddock 22-8, Dave Lewis 12-12 and Ben Holdaway 11-7.

NENE/Towcester, Rysons: Les Ramsden 22-6 (bream), Mick Goodridge 14-2, Kevin Elliott 10-6.

FIXTURES: Sep 14-16 Furzton Fest carp match, GoneFishin 01908 313158; Sep 23, Olney Ouse, Ron Bull memorial open guaranteed £500 prizes, 01234 240061;