Chris endures the pain to catch on Furzton
The latest angling news from around Milton Keynes
LANDING his first carp of the year was a real team effort for Chris Denton – thanks to his previous involvement in a motorcycle accident!
That spill had left him with no less than six broken ribs, injuries which had the potential to make trying to bank a Furzton lump a seriously painful business.
But the task was accomplished thanks to some bankside-help from Shane Michael, Lee McBride, Jamie King and Garry Weeks.
Drastic form of physio – but it's obviously working for Chris.
BEACON bailiff 'Ben' has been on a roll with Mount Farm's big carp of late.
ALDERS Sunday open went to Gary Thorpe with 233lb with Richard Farrow on 180lb. Sean Wain topped the other section with 141lb ahead of Brad Bradbury on 88lb.
MILLPOOL open: silvers, Steve Davies 18-14, Paul Abbott 16-10, Neale Shearn 9-2, Steve Chilton 8-6.
MK Vets, Teardrops: Ernie Sattler 14-7 of bream, Richard Lattimer 10-14, Steve Chilton 8-3.
NEW outfit The Angling Club's first match saw them thrashing homeside Brackley (and filling the frame) on St James' Lake as their James Lewis had 8-1, Nigel Steel 4-6. and Tony Richardson 3-4.
THE canal just north of MK is looking good for the upcoming summer. Sunday's Nene teams of four from Stoke Bruerne back to Grafton Regis saw 97 fishing and 44 weights over 3lb – which is far from bad for the time of year.
Top net was Pete Laughton's 20-14 of hybrids, perch to 3lb, and small silvers – caught alternating between punch and pieces of worm tipped with pinkie...and that only just beat Alan Donnelly's 20-12. Next weight down was 18-4 followed by 14-3.
GREAT news for Newport. Their Abbey Pits reopened this week following prolonged engineering works by Anglian Water.
HARD working Parks Trust volunteers put in a rain-soaked session at the Bletchley end of Tear Drops during the week, clearing a mass of flood debris – and almost as much again from Lodge.
Their haul included seven traffic cones, a Lime electric scooter, and a 5.5 kilo nitrous oxide cylinder – plus numerous sack-loads of general plastic and glass rubbish.
Over on Bradwell Lake bailiff Paul 'bream king' Morton, helped by Richard Sattaur and his pal, cleared a load more flood rubbish left by the floods
FIXTURES: Sunday, MKAA spring league teams of four, Manor Fields canal.