Perfect fishing weather as the big boys bite

Sone cracking fish have been coming out '“ from both lakes and rivers '“ despite the intermittently awful weather.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 6:00 am
Jake Stratton

For many who have all but given up hope of seeing an Ouse barbel, news of at least THREE doubles will come as a real shot in the arm!

Fishing a Newport section, Richard Clifton celebrated his birthday in tremendous style by catching a whiskers of around 14lb...and, also according to facebook, Gary Teer had one probably just shy of the double mark.

And, re-visiting his old haunts, Alan Lambert bagged a 12-6 barbel from MKAA’s Adams Mill on double 10mm boilie. He said: “It was in pristine condition, perfect – and though it was a Saturday, I had the place to myself.”

He also had a pound ‘stockie’: most likely a ‘survivor’ growing on from among thousands of ‘mini’ fish stocked in recent years.

Those stockings, and a host of habitat improvements, are down to the Environment Agency’s fisheries team...whom it is to be hoped will Still have jobs and budgets in the ‘Brexit’ aftermath?

MEGA carp were also on the move as: on the new ‘bandstand’ pegs at Willen, Jake Stratton achieved his ambition of an ‘English 40’ by banking the ‘golden common’ at 40-4; and young AJ grassed Linford’s ‘clover’ at 40lb.

Over on Furzton others were having fun with smaller, but hard-pulling, fish. Among them Ronnie Pidgeley had samples to 19lb and Dave Colburn several doubles to 16lb. Paul Andrews netted an 11-8 mirror from Olney’s Ouse.

Calvert had a ball with the rudd, roach and perch on Itter’s Pit. Dave Lewis, who also had a couple of small skimmers, walked it with 40-2 ahead of Ron Hillier 18-9 and John Weatherall 18-6.

MK Vets’ midweek Furzton match saw Phil Bardell with 34-6 – on a day when the ‘new’ carp were showing well – followed by Phil Wintle 18-10 and Bob Gale 16-8.

Olney, Ouse: Pete Hawley 4-11, Graham Prince 1-5-12, Barry Glidewell 1-0-12.

Linford, C’pn Morgan canal: Ron Dorrill 4-8, John Hough 3-12, Alan Hursey 3-4.

Fixtures: Saturday, Furzton, first round MKAA 2017 individual league, 01234 713144.

Closures: July 7 to 10, Tear Drops 1 and 2 (and adjacent parking) closed for bowl concert – TD 4 likely to be ‘no go’ for practical purposes, too.