• 27th January 2018

Yet again, Mother Nature was not being kind to the 13 teams competing in round 5 of this Mainline Match sponsored winter league. Strong winds, bitterly cold air temperature, and heavy rain expected during the match, yet again the anglers competing would have draw on all their skills to secure valuable section points for the team but there was a bit of a twist.

Jay Lake

After some absolutely atrocious results in recent weeks, it was good to see Jay return to steady form. top spot on the lake went to Geoff Arnold on fancied peg 47, he caught with maggot on the long pole to put 45lbs 11ozs on the scales. Second spot went to Richard Bond who also caught on maggot long to finish up with 40lbs 14ozs from peg 38.


1 – Geoff Arnold – Peg 47 – 45lbs 11ozs

2 – Richard Bond – Peg 38 – 40lbs 14ozs

3 – Andrew McClean – Peg 31 – 31lbs 00ozs

Magpie Lake

The improvement in form was also clear to see on Magpie lake today with the top three weighing in reasonable weights, compared to previous weeks. First on the lake went to Cambridge based Jason Fulcher on peg 34. The TN Floats backed rod long lined bread to put a very useful 72lbs 10ozs. Second spot was taken by Simon Godfrey on peg 26 who put 44lbs 14ozs on the scales.


1 – Jason Fulcher – Peg 34 – 72lbs 10ozs

2 – Simon Godfrey – Peg 26 – 44lbs 14ozs

3 – Stewart Bracey – Peg 8 – 43lbs 3ozs

Raven Lake

The strong wind and rain go the fish on the move and for the first time in the series there was no blanks for the 13 anglers on Raven. Top spot wen to Dennis Page on unfancied peg 15, he fished maggot to the far shelf to put 49lbs 04ozs on the scales. In second place was Darren Ogden who fished in form peg 6 to take a fine bag of F1’s and stockies for a total of44lbs 06ozs


1 – Dennis Page – Peg 15 – 49lbs 04ozs

2 – Darren Ogden – Peg 6 – 44lbs 06ozs

3 – Ian Frith –  Peg 4 – 43lbs 04ozs

                  Today’s results & league table after five rounds                                             

Next Saturday’s winter Qualifying open to be fished on Jay and Raven. Draw 8.45 fish 10.15-3.15pm