Mick wins by tightest of margins

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ONLY ounces separated first and second placed in week six of Rutland Water’s Tuesday Night Boat League.

Seventeen anglers enjoyed a great evening’s fishing with a total of 84 fish brought to the scales for a rod average of 4.94.

Mick Bennett won by just two ouces with an eight fish bag weighing 20lb 11oz. Just behind was Richard Cooper with eight for 20lb 9oz.

During the evening, anglers reported fish moving in many areas with plenty caught and lots of follows and missed fish. Geoff Wanless took the best fish on the night – a 4lb rainbow.

Results: 1st Mick Bennett, 8 for 20lb 11oz; 2nd Richard Cooper 8 for 20lb 9oz; 3rd Gary Cooper, 8 for 19lb 15¼oz; 4th Cameron Neil, 8 for 17lb 15½oz; 5th Paul Wild, 8 for 16lb 13¼oz; 6th Toff Crowther, 7 for 16lb 4¾oz.

After week six, the top six in the league are: 1st Keith Jones 32 points; 2nd Richard Cooper 27; 3rd Ady Naylor 25; 4th Geoff Wanless 23; 5th Mick Bennnett 17; 6th Toff Crowther 12.

l FISH are feeding on a variety of food items with various sizes of buzzer, some of them very, small indeed. Daphnia and snails are also showing up.

Despite June’s unsettled weather, fishing has been very good. Many areas of the reservoir are fishing well and more fish have been seen on the surface recently.

This year’s pin fry have started to show in small numbers. Good numbers of fish have been seen out in the open water, and on some occasions dry flies are proving successful.

Oakham AC

OAKHAM Angling Club fished at East Delph Lake, Whittlesey at the weekend.

Weather conditions were again horrendous ,and although members managed to escape the majority of the rain, gale force winds made fishing very uncomfortable.

However, Paul Smith refused to let the conditions affect and took 88lb 2oz of carp off peg 14. He fished a pellet feeder with hair-rigged pellet on the hook.

In second place, off peg 5, was club chairman Bubby Gray who fished paste and caught 37lb of carp. Third place went to Bob MacBeath, off peg 15, who weighed in 31lb 8oz of carp, also using the pellet feeder.

Sections were won by Claude Wardle and Ian Bullimore .There is a friendly 3hr knock-up on Oakham Canal tomorrow evening. The draw will be at 4.45pm with fishing from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.

Eyebrook Trout Fishery

THE Association of Major Fishing Clubs held an eliminator boat competition at Eyebrook recently with the Police Force, Cambridge Invicta, the RAF and the Bewl B fishing team among the entrants.

Despite the weather the fishing was good, with Stoke Dry, Mucky Bay and Sams Dyke proving good areas. Eventual winners were Bewl B who caught 35 fish for 105lb.

Brian Skey of Aldwinkle boat fished and caught four rainbows on Diawl Bach, including a super 10lb 10oz fish. But that was eclipsed by a fantastic 11lb 1oz specimen, caught by David Cannon of Great Dunmow on a Diawl Bach.

The best catch for a local angler was a 9lb 15oz rainbow caught on a dry sedge pattern by Stuart Richards of Hallaton.