Russell keeps up his record

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IN almost 60 years of competing matches with Deeping St James Angling Club, club president Russell Hole has never failed to lift at least one club trophy each season but he took it to the wire this time.

Hole left it until the penultimate match on the Nene at Wansford last Sunday to pick up the final trophy on offer before the season ends on March 14.

Drawn peg seven, which is not noted for producing a winning weight, Hole ran a four BB stick float baited with double red maggot down the crease in the water where the strong flow meets the steadier waters of the bay. He took roach to 10oz and the odd good dace to put a trophy winning weight of 15lbs 4oz on the scales.

His match also included the unusual catch of a 6oz brown trout that was landed and returned to the river.

Never having failed to draw a ‘hot’ peg at this venue Stuart Redman once again landed the plum peg four, fishing his favorite eight metre whip to hand to finish in second spot with a mixed catch of 14lb 7oz.

Liam Foster completied the placings with a cracking roach catch of 10lb 10oz from peg twelve.

The last match of the current season will be the return inter-club match with Yaxley on Sunday.

This match was scheduled to be competed on Yaxley club waters but the host club asked for switch because of the poor quality of the fishing at their venues.

The match will now be competed on Deeping club water at Wansford.

Entry for this match is now closed as all pegs have been allocated to anglers who have already expressed their wish to fish this event.