Andy’s ‘canoe’ catch wins title

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DEEPINGS St James AC members held the final round of the club’s six match Individual League on the River Welland last Sunday.

An hour into the match, the water had risen four inches and turned a mud colour but with two anglers – both joint leaders going into the final round - having caught a couple of tiny roach the match went ahead.

Drawn on the first peg above the road bridge, Langtoft’s Stuart Redman had landed one good net roach and a couple of 1oz fish, enough to win on the day.

Joint leader Andy Wilson found four canoes moored opposite his peg and used this to his advantage to winkle 30 tiny roach from under their bows to finish second on the day with 9.5ozs.

Wilson picked up nine points to win the league outright.

Finishing in joint third on the day, with 3ozs each, were David Marzell and Ray Torrington. Torrington’s weight gave him 7.5 points and second place in the league.

Sundays match venue will be dictated by the state of the rivers after so much rain. The Nene at Wansford is currently the favourite choice but a decision will be made closer to the weekend.

Contact the club for confirmation of match details.

l EYEBROOK Trout Fishery’s 2011 season gets underway on Thursday, March 24, with gates open to the public at 6.30am.

This year the fishery will be stocked pre-season with 6,000 rainbow trout with weekly re-stocking throughout the season.

Prior to opening day, the fishery will hold its hospitality day on Sunday, March 20, at the fishing lodge from 9am until 4pm. Season and day tickets will be on sale alongside a fly-tying demonstration and a variety of arts and crafts. Entry is free.

Andy Miller at Eyebrook said: “2010 was an incredibly challenging season and we are prepared for a busy season, so please book boats early to avoid disappointment.

For details and boat bookings call 01536 772930.