ANGLING: Church bags yet another win in boat event

Town ‘national treasure’ and all-round ace angler Bob Church may be in his 80s...but he hasn’t lost his winning touch!

Vince Battams with his Abington Park catch

ANGLING: Battams’ joy as he lands big Abington Park carp

An angling lifetime of waiting finally ended for Vince Battams when he not only landed his first 20lb carp – but had it from a water he has spent years helping nurture back to health!

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Steve Ringer shows off his latest trophies

ANGLING: Ringer enjoys more glory on the road

Another ‘day at the office’ for superstar Steve Ringer – and yet ANOTHER international gold medal for his burgeoning collection!

MIKE Green with 8lb Barkers Lake bream

ANGLING: Russell lands huge haul to claim victory

Sunshine and carp! That was the weekend for many as brownfish upped their feed-rate in tune with rising water temperatures.

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RINGSTEAD'S opening day brought Sean Roe (left) some good trout and a bottle of bubbly from bailiff Pete Booth

ANGLING: Steve’s able to storm to big victory

Wild winds whipping across Boddington probably helped – rather than hindered – Steve Ringer as he stormed to a runaway win with an incredible 247lb!

Moving fish from Abington bottom pond to the main lake

ANGLING: Robinson able to rack up a super success

Riding as high as the England rugby squad, home-side Wellingborough have triumphed over the big-name sponsored crews – shouldering them aside to win the Barker league.

ALEX Osborne had this 25-12 at Stanwick

ANGLING: Diver able to deliver the victory

Carp in Castle Ashby’s Grendon came on strong for Darren Diver and he bagged 16 – plus some skimmers – to win Sunday’s sweep with 92-12.

MATT Glover with 21-5 Bishops Bowl carp  a scale pattern some call A 'fully-scaled mirroR'

ANGLING: Pete has a Laugh as he claims win

Big-name sponsored match groups ruled on the day – but it is host-club Wellingborough which has a clear four-point lead in the Barker league!

DEN Reid's 6-1 Ouse chub caught 'upstream of Bedford'...

ANGLING: Morris the man in latest Ringer Pairs contest

EVERY match-organiser’s dream! That is this season’s Ringer Pairs Boddington series – with every round sold-out with a waiting list at least a week beforehand.

Andrew Lawrence with a 16-2 from Vauxhalls section

ANGLING: Barnfield bags win at Boddington

Bang on form! That was Boddington in last week’s ‘heat wave’ – with numerous catches way above the winter norm.

CRT fisheries boss John Ellis shows schoolchildren some eyeball contact with rescued fish

ANGLING: Russ is able to sweep up with skimmers and roach

With hard frost following hard frost, many recent matches have become as exciting as betting on two flies crawling up a window pane...

Lure society man Bill Gutheridge boated Pitsford pike of 23lb and 16lb

ANGLING: Underwood left overjoyed with big Nene success

As most anglers across the frozen county struggled...those hitting the Nene at Ringstead were riding a weekend wave – of roach!

Top man on the local Ouse  Phil Mapp with 6lb chub

ANGLING: Meritt the man as he earns victory

A total lottery – that was the weekend’s fishing as angling fortunes fluctuated along with the ever-changing weather conditions.

A BRAND new year and Ollie Pruden already has at least one 20-plus fish under his belt

ANGLING: Folwell beats the cold to seal victory

Plunging temperatures and thick morning frosts haven’t stopped some determined anglers from getting among the carp.

WHAT A CATCH! - Tommy Taylor with his 22-4 Stanwick common

ANGLING: It’s third time lucky for Tommy at Stanwick

Three big carp in a row – one a 30 – and only the smallest a ‘fair-caught fish’.

Simon Ashtons 13-10-8 Rutland brownie caught on the seasons final day

ANGLING: Black Horse power on at the top

The Andy Murrays of the local league world – that’s Black Horse who have just pulled off a first with eight straight section wins from nine in the ‘Ashby AT league!

MIKE Rylark with his nice Ringstead pike

ANGLING: Neil and Glen in the money as they grab the biggest prize

The post-Brexit pound in your pocket may have plunged...but there are still plenty who will fork out FIFTY QUID to enter the right match!

Wayne Robinson with some of his perch haul

ANGLING: Horse and Browning lead race

Only two rounds gone and this year’s ‘Ashby winter league is already tight as a drum with Black Horse and Browning galloping neck and neck in top spot.

GILDERS man Dan Todd with 11-15 Trent barbel

ANGLING: Ringer’s the man of Steel

Steel City Champion! That’s grand old man Geoff Ringer...and the only weights he had to lift were shed loads of bream.

Piker Cliff Parker-Kitchener with his first-ever rainbow

ANGLING: It’s a big one for Boulton

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