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.
Sunday’s leg saw ‘Horse surge through – despite not getting a man in the individual frame – to win and draw level with Browning overall. RAF were third on the day to maintain their third in league ranking.
Top weight went to Owen Lester (Browning) who had 50-9 from the Brickyard with ‘Ashby A’s Roly MacEneany on 32-6, followed by Browning’s Ian Drage on 28-12 from Grendon.
League: ‘Horse and Browning both 3 points, RAF 6, MK and Royal Mail N’ton both 9, ‘Ashby A Team 12, ‘Ashby Youth 14.
FISHING the Ouse for the ‘first time in years’ gave Wayne Robinson a real blast as, in Sunday’s Nene-Towcester match on DATS’ Stony Stratford section, he won with 27-7 of chunky perch followed, a long way back, by George Mynard 10-8 and Les Wallace 6-6.A mile downstream on MKAA’s Stone Park, another Ouse match was won with 39-6 which included chub of 6-3, 5-10 and 5lb – plus a rake of silvers, perch...and two-ounce gudgeon! Plenty of others struggled in both matches...but in some swims the upper Ouse is on fire!
THE Nene came good for Geoff Eade in Finedon’s Woodford weir do as he won with 13-4 of silvers. Pat Neale had 10-1 and John Sumpter 5-7.
FORGET the old saying – crime DID pay for Abington when a ‘community payback’ team helped remove red signal crays from their park lake. So far they’ve netted out more than a hundred, for which the club is grateful.
A STANWICK session saw Darren Armstrong landing carp to 21-4.
WHITE Hart Flore: Barby Banks, Sunday, Dave Walker 61-8, Gary Muddiman 59-8, John Berry 58-8; midweek, Waterloo, John Tee 62lb, Glen Tilson 54lb, Tom Griffiths 19-8.
THRAPSTON, Mill Cotton: Gary Scott 52-14, Roger Brain 43-15, Mark Page 42-6.
FLORE & Brockhall, Dog Lane: Alan Brightman 45lb, Ray Ayres 26lb, Bob Prowse 24lb. Rob Rawlins has a quid side-bet with Prowse every week...and loses so frequently that – according to ‘friends’ – he’s setting up a standing order payable to Bob!
TOWCESTER Vets, Dog Lane: Gerald Green 27-12, Brian Ancliffe and Graham Martin both 25-2.
SPORTS & Social, Nene backwater: Dave Rawlings 11-12, Stuart Cheetham 9-5 (all bleak!) Sam Corteze 6-5.
CASTLE silverfish league, Canons: Jeff Rice 11-11.
OUNDLE, Nene above town weir: Brian Garrett 4-1, Mark Cunningham 3-15, Ian Cebulla 2-8.
FIXTURES: Olney Ouse opens, Tues Nov 1 and RBL benefit Sat Nov 12, 01234 240061.