Steel City Champion! That’s grand old man Geoff Ringer...and the only weights he had to lift were shed loads of bream.
And his catch, in the two-day Steel City Autumn Classic on Ferry Meadows lakes, totalled a mind-blowing 202-6 – all slabs from 3lb up to 8lb-plus!
“It was the best all-bream match-catch I’ve ever had,” said town’s veteran match ace.
“They just kept coming. It really was fabulous fishing, especially for the time of year, even better than Irish style.”
He netted 31 fish for 148-5 on Saturday – almost enough to win the cup in one hit – and added 64-1 on Sunday to beat runner-up Dave Lawrence by close to 50lb overall.
And his Ringer ‘juniors’ Steve and Phil made third and fifth with 110lb and 88lb as, between them, the family squad went home more than two-grand better off.
GILDERS latest ‘works outing’ saw five rods share 15 Trent barbel (best 11-15 to Dan Todd) 15 chub to 5-4 and two good bream.
LURE Anglers Society’s Pitsford boat match saw Ian Lerway top with a 15-11 pike on a day when most struggled.
STANWICK’s fish of the week was Brad Wegner’s 26-6 common. Pete Atherton had a 23-8.
BROWNING took an early lead in this year’s Castle Ashby AT winter league, winning Sunday’s opener by a single point from Black Horse who were three up on RAF.
All top three weights came from the Brickyard as ‘Ashby A’s Rolly McEneanny won with 39-3 followed by Browning’s Gary Young on 37-12 and Milton Keynes’ Ian Bagshaw 31-12.
WHITE Hart Flore, Barby Banks: Tom Griffiths 83-8, Gary Muddiman 79lb, Ron Collins 62-8; midweek also on the Banks, Glen Tilson 64-1, Griffiths 63-14, Jeff Wiggins 35-8.
FLORE & Brockhall, Dog Lane: Bob Prowse 34lb, Jim Tanser 30lb, Rob Rawlins 25lb.
CASTLE, Canons, silverfish league opener: Jeff Rice 15-8, Geoff Lewis 14-4, Bob Spencer 11-4.
GLEBE, Jubilee Lake: Dave Hadden 17lb, Marcus Annable and Dave Jones both 7-12.
SPORTS & Social, Ashton, Nene: Tony Glanfield 8lb, Dave Chamberlain 5-13, Jim Broadbent 5-6.
TOWCESTER, charity open (raised £70 for air ambulance) Castlethorpe cut, 26 fished: Dave Gibbins 4-13, Chris Howard 4-11-4, Pete Laughton 4-10-4, Bas Eaton 4-9-12.
OLNEY, midweek Ouse open: Pete Hawley 4-7-8, Ron Bull 3-6-8, Nigel Bass 2-10.
CORBY Junior ‘come-and-try fishing’ days, Corby town centre boating lake, Monday & Wednesday, 07402 820698 for details.
KNOW someone who might fancy returning to angling? Point them to the FREE ‘Get back into fishing day’ on an MK fun fishery, Wednesday. Everything provided, call 01908 320007.
FIXTURES: Olney Ouse opens, Tues Nov 1 and RBL benefit Sat Nov 12, 01234 240061.