ANGLING: Paul picks up big pike at Pitsford

There are pike, big pike, and – every so often – absolutely HUGE pike...and one of the latter has just been banked from Pitsford!

ABINGTON winner Vince Battams

ANGLING: Black Horse on course for victory

Black Horse continue to race ahead and look like dead-cert winners – yet again – of this year’s ‘Ashby winter league.

A life on the ocean wave: Pete Dixon with 3lb Grafham perch

ANGLING: Royal Mail remain very erratic

About as erratic as first-class delivery – that’s Royal Mail in the Castle Ashby AT winter league!

Den Reid claimed perch from 2-10 to 3-0-6 at the Upper Ouse

ANGLING: Horse race ahead after second leg of Winter League

From joint-first to last – in a week! That has been the story of Royal Mail’s Castle Ashby winter league fortunes.

Steve Crawsons 40-4 common  biggest in the lake!

ANGLING: Crawson bags a big carp!

Catching the biggest fish in the lake? That is a dream for most – but not for Steve Crawson...who has just banked the largest known carp in Stanwick’s Elsons!

MATCH-ace Phil Ringer with a practice Barston 28

ANGLING: So close, but so far for Borough

Riding high. That’s Wellingborough after coming oh-so close to a top-10 slot in one of the country’s most prestigious matches – the Division 1 national!

Grade A student Will Fox with his 25lb Stanwick exam result

Maestro Mark able to Pitch in at Stanwick

Carp ace Mark Pitchers gave a REAL maestro’s performance when asked to give another angler some tuition...banking a 36-13 common plus four other 20s!
RIVER BEASTS -  Chris Sawbridge had bream of 7-10 and 7-6 from the Newport Ouse

ANGLING: Folwell on top at Grendon

With Grendon’s carp seemingly on strike, roach saved the day in Sunday’s open – with more than 100lb of redfins shared by the top four.

Sean McKinney with 31-6 Stanwick mirror PB

ANGLING: McKinney delighted as he claims PB with Stanwick mirror

Carper Sean McKinney is riding high after boosting his PB with a 31-6 Stanwick mirror – and netting a 17lb common for good measure.

Rod Barley with the 100lb chaophria cat he caught at Jurassic Lake in Thailand

ANGLING: Ringer sets up Feedermasters grand final chance

Upfor the cup – and perhaps a shedful of money, too!

Phil Ringer

ANGLING: Ringer has to settle for fourth place

Oh so close to individual bronze – that was town’s Phil Ringer in the world feeder champs on Portugal’s River Raia.

Bob Church with 20lb Lake District pike

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!

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.

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.

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