ANGLING: Ringer gets away from cold snap!

Aswe shivered and slid our ways through last week, town ace Phil Ringer was fishing in temperatures of 28 degrees – while trying to avoid bites from turtles!

Steve Ringer demonstrates Meadowlands' cold-weather consistency

ANGLING: Mick Hewlett hits the heights in winter league

Castle Ashby’s winter league is all done-and-dusted and – given Sunday’s bone-chilling final round conditions – few will have been sorry to hear its final whistle.

THE county's biggest pike this year? Patric Kyte with Ravensthorpe 33-4

ANGLING: Kyte flying high as he lands monster pike at Ravensthorpe

Using a replica roach lure Christmas present from his son brought Patric Kyte a 33-4 from Ravensthorpe – the county’s biggest pike so far this year, probably!

Stanwick 21-10 pike for Simon Green

ANGLING: Guru’s Andy Pell picks up massive victory

So far out in front the others couldn’t even see his dust let-alone his heels – that was Guru’s Andy Pell in the latest Meadowlands teams-of-three!

A 29-6 Ringstead 'croc' for Gareth Poyser

ANGLING: Browning land the top three spots in canal league

A browning benefit – that was Sunday’s 55 peg opening round of Wellingborough’s George Barker canal league.

Pete Patton took a freezing dip to save birds and still came second

ANGLING: Patton finishes second after saving birds

Bone-chilling winds, snow, and freezing cold water couldn’t stop Pete Patton framing on Castle Ashby’s Scotland pond Sunday...but his big win was nursing a sick seagull back to life!

A Drayton 20-2 for Leon Butcher

ANGLING: Underwood bags top spot at Ringstead

Draw the right peg and that was the weekend for river-roach that was – whether you were on the Nene, Ouzel, Tove or Ouse!

Lakeside co-owner Tina Pentland and Osprey's Ian Millin adding more carp

ANGLING: Early present for Lakeside regulars

Lakeside regulars have received a cracking early Christmas present with loads of carp – and even a few barbel – added to the fishery.

Mike Green with a fly-caught 10-8 salmon

ANGLING: Green has salmon to smile about!

If you have drawn a blank after travelling half-way round the world for some ‘special’ fish, you need something to take your mind off it when you get back...

Phil Mapp's 5lb+ Ouse chub

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 Crawson's 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.

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