ANGLING: Heron helps Ringer to a series final

A heron – standing less than a yard from him throughout the match – turned out to be a good luck omen for Geoff Ringer.

Mick Dimmock, coaching on the cut at Blisworth

ANGLING: National gong for Nene’s Mick

NORTHAMPTON Nene’s Mick Dimmock is being given a national award for his dedication to junior coaching.

Vince Battams with the 20-6 common he landed at Abington Park Lake

ANGLING: Labosquet the big winner in Matrix opener

Off to a flying start – that’s the four-leg Matrix Commercial Championships set to take in four different waters over the weeks to come.

Gordon Gurney's record 51lb common

ANGLING: Gurney lands a record 51lb common at Stanwick

Forget all that long-stay carpin stuff – sometimes staying OFF the bank for a spell can pay dividends...

Tomas Zniebrzdowski with Emberton Park snapper

ANGLING: Dave’s able to deliver as he wins at Flore

What a Bank Holiday that was...blazing sunshine and carp, carp and more carp coming out all over the place!

A trip to warmer places brought Jason Heenan this monster rooster

ANGLING: Stanwick double for McKinney

Stanwick was on a roll again this week, producing a right-royal carp flush headed by no less than FIVE 30s – two of them pushing the 40 mark!

Some of the Meadowlands slabs which put Steve Ringer second in the Feedermasters

ANGLING: Ringer claims second spot in Feedermasters

Boiling sunshine following a major influx of rain-water put the mockers on Ferry Meadows for Sunday’s Feedermasters opener.

Towcester's Les Goodridge, Adam Walding and Steve Ward adding 'silt-busting' lime to Astwell Mill

ANGLING: Boyce bags the win in canal encounter

The best canal peg he’d pulled in 40 odd years at the drawbag – that was Tommy Boyce’s good luck on the Kennett & Avon.

Phil Ringer enjoyed some warmer weather in Spain

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!

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