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.
Leading the way was Castle Ashby silverfish specialist Kevin Folwell, who caught more than 300 for his 37-6 top spot.
Unable to match that pace, England junior manager Joe Roberts still gave a fair demonstration of catching small fish fast to finish with 28-4 as John O’Neil had 24-2 and Keith Bishop 20-14.
IT was exactly the opposite for White Hart Flore old geezers midweek on Tofts, as they had carp practically crawling up their poles. Tom Griffiths ended-up with 230-13 as Trevor Griffiths totalled 141-8 and Dave Watkins 137-11.
AT Stanwick Charlie Richards pushed his PB to 35-6 with a common, netting a 21 in the same session. Ian Noonan had a 21 from Mallard.
GILDERS’ Dan Todd and pal Paul Bond’s Nottingham Trent trip saw them share 13 barbel to 6lb, and lose eight others, in a morning.
MILL Lane, Meadowlands: Kelvin McIlhinney 116-10, Glen Kirkton 98-4, Alan Byrnes 80-8.
TOVE Valley, Lakeside: Mark Morgan 110-9, Bryn Wignall 72-14, Andy Jones 58-8.
‘ASHBY Brickyard opens: Wed., Courtney Hewlett 75-12, Mick Bodilly 44-9, Mick Hewlett 19-12; Sat., C Hewlett (seventh win in nine matches) 58-12, M Hewlett 47-6, Keith Garratt 43-10.
WHITE Hart Flore, Canons: Gary Muddiman 74lb, Dave Chapman 37lb, Trevor Griffiths 29-8.
FLORE & Brockhall, Barby Banks: Tony Ward 73lb, Rob Rawlins 66lb, Paul Humphries 42lb.
GLEBE, Peatling Parva: Dave Hadden 50-3, Marcus Annable 37-5, Dave Jones 32-2.
TOWCESTER Vets, Mill Cotton: Rob Rawlins (braving life outside Flore & Brockhall) 21lb, Andy Webster 17lb, George Cooke 16lb.
TOWCESTER/Nene, Silverlake: Les Ramsden 16-4, Chris Howard 9-4, Mick Goodridge 7-4 A bit of a struggle – yet on the Friday evening, with rain pouring down, the wind across the same lake had had scores of carp feeding on the surface and I had three to 9lb, lost three more off the hook and missed several runs all on floating bread in 90 minutes. A couple of days can be a long time in fishing...
OLNEY, club Ouse: Pete Hawley 10-9, Rob Jolly 1-10, Dave Walsh 1-1.
COUNTY Vets, Canons: Paul Lafflin 24-8, John Lewis 15-10, Dave Cantrell 12-2.
FIXTURES: Thursday weekly junior sessions/matches (Wellingborough &DAA on Mill Cotton and Darwin) start Thursday (3rd) 07940 325987 or leaflet from Carpin Capers; Aug 8, Olney Ouse open 01234 240061.