ANGLING: Phil Lee lands huge chub on Olney Mill stretch

A huge summer chub, turning the scales all the way to 7-1, is the latest in a growing trickle of cracking Upper Ouse fish.

Friday, 8th July 2016, 9:57 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 9:00 pm
SOLID SUMMER GOLD - Phil Lees 7-1 summer Ouse chub

Big at any time of year Phil Lee’s whacker from Olney’s Mill stretch is an absolute monster for so early in the season, and set to weigh a fair bit more after a summer-long feeding spree.

And while there have been fewer anglers on the river than usual, due in part to dismal weather and wall-to- wall televised Euro footie, that is sure to change in the days ahead.

Phil’s fish follows last week’s 14lb barbel at Newport and a 12-6 from Adams Mill which help underscore the river’s current potential.

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ON a completely different front, Nigel Cheetham topped a nice bag of Ringstead trout with a 25lb pike, also on fly, which bodes well for the water’s winter predator sessions.

THE Ringers travelled a long, long way ‘oop north’ to Carmill Dam for the latest Feedermaster eliminator where Phil topped his section with 18-8 to join bro Steve inSeptember’s £17,000 top prize final. Just patriarch Geoff to get through now...

DAN Hyde netted a 24-12 carp at Stanwick while Matt Davey had three 20s to 23-8.

Gilders’ Dan Todd had five to 18-15 plus four bream to 9-12; and at Willowbrook, leisure-angler Jack Knighton had bream to 6lb for 73-8.

MEADOWLANDS open: Mark Jennings 140-6, Neil Russell 113-8, Steve Daly 108.

MILL Lane AC, Wold Farm: Mark Wadhams 114-13, Scott Treacher 104-03, Gary Abrahams 84lb.

WHITE Hart Flore, Barby Banks: Dave Griffiths 101lb, Dale Gibson 100lb, Mick Wheeler 94-11.

SPORTS Social, Waterloo: Nick Wooding 96-8, Tony Glanfield 94lb, John White 71-10.

FLORE Brockhall, Tofts: Jim ‘dolphin boy’ Tanser 81lb, Ray Ayres 64lb, Bob Prowse 56lb.

CASTLE Ashby opens: Weddy, Frank Pizamenti 74lb, Chris Prigmore 72lb, Courtney Hewlett 58-12; Sat., Pete Gibson 66lb, Chris Garrett 55lb, Mick Hewlett 44-12; Sun, Grant Howie 67-4 (inc 44-14 of roach and rudd), Mick Hewlett 60-2, Richard Dunkley 60lb.

COUNTY Vets, ‘Ashby: John Balhatchett 80-1, Dave Cantrell 60lb, Bob Spencer 45-7.

NENE, Bishops Bowl: Balhatchett 63-10, Brian Beard 56-12, Paul Ramsden 48-4.

NEWPORT open, Ouse: Paul Caton 16-10, Myles Phillips 13-10 of roach, Steve Glidewell 11-8.

ABINGTON, Park Lake: Vince Battams 14-6, Dave Huth 4-3, Norman Westbrook 0-12.

OUNDLE, ‘cyanide straight’ Nene: Roger Scott 10-1, Alan Smith 4-7, Graham Prince 3-8.

EA fisheries staff fitted pre-seeded mats in the Shutlanger Tove, Monday, as part of continuing fisheries habitat improvements.

FIXTURES: Olney Ouse opens Tuesday and July 17 01234 240061. Sep 3, start of Oundle’s teams of six river league, sponsored series opened up to all-comers for first time, 07842 920045.