Bang on form! That was Boddington in last week’s ‘heat wave’ – with numerous catches way above the winter norm.
Sunday’s Ringer pairs saw Carl Barnfield winning with 93lb – followed by several 70s and 80s, and only one blank among 42 anglers.
The previous day’s league event had gone to an 80lb net, with plenty of other decent catches in that match and the few ‘less cold’ days before that.
Then the frosts came back.
The pairs went to Phil and Steve Ringer (163lb join weight) on a perfect two points with Barnfield and Bas Byrd on three and Glen Maxwell and Neil Russell on seven.
BISHOPS Bowl, open: Rob Bassett 79-4, Kevin Folwell 33-12, Roger Haynes 29-12.
CASTLE Ashby opens: Wed., Brickyard, Mick Hewlett 57-12, Courtney Hewlett 45-12, Jim Hooley 15-10; Sat., Brickyard, Chris Garratt 27-8, Keith Garratt 20-4, C Hewlett 16-8; Sun., Grendon, Pete Lovell 22-10, C Garratt 19-10, John Kent 17-10.
MAKINS, pole-only league (third round from six): Richard Canning 36-8, Mark Griffiths 20-4, Mick Wheatley 17-6. Wayne Sharman leads on six points, two ahead of Lee Farmer.
WELLINGBOROUGH league, teams-of-four, first round, canal at Foxton (51 fished): Terry Cranfield (Sports & Social) 11-13-3, Dave and Roger Tebbutt (End Pegs) 8-8-10 and 8-3-3. Browning Central Xitan top team, 41 points, Wellingborough 38, Hobbs Lot 37.
FROSTBITE Cup, silverfish, Wellingborough, Mill Cotton: Andy Webster 15-1, Roger Johnson 11-14, Chris Rose 8-5.
COUNTY Vets midweek, Canons: Martin Faulkner 11-8, Alan West 6-14, John Lewis 6-8.
NENE-Towcester, long pound cut, Stoke Bruerne: Bob Eales 10-4, Bas Eaton 3-6, Mick Goodridge 2-14.
WHITE Hart Flore, Stockton (no carp caught): Dave Chapman 4-11, Trevor Griffiths 2-12, John Berry 2-5.
FLORE & Brockhall, Dennetts: Steve Smith 1-14, Bob Prowse 1-10, Paul Humphries 1-7.
FINEDON, canal, Bugbrooke: John Joyce 1-5, Jeff Eade 0-13, Roger Brain 0-6-8.
A FEW good carp were moving at Stanwick with Olly Pruden getting a 25 and Alex Osborne a 19 – while at Bishops Bowl 31 pike were caught in a predator event on Greenhills Lake.
FIXTURES: Sunday & Feb 26, Olney Ouse opens 01234 240061. Feb 19 MKAA individual league round (river) 07970 047506.