ANGLING: Hyde lands a big one at Stanwick

FORTY-POUND PLUS ' and Dan Hyde's superb common still has some growing left to do
FORTY-POUND PLUS ' and Dan Hyde's superb common still has some growing left to do

Stanwick has been on a real roll – producing a flood of 20s, two near 30s...and a venue dayticket lake record 40-4 common!

The latter, believed to be a relatively young fish with plenty of growing yet to do, fell to Dan Hyde when he fished Sticky Baits’ krill wafter boilies in Elsons, on Sunday. A new PB for him it beat the previous best, a different fish, by just over a pound, but is still short of the complex’s overall record under the current owners – an honour held by a 46 caught on the syndicated Roman Lake last year.

Other Elsons fish this week included Francis Lynsey’s 28-2 mirror with two 26s also being taken. Top fish on Mallard was Jim Rine’s 28-2.

CARP were well on the move on some match waters. Osprey had a ball when they travelled to Arrans – their top five sharing almost half a tonne! Top weight was Ed Blaine’s 293lb, with Peter Archer on 243lb and Ian Millin 237lb.

ROYAL Mail Northampton’s Tofts do saw Andy Poole finish with 123-10 ahead of Mark Forbes 94-12 and Jim WiIlmott 75-04.

WHITE Hart Flore, Flecknoe and Barby Marshes: Dave Chackman 122lb, Trevor Griffiths 92lb, Paul Washbrook 78-8.

MEADOWLANDS spring league final round: Adam Waklin 93-12 (mostly skimmers), Chris Harrison 89-4, Steve Daly 88-3. League top three, Martin Houghton 11 points, Chris Harrison 11 (2nd on weight), Wayne Sharman 12.

DAVENTRY, Barby Marshes: Jake King 62-2, Paul Barnes 39-3, Kevin Folwell 37-6.

CASTLE Ashby opens: midweek, Brickyard, Frank Pizamenti 25-12, Bob Read 23-14; Saturday, Brickyard, Chris Garrett 47-2, Kevin Folwell 40-4, Mick Hewlett 33-4; Sunday, Grendon, Barry McNicholl 35-12, Read 33-14, Hewlett 17lb.

MK Vets silverfish, midweek, Canons Ashby: Ernie Sattler 45-14, Paul Chapman 36-3, Dave Ridgeway 29-14.

KINGS Arms, Mill Cotton: Gary Scott 36-2, Dave Roberts 21-6, John Sumpter 17-7.

LITTLE Harrowden, Heyford canal: Jim Broadbent 19-12 (skimmers), Dave Chamberlain 14-3, Mick Dudley 5-6.

CASTLE, Canons Ashby, silverfish: Fred Prior 17-8, Jason Binder 15-6, Nick Antonacci 14-15.

NENE practice open for Sunday’s AT pairs champs qualifier at Yardley wharf (07711 086436): Chris Howard 16-4 (31 skimmers), Tosh Saunders 9lb, Barry Oliver 8-14.

FLORE & Brockhall, Manor Farm: Terry Smith 13lb, Jim Tanser 7lb, Bob Prowse 6lb. Rob Rawlins hooked a match-winning carp, but lost it...so no cigar. Again.

WITH two rounds left, Browning Northampton have a two-point lead in the 14-team MK canal spring league.

TOWCESTER, Bairstows: Mick Goodridge 10-8, Dave Martin 4-12, Gerald Green 2-12.

NENE’s AGM has pegged this year’s adult season card at £38 (£20 concessions) while dayticket prices also stay the same at £5 (£3).