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The second Over 60s match was fished in blustery conditions at McGregor Lake and participants generally found bites hard to come by. The match was won by Dennis Hollidge with 10lb 5oz of silver fish, the only angler to reach double figures.

Dank weather all but kills sport

Winston Pogmore was desperate to get some time as he is about to fly off to Africa in search of tiger fish and catfish as well as a bit of much needed warmth! He decided to fish on The Riddy stretch of the River Ivel where he was keen to try out a new 15’ float rod. He used float-fished maggots as bait and kept topping up his swim with a few maggots every few minutes. The first hour passed without so much as a bite but suddenly he found his rod being pulled round in his rod rest. The fish turned out to be a 3lb chub, a welcome fish on the day. He recast and resumed feeding his swim and went on to catch two more chub weighing 3lb 14oz and 5lbs exactly. Later in the week, he fished another stretch of the Ivel, High Romper at Tempsford, after failing to get a bite in the nearby River Ouse. Using the same float-fishing method, he went on catch several nice dace, a few small chub and several minnows.