Elinor Fishery May 31st, 2017

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        Two weeks May 15th – 28th

        May 15th – 21st

        181 anglers caught 737 fish of which 522 were returned

        Best Fish
        8lb 8oz Michael Anderson, Kettering, black/green lure, boat
        7lb 2oz Darren Oram, Aldwincle, diawl bach
        6lb 11oz Matt Tuck, Huntingdon, black buzzer
        6lb 0oz Bob Senior, Stamford, olive buzzer, boat
        5lb 12oz Steve Freeman, St Neots,
        5lb 8oz Dudley Burrows, orange booby, boat
        5lb 5oz John Wildman, Peterborough, black buzzer
        5lb 2oz Adrian Green, boat
        5lb 1oz Derek Benamore, Finedon, damsel
        5lb 1oz Mr Mosser, black buzzer
        5lb 0oz Derek Benamore, Finedon
        5lb 0oz John Oram, Desborough, candy blob, boat

        Sunday May 21st Tommy Wood Memorial Buzzer match
        8 anglers fished this roving bank match with anglers limited to floating line and buzzer imitations. 6 fish limit with no time bonus.
        All anglers caught with 23 fish being taken. The morning was bright and slow. Most fish were caught during the cloudier afternoon.
        A total of £243.00 was raised for Sue Ryder, Peterborough.
        1. Pete Welch 6 fish 14lb 12oz
        2. John Wildman 6 fish 13lb 6oz
        3. Steve Parker 2 fish 5lb 12oz
        4. Roger Bosence 3 fish 5lb 9oz
        5. Matt Tuck 2 fish 4lb 3oz
        6. Dave Hants 2 fish 4lb 1oz
        7. Gordon Anthony 1 fish 1lb 14oz
        8. Phil Wagstaff 1 fish 1lb 6oz

        Stocking took place on May 24th

        May 22nd – 28th

        176 anglers caught 555 fish of which 372 were returned

        Best Fish
        6lb 1oz Gerry Catania, Bedford, orane hopper, boat
        5lb 9oz Roly Stanford, Finedon, boat
        5lb 2oz Alan Calver, Oundle, boat
        4lb 14oz Tim Davis, Taunton, G&H sedge, boat
        4lb 12oz Mal Broughton, Grantham, boat

        Best Areas
        Bank – dam, gravel bar, boat bay, east arm
        Boat – Most areas producing fish but over deeper water in hot weather

        Best Patterns
        black or olive buzzer, cruncher, red or black diawl bach, damsel, brown midas, olive or brown shipmans, white/green lures, black or white snake.

        A more difficult week with the mini heat wave from Monday to Saturday although fishing is back on great form since bank holiday Monday with huge numbers of fish feeding on the surface taking damsels, buzzers and sedges in the evening.
        Boat anglers who used a long leader and buzzers fished slow or static over the deep water continued to catch. On a hot Friday Barrie Cowland managed 8 and Chris Holland 10 while many struggled and Matt Tuck caught 30 on deep buzzers anchored off pylon point on Saturday.

        Next Stocking
        May 30th, June 2nd

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