From left to right, Fred Davis, John Logan and Steve May.


THERE was a steward’s enquiry after John Logan took the second individual championships, held at his own Lawn Farm Fishery in Cambs!

John, aka Jocko on the popular website, allowed members to fish Willow Lake, a 40-peg venue normally reserved for pleasure anglers.

And it proved to be a good match with only three anglers failing to break double figures and everyone getting plenty of bites all day, although conditions meant it was much harder than anticipated to catch a big weight shallow.

John drew noted peg 14 at the inlet to a bay at the water near Papworth Hospital and fed and fished pellet to land seven carp and some silvers for a 36-15-0 winning bag.

“Even though the weather’s cooled off a bit the fish are still responding to pellet, and it allows you to pick off the bigger fish and build a weight,” he said.

“I fished and fed 4mm expanders on a 0.13mm rig at the bottom of the slope in around 12 feet of water.”

Trophy holder Fred Davis put up a sterling defence, taking a bag of silvers on open water plus a good carp down the edge for 23-10-0 from peg 8.

“I’m glad to have done well but in all honesty it’s good to see a new name on the trophy and I won’t miss having to polish it!” he said.

John, who got plenty of stick for winning on his own water, but fished a good match, has already been told his 2006 defence won’t be back at his own fishery.

Result, top ten: 1 John Logan (jocko), 36-15-0; 2 Fred Davis (fred davis),23-10-0; 3 Steve May (sdm-1), 23-1-0; 4 Skip McCabe (Skip), 22-11-0; 5 Phil Stone (pebisit), 19-13-0; 6 Bob Dudd, 19-8-0; 7 Neil Powell (hillbilly), 18-6-0; 8 Chris Martin (UDH), 17-10-0; jt 9 Gareth Purnell (geepster), Scone, both 11-10-0.


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