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Gadsby takes narrow victory ahead of Purnell at Priory

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

Gadsby takes narrow victory ahead of Purnell at Priory
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Priory Open

Lake Two once again hosted this match and last Saturday it was attended by 16 anglers.

The previous three matches at this complex have been dominated by peg 70 which has produced the winner on each occasion.

To try and even things up a bit pegs 117 and 116 (which are the nearest pegs to peg 70) were included in the draw this week.

Match organiser Barry Gadsby (Ruskington) had the last peg left in the bag and ironically, that was peg 117.

Gadsby (pictured below) then proceeded to win the match from this peg with a net of 44lb 10oz.

He fished the 13 metre pole with red maggot towards the margins. He caught chub, roach, perch and carp to make up his winning net.

Edgar Purnell (Ruskington) was the bridesmaid on this occasion from his draw at peg 82. Purnell switched between fishing dead red maggot on the 13 metre pole and fishing the tip towards the island for a net of 42lb 6oz.

Leasingham rod Dave Cullis pulled peg 116 out of the bag and he finished in third spot.

Cullis fished the banjo feeder with dead red maggot towards the island for a mixed bag that took the scales to 26lb.

Trevor Tute on peg 80 was fourth in the match. Tute (Ruskington) fished dead red maggot on the pole for a net of 25lb 8oz.

Fossdyke Saturday Series

The third match of this four match series took place last Saturday and once again the roadside pegs were used to accommodate the 23 anglers that fished the match.

The canal is as clear as tap water at the moment and the bottom of the canal can be seen several metres out.

This has kept most of the weights on the low side with small silver fish making up the bulk of most weights and bonus fish making a real difference.

Dave Ashmore had a good days sport at peg seven. Ashmore (Grimsby) caught roach and perch on pinkie and worm and he also fed a line at 13 metres with chopped lobworm.

Ashmore decided to fish shorter than normal due to the clear water and when he eventually went onto that line his decision proved to be right.

Ashmore caught three perch in as many put ins and this proved pivotal to the results as these fish alone weighed in at an excellent 9lb.

His final net of 13lb 8oz gave the Grimsby rod a comfortable victory.

It was Maver Baitech rod Barry Wiggington who finished as the runner-up on this occasion.

Wiggington drew peg 11 where he fished pinkie over a bed of groundbait at six and 11 metres.

He managed to keep the roach feeding on both lines throughout the match for a final bag of 9lb 15oz.

Dean Smith was drawn in between the two top weights at peg nine and he finished in third spot.

Smith (Colmic) caught a couple of decent perch on lobworm at 14.5 metres and he backed this up with around 6lb of silver fish which he caught on pinkie over groundbait.

His final weight of 8lb 15oz was enough for third place in the match.

The final match in this series is on the last Saturday before Christmas on the same pegs, let's hope there is some colour in the canal for this match.

Rushfield Saturday Open

The weekend before last there were 11 anglers on this lake to fish the match as usual but incredibly at the end of the event not one angler had put a fish into his net.

The match this weekend faired a bit better with a few fish being caught, but overall the fishing is extremely hard.

Last Saturday the match was held on Canal Lake and pegs one to 17 were used.

Lincoln angler Ron Rymer drew end peg one.

Rymer fished dead red maggot on the pole where he caught a few fish for a winning net of 14lb 8oz.

Alan Wright was on peg seven and he finished as the runner up on this occasion.

Wrights also fished maggot on the pole and he finished the day with a net of just 1lb 10oz.

Dave Wilkinson, on peg nine, was the only other angler of the nine in attendance to catch a fish and his offering of 2oz was enough to clinch third place in the match.

Ruskington Winter League

The third match of the Ruskington Winter League took place last Sunday and this time the match was held on Moon Lake at Tattershall.

As usual the 16 anglers that were present were split into two sections to give everyone a fair chance of points and cash as one side of this lake always produces better weights that the other.

Section One is the section that normally sees more fish being caught and this proved to be the case again last Sunday.

Dean Smith (Colmic) was the winner of this section from peg three.

Smith fished pellet on the 13 metre pole and meat of the method feeder to the island.

He caught a mixed bag of perch, skimmers and carp that took the scales to a straight 23lb and this also proved to be the best weight taken on the day.

Josh Read was second in Section One from peg 21.

Read (Lincoln Whisby AS) fished the method feeder with banded pellet tight to the island for a net of 16lb.

Section Two's weights were significantly different and Nathan Underwood won this section from peg 11.

Underwood (Windmill Tackle) fished dead red maggot on the pole where he caught silver fish and skimmers for a final bag of just 6lb 9oz.

Gary Thompson (Lincoln Whisby AS) on peg seven finished in second place on the section.

Thompson also fished red maggot on the pole and he eventually put 6lb 1oz of fish onto the scales for his place.

Rushfield Midweek Open

Thirteen anglers turned out last Wednesday to fish this match and it was Barney Todd that finished victorious at the end of the day.

Todd (Lincoln) was drawn at peg eight where he opted to switch between the pole and the feeder with single red maggot as hookbait.

Todd caught one fish on the feeder and two fish on the pole.

The two he caught on the pole were both double figure specimens and he eventually finished the session with 23lb.

Tim Larter finished in second place from his draw at peg 20.

Larter caught three carp on the feeder and also some silver fish which all fell to pinkie and maggot for a net of 12lb and second place in the match.

Brian McKeown (Lincoln) was third overall at peg 22. McKeown had just two carp on the feeder on dead red maggot that took the scales to 10lb.

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