Hooking gold on the Ouse
LITTLEPORT Angling Club claimed gold in the Division Three National fished on the stretch of the Great Ouse between Queen Adelaide and Denver at the weekend. Home team Littleport employed tactics of fishing for smaller fish to start with before moving ont
LITTLEPORT Angling Club claimed gold in the Division Three National fished on the stretch of the Great Ouse between Queen Adelaide and Denver at the weekend.
Home team Littleport employed tactics of fishing for smaller fish to start with before moving onto fishing the feeder to bring in the bream.
This approach was mirrored by Essex-based B&T Match Pack but there could only ever be one winner, with Littleport AC eventually coming out on top with a points tally of 261 and final weight of 26.370kg.
Runners-up B&T Match Pack were only two points behind with 259 points and a final weigh-in of 17.940kg.
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In third place in the team classifications was Altrincham and District AC who finished with 254 points and a final combined weight of 24.910kg.
It was East Midlands Match Group angler Mick Burgess who was the individual winner with a final weight of 14.980kg.
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Mick, a lorry driver from Newark, Nottinghamshire, fished from peg 35 in a productive K section near the Piggeries to win the match.
He started by fishing pinkie over ground bait before moving onto chopped worm and caster for the bigger bream with his biggest fish being a 2.500kg bream.
"The key to my success was fishing a 1.5g lollypop, it helped me enormously when the wind picked up and was the main reason behind catching so many fish," he said. "Winning as an individual is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it feels absolutely brilliant. However, I will be back on my local pond tonight with a few of the locals and enjoy some more relaxing fishing."
In second place individually was Paul Chambers, fishing for Harwich AC, who ended with a full net of bream weighing 13.150kg.
And in third place was gold medallist in the team classification, Phillip Houghton from Littleport AC, who ended with a weight of 12.450kg.