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PUBLISHED: 16:58 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 12:06 11 August 2010

Stillwater details: Round two of the junior match at the Warren fishery attracted 14 entries and was sponsored by Decathlon, who provided prizes plus baits and tackle for the entries, writes KEITH LEVERETT. The warm weather had certainly turned up with a

Stillwater details: Round two of the junior match at the Warren fishery attracted 14 entries and was sponsored by Decathlon, who provided prizes plus baits and tackle for the entries, writes KEITH LEVERETT.

The warm weather had certainly turned up with a vengeance and triggered the roach and bream into spawning.

They knew the juniors were going to be in for a gruelling time with the majority of the fish population having there minds on other things with feeding low down on their priorities.

Reasonable bags were going to be taken by targeting the tench residents of the lake.

Thirteen-year-old Matt Tinworth drew a rather unfancied peg 16 but fished it brilliantly to take small skimmers throughout the match, topping up his catch with two nice tench, the biggest weighing 6lbs 14ozs and is the second biggest reported this season.

Newcomer 14-year-old Craig Truslove finished a clear second with 12lbs 15ozs which included the only bream of the match weighing 6lbs 4ozs.

Sam Goldspink was third with 8lbs of tench while 11-year-old Mitchell Williams fishing his first match after catching the biggest carp in the square lake last week came a creditable sixth with a mixed bag.

Josh Wright landed nice perch as part of his catch, Mitchell Seaman was fourth and the winners were presented with a rod and reel, pole and bedchair by the sponsors for their effort.

Daren Sabin fishing peg 36 on Wagtail lake at Tylers Common had a 25lbs 3oz carp half way to the island. Still on Wagtail Michelle Clap had 12 tench to 6lbs and several double figure carp to 16lbs on pellet and corn on the waggler.

On Willow Colin Marshall on peg 17 had 55 carp to 6lb on pellet and sweetcorn with the waggler. A club match last week on Willow had a total weight of 1000lbs.

Match results: The open match on Tuesday on the Willow Lake was won on peg three by Steve James with 134lbs on corn in the margins, second R.Pisano with 122lbs, third G.Hope with 87lbs, fourth F.Thomas 69lbs 8ozs, fifth B.Reynolds with 66lbs, sixth was J.Green.

Saturday on the Horseshoe Lake saw Steve James come first with 49lbs 8ozs on catmeat at 11 metres then pellet at 16 metres.

Second was Steve Coppen with 43lbs 6ozs, third R.Pisano with 39lbs 12ozs, fourth P.Hope with 39lbs, fifth Len Golding with 38lbs, sixth was Mark Hoye with 37lbs 8ozs.

Future matches: The popular Saturday Open matches at Tylers Common will now be run on the Horseshoe Lake so it is advisable to book your place now. Ring Bobby Wager on telephone number 07970 258 737.

Dennis Lipscombe will be running open matches on Willow and Ash on Tuesdays. Any entries requiring further details ring Dennis on telephone number 07957 938 597.

Tide times: The high tide times for Harwich for the next week are as follows: Wednesday 21st May: 00.09 am and 12.22pm. Thurs the 22nd May: 00.41am and 12.50pm. Friday the 23rd: 01.14am and 13.21pm. Saturday the 24th: 01.49am and 13.57pm. Sunday 25th: 02.30am and 14.38pm.Monday 26th: 03.13am and 15.23pm. Tuesday 27th: 04.04am and 16.15pm.

To calculate the times for the following resorts deduct or add the following to Harwich times: Bradwell +29mins, Clacton +11mins, Felixstowe -11mins, Burnham on crouch +42mins, River Orwell +20mins.

Tight lines


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