Golden Garrod unstoppable at Wold View
HUMBERSTON angler Graham Garrod struck a golden double at Wold View Fisheries' Bronze Lake.
After drawing the golden peg, the commercial fishery expert clinched victory to earn £450 – before winning the following day's match as well.
He then finished second in last Wednesday's match to round off a profitable few days.
In most of the recent matches Garrod has done well in, he has found the fish towards the end of match – proof that sometimes you just have to keep going to reap the rewards.
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Grimsby's Simon Piggot teamed up with Chris Mack to finish second in a pairs event at Messingham Sands.
Chris weighed in with 90lb 11oz from peg 53 to triumph on the Island Lake, while Simon finished fifth on the Swan, with 54lb.
Grimsby pairing Tim Chapman and Wayne Childs finished third. The winners on the day were Hull duo Nick Houghton and Phil Scott.
Chris went on to win at Pasture House, netting 76.12lb. Mick Brown came second, with 33lb.
And victory in a Wednesday match at Wold View gave Chris another taste of success.
He caught 62lb off peg 12 – managing to get fish out the reeds while others struggled.
Piggot, meanwhile, visited Messingham and finished third after catching 70lb.
He described the match as 'extreme fishing'. There are some big fish in the fishery and you have to gear up in preparation.
Another pairs event, organised by Tony Booth at Bradley Ponds, involved one angler fishing at Bradley while their partner tackled the Ultimate Lake at Wold View.
In difficult weather, the best pegs were in the low teens. Ian Simpson, on peg 12, caught 37lb.
Near to him, Jack Holmes netted 24lb.
I was pleased to finish third from peg 20, an unfavourable spot on the day.
I had to fish the pole right across to get the better fish. I managed just over 19lb which I was quite satisfied with in the conditions.
The top weight at Bradley was 24lb but, unfortunately for the winner, his partner didn't do so well at Wold View.
Ian's weight proved enough to take the honours. Combined with Bradley partner Jack Scott, they registered a total of 44.2lb.
In second spot, was Carr Lane AC's Jamie Whitley and I, on 32.4lb. Jamie missed a really big carp at the end of the match.
Simon Fields was the runner away winner at Bradley last Friday.
The Barnsley Blacks man netted 60lb, using his class to get the carp feeding. Mick James came second, on 16lb, and Old Clee AC secretary Archie Chesney came third, on 15.12lb.
Friday night matches have been well attended – draws at 4pm, with the fishing from 5-9pm.
Tim Chapman was the winner when Novartis AC fished Wold View's Gold Lake. He caught 34.8lb, using the bomb with paste wrapped around a pellet, from peg 19.
Matty Wilde, using the feeder on peg 12, netted 32.1lb.
Oberon AC were in action at Messingham. Paul Jaycock was victorious from peg eight, the golden peg, on 87lb 6oz. Runner-up Mike Newman caught 60lb 13oz from peg 26.
Nathan Underwood has been successful at Saltfleetby Fisheries, winning a match with 55.4lb from peg five. His father Paul finished second, on peg 17.
A DSC company match on the Monday was won by Ryan Howard, who outshone his dad Steve – the organiser. Ryan fished 41lb from peg five. The runner-up was Carr Lane's Steve Crosskill, who caught 41lb.