Jamie has the golden touch at Wold View
UP-and-coming Grimsby angler Jamie Whitely finally managed to get a win at Wold View Fisheries.
The Carr Lane AC member fished the gold lake at the Claxby venue and, fishing off one of the favoured pegs, used the bomb to good effect, catching mostly carp for 26lb.
Next in was Grimsby angler Neil Spence. He weighed in 17lb. Andy Bryant was next with 14lb.
In a match on silver lake, well-known local angler Simon Piggott had well over 40lb of mainly F1s in a very short session using small pellets.
He said that he had a very enjoyable day's fishing.
In another match at Wold View, Dave Ringwoood (26lb off peg 18), Norman Hewliss (22lb off peg 35) and Neil Spence (21lb off peg 32) were the top three.
Over at Saltfleetby Fisheries, Lloyd Lakin made good use of the island point peg. He had mainly carp for an excellent weight of 30lb off peg 7, mostly caught on the pole.
Second was Glen Tucker who had a mixed bag for 13.13lb off peg 19, just one ounce in front of Grimsby veteran Bill Marsh who was on peg 1 and mostly used the bomb and feeder for 13.12lb.
If you intend to fish tomorrow's match at Saltfleetby, call the venue in advance to book in – and to make sure it is still on.
I was again at Messingham Sands last week.
I had the Maver Bag'em angler Matt Pilay next door to me, and he came good at the end to win his section.
I was beating him at one stage, but Pilay never gives up and he overtook me at the end when my swim dried up.
You can see why Pilay is one of the top anglers in the country – he is very well organised and never panics. He just gets on with the job in hand.
In the Friday Open match, Simon Drayton won on the Islands Lake with eight carp for 42lbs.
Neil Simpson landed 94lbs of carp on Tripp Lake on Tuesday.
At last weekend's Silverfish Open, top on the day was Maver's Lee Harrison who, as always, made the most of his good fortune with an excellent 44lbs of quality roach on pole-fished maggot.
With five of the top six on the day coming from this one section, the rest of the field were left to fight over the scraps.
Although, most anglers did manage to get a reasonable number of bites on a hard day.
Craig Williams enjoyed a decent day on the Tripp Lake last Sunday, despite a covering of ice in the morning.
It quickly melted and he found a good mixed bag of small carp, skimmers and crucians for 33lbs, and secured an easy win ahead of second-placed Tommy Grice.