Andy a real handyman on Horseshoe

Neil Parkinson won the Sunday Decoy Open.
Neil Parkinson won the Sunday Decoy Open.

You have to be impressed with the leading weights recorded in the latest JVAC match fished on the Horseshoe Pool on the Decoy complex.

Despite yet another overnight frost and a bitterly cold wind blowing across the lakes they managed to find the fish in several areas around the pool.

Leading the way was Andy Kelk with 54lb 12oz caught on a small cage feeder with pellet on the hook from peg 18. Runner-up was Roy Wells from peg five with 51lb 14 to the scales and third with 47lb 13 oz was Roger Gower.

Winner of the Decoy Over 55s League held on the Horseshoe Lake was Spalding rod Tom Wilson.

He alternated between a waggler and maggot approach with baits presented at various depths taking carp to 8lb and F1s with soft pellet on the pole for a winning 86lb 5oz from peg six.

Second was Ian Bullimore with 72lb 2oz followed by Chris Saunders on 46lb 15oz.

Unfancied peg three produced the winner of the Decoy Open on Beastie Lake.

That was Chris Neal with 47lb 10oz. He fished close in taking carp to 8lb on red maggot.

Second place went to Nigel Baxter with 38lb 13oz followed by Tony Dawson with 38lb 10oz.

Sunday’s Decoy Open saw the Cedar Pool produce all the leading weights with those on the Elm Pool finding it tough going.

Neil Parkinson took the top spot from peg 26 with 71lb 9oz. He alternated between maggot and pellet catching well on the long pole line.

Runner-up was Tom Edwards on 71lb 2oz followed by Tony Evans with 65lb 10oz.