Molesworth a winner but his team lose

Pete Molesworth won on Raveley Drain.

Pete Molesworth won on Raveley Drain.

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Yaxley, Farcet, Holme and District AC fished their annual challenge match with Deeping AC with the Deeping lads slightly ahead from the first leg at Wansford.

The return match was at Raveley Drain and despite the overnight frost and heavy colour, there were some fish to be had.

Pete Molesworth (Deeping), led the field with 2lb 11¾oz of roach and perch, fishing pinkie over groundbait at four metres and nine metres.

Runner-up Frank Bevilacqua (Yaxley) also fished pinkie catching roach and small skimmers for his weight of 2lb 5oz.

Deeping also took third spot with Ray Torrington’s 2lb 4½oz, but their team weight wasn’t quite enough for them to retain the trophy.

They amassed 9lb 7¼oz compared to Yaxley’s total of 9lb 11oz.

WHITTLESEY

John Taylor returned to winning ways in the latest Whittlesey club match fished on the Old Nene at Benwick.

He caught 4lb 14oz of small fish on the pole with pinkie over squatt.

Runner-up was Mel Saggers, who had some better samples but fell just short on 3lb 11oz.

Jeff Tuttlebee was third with 3lb 9oz of small fish taken on pinkie over pinkie with the waggler.