Townsend top with over 218lb

Ben Townsend.
Ben Townsend.
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There hasn’t been as many anglers on the weekend Decoy Lakes opens of late, but those not attending are missing out on some fantastic sport.

In the Sunday match on the Elm Pool, Ben Townsend took the honours putting a massive 218lb 7oz to the scales.

Not far behind in second place was Andy Leathers with 200lb 1oz, then came Shaun Coaton on 192lb 8oz.

JVAC

JVAC fished the Willows on the Decoy complex and Mick King topped a very strong field with 146lb 3oz.

He drew peg one and caught for most of the day on a short pole line with worm and paste.

Second with 135lb 1oz was Ian Carter on peg 25.

He drew one of the best feeder pegs at Decoy but to his horror pulled his £200 plus feeder rod out of his holdall only to find it in several bits so had to fish the match with a tiny lightweight feeder rod. Arm-aching stuff!

Third place went to Lee Kendall who caught shallow on pellet for 119lb 3oz.

OVER 55s

Over 55s Drawn Pairs, Decoy Lakes: Day One (Yew Pool) - 1 Gus Gausden 237lb 12oz; 2 John Payne 222lb 8oz; 3 Vince Hull 192lb 13oz. Pairs winners - Gus Gausden and Vince Hull. DayTwo (Beastie Pool) - 1 Mike Mitchell 183lb 2oz; 2 Chris Saunders 155lb 5oz; 3 Dave Thornton 139lb. Pairs winners - Mike Mitchell and Vince Hull.