Bright sunshine but strong winds greeted the anglers fishing the first Saturday Open match on the Magpie Pool at Rookery Farm Fishery, Pidley.
First home and booking his place in the two-day final in August was Jack Chenel.
He used pellet and maggots down the edge and 12 metres for a mixed bag of stockies, barbel and chub weighing 52lb 6oz from peg 13.
Ian Warby came second on 44lb 12oz with John Millard third with 31lb 6oz.
This Saturday the qualifier will be on Magpie again. The draw is at 9am with fishing 10.30am until 4.30pm.
The first Reel People Spring League match was held at Buttonhole Fishery.
First was Ted Ward with 35lb 2oz.
Surprisingly he was the only angler to put a net of carp together. He caught on a small feeder.
Runner-up was Brian Ogden, who had 31lb of silverfish on the pole with caster.
Dennis Sambridge was third on 25lb 2oz followed by Tom Mitchell with 17lb 6oz.