Those fishing maggot did the business in the Tuesday Open on the Beastie Lake at Decoy.
Tony Dawson ran out a comfortable winner netting 80lb 3oz from the hot pegs in the 20s.
Ray Pauley came second with 46lb 8oz followed by Nigel Baxter on 44lb 10oz.
It was also tough going in the Saturday Open, again on the Beastie Pool.
Spalding rod Steve Pell took the honours with a modest 59lb 15oz. He drew peg 12 and caught on the pole with maggot.
The consistent Nigel Baxter took the runner-up spot with 45lb 10oz, then came Danny Carlton on 40lb 4oz.
Even the Willow Pool at Decoy was tough going for some of the JVAC lads, although some of the less popular pegs produced for a change.
Top rod from peg 22 was Roger Gowler. He fished the long pole and maggot approach to finish with 46lb 4oz.
Just a couple of pegs away was runner-up Andy Gausden. He switched to the pellet after red maggot failed to work for him, putting a level 40lb to the scales.
Third place went to Roy Wells, the Decoy regular weighing in 39lb 10oz from peg three.