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Angling: Big catches boost Brian Pallister at Raker Lakes
2:12pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Sport
BRIAN PALLISTER put together one of the week’s biggest catches while taking part in Sunday’s knock-up on the Acorn at Raker Lakes.
Casting out to the peninsular from peg five with bomb and sweetcorn, he banked eight carp to the 7lb mark to end with 31lb 8oz.
Norton’s Phil Roberts opted for a long pole and maggot approach at peg 13 and was rewarded with 23lb 4oz of carp and second place.
Roberts faired one better earlier in the week, top-scoring in Westland’s AC’s Friday match on the canal pond with 5lb 8oz. Again it was the long pole and maggot that did the damage, accounting for skimmers and perch to the 4oz mark at peg 10. John Collier was second with 1lb.
Alan Creaser won a competitive frame at Westland’s Fishery last Tuesday, keeping his GB Angling Club colleagues at bay with a catch of 17lb 4oz.
Starting on the ground bait feeder with maggot at peg 13 on the middle lake, he bagged 14 carp to the 1lb 8oz mark before switching to the 10-metre pole and maggot to top up with 10 small skimmers.
After five hours of fishing, Dave Creaser and Colin McNeil were inseparable, each putting 13lb 8oz on the scales to relegate Roy Rodgers into fourth place with 13lb 6oz.
The odd carp made up the bulk of the catches in the Contemptibles Monday fixture on the carp lake at Wykeham Fishery.
Martin Wallace had the best of the action at peg six, netting three carp with the ground bait feeder and maggot for a total of 12lb 10oz.
Brian Hewitt tempted a brace of fish at peg 28 to secure runners-up place with 6lb 14oz.