Bill Newsome secured victory with his first cast of the day in Friday’s Westland’s AC match on the main lake, when he banked a carp of 8lb on ground bait feeder tactics.

He added a couple of F1s and skimmers for a final tally of 13lb 8oz. Colin McNeil crossed the line in second with eight pounds.

Peg 42 produced the goods for Chris Sill in Sunday’s Tri-Star AC match at Rosedale fishery, yielding seven carp to method feeder and pepperoni for a winning 31lb 13oz.

Newsome had to settle for second place this time with 18lb 12oz from peg 21.

Newsome had enjoyed more victory joy the previous Monday, however – despite four fruitless hours of fishing.

He thought he was on a hiding to nothing in the Contemptibles’ match at Rosedale Fishery, but in the final hour his swim suddenly sprang to life and saw him slipping the net under six carp.

Casting out from peg 42 with ground bait feeder and maggot, he banked specimens to 3lb to end the day with 18lb 1oz.

Second place fell to Brian Hewitt with 7lb 5oz of pole-and-maggot-caught silver fish from peg 19.

Terry Tierney was to the fore in Westland’s AC’s match on the Carp Lake at Risby Park last Tuesday, recording 12lb off peg 16.

Utilising punched bread on the pole at 11 metres, he took lots of small stockies, roach and skimmers, plus a couple of bonus tench to the 1lb mark.

Mick Mathews secured runners-up place from peg 11 with 10lb.

Phil Roberts won the York midweek anglers silver fish only match on the Horseshoe at Pool Bridge Farm with 15lb 12oz.

Sitting at peg 30 and alternating between maggot and caster on the 11-metre pole, he landed four skimmers to 1lb 8oz apiece, numerous roach to 12oz plus a bonus 1lb 4oz perch.

Graham Dorking opted for a pole-and-bread-punch approach at peg 31 and took second place with a net of red-fins weighing 13lb 8oz.