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Angling: Paul Thompson wins league after last round at Beal
1:55pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in Sport
Mark Sellers had the best of the action, taking a 3lb 8oz bream plus smaller skimmers and roach on pole and maggot from a peg above the pump house to end the day with 15lb 1oz.
Ken Dalton alternated between pole and feeder at peg 10 to take second place with 12lb 14oz or roach and skimmers.
On the league front it was Paul Thompson who prevailed, recording 173 points to second-placed Dalton’s 171.
Paul Lightfoot led the way with a net of 9lb 8oz in the Fersina Windows-sponsored Bank Holiday Monday open on the Aire & Calder Canal at Pollington.
Fishing with the pole and maggot at peg 418, he took a mixed net of skimmers, roach and perch with his best fish nudging the 1lb mark.
Dalton sat close by at peg 418 and secured second place with 8lb 15oz, leaving Sellers in third with 8lb 1oz.
Gerald Chalk found the High Bank at Raker Lakes to his liking last week, smashing through the ton barrier in both Sunday’s Black Horse Match and Wednesday’s York Midweeker.
On each occasion he potted in up to eight cans of cat food and fished the same on the hook to take all-carp nets of 113lb and 114lb 6oz.
Alan Creaser was a clear winner in Tuesday’s G B Angling Club match on the Tench lake at Risby Park, putting 43lb 8oz on the scales.
Kicking off on the 14-metre pole with worm at peg 11, he tempted five carp plus six skimmers before switching to margin tactics with paste to land a further six carp to the 3lb mark.
Colin McNeil was best of the rest from peg 29 with 28lb.
Pellet and paste on the 13-metre pole did the trick for Ralph Pressdee in Plaxtons’ Friday afternoon and evening match at Forest Lane Fishery, Alne, accounting for 85lb 1oz of carp and barbel at peg 32.
Brian Pallister sat next to the winner at peg 31 and was second with 73lb 4oz.