Lakeview angling: Shore wins as canal trumps serpent

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The canal pool fished far better than the serpent and produced the main weights at Lakeview Fishery’s veterans’ match last Wednesday.

Chris Shore kept the fish feeding throughout with a pellet and maggot approach on peg five to win with 72lb.

Just a couple of pegs away, Richard Rawsthorne kept pace, landing a 14lb carp, but the final whistle stopped him taking top spot, finishing with an overall weight of 66lb.

As in the past few weeks, anglers again struggled on the serpent with only certain pegs producing a decent weight.

John Cooke, on peg 10, found the fish feeding in the scum on the water and won the lake with 47lb. Gary Smith was second from peg 20, normally one of the better swims, with 34lb which was well ahead of the rest.

* Only six anglers turned out for Saturday’s match and Roger Holmes took full control.

He just missed out on the ton weight, with a final bag of 97lb, after finding the fish shallow with pellet throughout the match.

Chris Shore decided to fish maggot for a change and found catches across to the island, but could only finish with 52lb. Cliff Adcock was third with 48lb.

With better weather forecast, anglers will hope fish will finally become more active and give them all a chance of a good weight.