With 19 anglers qualifying for last Wednesday’s Lakeview’s Veterans Winter League final, the match was held on the canal and river lakes.
Canal again proved to be the hot lake, although weights were far down on previous matches.
Keith Daws took control of the match and caught regularly to finish a comfortable winner with 76lb, taken on maggot both across and down the track and margins. Keith won a sack of pellets donated by Lakeview.
It was closer for second and third places with only 11oz separating Martin Quilter and Ian Donaldson, catching 54lb and 53lb respectively. Both anglers fished maggot, Martin down the margins and Ian across and down track.
Section winners on canal were Roger Marlow (43lb) and Mick Beckhurst (42lb).
On River, weights were well down on Sunday’s open results and it took just 43lb to give Brian Orme top spot.
Ben Batchford was hot on his heels, but missed out by 6oz with a 42lb bag fishing the golden peg, while John Cooke was third on the lake with 38lb.
Winter League results: 1 John Cooke, 2 Brian Orme, 3 Roger Holmes, 4 Martin Quilter, 5 Roger Marlow.