Melton angling: Asfordby and Melton Society and Lakeview latest

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Weather conditions made angling difficult for Asfordby and Melton Society of Anglers’ latest match at Asfordby Carp Pools on Sunday.

The lake was partially frozen over and the water very clear, but Ray Fessey managed to tempt four carp, fishing the straight lead with bread flake, to win with 16lb 12oz.

Runner-up Rod Hubberd used identical tactics, landing two carp to weigh in 11lb 4oz, while Mick West finished in third spot with a carp and chub for 6lb 5oz.

The Society’s next match is on Sunday, February 15.

* A healthy turnout of 34 fished the latest Lakeview Open match on the reef and marina pools last weekend.

Chris Neal (Rutlander) was the clear winner with 59lb 13oz from peg 25 on reef, and runner-up Bob Greenbury (Sensas) also finished well ahead of third place with 41lb 8oz from the reef’s peg one.

The pool provided all of the top four spots with Brian Greenbury (Sensas) third from peg seven with 28lb 12oz, and Jason Sahall (LV Select) fourth with 25lb 8oz from peg 14.

The next four places all went to marina pool anglers with Steve Beckhurst (LV Select) fifth with 21lb 5oz from peg 24 and Andy Searle (Middy) in sixth from peg 20 with 17lb 5oz. Newcomer Nigel Shipman was seventh with 16lb 12oz from peg 14, and Martin Thackery (Woodhouse AC) fished peg 25 to take eighth place with 15lb 12oz.